Download E-books Typological Studies in Negation PDF

By Peter Kahrel (Ed.), René van den Berg (Ed.)

This number of articles deals descriptions of the negation method in sixteen languages. As no longer a lot is understood approximately negation structures in non-European languages, the 1st target of the amount is to supply facts on quite a few features on negation; for all articles those info have been amassed at the foundation of an analogous questionnaire. such a lot paintings in this topic offers with syntactic facets of negation; this quantity makes an attempt to incorporate pragmatic and semantic matters to boot, resembling the expression of adverse indefinites, interplay of negation and quantifiers, the scope of negation, and the alternative of a specific kind of negation in instances the place there are numerous how one can exhibit this. For a few less-known languages descriptions delivering a wealth of knowledge are provided right here, and within the articles approximately well-studied languages, new facts and analyses of extra complex concerns are provided.

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Download E-books Drought, Death, and the Sun in Ugarit and Ancient Israel: A Philological and Comparative Study (Coniectanea Biblica Old Testament Series - Cbots) by Ola Wikander (2014-07-31) PDF

By Ola Wikander

The objective of Wikander's learn is to clarify the interconnected motifs of drought and demise within the Bronze Age cuneiform alphabetic texts from Ugarit in Syria and the survival of those motifs as they seem on this planet and textual content of the Hebrew Bible.

The solar and its warmth are of the main common symbols identified to humanity; the sunlight could be a giver of existence, yet its scorching, hot rays can be linked to drought and the forces of destruction. The Ugaritic texts painting the solar goddess, Shapshu, because the sender of negative drought; she manifests the rule of thumb of the god of dying via her burning rays. The day-by-day passage of the solar under the horizon additionally connects her with the land of the useless, and this concept is conflated with that of the harmful drought-sun into similar to a “sun of death.†Wikander discusses the philology of those passages (especially within the Baal Cycle) and follows the motif of sunlight drought and its connections with the netherworld into the literature of historic Israel, noting alterations of the motif whilst prompted through the emerging prominence of YHWH.

In the Hebrew Bible, the examine strains terminology that refers back to the historical motifs of drought, dying, and the sunlight in texts reminiscent of 1 Kings 17-18, Jeremiah 14, Hosea thirteen, and Malachi three, in addition to passages from the Psalms, utilizing either linguistic and religio-historical equipment. The modifications of those motifs point out adjustments that Israelite faith went via because it received its personal id inside of a better Northwest Semitic context.

The dissertation on which this paintings is predicated has been presented prizes by way of The Royal Swedish Academy of Lettersâ€"History and Antiquities and the Royal Society of Letters at Lund.

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Download E-books The Verbal System of the Dead Sea Scrolls: Tense, Aspect, and Modality in Qumran Hebrew Texts (Studia Semitica Neerlandica) by Ken M Penner (2015-08-07) PDF

By Ken M Penner

Within the Verbal procedure of the lifeless Sea Scrolls Ken M. Penner determines even if Qumran Hebrew finite verbs are basically temporal, aspectual, or modal.
Standard grammars declare Hebrew was once aspect-prominent within the Bible, and tense-prominent within the Mishnah. however the semantic worth of the verb types within the intervening interval within which the useless Sea Scrolls have been written has remained controversial.
Penner solutions the query of Qumran Hebrew verb shape semantics utilizing an empirical approach: a database calculating the correlation among each one shape and every functionality, constructing that the traditional author’s choice of verb shape is decided now not via element, yet through demanding or modality. Penner then applies those findings to arguable interpretations of 3 Qumran texts.

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Download E-books A course in spoken Tamazight;: Berber dialects of Ayt Ayache and Ayt Seghrouchen ([Center for Near Eastern and North African Studies, University of Michigan. Publication]) PDF

By Ernest T Abdel-Massih

This article is for college students drawn to studying one or either dialects (Ayt Ayache and Ayt Seghrouchen) of heart Atlas Berber (Tamazight). the amount is in 4 elements, together with devices on phonology, texts facing way of life of audio system of Tamazight and lexicons of the 2 dialects. The publication is designed for use at the side of A Reference Grammar of Tamazight.

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Download E-books Historische Jiddische Semantik: Die Bibelubersetzungssprache ALS Faktor Der Auseinanderentwicklung Des Jiddischen Und Des Deutschen Wortschatzes (German Edition) PDF

By Erika Timm

Die Sprache der jiddischen Bibelübersetzungstradition ist seit etwa 1400 in reichlichstem Maße durch Handschriften, seit etwa 1535 auch durch Drucke belegt. Ihren Hauptsitz im Leben hat sie im Chejder, der jüdischen Elementarschule. Der Beitrag dieser Übersetzungssprache zur jiddischen Gemeinsprache wurde bisher eklatant unterschätzt. Die Studie erfasst (1) an Hand der ersten hebräisch-jiddischen Bibelkonkordanz (um 1535) möglichst viele Elemente der Chejdersprache als diskrepant zur standarddeutschen Entwicklung und erklärt sie (2) aus dem hebräischen Urtext. Sie erweist sie (3) auf dem Weg durch die Bibelglossare und -übersetzungen als feste Bestandteile der culture und dokumentiert (4) ihr Einströmen in die jiddische Gemeinsprache bis hin zum Standardjiddischen. Ausgewertet wurden rund a hundred and twenty Texte vom Ende des 14. bis zum 18. Jahrhundert.

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Download E-books Balkan Syntax and Semantics (Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today) PDF

The ebook offers with a few syntactic and semantic facets of the shared Balkan Sprachbund homes. In a complete introductory bankruptcy, Tomić bargains an summary of the Balkan Sprachbund homes. Sobolev, showing the areal distribution of sixty five houses, argues for dialect cartography. Friedman, at the instance of the evidentials, argues for typologically knowledgeable areal rationalization of the Balkan houses. the opposite contributions learn particular phenomena: polidefinite DPs in Greek and Aromanian (Campos and Stavrou), Balkan buildings during which datives mix with impersonal clitics or non-active morphology (Rivero), Balkan optatives (Ammann and Auwera), significant strength within the Balkan languages (Isac and Jakab), clitic placement in Greek imperatives (Bošković), targeted ingredients in Romanian and Bulgarian (Hill), artificial and analytic tenses in Romanian (D'Hulst, Coene and Avram), "purpose-like" amendment in a few Balkan languages (Bužarovska), Balkan modal existential “wh”-constructions (Grosu), baby and grownup techniques in analyzing empty matters in Serbian/Croatian (Stojanović and Marelj), conditional sentences in Judeo-Spanish (Montoliu and Auwera).

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Download E-books At the Same Time... (Studies on Language Acquisition) PDF

The research endeavors a close and systematic category of linguistic simultaneity expressions. additional, it goals at a good defined survey of the way simultaneity is expressed via local audio system of their personal language. at the foundation of actual creation facts the ebook solutions the questions of ways local audio system exhibit temporal simultaneity quite often, and the way inexperienced persons at various degrees of talent take care of this case less than experimental try out stipulations. moreover, the result of this examine shed new gentle on our realizing of point often, and on its acquisition via grownup freshmen.

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