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English Grammar For Dummies

by Geraldine Woods

The fun and easy way to improve your grammar

Enhancing your speaking and writing skills helps in everyday situations, such as writing a paper for school, giving a presentation to a company's bigwigs, or communicating...


Understanding Semantics, Second Edition

by Sebastian Löbner

Understanding Semantics, Second Edition, provides an engaging and accessible introduction to linguistic semantics. The first part takes the reader through a step-by-step guide to the main phenomena and notions...


Exploring English Grammar: From Formal to Functional

by Caroline Coffin, Jim Donohue & Sarah North

This engaging textbook bridges the gap between traditional and functional grammar. Starting with a traditional approach, students will develop a firm grasp of traditional tools for analysis and learn how SFG...


Word on the Street: Debunking the Myth of a Pure Standard English

by John McWhorter

A barbed rebuttal to the conservative view that popular culture is destroying the English language.


English Grammar

by Richard Hudson

English Grammar:

* helps users to understand grammatical concepts

* encourages the reader to practise applying newly discovered concepts to everyday texts

* teaches students to analyze almost every word in any...


Grammar Essentials For Dummies

by Geraldine Woods

For students competing for the decreasing pool of college scholarships, writing a stellar entrance essay can make all the difference. With discrete explanations of vital grammar rules, common usage errors, and...


The Discourse of Teaching Practice Feedback

by Fiona Farr

In this book, Farr examines the spoken and written language of post-observation teaching-practice feedback on teacher education programs. To do so, she draws upon theories from discourse analysis, conversation...


Main Trends in the Science of Language (Routledge Revivals)

by Roman Jakobson

First published in Great Britain in 1973, Main Trends in the Science of Language was part of a series of books that resulted from a study carried out by UNESCO in collaboration with national and international...


Metaphor and Philosophy: A Special Issue of metaphor and Symbolic Activity

by Mark Johnson

During the last 15 years, cognitive scientists have discovered things about the nature and importance of metaphor that are startling because of their radical implications for metaphor research and because they...


How Many Languages Do We Need?: The Economics of Linguistic Diversity

by Victor Ginsburgh & Shiomo Weber

In the global economy, linguistic diversity influences economic and political development as well as public policies in positive and negative ways. It leads to financial costs, communication barriers, divisions...


Linguistics Encyclopedia

by Kirsten Malmkjaer

This thoroughly revised and updated volume offers comprehensive coverage of the major and subsiduary fields of linguistic study.


Stylistics and the Teaching of Literature

by H G Widdowson

First published in 1976. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Knowledge & Discourse: Towards an Ecology of Language

by Colin Barron, Nigel Bruce & David Nunan

Knowledge and Discourse presents an ecological approach to the study of discourse in social, academic and professional practices. It brings together distinguished scholars from diverse cultures - India, China,...


Language and Communication

by Jack C Richards & R W Schmidt

Presents eight specially written chapters which provide a coherent survey of major issues in the study of language and communication, and which show how these are related to questions of practical concern in...


Transcending Monolingualism: Linguistic Revitalization in Education

by A. Camilleri, L. Huss & K. King

This volume describes a wide range of educational situations where linguistic revitalization is currently taking place.


An Introduction to Child Language Development

by Susan H Foster-Cohen

This volume introduces the field of child language development studies, and presents hypotheses in an accessible, largely non-technical language, aiming to demonstrate the relationship between these hypotheses...


Listening in Language Learning

by Michael Rost & C N Candlin

Examines listening as both a means of achieving understanding and as a teachable skill. The underlying theme of the volume is that an integration of cognitive, social, and educational perspectives is necessary...


Vocabulary and Language Teaching

by Ronald Carter & Michael McCarthy

The material in this book reviews work dating back to the vocabulary control movement in the 1930s and also refers to more recent work on the role of lexis in language learning. Two chapters describe the main...


Discourse and the Translator

by B Hatim & Ian Mason

Discourse and the Translator both incorporates and moves beyond previous studies of translation. Its logical and informative approach to the problems of translation ensures that it will be essential for all...


Linguistics For Beginners

by W. Terrence Gordon & Susan Willmarth

Linguistics For Beginners is the first book to ever make the arcane labors of linguistics accessible to general readers. It begins with a lucid definition of language and proceeds to examine how it becomes...