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Develop and Deliver Effective Presentations: A 10-step process to plan, practice, and rehearse a presentation on any business topic

by Natasha Terk

This workbook covers a 10-step process to plan, practice, and rehearse a presentation on any business topic. You'll review techniques to identify your audience, purpose, and main message. You'll strategize about...


Social Interaction, Social Context, and Language: Essays in Honor of Susan Ervin-Tripp

by Dan Isaac Slobin, Julie Gerhardt & Amy Kyratzis

This collection of essays is a representative sample of the current research and researchers in the fields of language and social interactions and social context. The opening chapter, entitled "Context in Language,"...


Smells Like Dead Elephants: Dispatches from a Rotting Empire

by Matt Taibbi

Smells Like Dead Elephants is a brilliant collection from Matt Taibbi, “a political reporter with the gonzo spirit that made Hunter S. Thompson and P. J. O’Rourke so much fun” (The Washington Post). Bringing...


Depraved English

by Peter Novobatzky & Ammon Shea

From aboiement to zooerastia, a guided tour of the lantrified underbelly of the English language

This unusual, un-put-downable little volume by Peter Novobatzky and Ammon Shea collects more than three hundred...


Manual of English Grammar and Composition

by J. Nesfield

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.We are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality,...


Linguistics, Philosophy, and Montague Grammar

by Steven Davis & Marianne Mithun

This volume presents significant developments in the field of Montague Grammar and outlines its past and future contributions to philosophy and linguistics. The contents are as follows:Introduction by Steven...


Language and Social Relationship in Brazilian Portuguese: The Pragmatics of Politeness

by Dale April Koike

"Give me the salt" and "Please pass the salt" make the same request, but in a polite situation the first utterance may give offense, while the second may not. How and why such differences in wording and intonation,...


The Languages of Native America: Historical and Comparative Assessment

by Lyle Campbell & Marianne Mithun

These essays were drawn from the papers presented at the Linguistic Society of America's Summer Institute at the State University of New York at Oswego in 1976. The contents are as follows: Lyle Campbell and...


A Daughter's Memoir of Burma

by Wendy Law-Yone & David I. Steinberg

Wendy Law-Yone was fifteen at the time of Burma's military coup in 1962. The daughter of Ed Law-Yone, daredevil proprietor of Rangoon Nation, Burma’s leading postwar English-language daily, she experienced...


Digital Critical Editions

by Daniel Apollon & Claire Belisle

Exploring the interweaving of traditional and digital textual scholarship


Polish Your Fiction: A Quick & Easy Self-Editing Guide

by Jessica Bell

Are you ready to publish or submit to a literary agent? You might be. But is your manuscript as squeaky clean as you think? Polish Your Fiction: A Quick & Easy Self-Editing Guide will help turn your manuscript...


Toes, Knees, Shoulders, Head, When I'm Done, I Go to Bed

by Daniel Olivero

This sleep hygiene book, authored by a pediatrician, was written as an entertaining, engaging, and educational bedtime story for both the reader and listener. It provides parents with an easy to read instruction...


Masterclass: Get Your Book Published: Teach Yourself

by Katherine Lapworth

Do you have a completed manuscript ready for submission? Are you looking to successfully publish or self-publish your work? Do you have the level of understanding of the publishing industry? Whether you want...


The News Machine: Hacking, The Untold Story

by James Hanning & Glenn Mulcaire

There is one mystery figure at the heart of ‘Hackergate’ – Glenn Mulcaire, the News of the World’s top private investigator. The former AFC Wimbledon footballer has never spoken publicly or in court about...


An Introduction to Language

by Kirk Hazen

An Introduction to Language offers an engaging guide to the nature of language, focusing on how language works – its sounds, words, structures, and phrases – all investigated through wide-ranging examples...


Amazonian Linguistics: Studies in Lowland South American Languages

by Doris L. Payne

Lowland South American languages have been among the least studied ln the world. Consequently, their previous contribution to linguistic theory and language universals has been small. However, as this volume...


Young Children as Intercultural Mediators: Mandarin-speaking Chinese Families in Britain

by Zhiyan Guo

This multidisciplinary approach to cultural mediation brings together insights from anthropology, sociology, linguistics and intercultural communication to offer a detailed depiction of family life in immigrant...


Measuring L2 Proficiency: Perspectives from Sla

by Pascale Leclercq & Amanda Edmonds

The creation of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) has given rise to interest and debate among policy makers, testers, teachers and researchers alike in the reliability and feasibility...


The Childes Project: Tools for Analyzing Talk, Volume I: Transcription format and Programs

by Brian MacWhinney

Volume I is the first of two volumes that document the three components of the CHILDES Project. It is divided into two parts which provide an introduction to the use of computational tools for studying language...


Metaphor and Philosophy: A Special Issue of metaphor and Symbolic Activity

by Mark Johnson

During the last 15 years, cognitive scientists have discovered things about the nature and importance of metaphor that are startling because of their radical implications for metaphor research and because they...