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The Beginning Translator’s Workbook

by Michele H. Jones

This workbook combines methodology and practice for beginning translators with a solid proficiency in French. It assumes a linguistic approach to the problems of translation and addresses common pitfalls, including...


Tone Analysis for Field Linguists

by Keith Snider

Tone, the use of pitch to provide phonological contrast between morphemes, plays an integral role in the structures of many languages. This book teaches linguists a tried-and-proven methodology for analyzing...


Homophones: Sonic Wonders

by Joyce Reinholds

Homophones: Sonic Wonders presents 197 sets of words which are pronounced the same but have very different meanings. (I say, sets, because some sounds have 3 or even 4 different meanings, though most are pairs...


The Syntax of Deverbal Compound Adjectives in English

by Sebastian Wasak

This volume presents research into the syntax and semantics of English deverbal compound adjectives based on the passive and active participles, e.g. pencil-drawn, action-packed, risk-taking, time-consuming....


Licensing of Vowel Length in Czech

by Markéta Ziková

This book presents a morphosyntactic account of vowel length in contemporary Czech. The present approach is strictly decompositional on both the phonological and the morphosyntactic side. It assumes prosodic...


Licensing of Vowel Length in Czech

by Markéta Ziková

This book presents a morphosyntactic account of vowel length in contemporary Czech. The present approach is strictly decompositional on both the phonological and the morphosyntactic side. It assumes prosodic...


Improving Academic Listening and Note-Taking Skills

by Karolina Kotorowicz-Jasinska

The book investigates the effectiveness of long-term strategy training on how successfully and efficiently students listen to lectures and take notes. It is centered around a longitudinal study designed to measure...


Accent and Identity in Learner Varieties of English

by Stefanie Rottschäfer

This mixed-methods study investigates the link between accent and identity in an English as a lingua franca setting. The subjects, German and French university students living in Scandinavia, pursue their study...


Introduction to Experimental Linguistics

by Christelle Gillioz & Sandrine Zufferey

The use of experimental methodology in the field of linguistics has boomed in recent decades. However, implementation of such methods does require an understanding and mastery of specific theoretical and methodological...


Sign Language Linguistics - A Conversation with Carol Padden

by Howard Burton

This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and renowned researcher of sign languages Carol Padden, the Sanford I. Berman Chair in Language and Human Communication at UC San Diego....


Babbling Barbarians: How Translators Keep Us Civilized - A Conversation with David Bellos

by Howard Burton

Ever heard people say things like, ?A translation is no substitute for the original? or ?Humour can?t be translated into another language?? In this thought-provoking book, based on an in-depth filmed conversation...


Written Afrikaans since Standardization

by Johanita Kirsten

This book focuses on a century of language change, starting early in the 20th century when Standard Afrikaans first emerged. Different areas of language use are explored, such as pronoun use, tenses, possession,...


The Printed Voice of Victorian Poetry

by Eric Griffiths

The Printed Voice of Victorian Poetry starts from a simple fact: our written language does not represent the way we speak. Intonation, accent, tempo, and pitch of utterance can be inferred from a written text...


Fun with Phonics

by Moi Hung Ling

Fun with Phonics is a kind of book that will help children or beginners learning English as a second language know how the spelling of the words connected to the specific sounds. For example, the words with...


The Blount Guide to Reading, Spelling and Pronouncing English

by Beverly Blount

The Blount Guide A logical phonetic manual for: 1. - Parents and teachers of reading to small children. 2. - Foreigners who wish to pronounce English correctly with instructions in Spanish, French, Portuguese,...


Accessing the Workings of the Mind

by Li-ling Chuang

This work is an extended study on the role of brain and cognition in L2 learning processes. By taking account of the type of encoding needed to convert input into intake and the tasks that EFL young learners...


Transcription: The Guide On Starting Work At Home Transcription Career

by Linda Warden

Wish to work from home?

For those who are good at typing, you can start to put those skills to use once and for all. The power of transcription cannot be undermined.

Linda Warden illustrates what transcription...


Lexico-Phonological Comparative Analysis of Selected Dialects of the Meru-Tharaka Group

by Fridah Kanana Erastus

This study is an investigation into the comparative phonology and lexicon of six barely-known Bantu varieties spoken in Kenya. These varieties (Imenti, Igoji, Tharaka, Mwimbi, Muthambi and Chuka) belong to the...


Teaching English Pronunciation at the Secondary School Level

by Karolina Janczukowicz

This book aims to aid English teachers at the junior and senior secondary school levels in teaching pronunciation within a regular EFL syllabus. It presents such a way of incorporating the phonetic and lexical...


Job Interview Corpus

by Daniela Wawra

The aim of this book and its accompanying audio files is to make accessible a corpus of 40 authentic job interviews conducted in English. The recordings and transcriptions of the interviews published here may...