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Language: reference & general books

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Minimal English for a Global World Improved Communication Using Fewer Words by Cliff Goddard Minimal English for a Global World Improved Communication Using Fewer Words

This book introduces a new tool for improving communication and promoting clearer thinking in a world where the use of Global English can create numerous comprehension and communication issues. Based on research findings from cross-linguistic semantics, it contains essays and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/09/2017

Conceptual Fluency Theory & the Teaching of Foreign Languages by Marcel Danesi Conceptual Fluency Theory & the Teaching of Foreign Languages


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Language in Business, Language at Work by Erika Darics, Veronika Koller Language in Business, Language at Work
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This book introduces students to an approach to teaching business communication that centres on language, empowering them to go beyond `best practice' formulae or relying on intuition. Instead, it helps them understand how using language in particular ways can achieve...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/08/2017

Manual De Fonetica y Fonologia Espanolas by Joseph Halvor Clegg, Willis Clark Fails Manual De Fonetica y Fonologia Espanolas
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Written entirely in Spanish, Manual de fonetica y fonologia espanolas has a comprehensive scope that touches on all aspects of phonetics and phonology-including acoustic and auditory phonetics, phonotactics, and suprasegmentals, which most often remain untreated. The book provides students with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/08/2017

Manual De Fonetica y Fonologia Espanolas by Joseph Halvor Clegg, Willis Clark Fails Manual De Fonetica y Fonologia Espanolas
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Written entirely in Spanish, Manual de fonetica y fonologia espanolas has a comprehensive scope that touches on all aspects of phonetics and phonology-including acoustic and auditory phonetics, phonotactics, and suprasegmentals, which most often remain untreated. The book provides students with...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/08/2017

Spanish Grammar Made Easy by Mike Zollo, Alan Wesson Spanish Grammar Made Easy
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Spanish Grammar Made Easy is the ideal introduction to the basics of Spanish grammar for anyone new to the language or looking to refresh their knowledge. The Grammar features: * concise and jargon-free explanations supported by examples * exercises throughout...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/08/2017

The Oxford Handbook of the Word by John R. Taylor The Oxford Handbook of the Word

This handbook addresses words in all their multifarious aspects and brings together scholars from every relevant discipline to do so. The many subjects covered include word frequencies, lexical borrowing, word origins and change, place and personal names, word acquisition and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/08/2017

Story Sparks Finding Your Best Story Ideas and Turning Them into Compelling Fiction by Denise Jaden Story Sparks Finding Your Best Story Ideas and Turning Them into Compelling Fiction


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

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Creativity and English Language Teaching From Inspiration to Implementation by Alan Maley, Tamas Kiss Creativity and English Language Teaching From Inspiration to Implementation
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This book offers a unique perspective on creativity in an educational environment where there is a relative dearth of literature on this subject. The authors link practice and principle to provide a practical and valuable guide for more creative language...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2017

En Marcha: An Intensive Spanish Course for Beginners by Carmen Garcia del Rio En Marcha: An Intensive Spanish Course for Beginners

En Marcha is an intensive course in Spanish for beginners. Systematic and comprehensive, it takes the student from beginner's to upper intermediate level in one year. Carefully graded exercises and expert grammatical explanations are combined with lively activities and an...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Asi somos los espanoles Spanish Skills for Advanced Students by Peter Furnborough Asi somos los espanoles Spanish Skills for Advanced Students

As?omos los espa?s provides advanced students with a genuine insight into Spanish culture via a range of practical activities and exercises. The courses include many unscripted recordings of interviews with Spaniards from a variety of geographical areas. Students explore these...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Russian at your Fingertips by Lexus Russian at your Fingertips

First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Testing Lecture Comprehension Through Listening-to-summarize Close Tasks The Trio of Task Demands, Cognitive Processes and Language Competence by Haiping Wang Testing Lecture Comprehension Through Listening-to-summarize Close Tasks The Trio of Task Demands, Cognitive Processes and Language Competence

This book explores the effectiveness of listen-to-summarize tasks as a tool to assess lecture comprehension ability. It especially focuses on listen-to-summarize tasks that represent listeners' meaning building and the discourse construction of the lecture for listening assessment purposes. It discusses...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/10/2017

Attitudinal Evaluation in Chinese University Students' English Writing A Contrastive Perspective by Xinghua Liu, Anne McCabe Attitudinal Evaluation in Chinese University Students' English Writing A Contrastive Perspective
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This book offers up-to-date insights into the long-standing controversy of whether or not Chinese learners of English adequately express their attitudes in written English. It compares four writing datasets from three groups of student writers (e.g., English-speaking students' English texts,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2017

Write to the Point How to be Clear, Correct and Persuasive on the Page by Sam Leith Write to the Point How to be Clear, Correct and Persuasive on the Page

Writing tends to make people anxious, and with good reason. The first sentence of a job application letter can consign it to the bin. A speech intended to rouse can put a room to sleep. A miss-timed tweet can cost...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/10/2017

Thinking German Translation by Sandor Hervey, Michael Loughridge Thinking German Translation
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Format: Paperback - Released: 12/10/2017

International Perspectives on Teaching the Four Skills in ELT Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing by Anne Burns International Perspectives on Teaching the Four Skills in ELT Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing

This book offers a range of perspectives and insights from around the world on the teaching and learning of listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/10/2017

Teaching History and Social Studies to English Language Learners Preparing Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers by Luciana C. De Oliveira Teaching History and Social Studies to English Language Learners Preparing Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers

This book investigates the preparation of secondary history and social studies (SS) teachers to teach English language learners (ELLs) in twenty-first century classrooms. This edited collection focuses on the ways in which pre-service and in-service teachers have developed - or...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2017

International Perspectives on Teachers Living with Curriculum Change by Martin Wedell International Perspectives on Teachers Living with Curriculum Change

This book gives a voice to English language teachers faced with the challenges posed by English language curriculum change.
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/10/2017

The Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities A Yearbook of Forgotten Words by Paul Anthony Jones The Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities A Yearbook of Forgotten Words

The ultimate gift for wordsmiths and lovers of language: a word for every day of the year
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017

Sociolinguistics in England by Natalie Braber Sociolinguistics in England

This book presents an overview of sociolinguistic research in England. Showcasing developments in sociolinguistic theory, method and application, the chapters examine sociolinguistic topics on different linguistic levels and in different geographical areas across the country. Allowing the reader to engage...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/10/2017

Identity and Dialect Performance A Study of Communities and Dialects by Reem (American University in Cairo (AUC)) Bassiouney Identity and Dialect Performance A Study of Communities and Dialects

Identity and Dialect Performance discusses the relationship between identity and dialects. It starts from the assumption that the use of dialect is not just a product of social and demographic factors, but can also be an intentional performance of identity....
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/10/2017

Identity and Dialect Performance A Study of Communities and Dialects by Reem (American University in Cairo (AUC)) Bassiouney Identity and Dialect Performance A Study of Communities and Dialects

Identity and Dialect Performance discusses the relationship between identity and dialects. It starts from the assumption that the use of dialect is not just a product of social and demographic factors, but can also be an intentional performance of identity....
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/10/2017

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The Major Languages of South Asia, the Middle East and Africa by Bernard Comrie The Major Languages of South Asia, the Middle East and Africa

Based on the much-praised The World's Major Languages, this is the first comprehensive guide in paperback to describe the development, grammar sound and writing system, and sociological factors of the major language families in these areas.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

The Reconstruction of Modality in Chinese-English Government Press Conference Interpreting A Corpus-Based Study by Xin Li The Reconstruction of Modality in Chinese-English Government Press Conference Interpreting A Corpus-Based Study

This book investigates a special genre of interpreting in the Chinese context, namely Government Press Conference (GPC) Interpreting. Drawing on the modality system from Systemic Functional Grammar and a corpus of 21 interpreting events, the project explores the regular patterns...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/08/2017

Post-Lingual Chinese Language Learning Hanzi Pedagogy by Jinghe Han Post-Lingual Chinese Language Learning Hanzi Pedagogy

This book presents a thought-provoking challenge to mainstream theories of second language learning. Focusing on Chinese Hanzi, a self-sufficient meaning-making system that operates via visual shape and the logic built into its formation, it analyses `post-lingual' pedagogy. The author examines...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

Stylistique Differentielle, Textologie et Traduction by Marie-Christine Aubin, Egan Valentine Stylistique Differentielle, Textologie et Traduction
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Stylistique differentielle, textologie et traduction propose une etude comparee systematisee des caracteristiques stylistiques et culturelles de l'anglais et du francais, etude qui se situe generalement a l'etape initiale de la formation en traduction.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2017

Advanced Japanese Communication in Context by Noriko Ishihara Advanced Japanese Communication in Context

This innovative advanced level course in Japanese teaches appropriate language use in real life situations. With an emphasis on listening and speaking skills, the course takes a descriptive approach, demonstrating the variations that exist among Japanese speakers. Authentic sample dialogues...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/07/2017

Exploring Spoken English Learner Language Using Corpora Learner Talk by Eric Friginal, Joseph J. Lee, Brittany Polat, Audrey Roberson Exploring Spoken English Learner Language Using Corpora Learner Talk
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This book presents a corpus-based study of spoken learner language produced by university-level ESL students in the classroom. Using contemporary theories as a guide and employing cutting-edge corpus analysis tools and methods, the authors analyse a variety of learner speech...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/07/2017

Inclusive Teaching Strategies for Discipline-based English Studies Enhancing Language Attainment and Classroom Interaction in a Multicultural Learning Environment by Shen Chen Inclusive Teaching Strategies for Discipline-based English Studies Enhancing Language Attainment and Classroom Interaction in a Multicultural Learning Environment

This book presents empirical findings that reveal various teaching strategies and responses from two sub-cultural groups of students, i.e. local Hong Kong and Mainland students, with regard to their English studies. It puts forward a constructive model for innovative teaching...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/07/2017

Francotheque: A resource for French studies by Open University Francotheque: A resource for French studies

Francotheque seeks to provide a French-language resource for undergraduate students of French. Direct access to contemporary French culture and society is offered through carefully selected authentic texts and a comprehensive overview of France and the French is provided under six...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/07/2017

The English for Academic Purposes Practitioner Operating on the Edge of Academia by Alex Ding, Ian Bruce The English for Academic Purposes Practitioner Operating on the Edge of Academia
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This book contextualizes the field of English for Academic Purposes (EAP), with a particular focus on the professional and academic identity and role of the EAP practitioner.
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/07/2017

Routledge Intensive German Course by Paul Hartley Routledge Intensive German Course

This intensive foundation course in German is designed for students with no previous knowledge of the language. Offering an original and distinctive approach to language learning, the course presents German within its cultural context and encourages both practical language skills...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/07/2017

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