Living with a Dead Language

Living with a Dead Language
Author: Ann Patty
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781101980231
Available:
Release: 2017-06-06
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After thirty-five years as a book editor in New York City, Ann Patty stopped working and moved to the country. Bored, aimless, and lost in the woods, she hoped to challenge her restless, word-loving brain by beginning a serious study of Latin at local colleges. As she begins to make sense of Latin grammar and syntax, her studies open unexpected windows into her own life. Along the way, she meets an impassioned cast of characters: professors, students and classicists outside of academia who keep Latin very much alive.

Living with a Dead Language

Living with a Dead Language
Author: Ann Patty
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781101980248
Available:
Release: 2016-06-14
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“A delightful mix of grammar and growth, words and wonder.” – The Washington Post An entertaining exploration of the richness and relevance of the Latin language and literature, and an inspiring account of finding renewed purpose through learning something new and challenging After thirty-five years as a book editor in New York City, Ann Patty stopped working and moved to the country. Bored, aimless, and lost in the woods, she hoped to challenge her restless, word-loving brain by beginning a serious study of Latin at local colleges. As she begins to make sense of Latin grammar and syntax, her studies open unexpected windows into her own life. The louche poetry of Catullus calls up her early days in 1970s New York, Lucretius elucidates her intractable drivenness and her attraction to Buddhism, while Ovid’s verse conjures a delightful dimension to the flora and fauna that surround her. Women in Roman history, and an ancient tomb inscription give her new understanding and empathy for her tragic, long deceased mother. Finally, Virgil reconciles her to her new life—no longer an urban exile, but a rustic scholar, writer and teacher. Along the way, she meets an impassioned cast of characters: professors, students and classicists outside of academia who keep Latin very much alive. Written with humor, heart, and an infectious enthusiasm for words, Patty’s book is an object lesson in how learning and literature can transform the past and lead to an unexpected future.

The Lake of Dead Languages

The Lake of Dead Languages
Author: Carol Goodman
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780345490919
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Release: 2005-12-27
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“A gothic and elegant page-turner.”—The Boston Globe Twenty years ago, Jane Hudson fled the Heart Lake School for Girls in the Adirondacks after a terrible tragedy. The week before her graduation, in that sheltered wonderland, three lives were taken, all victims of suicide. Only Jane was left to carry the burden of a mystery that has stayed hidden in the depths of Heart Lake for more than two decades. Now Jane has returned to the school as a Latin teacher, recently separated and hoping to make a fresh start with her young daughter. But ominous messages from the past dredge up forgotten memories. And young, troubled girls are beginning to die again–as piece by piece the shattering truth slowly floats to the surface. . . .

Lectures on the Science of Language

Lectures on the Science of Language
Author: Max Muller
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9783752414165
Available:
Release: 2020-08-05
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Reproduction of the original: Lectures on the Science of Language by Max Muller

The Contemporary Review

The Contemporary Review
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015022683877
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Release: 1895
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Multilingual Metal Music

Multilingual Metal Music
Author: Amanda DiGioia
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781839099489
Available:
Release: 2020-12-18
Editor: Emerald Group Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This multi-disciplinary book explores the textual analysis of heavy metal lyrics written in languages other than English including Japanese, Yiddish, Latin, Russian, Hungarian, Austrian German, and Norwegian. Topics covered include national and minority identity, politics, wordplay, parody, local/global, intertextuality, and adaptation.

Dead Languages

Dead Languages
Author: David Shields
Pages: 246
ISBN: 1555970303
Available:
Release: 2011-07-05
Editor: Graywolf Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Dead Languages by David Shields, Jeremy Zorn's mother tries unsuccessfully to coax him into saying "Philadelphia," and his life becomes framed by his unwieldy attempts at articulation. Through family rituals with his word-obsessed parents and sister, failed first love, an ill-fated run for class president, as the only Jewish boy on an otherwise all-black basketball team, all of the passages of Jeremy's life are marked in some way by his stutter and his wildly off-the-mark attempts at a cure. It is only when he enters college and learns his strong-willed mother is dying that he realizes all languages, when used as hiding places for the heart, are dead ones.

The Living Age

The Living Age
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: CORNELL:31924079610725
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Release: 1851
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Practical Study of Languages

The Practical Study of Languages
Author: Henry Sweet
Pages: 280
ISBN: UOM:39015025909469
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Release: 1900
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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An Introduction to Language

An Introduction to Language
Author: Kirk Hazen
Pages: 456
ISBN: 9780470658963
Available:
Release: 2014-08-25
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"An Introduction to Language" helps shape readers' understanding of what language "is," how it "works," and why it is both elegantly complex and yet essential to who we are. Presenting a scientific approach to language-in-use - investigated through wide-ranging examples from Old English to contemporary pop culture - it invites students to consider what qualities of language comprise everyday communication skills, be they sounds, words, phrases, or conversation. Providing an introductory tour of language variation, Hazen deconstructs the idea of 'right' and 'wrong' English, and explores the narrow interpretations society places on language. Each chapter features exercises that help students engage with key concepts and directly observe the patterns that are part of all human language, its social nuances, and inherent variation. Ideal for those coming to the subject for the first time, "An Introduction to Language" offers an engaging tour through the rich texture of language, and the ways in which we use and understand it today.

Language Death

Language Death
Author: Nancy C. Dorian
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781512815580
Available:
Release: 2016-11-11
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Dead Language

A Dead Language
Author: Peter Rushforth
Pages: 656
ISBN: 9781471151033
Available:
Release: 2015-04-09
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton - the faithless young naval lieutenant who abandons Madam Butterfly - was glimpsed fleetingly in Peter Rushforth's previous novel, Pinkerton's Sister. Now Ben steps out of the shadows and into the centre of the stage, a young man haunted by the desolation of his boyhood years, unable to show or respond to love. He's about to sail for Japan. But his imminent departure conjures up the life he and his sister have led, and the monstrous act for which he is most remembered: the rejection and destruction of a pure and loving heart. What happened to him then will mark his whole life. He is his own man, but he is also his sister's brother. Once again, in his mastery of language, his extraordinary imagination, his superb sense of time and place, Peter Rushforth has given the world a second masterpiece, ranking alongside, or surpassing, his earlier triumph.

Janet Frame

Janet Frame
Author: Matthew Paul St. Pierre
Pages: 222
ISBN: 9781611470512
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Release: 2011-05-12
Editor: Fairleigh Dickinson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Janet Frame: Semiotics and Biosemiotics in Her Early Fiction, Paul Matthew St. Pierre exploits the linguistic discipline of semiotics and the neurobiological discipline of biosemiotics to propose an original and dynamic reading of the first four works of fiction by New Zealand writer Janet Frame (1924-2004): The Lagoon: Stories (1951), Owls Do Cry (1957), Faces in the Water (1961), and The Edge of the Alphabet (1962). Opposing the prevailing reading of Frame's early fiction as autobiographical, deriving from her medical history, he argues her books are singular evocations of her astonishing imagination.

Living with the Dead

Living with the Dead
Author: Daniel J. Butt
Pages: 66
ISBN: 1514755173
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Release: 2015-08-11
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Living with the Dead is a book that calls out to be read and thoughtfully discussed- by historians, Christians, teachers, ministers and lay leaders. In a study that revisits the past with the hope of informing the present, Daniel J. Butt offers evidence, observations, insights and stirring reflections on the language used to describe the dead and dying in Victorian Britain. This edition is fully footnoted and contains a Bibliography of sources. (cover image taken by the author in Greyfriars Kirkyard, Edinburgh, Scotland in 2013)

Tibetan Book of the Dead

Tibetan Book of the Dead
Author: W. Y. Evans-Wentz
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780486845371
Available:
Release: 2020-11-18
Editor: Courier Dover Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Derived from a Buddhist funerary text, this famous volume's timeless wisdom includes instructions for attaining enlightenment, preparing for the process of dying, and moving through the various stages of rebirth.

Littell s Living Age

Littell s Living Age
Author: Eliakim Littell,Robert S. Littell
Pages: 329
ISBN: IND:32000000693954
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Release: 1889
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Lake of Dead Languages

The Lake of Dead Languages
Author: Carol Goodman
Pages: 436
ISBN: 9780099435594
Available:
Release: 2003
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A lake's shattering truth slowly floats to the surface in this national bestseller--a stunning, captivating first novel of youthful innocence drowned by dark sins. A Top Ten Book Sense selection in hardcover.

The Philosophy of Agamben

The Philosophy of Agamben
Author: Catherine Mills
Pages: 153
ISBN: 9780773594890
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Release: 2008-01-01
Editor: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Language: en

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Prophets Without Vision

Prophets Without Vision
Author: Hedda Ben-Bassat
Pages: 216
ISBN: 0838754333
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Release: 2000
Editor: Bucknell University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ben-Bassat (English, Tel Aviv U.) discusses crises of ideology and identity in the fiction of contemporary American authors. She contends that the fiction of John Updike, Flannery O'Connor, Grace Paley, James Baldwin, and Alice Walker has absorbed a diversity of prophetic modes from a diversity of

The Art of Teaching and Studying Languages

The Art of Teaching and Studying Languages
Author: François Gouin
Pages: 407
ISBN: UCAL:$B470046
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Release: 1892
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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