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Describing Discourse                                                  A Practical Guide to Discourse Analysis: A Practical Guide to Discourse Analysis

by Nicola Woods

For anyone approaching Discourse Analysis for the first time, theory means little when it is not related to actual knowledge and experience of language in use. Describing Discourse takes the unique approach...


The English Writing System

by Vivian J Cook

English is increasingly becoming the world's lingua franca. If we are not native speakers of one of the many varieties of English, then we may be students of English, or use English regularly for academic or...


Realms of Meaning: An Introduction to Semantics

by Th. R. Hofmann

Realms of Meaning presents an accessible introduction to semantics. It provides an understanding of the way meaning works in natural languages, against a background of how we communicate with language. Avoiding...


Generative Grammar

by Geoffrey Horrocks

This book provides a critical review of the development of generative grammar, both transformational and non-transformational, from the early 1960s to the present, and presents contemporary results in the context...


General Linguistics

by R. H. Robins

The fourth edition of General Linguistics provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to linguistics.

The book considers:

- semantics and pragmatics

- dialect and style

- phonetics and phonology

- morphology...


The Sounds of Language: An Introduction to Phonetics

by Henry Rogers

Phonetics is the scientific study of sounds used in language- how the sounds are produced, how they are transferred from the speaker to the hearer and how they are heard and perceived. The Sounds of Language...


Research Methods for English Language Teachers

by Jo McDonough & Steven McDonough

This book offers a lively introduction to the research methods and techniques available to English language teachers who wish to investigate aspects of their own practice. It covers qualitative and quantitative...


The Development of Language Processing Strategies: A Cross-linguistic Study Between Japanese and English

by Reiko Mazuka

Ever since the notion of explanatory adequacy was promoted by Chomsky in his 1965 Aspects, linguists and psycholinguists have been in pursuit of a psychologically valid theory of grammar. To be explanatorily...


Tutorials in Bilingualism: Psycholinguistic Perspectives

by Annette M.B. de Groot & Judith F. Kroll

The past fifteen years have witnessed an increasing interest in the cognitive study of the bilingual. A major reason why psychologists, psycholinguists, applied linguists, neuropsychologists, and educators have...


Speak Up with Confidence: How to Prepare, Learn, and Deliver Effective Speeches

by Jack Valenti

Public speaking is one of the most intimidating and important aspects of many jobs. As a one-time speechwriter for President Johnson, and in his current position as president of the Motion Picture Association...


Studies in Second Language Acquisition of Chinese

by ZhaoHong Han

Interest in learning Chinese as an additional language has soared worldwide over the last ten years. Yet little is known about the learning process, and much less about what pedagogical strategies might facilitate...


Understanding Language Use in the Classroom: A Linguistic Guide for College Educators

by Susan J. Behrens

It is clear that a proper understanding of what academic English is and how to use it is crucial for success in college, and yet students face multiple obstacles in acquiring this new 'code', not least that...


A History of the Chinese Language

by Hongyuan Dong

A History of the Chinese Language provides a comprehensive introduction to the historical development of the Chinese language from its proto Sino-Tibetan roots in prehistoric times to Modern Standard Chinese....


English as a lingua franca: theorizing and teaching English: Theorizing and teaching English

by Ian MacKenzie

English as a Lingua Franca: Theorizing and Teaching English examines the English used among non-native speakers around the world today and its relation to English as a native language, as well as the implications...


Communication Yearbook 38

by Elisia L. Cohen

Communication Yearbook 38 continues the tradition of publishing state-of-the-discipline literature reviews and essays. Editor Elisia Cohen presents a volume that is highly international and interdisciplinary...


Modern Japanese Grammar Workbook

by Naomi McGloin, M. Endo Hudson & Fumiko Nazikian

The Modern Japanese Grammar Workbook is an innovative book of exercises and language tasks for all learners of Japanese. The book is divided into two parts:

  • Section A provides exercises based on essential grammatical...


The Media Handbook: A Complete Guide to Advertising Media Selection, Planning, Research, and Buying, 5th Edition: A Complete Guide to Advertising Medi

by Helen Katz

The Media Handbook provides a practical introduction to the advertising media planning and buying process. Emphasizing basic calculations along with the practical realities of offering alternatives and evaluating...


A Cultural History of the English Language

by Gerry Knowles

This book presents a new interpretation of the history of English. Access to large corpuses of English has allowed scholars to assess the minutiae of linguistic change with much greater precision than before,...


Library/Vendor Relationships

by Sam Brooks & David H. Carlson

A view of the mutual dependence between libraries and vendors

As technology advances, libraries are forced to reach beyond their own resources to find effective ways to maintain accuracy and superior service...


Electronic Tools for Translators

by Frank Austermuhl

Electronic Tools for Translators offers complete explanations of a wide range of software products, information resources and online services that translators now need to understand and use. Individual chapters...