Copulas

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Copulas
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Bog, paperback
Udgivelsesdato:
05-05-2005
Sprog:
Engelsk
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'Giving a talk' is one of the most important ways in which we communicate our research. The 'talk' covers everything from a ten-minute briefing on progress to a handful of colleagues, to a keynote address to a major international conference with more than a thousand delegates. Whatever the occasion, the aim is the same - to get the message across clearly and effectively. At the same time, presentational skills are becoming more important in all walks of life - andpresenting science has particular issues. Our aim is to equip the reader with the basic skills needed to make a good presentation, and our approach is pragmatic, not dogmatic. We emphasise four points:- The goal is to communicate the science to the audience.- The speaker is responsible for everything that appears, and does not appear, on each slide.- The structure and appearance of the presentation are part of the communication process.- There is no standard way of doing things.Giving a good talk on science is a skill that can be learnt like any other: in this book we take the reader through the process of presenting science to a wide variety of audiences.Copulas (in English, the verb to be) are conventionally defined functionally as a means of relating elements of clause structure, especially subject and complement, and considered to be semantically empty or meaningless.They have received relatively little attention from linguists. Dr Pustet in this extensive cross-linguistic study goes some way towards correcting this neglect. In doing so she takes issue with both accepted definition and description. Shepresents an analysis of grammatical descriptions of over 160 languages drawn from the language families of the world. She shows that some languages have a single copula, others several, and some none at all. In a series of statistical analyses she seeks to explain why by linking the distribution of copulas tovariations in lexical categorization and syntactic structure. She concludes by advancing a comprehensive theory of copularization which she relates to language classification and to theories of language change, notably grammaticalization.

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Udgivelsesdato:
05-05-2005
ISBN13:
9780199281800
Vægt:
425 g
Dybde:
17 mm
Bredde:
156 mm
Højde:
234 mm
Format:
Paperback
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Bibliotekernes beskrivelse Giving a good talk on science is a skill that can be learnt like any other, and in this book we take the reader through the process of preparing and presenting science to a wide variety of audiences, from a handful of colleagues to a major conference with a thousand delegates. Our approach is pragmatic rather than dogmatic.Presents an analysis of grammatical descriptions of over 160 languages drawn from the language families of the world. Here, the author advances a comprehensive theory of copul numerous figures & tables

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