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  • Download E-books Asymmetries in the Phonology of Miogliola (Text, Translation, Computational Processing) PDF

    By Mirco Ghini

    Drawing on a twin services of infrequent depth, Mirco Ghini's e-book is an immense contribution to either Romance dialectology and phonological thought. It supplies a finished account of the segmental and metrical phonology of the Ligurian dialect of the village of Miogliola, North-west Italy. in keeping with the author's personal fieldwork, it's the first in-depth research of this quarter, additionally tracing its improvement from Latin. function project, underspecification, and volume alternations are such a lot fashionable one of the common theoretical concerns on which the details of Miogliola phonology, meticuously analysed, are delivered to endure with attractiveness and strength.
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  • Download E-books The Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels (Star Wars) PDF

    By Bill Smith

    "THAT'S NO MOON! it is a area STATION."
    But it wasn't simply any house station--it was once the main recognized conflict station in motion picture background, the loss of life big name, only one of the handfuls of high-tech marvels which are present in the films, the books, the comics, the video games, and all over the place the big name Wars epic keeps.
    STAR WARS(c): the basic advisor TO autos AND VESSELS
    * gains unique info at the most crucial spaceships, automobiles, and
    battle machines within the megastar Wars universe.
    * Describes the advance and old significance of every vehicle.
    * comprises distinct illustrations with each one access for fast visible reference.
    * Brings you recent at the most up-to-date starcraft know-how utilized by the hot
    Republic, its allies, and its enemies.
    THESE ARE THE SHIPS USED TO commute, discover, AND overcome THE size AND BREADTH OF THE superstar WARS GALAXY.
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  • Download E-books Webster's Kashmiri - English Thesaurus Dictionary PDF

    When you are studying Kashmiri, this ebook was once no longer created for you, and also you will not be buy it. It used to be created for thoroughly fluent mother-tongue audio system of Kashmiri who already comprehend the whole which means of Kashmiri phrases, yet who have to learn the way a unmarried English translation of a Kashmiri notice could have ambiguous meanings within the English language. it's designed for bi-lingual schooling for the non-English reader who desires to enhance English-language try ratings overlaying English synonyms. Synonyms might endure no courting to a translation note (e.g. “love” can represent either an emotion and a ranking of 0 in tennis; 0, whereas being a synonym of affection, might be a nasty translation to the unique Kashmiri headword). this can be a average English word list, like Roget’s, however the entries are looked after alphabetically utilizing headwords from Kashmiri. It can't be used to translate among the 2 languages, yet can help a fluent speaker of Kashmiri who's studying uncomplicated English, to benefit the ambiguities of the English language and its vocabulary. The synonyms for every headword aren't translations; Kashmiri phrases are used to facilitate “looking up” English synonyms. ahead of buy, educators and scholars should still evaluation the contents of this special kind of glossary that's loose to view on Google books, or utilizing Amazon’s “look inside of” functionality. Public area translations used have been contributed to Webster’s on-line Dictionary and feature originated from uncited volunteers, local audio system, specialist translators, box linguists and lecturers (not by way of the editor of the thesaurus). if you want quotation for any translations, make feedback, observe blunders, or give a contribution in the other means, please e mail Philip M. Parker at INSEAD, who will periodically replace this sequence. copy rights are granted to educators.
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  • Download E-books Dictionary of American Regional English, Volume VI: Contrastive Maps, Index to Entry Labels, Questionnaire, and Fieldwork Data PDF

    This significant other quantity to the Dictionary of yank local English tremendously complements readers' use of the 5 volumes of DARE textual content. those that are looking to examine the neighborhood synonyms for a country, or a submarine sandwich, or that strip of grass among the sidewalk and the road can seek in the course of the 5 volumes and evaluate the distributional maps. Or, with this quantity, they could open to a web page with all these maps displayed aspect by means of part. not just is it a unprecedented instructing device, it's also a browser's delight.

    The person who desires to recognize what phrases symbolize a given kingdom or zone is additionally in success. The Index to the 5 volumes not just solutions that query but in addition satisfies the reader's interest approximately phrases that experience come into English from different languages, and phrases that fluctuate with the audio system' age, intercourse, race, schooling, and group type.

    And those that easily like to discover the diversity and ingenuity of yank expression may be seduced through the lists of solutions to the DARE fieldwork questions. dirt balls less than the mattress? american citizens have a minimum of 176 names for them. Names for a heavy rainstorm? There are greater than two hundred, together with the fanciful frog-strangler, goose-drownder, lightwood-knot floater, and trash-mover. greater than four hundred questions and all in their solutions are integrated during this treasure trove of yank linguistic creativity.

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  • Download E-books Better Than Great: A Plentidinous Compendium of Wallopingly Fresh Superlatives PDF

    By Arthur Plotnik

    A veritable "tko of terminology," Better Than Great is the basic advisor for describing the intense -- the must-have reference for a person wishing to upward thrust above drained superlatives.

    Deft compliment encourages others to think as we do, proportion our enthusiasms. It rewards deserving gadgets of admiration. It persuades humans to take definite activities. It sells things.

    Sadly, during this "age of awesome," our phrases and words of acclaim are exhausted, all yet impotent. on the other hand, we discover ourselves defaulting to such routine offerings as "good," "great," and "terrific," or inventory synonyms that tumble out of a thesaurus -- "superb," "marvelous," "outstanding," and so forth. The piling on of intensifers akin to "totally" simply makes concerns worse, whereas destructive modifiers ("incredible," "unreal") render our universal parlance approximately tragic. until eventually now.

    Not to mince phrases, wunderkind of word-wonks Arthur Plotnik is proffering a well-knit wellspring of important and wondrous phrases to rescue our worn-down utilization. Plotnik is either hella AND hecka as much as the duty of rescuing the English superlative, supplying readers the chance never to be confused of compliment and acclamation!
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  • Download E-books Australian Languages: Classification and the comparative method (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory) PDF

    By Claire Bowern

    This ebook addresses debatable matters within the program of the comparative way to the languages of Australia that have lately come to foreign prominence. Are those languages ‘different’ in ways in which problem the basic assumptions of old linguistics? Can subgrouping be effectively undertaken utilizing the Comparative procedure? Is the genetic build of a far-flung ‘Pama-Nyungan’ language relatives supportable by way of vintage tools of reconstruction? opposite to more and more demonstrated perspectives of the Australian scene, this publication makes an immense contribution to the demonstration that conventional tools can certainly be utilized to those languages. those stories, brought by means of chapters on subgrouping method and the historical past of Australian linguistic category, conscientiously follow the comparative approach to setting up subgroups between Australian languages and justifying the phonology of Proto-Pama-Nyungan. person chapters can profitably be learn both for his or her contribution to Australian linguistic prehistory or as case reviews within the program of the comparative process.
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