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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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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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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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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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Language and Species (90 Edition)
Language and Species (90 Edition)
by Derek Bickerton
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Language and Species presents the most detailed and well-documented scenario to date of the origins of language. Drawing on "living linguistic fossils" such as "ape talk," the "two-word" stage of small children, and pidgin languages, and on recent... (read more)

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Introducing Sociolinguistics (2ND 11 Edition)
Introducing Sociolinguistics (2ND 11 Edition)
by Miriam Meyerhoff
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A welcome introduction to sociolinguistics by a leading researcher in the field. Users will be inspired by the breadth and sweep of Meyerhoff 's treatment. William Labov, University of Pennsylvania, USA Authoritative, yet open-minded, innovative yet... (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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English Grammar : Language As Human Behavior (2ND 02 - Old Edition)
English Grammar : Language As Human Behavior (2ND 02 - Old Edition)
by Anita K. Barry
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Now in its second edition, Anita K. Barry's ENGLISH GRAMMAR makes students feel that they are active participants in shaping their language rather than passive victims of grammar rules that someone imposes on them. Each chapter contains three kinds of... (read more)

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Second Language Acquisition: an Introductory Course (3RD 08 - Old Edition)
Second Language Acquisition: an Introductory Course (3RD 08 - Old Edition)
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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Exercises in Style
Exercises in Style
by Raymond Queneau
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The plot of Exercises in Style is simple: a man gets into an argument with another passenger on a bus. However, this anecdote is told 99 more times, each in a radically different style, as a sonnet, an opera, in slang, and with many more permutations... (read more)

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Word Hoard 2ND Edition an Introduction To Old English
Word Hoard 2ND Edition an Introduction To Old English
by Stephen A Barney
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Designed for introductory courses in Old English, Word-Hoard offers a vocabulary of some 2000 words drawn from the poems that beginning students normally read. Exploiting the natural curiosity we feel about our own language, Stephen Barney draws... (read more)

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Language Development: A Reader for Teachers
Language Development: A Reader for Teachers
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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English With an Accent (2ND 12 Edition)
English With an Accent (2ND 12 Edition)
by Rosina Lippi-green
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Since its initial publication, English with an Accent has provoked debate and controversy within classrooms through its in-depth scrutiny of American attitudes towards language. Rosina Lippi-Green discusses the ways in which discrimination based on... (read more)

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Matrix of Language : Contemporary Linguistic Anthropology (96 Edition)
Matrix of Language : Contemporary Linguistic Anthropology (96 Edition)
by Donald Brenneis
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The Matrix of Language introduces students and other readers to recent debates in the study of language and culture. The articles in this anthology, selected for their readability, present a range of methodological approaches and well-known case studies... (read more)

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Introduction To Middle English (03 Edition)
Introduction To Middle English (03 Edition)
by Simon Horobin
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This authoritative survey offers a concise description of Middle English, the language of Chaucer, during the period from 1100 to 1500. Middle English is discussed in relation to both earlier and later stages in the history of English and in regard to... (read more)

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Acoustic and Auditory Phonetics (3RD 11 Edition)
Acoustic and Auditory Phonetics (3RD 11 Edition)
by Keith A. Johnson
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Fully revised and expanded, the third edition of Acoustic and Auditory Phonetics maintains a balance of accessibility and scholarly rigor to provide students with a complete introduction to the physics of speech.Newly updated to reflect the latest... (read more)

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Linguistic Anthropology: a Reader (2ND 09 Edition)
Linguistic Anthropology: a Reader (2ND 09 Edition)
by Alessandro (editor) Duranti
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Linguistic Anthropology: A Reader is a comprehensive collection of the best work that has been published in this exciting and growing area of anthropology, and is organized to provide a guide to key issues in the study of language as a cultural resource... (read more)

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Monlingualism of the Other : the Prosthesis of Origin (98 Edition)
Monlingualism of the Other : the Prosthesis of Origin (98 Edition)
by Jacques Derrida
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'I have but one language - yet that language is not mine.' This book intertwines theoretical reflection with historical and cultural particularity to enunciate, then analyse, this conundrum in terms of Derrida's own relationship to French. The book... (read more)

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On Signs
On Signs
by Marshall Blonsky
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"Blonsky has grouped numerous original and newly translated works by those who have been highly visible forces in semiotic circles... His book functions as a unified voice proclaiming the power of semiotics to reveal the hidden practices and secrets of... (read more)

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Gender Articulated: Language and the Socially Constructed Self
Gender Articulated: Language and the Socially Constructed Self
by Kira Hall
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"Gender Articulated" is a groundbreaking work of sociolinguistics that forges connections between language-related fields and feminist theory. Refuting apolitical, essentialist perspectives on language and gender, the essays presented here examine a... (read more)

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