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Language and Social Relationship in Brazilian Portuguese: The Pragmatics of Politeness

by Dale April Koike

"Give me the salt" and "Please pass the salt" make the same request, but in a polite situation the first utterance may give offense, while the second may not. How and why such differences in wording and intonation,...


The Languages of Native America: Historical and Comparative Assessment

by Lyle Campbell & Marianne Mithun

These essays were drawn from the papers presented at the Linguistic Society of America's Summer Institute at the State University of New York at Oswego in 1976. The contents are as follows: Lyle Campbell and...


The Language Parallax: Linguistic Relativism and Poetic Indeterminacy

by Paul Friedrich

Humankind has always been fascinated and troubled by the way languages and dialects differ. Linguistically based differences in point of view have preoccupied many original minds of the past, such as Kant, and...


Adventures in Fantasy: Lessons and Activities in Narrative and Descriptive Writing, Grades 5-9

by John Gust

Adventures in Fantasy offers an exciting approach to teaching narrative and descriptive writing that stimulates a student’s creativity and imagination. Filled with mini-lessons, reading projects, and hands-on...


Keepers of the Game: When the Baseball Beat Was the Best Job on the Paper

by Dennis D'Agostino

There was a time when the most prestigious job on a major newspaper belonged to the baseball beat writer, who enjoyed unparalleled longevity and influence within his profession. Through a variety of events and...


Creating Critical Classrooms: Reading and Writing with an Edge

by Mitzi Lewison, Christine Leland & Jerome C. Harste

This popular text articulates a powerful theory of critical literacy-in all its complexity. Critical literacy practices encourage students to use language to question the everyday world, interrogate the relationship...


Developing Writing Teachers: Practical Ways for Teacher-Writers to Transform their Classroom Practice

by Terry Locke

The premise of Developing Writing Teachers is this: When teachers of writing identify as writers, it adds a special dimension to their writing pedagogy. Practical and accessible while drawing on a range of relevant...


News of the World?: Fake Shiekhs and Royal Trappings

by Peter Burden & Julia Dillon

Do the great British public get the press the "Red Tops" think they deserve? Or are the tabloids' pious protestations of public interest really just a self-serving attempt to halt declining circulation? Peter...


Scribble, Scribble, Scribble

by Simon Schama

The New York Times has hailed renowned historian and social commentator Simon Schama as a writer who "entwine[s] past and present into a meaningful, continuous whole." His deeply thoughtful and vastly knowledgeable...


Migrant Communication Enterprises: Regimentation and Resistance

by Maria Sabaté i Dalmau

This unique critical sociolinguistic ethnography explores alternative migrant-regulated institutions of resistance and subversive communication technology: the locutorios or ethnic call shops. These migrant-owned...


Motor Speech Disorders: A Cross-Language Perspective

by Nick Miller & Anja Lowit

Motor speech disorders are a common accompaniment of a whole range of neurological conditions, from stroke, brain injury and Parkinson's disease through to many rarer conditions. This book aims to aid understanding...


Second Language Acquisition and Task-Based Language Teaching

by Mike Long

This book offers an in-depth explanation of Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) and the methods necessary to implement it in the language classroom successfully.

  • Combines a survey of theory and research in instructed...


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 News Machine: Hacking, The Untold Story

by James Hanning & Glenn Mulcaire

There is one mystery figure at the heart of ‘Hackergate’ – Glenn Mulcaire, the News of the World’s top private investigator. The former AFC Wimbledon footballer has never spoken publicly or in court about...


Engaging Students in Academic Literacies: Genre-based Pedagogy for K-5 Classrooms

by Maria Estela Brisk

The Common Core State Standards require schools to include writing in a variety of genres across the disciplines. Engaging Students in Academic Literacies provides specific information to plan and carry out...


Film Genre for the Screenwriter

by Jule Selbo

Film Genre for the Screenwriter is a practical study of how classic film genre components can be used in the construction of a screenplay. Based on Jule Selbo's popular course, this accessible guide includes...


Choice and Preference in Media Use: Advances in Selective Exposure Theory and Research

by Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick

Mediated messages flood our daily lives, through virtually endless choices of media channels, genres, and content. However, selectivity determines what media messages we attend to and focus on. The present book...


Vietnam War Slang: A Dictionary on Historical Principles

by Tom Dalzell

In 2014, the US marks the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, the basis for the Johnson administration's escalation of American military involvement in Southeast Asia and war against North Vietnam....


Advanced Reporting: Essential Skills for 21st Century Journalism

by Miles Maguire

News gathering is a large, complicated and often messy task that has traditionally been viewed by journalists as irretrievably idiosyncratic, best learned through trial and error. Advanced Reporting takes the...


Business Librarianship and Entrepreneurship Outreach

by Karen MacDonald & Hal Kirkwood

The changing landscape of business information has created opportunities for business librarians to move beyond being reactive to business information needs to become proactive participants in business development...