Living with a Dead Language

Living with a Dead Language
Author: Ann Patty
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-06-14
ISBN 10: 1101980249
ISBN 13: 9781101980248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living with a Dead Language Book Review:

“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
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2005-12-27
ISBN 10: 0345490916
ISBN 13: 9780345490919
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lake of Dead Languages Book Review:

“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. . . .

Latin in Modern Fiction

Latin in Modern Fiction
Author: Henryk Hoffmann
Publsiher: Vernon Press
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2021-07-06
ISBN 10: 1648892647
ISBN 13: 9781648892646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Latin in Modern Fiction Book Review:

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.

A Dead Language

A Dead Language
Author: Peter Rushforth
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2015-04-09
ISBN 10: 1471151034
ISBN 13: 9781471151033
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dead Language Book Review:

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.

Language Death

Language Death
Author: Nancy C. Dorian
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-11-11
ISBN 10: 1512815586
ISBN 13: 9781512815580
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Long Live Latin

Long Live Latin
Author: Nicola Gardini
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-11-12
ISBN 10: 0374717044
ISBN 13: 9780374717049
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Long Live Latin Book Review:

A lively exploration of the joys of a not-so-dead language From the acclaimed novelist and Oxford professor Nicola Gardini, a personal and passionate look at the Latin language: its history, its authors, its essential role in education, and its enduring impact on modern life—whether we call it “dead” or not. What use is Latin? It’s a question we’re often asked by those who see the language of Cicero as no more than a cumbersome heap of ruins, something to remove from the curriculum. In this sustained meditation, Gardini gives us his sincere and brilliant reply: Latin is, quite simply, the means of expression that made us—and continues to make us—who we are. In Latin, the rigorous and inventive thinker Lucretius examined the nature of our world; the poet Propertius told of love and emotion in a dizzying variety of registers; Caesar affirmed man’s capacity to shape reality through reason; Virgil composed the Aeneid, without which we’d see all of Western history in a different light. In Long Live Latin, Gardini shares his deep love for the language—enriched by his tireless intellectual curiosity—and warmly encourages us to engage with a civilization that has never ceased to exist, because it’s here with us now, whether we know it or not. Thanks to his careful guidance, even without a single lick of Latin grammar readers can discover how this language is still capable of restoring our sense of identity, with a power that only useless things can miraculously express.

General Linguistics and the Teaching of Dead Hamito Semitic Languages

General Linguistics and the Teaching of Dead Hamito Semitic Languages
Author: Hospers
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 124
Release: 1978-12-01
ISBN 10: 9004348212
ISBN 13: 9789004348219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

General Linguistics and the Teaching of Dead Hamito Semitic Languages Book Review:

An Introduction to Language

An Introduction to Language
Author: Kirk Hazen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2014-06-24
ISBN 10: 1118559959
ISBN 13: 9781118559956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Language Book Review:

An Introduction to Language offers an engaging guide tothe nature of language, focusing on how language works – itssounds, words, structures, and phrases – all investigatedthrough wide-ranging examples from Old English to contemporary popculture. Explores the idea of a scientific approach to language,inviting students to consider what qualities of language compriseeveryday skills for us, be they sounds, words, phrases, orconversation Helps shape our understanding of what language is, howit works, and why it is both elegantly complex and essentialto who we are Includes exercises within each chapter to help readers explorekey concepts and directly observe the patterns that are part of allhuman language Examines linguistic variation and change to illustrate socialnuances and language-in-use, drawing primarily on examples fromEnglish Avoids linguistic jargon, focusing instead on a broader andmore general approach to the study of language, and making it idealfor those coming to the subject for the first time Supported by additional web resources – available uponpublication at ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/hazen/introlanguage"www.wiley.com/go/hazen/introlanguage/a– including student study aids and testbank and notes forinstructors

Interrogating Critical Pedagogy

Interrogating Critical Pedagogy
Author: Pierre Wilbert Orelus,Rochelle Brock
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2014-11-13
ISBN 10: 1317684656
ISBN 13: 9781317684657
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interrogating Critical Pedagogy Book Review:

Educators, teacher practitioners, and social activists have successfully used critical pedagogy as a tool to help marginalized students develop awareness and seek alternative solutions to their poor educational and socioeconomic situations. However, this theory is often criticized as being mostly dominated by privileged white males, bringing issues of race and gender to the forefront. This volume provides insight on how critical pedagogy can be helpful to scholars and teachers alike in their analysis of racial, gender, linguistic and political problems. It features a wide range of respected scholars who examine the way and the degree to which critical pedagogy can be used to improve education for students of color, women and other marginalized groups.

Janet Frame

Janet Frame
Author: Matthew Paul St. Pierre
Publsiher: Fairleigh Dickinson
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2011-05-12
ISBN 10: 161147051X
ISBN 13: 9781611470512
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Janet Frame Book Review:

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.

Bringing a dead Language Back to Life

Bringing a  dead  Language Back to Life
Author: Kelina Naura Tasha Lobo
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:C3447359
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Born With a Question Mark in Your Heart

Born With a Question Mark in Your Heart
Author: Osho
Publsiher: Osho Media International
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-01-21
ISBN 10: 0880504285
ISBN 13: 9780880504287
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Born With a Question Mark in Your Heart Book Review:

'Born with a Question Mark in Your Heart' continues the AUTHENTIC LIVING series by Osho with talks by the contemporary mystic during his stay in the United States. Osho says: "It is fortunate that man is born with a question mark, otherwise he would be just another species of animal." This volume is a radical questioning of traditional belief systems in religious, political, and social dimensions. Here Osho encourages readers to ask questions that are immediate and existentially significant — not borrowed or intellectual questions, but questions with an existential significance. Born With a Question Mark in Your Heart promotes personal transformation through experience and spirituality without organized religion.

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
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1870
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OXFORD:600082028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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 Book Review:

Critical Identities in Contemporary Anglophone Diasporic Literature

Critical Identities in Contemporary Anglophone Diasporic Literature
Author: Françoise Kral
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 189
Release: 2009-06-25
ISBN 10: 0230244424
ISBN 13: 9780230244429
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Identities in Contemporary Anglophone Diasporic Literature Book Review:

The figure of the migrant has been celebrated by some as an icon of postmodernity, an emblematic figure in a world increasingly characterized by transnationalism, globalization and mass migrations. Král takes issue with this view of the migrant experience through in-depth analyses of writers including Salman Rushdie, Zadie Smith and Monica Ali.

Dead Languages

Dead Languages
Author: David Shields
Publsiher: Graywolf Press
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2011-07-05
ISBN 10: 9781555970307
ISBN 13: 1555970303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dead Languages Book Review:

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.

Globalizing Literary Genres

Globalizing Literary Genres
Author: Jernej Habjan,Fabienne Imlinger
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2015-10-14
ISBN 10: 131748343X
ISBN 13: 9781317483434
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalizing Literary Genres Book Review:

Focused on the relation between processes of globalization and literary genres, this volume intervenes in the prevalent notions of globalization, literary history, genre, and the novel. Using both close reading and world history, both literary criticism and political theory, the book is a timely intervention in the debates about world, postcolonial, and transnational literature as they have been intensified by critical globalization studies, world-systems analysis, Bourdieuan sociology, and cosmopolitanism studies. It contends that globalization, far from starting in recent decades, has a long and complex history, not unlike the history of literature itself, meaning that when we speak of globalization and literature, we in effect invoke the entire history of literature. Essays examine literary genres in relation to broader historical processes, connecting the present state of globalization to such key world-historic events as the early modern geographical and scientific explorations, the Enlightenment, the expansions of modernity in the long nineteenth and twentieth centuries, postmodernity and postcoloniality, and contemporary counter-hegemonic movements. The book offers innovative readings of the pastoral from Saint-Pierre to Carpentier; the novel in Kant and Wieland, and in Diderot and Marx; travel writing from Verne to Cortázar; sports writing in James and Kahn; entrelacement in Bolaño, Ghosh, and Soderbergh; and also the Mozambican ghost story, Indian genre fiction, "fake" autobiographies, Sephardic "language memoirs," the postcolonial Gothic, Irish "chick lit," and counter-hegemonic novels. Making important theoretical contributions to a renewed discussion about genre, especially genres of narrative fiction, this volume addresses global studies, the history of the novel, and debates over periodization and nationalism in literary history.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead
Author: W. Y. Evans-Wentz
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2000-09-28
ISBN 10: 0199839514
ISBN 13: 9780199839513
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tibetan Book of the Dead Book Review:

The Tibetan Book of the Dead is one of the texts that, according to legend, Padma-Sambhava was compelled to hide during his visit to Tibet in the late 8th century. The guru hid his books in stones, lakes, and pillars because the Tibetans of that day and age were somehow unprepared for their teachings. Now, in the form of the ever-popular Tibetan Book of the Dead, these teachings are constantly being discovered and rediscovered by Western readers of many different backgrounds--a phenomenon which began in 1927 with Oxford's first edition of Dr. Evans-Wentz's landmark volume. While it is traditionally used as a mortuary text, to be read or recited in the presence of a dead or dying person, this book--which relates the whole experience of death and rebirth in three intermediate states of being--was originally understood as a guide not only for the dead but also for the living. As a contribution to the science of death and dying--not to mention the belief in life after death, or the belief in rebirth--The Tibetan Book of the Dead is unique among the sacred texts of the world, for its socio-cultural influence in this regard is without comparison. This fourth edition features a new foreword, afterword, and suggested further reading list by Donald S. Lopez, author of Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West. Lopez traces the whole history of the late Evans-Wentz's three earlier editions of this book, fully considering the work of contributors to previous editions (C. G. Jung among them), the sections that were added by Evans-Wentz along the way, the questions surrounding the book's translation, and finally the volume's profound importance in engendering both popular and academic interest in the religion and culture of Tibet. Another key theme that Lopez addresses is the changing nature of this book's audience--from the prewar theosophists to the beat poets to the hippies to contemporary exponents of the hospice movement--and what these audiences have found (or sought) in its very old pages.

English Language Reader

English Language Reader
Author: Donald Woodward Lee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 372
Release: 1963
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105129721622
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Radio Corpse

Radio Corpse
Author: Daniel Tiffany
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780674746626
ISBN 13: 0674746627
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radio Corpse Book Review:

Focusing on the necrophilic dimension of Pound's poetry and the inflections of materiality enabled by the modernist image, Tiffany finds a continuum between Decadent practice and the avant-garde, between the image's prehistory and its political afterlife, between the "corpse language" of Victorian poetry and a conception of the "radioactive" image

Historical Linguistics

Historical Linguistics
Author: Margaret E. Winters
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2020-05-08
ISBN 10: 9027261237
ISBN 13: 9789027261236
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Linguistics Book Review:

This textbook serves a dual purpose. It is, first, a comprehensive introduction to historical linguistics, intended for both undergraduate and graduate students who have taken, at the least, an introductory course in linguistics. Secondly, unlike many such textbooks, this one is based in the theoretical framework of Cognitive Linguistics, a semantics-based theory which emphasizes the relationship between cognition and language. Descriptions and explanations touch on cognitive, social, and physiological aspects of language as it changes across time. Examples come principally from Germanic (English, German, Yiddish) and Romance (French and Spanish), but with some exploration of aspects of the history of other languages as well. Each chapter concludes with exercises based on material in the chapter and also with suggestions for extensions of the content to wider issues in diachronic linguistics.