Languages, Miscellaneous
100 Days of Cree
100 Days of Cree
Paperback      ISBN: 0889774293
"Cree is the sexiest of all languages," as Tomson Highway tells us. In this appealing, episodic volume, artist Neal McLeod shows us how this funny, vibrant, and sometimes salacious language brings things together in unexpected ways, giving readers outside Indigenous culture a different way of understanding their place in the universe. Made up of 100 short chapters, each "day" presents a chain of related words of phrases, some dealing with the traditional--the buffalo hunt, the seasons--and others cheekily capturing the common parts of modern life--Facebook friends, Wifi connections, university courses, and more. The result is an introduction to a language spoken by many in Canada, and a chance for non-Cree speakers to understand the interconnnected nature of all our relations.
7 Steps to Raising a Bilingual Child
7 Steps to Raising a Bilingual Child
Paperback      ISBN: 0814400469
Step-by-step approach to help you determine and achieve your bilingual goals for your child.
Aaniiih/Gros Ventre Stories
Aaniiih/Gros Ventre Stories
Paperback      ISBN: 0889774803
The American Sign Language Handshape Starter: A Beginner's Guide
The American Sign Language Handshape Starter
A Beginner's Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 1563681307
Beginning signers now can improve their recognition of the most commonly used signs with this easy-to-follow handbook based upon the revolutionary dictionary. The American Sign Language Handshape Starter illustrates 840 of the most frequently used signs, arranging them by the 40 standard handshapes used in American Sign Language (ASL). Carefully chosen for their common use, the signs also have been organized by day-to-day topics, including food, travel, family, sports, clothing, school terms, time, animals, and many others from everyday conversation. The American Sign Language Handshape Starter begins with a confidence-building introduction to ASL use and structure, plus tips on basic signing. It also provides a simple guide to finding signs that are either new or familiar to learn their meanings. With the Handshape Starter, new signers, their teachers, and their parents will find improvement in ASL to be faster and even more enjoyable.
The Arts of Editing Medieval Greek and Latin: A Casebook
The Arts of Editing Medieval Greek and Latin
A Casebook
Hardcover      ISBN: 0888442033
With the triumph of the codex, medieval literature became more deeply hermeneutic in character. A vast range of texts, in various languages and genres, were not only copied with the commentaries and glosses of ancient tradition, but also underwent continuous reworking and transformation. Indeed, the very act of transcribing texts into a manuscript was often an incentive to rewrite them. This practice resulted in a bewildering number of textual versions that lived alongside their originals, and sometimes displaced them, but were nevertheless fundamental to their transmission and interpretation, often resulting in complex textual layers. All of them, from commentaries on biblical books, hymns, or sequences to texts for liturgical use with many local versions, from model sermon collections to florilegia and encyclopaedic works, came to encompass multiple paratextual and intermedial forms, be it in the guise of other texts or images or music, all with their own histories of transmission. Despite the importance in the development of medieval thought and culture their widespread dissemination evinces, these works have remained largely unedited, or unavailable in reliable modern editions. One reason for this has surely been that they were seen as merely functional texts and regarded as less important than the canonical texts. Yet the sheer number of different versions also makes them resistant to traditional and well-established editorial protocols. Issuing from Stockholm University's Ars edendi research programme (2008-2015), The Arts of Editing Medieval Greek and Latin draws together eighteen case studies covering typical medieval genres such as commentaries and glosses, liturgical texts, model sermons, and anthologies. Exploiting examples not typically discussed in manuals of textual criticism, these essays describe the challenges and opportunities in producing single-manuscript editions or editions involving large numbers of witnesses, editing different versions of the same author's text or anthologies containing the works of multiple authors, as well as in capturing stages of textual genesis and textual variability, relating text to image, and harnessing digital tools. A closing chapter seeks to trace common threads as well as differences, offering reflections on broader questions of editorial theory and practice.
Basic Indonesian: Learn to Speak and Understand Indonesian With Pimsleur Language Programs
Basic Indonesian
Learn to Speak and Understand Indonesian With Pimsleur Language Programs
Compact Disc      ISBN: 0743598830
About Indonesian - Indonesian, also known as Bahasa Indonesia, is the official language of Indonesia. - Indonesia is a form of Malay, an Austronesian (or Malayo-Polynesian) language, which had been used as a lingua franca in the Indonesian archipelago for centuries. - Standard Indonesian pronunciation, which is taught in this course, is based on the language of Jakarta. - Indonesian is spoken by nearly 35 million people as a first language and by 150 million people as a second language. It is also spoken in Thailand, East Timor, Sri Lanka, Africa, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Netherlands, and the US. - Besides Indonesian, there are over 300 local languages spoken in Indonesia, however, Indonesian is the primary language in education, government, business and communication. - Written Indonesian uses the Latin alphabet (like English), there are 26 letters. Indonesian, Basic - New ten 30-minute lessons of spoken Indonesian language instruction (the first ten Units of Pimsleur's 30-Unit Indonesian Comprehensive Program), replaces the Compact Indonesian. - Essential grammar and vocabulary that teach you greetings, numbers, how to order food and drinks and to give and ask for directions. Learn to speak with near-native pronunciation. - No mindless repetition! Converse with native speakers in natural (and useful!) conversations. - Easy, fast, fun and effective language acquisition. - Completely Audio - anytime, anywhere. No computer necessary! Unlike expensive software programs which tie learners to a computer, Pimsleur courses are available in CD or mp3 format to meet your needs. Receive an instant credit of $50 to trade up from the Basic to the full Level 1 Comprehensive.
Basics of Biblical Greek
Basics of Biblical Greek
Paperback      ISBN: 0310287677
This expanded workbook is designed for use with the standard-setting Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar, now in its third edition. Built to be flexible and encouraging, the workbook includes 2-tracks for learning biblical Greek, is supported by the book website (, and includes six sections for each chapter with extensive exercises and biblical passages to translate, plus occasional review chapters.
Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar
Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar
Hardcover      ISBN: 0310287685
The original Basics of Biblical Greek [BBG] offered instructors, students, self-learners, and home schoolers an entirely new, integrated approach to teaching and learning New Testament Greek. This third edition continues in that tradition, making use of feedback from professors, students, and home schooling moms and dads. BBG makes learning Greek a natural process, and shows from the start how an understanding of Greek helps in understanding the New Testament.
Basics of Greek Accents: Eight Lessons With Exercises
Basics of Greek Accents
Eight Lessons With Exercises
Paperback      ISBN: 0310555647
Basics of Greek Accents by John A. L. Lee is a compact, student-friendly, and practical guide to accents for students of both classical and biblical Greek. In eight simple lessons students will learn the basics of ancient Greek accentuation. Ideal for beginners who are just learning the language or for intermediate students who have learned some Greek but are unsure of their accents, this handy resource avoids theory and concentrates on taking the learner through the essentials in a natural sequence and reinforces learning by means of simple exercises.
Basics of Hebrew Discourse: A Guide to Working With Hebrew Prose and Poetry
Basics of Hebrew Discourse
A Guide to Working With Hebrew Prose and Poetry
Paperback      ISBN: 031053576x
Basics of Hebrew Discourse: A Guide to Working with Hebrew Narrative and Poetry by Matthew H. Patton, Frederick Clarke Putnam, and Miles V. Van Pelt is a syntax resource for intermediate Hebrew students. This Basics book introduces students to the principles and exegetical benefits of discourse analysis (text linguistics) when applied to biblical Hebrew narrative and poetry. Where standard Hebrew reference grammars have traditionally worked to describe the relationship between words and phrases within discrete clauses (micro syntax), discourse analysis works to describe those relationships that exist between clauses and texts (macro syntax).