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How Languages Are Learned
How Languages Are Learned
by Patsy M Lightbown
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This thoroughly updated third edition presents the main theories of language acquisition, considering their bearing on language teaching. It discusses the effects of factors such as intelligence, personality, and age. It helps teachers assess the merits... (read more)

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The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World
The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World
by David Abram
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The Mother Tongue
The Mother Tongue
by Bill Bryson
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"Everything, it seems, is interesting to Bill Bryson. The marvel is that he can make it all interesting to us....Bryson's book, Mother Tongue...is the one that convinced me he could probably write informatively and with humor about anything. I mean, who... (read more)

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Metaphors We Live by
Metaphors We Live by
by George Lakoff
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The now-classic Metaphors We Live By changed our understanding of metaphor and its role in language and the mind. Metaphor, the authors explain, is a fundamental mechanism of mind, one that allows us to use what we know about our physical and social... (read more)

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Essential Linguistics: What You Need to Know to Teach Reading, ESL, Spelling, Phonics, and Grammar
Essential Linguistics: What You Need to Know to Teach Reading, ESL, Spelling, Phonics, and Grammar
by David E Freeman
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The resource guide provides the instructor with suggested answers and responses to the Application Activities at the end of each chapter. Linguistics is much more than a study reserved for academicians. Linguistics has real-life applications to effective... (read more)

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The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language (Perennial Classics)
The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language (Perennial Classics)
by Steven Pinker
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In this classic study, the world's leading expert on language and the mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about languages: how it works, how children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, and how it envolved. With... (read more)

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Moral Politics: How Liberals and Conservatives Think, 2nd Ed
Moral Politics: How Liberals and Conservatives Think, 2nd Ed
by George Lakoff
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In this classic text, the first full-scale application of cognitive science to politics, George Lakoff analyzes the unconscious and rhetorical worldviews of liberals and conservatives, discovering radically different but remarkably consistent conceptions... (read more)

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Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language
Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language
by Steven Pinker
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How does language work, and how do we learn to speak? Why do languages change over time, and why do they have so many quirks and irregularities? In this original and totally entertaining book written in the same engaging style that illuminated his... (read more)

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Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students
Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students
by Mignon Fogarty
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Named to the International Reading Associations 2012 Teachers Choice book list  Here is a complete and comprehensive guide to all things grammar from Grammar Girl, a.k.a. Mignon Fogarty, whose popular podcasts have been downloaded over twenty... (read more)

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The Silent Language
The Silent Language
by Edward T Hall
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In print for nearly forty years and with more than one million copies sold, this classic work "shows how cultural factors influence the individual behind his back, without his knowledge" (Erich Fromm).... (read more)

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Language Development : a Reader for Teachers (2ND 02 Edition)
Language Development : a Reader for Teachers (2ND 02 Edition)
by Brenda Miller Power
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This classic book combines landmark studies from key theorists with practical classroom examples in language development. Current and future teachers are given step-by-step guidance regarding the theories behind language development and inquiry... (read more)

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Second Language Acquisition: An Introductory Course
Second Language Acquisition: An Introductory Course
by Susan M Gass
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The new and updated edition of this bestselling introductory textbook is a comprehensive overview of the field of second language acquisition. In an easy-to-read, accessible style, it provides students with information about the scope of the field, but... (read more)

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In Translation (13 Edition)
In Translation (13 Edition)
by Esther Allen
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"The last decade has seen significant growth in the study of literary translation, including the MLA's increased readiness to set standards for evaluating translations. With this anthology, editors Bernofsky (Foreign Words: Translator-Authors in the Age... (read more)

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Language Development (4TH 09 - Old Edition)
Language Development (4TH 09 - Old Edition)
by Erika Hoff
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Erika Hoff's LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT, 4th Edition communicates both the content and the excitement of this quickly evolving field. By presenting a balanced treatment that examines all sides of the issues, Hoff helps readers understand different theoretical... (read more)

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Expression and Meaning (79 Edition)
Expression and Meaning (79 Edition)
by John R. Searle
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John Searle's Speech Acts made a highly original contribution to work in the philosophy of language. Expression and Meaning is a direct successor, concerned to develop and refine the account presented in Searle's earlier work, and to extend its... (read more)

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Aaaaw to Zzzzzd: The Words of Birds: North America, Britain, and Northern Europe
Aaaaw to Zzzzzd: The Words of Birds: North America, Britain, and Northern Europe
by John Bevis
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andlt;Pandgt;Birds sing and call, sometimes in complex and beautiful arrangements of notes, sometimes in one-line repetitions that resemble a ringtone more than a symphony. Listening, we are stirred, transported, and even envious of birds' ability to... (read more)

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The Story of Spanish
The Story of Spanish
by Jean-benoit Nadeau
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Just how did a dialect spoken by a handful of shepherds in Northern Spain become the worlds second most spoken language, the official language of twenty-one countries on two continents, and the unofficial second language of the United States? Jean-Beno... (read more)

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Language Death
Language Death
by David Crystal
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A thorough review of the worldwide problem of language endangerment and death.... (read more)

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Introduction to Psycholinguistics: Understanding Language Science
Introduction to Psycholinguistics: Understanding Language Science
by Matthew J Traxler
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This textbook offers a cutting-edge introduction to psycholinguistics, exploring the cognitive processes underlying language acquisition and use. It provides students and faculty with: a step-by-step tour through language acquisition, production... (read more)

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Spreading the Word : Language and Dialect in America (00 Edition)
Spreading the Word : Language and Dialect in America (00 Edition)
by John Mcwhorter
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In Spreading the Word, linguist John McWhorter proves that nonstandard dialects are not bastardizations of Standard English, but alternate variations upon the basic plan of English, of which the Standard is but one.... (read more)

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