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La raison morphologique

Ce recueil se compose de treize articles centrés sur la morphologie ou le lexique. Ses auteurs ont tous entretenu des relations de travail avec Danielle Corbin et la plupart sont des linguistes reconnus en morphologie. Au-delà de la diversité des approches, l’originalité de l’ouvrage tient au fait qu’il rassemble des contributions qui mettent en lumière des données nouvelles concernant plusieurs phénomènes peu ou pas décrits auparava...

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French Grammar in Context, 4 edition

Taking authentic texts from a variety of sources, this book uses those sources as a starting point for the illustration and explanation of key areas of French grammar. It includes a range of exercises, many of them text-based. The book is aimed at intermediate and advanced students, for both individual and tutor-led study.

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The Worlds Of Farscape: Essays On The Groundbreaking Television Series

Reversing a common science fiction cliche, Farscape follows the adventures of the human astronaut John Crichton after he is shot through a wormhole into another part of the universe. Here Crichton is the only human being, going from being a member of the most intelligent species on our planet to being frequently considered mentally deficient by the beings he encounters in his new environment. Crichton befriends a group of beings from...

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A Complete French Grammar for Reference and Practice

This comprehensive manual thoroughly covers every aspect of French grammar, from the basic to the most advanced level, and illustrates the grammatical structures with useful, practical and interesting examples. Up-to-date language and usage both on the formal and on the informal level is paired with cultural information about France, making the study of grammar a pleasant experience. The book offers its users clear and detailed expla...

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An Investigation of Various Linguistic Changes in Chinese and Naxi

The comparative analysis of historical linguistics focuses on reconstructing ancient patterns based on diachronic records and typological data from several languages or dialects in a language group. The ultimate aim of the comparative reconstruction which requires significant cross-linguistic observation and theoretical reasoning is to demonstrate the historical process of language changes. This book considers the diachronic developm...

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Modern Written Arabic: A Comprehensive Grammar

Modern Written Arabic is a complete reference guide to the grammar of modern written Arabic. The Grammar presents an accessible and systematic description of the language, focusing on real patterns of use in contemporary written Arabic, from street signs to literature. Examples are drawn from authentic texts, both literary and journalistic, published since 1990. This comprehensive work is an invaluable resource for intermediate and a...

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Dirty Japanese: Everyday Slang from “What’s Up?” to “F*%# Off!”

GET D!RTYNext time you re traveling or just chattin in Japanese with your friends, drop the textbook formality and bust out with expressions they never teach you in school, including: Cool slang Funny insults Explicit sex terms Raw swear words "Dirty Japanese" teaches the casual expressions heard every day on the streets of Japan: What's up?Ossu? How's it hanging?Choshi doyo? I'm smashed.Beron beron ni nattekita. I love ginormous tit...

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Introducing Language Typology

Language typology identifies similarities and differences among languages of the world. This textbook provides an introduction to the subject which assumes minimal prior knowledge of linguistics. It offers the broadest coverage of any introductory book, including sections on historical change, language acquisition, and language processing. Students will become familiar with the subject by working through numerous examples of crosslin...

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Exploring English Phonetics

Exploring English Phonetics is conceived as a meeting point of the diverse perspectives, approaches and interests of scholars working in the field of English Phonetics worldwide. The focus of the volume is on the topics in the domain of language varieties, mutual language influences, and also on issues pertaining to the research, study, and teaching of English to speakers from other language backgrounds. Authors raise a number of nov...