The Grammar of KnowledgeThe Grammar of Knowledge



Like others in the series, the book illustrates and examines these aspects of language in different cultural and linguistic settings. It will interest linguists of all persuasions as well as linguistically-minded anthropologists.

Author: Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191004568

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The Grammar of Knowledge offers both a linguistic and anthropological perspective on the expression of information sources, as well as inferences, assumptions, probability and possibility, and gradations of doubt and beliefs in a range of languages. The book investigates twelve different languages, from families including Tibeto-Burman, Nakh-Dagestani, and Austronesian, all of which share the property of requiring the source of information to be specified in every sentence. In these languages, it may not be possible to say merely that 'the man went fishing'. Instead, the source of evidence for the statement must also be specified, usually through the use of evidential markers. For example, it may be necessary to indicate whether the speaker saw the man go fishing; has simply assumed that the man went fishing; or was told that he went fishing by a third party. Some languages, such as Hinuq and Tatar, distinguish between first-hand and non first-hand information sources; others, such as Ersu, mark three distinct types of information - directly required, inferred or assumed, and reported. Some require an even greater level of specification: Ashéninka Perené, from South America, has a specific marker to express suspicions or misgivings. Like others in the series, the book illustrates and examines these aspects of language in different cultural and linguistic settings. It will interest linguists of all persuasions as well as linguistically-minded anthropologists.

On the improvement of society by the diffusion of knowledgeOn the improvement of society by the diffusion of knowledge



Although all the rules alluded to were admitted to be useful, it would be highly
inexpedient to burden and perplex a young person with such exercises, when
communicating the first elements of grammatical arrangement, especially when
he ...

Author: Thomas Dick

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ISBN: COLUMBIA:0035526068

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The grammar of house planning by an M S A and M R A S The grammar of house planning by an M S A and M R A S



Truly the knowledge to be acquired by one who would honestly and skilfully
discharge the duties of his profession are multifarious and perplexing . We may
talk of fine art architecture , and pass our lives in preparing , reading , and
hearing ...

Author: Robert Scott Burn

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ISBN: OXFORD:590184423

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An Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy ScripturesAn Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures



Preiswerk is professor of Hebrew at the Theological School of Geneva ; who ,
having been very successful in imparting a knowledge of that language , has
published by special request the system of Grammar adopted by him . He
professes to ...

Author: Thomas Hartwell Horne

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ISBN: BCUL:1099116520

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A Grammar of the English Language in a Series of LettersA Grammar of the English Language in a Series of Letters



thing human ; for , not only are the industry , labour , and talent , requisite in the
acquirement of knowledge , still greater , and far greater here , than in the
profession of the Law ; but of the application of this knowledge the effects are so ...

Author: William Cobbett

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ISBN: WISC:89110086485

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Page: 240

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An Essay in Aid of a Grammar of AssentAn Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Assent



In order to prove plainly and intelligibly , " says Dr . Samuel Clarke , “ that God is
a Being , which must of necessity be endued with perfect knowledge , ' tis to be
observed that knowledge is a perfection , without which the foregoing attributes ...

Author: John Henry Newman

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ISBN: IND:30000011859422

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Page: 503

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The Imperial Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Knowledge UnabridgedThe Imperial Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Knowledge Unabridged



A single seed of a Grammar , gram'mar , n . ( Fr. grammaire , gredient , progress ,
retrograde , & c . ] A de plant , particularly of those plants whose from a
hypothetical L.L. form grammaria , gree or rank in order or dignity ; a step or
secds are ...

Author: Charles Annandale

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ISBN: UCAL:$B623727

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Page: 1015

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An English Grammar for the Higher Grades in Grammar SchoolsAn English Grammar for the Higher Grades in Grammar Schools



If we have some knowledge of modern English grammar , we shall be the better
able to appreciate the fact that during all these centuries the English language
has not only changed , but has developed and improved . Besides , we may not
be ...

Author: William Dwight Whitney

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ISBN: NYPL:33433069248130

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Page: 264

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