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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...


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...


Antagonism on YouTube: Metaphor in Online Discourse

by Stephen Pihlaja

Similar to many sites on the Internet, interaction on YouTube often features confrontational, antagonistic exchanges among users. YouTube comments threads in particular are known for their offensive, conflagratory...


Opposition In Discourse: The Construction of Oppositional Meaning

by Lesley Jeffries

In this important book, Lesley Jeffries introduces a phenomenon which has not been given the attention it deserves - the contextual construction of oppositional meaning. These are opposites not recognisable...


Worlds of Written Discourse: A Genre-Based View

by Vijay Bhatia

Genre theory in the past few years has contributed immensely to our understanding of the way discourse is used in academic, professional and institutional contexts. However, its development has been constrained...


Radical Information Literacy: Reclaiming the Political Heart of the IL Movement

by Andrew Whitworth

What would a synthetic theory of Digital, Media and Information Literacy (DMIL) look like? Radical Information Literacy presents, for the first time, a theory of DMIL that synthesises the diversity of perspectives...