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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...


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...


Como criar ninos bilingues (Raising Bilingual Children Spanish edition): Una guia practica

by Maritere Rodriguez Bellas

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


The Welsh Language: A History

by Janet Davies

The most up-to-date history and assessment of one of Europe's oldest living languages.


Language and Identity: Discourse in the World

by David Evans

Language not only expresses identities but also constructs them. Starting from that point, Language and Identity examines the interrelationships between language and identities. It finds that they are so closely...


Corpus Linguistics and Linguistically Annotated Corpora

by Sandra Kuebler & Heike Zinsmeister

Linguistically annotated corpora are becoming a central part of the corpus linguistics field. One of their main strengths is the level of searchability they offer, but with the annotation come problems of the...


Why Do Linguistics?: Reflective Linguistics and the Study of Language

by Fiona English & Tim Marr

What do we need to know about language and why do we need to know it? This book shows how viewing the world through a linguistics lens can help us to understand how we communicate with each other and why we...


The Domestication of Language: Cultural Evolution and the Uniqueness of the Human Animal

by Daniel Cloud

Language did not evolve only in the distant past. Our shared understanding of the meanings of words is ever-changing, and we make conscious, rational decisions about which words to use and what to mean by them...


The Naming of the Shrew

by John Wright

Latin names †“ frequently unpronounceable, all too often wrong and always a tiny puzzle to unravel †“ have been annoying the layman since they first became formalised as scientific terms in the eighteenth...


The Word at War

by Philip Gooden & Peter Lewis

War words have embedded themselves in our collective psyche; British politicians are fond of invoking the ‘Dunkirk spirit’ whenever the country is faced with major crisis or even minor adversity, and Roosevelt’s...


An Introduction to Sociolinguistics

by Ronald Wardhaugh & Janet M. Fuller

Fully updated to reflect the most recent scholarship in the field and revised to include many more pedagogical features, An Introduction to Sociolinguistics, 7th Edition builds on its foundation as the most...


Dictionary of Contemporary Slang

by Tony Thorne

With more than 7,000 definitions, this book provides a definitive guide to the use of slang today. It deals with drugs, sport and contemporary society, as well as favourite slang topics such as sex and bodily...


Teaching Languages with Technology: Communicative Approaches to Interactive Whiteboard Use

by Euline Cutrim Schmid & Shona Whyte

This book draws on theories of second language acquisition (SLA) to illustrate how interactive white board technology can be exploited to support language acquisition. It examines interaction, collaboration...


Language and Power: An Introduction to Institutional Discourse

by Andrea Mayr

How language is used in institutions and how institutions generate language is a key concern of both sociolinguistics and social theory. This readable and comprehensive introduction to language and power in...


Japanese Questions: Discourse, Context and Language

by Lidia Tanaka

Questions and interrogatives in Japanese discourse have attracted considerable interest from grammarians, but the communicative aspect has received little attention. This book fills this gap. Through detailed...


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...


Not Like a Native Speaker: On Languaging as a Postcolonial Experience

Damn!: A Cultural History of Swearing in Modern America

by Rob Chirico & Keith Allan

Swearing, cussing, or cursing, out of anger, excitement, or just because, is something most of us do, at least to some degree. Turn on the television or open a magazine, and there it is. Damn! is an insightful...


Experimental Research Methods in Language Learning

by Aek Phakiti

Language learning research aims to describe and fully explain how and why language learning takes place, but can fall short of its stated purpose. Systematic, rigorous research is needed if the growing field...


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...