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Discontinuity in Second Language Acquisition: The Switch between Statistical and Grammatical Learning

by Stefano Rastelli

With a particular focus on the morphosyntactic features of second language, this book discusses the idea that language acquisition is a discontinuous and 'quantized' process and thus that some items might be...


The Multilingual Turn in Languages Education: Opportunities and Challenges

by Jean Conteh & Gabriela Meier

Starting from the key idea that learners and teachers bring diverse linguistic knowledge and resources to education, this book establishes and explores the concept of the 'multilingual turn' in languages education...


Fundamentals of librarianship

by Marco Casella

This book is a point of reference for all those who want to learn the cataloguing technique in a library. It is divided into three parts. In the first part, the concept and the function of the catalogue is defined,...


Shortcut: How Analogies Reveal Connections, Spark Innovation, and Sell Our Greatest Ideas

by John Pollack

A presidential speechwriter for Bill Clinton explores the hidden power of analogy to fuel thought, connect ideas, spark innovation, and shape outcomes

From the meatpacking plants that inspired Henry Ford's...


How to Speak Brit: The Quintessential Guide to the King's English, Cockney Slang, and Other Flummoxing British Phrases

by Christopher J Moore

The quintessential A to Z guide to British English-perfect for every egghead and bluestocking looking to conquer the language barrier

Oscar Wilde once said the Brits have "everything in common with America nowadays...


The Prague School: Selected Writings, 1929-1946

by Peter Steiner

The Prague Linguistic Circle came into being on the afternoon of October 6, 1926, when five Czech and Russian linguists gathered to hear a lecture by a German colleague. From this international beginning, the...


Mechanisms of Syntactic Change

by Charles N. Li

Historical linguistics, the oldest field in linguistics, has been traditionally dominated by phonological and etymological investigations. Only in the late twentieth century have linguists begun to focus their...


How Not to Write: The Essential Misrules of Grammar

by William Safire

These fifty humorous misrules of grammar will open the eyes of writers of all levels to fine style. How Not to Write is a wickedly witty book about grammar, usage, and style. William Safire, the author of the...


The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu

by Dan Jurafsky

Stanford University linguist and MacArthur Fellow Dan Jurafsky dives into the hidden history of food. Why do we eat toast for breakfast, and then toast to good health at dinner? What does the turkey we eat on...


The Translation of Culture

by Bruno Osimo

A culture is a way of perceiving reality. The verb “perceive” should not lead to mistakes. Someone may think that since objective reality of a culture is unique, all people must perceive it in the same way....


Study of Point of View

by Boris A. Uspensky & Paolo Fabbri

La teoria semiotica del punto di vista narrativo e della prospettiva nella raffigurazione visiva. Un capitolo della “Poetics of Composition” (1973) del semiologo russo, coautore di J. Lotman. Ripresa da...


Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words from Around the World

by Ella Frances Sanders

An artistic collection of more than 50 drawings featuring unique, funny, and poignant foreign words that have no direct translation into English.

Did you know that the Japanese language has a word to express...


Prototext-metatext translation shifts. A model with examples based on Bible translation

by Bruno Osimo

In our society people deal with translation quality in various contexts, which seldom share information. The first context one comes into contact with it is university: in bachelor’s and master’s degree...


Gwynne's Grammar: The Ultimate Introduction to Grammar and the Writing of Good English

by N.M. Gwynne

Anxious about apostrophes?

 

In a pickle over your pronouns and prepositions?

 

Fear not—Mr. Gwynne is here with his wonderfully concise and highly enjoyable book of grammar.

 

Within these pages, adults...


Raising Bilingual Children: A Practical Guide

by Maritere Rodriguez Bellas

For most immigrant parents in America today, raising bilingual children is not a choice or a decision, but rather a way of life. Yet teaching children their parents’ native language often comes second to ensuring...


The Impact of Self-Concept on Language Learning

by Kata Csizer & Michael Magid

This edited volume seeks to highlight the effects of self-concept on L2 learning and teaching by considering a wide range of theories as well as their practical application. The book is divided into four sections...


The Bilingual Advantage: Language, Literacy and the Us Labor Market

by Rebecca M. Callahan & Patricia C. Gándara

The Bilingual Advantage draws together researchers from education, economics, sociology, anthropology and linguistics to examine the economic and employment benefits of bilingualism in the US labor market, countering...


Adventures in Grammarland

by Paul Georgiou & Christopher Prendergast

Adventures in Grammarland is set in a fantasy world, where words are people and where, because of bitter conflict and disunity in the past, the land is now oppressed by the tyrant Ignorance. A young lad, Josh,...


Multimodal Teaching and Learning: The Rhetorics of the Science Classroom

by Gunther Kress, Carey Jewitt & Jon Ogborn

This book takes a radically different look at communication, and in doing so presents a series of challenges to accepted views on language, on communication, on teaching and, above all, on learning.

Drawing...


Second Language Identities

by David Block

Second Language Identities examines how identity is an issue in different second language learning contexts. It begins with a detailed presentation of what has become a popular approach to identity in the social...