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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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«Eating Regret and Seeing Contempt» – A Cognitive Linguistic Approach to the Language of Emotions in Igala (Nigeria)

by Lilian Brise

<P>This book deals with the expression of emotions in Igala – a Nigerian minority language with about two million speakers – from a Cognitive Linguistics perspective. The author investigates the network of the Igala language of emotions using ...

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¿Por qué? 101 Questions About Spanish

by Judy Hochberg

<i>¿Por qué? 101 Questions about Spanish </i>is for anyone who wants to understand how Spanish really works. Standard textbooks and grammars describe the "what" of Spanish - its vocabulary, grammar, spelling, and pronunciation - but <i>¿Por ...

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1,001 Grammar Practice Questions for Dummies

by Geraldine Woods

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

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50 Years of Language Experiments with Great Apes

by Igor Hanzel

<P>The book approaches the language experiments with great apes performed in the last 50 years from the point of view of logical semantics, speech act theory, and philosophy of the social sciences based on the linguistic turn in philosophy. The ...

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750 French Verbs and Their Uses

by Zamir

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A Beginner's Guide to Language and Gender

by Allyson Jule

<p>In this revised and updated 2nd edition of her pioneering textbook, Allyson Jule offers fresh insights into the study of language and gender for those new to the subject. Students will gain a thorough grounding in theoretical and practical ...

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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: Penguin Specials

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 Brain for Speech

A View from Evolutionary Neuroanatomy

by Francisco Aboitiz

<div><br></div><div>This book discusses evolution of the human brain, the origin of speech and language. It covers past and present perspectives on the contentious issue of the acquisition of the language capacity. Divided into two parts, this ...

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A Brief History of English Syntax

by Hendrik De Smet, Wim van der Wurff & Olga Fischer

In its 1500-year history, the English language has seen dramatic grammatical changes. This book offers a comprehensive and reader-friendly account of the major developments, including changes in word order, the noun phrase and verb phrase, ...

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A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

by Francis Grose

First published in 1811, this book is an extensive dictionary of contemporary slang and colloquialisms written by Francis Grose. Francis Grose (before 1731 – 1791) was an English draughtsman, antiquary, and lexicographer. Other notable works by ...

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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 Comprehensive French Grammar 6E

by Glanville Price

Characterized by clear and accessible explanations, numerous examples and sample sentences, a new section on register and tone, and useful appendices covering topics including age and time, <i>A Comprehensive French Grammar, Sixth Edition</i> is

ISBN: 9781405153850

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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 Discourse Analysis of South Asian Women's Magazines

Undercover Beauty

by Linda McLoughlin

This intriguing book applies Critical Discourse Analysis to a range of South Asian women’s lifestyle magazines, exposing the disconnection between the magazines’ representations of South Asian women and the lived realities of the target ...

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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 Introduction to Phonology

by Daniel Silverman

Taking an interdisciplinary approach to phonological theory and analysis, <i>A Critical Introduction to Phonology</i> introduces the key aspects of the discipline. Departing from the mainstream tradition, Daniel Silverman argues that the nature ...

ISBN: 9781474238885

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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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