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(En)Countering Native-speakerism

Global Perspectives

by Adrian Holliday, Pamela Aboshiha & Anne Swan

The book addresses the issue of native-speakerism, an ideology based on the assumption that 'native speakers' of English have a special claim to the language itself, through critical qualitative studies of the lived experiences of practising ...

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(En)Countering Native-speakerism

Global Perspectives

by Dr Anne Swan, Dr Pamela Aboshiha & Professor Adrian Holliday

The notion of the 'native speaker' has historically dominated the profession of English language teaching to the extent that native-speakerism has become a wide-spread, tenacious and much 'taken-for-granted' ideology. These perceptions have ...

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1,001 Grammar Practice Questions for Dummies

by Geraldine Woods

Practice makes perfect - and helps deepen your understanding of English grammar Establishing good grammar habits will set you up for success. From English class to writing your college essay, from corporatecommunications,to updating your social ...

ISBN: 9781118745014

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750 French Verbs and Their Uses

by Jan R. Zamir

Essential grammar taught simply and directly. 750 French Verbs and Their Uses gives you the backbone of language study -- correct verb usage -- by showing verb conjugations in their contexts. To understand the value of such an approach, consider

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A Better Pencil

Readers, Writers, and the Digital Revolution

by Dennis Baron

Computers, now the writer's tool of choice, are still blamed by skeptics for a variety of ills, from speeding writing up to the point of recklessness, to complicating or trivializing the writing process, to destroying the English language ...

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A Billion Voices: China's Search for a Common Language

China's Search for a Common Language

by David Moser

Mandarin, Guoyu or Putonghua? 'Chinese' is a language known by many names, and China is a country home to many languages. Since the turn of the twentieth century linguists and politicians have been on a mission to create a common language for ...

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A Comparative Typology of English and German

Unifying the Contrasts

by John A. Hawkins

<P>First published in 1986, this book draws together analyses of English and German. It defines the contrasts and similarities between the two languages and, in particular, looks at the question of whether contrasts in one area of the grammar is

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A Corpus Study of Collocation in Chinese Learner English

by Yuanwen Lu

<P>Collocation is an important tool in describing lexical behaviour in language and has received increasing attention in recent years. </P> <P></P> <P>Based on two corpora: LOCNESS (the Louvain Corpus of Native English Essays) and MLC (the ...

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A Critical Hypertext Analysis of Social Media

The True Colours of Facebook

by Volker Eisenlauer

Facebook, in just a few years, has become one of the central tools people use to communicate with each other in everyday life. However, the perceived freedom of action on the site and the actual processes that are permitted in Facebook's set up ...

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A Critical Search for Values in George W. Bush's State of the Union Addresses

by Agnieszka Sowinska

This book focuses on values and valuation in the State of the Union addresses delivered by the former U.S. President George W. Bush. What values are invoked in the speeches? How are these values constructed? How can they be classified? How are ...

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A Dictionary of Stylistics

by Katie Wales

<P>Reviews of the first edition:<BR><BR>'...a work of high seriousness...manna from rhetorical heaven for students and researchers with a lot of hard graft ahead of them... '(English Today)<BR><BR>'...an impressive single-author reference ...

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A Forensic Linguistic Approach to Legal Disclosures

ERISA Cash Balance Conversion Cases and the Contextual Dynamics of Deception

by James Stratman

<P>This book is a scholarly work of forensic linguistics that demonstrates how the principles of Gricean pragmatics and their recent elaboration in Information Manipulation Theory (IMT) can be of use to courts faced with deciding cases of ...

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A Formal Approach to Discourse Anaphora

by Bonnie Lynn Webber

<P>First published in 1979, this book starts from the perspective that dealing with anaphoric language can be decomposed into two complementary tasks: 1. identifying what a text potentially makes available for anaphoric reference and 2. ...

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A Framework for Cognitive Sociolinguistics

by Francisco Moreno-Fernández

<P><EM>A Framework for Cognitive Sociolinguistics</EM> attempts to lay out the epistemological system for a cognitive sociolinguistics—the first book to do so in the English language. The intention of this volume is not to provide a simple ...

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A Glossary of Applied Linguistics

by Alan Davies

Applied Linguistics is still a growing field. Key texts and handbooks have appeared in recent years and international applied linguistics conferences and professional associations occur regularly. While Applied Linguistics continues to attract ...

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A Grammar of Tariana, from Northwest Amazonia

by Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

This is a comprehensive reference grammar of Tariana, an endangered Arawak language from a remote region in the northwest Amazonian jungle. Its speakers traditionally marry someone speaking a different language, and as a result most people are ...

ISBN: 9781107264069

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A Guide to English–Russian and Russian–English Non-literary Translation

by Alexandr Zaytsev

Lying at the intersection of translatology, cognitive science and linguistics, this brief provides a comprehensive framework for studying, investigating and teaching English-Russian/Russian-English non-literary translation. It provides a ...

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A Guide to Speech Production and Perception

by Mark Tatham & Katherine Morton

What roles do the speaker and the listener play in communication processes? Providing an overall system view, this innovative textbook explains how those working in the area think about speech. Emphasising contextual and environmental ...

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A Handbook of the Cornish Language - Chiefly in Its Latest Stages with Some Account of Its History and Literature

by Henry Jenner

This book contains a detailed guide to the Cornish language. It is intended for those of Cornish nationality who wish to acquire some knowledge of their ancient tongue, and to read, write, and perhaps even to speak it. Contents include: "The ...

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A History of Afro-Hispanic Language

Five Centuries, Five Continents

by John M. Lipski

The African slave trade, beginning in the fifteenth century, brought African languages into contact with Spanish and Portuguese, resulting in the Africans' gradual acquisition of these languages. In this 2004 book, John Lipski describes the ...

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