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Emerging Traditions: Toward a Postcolonial Stylistics of Black South African Fiction in English

by Vicki Briault Manus

The book, an academic monograph, is a comprehensive study of the socio-linguistics of black South African literature in English from its beginnings, grounded in historical and political change as befits a postcolonial...


Rhetorics for Community Action: Public Writing and Writing Publics

by Phyllis Mentzell Ryder

Offering both theoretical analysis and classroom advice, Rhetorics for Community Action: Public Writing and Writing Publics, by Phyllis Mentzell Ryder, is a guide to studying and teaching public writing. The...


How To Write A Book ASAP

by Garrett Pierson

Discover inside secrets to writing and publishing a book fast. It doesn't matter if you want to write a novel or a non-fiction book: Garrett Pierson's tools and strategies will guide you step-by-step.

This book...


Globish: How English Became the World's Language

by Robert McCrum

“A fascinating study not only of the roots and growth of our own language but of its future.”—Bloomsbury Review It seems impossible: a small island in the North Atlantic, colonized by Rome, then pillaged...


Madre: Perilous Journeys with a Spanish Noun

by Liza Bakewell

Why is the word madre, "mother," so complicated in Spanish—especially in Mexico? Leaping off the page with energy, insight, and attitude, Liza Bakewell's exploration of language is anything but "just semantics."...


Library: An Unquiet History

by Matthew Battles

"Splendidly articulate, informative and provoking....A book to be savored and gone back to."—Baltimore Sun On the survival and destruction of knowledge, from Alexandria to the Internet. Through the ages, libraries...


The Lie That Tells a Truth: A Guide to Writing Fiction

by John Dufresne

"This is the most practical, hard-nosed, generous, direct, and useful guide to writing fiction."—Brad Watson Finally, a truly creative—and hilarious—guide to creative writing, full of encouragement and...


The Artful Edit: On the Practice of Editing Yourself

by Susan Bell

"Bell's prose is elegant and wonderfully readable in this artful guide."—Publishers Weekly The Artful Edit explores the many-faceted and often misunderstood—or simply overlooked—art of editing. The book...


A Dash of Style: The Art and Mastery of Punctuation

by Noah Lukeman

"Takes the straitjacket off punctuation....Lukeman's wit and insight make this an instant classic."—M. J. Rose The first practical and accessible guide to the art of punctuation for creative writers. Punctuation...


Edit Yourself: A Manual for Everyone Who Words with Words

by Bruce Ross-Larson

"A strong new entry for the reference shelf of anyone who writes to be understood—or would like to."—Pittsburgh Press In the first part of this useful book, the author shows how to solve common problems...


The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words (Expanded Second Edition)

by Peter E. Meltzer

The go-to guide for finding those exceptional and unexpected words that will bring your writing to the next level. Do you find that your regular thesaurus spits out the same old words already running through...


Search-Based Applications: At the Confluence of Search and Database Technologies

by Gregory Grefenstette & Laura Wilber

We are poised at a major turning point in the history of information management via computers. Recent evolutions in computing, communications, and commerce are fundamentally reshaping the ways in which we humans...


Talking Fat: Health vs. Persuasion in the War on Our Bodies

by Lonie McMichael & Ph. D. Lonie McMichael

Fat is bad, right? For the last decade we have been so inundated with negative messages about fat that it is revolutionary to think otherwise. This rhetoric has increased prejudice and decreased health in the...


Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle

by Daniel L. Everett

A riveting account of the astonishing experiences and discoveries made by linguist Daniel Everett while he lived with the Pirahã, a small tribe of Amazonian Indians in central Brazil. Daniel Everett arrived...


The George W. Bush Presidency: A Rhetorical Perspective

by , Jr. Denton, Gwen Brown & Matthew T. Althouse

The George W. Bush Presidency: A Rhetorical Perspective, edited by Robert E. Denton, Jr., examines the rhetoric of former president George W. Bush across contexts of domestic policy, foreign policy, the wars...


Let's Sign, Baby!: A Fun and Easy Way to Talk with Baby

by Kelly Ault & Leo Landry

Is your baby hungry or tired? Does she have a tummy ache or does he just need a diaper change? It’s easy to know when you and your baby learn to sign together.

Studies show that babies who sign develop increased...


Expression and Interpretation in Language

by Susan Petrilli & Vincent Colapietro

“The volume presents a politically committed framework engaged in a critical conversation with major semioticians’ concepts and constructs, with emphasis on the construction of identity and otherness...


Mobile Communication: Dimensions of Social Policy

by James Everett Katz

This volume addresses the social policy dimension of the mobile communication revolution. Subjects include the role of mobiles in policy formation and evaluation in several areas, including the mobile-digital...


After Piaget

by Eduardo Marti

“Highly recommended.”
—D. M. Chirico, Choice

This collection of essays looks at the achievements of Jean Piaget and how his ideas have advanced long after his death. This cutting edge work...


The Age of Distraction: Reading, Writing, and Politics in a High-Speed Networked Economy

by Robert Hassan

“[O]ne of the best books available on current issues in social time.”
—Mark Aultman, KronoScope
Robert Hassan offers a perspective permeated by a sense of history, beginning with the invention...