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Writing Proficiency in English at the Primary School Level in Slovakia

by Pavol Burcl

This book analyses the role of writing as an integral part of communicative competence in the teaching/learning process, particularly in TEFL at Slovak primary schools. The author chooses primary schools in...


Writing Proficiency in English at the Primary School Level in Slovakia

by Pavol Burcl

This book analyses the role of writing as an integral part of communicative competence in the teaching/learning process, particularly in TEFL at Slovak primary schools. The author chooses primary schools in...


A Language School as a Complex System

by Achilleas Ioannis Kostoulas

This book uses a complex systems perspective to describe how a language school in Greece evolved, and at times resisted change. Starting with an accessible introduction to complex systems theory (CST), it uses...


A Language School as a Complex System

by Achilleas Ioannis Kostoulas

This book uses a complex systems perspective to describe how a language school in Greece evolved, and at times resisted change. Starting with an accessible introduction to complex systems theory (CST), it uses...


American Learners of Arabic as a Foreign Language

by Nader Morkus

The book investigates how American learners of Arabic realize the speech act of refusal in Egyptian Arabic in different speech situations, varying by setting, topic, social distance, and interlocutor status....


Examining the Interaction among Components of English for Specific Purposes Ability in Reading

by Yuyang Cai

The book presents the Triple-Decker Model that describes the interactive mechanism among key constituents of English for Specific Purposes Ability (ESPA): language knowledge, strategic competence and background...


Pedagogy of Life

by Rosa Hong Chen & Sarah Bode

Pedagogy of Life takes its readers through the echoing stories of the half-century, historical Cultural Revolution of China to the literate lifeworld today. Rosa Hong Chen offers a gripping array of personal...


Ancient Fragments

by Isaac Preston Cory

First published in 1826, "Ancient Fragments" is compendium of fragments from ancient writers collected and published by the antiquarian and miscellaneous writer Isaac Preston Cory. 

"Ancient Fragments" contains...


Latvian-English Dictionary

by Leonard Zusne

This unabridged work includes a previously distributed DICTIONARY OF LATVIAN PROVERBS, making it unique and more attractive than similar publications.

A translating dictionary, like this one, is a practical...


Glorious Outlaws: Debt as a Tool in Contemporary Postcolonial Fiction

by Izabela Morska

This book addresses debt in postcolonial fiction: financial, social, historical, and cultural. The author examines how literary characters including servants, fallen women, and cultural outsiders pay or refuse...


Structural Aspects of Bilingual Speech

by Elena Gasser

The goal of the present study was to identify, describe and account for bilingual (Russian-Hebrew) varieties spoken in the Russian immigrant community in Israel. In order to achieve this complex goal, an interdisciplinary...


Muhammad and the Formation of Sacrifice

by Gerd Marie Adna

Islam has a festival of sacrifice, id al-adha, which is celebrated each year in the month of pilgrimage. Simultaneous to the celebration and the sacrificial ritual in Mecca, during hajj, sheep, camels and cows...


The Physician as a Rebellious Intellectual

by N. Peter Joosse

The medical section of the Kit?b al-Na???atayn or Book of the Two Pieces of Advice by the medieval author cAbd al-La??f ibn Y?suf al-Baghd?d? (1162-1231) challenges the idea that Arabic-Islamic medicine declined...


Language Proficiency Testing for Chinese as a Foreign Language

by Florian Meyer

How did the (old) Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) assess the Chinese proficiency of non-native speakers of Chinese? What inferences can be derived from HSK test taker scores, especially from Western test takers?...


The Indicative and Subjunctive da-complements in Serbian: A Syntactic-Semantic Approach

by Nataša Todorovic

This study analyzes the indicative and subjunctive da-complements in the Serbian language while comparing and contrasting them with similar finite constructions in other Slavic and Balkan languages. In complex...


Expat-ing Democracy

by Nir T. Boms

Taking Syria and Iran as case studies, this book explores how expatriate groups have used tools such as technology and new media to influence political discourse and to irrevocably alter the political dynamics...


«Non-Monastic Buddhist» in Pli-Discourse

by Sompornnuch Tansrisook

The book intends to grasp the meaning of up?saka / up?sik? or Buddhist laity in D?gha- and Majjhima-nik?ya of the P?li canon. Considering the texts as oral literature, the author examines and interprets the...


Modernist Translation

by Tamara Brzostowska-Tereszkiewicz

The last two decades witnessed an upsurge in Anglo-American studies of Modernism and its translation practices. The book revisits the notion of Modernist translation in the context of Eastern European (Polish...


A Dictionary of Camfranglais

by Hector Kamdem

This book is a simple and clear presentation of the lexis of Camfranglais, an urban youth sociolect in Cameroon. It presents this sociolect as an outgrowth of language contact phenomena that have fossilized...


Essays in Arabic Dialectology

by Noureddine Guella

This volume brings together a number of previously published papers, which reflect a middle-of-the-road approach in Linguistic Analysis. The first part contains articles dealing with major grammatical techniques...