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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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How Languages Are Learned (3RD 06 - Old Edition)
How Languages Are Learned (3RD 06 - Old Edition)
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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How Languages Are Learned (4TH 13 Edition)
How Languages Are Learned (4TH 13 Edition)
by Patsy Lightbown
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A thoroughly updated edition of this prize-winning, readable introduction to the main theories of first and second language acquisition. This book introduces you to some of the language acquisition research that will help you not just to evaluate... (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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Language Development in Early Childhood (4TH 14 Edition)
Language Development in Early Childhood (4TH 14 Edition)
by Beverly W. Otto
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Written by Beverly Otto, Language Development in Early Childhood Education, 4/e efficiently combines theory, research, and practice to provide a solid foundation for understanding language development in children birth through age eight. A... (read more)

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Do You Speak American? (05 Edition)
Do You Speak American? (05 Edition)
by Robert Macneil
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The companion volume to a PBS special, this is the tale of the surprising discoveries the authors made while interviewing a host of native speakers and observing everyday verbal interactions across the country. High school & older.... (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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Made in America
Made in America
by Bill Bryson
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Bill Bryson, who gave glorious voice to The Mother Tongue, now celebrates her magnificent offspring in the book that reveals once and for all how a dusty western hamlet with neither woods nor holly came to be known as Hollywood...and exactly why Mr... (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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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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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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English Words From Latin and Greek Elements (2ND 86 Edition)
English Words From Latin and Greek Elements (2ND 86 Edition)
by Donald M. Ayers
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Since 1965, Donald Ayers' English Words from Latin and Greek Elements has helped thousands of students to a broader vocabulary by showing them how to recognize classical roots in modern English words. Its second edition, published in 1986, has confirmed... (read more)

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God's Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible
God's Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible
by Adam Nicolson
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A network of complex currents flowed across Jacobean England. This was the England of Shakespeare, Jonson, and Bacon; the era of the Gunpowder Plot and the worst outbreak of the plague. Jacobean England was both more godly and less godly than it had ever... (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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Between Worlds (3RD 11 Edition)
Between Worlds (3RD 11 Edition)
by David E. Freeman
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"It is our hope that the third edition of Between Worlds gives those involved with English language learners access to current research and language-learning theories as well as effective classroom practice." -David and Yvonne Freeman In this third... (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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Language Death (00 Edition)
Language Death (00 Edition)
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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