Living with a Dead Language

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

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

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“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. . . .

Lyrics from a Dead Language

Lyrics from a Dead Language
Author: Eric Gamalinda
Pages: 109
ISBN: UOM:39015024672308
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Release: 1991
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying

The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying
Author: Sogyal Rinpoche
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781448116959
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Release: 2012-02-29
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

25th Anniversary Edition Over 3 Million Copies Sold 'I couldn't give this book a higher recommendation' BILLY CONNOLLY Written by the Buddhist meditation master and popular international speaker Sogyal Rinpoche, this highly acclaimed book clarifies the majestic vision of life and death that underlies the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. It includes not only a lucid, inspiring and complete introduction to the practice of meditation, but also advice on how to care for the dying with love and compassion, and how to bring them help of a spiritual kind. But there is much more besides in this classic work, which was written to inspire all who read it to begin the journey to enlightenment and so become 'servants of peace'.

Language Death

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

Explanation of the Book:

Beeton s Dictionary of universal information comprising a complete summary of the moral mathematical physical and natural sciences c ed by S O Beeton and J Sherer Wanting pt 13

Beeton s Dictionary of universal information  comprising a complete summary of the moral  mathematical  physical and natural sciences   c   ed  by S O  Beeton and J  Sherer  Wanting pt  13
Author: Samuel Orchart Beeton
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:600082028
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Release: 1870
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Bringing a dead Language Back to Life

Bringing a  dead  Language Back to Life
Author: Kelina Naura Tasha Lobo
Pages: 282
ISBN: UCAL:C3447359
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Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Latin in Modern Fiction

Latin in Modern Fiction
Author: Henryk Hoffmann
Pages: 306
ISBN: 9781648892646
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Release: 2021-07-06
Editor: Vernon Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The goal of this book is to prove that Latin is not a dead language by demonstrating how prevalent and strong it still is in modern Western culture. In order to do so, the author, an English philologist with a long experience as a Latin educator, catalogues, explains and interprets Latin quotations and references in a multitude of twentieth- and twenty-first-century literary works by—primarily—mainstream authors (from Aldous Huxley to Saul Bellow to John Irving), crime/mystery writers (from Raymond Chandler to Elizabeth George to Dennis Lehane) and frontier/western novelists (from Emerson Hough to Larry McMurtry). The three areas of fiction constituting the main scope of the book indicate the author’s major interest and preference, as well as the subject matter of his extensive research, both prior and current—the former related to his already published books. The writers offering the most impressive contributions to the thesis are featured in the three parts of the main body; those with lesser input are listed in the Appendix. The prospective readers of the book include all Latin students and educators at the secondary and college levels worldwide.

When Languages Die

When Languages Die
Author: K. David Harrison
Pages: 292
ISBN: 9780195372069
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Release: 2008
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Includes information on Australia, calendars, creation myths, directions, epics, fish, folksonomy, genetics, grammar, Himalayan mountains, horse, indigenous people, knowledge, literacy, maps, metaphor, months, naming, nomads, oral traditions, Os (middle Chulym), Papua New Guinea, place names, reindeer, rivers, shamans, sign languages, singing, song, species, taxonomy, units of time, time reckoning, Tofa (Tofalar, Karagas), Tuvan, writing systems, Yukaghir, etc.

English Language Reader

English Language Reader
Author: Donald Woodward Lee
Pages: 372
ISBN: STANFORD:36105129721622
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Release: 1963
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Cryptic Conversations

Cryptic Conversations
Author: Jermaine Singleton
Pages: 416
ISBN: MINN:31951P00789944P
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Release: 2005
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Oxford Handbook of Lexicography

The Oxford Handbook of Lexicography
Author: Philip Durkin
Pages: 736
ISBN: 9780199691630
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Release: 2015-11-19
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This volume provides concise, authoritative accounts of the approaches and methodologies of modern lexicography and of the aims and qualities of its end products. Leading scholars and professional lexicographers, from all over the world and representing all the main traditions and perspectives, assess the state of the art in every aspect of research and practice. The book is divided into four parts, reflecting the main types of lexicography. Part I looks at synchronic dictionaries - those for the general public, monolingual dictionaries for second-language learners, and bilingual dictionaries. Part II and III are devoted to the distinctive methodologies and concerns of the historical dictionaries and specialist dictionaries respectively, while chapters in Part IV examine specific topics such as description and prescription; the representation of pronunciation; and the practicalities of dictionary production. The book ends with a chronology of the major events in the history of lexicography. It will be a valuable resource for students, scholars, and practitioners in the field.

The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried
Author: Tim O'Brien
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780547420295
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Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. The Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O’Brien, who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three. Taught everywhere—from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing—it has become required reading for any American and continues to challenge readers in their perceptions of fact and fiction, war and peace, courage and fear and longing. The Things They Carried won France's prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize; it was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Tibetan Book of the Dead

Tibetan Book of the Dead
Author: W. Y. Evans-Wentz
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780486845371
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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.

Language in a Plural Society

Language in a Plural Society
Author: Prabodh Bechardas Pandit
Pages: 61
ISBN: UCAL:B3170016
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Release: 1977
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Teaching a Living Language

Teaching a Living Language
Author: Karl Conrad Diller
Pages: 135
ISBN: UOM:49015000501461
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Release: 1970
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Explorations Into Language Use in Africa

Explorations Into Language Use in Africa
Author: Augustin Simo Bobda
Pages: 237
ISBN: IND:30000124805189
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Release: 2008
Editor: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Emanation and extension of the 30th International LAUD Symposium, held Apr. 19-22, 2004 at the Universiteat Koblenz-Landau.

Reversing Language Shift

Reversing Language Shift
Author: Joshua A. Fishman
Pages: 431
ISBN: 1853591211
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Release: 1991-01-01
Editor: Multilingual Matters
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is about the theory and practice of assistance to speech-communities whose native languages are threatened because their intergenerational continuity is proceeding negatively, with fewer and fewer speakers (or readers, writers and even understanders) every generation.

Research Guide on Language Change

Research Guide on Language Change
Author: Edgar C. Polomé
Pages: 564
ISBN: 0899255795
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Release: 1990
Editor: Walter de Gruyter
Language: en

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Feed

Feed
Author: M. T. Anderson
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780763651558
Available:
Release: 2010-05-11
Editor: Candlewick Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Identity crises, consumerism, and star-crossed teenage love in a futuristic society where people connect to the Internet via feeds implanted in their brains. Winner of the LA Times Book Prize. For Titus and his friends, it started out like any ordinary trip to the moon - a chance to party during spring break and play around with some stupid low-grav at the Ricochet Lounge. But that was before the crazy hacker caused all their feeds to malfunction, sending them to the hospital to lie around with nothing inside their heads for days. And it was before Titus met Violet, a beautiful, brainy teenage girl who knows something about what it’s like to live without the feed-and about resisting its omnipresent ability to categorize human thoughts and desires. Following in the footsteps of George Orwell, Anthony Burgess, and Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., M. T. Anderson has created a brave new world - and a hilarious new lingo - sure to appeal to anyone who appreciates smart satire, futuristic fiction laced with humor, or any story featuring skin lesions as a fashion statement.