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Andrew Simpson is Readers’ Letters editor at the Daily Mail.

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Great War Britain Manchester: Remembering 1914-18

Great War Britain Manchester: Remembering 1914-18

Author: Andrew Simpson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2017

The First World War claimed over 995,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: Manchester offers an intimate portrayal of the city and its people living in the shadow of the Great War. A beautifully illustrated and highly accessible volume, it explores the city's regiments, the background and fate of the men on the frontline, the changing face of industry, the vital role of women, conscientious objectors, hospitals for the wounded and rehabilitation, peace celebrations, the fallen heroes and war memorials. The Great War story of Manchester is told through the voices of those who were there and is vividly illustrated with evocative images.

RYA Boat Maintenance Handbook

RYA Boat Maintenance Handbook

Author: Andrew Simpson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2013

Wolves Unleashed

Wolves Unleashed

Author: Andrew Simpson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2012

The Story of Chorlton cum Hardy

The Story of Chorlton cum Hardy

Author: Andrew Simpson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2012

This richly illustrated history explores every aspect of life in Chorlton-cum-Hardy. Drawing on contemporary accounts, Government documents, newspaper reports, antiquarian books and recent academic work, it debunks many myths about the town - and unearths some surprising truths along the way. Local historian Andrew Simpson takes the reader to the rural cottages and houses of the past, many of which disappeared only recently and some which are still local landmarks today. Revealing the close links between rural communities and the city, and with chapters on farming, local industries, shops and pubs, health, wealth and poverty, children, housework and housing, churches, entertainments and sports, crime, politics and all manner of other topics, it will delight residents and visitors alike.

RYA Seamanship for Sea Anglers

RYA Seamanship for Sea Anglers

Author: Andrew Simpson Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/06/2008

Language and National Identity in Africa

Language and National Identity in Africa

Author: Andrew Simpson Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/02/2008

This book focuses on language, culture, and national identity in Africa. Leading specialists examine countries in every part of the continent - Egypt, Morocco, Sudan, Senegal, Mali, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanbia, South Africa, and the nations of the Horn, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, and Somalia. Each chapter describes and examines the country's linguistic and political history and the relation of its languages to national, ethnic, and cultural identities, and assesses the relative status of majority and minority languages and the role of language in ethnic conflict. Of the book's authors, fifteen are from Africa and seven from Europe and the USA. Jargon-free, fully referenced, and illustrated with seventeen maps, this book will be of value to a wide range of readers in linguistics, politics, history, sociology, and anthropology. It will interest everyone wishing to understand the dynamic interactions between language and politics in Africa, in the past and now.

Language and National Identity in Africa

Language and National Identity in Africa

Author: Andrew Simpson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2008

This book focuses on language, culture, and national identity in Africa. Leading specialists examine countries in every part of the continent - Egypt, Morocco, Sudan, Senegal, Mali, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanbia, South Africa, and the nations of the Horn, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, and Somalia. Each chapter describes and examines the country's linguistic and political history and the relation of its languages to national, ethnic, and cultural identities, and assesses the relative status of majority and minority languages and the role of language in ethnic conflict. Of the book's authors, fifteen are from Africa and seven from Europe and the USA. Jargon-free, fully referenced, and illustrated with seventeen maps, this book will be of value to a wide range of readers in linguistics, politics, history, sociology, and anthropology. It will interest everyone wishing to understand the dynamic interactions between language and politics in Africa, in the past and now.

Language and National Identity in Asia

Language and National Identity in Asia

Author: Andrew Simpson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/12/2007

Language and National Identity in Asia is a comprehensive introduction to the role of language in the construction and development of nations and national identities in Asia. Leading scholars from all over the world investigate the role languages have played and now play in the formation of the national and social identity in countries throughout South, East, and Southeast Asia. They consider the relation of the regions' languages to national, ethnic, and cultural identity, and examine the status of and interactions between majority, official, and minority languages. Illustrated with maps and accessibly written this book will interest all those concerned to understand the dynamics of social change in some of the most important countries in the world. It will appeal to all those studying, researching, or teaching issues in Asian society, language, and politics from a comparative perspective.

Language and National Identity in Asia

Language and National Identity in Asia

Author: Andrew Simpson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/08/2007

Language and National Identity in Asia is a comprehensive introduction to the role of language in the construction and development of nations and national identities in Asia. Leading scholars from all over the world investigate the role languages have played and now play in the formation of the national and social identity in countries throughout South, East, and Southeast Asia. They consider the relation of the regions' languages to national, ethnic, and cultural identity, and examine the status of and interactions between majority, official, and minority languages. Illustrated with maps and accessibly written this book will interest all those concerned to understand the dynamics of social change in some of the most important countries in the world. It will appeal to all those studying, researching, or teaching issues in Asian society, language, and politics from a comparative perspective.

RYA Diesel Engine Handbook

RYA Diesel Engine Handbook

Author: Andrew Simpson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 29/09/2005

Online Contract Formation

Online Contract Formation

Author: Andrew Simpson Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/07/2005

This unique monograph offers commentary on the contract law of twenty key jurisdictions as it applies to online business transaction. The text provides legal counsel and businesspeople with practical information concerning electronic transactions and e-contracts, as well as a description of the general legal framework and an overview of online business regulation for each country. This volume includes sample forms and agreements, including a checklist of tips for making online agreements more enforceable, sample terms and conditions for a website, guidelines for online click agreements, B2B website user agreement, passive terms of use, and many more topics.

Functional Structure(s), Form and Interpretation Perspectives from East Asian Languages

Functional Structure(s), Form and Interpretation Perspectives from East Asian Languages

Author: Andrew Simpson Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/06/2003

The issue of how interpretation results from the form and type of syntactic structures present in language is one which is central and hotly debated in both theoretical and descriptive linguistics. This volume brings together a series of eleven new cutting-edge essays by leading experts in East Asian languages which shows how the study of formal structures and functional morphemes in Chinese, Japanese and Korean adds much to our general understanding of the close connections between form and interpretation. This specially commissioned collection will be of interest to linguists of all backgrounds working in the general area of syntax and language change, as well as those with a special interest in Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

Folklore of the Welsh Border

Folklore of the Welsh Border

Author: Andrew Simpson Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/04/2003

Revised and updated edition of Jacqueline Simpson's 1970s study of folklore traditions in the counties on both sides of the Welsh Border, including stories of witches, ghosts and giants. There are tales relating to local monuments and features of the landscape and tales explaining some of the traditions that are still upheld in the twenty-first century. These stories, arising from ancient beliefs and originating in an oral tradition of storytelling, provide a fascinating insight into a bygone era.

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