By Angela Beuerle
The quantity specializes in the Latin tracts produced in Paris round 1270 via the Danes Martinus and Boethius de Dacia on what's often called "modistic grammar." The contours of this "medieval linguistics" turn into transparent within the comparability with extra methods to linguistic thought - 4 tracts by way of medieval Icelandic grammarians and Saussure's "Cours de linguistique generale" as a primary paintings in glossy linguistics. The comparability then ends up in a primary epistemological mirrored image on a potential typology of theoretical constructs in linguistics.
By Willemien Otten, Karla Pollmann
This quantity investigates quite a few exegetical chances in Christian Latin poetry in the course of past due Antiquity and the center a while. within the Latin West poetry used to be customarily linked to the strong pagan culture of writers like Vergil and Ovid, and via many poetry used to be thought of to inform lies and supply mere leisure probably corrupting the soul. for this reason, Christians before everything had reservations approximately this style and believed it to be incompatible with Christian worship, literacy and highbrow job. In perform, even though, different types of particularly Christian poetry constructed from the top of the 3rd century onwards; theoretical reconciliations have been constructed round four hundred A.D. This assortment examines specimens of Christian poetry from "Juvencus" (the first biblical epicist presently after three hundred) as much as the 13th century. Its specific usefulness lies within the blend of literary idea and hermeneutics, shut readings of the texts and new readings on a legitimate philological foundation.
By Stefan Dienst
Amazonia is linguistically hugely different quarter with a number of underdocumented, usually heavily endangered languages. This paintings is a reference grammar of an Amazonian language spoken within the rainforests of Brazil and Peru. The booklet offers a finished perception into the grammatical constitution of Kulina, with a purpose to be of significant worth to linguistic typologists and anyone drawn to indigenous languages of South the USA.
By Stephen D. Rogers
"taH pagh, taH be!" ("To be or to not be..." in Klingon). "Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo." ("A celebrity shines upon the hour of our meeting," the normal Elvish greeting). "Ne dankinde." ("You're welcome," in Esperanto). Language buffs will love this exceptional dictionary of imaginary tongues. From the 19th century grammarian's Anglic (with its completely easy syntax) to Tolkien's fantastical Elvish (with its vaguely Finnish undertones), this interesting selection of the preferred made-up lexicons deals unending hours of enjoyable for note fanatics all over. Readers can grasp the unique enunciations of "Avatar's Na'vi aliens" in a single sitting - and tackle the difficult phrasings of Vulcan, Venusian, and Volapuk within the subsequent (just to call the Vs). This complete quantity additionally comprises pronunciation and punctuation courses, in addition to must-know conversational phrases for each language. With millions of phrases in additional than a hundred languages pulled from background, literature, and pa tradition, "The Dictionary of Made-Up Languages" is the correct lexicographical spouse for ordway overslays (word fanatics in Pig Latin) all over!