Language Isolates

Author: Lyle Campbell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317610915
Release Date: 2017-10-03
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Isolates explores this fascinating group of languages that surprisingly comprise a third of the world’s languages. Individual chapters written by experts on these languages examine the world's major language isolates and language isolates by geographic regions, with up-to-date descriptions of many, including previously unrecorded language isolates. Each language isolate represents a unique lineage and a unique window on what is possible in human language, making this an essential volume for anyone interested in understanding the diversity of languages and the very nature of human language. Language Isolates is key reading for professionals and students in linguistics and anthropology.

Language Isolates

Author: Stefan Georg
Publisher:
ISBN: 0415827345
Release Date: 2014-10-15
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This new four-volume collection from Routledge brings together the major works of scholarship concerned with the 'language isolates' of the world. 'Isolated' languages are languages without any known relatives, languages which are not demonstrably part of any 'language family', with Etruscan, Basque, and Ainu being arguably some of the best-known examples of such 'linguistic orphans'. The language-specific materials collected here are arranged geographically, and each language-chapter is preceded by a short introduction to the linguistic situation of the language(es) involved and, if not given in anthologized works themselves, to the current state of research and past and present scholarly debates. The volumes are preceded by a problem-oriented general introduction, which deals with the basic concepts and methodological principles of language classification, the present state and the nature of ongoing controversies, an epistemiological typology of language families, and, in the light of this, a theoretical justification of the concept of isolates as well as the choice of languages covered in the volumes. Some of the gathered works are general introductions to their object language (in terms of sociolinguistics, attestation, documentation, history of scholarship, guides to published studies, overviews of linguistic characteristics), others highlight and discuss particularly salient and interesting typological characteristics of an isolate (some of them are breakthrough studies for the understanding of a particular language), and others focus on the very status of the language under discussion as an isolate in the first place. Some isolated languages are still very much alive; at least one of them, Korean, is a major national language. The majority of the languages and small families covered here are endangered, and some will certainly cease to be used during the coming decades. Thus, isolated languages are particularly interesting objects for students of language endangerment, but they are also prime research objects for linguistic descriptionists, for, when they are gone, not only will another of the 6,000 or so human languages have disappeared, but, in those cases, whole linguistic lineages (and their ways of coping with the world) will be gone forever.

Sehen

Author: John Berger
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104038193
Release Date: 2016-10-27
Genre: Fiction

Das erfolgreichste Buch zur Kunst der letzten fünfzig Jahre - jetzt neu auflegt im FISCHER Taschenbuch! Mit seinem legendären Buch ›Sehen. Das Bild der Welt in der Bilderwelt‹ lehrte John Berger uns Anfang der 1970er Jahre, Bilder neu zu sehen. Er analysiert Gemälde nicht isoliert in einer Welt von musealer Ewigkeit, sondern als Gebrauchsmuster der modernen Gesellschaft, die vor allem den weiblichen Körper zur Reklame benutzt. John Berger, der große europäische Erzähler und Essayist, feiert im November 2016 seinen 90. Geburtstag. Seine Essays zu Kunst und Fotografie sind aus der Ästhetik des 20. Jahrhunderts nicht mehr wegzudenken. Meisterhaft finden seine Erzählungen und Romane eine sinnliche Antwort auf die Frage, wie wir heute leben. »Es gibt niemals genug von John Berger!« Tilda Swinton

The Munda Languages

Author: Gregory D.S. Anderson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317828860
Release Date: 2015-04-08
Genre: Foreign Language Study

The Munda group of languages of the Austroasiatic family are spoken within central and eastern India by almost ten million people. To date, they are the least well-known and least documented languages of the Indian subcontinent. This unprecedented and original work draws together a distinguished group of international experts in the field of Munda language research and presents current assessments of a wide range of typological and comparative-historical issues, providing agendas for future research. Representing the current state of Munda Linguistics, this volume provides detailed descriptions of almost all of the languages in the family, in addition to a brief chapter discussing the enigmatic Nihali language.

Die feinen Unterschiede

Author: Pierre Bourdieu
Publisher:
ISBN: 3518576259
Release Date: 1982-01
Genre: Aesthetics, French

Die Analyse des kulturellen Konsums ist für alle von Interesse, die geneigt sind, ihre eigenen, meist als selbstverständlich aufgefassten kulturellen Vorlieben und Praktiken zu prüfen. Der Reiz und das Verdienst des Buches liegen darin, dass der Autor immer im Kontakt zum konkreten Alltag bleibt. Die Lektüre der Feinen Unterschiede wird ein spannender Selbsterfahrungsprozess.

Die ketische Sprache

Author: Heinrich Werner
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
ISBN: 3447039086
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Ket language


Die Khoe Sprachen

Author: Rainer Vossen
Publisher:
ISBN: IND:30000054048131
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Khoisan languages


Die Sandawe

Author: Otto Dempwolff
Publisher:
ISBN: PRNC:32101061115232
Release Date: 1916
Genre: Sandawe (African people)


Soziologie und Anthropologie

Author: Marcel Mauss
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 353117150X
Release Date: 2010-06-11
Genre: Social Science

Die in dieser zweibändigen Ausgabe zusammengefassten Aufsätze von Marcel Mauss haben nicht nur in der Soziologie zahlreiche Arbeiten maßgeblich beeinflusst. Der lange im Schatten seines Onkels Emile Durkheim stehende französische Sozialwissenschaftler ist heute weltweit so aktuell wie noch nie zuvor.

Mina

Author: David Almond
Publisher:
ISBN: 3473524905
Release Date: 2013
Genre: