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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 collects more than three hundred of the English language's most disgusting,...


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...


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...


Aboriginal and Visible Minority Librarians: Oral Histories from Canada

by Deborah Lee & Mahalakshmi Kumaran

This book, the first of its kind in Canada, is a collection of chapters from Aboriginal and visible minority librarians, working in Canada, speaking about the challenges they face in their profession; their...


Management: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections

by Kate Theimer

Management: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections explores the kinds of challenges that managers of archival programs face today and how those challenges can be met to achieve optimal results...


The Bloomsbury Companion to Cognitive Linguistics

by Jeannette Littlemore & John R. Taylor

The Bloomsbury Companion to Cognitive Linguistics is a comprehensive and accessible reference resource to research in contemporary cognitive linguistics. Written by leading figures in the field, the volume provides...


The Discourse of Online Consumer Reviews

by Camilla Vasquez

The Discourse of Online Reviews is the first book to provide an account of the discursive, pragmatic and rhetorical features of this rapidly growing form of technologically-mediated communication. Examining...


Language Development from Birth to Three

by Moshe Anisfeld

First published in 1985. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation

by Ammon Shea

The author of Reading the OED presents an eye-opening look at language "mistakes" and how they came to be accepted as correct-or not.

English is a glorious mess of a language, cobbled together from a wide variety...


Developing Collections to Empower Learners

by Sue C. Kimmel

Developing Collections to Empower Learners examines collection development in the context of today's shifts toward digital resources while emphasizing the foundational beliefs of the school library profession....


Writing across Contexts: Transfer, Composition, and Cultures of Writing

by Kathleen Blake Yancy, Liane Robertson & Kara Tacsak

Addressing how composers transfer both knowledge about and practices of writing, Writing across Contexts explores the grounding theory behind a specific composition curriculum called Teaching for Transfer (TFT)...


Tablet Computers in School Libraries and Classrooms

by Heather Moorfield-Lang, Carolyn Meier & Rebecca K. Miller

This succinct e-book speaks directly to librarians and educators working with young people, pointing the way towards intelligent, constructive use of tablets to attain educational goals.


Outreach: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections

by Kate Theimer

Outreach: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections explores how archives of different sizes and types are reaching out to new potential users and increasing awareness of programs and collections....


The Language of Adult Immigrants: Agency in the Making

by Elizabeth R. Miller

This book is the first to explore the constitution of language learner agency by drawing on performativity theory, an approach that remains on the periphery of second language research. Though many scholars...


Salsa, Language and Transnationalism

by Britta Schneider

What happens in globalised social contexts if people identify with a language that is not traditionally considered to be 'their' language? This unique contribution to the field of sociolinguistics scrutinises...


With the Beatles

by Lewis Lapham

Halfway between the summer of love and the Tet offensive, the Beatles went to India to study with the Maharishi—and Lewis Lapham, esteemed Harper's editor and award-winning writer, was there. WITH THE BEATLES...