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Literacy, Information, and Development in Morocco during the 1990s

by Samia Touati

This book offers readers a two-level investigation of the culture of literacy in Morocco. A handful of researchers approach literacy either through theory or through practice in general; however, this is the...


Les Bons Mots

by Eugene Ehrlich

Les Bons Mots will help you add the piece de resistance to any conversation.

Les Bons Mots is an eminently browsable reference that is designed to help English speakers use those witty and wise sayings for which...


Carpe Diem: How to Become a Latin Lover

by Harry Mount

Liber prosperissimus et mirabilis ex Britannia ad Americam tandem advenit! Umquam vexatus es quando homo inritans "sine qua non" aut "mea culpa" dicit Aut postmeridiana tempora vetera, quando verba obscura ediscere...


Words That Work: It's Not What You Say, It's What People Hear

by Frank Luntz

The nation's premier communications expert shares his wisdom on how the words we choose can change the course of business, of politics, and of life in this country

In Words That Work, Luntz offers a behind-the-scenes...


Screenwriters on Screen-Writing: The Best in the Business Discuss Their Craft

by Joel Engel

Before any lights, camera, or action, there's the script--arguably the most important single element in filmmaking, and Screenwriters on Screen-Writing introduces the men and women responsible for the screenplays...


Aristotle's Poetics for Screenwriters: Storytelling Secrets from the Greatest Mind in Western Civilization

by Michael Tierno

An insightful how-to guide for writing screenplays that uses Aristotle's great work as a guide.

Long considered the bible for storytellers, Aristotle's Poetics is a fixture of college courses on everything from...


Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps, Second Edition: Crafting a Winning Personal Statement

by Alan Gelb

A guide to crafting a meaningful and polished college admissions essay that gets students into the school of their dreams by expressing their unique personality, strengths, and goals.

Stand out from the crowd...


Never Let a Fool Kiss You or a Kiss Fool You

by Mardy Grothe

What do Mae West, John F. Kennedy, Victor Hugo, and H. L. Mencken have in common? They all indulged in chiasmus-a literary device in which word order is reversed to hilarious or poignant effect. When Mae West...


The Language of Journalism: A Multi-Genre Perspective

by Michael Higgins & Angela Smith

The variety of media platforms available makes it difficult for would-be journalists to understand the requirements of each medium. This book is an accessible, clearly structured guide to different language...


Sports Discourse

by Tony Schirato & Ken Hyland

This book both defines sports discourse, and provides an account of the different discourses that are utilized and come into play when the field of sport speaks. It shows how the sports communities have been...


Understanding Occupy from Wall Street to Portland: Applied Studies in Communication Theory

by Renee Guarriello Heath, Courtney Vail Fletcher & Ricardo Muñoz

The book provides a comprehensive analysis of the Occupy movement using various communication theory perspectives. It considers global and local contexts of the movement from its cultural and economic roots...


2014 Writer's Market

by Robert Lee Brewer

The most trusted guide to getting published!

The 2014 Writer's Market details thousands of publishing opportunities for writers, including listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests...


2014 Poet's Market

by Robert Lee Brewer

The most trusted guide to getting poetry published!

The 2014 Poet's Market includes hundreds of publishing opportunities specifically for poets, including listings for book/chapbook publishers, poetry publications,...


On Teaching and Writing Fiction

by Wallace Stegner & Lynn Stegner

Wallace Stegner founded the acclaimed Stanford Writing Program-a program whose alumni include such literary luminaries as Larry McMurtry, Robert Stone, and Raymond Carver. Here Lynn Stegner brings together eight...


Roman Theories of Translation: Surpassing the Source

by Siobhán| McElduff

For all that Cicero is often seen as the father of translation theory, his and other Roman comments on translation are often divorced from the complicated environments that produced them. The first book-length...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Published, 2E

by Sheree Bykofsky & Basye Sande, Jennifer

Getting a novel or other work published remains one of the most mysterious processes in business today. For writers, the mystery of getting published resides in unanswered questions. Do I have to have an agent?...


Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English

by John McWhorter

A survey of the quirks and quandaries of the English language, focusing on our strange and wonderful grammar

Why do we say "I am reading a catalog" instead of "I read a catalog"? Why do we say "do" at all? Is...


God Bless America: The Origins of Over 1,500 Patriotic Words and Phrases

by Robert Hendrickson

The Queen’s English has no place across the pond, where a long history of defiance, creativity, and originality has made its way into the everyday vocabulary of Americans coast-to-coast. God Bless America is...


Winning Strategies for Test Taking, Grades 3-8: A Practical Guide for Teaching Test Preparation

by Linda Denstaedt, Judy Cova Kelly & Kathleen Kryza

Winning Strategies for Test Taking, Grades 3–8 provides a fun and engaging approach for developing effective test-taking skills in children. Chapters detail the coaching of test thinkers, test-reading strategies,...


Technobiophilia: Nature and Cyberspace

by Sue Thomas

Nature and Cyberspace examines how nature metaphors are used to refer to online experiences. It investigates the sources and history of usage, asking how early developers decided on words like 'home', 'navigate'...