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Case Studies on Archaeology (Landscape Archaeology and Artefacts), Texts, Online Publishing, Digital Archiving, and Preservation
The new volume of the CyberResearch series brings together thirty-three authors under the umbrella of digital methods in Archaeology, Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Biblical studies.
Both a newbie and a professional reader will find here diverse research topics, accompanied by detailed presentations of digital methods: distant reading of text corpora, GIS digital imaging, and various methods of text analyses. The volume is divided into three parts under the headings of archaeology, texts and online publishing, and includes a wide range of approaches from the philosophical to the practical.
This volume brings the reader up-to-date research in the field of digital Ancient Near Eastern studies, and highlights emerging methods and practices. While not a textbook per se, the book is excellent for teaching and exploring the Digital Humanities.
rwḥ and Humanity in Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Job
רוח is vital to the Hebrew Bible’s understanding of God, the world, and humanity. However, the word defies easy categorisation or casual analysis, especially when referring to humans and their experiences.
Integrating insights from several sub-fields of Cognitive Linguistics with detailed exegesis, this book examines each anthropological use of רוח in Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes, demonstrating how even complicated words in difficult passages can be fruitfully understood. As well as furthering the application of contemporary linguistics to ancient texts, this study sheds new light on the Hebrew Bible’s understanding of humanity and their relationship to the world and to the divine.
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This annotated commentary of Pêcheux’s materialist theory of discourse anticipates the formation of a real social science which supersedes the metaphysical meanings of the empirical ideologies ‘always-already-there’. Structures of Language presents Pêcheux’s theory in reference to Ferdinand de Saussure’s epistemological breakthrough that founded the science of linguistics: the theoretical separation of sound from meaning. Noam Chomsky’s generative grammar, John Searle’s philosophy of language, B.F. Skinner’s indwelling agents, J.L. Austin’s speech situations, Lacan’s symbolic order, and the influential theories of other linguistic researchers, are cited to explain the functioning of semantic ideology.
The electronic version of the Cahiers Chronos series.

Every article in Cahiers Chronos is reviewed by two peer-reviewers using the double-blind system.

The study of temporal reference represents a wide subject area with various and complex issues. The Cahiers Chronos series proposes collected studies representative of the diversity of approaches in the field of temporal semantics.
The reader will find here, for example, studies on the temporality of the verb in general, particular verb tenses, aspect and actionality, temporal subordination, or the interaction between tense and temporal complementation.
The diversity of theoretical approaches (temporal logic, Vendler’s ontology, pragmatics, relevance theory, Guillaume’s model, etc.) and the survey of languages (among which, French, English, German, Spanish and many others) generate interesting and sometimes unexpected points of view on a subject area that nowadays captivates many linguists and scholars.

L'étude de la référence temporelle constitue un domaine très vaste où se dégagent des problématiques diverses et complexes. La collection Cahiers Chronos propose des recueils d'articles - et à l'avenir également des monographies - représentatifs de la diversité des approches dans le domaine de la sémantique temporelle. Le lecteur y trouvera, entre autres, des études consacrées à la temporalité du verbe en général, à des temps verbaux particuliers (par exemple, le passé simple français ou le present perfect anglais), à la problématique de l'aspect et du mode d'action, aux subordonnées temporelles ou à l'interaction entre le temps du verbe et les compléments de temps. La diversité des approches théoriques (logique temporelle reichenbachienne, ontologie de Vendler, repérages énonciatifs de Culioli, modèle guillaumien, grammaire fonctionnelle de Dik, pragmasémantique de Kleiber, théorie de la pertinence, etc.) permet de jeter des regards intéressants et parfois inattendus sur un domaine qui passionne actuellement beaucoup de linguistes. La collection ne s'intéresse pas seulement à la linguistique française; on y trouve aussi des études consacrées à l'anglais, l'allemand, les langues slaves ou la linguistique comparée.
The study of temporal reference represents an all-embracing domain from which many miscellaneous and complex problems emerge. The Chronos Studies collection proposes monographs which are representative for the diversity of the approaches currently found in the field of temporal semantics. The reader will find here, among others, studies dedicated to the temporality of the verb in general; to particular verb tenses; to modality; to the issue of aspect and Aktionsart; to temporal subordination; or to the interaction of tense and temporal adverbial complements. This collection stands open to different theoretical approaches, in order to offer interesting but also unexpected perspectives on a field that many linguists are fascinated with.

L’étude de la référence temporelle constitue un domaine très vaste où se dégagent des problématiques diverses et complexes. La collection Études Chronos propose des monographies représentatives de la diversité des approches actuelles dans le domaine de la sémantique temporelle. Le lecteur y trouvera, entre autres, des études consacrées à la temporalité du verbe en général, à des temps verbaux particuliers, à la modalité, à la problématique de l’aspect et du mode d’action, aux subordonnées temporelles, à l’interaction entre les temps verbaux et les compléments de temps. Cette collection s’ouvre à diverses approches théoriques, afin de jeter des regards intéressants et parfois inattendus sur un domaine qui passionne beaucoup de linguistes.
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Much of the interesting work in linguistics today concerns the interfaces between the traditional components of grammar. The aim of the Syntax and Semantics series is to publish exciting and innovative research involving the sub-systems of grammar that interface with syntax and semantics. This crucially includes the syntax-semantics interface itself, but also the systematic interplay of syntax and semantics with pragmatics, information structure and discourse. The series will promote in particular research that brings novel forms of empirical evidence to bear on issues in theoretical syntax and semantics.

The series Syntax and Semantics is listed on the ISI Web of Knowledge.
The electronic version, containing all volumes published since 1972 of the Syntax and Semantics

Much of the interesting work in linguistics today concerns the interfaces between the traditional components of grammar. The aim of the Syntax and Semantics series is to publish exciting and innovative research involving the sub-systems of grammar that interface with syntax and semantics. This crucially includes the syntax-semantics interface itself, but also the systematic interplay of syntax and semantics with pragmatics, information structure and discourse. The series will promote in particular research that brings novel forms of empirical evidence to bear on issues in theoretical syntax and semantics.

The series Syntax and Semantics is listed on the ISI Web of Knowledge.
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The volume brings together contributions by scholars working in different theoretical frameworks interested in systematic explanation of language change and the interrelation between current linguistic theories and modern analytical tools and methodology; the integrative basis of all work included in the volume is the special focus on phenomena at the interface of semantics and syntax and the implications of corpus-based, quantitative analyses for researching diachrony.
The issues addressed in the 13 papers include the following: explanations of change in the interface of semantics and syntax; universal constraints and principles of language change (e.g., economy, reanalysis, analogy) and the possibility of predicting language change; constructional approaches to change and their relation to corpus-based research; language contact as an explanation of change and approaches to historical bilingualism and language contact, all on the basis of empirical corpus findings; the challenges of creating diachronic corpora and the question of how quantitative linguistics and diachronic corpora inform explanations of language change variation.

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This papers aims at a.) drawing a comparison between English and Greek with respect to the diachrony of their complementation and mood system, especially examining the diachronic function of the infinitive and the subjunctive, b.) investigating how categories such as finiteness/non-finiteness and mood intertwine within language change, c.) suggesting that diachronically complementation change is cyclical (in the sense that mixed systems of both finite and non-finite complements may tend to more uniform systems and the other way around) d.) underlining the importance of corpora research in diachronic comparative linguistics. In addition, the paper encompasses certain remarks and (working) hypotheses regarding the Indo-European complementation system.

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Sixteenth-century Italy saw the codification of a literary variety based on archaic Florentine. This process was at first guided by non-Tuscans, and the codified variety did not entirely coincide with the variety spoken at the time in Florence, going back instead to the language of fourteenth-century Florentine authors. This archaising variety was at first rejected by Tuscan writers as inauthentic, but in the course of the century attitudes changed, and this variety was eventually promoted by the Accademia della Crusca. Whereas most attention has focused on the literary sphere, the reception of this archaising norm in Tuscany at the level of informal writings warrants further investigation. This paper examines the Buonarroti letter corpus, tracking the spread of the archaising form of the masculine determiner, a highly salient feature that distinguished archaic and contemporary Tuscan. The analysis shows a dramatic increase in the use of this form throughout the sixteenth century, with the change being led by high-ranking individuals and progressively adopted by the ranks below. Italian historiography has been criticised for the centrality usually attributed to change from above. The results presented here, however, suggest that, for a highly salient feature, change from above is detectable in the informal written language of sixteenth-century Tuscans.

In: Studying Language Change in the 21st Century