This is a comprehensive Grammar of the Chaldean "Neo-Aramaic" Language.
Author: Mar Sarhad Y. Jammo
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This is a comprehensive Grammar of the Chaldean "Neo-Aramaic" Language. The rationale of this book is a combination of a “pure grammar” and a “pedagogical” one, where as much as possible grammatical forms are presented completely (for example, that of the Adjective or the Present Tense Verb), but with the progressive learning of a student in mind, especially in the selection of Vocabulary and Exercises. The 2000-Word Dictionaries at the end of the book, as well as the selections of Literature in the Chaldean language, are intended to be useful for one learning, though not in any sense comprehensive.
... and in his plans to write comparative grammars of Greek, Hebrew and Chaldean. Bacon's Greek Grammar displays his commitment to language comparison.
Author: Margaret Thomas
Category: Foreign Language Study
From the ancient Mediterranean world to the present day, our conceptions of what is universal in language have interacted with our experiences of language learning. This book tells two stories: the story of how scholars in the west have conceived of the fact that human languages share important properties despite their obvious differences, and the story of how westerners have understood the nature of second or foreign language learning. In narrating these two stories, the author argues that modern second language acquisition theory needs to reassess what counts as its own past. The book addresses Greek contributions to the prehistory of universal grammar, Roman bilingualism, the emergence of the first foreign language grammars in the early Middle Ages, and the Medieval speculative grammarians efforts to define the essentials of human language. The author shows how after the renaissance expanded people's awareness of language differences, scholars returned to the questions of universals in the context of second language learning, including in the 1660 Port-Royal grammar which Chomsky notoriously celebrated in Cartesian Linguistics. The book then looks at how Post-Saussurean European linguistics and American structuralism up to modern generative grammar have each differently conceived of universals and language learning. Universal Grammar in Second Language Acquisition is a remarkable contribution to the history of linguistics and will be essential reading for students and scholars of linguistics, specialists in second language acquisition and language teacher-educators.
... given the widespread belief in a 'universal grammar'. ... one may speak of Latin grammar, Greek grammar, Hebrew grammar, and Chaldean grammar — and the ...
Author: Alastair J. Minnis
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Category: Literary Criticism
The Roman de la Rose was a major bestseller - largely due to its robust treatment of 'natural' sexuality. This study concentrates on the ways in which Jean de Meun, in imitation of Ovid, assumed the mock-magisterium (or mastership) of love. From Latin texts and literary theory Jean derived many hermeneutic rationales and generic categorizations, without allowing any one to dominate. Alastair J. Minnis considers allegorical versus literalistic expression in the poem, its competing discourses of allegorical covering and satiric stripping, Jean's provocative use of plain and sometimes obscene language in a widely accessible French work, the challenge of its homosocial and perhaps even homoerotic constructions, the subversive effects of coital comedy within a text characterized by intermittent aspirations to moral and scientific truth, and - placing the Rose's reception within the European history of vernacular hermeneutics - the problematic translation of literary authority from Latin into the vulgar tongue.
Chaldean Grammar and Interpretation of the book of Daniel . Wednesday , 4 p .
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Danielis Ezrae et Nehemiae , ed . S. Baer and Fr. Delitzsch , Lipsiae , 1882 . 5.
Chaldean Grammar . Weekly , Wednesday , 4 p . m ... Gorton , Supplementary
Classes : First Section : Brandi's Grammar , Deutsch's Reader : MR . HEMPL .
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... have caught.53 For the same reasons he found particularly offensive the Chaldean grammar by Andreas Masius and the dictionary by Lefèvre dela Boderie, ...
Author: María M. Portuondo
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
In this book, historian María M. Portuondo takes us to sixteenth-century Spain, where she identifies a community of natural philosophers and biblical scholars. They shared what she calls the “Spanish Disquiet”—a preoccupation with the perceived shortcomings of prevailing natural philosophies and empirical approaches when it came to explaining the natural world. Foremost among them was Benito Arias Montano—Spain’s most prominent biblical scholar and exegete of the sixteenth century. He was also a widely read member of the European intellectual community, and his motivation to reform natural philosophy shows that the Spanish Disquiet was a local manifestation of greater concerns about Aristotelian natural philosophy that were overtaking Europe on the eve of the Scientific Revolution. His approach to the study of nature framed the natural world as unfolding from a series of events described in the Book of Genesis, ultimately resulting in a new metaphysics, cosmology, physics, and even a natural history of the world. By bringing Arias Montano’s intellectual and personal biography into conversation with broader themes that inform histories of science of the era, The Spanish Disquiet ensures an appreciation of the variety and richness of Arias Montano’s thought and his influence on early modern science.