Word Formation in the World s Languages

Word Formation in the World s Languages

Typological research at all levels of language structure complexity is important and the results of each such research are complementary and contribute to a better understanding of languages of the world.

Author: Pavol Štekauer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521765343

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 391

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Fills a gap in cross-linguistic research by being the first systematic survey of the word-formation of the world's languages. Data from fifty-five world languages reveals associations between word-formation processes in genetically and geographically distinct languages.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Fables of a Journeyman

Fables of a Journeyman

Imagine that one of these people dreams of another world; a world of bright sunshine, starlit nights, ... One day (for lack of a better word in a world without day or night) a stranger came to the twilight world and although he offered ...

Author: Bruce Martin Ajamian

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781434980779

Category: Poetry

Page: 36

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Categories: Poetry

Master of the World

Master of the World

“We ... my colleagues and I ... hypothesized that it represented a mixture of the two worlds ... that perhaps it was the result of a ... leakage, for want of a better word . . . of Shaping energy from another world—this world—into ours.

Author: Edward Willett

Publisher: Astra Publishing House

ISBN: 9780756413668

Category: Fiction

Page: 379

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From an Aurora Award-winning author comes the second book in a gripping portal fantasy series in which one woman's powers open the way to a labyrinth of new dimensions. Shawna Keys has fled the world she only recently discovered she Shaped, narrowly escaping death at the hands of the Adversary who seized control of it...and losing her only guide, Karl Yatsar, in the process. Now she finds herself alone in some other Shaper's world, where, in her first two hours, she's rescued from a disintegrating island by an improbable flying machine she recognizes from Jules Verne's Robur the Conqueror, then seized from it by raiders flying tiny personal helicopters, and finally taken to a submarine that bears a strong resemblance to Captain Nemo's Nautilus. Oh, and accused of being both a spy and a witch. Shawna expects--hopes!--Karl Yatsar will eventually follow her into this new steampunky realm, but exactly where and when he'll show up, she hasn't a clue. In the meantime, she has to navigate a world where two factions fanatically devoted to their respective leaders are locked in perpetual combat, figure out who the Shaper of the world is, find him or her, and obtain the secret knowledge of this world's Shaping. Then she has to somehow reconnect with Karl Yatsar, and escape to the next Shaped world in the Labyrinth...through a Portal she has no idea how to open.
Categories: Fiction

Meaning

Meaning

It is time to say a bit more about what exactly possible worlds are supposed to be; we will then be in a position to ... In other words, a world is something each ofwhose parts is related in space and time to all ofits other parts, ...

Author: Paul Elbourne

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199696628

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

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This book offers an introduction to the analysis of meaning. Our outstanding ability to communicate is a distinguishing feature of our species. To communicate is to convey meaning, but what is meaning? How do words combine to give us the meanings of sentences? And what makes a statement ambiguous or nonsensical? These questions and many others are addressed in Paul Elbourne's fascinating guide. He opens by asking what kinds of things the meanings of words and sentences could be: are they, for example, abstract objects or psychological entities? He then looks at how we understand a sequence of words we have never heard before; he considers to what extent the meaning of a sentence can be derived from the words it contains and how to account for the meanings that can't be; and he examines the roles played by time, place, and the shared and unshared assumptions of speakers and hearers. He looks at how language interacts with thought and the intriguing question of whether what language we speak affects the way we see the world. Meaning, as might be expected, is far from simple. Paul Elbourne explores its complex issues in crystal clear language. He draws on approaches developed in linguistics, philosophy, and psychology - assuming a knowledge of none of them -in a manner that will appeal to everyone interested in this essential element of human psychology and culture.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A World in Disarray

A World in Disarray

Discuss the phrase “international community” and the extent to which it exists, providing some examples. 5. ... Is there a better word to describe the current state of the world? How did disarray come about? Was it inevitable or could ...

Author: Richard Haass

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399562372

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 903

"A valuable primer on foreign policy: a primer that concerned citizens of all political persuasions—not to mention the president and his advisers—could benefit from reading." —The New York Times An examination of a world increasingly defined by disorder and a United States unable to shape the world in its image, from the president of the Council on Foreign Relations Things fall apart; the center cannot hold. The rules, policies, and institutions that have guided the world since World War II have largely run their course. Respect for sovereignty alone cannot uphold order in an age defined by global challenges from terrorism and the spread of nuclear weapons to climate change and cyberspace. Meanwhile, great power rivalry is returning. Weak states pose problems just as confounding as strong ones. The United States remains the world’s strongest country, but American foreign policy has at times made matters worse, both by what the U.S. has done and by what it has failed to do. The Middle East is in chaos, Asia is threatened by China’s rise and a reckless North Korea, and Europe, for decades the world’s most stable region, is now anything but. As Richard Haass explains, the election of Donald Trump and the unexpected vote for “Brexit” signals that many in modern democracies reject important aspects of globalization, including borders open to trade and immigrants. In A World in Disarray, Haass argues for an updated global operating system—call it world order 2.0—that reflects the reality that power is widely distributed and that borders count for less. One critical element of this adjustment will be adopting a new approach to sovereignty, one that embraces its obligations and responsibilities as well as its rights and protections. Haass also details how the U.S. should act towards China and Russia, as well as in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. He suggests, too, what the country should do to address its dysfunctional politics, mounting debt, and the lack of agreement on the nature of its relationship with the world. A World in Disarray is a wise examination, one rich in history, of the current world, along with how we got here and what needs doing. Haass shows that the world cannot have stability or prosperity without the United States, but that the United States cannot be a force for global stability and prosperity without its politicians and citizens reaching a new understanding.
Categories: Political Science

GLOBAL 4

GLOBAL 4

In other words, no professor teaches globally, and all students study locally. This means that GLOBAL has to win adoption for every class every semester. Overall, it becomes difficult to tell in this competi- Of many emerging economies, ...

Author: Mike W. Peng

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781337532884

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 124

4LTR Press solutions give students the option to choose the format that best suits their learning preferences. This option is perfect for those students who focus on the textbook as their main course resource. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: Business & Economics

The World That Latin America Created

The World That Latin America Created

Those different local or regional meanings and interpretations constitute a great avenue for further research on not ... emerged from a particular global conjuncture that “Latin Americanized,” for lack of a better word, wider debates.

Author: Margarita Fajardo

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674270022

Category: History

Page: 296

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How a group of intellectuals and policymakers transformed development economics and gave Latin America a new position in the world. After the Second World War demolished the old order, a group of economists and policymakers from across Latin America imagined a new global economy and launched an intellectual movement that would eventually capture the world. They charged that the systems of trade and finance that bound the world’s nations together were frustrating the economic prospects of Latin America and other regions of the world. Through the UN Economic Commission for Latin America, or CEPAL, the Spanish and Portuguese acronym, cepalinos challenged the orthodoxies of development theory and policy. Simultaneously, they demanded more not less trade, more not less aid, and offered a development agenda to transform both the developed and the developing world. Eventually, cepalinos established their own form of hegemony, outpacing the United States and the International Monetary Fund as the agenda setters for a region traditionally held under the orbit of Washington and its institutions. By doing so, cepalinos reshaped both regional and international governance and set an intellectual agenda that still resonates today. Drawing on unexplored sources from the Americas and Europe, Margarita Fajardo retells the history of dependency theory, revealing the diversity of an often-oversimplified movement and the fraught relationship between cepalinos, their dependentista critics, and the regional and global Left. By examining the political ventures of dependentistas and cepalinos, The World That Latin America Created is a story of ideas that brought about real change.
Categories: History

Earth 1

Earth 1

He and his pal Demy Cresenzo and Ariane Selph were all the same age, in the same class, and were best friends. ... He was actually a Walker Bearer from another world, or maybe a better word would be “dimension,” named Rainbow World.

Author: Johan Adkins

Publisher: Prismland, Earth 1

ISBN: 9781451574951

Category: Earth (Planet)

Page: 47

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Ariane Selph was chosen by the Rainbow World Record Keeper crystal to unlock the secrets of Rainbow World, a world sitting one half dimension away, sharing a common sky with Earth. Even the Lemp historians from Rainbow World, responsible for the crystal's programming, could not have predicted that Ariane would be an open conduit to the crystal at such a young age. Instead of receiving only parts of the crystal's programming, she has it all now. Ariane needs to talk to Spero Zezas, the Elfin Walker Bearer, before her brain explodes with the information she must pass. She is receiving desperate messages in her dreams from someone named Aeneas, and he says he's from Earth 2. When the twelve astral travelers visited Rainbow World to help save it from Earth's pollution, the Dragon called "Sentinel" referred to Earth as Earth 1. They all wondered why. Now Ariane knows why, and the information that she must pass is too shocking, confusing, and overwhelming for a mere twelve year old to hold inside. Nobody will believe what she has to say...she doesn't believe it herself!
Categories: Earth (Planet)

World s Greatest Horror Stories Collection of 42 Best Horror Novels of All Time

World s Greatest Horror Stories  Collection of 42 Best Horror Novels of All Time

The horses seem to know that they are being kindly treated, for they go willingly their full stage at best speed. ... There is a strange heaviness in the air—I say heaviness for want of a better word; I mean that it oppresses us both.

Author: H. P. Lovecraft;Rudyard Kipling;William Hope Hodgson

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN:

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 16615

View: 686

World's Greatest Horror Stories: Collection of 42 Best Horror Novels of All Time This Combo Collection (Set of 42 Books) includes All-time Bestseller Books. This anthology contains: At the Mountains of Madness: H. P. Lovecraft's Best Classic Horror Thrillers by H. P. Lovecraft The Devil's Pool: George Sand's Best Classic Horror Thrillers by George Sand A Christmas Carol in Prose; Being a Ghost Story of Christmas: Charles Dickens's Best Classic Horror Thrillers by Charles Dickens The King in Yellow: Robert W. Chambers's Best Classic Horror Thrillers by Robert W. Chambers Frankenstein or, The Modern Prometheus: Mary W. Shelley's Best Classic Horror Thrillers by Mary W. Shelley The Boats of the Glen Carrig: William Hope Hodgson's Best Classic Horror Thrillers by William Hope Hodgson The Vampyre a Tale: John William Polidori's Best Classic Horror Thrillers by John William Polidori The Best Psychic Stories: Joseph Lewis French's Best Classic Horror Thrillers by Joseph Lewis French The Devil Doctor: Sax Rohmer's Best Classic Horror Thrillers by Sax Rohmer The Turn of the Screw: Henry James's Best Classic Horror Thrillers by Henry James Green Tea : (Fantasy, Horror, Short Stories, Ghost, Classics, Literature) by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu The Best Ghost Stories: Arthur B. Reeve and Joseph Lewis French's Best Classic Horror Thrillers by Arthur B. Reeve and Joseph Lewis French Dracula's Guest: Bram Stoker's Best Classic Horror Thrillers by Bram Stoker The Mystery of the Sea: Bram Stoker's Best Classic Horror Thrillers by Bram Stoker Three Ghost Stories: Charles Dickens's Best Classic Horror Thrillers by Charles Dickens Tales of Terror and Mystery: Arthur Conan Doyle's Best Classic Horror Thrillers by Arthur Conan Doyle The Christmas Eve: A Ghost Story: Charles Dickens's Best Classic Horror Thrillers by Charles Dickens Indian Ghost Stories: S. Mukerji's Best Classic Horror Thrillers by S. Mukerji The Parasite: Arthur Conan Doyle's Best Classic Horror Thrillers by Arthur Conan Doyle Ghosts: A Domestic Tragedy in Three Acts: Henrik Ibsen's Best Classic Horror Thrillers by Henrik Ibsen The History of the Devil, As Well Ancient as Modern: In Two Parts: Daniel Defoe's Best Classic Horror Thrillers by Daniel Defoe The Haunters;The Haunted: Ernest Rhys's Best Classic Horror Thrillers by Ernest Rhys The Shadow over Innsmouth: H. P. Lovecraft's Best Classic Horror Thrillers by H. P. Lovecraft The Mysteries of Udolpho: Ann Radcliffe's Best Classic Horror Thrillers by Ann Radcliffe The House of the Seven Gables (Illustrated): Nathaniel Hawthorne's Best Classic Horror Thrillers by Nathaniel Hawthorne Dracula: Bram Stoker's Best Classic Horror Thrillers by Bram Stoker Humorous Ghost Stories: Dorothy Scarborough's Best Classic Humorous Horror Thrillers by Dorothy Scarborough Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories: Ambrose Bierce's Best Classic Horror Thrillers by Ambrose Bierce The Monkey's Paw: W. W. Jacobs's Best Classic Horror Thrillers by W. W. Jacobs The Devil in Iron: Robert E. Howard's Best Classic Horror Thrillers by Robert E. Howard The Monk: A Romance: M. G. Lewis's Best Classic Horror Thrillers (Best Classic Horror Novels of All Time) by M. G. Lewis The Dunwich Horror: H. P. Lovecraft's Best Classic Horror Thrillers (Best Classic Horror Novels of All Time) by H. P. Lovecraft Great Ghost Stories: Joseph Lewis French's Best Classic Horror Thrillers by Joseph Lewis French Can Such Things Be? : Ambrose Bierce's Best Classic Horror Thrillers by Ambrose Bierce The Phantom 'Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories: Rudyard Kipling's Best Classic Horror Thrillers by Rudyard Kipling Demonology and Devil-lore: Moncure Daniel Conway's Best Classic Horror Thrillers by Moncure Daniel Conway Carmilla: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu's Best Classic Horror Thrillers by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu The Phantom of the Opera: Gaston Leroux's Best Classic Horror Thrillers by Gaston Leroux The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: Washington Irving's Best Classic Horror Thrillers by Washington Irving The Great God Pan: Arthur Machen's Best Classic Horror Thrillers (Best Classic Horror Novels of All Time) by Arthur Machen Supernatural Horror in Literature: H. P. Lovecraft's Best Classic Horror Thrillers by H. P. Lovecraft The Lifted Veil: George Eliot's Best Classic Horror Thrillers by George Eliot
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

The Real World of Fairies

The Real World of Fairies

The angels are more resigned to the effects of pollution than are the fairies. ... sometimes very thick, and during these times of pollution alert, it seems as if there is a sort of string of (for the lack of a better word) dense energy ...

Author: Dora van Gelder Kunz

Publisher: Quest Books

ISBN: 9780835630696

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 204

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The Real World of Fairies is a privileged glimpse into a joyous, animated universe. Dora's enchanting vision of her encounters with the fairy realm delights the child in us, while it excites our grown-up imagination, rekindles our creative energy, and deepens our sense of connection with nature. This new edition features a foreword by Celtic folk expert Caitlin Matthews. Caitlin's personal experiences and deep knowledge of the fairy world resonate brilliantly with Dora's, adding a fresh perspective for contemporary readers.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit