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Linguistics - A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

by David Hornsby

Written by David Hornsby, who is a current Linguistics lecturer and researcher at the University of Kent, Linguistics - The Essentials is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place....


Words for Pictures: The Art and Business of Writing Comics and Graphic Novels

by Brian Michael Bendis & Joe Quesada

Best-selling Marvel Comics writer Brian Michael Bendis reveals the comic book writing secrets behind his work on The Avengers, Ultimate Spider-Man, All-New X-Men, and more.

Arguably the most popular writer in...


I See a Voice

by Jonathan Ree

A groundbreaking study of deafness, by a philosopher who combines the scientific erudition of Oliver Sacks with the historical flair of Simon Schama.

There is nothing more personal than the human voice, traditionally...


Writing Architecture: A Practical Guide to Clear Communication about the Built Environment

by Carter Wiseman

For ages, architects have been criticized for speaking an insular language, known to some as "archispeak." Writing Architecture considers the process, methods, and value of architecture writing based on Carter...


The Publishing Business: From p-books to e-books

by Kelvin Smith

The Publishing Business is a modern guide to the publishing process. It explores how publishing is adapting to the digital culture, describes current roles and practices, and provides much food for thought on...


Born Reading: Bringing Up Bookworms in a Digital Age -- From Picture Books to eBooks and Everything in Between

by Jason Boog & Betsy Bird

A program for parents and professionals on how to raise kids who love to read, featuring interviews with childhood development experts, advice from librarians, tips from authors and children’s book publishers,...


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


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,...


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...


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...


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...