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Other Children, Other Languages: Issues in the Theory of Language Acquisition

by Yonata Levy

This volume investigates the implications of the study of populations other than educated, middle-class, normal children and languages other than English on a universal theory of language acquisition.


Sound & Hearing: A Conceptual Introduction

by R. Duncan Luce

The major aim of this book is to introduce the ways in which scientists approach and think about a phenomenon -- hearing -- that intersects three quite different disciplines: the physics of sound sources and...


Japanese Sentence Processing

by Reiko Mazuka & Noriko Nagai

This volume is a direct result of the International Symposium on Japanese Sentence Processing held at Duke University. The symposium provided the first opportunity for researchers in three disciplinary areas...


Language and Communication in Mental Retardation: Development, Processes, and Intervention

by Sheldon Rosenberg & Leonard Abbeduto

Research on language and communication development and intervention in persons with mental retardation has been conducted at a fast and furious pace during the last two decades. Past attempts to summarize this...


A Proverb in Mind: The Cognitive Science of Proverbial Wit and Wisdom

by Richard P. Honeck

SEE SHORT BLURB FOR ALTERNATE COPY... A complex, intriguing, and important verbal entity, the proverb has been the subject of a vast number of opinions, studies, and analyses. To accommodate the assorted possible...


How to Write

by Richard Rhodes

Uniquely fusing practical advice on writing with his own insights into the craft, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes constructs beautiful prose about the issues would-be writers are most afraid to...


The Secret Life of Plays

by Steve Waters

A guide to the hidden workings of plays and the trade secrets that govern their writing - by the acclaimed playwright Steve Waters.

Drawing on a wide range of drama, both historical and modern, Waters takes...


How Musicals Work: And How to Write Your Own

by Julian Woolford

Musicals are the most popular form of stage entertainment today, with the West End and Broadway dominated by numerous long-running hits. But for every Wicked or Phantom of the Opera, there are dozens of casualties...


In Translation: Translators on Their Work and What It Means

by Esther Allen & Susan Bernofsky

The most comprehensive collection of perspectives on translation to date, this anthology features essays by some of the world’s most skillful writers and translators, including Haruki Murakami, Alice Kaplan,...


Fear, Power, and Politics: The Recipe for War in Iraq after 9/11

by Mary Cardaras

The book explores the dynamic and dysfunctional relationships between the executive and legislative branches of government and the news media after the attacks of September 11, 2001. Their collective behavior...


Winchell and Runyon: The True Untold Story

by Trustin Howard

This book is about the bond between two legendary journalists, Walter Winchell and Damon Runyon, during the unforgettable era of World War II and the years following. Winchell was a popular radio personality...


Nigerian Pidgin

by Nick Faraclas

This is the first comprehensive grammar of Nigerian Pidgin. This book provides basic descriptive and analytical treatment of the syntax, morphology and phonology of a language which may soon become the most...


Hungarian: An Essential Grammar

by Carol H. Rounds

A clear guide to the most important structures of the Hungarian language.


Mastering German Vocabulary: A Practical Guide to Troublesome Words

by Bruce Donaldson

Mastering German Vocabulary explains how to use over 2,200 common German words correctly, using example sentences in German with English translations.


Russian Learners' Dictionary: 10,000 Russian Words in Frequency Order

by Nicholas Brown

This dictionary contains 10,000 Russian words in order of importance starting with the most common and finishing with words that occur about 8 times in a million. All the terms have English translations.


HINDI:ESSENTIAL GRAMMAR

by Rama Kant Agnihotri

A reader-friendly guide to the structural patterns of modern standard Hindi, this book is ideal for both independent learners and classroom students alike, as it covers the essentials of Hindi Grammar in readable,...


No Joke: Making Jewish Humor

by Ruth R. Wisse

Humor is the most celebrated of all Jewish responses to modernity. In this book, Ruth Wisse evokes and applauds the genius of spontaneous Jewish joking--as well as the brilliance of comic masterworks by writers...


Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers: 101 Motivational Stories for Writers - Budding or Bestselling - from Books to Blogs

by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen & Amy Newmark

With 101 stories from published writers who stuck with it and succeeded, you will be inspired and encouraged, whether you’re an aspiring author, a blogger, or a bestselling writer.

No matter the genre, no matter...


Library 2020: Today's Leading Visionaries Describe Tomorrow's Library

by Joseph Janes

Broadly representative of important perspectives and aspects within the profession as well as featuring important voices beyond the professional realm, Library 2020 presents thought-provoking and illuminating...


Time and Project Management Strategies for Librarians

by Carol Smallwood, Jason Kuhl & Lisa Fraser

As budgets for libraries continue to shrink, the key challenge facing the 21st century librarian is finding how to do more with less. This book features more than thirty essays that provide valuable tips for...