Download E-books Les mots du comique et de l'humour PDF

By Christian Moncelet

À l. a. fois somme érudite et réjouissant florilège, le livre de Christian Moncelet inventorie les principales factors, cibles et conséquences du comique. Il en scrute les finalités et les formes, les motivations et les motifs, tout au lengthy d'un voyage stimulant qui nous transporte de mot en mot.

Il s'agit bien ici du « français retrouvé » — celui d'autrefois (avec ses cassade, lampons, lardon, raffarde) — mais aussi du français mouvant et émouvant, imprévisible et enjoué, dans lequel chacun peut « se retrouver », ici et maintenant (avec ses barje, déjanté, trash, vanne…), sans crispation sur les frontières et les ségrégations normées. Le comique dans tous ses états, donc.

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Download E-books Les personnages devenus mots PDF

By Jean Damien Lesay

Le français recèle des centaines, voire des milliers, de mots issus de personnages historiques, littéraires ou mythologiques. Outre l'historique de ces mots, ce livre retrace los angeles biographie ou le destin littéraire de quantité de personnages, connus ou inconnus, dont notre langue proceed de perpétuer le nom de façon inattendue, parfois indéchiffrable.

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Download E-books Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar Workbook PDF

By Claudia Ross, Baozhang He

Modern Mandarin chinese language Grammar Workbook is a ebook of routines and language projects for all rookies of Mandarin chinese language. Divided into sections, the Workbook at the beginning presents workouts in response to crucial grammatical buildings, and strikes directly to perform daily features akin to making introductions, apologizing and expressing needs.

With an in depth resolution key on the again to permit scholars to examine on their development, major good points include:

  •  exercises at a number of degrees of problem for a vast variety of inexperienced persons
  • cross-referencing to the similar Modern Mandarin chinese language Grammar
  • a accomplished index to workouts alphabetically prepared by way of constructions, features, and key chinese language constitution vocabulary.

This moment variation additionally deals a revised and improved number of workouts together with new task-based workouts.

Modern Mandarin chinese language Grammar Workbook is perfect for all freshmen of Mandarin chinese language, from newbie to intermediate and complex scholars. it may be used either independently and along the Modern Mandarin chinese language Grammar (978-0-415-82714-0), that is additionally released by way of Routledge.

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Download E-books Arabic Stories for Language Learners: Traditional Middle Eastern Tales In Arabic and English (Audio CD Included) PDF

Arabic tales for Language Learners—a language studying event for newbie to intermediate scholars of the Arabic language.

The conventional tales of a rustic are worthy at delivering perception into figuring out the tradition, background and language of a humans. a good way to profit Arabic, the sixty-six tales present in Arabic tales for Language Learners current the vocabulary and grammar used daily in Arabic-speaking nations. Pulled from a large choice of resources which were edited and simplified for studying reasons, those tales are offered in parallel Arabic and English, facilitating language studying within the lecture room and through self-study. every one tale is via a chain of questions in Arabic and English to check comprehension and inspire dialogue.

Arabic tales for Language Learners brings Arab tradition to lifestyles in a colourful and rapid manner. whether or now not you might have a operating wisdom of Arabic, this e-book offers readers a tantalizing advent to the knowledge and humor of those historic desert-dwelling peoples.

The audio CD is helping scholars of Arabic increase their pronunciation and inflection, and immerses non-students into the uniquely Arabic storytelling sort.

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Download E-books Proto-Slavic Inflectional Morphology: A Comparative Handbook (Brill's Studies in Indo-European Languages & Linguistics) PDF

Proto-Slavic, the reconstructed ancestor of the Slavic languages, provides a wealthy inflectional procedure inherited from Proto-Indo-European. during this instruction manual the entire inflectional endings of Proto-Slavic are traced again to Proto-Indo-European via a scientific comparability with the corresponding kinds in comparable languages. utilising a redefinition of Proto-Slavic in line with prehistoric loanword kin with neighbouring non-Slavic languages, Thomas Olander presents a brand new examine the Proto-Slavic inflectional method. The systematic, coherent and exhaustive procedure specified by the guide paves the best way for brand spanking new strategies to long-standing difficulties of Slavic historic grammar.

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Download E-books Teaching and Learning English in the Arabic-Speaking World (Global Research on Teaching and Learning English) PDF

By Ryan M. Damerow

Co-published with The foreign study starting place for English Language schooling (TIRF)

An vital contribution to the rising physique of research-based wisdom approximately instructing English to local audio system of Arabic, this quantity provides empirical stories performed in Egypt, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)―a zone which has won striking awareness long ago few many years. every one bankruptcy addresses a topic of present trouble, and every contains implications for coverage, perform, and destiny learn. 9 bankruptcy authors are Sheikh Nahayan Fellows―recipients of doctoral fellowships from The foreign learn starting place for English Language schooling (TIRF). This quantity is the 1st within the international study on educating and studying English sequence, co-published via Routledge and TIRF.

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Download E-books Discourse Analysis as Theory and Method PDF

Discourse research as idea and Method

is a scientific creation to discourse research as a physique of theories and techniques for social study. It brings jointly 3 primary methods, Laclau and Mouffe's discourse idea, severe discourse research and discursive psychology, so as to determine a discussion among assorted types of discourse research frequently saved aside by way of disciplinary limitations.

The e-book introduces the 3 methods in a transparent and simply understandable demeanour, explaining the particular philosophical premises and theoretical views of every technique in addition to the methodological guidance and instruments they supply for empirical discourse research. The authors additionally exhibit the chances for combining assorted discourse analytical and non-discourse analytical techniques in empirical examine. eventually, they contextualize discourse research in the social constructionist debate approximately serious social learn, rejecting the view severe stance is incompatible with social constructionist premises and arguing that critique needs to be an inherent a part of social study.

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Download E-books Serendipities: Language and Lunacy PDF

By Umberto Eco

Serendipities is a cautious unraveling of the tremendous and the fake, an excellent exposition of ways unanticipated truths frequently spring from fake principles. From Leibniz's trust that the I Ching illustrated the rules of calculus to Marco Polo's mistaking a rhinoceros for a unicorn, Umberto Eco bargains a blinding travel of highbrow heritage, illuminating the ways that we undertaking the general onto the unusual to make feel of the realm. Uncovering layers of blunders that experience formed human background, Eco deals with wit and readability such cases as Columbus's voyage to the recent international, the fictions that grew round the Rosicrucians and Knights Templar, and the linguistic endeavors to recreate the language of Babel, to teach how serendipities can evolve out of blunders. With erudition, anecdotes, and scholarly rigor, this new number of essays is bound to entertain and enlighten any reader with a keenness for the curious heritage of languages and ideas.

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Download E-books C# 4.0 in a Nutshell: The Definitive Reference PDF

By Joseph Albahari, Ben Albahari

What everyone is asserting approximately C# 4.0 in a Nutshell

"C# 4.0 in a Nutshell is among the few books I carry on my table as a brief reference. it's a e-book I recommend." --Scott Guthrie, company vice chairman, .NET Developer Platform, Microsoft Corporation

"A must-read for a concise yet thorough exam of the parallel programming good points within the .NET Framework 4." --Stephen Toub, Parallel Computing Platform software supervisor, Microsoft

"This marvelous booklet is a brilliant reference for builders of all levels." -- Chris Burrows, C# Compiler crew, Microsoft

When you've questions on how one can use C# 4.0 or the .NET CLR, this hugely acclaimed bestseller has exactly the solutions you would like. Uniquely equipped round techniques and use circumstances, this fourth version comprises in-depth insurance of latest C# subject matters akin to parallel programming, code contracts, dynamic programming, defense, and COM interoperability. you are going to additionally locate up to date info on LINQ, together with examples that paintings with either LINQ to SQL and Entity Framework. This publication has all of the crucial info to maintain you on course with C# 4.0.

  • Get in control on C# language fundamentals, together with syntax, kinds, and variables
  • Explore complex themes similar to dangerous code and preprocessor directives
  • Learn C# 4.0 beneficial properties reminiscent of dynamic binding, style parameter variance, and non-compulsory and named parameters
  • Work with .NET 4's wealthy set of beneficial properties for parallel programming, code contracts, and the code safeguard model
  • Learn .NET subject matters, together with XML, collections, I/O and networking, reminiscence administration, mirrored image, attributes, defense, and local interoperability

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