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Beginner S Icelandic

Author : Helga Hilmisdóttir
ISBN : 0781811910
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 79.89 MB
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Book & 2 CDs. A small volcanic island just south of he Arctic Circle, lceland is a place of fierce natural beauty and warmly hospitable people. Glaciers and fjords punctuate the coastline while geysers, waterfalls and hot springs dot the interior, harnessed by Icelanders to provide geothermal and hydropower energy. The island itself is composed primarily of basalt, or cooled lava. Icelandic retains ancient characteristics that today have been lost by most Western European languages. A North Germanic language related to Faroese, it is grammatically comparable to Latin or Ancient Greek, but is most closely linked to Old Norse. Written Icelandic has changed very little since the 13th century. Icelanders take the preservation of their language very seriously, and are immensely proud of the fact that the 800-year old sagas can still be read today. "Beginner's Icelandic" contains 14 lessons structured to help the student traveller gain ease and familiarity with this noble language. The dialogues follow a variety of practical situations such as shopping, transportation, discussing the weather, eating in restaurants, and renting a car or a room, while building on the grammar, vocabulary and phrases learned in previous exercises. The audio CDs follow the dialogues on the page, so that the student benefits from seeing the script while simultaneously hearing the pronunciation. A glossary of words and colloquialisms rounds out this remarkable introduction to a unique language.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Beginner S Icelandic With Online Audio

Author : Helga Hilmisdottir
ISBN : 0781814154
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 31.17 MB
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Learn Icelandic with this complete course, now with free audio download! Icelandic is a North-Germanic language spoken by over 300,000 people, mainly in Iceland where it is an official language. The language can be traced back to the Old Norse brought by settlers from Norway in the 9th and 10th centuries. Because of Iceland's isolation and remote location, the linguistic changes that occurred in other Scandinavian languages are not seen in Icelandic, which still has complicated grammar systems. Ideal for those new to Icelandic, learning at home or in the classroom, Beginner's Icelandic with Online Audio includes: Fourteen carefully-paced and practical lessons with dialogues, vocabulary, expressions, and exercises An alphabet and pronunciation guide English-Icelandic and Icelandic-English glossaries A brief introduction to Iceland's history and culture Online MP3 audio files for download featuring pronunciation by native speakers
Category: Foreign Language Study

Quantum Information And Consciousness

Author : Danko D. Georgiev
ISBN : 9781351401777
Genre : Science
File Size : 44.75 MB
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"I loved the book! This book is not just interesting, it is exciting. I have probably read every significant book in the field, and this is the strongest and most convincing one yet. It is also one of the most comprehensive in its explanations. I shall most certainly recommend the book to colleagues." –Richard G. Petty, MD "a very good introduction to the basic theory of quantum systems.... Dr. Georgiev’s book aptly prepares the reader to confront whatever might be in store later." –from the Foreword by Prof. James F. Glazebrook, Eastern Illinois University This book addresses the fascinating cross-disciplinary field of quantum information theory applied to the study of brain function. It offers a self-study guide to probe the problems of consciousness, including a concise but rigorous introduction to classical and quantum information theory, theoretical neuroscience, and philosophy of the mind. It aims to address long-standing problems related to consciousness within the framework of modern theoretical physics in a comprehensible manner that elucidates the nature of the mind-body relationship. The reader also gains an overview of methods for constructing and testing quantum informational theories of consciousness.
Category: Science

Beginner S Basque

Author : Wim Jansen
ISBN : 0781812275
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 86.10 MB
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Book and 2 audio CDs. Basque is the language spoken by the Basque people who live in the Pyrenees in North Central Spain and the adjoining region of south west France. It is also spoken by many immigrant communities around the world including the US, Venezuela, Argentina, Mexico and Colombia. It is believed to be a language isolate which means it has no known linguistic relatives.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Icelandic English English Icelandic Practical Dictionary

Author : Helga Hilmisdottir
ISBN : 0781813514
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 64.90 MB
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Icelandic is a North-Germanic language related to Norwegian, Danish and Swedish. The language can be traced back to Old Norse brought by settlers from Norway in the 9th and 10th centuries. Ideal for businesspeople, travelers, and students, this dictionary features over 18,000 word-to-word entries, including common words as well as technical, legal, business and locally-specific terms (local cities, foods, and cultural terms). Also included are guides to the Icelandic alphabet and pronunciation, as well as a usage guide which outlines the parts of speech.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Beginner S Hungarian

Author : Katalin Boros
ISBN : 0781811929
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 43.96 MB
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Book & 2 CDs. Hungarian, also known as Magyar, is a Uralic language unrelated to the other, primarily Indo-European, languages of central Europe. It has therefore always been of great interest to linguists, who trace the beginning of the Hungarian language to 1000 BC. Today it is spoken by about 9 million natives of Hungary, as well as by 4 million Hungarian speakers in 7 neighbouring countries, Canada and the US "Beginner's Hungarian" provides an introduction to conversational Hungarian for students, travellers and business people. It contains 10 clear language lessons centred around common situations, such as going through customs, checking into a hotel, dining out, accepting invitations and using local transportation. Each lesson includes dialogues, grammar points, vocabulary lists and exercises, with an emphasis on solid fundamental knowledge. The audio CDs accompanying the lessons provide correct pronunciation in easy-to-follow dialogues, with pauses for repetition by the student. The book also contains information on the culture, geography, history, politics and arts of Hungary, advice on everyday life, such as tips on doing business in Hungary, grocery shopping, getting a taxi, buying food anti navigating restaurant menus, and a glossary of words and useful phrases.
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Beginner S Ladino

Author : Alla Markova
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132292405
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 79.93 MB
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This title contains a book and 2 audio CDs. Ladino, also known as Judeo-Spanish, is the language of the Sephardic Jews. During the middle ages, the Jews who lived in the Iberian Peninsula spoke and wrote in the Romance languages of the host culture. They developed a unified dialect that was distinct from Castilian Spanish. After the expulsion of the Jews in 1492, this language became part of the 'Iberian Heritage' of the Sephardim throughout the world. Today, although the language is in danger of extinction, it is experiencing a revival.
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Beginner S Swedish

Author : Scott A. Mellor
ISBN : 0781811570
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 89.47 MB
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This introduction to the native language of Sweden features 10 lessons which are ideal for both classroom use and self-study. Each chapter includes dialogues, basic vocabulary and easy-to-follow discussions of grammar. The book also comes with exercises, cultural information and a brief comparison of Swedish and English. The two 80-minute audio CDs feature dialogue, vocabulary and sections spoken by native speakers.
Category: Foreign Language Study