Argomenti Scelti Di Glottologia E Linguistica

Autore: Antonio Romano
ISBN: 9788872415672
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The Search For The Perfect Language

Autore: Umberto Eco
Editore: Harpercollins Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780006863786
Grandezza: 61,60 MB
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The idea that there once existed a language which perfectly and unambiguously expressed the essence of all possible things and concepts has occupied the minds of philosophers, theologians, mystics and others for at least two millennia. This is an investigation into the history of that idea and of its profound influence on European thought, culture and history. From the early Dark Ages to the Renaissance it was widely believed that the language spoken in the Garden of Eden was just such a language, and that all current languages were its decadent descendants from the catastrophe of the Fall and at Babel. The recovery of that language would, for theologians, express the nature of divinity, for cabbalists allow access to hidden knowledge and power, and for philosophers reveal the nature of truth. Versions of these ideas remained current in the Enlightenment, and have recently received fresh impetus in attempts to create a natural language for artificial intelligence. The story that Umberto Eco tells ranges widely from the writings of Augustine, Dante, Descartes and Rousseau, arcane treatises on cabbalism and magic, to the history of the study of language and its origins. He demonstrates the initimate relation between language and identity and describes, for example, how and why the Irish, English, Germans and Swedes - one of whom presented God talking in Swedish to Adam, who replied in Danish, while the serpent tempted Eve in French - have variously claimed their language as closest to the original. He also shows how the late eighteenth-century discovery of a proto-language (Indo-European) for the Aryan peoples was perverted to support notions of racial superiority. To this subtle exposition of a history of extraordinary complexity, Umberto Eco links the associated history of the manner in which the sounds of language and concepts have been written and symbolized. Lucidly and wittily written, the book is, in sum, a" tour de force" of scholarly detection and cultural interpretation, providing a series of original perspectives on two thousand years of European History. The paperback edition of this book is not available through Blackwell outside of North America.


Autore: Ben Schott
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 0698161912
Grandezza: 69,27 MB
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Ever thought, There should be a German word for that? Well, thanks to the brilliantly original mind behind Schott’s Original Miscellany, now there is. Schottenfreude is a unique, must-have dictionary, complete with newly coined words that explore the idiosyncrasies of life as only the German language can. In what other language but German could you construct le mot juste for a secret love of bad foods, the inability to remember jokes, Sunday-afternoon depression, the urge to yawn, the glee of gossip, reassuring your hairdresser, delight at the changing of the seasons, the urge to hoard, or the ineffable pleasure of a cold pillow? A beguiling, ideal gift book for the Gelehrte or anyone on your list—just beware of rapidly expanding (and potentially incomprehensible) vocabularies.

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Lachmann S Method

Autore: Paolo Trovato
Editore: Edizioni
ISBN: 886292528X
Grandezza: 48,72 MB
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Family Sayings

Autore: Natalia Ginzburg
Editore: Arcade Publishing
ISBN: 9781559700276
Grandezza: 47,59 MB
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The Explorers Guild

Autore: Kevin Costner
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476727392
Grandezza: 27,88 MB
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The golden age of adventure stories returns with this splendidly designed, action-packed, globe-trotting tale that combines the bravura storytelling of Kipling with the irresistible style of "The Adventures of Tintin." Set against the backdrop of World War I, with Western Civilization on the edge of calamity, the first installment in The Explorers Guild series concerns the Guild's quest to find the golden city of Buddhist myth. The search will take them from the Polar North to the Mongolian deserts, through the underground canals of Asia to deep inside the Himalayas, before the fabled city finally divulges its secrets and the globe-spanning journey plays out to its startling conclusion.

A Terrible Mistake The Murder Of Frank Olson And The Cias Secret Cold War Experiments Large Print 16pt

Autore: H. P. Albarelli
ISBN: 145878570X
Grandezza: 52,33 MB
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Following nearly a decade of research, this account solves the mysterious death of biochemist Frank Olson, revealing the identities of his murderers in shocking detail. It offers a unique and unprecedented look into the backgrounds of many former CIA, FBI, and Federal Narcotics Bureau officials - including several who actually oversaw the CIA's mind-control programs from the 1950s to the 1970s. In retracing these programs, a frequently bizarre and always frightening world is introduced, colored and dominated by many factors - Cold War fears, the secret relationship between the nation's drug enforcement agencies and the CIA, and the government's close collaboration with the Mafia. This edition is in three volumes. The second and third volume ISBNs are 9781458716569 & 9781458716576.

La Vita Militare

Autore: Edmondo De Amicis
Editore: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530803293
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This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.

An Introduction To English Language

Autore: Koenraad Kuiper
Editore: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137496904
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Have you ever noticed something unusual about vocabulary or pronunciation and wanted to know more? Have you ever wondered how the building blocks of language fit together? Do you want to understand the different ways speakers of English communicate with each other? Back for its fourth edition, An Introduction to English Language is essential reading for students of English language and linguistics. Combining accessibility with depth, it is a textbook that assumes no prior knowledge and will serve as an ideal companion for anybody approaching this subject for the first time. This revised and updated fourth edition of An Introduction to English Language: Is packed with fresh material, including a brand new chapter on pragmatics Includes a range of in-text activities and exercises for practicing what you've learned as you go Is accompanied by an interactive ebook which allows you to access media resources while you're on the move. The book's learning materials (including Powerpoint slides, downloadable sound files and video tutorials) are also freely available on the book's companion website: