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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...


Brain, Mind and the Signifying Body: An Ecosocial Semiotic Theory

by Paul Thibault

Thought always exaggerates' Hannah Arendt writes. The question of exaggeration becomes a philosophical question when thought endeavours to clarify the ways in which it relates to limits. If its disclosing force...


Philosophy of Language: The Key Thinkers

by Barry Lee

Philosophers have raised and struggled with questions relating to human language for more than 2000 years. Philosophy of Language: The Key Thinkers offers a comprehensive historical overview of this fascinating...


Teaching and Learning Pragmatics: Where Language and Culture Meet

by Noriko Ishihara & Andrew D. Cohen

An understanding of sociocultural context is crucial in second language learning – yet developing this awareness often poses a real challenge to the typical language learner.

This book is a practical language...


Medical Translation Step by Step: Learning by Drafting

by Vicent Montalt & Maria González-Davies

Statistics on the translation market consistently identify medicine as a major thematic area as far as volume or translation is concerned. Vicent Montalt and Maria Gonzalez Davis, both experienced translator...


Intercultural Movements: American Gay in French Translation

by Keith Harvey

How was American gay liberation received in France between the events of Stonewall and the AIDS crisis?

What part did translations of American 'gay fiction' play in this reception?

How might the various intercultural...


A Social Constructivist Approach to Translator Education: Empowerment from Theory to Practice

by Donald Kiraly

This is a book about the teaching and particularly the acquisition of translation-related skills and knowledge. Well grounded in theory, the book also provides numerous examples drawn from the author's extensive...


For Better or for Worse: Translation as a Tool for Change in the South Pacific

by Sabine Fenton

The essays in this book explore the vital role translation has played in defining, changing and redefining linguistic, cultural, ethnic and political identities in several nations of the South Pacific.

 

While...


Asian Translation Traditions

by Eva Tsoi Hung Hung & Judy Wakabayashi

Translation Studies, one of the fastest developing fields in the humanities since the early 1980s, has so far been Euro-centric both in its theoretical explorations and in its historical grounding. One of the...


Children's Literature in Translation: Challenges and Strategies

by Jan Van Coillie & Walter P. Verschueren

Children's classics from Alice in Wonderland to the works of Astrid Lindgren, Roald Dahl, J.K. Rowling and Philip Pullman are now generally recognized as literary achievements that from a translator's point...


Unspeakable Sentences (Routledge Revivals): Narration and Representation in the Language of Fiction

by Ann Banfield

First published in 1982, this title grew from a series of essays on various aspects of narrative style; the result is a finished product that melds literary theory with linguistic methodology. It is argued that,...


Case Configuration and Noun Phrase Interpretation

by Helen Dehoop

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Language in Literature: Style and Foregrounding

by Geoffrey Leech

Over a period of over forty years, Geoffrey Leech has made notable contributions to the field of literary stylistics, using the interplay between linguistic form and literary function as a key to the ‘mystery’...


An Introduction to the Celtic Languages

by Paul Russell

This text provides a single-volume, single-author general introduction to the Celtic languages.

The first half of the book considers the historical background of the language group as a whole. There follows a...