Historical Dictionary of the Kurds


Author: Michael M. Gunter

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538110504

Category: History

Page: 526

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This third edition of Historical Dictionary of the Kurds contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture of the Kurds.

Cultivated Vegetables of the World

A Multilingual Onomasticon


Author: Stanley J. Kays

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9086867200


Page: 828

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Vegetables make up a major portion of the diet of humans and are critical for good health. With the world population predicted to reach 9 billion people by 2050, they will play an increasingly important role in food availability. The purpose of this book is to facilitate accuracy in communication among individuals working in agriculture and a better understand of the extent and diversity of vegetable production and utilization worldwide. Increasing global economic interdependence and trade in agricultural products makes precise communication among individuals utilizing different languages essential. There is currently a wide range of vegetables shipped around the world as seasonal, economic and other forces are shifting markets from exclusively local toward global. The text provides up-to-date scientific names, synonyms, and common names for the commercially cultivated vegetable crops grown worldwide (404 crops), in addition to information on the plant parts utilized and their method of preparation. Common names from 370 languages are presented along with information on each of the languages. The text represents an essential reference source with the information presented in a concise and readily accessible format. It allows indentifying a crop from the common name in a diverse cross-section of languages and is therefore of use to university and government researchers, libraries worldwide, agricultural organizations, agricultural scientists, embassies, international travelers, vegetable growers, shippers, packers, produce buyers, grocery store managers, gourmet restaurants, chefs, and gardeners.

Morphologies of Asia and Africa


Author: Alan S. Kaye

Publisher: Eisenbrauns

ISBN: 1575061090

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1408

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In 1997, Eisenbrauns published the highly-regarded two-volume Phonologies of Asia and Africa, edited by Alan Kaye with the assistance of Peter T. Daniels, and the book rapidly became the standard reference for the phonologies of the Afro-Asiatic languages. Now the concept has been extended, and Kaye has assembled nearly 50 scholars to write essays on the morphologies of the same language group. The coverage is complete, copious, and again will likely become the standard work in the field. Contributors are an international Who's Who of Afro-Asiatic linguistics, from Appleyard to Leslau to Voigt. It is with great sadness that we report the death of Alan Kaye on May 31, 2007, while these volumes were in the final stages of preparation for the press. Alan was diagnosed with bone cancer on May 1 while on research leave in the United Arab Emirates and was brought home to Fullerton by his son on May 22.

Phonologies of Asia and Africa

Including the Caucasus


Author: Alan S. Kaye

Publisher: Eisenbrauns

ISBN: 1575060191

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1080

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This large, 2-volume work presents more than 50 authoritative articles by leading specialists on a wide variety of ancient, medieval, and modern languages and dialects of the greater Near East and Africa, from a variety of language families. The articles are concise descriptive narratives presenting the basics of the phonology of the languages and dialects, with an emphasis on the phonological processes operative in them. A major goal of the work is a definite statement on the language and/or dialect in question with regard to genetics, typology, and/or universal elements. Of interest to general linguists as well as those specializing in Afro-Asiatic languages.

English -- Kurdish, Kurdish -- English

Sorani Dictionary


Author: Michael Goddard

Publisher: Simon Wallenburg Press

ISBN: 9781843560098

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 304

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The first ever Sorani Kurdish dictionary to be entirely compiled based on the statistical evidence of real language, both written and spoken. It includes useful information on life in the Kurdish-speaking world, Kurdish, history, art and culture, and the Kurdish struggle for nationhood.

Journalistic Translation

Procedures and Strategies in English-Kurdish Translation of Media Texts


Author: Sabir Hasan Rasul

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527534278

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 299

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This volume painstakingly formulates a composite model of translation procedures that covers both linguistic and cultural aspects inherent in translation. The model is based on an integration of three classic taxonomies of translation procedures proposed by influential translation scholars, namely Vinay and Darbelnet (1995), Newmark (1988), and Dickins, Hervey and Higgins (2002/2016). The book combines these three taxonomies into an integrated model and extends it, effectively, to identify patterns of translation procedures and overall strategies in English-Kurdish translation of journalistic texts. The book is a breakthrough in the field of journalistic translation between the two languages. With a clear definition and exemplification of each translation procedure, the importance of the model is that it is replicable for future descriptive translation studies and can be carried out in other language pairs and on other genres. Moreover, the model is comprehensive in nature, and covers almost all translational changes and shifts that may occur in the translation process. Thus, this model of translation procedures transcends previous frameworks in such a way that prospective translation researchers will not need to go back to these older models of translation procedures.

Nationalism and language in Kurdistan, 1918-1985


Author: Amir Hassanpour

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Pr


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 520

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This is the first comprehensive study (in any language) of the historical, literary and sociolinguistic foundations of Kurdish nationalism and the conflict with the Iraqi state since its emergence under the British mandate. While it is focused on the Kurds of Iraq, the conflict between the Kurds and the central governments of Turkey, Iran, Syria and the USSR receives adequate research attention. Language is the most important indicator of Kurdish identity. The right to native-tongue education and media has been the most important demand of Kurdish nationalism in the post-WW I period. In their attempt to survive linguistic genocide, Kurdish intellectuals, political activists, and religious leaders struggled for the development of a unified national language. Standardization is treated as language development, similar and closely related to social, economic, and political development. The approach here is interdisciplinary, cutting across a number of fields in social sciences -- sociolinguistics, political science, mass media studies, education, and policy studies.

Endangered languages and language learning

proceedings of the conference FEL XII, 24-27 September 2008 Fryske Akademy, It Aljemint, Ljouwert/Leeuwarden, The Netherlands


Author: Tjeerd de Graaf,Nicholas Ostler,R. Salverda,Fryske Akademy

Publisher: N.A


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 238

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