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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.


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...


Language as Discourse: Perspectives for Language Teaching

by Michael McCarthy & Ronald Carter

In this book Michael McCarthy and Ronald Carter describe the discoursal properties of language and demonstrate what insights this approach can offer to the student and teacher of language. The authors examine...


Language and Characterisation: People in Plays and Other Texts

by Jonathan Culpeper

Textual Explorations General Editors-

Mick Short, Lancaster University

Elena Semino, Lancaster University

The focus of this series is on the stylistic analysis of literary and non-literary texts, and the theoretical...


Varieties of Modern English: An Introduction

by Diane Davies

The 'story' of English is continually re-told and re-written, as more and more people use the language and have a part in shaping the way it develops.

Varieties of Modern English provides a critical introduction...


Moving Target: Theatre Translation and Cultural Relocation

by Carole-Ann Upton

Moving Target offers a rigorous exploration of the practice of translating for the theatre. The twelve essays in the volume span a range of work from Eastern and Western Europe, Canada and the United States....


Introduction to Instructed Second Language Acquisition

by Shawn Loewen

Introduction to Instructed Second Language Acquisition is the first book to present a cohesive view of the different theoretical and pedagogical perspectives that comprise instructed second language acquisition...


An Introduction to Language

by Kirk Hazen

An Introduction to Language offers an engaging guide to the nature of language, focusing on how language works – its sounds, words, structures, and phrases – all investigated through wide-ranging examples...


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...