Living with a Dead Language

Living with a Dead Language
Author: Ann Patty
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-06-14
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781101980248

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“A delightful mix of grammar and growth, words and wonder.” – The Washington Post An entertaining exploration of the richness and relevance of the Latin language and literature, and an inspiring account of finding renewed purpose through learning something new and challenging After thirty-five years as a book editor in New York City, Ann Patty stopped working and moved to the country. Bored, aimless, and lost in the woods, she hoped to challenge her restless, word-loving brain by beginning a serious study of Latin at local colleges. As she begins to make sense of Latin grammar and syntax, her studies open unexpected windows into her own life. The louche poetry of Catullus calls up her early days in 1970s New York, Lucretius elucidates her intractable drivenness and her attraction to Buddhism, while Ovid’s verse conjures a delightful dimension to the flora and fauna that surround her. Women in Roman history, and an ancient tomb inscription give her new understanding and empathy for her tragic, long deceased mother. Finally, Virgil reconciles her to her new life—no longer an urban exile, but a rustic scholar, writer and teacher. Along the way, she meets an impassioned cast of characters: professors, students and classicists outside of academia who keep Latin very much alive. Written with humor, heart, and an infectious enthusiasm for words, Patty’s book is an object lesson in how learning and literature can transform the past and lead to an unexpected future.

The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying

The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying
Author: Sogyal Rinpoche
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2012-02-29
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 9781448116959

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25th Anniversary Edition Over 3 Million Copies Sold 'I couldn't give this book a higher recommendation' BILLY CONNOLLY Written by the Buddhist meditation master and popular international speaker Sogyal Rinpoche, this highly acclaimed book clarifies the majestic vision of life and death that underlies the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. It includes not only a lucid, inspiring and complete introduction to the practice of meditation, but also advice on how to care for the dying with love and compassion, and how to bring them help of a spiritual kind. But there is much more besides in this classic work, which was written to inspire all who read it to begin the journey to enlightenment and so become 'servants of peace'.

The Lake of Dead Languages

The Lake of Dead Languages
Author: Carol Goodman
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2005-12-27
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780345490919

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“A gothic and elegant page-turner.”—The Boston Globe Twenty years ago, Jane Hudson fled the Heart Lake School for Girls in the Adirondacks after a terrible tragedy. The week before her graduation, in that sheltered wonderland, three lives were taken, all victims of suicide. Only Jane was left to carry the burden of a mystery that has stayed hidden in the depths of Heart Lake for more than two decades. Now Jane has returned to the school as a Latin teacher, recently separated and hoping to make a fresh start with her young daughter. But ominous messages from the past dredge up forgotten memories. And young, troubled girls are beginning to die again–as piece by piece the shattering truth slowly floats to the surface. . . .

Living Dead in Dallas

Living Dead in Dallas
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2002
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780441009237

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When a vampire enlists the aid of cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse to use her telepathic talents to find a missing vampire in Dallas, she agrees to the deal if the vampires promise to behave and to let the humans go unharmed. Original.

Language Death

Language Death
Author: David Crystal
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2014-11-06
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781107431812

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A thorough review of the worldwide problem of language endangerment and death.

Language Death

Language Death
Author: Nancy C. Dorian
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-11-11
Genre: Foreign Language Study
ISBN: 9781512815580

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Lectures on the Science of Language

Lectures on the Science of Language
Author: Max Muller
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2020-08-05
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9783752414165

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Reproduction of the original: Lectures on the Science of Language by Max Muller

The Oxford Handbook of Lexicography

The Oxford Handbook of Lexicography
Author: Philip Durkin
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 698
Release: 2016
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9780199691630

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This volume provides concise, authoritative accounts of the approaches and methodologies of modern lexicography and of the aims and qualities of its end products. Leading scholars and professional lexicographers, from all over the world and representing all the main traditions and perspectives, assess the state of the art in every aspect of research and practice. The book is divided into four parts, reflecting the main types of lexicography. Part I looks at synchronic dictionaries - those for the general public, monolingual dictionaries for second-language learners, and bilingual dictionaries. Part II and III are devoted to the distinctive methodologies and concerns of historical dictionaries and specialist dictionaries respectively, while chapters in Part IV examine specific topics such as description and prescription; the representation of pronunciation; and the practicalities of dictionary production. The book ends with a chronology of major events in the history of lexicography. It will be a valuable resource for students, scholars, and practitioners in the field.

Multilingual Metal Music

Multilingual Metal Music
Author: Amanda DiGioia
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2020-12-18
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9781839099489

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This multi-disciplinary book explores the textual analysis of heavy metal lyrics written in languages other than English including Japanese, Yiddish, Latin, Russian, Hungarian, Austrian German, and Norwegian. Topics covered include national and minority identity, politics, wordplay, parody, local/global, intertextuality, and adaptation.

Linguistics and New Testament Greek

Linguistics and New Testament Greek
Author: David Alan Black,Benjamin L. Merkle
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-10-27
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781493426928

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This work offers students the most current discussion of the major issues in Greek and linguistics by leading authorities in the field. Featuring an all-star lineup of New Testament Greek scholars--including Stanley Porter, Constantine Campbell, Stephen Levinsohn, Jonathan Pennington, and Robert Plummer--it examines the latest advancements in New Testament Greek linguistics, making it an ideal intermediate supplemental Greek textbook. Chapters cover key topics such as verbal aspect, the perfect tense, deponency and the middle voice, discourse analysis, word order, and pronunciation.

The Living Age

The Living Age
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1874
Genre: Literature
ISBN: CORNELL:31924079600890

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How Dead Languages Work

How Dead Languages Work
Author: Coulter H. George
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-04-05
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780192594143

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What could Greek poets or Roman historians say in their own language that would be lost in translation? After all, different languages have different personalities, and this is especially clear with languages of the ancient and medieval world. This volume celebrates six such languages - Ancient Greek, Latin, Old English, Sanskrit, Old Irish, and Biblical Hebrew - by first introducing readers to their most distinctive features, then showing how these linguistic traits play out in short excerpts from actual ancient texts. It explores, for instance, how Homer's Greek shows signs of oral composition, how Horace achieves striking poetic effects through interlaced word order in his Latin, and how the poet of Beowulf attains remarkable intensity of expression through the resources of Old English. But these are languages that have shared connections as well. Readers will see how the Sanskrit of the Rig Veda uses words that come from roots found also in English, how turns of phrase characteristic of the Hebrew Bible found their way into English, and that even as unusual a language as Old Irish still builds on common Indo-European linguistic patterns. Very few people have the opportunity to learn these languages, and they can often seem mysterious and inaccessible: drawing on a lucid and engaging writing style and with the aid of clear English translations throughout, this book aims to give all readers, whether scholars, students, or interested novices, an aesthetic appreciation of just how rich and varied they are.

The Practical Study of Languages

The Practical Study of Languages
Author: Henry Sweet
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 280
Release: 1899
Genre: Language and languages
ISBN: UOM:39015010224460

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We Are What We Mourn

We Are What We Mourn
Author: Priscila Uppal
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2009
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780773534568

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In We Are What We Mourn Priscila Uppal examines why and how the work of mourning has drastically changed in the latter half of the twentieth century, focusing on the strong pattern in contemporary English-Canadian elegy that emphasizes connection rather than separation between the living and the dead. Uppal offers a penetrating reading of Canadian elegies that radically challenges English and American elegy traditions as well as long-standing psychological models for successful mourning. She sets up useful categories for elegy study - parental elegies, elegies for places, and elegies for cultural losses and displacements - and suggests where elegy and mourning studies might be headed post 9/11.

An Introduction to Language

An Introduction to Language
Author: Kirk Hazen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2014-08-25
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9780470658963

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"An Introduction to Language" helps shape readers' understanding of what language "is," how it "works," and why it is both elegantly complex and yet essential to who we are. Presenting a scientific approach to language-in-use - investigated through wide-ranging examples from Old English to contemporary pop culture - it invites students to consider what qualities of language comprise everyday communication skills, be they sounds, words, phrases, or conversation. Providing an introductory tour of language variation, Hazen deconstructs the idea of 'right' and 'wrong' English, and explores the narrow interpretations society places on language. Each chapter features exercises that help students engage with key concepts and directly observe the patterns that are part of all human language, its social nuances, and inherent variation. Ideal for those coming to the subject for the first time, "An Introduction to Language" offers an engaging tour through the rich texture of language, and the ways in which we use and understand it today.