Middle Constructions

Middle English Verbs of Emotion and Impersonal Constructions: Verb Meaning and Syntax in Diachrony

Middle English Verbs of Emotion and Impersonal Constructions: Verb Meaning and Syntax in Diachrony by Ayumi Miura
English | 2014 | ISBN: 0199947155 | 312 pages | PDF | 3 MB

Impersonal constructions in the history of English form a puzzling category, in that there has been uncertainty as to why some verbs are attested in such constructions while others are not, even though they look almost synonymous. In this book, Ayumi Miura tackles this under-discussed question with special reference to verbs of emotion in Middle English.
Middle English Verbs of Emotion and Impersonal Constructions: Verb Meaning and Syntax in Diachrony (Repost)

Ayumi Miura, "Middle English Verbs of Emotion and Impersonal Constructions: Verb Meaning and Syntax in Diachrony"
English | 2014 | ISBN: 0199947155 | PDF | pages: 311 | 2,8 mb
Politics of Modern Muslim Subjectivities: Islam, Youth, and Social Activism in the Middle East

Politics of Modern Muslim Subjectivities: Islam, Youth, and Social Activism in the Middle East by D. Jung
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1137380640, 1137380632 | 228 pages | PDF | 2 MB
The Scales of Success: Constructions of Life-Career Success of Eminent Men and Women Lawyers

Sheelagh O'Donovan-Polten, "The Scales of Success: Constructions of Life-Career Success of Eminent Men and Women Lawyers"
English | ISBN: 0802048765, 0802083927 | 2001 | 256 pages | PDF | 11 MB

Coordinating Constructions (Typological Studies in Language) (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by manamba13 at Feb. 7, 2015
Coordinating Constructions (Typological Studies in Language) (Repost)

Coordinating Constructions (Typological Studies in Language) by Martin Haspelmath
English | 2004 | ISBN: 902722966X | 580 Pages | PDF | 32 MB

This is the first book on coordinating constructions that adopts a broad cross-linguistic perspective.

Envisioning Experience in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by nebulae at Dec. 29, 2014
Envisioning Experience in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages

Giselle de Nie and Thomas F.X. Noble, "Envisioning Experience in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages"
English | ISBN: 1409439488 | 2012 | 180 pages | PDF | 2 MB
Constructing England in the Fourteenth Century: A Postcolonial Interpretation of Middle English Romance

Constructing England in the Fourteenth Century: A Postcolonial Interpretation of Middle English Romance by Helen Young and Geraldine Barnes
English | 2010 | ISBN: 077341293X , 0779903706 | 289 pages | PDF | 4,3 MB

This work explores how narratives aided in the construction of a national identity in England in the late Middle Ages. Throughout the Middle Ages England was the site of confluent cultures, English, Scandinavian, and Continental, and this study examines how social, cultural and political encounters, particularly in the centuries following the Norman Conquest, influenced constructions of Englishness.
Mary Catherine Davidson, "Medievalism, Multilingualism, and Chaucer (The New Middle Ages)" (repost)

Mary Catherine Davidson, "Medievalism, Multilingualism, and Chaucer (The New Middle Ages)"
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan | 2009 | ISBN: 0230602975 | English | PDF | 224 pages | 1.6 Mb

"Medievalism, Multilingualism, and Chaucer" examines multilingual identity in the writing of Gower, Langland, and Chaucer. Mary Catherine Davidson traces monolingual habits of inquiry to nineteenth-century attitudes toward French, which had first influenced popular constructions of medieval English in such historical novels as Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe. In re-reading medieval traditions in the origins of English from Geoffrey of Monmouth, this book describes how multilingual practices reflected attitudes toward English in the age of Chaucer. …
Performing Islam: Gender and Ritual in Iran (Women and Gender: the Middle East and the Islamic World)

Performing Islam: Gender and Ritual in Iran (Women and Gender: the Middle East and the Islamic World)
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers | ISBN: 9004152954 | edition 2006 | PDF | 320 pages | 11,4 mb

Performing Islam takes as its main focus the rich array of ceremonial activities that shape and inform the lives of circles of women in south Tehran. Based on anthropological fieldwork, the book describes and analyses rituals that mark religious anniversaries and life course events in Iran today. Arguing that the ritual performances are powerful forums where ideas develop, and where rules, symbols and discourses are contested, this book discusses the values and beliefs underpinning gender constructions in a rapidly changing and complex society. The ambiguous metaphorical language of the rituals is examined, revealing how gender ideologies are projected and renewed, but also challenged, destabilized and ridiculed. Thus the rituals provide possibilities for self-expression, innovation and incremental change. This study goes beyond questions of meaning and culture to interrogate the dynamics of gender performance as products of power and politics.
Israeli And Palestinian Narratives of Conflict: History's Double Helix (Indiana Series in Middle East Studies)

Robert I. Rotberg "Israeli And Palestinian Narratives of Conflict: History's Double Helix (Indiana Series in Middle East Studies)"
Publisher: Indiana University Press 2006 | 296 Pages | ISBN: 0253218578 | PDF | 2.7 MB

Why does Hamas refuse to recognize the legitimacy of the state of Israel? Why do Israeli settlers in the West Bank insist that Israel has a legitimate right to that territory? What makes the Israeli-Palestinian conflict so intractable?…