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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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¿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 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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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 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 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

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 Brief History of English Syntax

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

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 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

ISBN: 9781317419716

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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, A Comprehensive French Grammar, Sixth Edition is an ...

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 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 ...

ISBN: 9781317418092

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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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