The Carthaginian North: Semitic influence on early Germanic

The Carthaginian North: Semitic influence on early Germanic PDF Author: Robert Mailhammer
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
ISBN: 9027262144
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 268

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This book presents a new and innovative theory on the origin of the Germanic languages. This theory presents solutions to four pivotal problems in the history of Germanic with critical implications for cultural history: the origin of the Germanic writing system (the Runic alphabet), the genesis of the Germanic strong verbs, the development of the Germanic word order, and etymologies for key elements of the Germanic lexicon. The book proposes that all four problems can be solved if it is hypothesized that over 2,000 years ago the ancestor of all Germanic languages, Proto-Germanic, was in intensive contact with Punic, a Semitic language from the Mediterranean. This scenario is explored by focusing on linguistic data, supported by an interdisciplinary mosaic of evidence. This book is of interest to anyone working on the linguistic and cultural history of the Germanic languages.

English on Croker Island

English on Croker Island PDF Author: Robert Mailhammer
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110707942
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 264

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Existing accounts of Australian Aboriginal English do not investigate the significant degree of variation found across the continent. This book presents the first description of English spoken on Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia, in terms of its history, linguistic features and connections to local Aboriginal languages. It demonstrates that English on Croker Island shows an extremely high degree of intra- and inter-speaker variation and embedding in a longstanding multilingual contact situation, both of which challenge existing models of variation and language contact. These results have significant ramifications for how variation is modelled, for our understanding of how postcolonial Englishes develop, as well as for the dynamics of complex contact situations. The book also puts English on Croker Island into a typological context of World Englishes by establishing a profile according to the parameters of the World Atlas of Varieties of English (WAVE). It is of interest to academics interested in Australian Aboriginal English, language contact, World Englishes and Australian Aboriginal languages.

A Creative Philosophy of Anticipation

A Creative Philosophy of Anticipation PDF Author: Jamie Brassett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1000376087
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 282

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This edited collection highlights the valuable ontological and creative insights gathered from anticipation studies, which orients itself to the future in order to recreate the present. The gathered essays engage with many writers from speculative metaphysics to poetic philosophy, ancient writing systems to the fringes of pataphysics. The book situates itself as a creative intervention in and with various thinkers, designers, artists, scientists and poets to offer insight into ways of anticipating. It brings together philosophical practices for which creativity is both a fundamental area of consideration and a mode of working, a characterization of recent Continental Philosophy which takes a departure from traditional futures studies thinking. This book will be of interest to scholars and research in futures studies, anticipation, philosophy, creative practice and theories about creative practice, as well as the intersections between philosophy, creativity and business.

Europa Vasconica - Europa Semitica

Europa Vasconica - Europa Semitica PDF Author: Theo Vennemann gen. Nierfeld
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110905701
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 999

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This book presents the theory that the linguistic and cultural landscape of Europe north of the Alps and the Pyrenees was shaped in prehistoric times by the interaction of Indo-European speakers with speakers of languages related to Basque and to Semitic. These influences on the lexicon, grammar, and toponymy of the West Indo-European languages (with special focus on Germanic) are demonstrated in German and English research papers, provided here with summaries, commentaries, and a new introduction in English, and with general and etymological indexes.

Evidence and Counter-evidence: Balto-Slavic and Indo-European linguistics

Evidence and Counter-evidence: Balto-Slavic and Indo-European linguistics PDF Author: Alexander Lubotsky
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9042024704
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
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Germania Semitica

Germania Semitica PDF Author: Theo Vennemann gen. Nierfeld
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110301091
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 763

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Germania Semitica explores prehistoric language contact in general, and attempts to identify the languages involved in shaping Germanic in particular. The book deals with a topic outside the scope of other disciplines concerned with prehistory, such as archaeology and genetics, drawing its conclusions from the linguistic evidence alone, relying on language typology and areal probability. The data for reconstruction comes from Germanic syntax, phonology, etymology, religious loan names, and the writing system, more precisely from word order, syntactic constructions, word formation, irregularities in phonological form, lexical peculiarities, and the structure and rules of the Germanic runic alphabet. It is demonstrated that common descent is neither a necessary nor a sufficient condition for reconstruction. Instead, lexical and structural parallels between Germanic and Semitic languages are explored and interpreted in the framework of modern language contact theory.

"Evidence and Counter-Evidence: Essays in Honour of Frederik Kortlandt, Volume 1"

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Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 940120635X
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 628

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"The editors" PREFACE LIST OF PUBLICATIONS BY FREDERIK KORTLANDT "?driaan Barentsen": O S?P?STAVI?EL'N IZUC?NII ?GR?NICI L'NY? VR NNY? S?JUZ?V SL?VJANS?I? JAZY V "Robert S.P. Beekes": PALATALIZED CONSONANTS IN PRE-GREEK "Uwe Blasing": TALYSCHI RIZ 'SPUR' UND VERWANDTE: EIN BEITRAG ZUR IRANISCHEN WORTFORSCHUNG "Vaclav Blazek": CELTIC 'SMITH' AND HIS COLLEAGUES "Johnny Cheung": THE OSSETIC CASE SYSTEM REVISITED "Bardhyl Demiraj": ALB. RRUSH, ON RAGUSA UND GR. RHOKS "Rick Derksen": QUANTITY PATTERNS IN THE UPPER SORBIAN NOUN "George E. Dunkel": LUVIAN ?TAR AND HOMERIC AR "Jose L. Garcia Ramon": ERERBTES UND ERSATZKONTINUANTEN BEI DER REKONSTRUKTION VON INDOGERMANISCHEN KONSTRUKTIONSMUSTERN: IDG. *"G"' "HEU"- UND HETH. "LAHU-HHI" 'GIESSEN' "Eric P. Hamp": INDO-EUROPEAN *"SG'HEDHLA" "Andries van Helden": IS CASE A LINGUIST OR A FREDERIK? "Tette Hofstra": AUS DEM BEREICH DER GERMANISCH-OSTSEEFINNISCHEN LEHNWORTFORSCHUNG: UBERLEGUNGEN ZUR ETYMOLOGIE VON FINNISCH "RYTAKKA" 'KRACH' "Georg Holzer": STRUKTURELLE BESONDERHEITEN DES URSLAVISCHEN "Wim Honselaar": REFLECTIONS ON RECIPROCITY IN RUSSIAN AND DUTCH "Laszlo Honti": 'TIBI LIBER EST' 'HABES LIBRUM' (BEMERKUNGEN ZUR HERKUNFT DER HABITIVEN KONSTRUKTIONEN IM URALISCHEN) "Peter Houtzagers": ON THE CAKAVIAN DIALECT OF KOLJNOF NEAR SOPRON "Petri Kallio": ON THE "EARLY BALTIC" LOANWORDS IN COMMON FINNIC "Janneke Kalsbeek": THE QUANTITY OF THE VOWEL I IN STIPAN KONZUL'S "KATEKIZAM" (1564) "Jared S. Klein": INTERROGATIVE SEQUENCES IN THE RIGVEDA "Jorma Koivulehto": FRUHE SLAVISCH-FINNISCHE KONTAKTE "Leonid Kulikov": THE VEDIC TYPE "PATAYATI" REVISITED: SEMANTIC OPPOSITIONS, PARADIGMATIC RELATIONSHIPS AND HISTORICAL CONNECTIONS "Winfred P. Lehmann": LINGUISTIC LAWS AND UNIVERSALS: THE TWAIN. "Alexander Lubotsky": VEDIC 'OX' AND 'SACRIFICIAL CAKE' "Ranko Matasovic": THE ORIGIN OF THE OLD IRISH F-FUTURE "H. Craig Melchert": PROBLEMS IN HITTITE PRONOMINAL INFLECTION "Cecilia Ode": COMMUNICATIVE FUNCTIONS AND PROSODIC LABELLING OF THREE RUSSIAN PITCH ACCENTS "Norbert Oettinger": AN INDO-EUROPEAN CUSTOM OF SACRIFICE IN GREECE AND ELSEWHERE "Harry Perridon": RECONSTRUCTING THE OBSTRUENTS OF PROTO-GERMANIC "Georges-Jean Pinault": TOCHARIAN FRIENDSHIP "?driana Pols": ROZDENIE SLOVARJA "Arend Quak": ARCHAISCHE WORTER IN DEN MALBERGISCHEN GLOSSEN DER 'LEX SALICA' "Jos Schaeken": NOCHMALS ZUR AKZENTUIERUNG DER KIEVER BLATTER "Rudiger Schmitt": ZU DER FREMDBEZEICHNUNG ARMENIENS ALTPERS. "ARMINA"- "Patrick Sims-Williams": THE PROBLEM OF SPIRANTIZATION AND NASALIZATION IN BRITTONIC CELTIC "Han Steenwijk": THE MICROSTRUCTURE OF THE RESIANICA DICTIONARY "Michiel de Vaan": SANSKRIT "TRIDHA" AND "TREDHA" "William R. Veder": NON SECUNDUM SCIENTIAM: READING WHAT IS NOT THERE "Theo Vennemann gen. Nierfeld: MUNZE, MINT, AND MONEY": AN ETYMOLOGY FOR LATIN "MONETA." WITH APPENDICES ON CARTHAGINIAN "TANIT" AND THE INDO-EUROPEAN "MONTH" WORD "Willem Vermeer": THE PREHISTORY OF THE ALBANIAN VOWEL SYSTEM: A PRELIMINARY EXPLORATION "Jos J.S. Weitenberg": DIPHTHONGIZATION OF INITIAL "E"- AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF INITIAL "Y"- IN ARMENIAN

Eastern Horizon

Eastern Horizon PDF Author:
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Category : Asia
Languages : en
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The New International Encyclopæeia

The New International Encyclopæeia PDF Author: Harry Thurston Peck
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Category : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Languages : en
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The New International Encyclopædia

The New International Encyclopædia PDF Author: Daniel Coit Gilman
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Category : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Languages : en
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