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Split Possession

Author : Thomas Stolz
ISBN : 9789027290366
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book is a functional-typological study of possession splits in European languages. It shows that genetically and structurally diverse languages such as Icelandic, Welsh, and Maltese display possessive systems which are sensitive to semantically based distinctions reminiscent of the alienability correlation. These distinctions are grammatically relevant in many European languages because they require dedicated constructions. What makes these split possessive systems interesting for the linguist is the interaction of semantic criteria with pragmatics and syntax. Neutralisation of distinctions occurs under focus. The same happens if one of the constituents of a possessive construction is syntactically heavy. These effects can be observed in the majority of the 50 sample languages. Possessive splits are strong in those languages which are outside the Standard Average European group. The bulk of the European languages do not behave much differently from those non-European languages for which possession splits are reported. The book reveals interesting new facts about European languages and possession to typologists, universals researchers, and areal linguists.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Culture Of The Europeans

Author : Donald Sassoon
ISBN : UVA:X004834288
Genre : History
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Compelling, wide-ranging, and hugely ambitious, this book offers an integrated history of the culture produced and consumed by Europeans since 1800, and follows its transformation from an elite activity to a mass market—from lending libraries to the internet, from the first public concerts to music downloads. In itself a cultural tour de force, the book covers high and low culture, readers and writers, audiences and prima donnas, Rossini and hip hop, Verdi and the Beatles, Zola and Tintin, Walter Scott and Jules Verne, the serialized novel of the 19th century as well as Dallas and Coronation Street. Included in its vast scope are fairy tales, best-sellers, crime and sci-fi, non-fiction, magazines, newspapers, comic strips, plays, opera, musicals, pop music, sound recording, films, documentaries, radio, and television. A continent-wide survey, this majestic work includes discussions of rock music under communism, Polish and Danish bestsellers, French melodramas and German cabarets, fascist and Soviet cinema. It examines the ways culture travels—how it is produced, transformed, adapted, absorbed, sold, and consumed; how it is shaped by audiences and politics, and controlled by laws and conventional morality; and why some countries excel in particular genres. It examines the anxiety and attraction felt by Europeans towards American culture, and asks to what extent European culture has become Americanized. Stylishly written, devoid of jargon, this is global non-fiction narrative at its best.
Category: History

Modern Italian Grammar

Author : Anna Proudfoot
ISBN : 9781134322886
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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This second edition of the Modern Italian Grammar: A Practical Guide is an innovative reference guide to Italian, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume.
Category: Foreign Language Study

The Art Of Games

Author : Debora Ferrari
ISBN : STANFORD:36105115358736
Genre : Art, Modern
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Category: Art, Modern

See Under Bath

Author : Raffaella Poletti
ISBN : UVA:X004644250
Genre : Architecture
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Category: Architecture

Books In Print 2009 2010

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ISBN : 0835250210
Genre : Publishers' catalogs
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Category: Publishers' catalogs