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'And I quote...'

A history of using other people's words

by Elizabeth Knowles

<p>Quotations are an essential part of the fabric of the language. In And I quote, Elizabeth Knowles draws on her experience editing the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations and employs a wide repertoire of examples, ranging from the classical canon ...

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'And'

Conjunction Reduction Redux

by Barry Schein

<p><strong>A bold argument that “and” always means “&amp;,” the truth-functional sentential connective.</strong></p> <p>In this book, Barry Schein argues that “and” is always the sentential logical connective with the same, one, meaning. “And” ...

ISBN: 9780262338066

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(En)Countering Native-speakerism

Global Perspectives

by Adrian Holliday, Pamela Aboshiha & Anne Swan

<p>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 ...

ISBN: 9781137463500

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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 ...

ISBN: 9781137463517

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«Bis dat, qui cito dat»

«Gegengabe» in Paremiology, Folklore, Language, and Literature Honoring Wolfgang Mieder on His Seventieth Birthday

by Andreas Nolte & Elisabeth Piirainen

<p><em>Bis dat, qui cito dat</em> – never has a proverb more aptly applied to an individual than does this Medieval Latin saying to Wolfgang Mieder. «He gives twice who gives quickly» captures the essence of his entire career, his professional ...

ISBN: 9783653990843

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¿Por qué? 101 Questions About Spanish

by Judy Hochberg

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

ISBN: 9781474227940

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750 French Verbs and Their Uses

by John Wiley & Sons Inc (US)

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

ISBN: 9780471545897

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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 ...

ISBN: 9781783097883

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A Better Pencil

Readers, Writers, and the Digital Revolution

by Dennis Baron

<p>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 ...

ISBN: 9780199740789

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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

<p>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

ISBN: 9781760143305

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A Brain for Speech

A View from Evolutionary Neuroanatomy

by Francisco Aboitiz

<p>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 insightful work ...

ISBN: 9781137540607

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A Brief History of English Syntax

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

<p>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, ...

ISBN: 9781108206020

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A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

by Francis Grose

<p>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 ...

ISBN: 9781473348691

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A Comprehensive French Grammar

by John Wiley & Sons (UK)

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 Comprehensive Russian Grammar

by John Wiley & Sons (UK)

The third edition of Terence Wade?s <i>A Comprehensive Russian Grammar</i>, newly updated and revised, offers the definitive guide to current Russian usage. <ul> <li>Provides the most complete, accurate and authoritative English language ...

ISBN: 9781405136396

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A Conceptual Blending Theory of Humour

Selected British Comedy Productions in Focus

by Joanna Jablonska-Hood

<p>The book presents an analysis of humour in a selection of British comedy productions. The conceptual integration theory devised by Gilles Fauconnier and Mark Turner, also known as <em>blending</em>, provides the tool for explaining the ...

ISBN: 9783653969542

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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>Based on two corpora: LOCNESS (the Louvain Corpus of Native English Essays) and MLC (the Non-English ...

ISBN: 9781315464718

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A Critical Discourse Analysis of South Asian Women's Magazines

Undercover Beauty

by Linda McLoughlin

<p>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 ...

ISBN: 9781137398789

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A Critical Hypertext Analysis of Social Media

The True Colours of Facebook

by Volker Eisenlauer

<p>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 ...

ISBN: 9781441159700

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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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