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The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

by John Everett-Heath

There is no populated place without a name, and every name is chosen for a reason. This fascinating dictionary unveils the etymological roots and history of thousands of locations and landmarks from around the...


Proust and the Squid

by Maryanne Wolf

"Human beings were never born to read," writes Tufts University cognitive neuroscientist and child development expert Maryanne Wolf. Reading is a human invention that reflects how the brain rearranges itself...


Study of Point of View

by Boris A. Uspensky & Paolo Fabbri

The semiotic theory of the narrative point of view and of the visual representation perspective. A chapter from "Poetics of Composition" (1973) by the Russian semiologist, co-author of J. Lotman. Also recalled...


Linguistic modality in Shakespeare Troilus and Cressida: A casa study

by Iolanda Plescia

Questo saggio è una originale applicazione di nozioni linguistiche e storico-linguistiche allo shakespeariano Troilus and Cressida. La ricognizione che troviamo nel case study prescelto conduce ad una approfondita...


The Greek & Latin Roots of English

by Tamara M. Green

The Greek & Latin Roots of English approaches the study of Latin and Greek thematically: vocabulary is organized into various topics, from politics to philosophy, with chapters featuring cumulative exercises...


Invisible Language: Its Incalculable Significance for Philosophy

by Garth L. Hallett

Invisible Language: Its Incalcuable Significance for Philosophy affirms that a greater awareness of language, philosophy's universal medium, could have altered the history of philosophy beyond recognition. Striking...


Willingness to Communicate in the Chinese EFL University Classroom: An Ecological Perspective

by Jian-E Peng

This book presents mixed-methods research into Chinese students' willingness to communicate (WTC) in an EFL classroom context. The interrelationships between WTC and motivation, communication confidence, learner...


The Acquisition of Sociolinguistic Competence in a Lingua Franca Context

by Mercedes Durham

In a world where an increasing amount of communication takes place in English among non-native speakers, this study presents data from email exchanges to provide the first examination of sociolinguistic competence...


Emotions in History – Lost and Found

by Ute Frevert

Coming to terms with emotions and how they influence human behaviour, seems to be of the utmost importance to societies that are obsessed with everything “neuro.” On the other hand, emotions have become...


Write It Right: A Little Blacklist of Literary Faults

by Ambrose Bierce & Paul Dickson

Amusing A-to-Z compendium by a celebrated literary wit outlines common gaffes. Times and usages have changed, rendering this 1909 volume a fascinating historical curiosity rather than a guide for modern writers....


Language, Migration and Social Inequalities: A Critical Sociolinguistic Perspective on Institutions and Work

by Alexandre Duchêne, Melissa Moyer & Dr. Celia Roberts

Migration and the mobility of citizens around the globe pose important challenges to the linguistic and cultural homogeneity that nation-states rely on for defining their physical boundaries and identity, as...


Japanese Hieroglossia

by Jean-Noël Robert & Liz Libbrecht

At a very early stage, Japanese civilization asserted itself in a relationship of “linguistic competition” with Chinese, in both the religious, the literary, and the intellectual spheres. This cultural symbiosis...


ZOUNDS!

by Mark Dunn & Sergio Aragones

From Geronimo! to gesundheit to haminahamina to holy mackerel, and from abracadabra to zoinks, Mark Dunn and Sergio Aragonés show you interjections like you've never seen them before.

Often thought of as unnecessary...


Yiddish Given Names: A Lexicon

by Rella Israly Cohn

This is a lexicon of Yiddish given names, preceded by four chapters of material that explains the lexical conventions, the historical environment, and the research applicable to this subject.


Globally Speaking: Motives for Adopting English Vocabulary in Other Languages

by Prof. Judith Rosenhouse & Rotem Kowner

This volume accounts for the motives for contemporary lexical borrowing from English, using a comparative approach and a broad cross-cultural perspective. It investigates the processes involved in the penetration...


Identity and Language Learning: Extending the Conversation

by Prof. Bonny Norton

Identity and Language Learning draws on a longitudinal case study of immigrant women in Canada to develop new ideas about identity, investment, and imagined communities in the field of language learning and...


Much Ado About Nonexistence: Fiction and Reference

by Avrum Stroll & Hatem Rushdy

Fiction, Reference, and Nonexistence contains a new, contemporary theory of fiction and discusses the connection between language and reality. Martinich and Stroll, two of America's leading philosophers, explore...


Collaborative Writing in L2 Classrooms

by Dr. Neomy Storch

In this first book-length treatment of collaborative writing in second language (L2) classrooms, Neomy Storch provides a theoretical, pedagogical and empirical rationale for the use of collaborative writing...


Archaeology, Language, and the African Past

by Roger Blench

Scholarly work that attempts to match linguistic and archaeological evidence in precolonial Africa


The Song of the Sirens and Other Essays

by Pietro Pucci

In this collection of his essays on Homer, some new and some appearing for the first time in English, the distinguished scholar Pietro Pucci examines the linguistic and rhetorical features of the poet's works....