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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...


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.


Methods for the Ethnography of Communication: Language in Use in Schools and Communities

by Judith Kaplan-Weinger & Char Ullman

Methods for the Ethnography of Communication is a guide to conducting ethnographic research in classroom and community settings that introduces students to the field of ethnography of communication, and takes...


The Welsh Language: A History

by Janet Davies

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


Sexing the World: Grammatical Gender and Biological Sex in Ancient Rome

by Anthony Corbeill

From the moment a child in ancient Rome began to speak Latin, the surrounding world became populated with objects possessing grammatical gender—masculine eyes (oculi), feminine trees (arbores), neuter bodies...


Cognitive Neuroscience of Language

by David Kemmerer

Language is one of our most precious and uniquely human capacities, so it is not surprising that research on its neural substrates has been advancing quite rapidly in recent years. Until now, however, there...


Second Language Sentence Processing

by Alan Juffs & Guillermo A. Rodríguez

This addition to the Cognitive Science and Second Language Acquisition series presents a comprehensive review of the latest research findings on sentence processing in second language acquisition. The book begins...


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...


Language and Linguistic Diversity in the US: An Introduction

by Susan Tamasi & Lamont Antieau

This highly engaging textbook presents a linguistic view of the history, society, and culture of the United States. It discusses the many languages and forms of language that have been used in the US - including...


Theories in Second Language Acquisition: An Introduction

by Bill VanPatten & Jessica Williams

The second edition of Theories in Second Language Acquisition seeks to build on the strengths of the first edition by surveying the major theories currently used in second language acquisition research. This...


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 century....


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...


From Silence to Voice

by Paola Della Valle

Before the 1970s, Maori existed in New Zealand literature as figures created by Pakeha writers. The Maori renaissance of the 1970s changed all that. Fiction writers led by Ihimaera and Grace challenged earlier...


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...