Release on 2016-01-29 | by Taro Kageyama,Hideki Kishimoto
Author: Taro Kageyama,Hideki Kishimoto
Pubpsher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Category: Foreign Language Study
This volume presents a comprehensive survey of the lexicon and word formation processes in contemporary Japanese, with particular emphasis on their typologically characteristic features and their interactions with syntax and semantics. Through contacts with a variety of languages over more than two thousand years of history, Japanese has developed a complex vocabulary system that is composed of four lexical strata: (i) native Japanese, (ii) mimetic, (iii) Sino-Japanese, and (iv) foreign (especially English). This hybrid composition of the lexicon, coupled with the agglutinative character of the language by which morphology is closely associated with syntax, gives rise to theoretically intriguing interactions with word formation processes that are not easily found with inflectional, isolate, or polysynthetic types of languages.
Metaphor familiarizes things strange with things familiar to enrich old things with things newly made familiar. Thus metaphor is an effective intercultural highway without shared thinking-way, for each culture is a specific thinking-way. This volume shows such intercultural communication.
Yolngu art as a communication system encoding meaning as form; relation of art to the systems of clan organisation and restricted (secret) knowledge; contact history and social contexts of art production; iconography of clan paintings; response to the art market; social organisation rights to land and law; marriage and kinship; rights to paintings; knowledge system - structure, inclusiveness, power, secrecy; role of paintings in ceremonies - burial rituals; range of meanings associated with paintings - examples used in ceremonies associated with the Wawilak Sisters and ancestral shark images; graphic components of painting - figurative and geometric, clan designs; chronological change - the Donald Thomson Collection, past and contemporary categories of painting, commercial art; iconographic analysis of Manggalili clan paintings; relation of events in painting to Yolngu cosmology - creative powers , life and death, male and female dualities.
Tackling theoretical approaches including Construction Grammar and the Minimalist Program, this volume focuses on processes and phenomena. Each chapter covers the main concepts through example data, before discussing the pros and cons of the approach. Topics covered include: units, inflection, derivation, compounding, the Lexical Integrity Hypothesis and the interfaces of morphology with phonology and semantics. Taking your understanding of the form and meaning of words to the next level, this book is ideal for linguistics students interested in learning more about morphology.Key Features* Discusses variety of theories* Exercises and further reading in each chapter
The activities in How to Dazzle at Reading will help pupils to: understand and use a variety of decoding techniques; discriminate between sounds in words; learn letters and letter combinations; and read words by sounding out and blending the sounds. The pupils practise: identifing the sounds they hear at the start and end of specified words; the sounds of short and long vowels; identifing which words have a short 'oo' and which words have a long 'oo'; identifing words which rhyme with a specified word; filling in gaps in sentences and paragraphs; changing the meaning of a word by changing its 'end' sound; splitting up compound words into their components; and scanning texts.
Release on 2009-09-23 | by Ed Bott,Carl Siechert,Craig Stinson
Author: Ed Bott,Carl Siechert,Craig Stinson
Pubpsher: Pearson Education
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