Katharina Volk's Manilius and his Intellectual Background PDF

By Katharina Volk

this is often the 1st English-language monograph on Marcus Manilius, a Roman poet of the 1st century advert, whose Astronomica is our earliest extant finished therapy of astrology. Katharina Volk brings Manilius and his international alive for contemporary readers through exploring the manifold highbrow traditions that experience long gone into shaping the Astronomica: historical astronomy and cosmology, the background and perform of astrology, the ancient and political scenario on the poem's composition, the poetic and frequent conventions that tell it, and the philosophical underpinnings of Manilius' world-view. What emerges is a panoroma of the cultural mind's eye of the Early Empire, a desirable photograph of the ways that proficient Greeks and Romans have been conversant in imagine and talk about the cosmos and man's position in it.

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New PDF release: Harmony and Discord: Music and the Transformation of Russian

By Lynn M. Sargeant

Harmony and Discord: song and the Transformation of Russian Cultural Life explores the complicated improvement of Russian musical existence in the course of the 19th and early 20th centuries. on the middle of this cultural historical past lies the Russian Musical Society, as either a special motive force in the back of the institutionalization of track and a consultant of the turning out to be value of voluntary institutions in public lifestyles. Sustained at the same time via deepest initiative and cooperative relationships with the nation, the Russian Musical Society performed a key function within the production of Russia's infrastructure for track and song schooling.

Author Lynn M. Sargeant explores the fluid nature of Russian social identification throughout the large scope of musical existence, together with not just the "leading lighting fixtures" of the period but additionally rank-and-file musicians, lecturers, and scholars. even if Russian musicians longed for a safe position in the new hierarchy of professions, their social prestige remained ambiguous in the course of the 19th century. conventional reliance on serf musicians and foreigners left lasting scars that inspired musicians' efforts to procure felony rights and social respectability. And women's expanding visibility within the musical international provoked acrimonious debates that have been, at center, efforts via male musicians to reinforce their claims to specialist prestige by way of denying the legitimacy of girl participation. Sargeant demonstrates that the profitable improvement of a Russian musical infrastructure salved continual anxieties approximately Russia's position vis-à-vis its ecu cultural opponents. Remarkably, the associations built via the Russian Musical Society survived the upheavals of battle and revolution to develop into the basis for the Soviet musical system.

A wealth of ancient documentation makes Harmony and Discord required studying for musicologists, sociologists and historians attracted to this era, and the abundance of fun anecdotes and the author's lucid and energetic literary type make it an relaxing heritage for all readers.

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New PDF release: On Relativization and Clefting: An Analysis of Italian Sign

By Chiara Branchini

This paintings is a contribution to our knowing of relativization thoughts and clefting in Italian signal Language, and extra largely, to our realizing of those buildings in international languages by way of atmosphere the dialogue at the theories which have been proposed within the literature of spoken languages to derive the syntactic phenomena item of investigation.

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Multimodality in the Built Environment: Spatial Discourse by Louise J. Ravelli,Robert J. McMurtrie PDF

By Louise J. Ravelli,Robert J. McMurtrie

This publication offers a longer exploration of the multimodal research of spatial (three-dimensional) texts of the equipped environment, culminating in a holistic procedure termed Spatial Discourse research (SpDA). in accordance with current frameworks frameworks of multimodal analysis, this ebook applies, adapts, and extends those frameworks to spatial texts. The authors argue that offerings in spatial layout create meanings approximately what we understand and the way we will or may still behave inside spatial texts, effect how we think in and approximately these areas, and permit those texts to operate as coherent wholes. Importantly, a spatial textual content, as soon as equipped, can be a source that is then used, and a vital element of knowing those texts is to think about what clients themselves give a contribution to the which means power of those texts. The publication takes the metafunctional process normal from Systemic-Functional Linguistics (SFL) and foregrounds each one metafunction in flip (textual, interpersonal, experiential, and logical), in terms of the distinct research of a specific spatial text.

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Esther-Miriam Wagner,Bettina Beinhoff,Ben Outhwaite's Merchants of Innovation: The Languages of Traders (Studies PDF

By Esther-Miriam Wagner,Bettina Beinhoff,Ben Outhwaite

Traders all over the world use specific spoken argots, to protect advertisement secrets and techniques or to cement their id as contributors of a undeniable workforce. The written registers of investors, too, in correspondence and different advertisement texts convey major alterations from the language utilized in reputable, criminal or deepest writing. This quantity indicates a transparent cross-linguistic tendency that mercantile writing monitors a better measure of language blending, code-switching and linguistic recommendations, and, by means of atmosphere precedents, advertise language switch.

This interdisciplinary quantity goals to put the investors' languages inside a much broader sociolinguistic context. Questions addressed contain: What alterations will be saw among mercantile registers and people of court docket or felony scribes? Do the investors' texts exhibit the early emergence of positive factors that take longer to permeate into the 'higher' types of an analogous language? Do they expect language swap within the typical check in or impression it by way of environment linguistic precedents? What units investors' letters except inner most correspondence and different 'low' registers? The e-book also will learn bilingualism, semi-bilingualism, purposes for code-switching and the alternative of specific languages over others in advertisement correspondence.

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Music and the Irish Literary Imagination by Harry White PDF

By Harry White

Harry White examines the impact of tune within the improvement of the Irish literary mind's eye from 1800 to the current day. He identifies tune as a preoccupation which originated within the poetry of Thomas Moore early within the 19th century. He argues that this preoccupation decisively motivated Moore's try and translate the 'meaning' of Irish song into verse, and that it additionally proficient Moore's substantial impression at the improvement of ecu musical
romanticism, as within the track of Berlioz and Schumann. White then examines how this preoccupation used to be later recovered through W.B. Yeats, whose poetry is imbued with tune as a rival presence to language. In its readings of Yeats, Synge, Shaw and Joyce, the e-book argues that this amazing musical know-how had
a profound impression at the Irish literary mind's eye, to the level that poetry, fiction and drama may functionality as correlatives of musical genres. even supposing Yeats insisted at the synonymous situation of speech and music in his poetry, Synge, Shaw and Joyce explicitly pointed out opera specifically as a usual prototype for his or her personal paintings. Synge's formal musical education and early dispositions as a composer, Shaw's belief of himself because the normal successor to Wagner, and Joyce's no less
striking absorption of a number of musical strategies in his fiction are complex during this learn as formative (rather than incidental) components within the improvement of contemporary Irish writing.

Music and the Irish Literary mind's eye additionally considers Beckett's emancipation from the oppressive situation of phrases quite often (and Joyce specifically) in the course of the organisation of song, and argues that the powerful presence of Mendelssohn, Chopin and Janácek within the works of Brian Friel is correspondingly necessary to Friel's dramatisation of Irish adventure within the aftermath of Beckett. The e-book closes with a analyzing of Seamus Heaney, within which the poet's personal preoccupation with the
currency of verified literary types is enlisted to light up Heaney's abiding feel of poetry as music.

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Language and Social Cognition: Expression of the Social Mind by Hanna Pishwa PDF

By Hanna Pishwa

This interdisciplinary quantity presents a unique point of view on social features of language. It perspectives methods of the way the purchase and administration of information of ourselves and others is mirrored in language. for this reason, by means of combining the 2 disciplines social cognition and linguistics, it proceeds past cognitive linguistics by means of analyzing language from a much broader standpoint together with cultural issues.

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WorldCALL: Sustainability and Computer-Assisted Language by Ana María Gimeno Sanz,Mike Levy,Françoise Blin,David Barr PDF

By Ana María Gimeno Sanz,Mike Levy,Françoise Blin,David Barr

This quantity makes a speciality of laptop- and digitally-assisted language studying in all of its kinds: technology-enhanced language studying, network-based language studying, mobile-assisted language studying etc, in shut relation to the subject of sustainability. How can those applied sciences and methods be applied in a sustainable and repeatable manner? The publication covers quite a lot of components by way of this "sustainability". those include:

(1) schooling (teacher/learner training)
(2) normalisation (integration)
(3) structures (reliability, help, development)
(4) mobility (mobile-assisted language leaning)
(5) innovation (trends, research)

The quantity samples learn and perform in name from world wide, organised into sections. It has an creation and a end written by way of the editors (Ana Gimeno, Mike Levy, Françoise Blin and David Barr) which covers the state-of-the-art in the mean time and instructions it really is more likely to soak up the future.

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