Author: Jordi Bruguera, Casanellas, Pere
Publisher: L'Abadia de Montserrat
Amb la publicació d'aquest volum es continua l'edició de la Bíblia del segle XIV i de nou es manifesta la riquesa lingüística i especialment lèxica d'aquesta traducció bíblica.
Author: Elvira Woodruff
Publisher: Paw Prints
Left behind in a family of super-achievers, young Andy wishes that he, too, could do something special, until a class trip to an Egyptian exhibit causes him to interact with a mummy, an encounter that leaves him with strange powers. Reprint.
Publisher: OUP Oxford
More than 69,000 words, expressions and examples More than 700 new words, phrases, and translations reflecting today's English CLIL focus - includes specialized words used in subjects such as computing, business studies, geography, and more Usage notes on grammar, culture, and difficult or confusing words and phrases. This edition contains more than 30 NEW usage notes NEW 'I can talk about...' pages focus on topic-based vocabulary building and helping students develop dictionary skills 24-page full-colour Photo Dictionary shows words in topic groups to help build vocabulary Study pages include learning tips, help with punctuation and modal verbs, and an irregular verbs table NEW communication section, with activities to develop speaking skills in real-world situations CD-ROM with pronunciation of all English headwords, a Topic Dictionary for vocabulary building, a Picture Dictionary with videos for students studying other subjects through the medium of English (CLIL), the monolingual topic-based Wordfinder dictionary, and Genie instant look-up facility
Author: E.A. West
Publisher: Pelican Ventures Book Group
Meghan Carpenter loves God, her yarn business, and her twin brother Ryan—a former marine who currently lives with her. When she agrees to let his wounded buddy live with them on her small Indiana alpaca farm, she expects an American marine. What she gets is a former Afghan interpreter who's painfully shy around women. Scarred from the war, both physically and emotionally, Basir Hamidi is grateful for a place to live. But his attraction to Meghan is a problem. With his honor destroyed by events in his homeland, and nothing to offer her but his broken, scarred self, he vows to avoid her and protect her reputation. Yet he is drawn to her with a strength that can only be God's leading. For a man who has lost everything, letting go of the past is a difficult process. When he must also redeem his honor, his only chance of success is to rely on God.
Author: Luis Gásser
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Luis Mil++n (fl. 15361561) was a lutenist, singer, composer, and poet. His collection of lute tablatures, El Maestro, published in 1536, is the first book of instrumental music known to have been printed in Spain. Luis G++sser discusses Mil++n's attention to modality, his use of meter, and the ornamentation in his songs and fantas'as, for which Mil++n provided both written-out figures and verbal instructions. Mil++n's novel El Cortesano (1561) describes performances at the Valencian court. With inferences drawn from both books, G++sser provides for present-day musicians--as Mil++n did for his contemporaries--a text on 16th-century performance practice.
Author: Noèlia Díaz Vicedo
This study focuses upon the work of the Catalan woman poet Maria-Mercè Marçal. It analyses the interaction between body and language in her first five books of poetry. Drawing on the Italian feminist thought of il pensiero della differenza sessuale, it examines the ways in which Marçal’s poetic images display her Catalan feminine subjectivity, including the function of the poet, the space of poetry and the representation of love. It also explores the potentiality of the space of poetry to reconstruct female identity and reconfigure reality. In addition, it unravels the way in which the poet uses poetry to express the love for the other whilst also extending the boundaries of the self. The central concern is to bridge the fissure between female experience and universal precepts on the art of poetry through the predominance of an embodied and natural iconography. This study presents Marçal’s poetic compositions within the international panorama of poetry and feminist studies and aims to open up new terrains of discussion in the field of language, body and writing.
Author: Andrea Tyler, Yiyoung Kim, Mari Takada
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
The volume explores key convergences between cognitive and discourse approaches to language and language learning, both first and second. The emphasis is on the role of language as it is used in everyday interaction and as it reflects everyday cognition. The contributors share a usage-based perspective on language - whether they are examining grammar or metaphor or interactional dynamics - which situates language as part of a broader range of systems which underlie the organization of social life and human thought. While sharing fundamental assumptions about language, the particulars of the areas of inquiry and emphases of those engaged in discourse analysis versus cognitive linguistics are diverse enough that, historically, many have tended to remain unaware of the interrelations among these approaches. Thus, researchers have also largely overlooked the possibilities of how work from each perspective can challenge, inform, and enrich the other. The papers in the volume make a unique contribution by more consciously searching for connections between the two broad approaches. The results are a set of dynamic, thought-provoking analyses that add considerably to our understanding of language and language learning. The papers represent a rich range of frameworks within a usage-based approach to language. Cognitive Grammar, Mental Space and Blending Theory, Construction Grammar, ethnomethodology, and interactional sociolinguistics are just some of the frameworks used by the researchers in this volume. The particular subjects of inquiry are also quite varied and include first and second language learning, signed language, syntactic phenomena, interactional regulation and dynamics, discourse markers, metaphor theory, polysemy, language processing and humor. The volume is of interests to researchers in cognitive linguistics, discourse and conversational analysis, and first and second language learning, as well as signed languages.
Author: Ken Lozito
Publisher: Acoustical Books LLC
A daring rescue resulted in one of their own being captured. A soldier desperate to prevent the enslavement of humanity. Held prisoner by a vicious alien whose race is determined to conquer the galaxy, Zack wakes to find that he is cut off from everything. Zack must figure out a way to escape his captors and a prison full of dangerous aliens to get back to his ship. Did his friends even know he was still alive? Kaylan commands the Athena, Earth’s most advanced spaceship. The crew is far from home and caught in an intergalactic war. The Boxans demand that they leave the star system, Xiiginn warships are hunting them, and the Athena is hopelessly outclassed. Kaylan must choose between leaving Zack to his fate or risk the lives of the crew for the slim chance of rescuing him. Kladomaor can’t let the Humans fall into the hands of the Xiiginns. The Boxans have been at war with the Xiiginns for years and they were losing. The Humans might be the key to their salvation, but only if he can bring them before the High Council and convince them to protect Earth. Their stealth ship is no match for the Xiiginn warships hunting them and if he can’t get the Humans to leave soon they would all be doomed. Star Alliance is the third book in an action packed space opera series. The crew of the Athena stands upon a precipice and their next action will affect Earth for generations to come. Will humanity be the next race to be enslaved?
Author: Sam Glucksberg, Matthew S. McGlone
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
This book presents the first comprehensive account of how people use and understand metaphors in everyday life. The author puts forward a new theory of metaphor comprehension and evaluates it with respect to competing theories in linguistics and psychology.
Author: F. Xavier Vila
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
Too small to be big, but also too big to be really small, medium-sized language communities (MSLCs) face their own challenges in a rapidly globalising world where multilingualism and mobility seem to be eroding the old securities that the monolingual nation states provided. The questions to be answered are numerous: What are the main areas in which the position of these languages is actually threatened? How do these societies manage their diversity (both old and new)? Has state machinery really become as irrelevant in terms of language policy as their portrayals often suggest? This book explores the responses to these and other challenges by seven relatively successful MSLCs, so that their lessons can be applied more generally to other languages striving for long term survival.
Author: Barbara Dancygier, Eve Sweetser
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This lively introduction to figurative language explains a broad range of concepts, including metaphor, metonymy, simile, and blending, and develops new tools for analyzing them. It coherently grounds the linguistic understanding of these concepts in basic cognitive mechanisms such as categorization, frames, mental spaces, and viewpoint; and it fits them into a consistent framework which is applied to cross-linguistic data and also to figurative structures in gesture and the visual arts. Comprehensive and practical, the book includes analyses of figurative uses of both word meanings and linguistic constructions. • Provides definitions of major concepts • Offers in-depth analyses of examples, exploring multiple levels of complexity • Surveys figurative structures in different discourse genres • Helps students to connect figurative usage with the conceptual underpinnings of language • Goes beyond English to explore cross-linguistic and cross-modal data
Author: Barbara Dancygier, José Sanders, Lieven Vandelanotte
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
In recent years, research in cognitive linguistics has expanded its interests to cover a variety of texts – spoken, written, or multimodal. Analytical tools such as conceptual metaphor, frame semantics, mental spaces and grammatical constructions have been productively applied in various discourse contexts. In this volume, originally published as a special issue of English Text Construction 3:2 (2010), the contributors, a mix of established and emerging authors in the field, analyse broadcast and print journalism, argumentative scientific discourse, radio lectures on music, and the main literary genres (the poetry of Szymborska and bpNichol, the drama of Shakespeare, the modernist prose of Virginia Woolf and recent fiction by John Banville). Collectively the findings suggest a need to broaden and refine the cognitive linguistic repertoire, while also uncovering new ways to interpret textual data. The book will appeal to researchers and graduate students with interests in cognitive poetics and linguistics, stylistics, pragmatics and construction grammar.