Living with a Dead Language

Living with a Dead Language
Author: Ann Patty
Release: 2016-06-14
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781101980248
Language: en
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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.

Long Live Latin

Long Live Latin
Author: Nicola Gardini
Release: 2019-11-12
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780374717049
Language: en
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A lively exploration of the joys of a not-so-dead language From the acclaimed novelist and Oxford professor Nicola Gardini, a personal and passionate look at the Latin language: its history, its authors, its essential role in education, and its enduring impact on modern life—whether we call it “dead” or not. What use is Latin? It’s a question we’re often asked by those who see the language of Cicero as no more than a cumbersome heap of ruins, something to remove from the curriculum. In this sustained meditation, Gardini gives us his sincere and brilliant reply: Latin is, quite simply, the means of expression that made us—and continues to make us—who we are. In Latin, the rigorous and inventive thinker Lucretius examined the nature of our world; the poet Propertius told of love and emotion in a dizzying variety of registers; Caesar affirmed man’s capacity to shape reality through reason; Virgil composed the Aeneid, without which we’d see all of Western history in a different light. In Long Live Latin, Gardini shares his deep love for the language—enriched by his tireless intellectual curiosity—and warmly encourages us to engage with a civilization that has never ceased to exist, because it’s here with us now, whether we know it or not. Thanks to his careful guidance, even without a single lick of Latin grammar readers can discover how this language is still capable of restoring our sense of identity, with a power that only useless things can miraculously express.

The Lake of Dead Languages

The Lake of Dead Languages
Author: Carol Goodman
Release: 2005-12-27
Editor: Ballantine Books
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780345490919
Language: en
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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. . . .

How Dead Languages Work

How Dead Languages Work
Author: Coulter H. George
Release: 2020-04-05
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780192594143
Language: en
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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.

Lectures on the Science of Language

Lectures on the Science of Language
Author: Max Muller
Release: 2020-08-05
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9783752414165
Language: en
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Reproduction of the original: Lectures on the Science of Language by Max Muller

Living Dead in Dallas

Living Dead in Dallas
Author: Charlaine Harris
Release: 2002
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 262
ISBN: 9780441009237
Language: en
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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.

Living Language and Dead Reckoning

Living Language and Dead Reckoning
Author: J. Edward Chamberlin
Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 35
ISBN: 1553800370
Language: en
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Turning frequently to First Nations people, Ted Chamberlin looks at their culture and asks what it means to listen. In response, he notes that we take great pleasure in the comforts of narration, of finding our way within a story, a kind of 'dead reckoning' out at sea when the fog rolls in and we experience 'being almost lost'. Much of the essay focuses on people from around the world who have often been described as pre-literate. Chamberlin takes issue with this view and argues that such people 'read' a whole host of signs and stories, and that in understanding how this reading takes place we can understand something of our own habits of reading and listening. Whereas scholars such as McLuhan and Ong have claimed that such cultures are 'imprisoned in the present', Chamberlin points out that this is demonstrable nonsense. All cultures are both oral and written, he argues, and knowledge comes from both listening and reading. Employing his own position as a 'teller of tales' he asks whether we believe the teller or the tale, and draws attention to the importance of not only the storyteller but also the community of listeners.

Multilingual Metal Music

Multilingual Metal Music
Author: Amanda DiGioia
Release: 2020-12-18
Editor: Emerald Group Publishing
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781839099489
Language: en
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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.

The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying

The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying
Author: Sogyal Rinpoche
Release: 2012-02-29
Editor: Random House
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781448116959
Language: en
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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'.

Linguistics and New Testament Greek

Linguistics and New Testament Greek
Author: David Alan Black,Benjamin L. Merkle
Release: 2020-10-27
Editor: Baker Academic
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781493426928
Language: en
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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
Release: 1874
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: CORNELL:31924079600890
Language: en
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Language Death

Language Death
Author: David Crystal
Release: 2014-11-06
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 271
ISBN: 9781107431812
Language: en
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A thorough review of the worldwide problem of language endangerment and death.

The Practical Study of Languages

The Practical Study of Languages
Author: Henry Sweet
Release: 1899
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 280
ISBN: UOM:39015010224460
Language: en
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We Are What We Mourn

We Are What We Mourn
Author: Priscila Uppal
Release: 2009
Editor: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9780773534568
Language: en
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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
Release: 2014-08-25
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 456
ISBN: 9780470658963
Language: en
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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.

General Linguistics and the Teaching of Dead Hamito Semitic Languages

General Linguistics and the Teaching of Dead Hamito Semitic Languages
Author: Hospers
Release: 1978-12-01
Editor: BRILL
Pages: 124
ISBN: 9789004348219
Language: en
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On the Material Aids of Education being an inaugural Lecture on the occasion of the educational exhibition of 1854 etc

On the Material Aids of Education  being an inaugural Lecture on the occasion of the educational exhibition of 1854  etc
Author: William Whewell
Release: 1854
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: BL:A0023794820
Language: en
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The Episcopal See of Manchester The history of the Manchester school A history of the Chetham hospital and library with a genealogical account of the founder and the family of Chetham

The Episcopal See of Manchester  The history of the Manchester school  A history of the Chetham hospital and library  with a genealogical account of the founder and the family of Chetham
Author: Samuel Hibbert
Release: 1848
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: UIUC:30112107991454
Language: en
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History of the Foundations in Manchester of Chirst s College Chetham s Hospital and the Free Grammar School

History of the Foundations in Manchester of Chirst s College  Chetham s Hospital  and the Free Grammar School
Author: Samuel Hibbert
Release: 1848
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:555055224
Language: en
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A grammar of Mauwake

A grammar of Mauwake
Author: Liisa Berghäll
Release: 2015-10-07
Editor: Language Science Press
Pages: 516
ISBN: 9783946234272
Language: en
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This grammar provides a synchronic grammatical description of Mauwake, a Papuan Trans-New Guinea (TNG) language of about 2000 speakers on the north coast of the Madang Province in Papua New Guinea. It is the first book-length treatment of the Mauwake language and the only published grammar of the Kumil subgroup to date. Relying on other existing published and unpublished grammars, the author shows how the language is similar to, or different from, related TNG languages especially in the Madang province. The grammar gives a brief introduction to the Mauwake people, their environment and their culture. Although the book mainly covers morphology and syntax, it also includes ashort treatment of the phonological system and the orthography. The description of the grammatical units proceeds from the words/morphology to the phrases, clauses, sentence types and clause combinations. The chapter on functional domains is the only one where the organization is based on meaning/function rather than structure. The longest chapter in the book is on morphology, with verbs taking the central stage. The final chapter deals with the pragmatic functions theme, topic and focus. 13 texts by native speakers, mostly recorded and transcribed but some originally written, are included in the Appendix with morpheme-by-morpheme glosses and a free translation. The theoretical approach used is that of Basic Linguistic Theory. Language typologists and professional Papuanist linguists are naturally one target audience for the grammar. But also two other possible, and important, audiences influenced especially the style the writing: well educated Mauwake speakers interested in their language, and those other Papua New Guineans who have some basic training in linguistics and are keen to explore their own languages.