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Obtainable and obviously written, Living Language: An creation to Linguistic Anthropology introduces readers to the research of language in real-life social contexts worldwide throughout the modern thought and perform of linguistic anthropology.

• A hugely available creation to the research of language in real-life social contexts round the world
• Combines vintage reviews on language and state-of-the-art modern scholarship and assumes no previous wisdom in linguistics or anthropology
• presents a unifying synthesis of present examine and considers destiny instructions for the field
• Covers key themes corresponding to: language and gender, race, and ethnicity; language acquisition and socialization in young children and adults; language dying and revitalization; functionality; language and concept; literacy practices; and multilingualism and globalization

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W w — W W W — W W WW W W W W W w W W w — W W — Occasionally he admits contraction ? as — w — ww ~~ (dod"). A few of the simplest poems are immediately analysable in these terms. Here is the first strophe of Pindar's Fourth Nemean: άριστος ευφρόσυνα ιατρός· αϊ δε σοφαί Μοισάν θύγατ ουδέ θερμόν 5 γυΐα, ρήμα τόσσον πόνων ρες άοιδαί ευλογία φ'ρενός θέλξάν έξέλοι νιν άπτόμεναι. γε μαλθακά φόρμιγγι χρονιώτερον ότι κε συν Χαρίτων γλώσσα tl dod || tl"|| ΰδωρ τόσον δ' έργμάτων κεκ' ριμένων τεύχει tl'^gl"|| gl r|| συνάορος.

A double-short form w w - w w - w does occur, but again, not in responsion with any of the others, and this variant seems 7 T h e r e are t w o a p p a r e n t parallels in t r a g e d y (see pp. ). Possibly all three passages are c o r r u p t . SIMONIDES, BACCHYLIDES, PINDAR to 45 have taken on an independent identity. Similarly χ — w w — and w w — w w — . g. w w — W W W — W W WW W W W W W w W W w — W W — Occasionally he admits contraction ? as — w — ww ~~ (dod"). A few of the simplest poems are immediately analysable in these terms.

Andr. 230 ζητεί παρελθεϊν τών κακών γαρ μητέρων are tolerated, although γάρ adheres to κακών rather than μητέρων, but not a line like Ar. Eq. 129 quoted above. There are a very few apparent exceptions in tragedy, most of them textually suspect. Satyric drama may be slightly less strict, but only slightly. In comedy the rule is ignored. T h e first four princeps positions can be resolved j X ww w ww .. , ), and in drama also the fifth (but in tragedy only if the adjacent anceps is occupied by a short syllable, ...

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