Split Possession

Autor: Thomas Stolz
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027290369
File Size: 51,52 MB
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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.

Modern Welsh A Comprehensive Grammar

Autor: Gareth King
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134872305
File Size: 22,98 MB
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An accessible and comp guide to the Welsh language as it is spoken today. The book is organised to enable a thorough understanding of Welsh grammar and is an ideal reference source for both the user and learner of Welsh.

Colloquial Welsh

Autor: Gareth King
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134043996
File Size: 49,64 MB
Format: PDF
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Colloquial Welsh provides a step-by-step course in Welsh as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Welsh in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Key features include: • progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills • structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar • an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises • realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios • useful vocabulary lists throughout the text • additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary and bilingual glossaries Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Welsh will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Welsh. Course components: The complete course comprises the book and audio materials. These are available to purchase separately in paperback, ebook, CD and MP3 format. The paperback and CDs can also be purchased together in the great-value Colloquials pack. Paperback: 978-0-415-46113-9 (please note this does not include the audio) CDs : 978-0-415-46128-3 eBook: 978-0-203-42701-9 (please note this does not include the audio, available to purchase from http://ebookstore.tandf.co.uk/audio_viewbooks.aspx) MP3s: 978-0-415-47056-8 (available to purchase from http://ebookstore.tandf.co.uk/audio_viewbooks.aspx) Pack : 978-0-415-46127-6 (paperback and CDs)

Act One Wales

Autor: Phil Clark
Publisher: Seren Books/Poetry Wales PressLtd
ISBN: 9781854111524
File Size: 38,93 MB
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This substantial collection of one act plays from Wales charts the rise of Welsh Drama from the 1950s to the present.