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The consumable Interactive Text contains interactive exercises to develop mastery of the content objectives, vowel and consonant charts, student checklists and peer review documents, and fluency activities and charts.
Most societies in today's world are multilingual. 'Language contact' occurs when speakers of different languages interact and their languages influence each other. This book is an introduction to the subject, covering individual and societal multilingualism, the acquisition of two or more languages from birth, second language acquisition in adulthood, language change, linguistic typology, language processing and the structure of the language faculty. It explains the effects of multilingualism on society and language policy, as well as the consequences that long-term bilingualism within communities can have for the structure of languages. Drawing on the author's own first-hand observations of child and adult bilingualism, the book provides a clear analysis of such phenomena as language convergence, grammatical borrowing, and mixed languages.
This Language Exercises Book contains seven units and includes topics such as Study Skills, Vocabulary, Sentences, Grammar and Usage, Capitalization and Punctuation, and Composition.
This Language Exercise book comprises seven units and included topics such as Vocabulary, Sentences, Grammar and Unit Usage, Composition and Study Skills and will serve a useful tool for learners.
This unique collection features: In-depth material on the core areas of introductory linguistics; An innovative format that allows instructors to determine easily the order of topics to be covered; Practice exercises and problems, with explanatory answers provided for a selected number; An instructor's manual that includes information about the use of the files, answers to problems, and suggested answers to selected discussion questions. The 8th edition has been completely redesigned for ease of use and includes new material on computers and language, new exercises, improved presentation of many files, and updates throughout.
"More years ago than I care to reckon up, I met Richard Feynman." So begins THE LANGUAGE GOD TALKS, Herman Wouk's gem on navigating the divide between science and religion. In one rich, compact volume, Wouk draws on stories from his life as well as on key events from the 20th century to address the eternal questions of why we are here, what purpose faith serves, and how scientific fact fits into the picture. He relates wonderful conversations he's had with scientists such as Feynman, Murray Gell-Mann, Freeman Dyson, and Steven Weinberg, and brings to life such pivotal moments as the 1969 moon landing and the Challenger disaster. Brilliantly written, THE LANGUAGE GOD TALKS is a scintillating and lively investigation and a worthy addition to the literature.
The British Isles are home to a vast range of different spoken and signed languages and dialects. Language continues to evolve rapidly, in its diversity, in the number and the backgrounds of its speakers, and in the repercussions it has had for political and educational affairs. This book provides a comprehensive survey of the dominant languages and dialects used in the British Isles. Topics covered include the history of English; the relationship between Standard and Non-Standard Englishes; the major non-standard varieties spoken on the islands; and the history of multilingualism; and the educational and planning implications of linguistic diversity in the British Isles. Among the many dialects and languages surveyed by the volume are British Black English, Celtic languages, Chinese, Indian, European migrant languages, British Sign Language, and Anglo-Romani. Clear and accessible in its approach, it will be welcomed by students in sociolinguistics, English language, and dialectology, as well as anyone interested more generally in language within British society.
This textbook provides a comprehensive survey of current language issues in the USA. Through a series of specially commissioned chapters by leading scholars, it explores the nature of language variation in the United States and its social, historical and political significance. The book is divided into three sections. Part I, American English, explores the history and distinctiveness of American English, and regional and social varieties. Part II, Other Language Varieties, looks at multilingualism and linguistic diversity. Part III, The Sociolinguistic Situation in the USA includes chapters on attitudes to language, language and education, Rap and Hip Hop, and adolescent language. It also explores issues such as the Ebonics controversy and the English Only movement. Clear, accessible and broad in its coverage, this book will be welcomed by students across the disciplines of English, Linguistics, Communication, American Studies and Popular Culture, as well as anyone interested more generally in language-related issues.
A revised, updated edition of S. I. Hayakawa's classic work on semantics. He discusses the role of language, its many functions, and how language shapes our thinking. Introduction by Robert MacNeil; Index.
Language development and language competence are recognized as critical emphases in the education of all children, and certainly those who experience disabilities. The substantial amount of research and programming in the diverse fields within the language domain reflects this emphasis.
Textbook on the English language, including sections on: * Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics, * Essential Writing Skills, * Writing Workshops, and * Communicating in the Information Age.
Contains a wealth of exercises to help build skills and fluency with complex English grammar.
A Step-by-Step Program for Communicating With Your Animals The human/animal spiritual connection is a powerful one. In this astounding guide, renowned animal communicator Carol Gurney draws upon fifteen years of successful communication with animals to offer animal lovers what they've always longed for: a simple, effective method for "listening to" and communicating with their animals. Based on her successful 7-step HeartTalk ProgramSM, which has already helped thousands of people understand their basic telepathic connection with animals, Gurney outlines the principles of "heart-to-heart" communication, showing you how to open your heart to a more meaningful connection with the animals you love. Learn how to: * Understand your animal's needs, feelings, and innermost thoughts so you can discover who he or she really is * Develop long-distance communication skills to locate lost or stolen animals * Understand animals' physical feelings so you can help comfort them when they are sick or injured * Emotionally prepare yourself for the death of your beloved animal * Discover how animals can be your best teachers in helping you to love yourself * Actually communicate telepathically with the loving beings that share your world! Animals are not only our loyal companions; they are our guides, our healers, our link to the simple wisdom of the natural world. Filled with amazing real-life stories of human/animal communication,The Language of Animalsis a must for every animal enthusiast-and a loving gift to the engaging, expressive animals who have so much to share. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Diana Abu-Jaber's vibrant, humorous memoir weaves together stories of being raised by a food-obsessed Jordanian father with tales of Lake Ontario shish kabob cookouts and goat stew feasts under Bedouin tents in the desert. These sensuously evoked repasts, complete with recipes, in turn illuminate the two cultures of Diana's childhood-American and Jordanian-while helping to paint a loving and complex portrait of her impractical, displaced immigrant father who, like many an immigrant before him, cooked to remember the place he came from and to pass that connection on to his children. The Language of Baklavairresistably invites us to sit down at the table with Diana's family, sharing unforgettable meals that turn out to be as much about "grace, difference, faith, love" as they are about food. From the Trade Paperback edition.
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Laurie R. King's The God of the Hive.For Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, returning to the Sussex coast after seven months abroad was especially sweet. There was even a mystery to solve--the unexplained disappearance of an entire colony of bees from one of Holmes's beloved hives.But the anticipated sweetness of their homecoming is quickly tempered by a galling memory from the past. Mary had met Damian Adler only once before, when the surrealist painter had been charged with--and exonerated from--murder. Now the troubled young man is enlisting the Holmeses' help again, this time in a desperate search for his missing wife and child.Mary has often observed that there are many kinds of madness, and before this case yields its shattering solution she'll come into dangerous contact with a fair number of them. From suicides at Stonehenge to the dark secrets of a young woman's past on the streets of Shanghai, Mary will find herself on the trail of a killer more dangerous than any she's ever faced--a killer Sherlock Holmes himself may be protecting for reasons near and dear to his heart.
An adoptee's search for her identity takes her from Minnesota to Korean and back as she seeks to resolve the dualities that have long defined her life: Korean-born, American-raised, never fully belonging to either culture. This evocative memoir explores the myriad facets of personal and cultural identity.
In this companion volume to the bestselling Choice Theory, Dr. William Glasser and his wife, Carleen Glasser, have imagined typical conversations in real-life situations--between parent and child, two partners in a relationship, teacher and student, and boss and employee. On the left-hand page is a typical controlling order or threat, and on the right a more reasonable version, using choice theory, which is more likely to get a favorable response from the child, lover, student, or employee. Through these examples, the principles of choice theory come alive.
The classic book about the clothes we wear and what they say about us. Even before we speak to someone in a meeting, at a party, or on the street, our clothes often express important information (or misinformation) about our occupation, origin, personality, opinions, and tastes. And we pay close attention to how others dress as well; though we may not be able to put what we observe into words, we unconsciously register the information, so that when we meet and converse we have already spoken to one another in a universal tongue. Alison Lurie, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, is our savvy guide and interpreter on this tour through the history of fashion. She provides fascinating insights into how changing sex roles, political upheavals, and class structure have influenced costume. Whether she is describing the enormous amount of clothing worn by early Victorian women or illuminating the significance of the long robes worn by aging men throughout history to connote eminence, her analysis is playful, clever, and always on target.
The Language of Composition is the first college-level textbook created specifically for the AP* English Language course. Inside, students will find everything they need to learn college-level reading, writing, and analysis skills: concise introductory chapters on rhetoric, close reading, and synthesizing sources; a rich collection of thematically arranged readings that includes essays, speeches, letters, newspaper columns, as well as fiction, poetry, and visual texts; carefully crafted assignments that reinforce the skills taught in the introductory chapters; and much more. The Language of Composition - designed to help students succeed in the AP English Language course and embark on a successful college career. Book jacket.
The ideal book for the AP English Language course. The Language of Composition is the first textbook built from the ground up to help students succeed in the new AP English Language course. Written by a team of experts with experience in both high school and college, this text focuses on teaching students the skills they need to read, write, and think at the college level. With practical advice on reading and writing and an extensive selection of readings#xA0;-- including essays, poetry, fiction, and visual texts that are both interesting and appropriate for a high school audience --The Language of Composition helps students develop the key skills they must master to pass the course, to succeed on the AP Exam, and to prepare for a successful college career.
The Language of Composition is the first textbook built from the ground up to help students succeed in the AP English Language course. Written by a team of experts with experience in both high school and college, this text focuses on teaching students the skills they need to read, write, and think at the college level. With practical advice and an extensive selection of readings -- including essays, poetry, fiction, and visual texts --The Language of Composition helps students develop the key skills they must master to pass the course, to succeed on the AP Exam, and to prepare for a successful college career. Revised based on feedback from teachers across the country, the second edition promises to be an even better resource for the AP Language classroom.
RED MOON author Benjamin Percy's widely praised debut story collection, originally published by a university press, is now available for the first time as an ebook.This debut collection of stories, The Language of Elk, by the award-winning author of Red Moon, assembles its cast from the mountain towns and low life taverns and high desert ranches of Oregon--a state that in isolated pockets remains a still-unfinished place, the frontier.Here nature exists as a source of wonder and a force to be conquered. Here myths haunt the moss-laden woods and Benjamin Percy shines his light on them, revealing bearded ladies and Bigfoot and marijuana colonies and elk hunting ranches and haunted Indian burial sites, the underside of contemporary western America.With a salty mystical voice that partners the landscape and a vision as wild as his characters, Percy explores a world of surprising violence and gentleness, hilarity and heartbreak, loveliness and ugliness, and in doing so emerges as a beautifully raw voice of the West.
The traditional model for what constitutes a good leader is changing and CEOs and HR professionals now say the ability to understand, motivate and inspire others is the characteristic that is most important when recruiting senior leaders. Based on original interviews with an extraordinary list of 60 top leaders from a wide range business and public sectors, The Language of Leaders, now in paperback, provides a unique insight into how they have responded to the demands of a transparent world, reports on what they have learned, and creates a lexicon for successful communication. Their message is resoundingly clear - communication is a now a crucial top three skill of leadership. Filled with actionable lessons and insights from leading CEOs of high-profile global organisations, The Language of Leaders is a book that anybody in a leadership position, or who aspires to lead, should read and keep on their desks.
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