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Libraries Got Game

by Brian Mayer & Christopher Harris

From promoting the idea to teachers and administrators to aligning specific games to state and national education standards, this book will help you build a strong collection that speaks to enhanced learning...


Writing and Publishing

by Carol Smallwood

"Writing and Publishing" will serve as a great resource, whether in taking the anxiety out of writing or refining your style, you'll use this book as much as your pen or keyboard!


Black Street Speech: Its History, Structure, and Survival

by John Baugh

In the minds of many, black street speech-the urban dialect of black Americans-bespeaks illiteracy, poverty, and ignorance. John Baugh challenges those prejudices in this brilliant new inquiry into the history,...


Tense and Narrativity: From Medieval Performance to Modern Fiction

by Suzanne Fleischman

In this pathfinding study, Suzanne Fleischman brings together theory and methodology from various quarters to shed important new light on the linguistic structure of narrative, a primary and universal device...


Amazonian Linguistics: Studies in Lowland South American Languages

by Doris L. Payne

Lowland South American languages have been among the least studied ln the world. Consequently, their previous contribution to linguistic theory and language universals has been small. However, as this volume...


Linguistics, Philosophy, and Montague Grammar

by Steven Davis & Marianne Mithun

This volume presents significant developments in the field of Montague Grammar and outlines its past and future contributions to philosophy and linguistics. The contents are as follows:Introduction by Steven...


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...


Masterclass: Get Your Book Published: Teach Yourself

by Katherine Lapworth

Do you have a completed manuscript ready for submission? Are you looking to successfully publish or self-publish your work? Do you have the level of understanding of the publishing industry? Whether you want...


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...