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What the Persian Media says: A Coursebook

by Pouneh Shabani-Jadidi

What the Persian Media Says: A Coursebook is a comprehensive and stimulating course for intermediate to advanced students of Persian. Presenting many exercises based on authentic Persian newspaper texts, the course thoroughly introduces students to the language of the news in Iran. Real cultural content is featured throughout and there is a strong focus on enabling students to gain familiarity with day-to-day modern Persian discourse. Features include: A wide range of interesting and challenging exercises presented throughout, including activities designed to both test students’ knowledge in a classroom setting and to search online for further Persian news resources Usage of authentic texts from the Iranian media, written for native speakers, with sources including Ettel?’?t, Keyh?n, Sharq, E’tem?d, Ir?n, and Mardoms?l?ri Coverage of topics highly relevant to modern day Persian society, including the Arts, divorce, violence, problems of youth, unemployment, politics and economic issues, enabling cultural engagement and knowledge of complex expressions and idioms used in the media A comprehensive bilingual glossary of journalistic and non-journalistic terminology used in the newspaper texts, provided at the back of the book for easy access All the newspaper texts and their corresponding audio files available for free download at What the Persian Media Says combines modern and more traditional techniques of language teaching. With all the newspaper texts and their corresponding audio files available for free on the Routledge website, students can read the texts in digital form and listen to the audio while working on exercises in the book, enabling full and exciting engagement with the course materials. Written by an experienced instructor, this will be an invaluable resource for intermediate to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of Persian. It can also be used by self-learners and by instructors and students on intensive courses and summer language programs.

What They Didn't Teach You in French Class: Slang Phrases for the Cafe, Club, Bar, Bedroom, Ball Game and More

by Henry Rowe Adrien Clautrier

Sipping a café au lait at a sidewalk bistro...Getting down at Paris&’s hottest club...Cheering on Les Bleus at the stadium...Drop the textbook formality and chat with the locals in France&’s everyday language.• What&’s up? Ça va?• She&’s totally hot. Elle est bandante.• This party is lit! Cette bringue est enflammée!• That brie smells funky. Ce brie sent putain de drôle.• Wanna French kiss? On se roule une pelle?• That ref is a moron. L&’arbitre est un abruti.

What They Didn't Teach You in German Class: Slang Phrases for the Cafe, Club, Bar, Bedroom, Ball Game and More

by Daniel Chaffey

Drinking a Hefeweizen at a Biergarten...Dancing at Berlin&’s hottest club...Cheering for the local soccer team at the Stadion...Drop the textbook formality and chat with the locals in Germany&’s everyday language.• What&’s up? Wie geht&’s?• He/She is a real hottie. Er/Sie ist eine ganz heiße Nummer.• What&’s on tap? Was gibt&’s vom Fass?• I ordered the Currywurst. Ich bin den Currywurst.• Do you wanna cuddle? Willst Du kuscheln?• Gooooooal! Toooooor!

What They Didn't Teach You in Italian Class: Slang Phrases for the Cafe, Club, Bar, Bedroom, Ball Game and More

by Gabrielle Euvino

Sipping espresso at a sidewalk café...Toasting a pint of birra in the piazza...Cheering for Azzurri at lo Stadio Olimpico...Drop the textbook formality and chat with the locals in Italy&’s everyday language.• What&’s up? Che c&’è?• I&’m so plastered. Sono demolito/a.• Do you wanna cuddle? Vuoi coccolarci?• Nice body! Che corpo!• I&’m friggin&’ starving. Ho una fame da morti.• Hey ref, you&’re a moron! Arbitro cretino!

What They Didn't Teach You in Russian Class: Slang Phrases for the Cafe, Club, Bar, Bedroom, Ball Game and More

by Igor Fisun Erin Coyne

Grubbing on pierogies at a a Russian deli...Pounding vodka shots at Moscow&’s hottest dance club...Cheering for the local hockey team at the stadium...Drop the textbook formality and chat with the locals in Russia&’s everyday language.• What&’s up? Как дела?• He&’s/She&’s a hottie. Он/Она красавчик/красотка.• Let&’s go get wasted. Пойдём побухать.• Goooooooaaaaaaal! Гоооооооол!• This is crappy vodka. Эта водка хреновая.• Let&’s have a quickie. Давай по быстрому.

What They Didn't Teach You in Spanish Class: Slang Phrases for the Cafe, Club, Bar, Bedroom, Ball Game and More

by Juan Caballero

Chilling with an ice-cold cerveza at a beach bar...Dancing at CDMX&’s hottest salsa club...Screaming your head off at the Copa América...Drop the textbook formality and chat with the locals in Latin America&’s everyday language.• What&’s up? ¿Qué tal?• What a hottie! ¡Que cuerazo!• Let&’s pound these shots. Tráguemonos estos traguitos.• That ref sucks. Es una mierda ese árbitro/a.• I&’m craving all-you-can-eat tacos. Me antoja un poco de taquiza libre.• Do you wanna hook up? ¿Quieres ligar?

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love (Mandarin Edition)

by Raymond Carver

In his second collection of stories, as in his first, Carver's characters are peripheral people--people without education, insight or prospects, people too unimaginative to even give up. Carver celebrates these men and women. 当我们谈论爱情时我们在谈论什么 是雷蒙德·卡佛优秀的短篇小说集 由17篇短篇小说组成 讲述了如餐馆女招待,锯木厂工人,修车工,推销员和汽车旅馆管理员等社会底层的体力劳动者的生活 这些普通人有着普通人的愿望 做着再普通不过的事情 但他们发现自己在为生存而挣扎 无法达到在常人看来并不远大的人生目标 他们的生活中充满了窘困和不如意 婚姻破裂 失业 酗酒 破产 卡佛用"极简"的遣词,冷静疏离的叙事 表现了现代社会中人的边缘性以及现代人脆弱的自我意识 本书的出版 为美国短篇小说写作注入了新的生命 并为卡佛赢得了"美国的契诃夫"的称号 使他成为美国继海明威之后受到模仿最多的作家

Wheelock's Latin 7th Edition

by Richard A. Lafleur

For nearly sixty years, Wheelock's Latin has remained the opitmus liber of beginning Latin textbooks. When Professor Frederic M. Wheelock's Latin first appeared in 1956, the reviews extolled its thoroughness, organization, and conciseness; one reviewer predicted that the book "might well become the standard text" for introducing students to elementary Latin. Now, nearly six decades later, that prediction has certainly proved accurate.This new edition of Wheelock's Latin has all of the features, many of them improved and expanded, that have made it the bestselling single-volume beginning Latin textbook: 40 chapters with grammatical explanations and readings drawn from the works of Rome's major prose and verse writers; Self-tutorial exercises, each with an answer key, for independent study; An extensive English-Latin/Latin-English vocabulary section; A rich selection of original Latin readings--unlike other Latin textbooks, which contain primarily made-up texts; Etymological aids, maps, and dozens of images illustrating aspects of the classical culture and mythology presented in the chapter readings. Also included are expanded notes on the literary passages, comments on vocabulary, and translation tips; new comprehension and discussion questions; and new authentic classical Latin readings, including Roman graffiti, in every chapter. <P><P><i>Advisory: Bookshare has learned that this book offers only partial accessibility. We have kept it in the collection because it is useful for some of our members. To explore further access options with us, please contact us through the Book Quality link. Benetech is actively working on projects to improve accessibility issues such as these.</i>

Wheelock's Latin Reader, 2e

by Richard A. Lafleur

Originally intended by Professor Frederic M. Wheelock as a sequel to Wheelock's Latin, his classic introductory Latin textbook, Wheelock's Latin Reader, newly revised and updated by Richard A. LaFleur, is the ideal text for any intermediate-level Latin course. You'll find a rich selection of of prose and poetry from a wide range of classical authors, as well as briefer passages from medieval and Late Latin writers, each presented in the Latin in which it was originally written. Useful features include extensive notes; a complete Latin-English vocabulary; maps of ancient Italy, Greece, and the Roman Empire; and numerous photographs illustrating aspects of classical culture, mythology, and history featured in the readings.

The Wicked Traveler: 8-copy Counter Display (Wicked Travel Ser.)

by Howard Tomb

<P>Respond to Japanese Noh theater like a native: Kazoku sorrote no seppuku ga yokatta. (“I love the part where the whole family disembowels themselves.”) <P>Speak to homicidal Parisian taxi drivers in a language they’ll understand: Ou avez-vous appris à conduire? <P>En Italie? (“Where did you learn to drive? Italy?”) <P>Discuss Italian olive oil with the proper degree of reverence: Un assaggio ti dice che le olive sono maturate di fronte ad una cattedrale. (“One taste tells you the olives grew in full view of the cathedral.”) <P>Establish privacy needs in Mexico: Preferiría una habitación sin alacranes. (“I’d prefer a room without scorpions.”) <P>With seven titles and over 1.2 million copies in print, Howard Tomb’s Wicked phrase book series is the fiendishly irreverent—and very successful—collection that gives travelers the words they wish they could utter while, say, attempting to find the exit of the Louvre or facing a plate of fugu (poisonous blowfish) in Japan. Now, the five most popular Wicked books—Italian, French, Japanese, German, and Spanish— have been updated and compiled into The Wicked Traveler. <P>Because, as Howard Tomb writes in his new introduction: “Every country is different, but all foreign places have one thing in common: they’re weird.”

Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? (Mandarin Edition)

by Raymond Carver

With this, his first collection of stories, Raymond Carver breathed new life into the American short story. Carver shows us the humor and tragedy that dwell in the hearts of ordinary people; his stories are the classics of our time. 请你安静些,好吗? 是卡佛文学创作的处女作 是卡氏风格的奠基之作 为其一生的创作主旨设定了基调 同时也是其第一本具有广泛影响力的短篇小说集 它于1976年在美国甫一出版即获好评 并于1977年被题名国家图书奖 卡佛曾说过 "对大多数人而言 人生不是什么冒险 而是一股莫之能御的洪流 "在这本短篇小说集里 我们所看到的 就是这样的人生片段 它写的完全不是冒险奋战的英雄人物 而是我们身边毫不起眼却终日陷在生活琐事,人际关系难题里的小人物 卡佛以极简的文字 将生活中最不起眼的时刻写得朴实而暗含张力 他的风格影响了当今许多名家

Williams Hebrew Syntax (3rd Edition)

by John C. Beckman

Although the morphology and lexicon of Hebrew are reasonably well understood, its syntax has long been a neglected area of study. Syntax, the relationship of words to one another, forms, together with morphology, the material of grammar. Its relative importance varies according to the language considered. This is particularly true of word order, for when an inflected language loses its case endings, word order assumes many of the functions of the former cases. <P><P> This outline by Professor Williams re-emphasizes the significance of word order in Hebrew. Developed over fifteen years in a formal course on Hebrew syntax at the University of Toronto, it treats the syntax of the noun, the verb, particles and clauses, with a selection of illustrative examples. Its contents are based on classical Hebrew prose, but some account is also taken of the deviations in later prose and poetry. In this new edition English translations have been provided for all Hebrew phrases and sentences, and the bibliography has been expanded.<P> Advisory: Bookshare has learned that this book offers only partial accessibility. We have kept it in the collection because it is useful for some of our members. To explore further access options with us, please contact us through the Book Quality link on the right sidebar. Benetech is actively working on projects to improve accessibility issues such as these.

Wilson Reading System: Student Reader Four (Wilson Reading System)

by Barbara A. Wilson

Students gain accuracy and automaticity by practicing skills with a substantial amount of controlled text. Word lists, sentences, and stories are 98% decodable throughout the entire 12 Steps.

Wisdom Sits In Places: Landscapes and Language Among the Western Apache

by Keith H. Basso

Four essays recount stories Western Apaches tell about the landscape. Includes comments from a cultural anthropologist.

With Literacy and Justice for All: Rethinking the Social in Language and Education

by Carole Edelsky

The third edition of With Literacy and Justice for All: Rethinking the Social in Language and Education continues to document Carole Edelsky's long involvement with socially critical, holistic approaches to the everyday problems and possibilities facing teachers of language and literacy. This book helps education professionals understand the educational/societal situations they are dealing with, and literacy instruction and second language learning in particular contexts. Edelsky does not offer simplistic pedagogical formulas, but rather, progressively works through differences and tensions in the discourses and practices of sociolinguistics, bilingual education, whole language, and critical pedagogy--fields whose practitioners and advocates too often work in isolation from each other and, at times, at cross purposes. In this edition, what Edelsky means by rethinking is improving and extending her own views, while at the same time demonstrating that such rethinking always occurs in the light of history. The volume includes a completely new Introduction and two entirely new chapters: one on reconceptualizing literacy learning as second language learning, and another on taking a historical view of responses to standardized testing. Throughout, in updating the volume, Edelsky uses a variety of structural styles to note contrasts in her views across time and to make the distinction clear between the original material and the current additions. This edition is a rare example of a scholarly owning-up to changes in thinking, and a much needed demonstration of the historically grounded nature of knowledge. As a whole, the third edition emphasizes recursiveness and questioning within a deliberately political framework.

Womansword: What Japanese Words Say About Women

by Kittredge Cherry

"A very graceful, erudite job . . . extraordinarily revealing."-The New York Times Thirty years after its first publication, Womansword remains a timely, provocative work on how words reflect female stereotypes in modern Japan. Short, lively essays offer linguistic, sociological, and historical insight into issues central to the lives of women everywhere: identity, girlhood, marriage, motherhood, work, sexuality, and aging. A new introduction shows how things have-and haven't-changed.Kittredge Cherry studied in Japan and has written about the country for Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal. She has a journalism degree from University of Iowa.

Wonder. La historia de Julian

by R. J. Palacio

Wonder. La lección de August ha recordado a miles de lectores la importancia de ser amable. Pero este no es un libro sobre August, un niño que quiere ser normal a pesar de su aspecto, sino sobre Julian. ¿Qué motivos tiene Julian para odiar a August?¿Será capaz de asumir sus errores y empezar de nuevo? Wonder. La historia de Julian trata sobre el niño que peor se porta con Auggie. No soporta verlo, no soporta que sea amigo de Jack, no soporta que esté en su colegio... y no es capaz de darse cuenta del impacto que sus actos pueden tener en los demás. Provocadora, sorprendente y emotiva, Wonder. La historia de Julian deleitará a los lectores de Wonder. La lección de August... y a los que todavía no la han leído.

Word Order in Turkish (Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory #97)

by A. Sumru Özsoy

This volume is a collection of studies on various aspects of word order variation in Turkish. As a head-final, left-branching ‘free’ word order language, Turkish raises a number of significant theory-internal as well as language-particular questions regarding linearization in language. Each of the contributions in the present volume offers a fresh insight into a number of these questions, thus, while expanding our knowledge of the language-particular properties of the word order phenomena, also contribute individually to the theory of linearization in general. Turkish is a configurational language. It licenses constructions in which constituents can occur in non-canonical presubject as well as postverbal positions. Presented within the assumptions of the generative tradition, the discussion and analyses of the various aspects of the linearization facts of the language offer a novel treatment of the issues therein. The authors approach the word order phenomena from a variety of perspectives, ranging from purely syntactic treatments, to accounts as syntax-PF interface or syntax-discourse interface phenomena or as output of base generation.

Word Power Made Easy: The Complete Handbook for Building a Superior Vocabulary

by Norman Lewis

The most effective vocabulary builder in the English language provides a simple, step-by-step method that will increase your knowledge and mastery of written and spoken English. Word Power Made Easy does more than just add words to your vocabulary. It teaches ideas and a method of broadening your knowledge as an integral part of the vocabulary building process. Do you always use the right word? Can you pronounce it--and spell it--correctly? Do you know how to avoid illiterate expressions? Do you speak grammatically, without embarrassing mistakes? If the answer to any of these questions is no, you need Word Power Made Easy. Written in a lively, accessible, and timeless style, and loaded with helpful reviews, progress checks, and quizzes to reinforce the material, this classic resource has helped millions learn to speak and write with confidence.

The WordNet in Indian Languages

by Niladri Sekhar Dash Pushpak Bhattacharyya Jyoti D. Pawar

This contributed volume discusses in detail the process of construction of a WordNet of 18 Indian languages, called "Indradhanush" (rainbow) in Hindi. It delves into the major challenges involved in developing a WordNet in a multilingual country like India, where the information spread across the languages needs utmost care in processing, synchronization and representation. The project has emerged from the need of millions of people to have access to relevant content in their native languages, and it provides a common interface for information sharing and reuse across the Indian languages. The chapters discuss important methods and strategies of language computation, language data processing, lexical selection and management, and language-specific synset collection and representation, which are of utmost value for the development of a WordNet in any language. The volume overall gives a clear picture of how WordNet is developed in Indian languages and how this can be utilized in similar projects for other languages. It includes illustrations, tables, flowcharts, and diagrams for easy comprehension. This volume is of interest to researchers working in the areas of language processing, machine translation, word sense disambiguation, culture studies, language corpus generation, language teaching, dictionary compilation, lexicographic queries, cross-lingual knowledge sharing, e-governance, and many other areas of linguistics and language technology.

Words in a French Life

by Kristin Espinasse

Based on the popular blog ( and newsletter with thousands of subscribers -- a heart-winning collection from an American woman raising two very French children with her French husband in Provence, carrying on a lifelong love affair with the language. Imagine a former French major getting vocabulary tips from her young children! That was the experience of Kristin Espinasse, an American who fell in love with a Frenchman and moved to his country to marry him and start a family. When her children began learning the language, she found herself falling in love with it all over again. To relate the stories of her sometimes bumpy, often comic, and always poignant assimilation, she created a blog in the tradition of books such as A Year in Provence and Almost French, drawing more admirers than she ever could have imagined. With an approach that is as charming as it is practical, Espinasse shares her story through the everyday French words and phrases that never seem to make it to American classrooms. "Comptoir" ("counter") is a piece about the intricacies of grocery shopping in France, and "Linge" ("laundry") swoons over the wonderful scent the laundry has after being hung out in the French countryside, while "Toquade" ("crush") tells of Espinasse's young son, who begins piling gel onto his hair before school each morning when he becomes smitten with a girl in class. Steeped in French culture but experienced through American eyes, Words in a French Life will delight armchair travelers, Francophiles, and mothers everywhere.

Workbook for Wheelock's Latin (3rd edition, revised)

by Paul T. Comeau Richard A. Lafleur

Workbook associated with the classic text Wheelock's Latin

Workbook Lab Manual: Tu Mundo Actividades

by Magdalena Andrade Jeanne Egasse Elías Miguel Muñoz María Cabrera-Puche

The Cuaderno de actividades (Workbook/Laboratory Manual) to accompany Tu mundo links culture to the main text and to students' lives.

Working with Deaf Children: Sign Bilingual Policy into Practice

by Pamela Knight Ruth Swanwick

This book is essential and accessible reading for all teachers and professionals who are working with sign bilingual deaf children. It considers the background and theory underpinning current developments in sign bilingual education and the implications for policy and developing classroom practice. Practical teaching strategies are suggested and evaluated. The authors draw on their own experience of working in sign bilingual settings as well as current good practice and relevant research. This book is the first UK book that describes sign bilingual education (beyond policy). It is also the first book to support sign bilingual practice dealing with current educational issues. The authors draw together relevant research and practice in sign bilingual education and present practical strategies for teachers.

World Literature and Hedayat’s Poetics of Modernity (Canon and World Literature)

by Omid Azadibougar

This book introduces the canonical figure Sadegh Hedayat (1903–1951) and draws a comprehensive image of a major intellectual force in the context of both modern Persian Literature and World Literature. A prolific writer known for his magnum opus, The Blind Owl (1936), Hedayat established the use of common language for literary purposes, opened new horizons on imaginative literature and explored a variety of genres in his creative career. This book looks beyond the reductive critical tendencies that read a rich and diverse literary profile in light of Hedayat’s suicide, arguing instead that his literary imagination was not solely the result of genius but rather enriched by a vast network of the world’s literary traditions. This study reflects on Hedayat’s attempts at various genres of artistic creation, including painting, fiction writing, satire and scholarly research, as well as his persistent struggles for artistic authenticity, which transcended solidly established literary and artistic norms. Providing a critical reading of Hedayat’s work to untangle aspects of his writing – including reflections on science, religion, nationalism and coloniality – alongside his pioneering work on folk culture, and how humor informs his writings, this text offers a critical review of the status of Persian literature in the contemporary landscape of the world’s literary studies.

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