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Masterclass: Write a Bestseller: Teach Yourself

by Jacq Burns

There is no precise formula for writing a bestseller, but there are secrets, skills and techniques that will dramatically improve your odds of publishing a bestselling novel.

Whatever your motivation - whether...


Dictionary of Contemporary Slang

by Tony Thorne

With more than 7,000 definitions, this book provides a definitive guide to the use of slang today. It deals with drugs, sport and contemporary society, as well as favourite slang topics such as sex and bodily...


How to Sound Really Clever

by Hubert van den Bergh & Sandra Howgate

How to Sound Really Clever explains and illustrates over 600 words that can outfox us, such as 'condign', 'Zelig-like' and 'agitprop'. This is the sequel to the successful How to Sound Clever (2010) which taught...


Teaching Languages with Technology: Communicative Approaches to Interactive Whiteboard Use

by Euline Cutrim Schmid & Shona Whyte

This book draws on theories of second language acquisition (SLA) to illustrate how interactive white board technology can be exploited to support language acquisition. It examines interaction, collaboration...


Mapping Foreign Correspondence in Europe

by Georgios Terzis

The book studies the current trends of foreign correspondence in Europe. The EU's expansion has had abundant effects on news coverage and some of the European capitals have become home to the biggest international...


Using Apps for Learning Across the Curriculum: A Literacy-Based Framework and Guide

by Richard Beach & David O'Brien

How can apps be used to foster learning with literacy across the curriculum? This book offers both a theoretical framework for considering app affordances and practical ways to use apps to build students' disciplinary...


Dutch Translation in Practice

by Jane Fenoulhet & Alison Martin

Dutch Translation in Practice provides an accessible and engaging course in modern Dutch translation. Taking a highly practical approach, it introduces students to the essential concepts of translation studies,...


Teaching About Dialect Variations and Language in Secondary English Classrooms: Power, Prestige, and Prejudice

by Michelle D. Devereaux

Standardized tests demand Standard English, but secondary students (grades 6-12) come to school speaking a variety of dialects and languages, thus creating a conflict between students' language of nurture and...


NAB Legal Guide to Broadcast Law and Regulation

by Jean Benz, Jane E. Mago & Jerianne Timmerman

To guide the industry in the 21st century, counsel for the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and leading attorneys have prepared the only up-to-date, comprehensive broadcast regulatory publication:...


Speaking, Writing and Presenting In SOCKOS

by Allan Bonner

Speaking is the #1 fear among North American adults. Twenty percent of all business communication is designed to clear up the confusion that the last piece of business communication created.

Allan is passionate...


Saussure: A Guide For The Perplexed

by Paul Bouissac

Ferdinand de Saussure (1857-1913) is generally considered one of the main founders of modern linguistics and semiotics. The book that was derived from his teaching, the Course in General Linguistics, had a lasting...


Language, Knowledge and Pedagogy: Functional Linguistic and Sociological Perspectives

by Frances Christie & J. R. Martin

This book explores the nature of knowledge, language and pedagogy from the perspective of two complementary theories: systemic functional linguistics, and Bernstein-inspired sociology. Bernstein's sociology...


Language and Power: An Introduction to Institutional Discourse

by Andrea Mayr

How language is used in institutions and how institutions generate language is a key concern of both sociolinguistics and social theory. This readable and comprehensive introduction to language and power in...


Japanese Questions: Discourse, Context and Language

by Lidia Tanaka

Questions and interrogatives in Japanese discourse have attracted considerable interest from grammarians, but the communicative aspect has received little attention. This book fills this gap. Through detailed...


Grammar Essentials For Dummies

by Geraldine Woods

For students competing for the decreasing pool of college scholarships, writing a stellar entrance essay can make all the difference. With discrete explanations of vital grammar rules, common usage errors, and...


Literary Pragmatics (Routledge Revivals)

by Roger D. Sell

Up until the mid-1980s most pragmatic analysis had been done on spoken language use, considerably less on written use, and very little at all on literary activity. This has now radically changed.

'Pragmatics'...


Key Terms in Second Language Acquisition

by Bill VanPatten & Alessandro Benati

Key Terms in Second Language Acquisition includes definitions of key terms within second language acquisition, and also provides accessible summaries of the key issues within this complex area of study.

The...


The Discourse of Blogs and Wikis

by Greg Myers

Blogs and Wikis have not been with us for long, but have made a huge impact on society.  Wikipedia is the best known exemplar of the wiki, a collaborative site that leads to a single text claimed by no-one;...


Copyright Handbook, The: What Every Writer Needs to Know

by Stephen Fishman

This must have handbook for writers and artists provides every necessary form to protect written expression under U.S. and international copyright law. With step-by-step instructions, it illustrates how to:...


Languages and Publics: The Making of Authority

by Susan Gal & Kathryn Woolard

The essays in this collection examine the public construction of languages, the linguistic construction of publics, and the relationship between these two processes. Cultural categories such as named languages,...