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Introduction to Sociolinguistics 5ed

Paperback, 01/02/2017, £25.99

Child Language: Acquisition and Development 2ed

Paperback, 01/11/2017, £29.99
Presenting the latest thinking and research on how children acquire their first language, this book takes the reader from a standing start to the point where they can engage with key debates and current research in the field of child language.

Qualitative Communication Research methods 4ed

Paperback, 29/11/2017, £73.00
Qualitative Communication Research Methods, Fourth Edition introduces you to qualitative research in speech and mass communication. Award-winning scholars and authors Thomas R. Lindlof and Bryan C. Taylor guide you through every step of the qualitative process, from developing research topics and questions through writing a final report. You are given numerous examples of work in the field to illustrate how studies are designed, carried out, written, evaluated, and related to theory. In addition to covering the theories and methods currently used in qualitative communication research, the authors also discuss important trends influencing the future of that research, helping you make informed judgments about the significance and consequences of recent trends. New to the Fourth Edition: A new chapter titled "The Diversity of Qualitative Research in Communication Subfields" provides readers with a complete guide to the field's distinctive subfields and enables you to identify the research agenda that best represents your own interests.Two rising subfields- Political Communication and Communication Activism- have been added, resulting in 13 subfields covered. Two major phases of data analysis have been split into separate chapters, enabling you to concentrate on the initial steps of analysis before moving on to the interpretation phase of analysis.Discussions of important intellectual and institutional trends currently reshaping the landscape of qualitative research, including Materialist Theory, Big Data, and Open-Access publishing, provide you with cutting-edge knowledge and skills that affect what you study and how you study it.An analysis of new developments in media and technology shows you how social media networks and other digital platforms are not only topics of research, but also the means for collecting and analyzing data.

Intercultural Communication: A Contextual Approach

Paperback, 22/11/2011, £58.00
Fully updated Fifth Edition of James Neuliep's unique approach to examining and understanding intercultural communication. Adopted in both communication and business and management departments worldwide.

May We Borrow Your Language?: How English Steals Words From All Over the World

Paperback, 07/09/2017, £7.99
A richly entertaining exploration of the origins of the words that English has borrowed from other languages over its 1500-year history.


Hardback, 28/03/2013, £12.99
Composed of 100 bite-sized entries of 400 to 600 words each, Netymology weaves together stories, etymologies and analyses around digital culture's transformation, and creation, of words. An Etymologicon for the net.

Research Methods in Intercultural Communication: A Practical Guide

Paperback, 08/01/2016, £24.99
Research Methods in Intercultural Communication introduces and contextualizes the most important methodological issues in the field for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students. Examples of these issues are which paradigms and how to research multilingually, interculturally and ethnically.

Penguin dictionary of language

Paperback, 05/08/1999, £12.99
Provides information on language, languages, linguistics, grammatical and literary concepts.

We Are Not Amused: Victorian Views on Pronunciation as Told in the Pages of Punch

Hardback, 13/10/2017, £12.99
David Crystal shows how our feelings about pronunciation today have their origins in the way our Victorian predecessors thought about the subject, as revealed in the pages of the satirical magazine, 'Punch'. Richly illustrated, this is a fascinating and highly entertaining insight into our ongoing amusement and prejudice at how we speak.

Exploring Translation Theories

Paperback, 17/09/2009, £22.99
Presents a comprehensive analysis of key traditional and contemporary paradigms of translation theory. This book includes examples from a range of languages and various tasks and activities.

How To Do Discourse Analysis: A Toolkit

Paperback, 21/09/2010, £19.99
Discourse analysis is widely used in a range of academic subjects, all concerned with how humans make meaning and communicate within and across different social and cultural groups. Using a practical how-to approach, this book provides the tools necessary to work with discourse analysis, with step-by-step tasks.

Scorn: The Wittiest and Wickedest Insults in Human History

Paperback, 02/11/2017, £8.99
A totally up-to-date compendium of the sharpest, wittiest and downright rudest insults in human history

Words in the Mind

Paperback, 06/12/2002, £21.99
Words in the Mind deals with words, and how humans learn them, remember them, understand them, and find the ones they want. It discusses the structure and content of the human word-store or 'mental lexicon', with particular reference to the spoken language of native English speakers.

Dent's Modern Tribes: The Secret Languages of Britain

Paperback, 05/10/2017, £9.99
Learn how to decode the private languages that are swapped around us every day - amongst cabbies and paramedics, soap stars and comedians, cricketers and barristers - in Susie Dent's unique and witty guide to Britain's modern tribes.


Paperback, 11/05/2011, £28.99
Assuming no prior experience, this core textbook introduces formal semantics in an accessible and engaging way and provides students with a solid understanding of a range of semantic phenomena.

Semantics: A Coursebook

Paperback, 19/04/2007, £24.99
This practical coursebook introduces all the basics of semantics in a simple, step-by-step fashion.

Understanding Semantics

Paperback, 01/12/2013, £31.99
Understanding Semantics is an accessible and invaluable introduction to the three main traditions of semantics: structuralism and decomposition, cognitive semantics and formal semantics.

Language Teacher Psychology

Paperback, 05/01/2018, £34.95
This book examines teachers and their psychology from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives. It covers well-established areas of teacher psychology plus areas that have only recently begun to be explored. The 19 chapters in this volume make a significant contribution to the emerging field of language teacher psychology.

Languages of the World: An Introduction

Paperback, 24/08/2017, £29.99
Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, this textbook introduces readers to the rich diversity of human languages, familiarizing students with the variety and typology of languages around the world. An essential resource for undergraduate courses on language typology, historical linguistics and general linguistics.

Prodigal Tongue: The Love-Hate Relationship Between British and American English

Hardback, 29/03/2018, £16.99
A laugh-out-loud dissection of the linguistic myths surrounding British and American English

Business Communication: Building Critical Skills 6ed

Paperback, 01/04/2013, £61.99
Business Communication: Building Critical Skills

Introduction to Old English 3ed

Paperback, 17/02/2012, £27.99
Introduction to Old English is a leading text designed to help students engage with Old English literature for the first time. The 3rd edition includes numerous chapter updates, as well as expanded coverage of Old English manuscripts, runes, and other inscriptions.

(En)Countering Native-Speakerism: Global Perspectives

Hardback, 12/08/2015, £63.00
The book addresses the issue of native-speakerism, an ideology based on the assumption that 'native speakers' of English have a special claim to the language itself, through critical qualitative studies of the lived experiences of practising teachers and students in a range of scenarios.

Linguistics for Intercultural Education

Paperback, 15/04/2013, £28.00
Deals with the issue of intercultural learning that has been tackled, amongst others, in the fields of education, language education and applied linguistics. This book appeals to an international readership of students, scholars and professionals across a wide range of disciplines, interested in making intercultural education effective.

For Who the Bell Tolls: One Man's Quest for Grammatical Perfection

Hardback, 04/09/2014, £8.99
Explains the grammar that people really need to know, such as the fact that an apostrophe is the difference between a company that knows its s*** and a company that knows it's s***, or the importance of capital letters to avoid ambiguity in such sentences as 'I helped my Uncle Jack off his horse.'

Story of be: A Verb's-Eye View of the English Language

Hardback, 04/05/2017, £12.99
It's the most simple, unassuming, innocent-looking verb: 'to be'. Yet it is jam-packed with more different meanings, forms, and uses than any other English word. As he reveals be's multiple incarnations, David Crystal takes us to the heart of our flexible and changing language, with the help of wonderfully entertaining examples and cartoons.

Lexical Priming: New Theory of Words and Language

7, 29/04/2005, £21.99
Theoretically adventurous and suitable for use with a wide range of language studies, Hoey's book reverses the roles of lexis and grammar to present a radical new theory of the lexicon.

Success With Languages

Paperback, 14/07/2005, £13.99
Make the most of learning a new language with this comprehensive guide written by experienced language teachers. It offers crucial and practical advice, and features a number of exercises to help you assess the way you learn, improvements that can be made, and how to use resources effectively.

Thinking Styles

Paperback, 13/03/1999, £15.99
Sternberg presents a theory of thinking styles that aims to explain why aptitude tests, school grades, and classroom performance often fail to identify real ability.

Achieving understanding

Paperback, 19/01/1996, £21.99
This is a study of understanding in a second language, related to the actual lives of minority workers. The focus is on everyday interactions between these workers and the bureaucrats of the society in which they are now resident.

Life After...Languages and Literature

7, 18/05/2006, £9.99
Written specifically to help students make informed choices about their future, this book covers such topics as: identifying a career path that interests you; seeking out an opportunity that matches your skills and aspirations; staying motivated and pursuing your goals; networking; self-promotion; and, making the transition from scholar to worker.

Translator's Invisibility

7, 31/08/2006, £19.99
Locates alternative translation theories and practices in British, American and European cultures which aim to communicate linguistic and cultural differences instead of removing them.

Dictionary of Lexicography

Paperback, 07/06/2001, £24.99
This handbook and reference work provides a detailed examination of the theoretical and practical aspects of lexicography.


Paperback, 09/12/1999, £13.99
Semantics is an accessible and practical introduction to formal semantics, the study of linguistic meaning, for students studying language and linguistics.

Nexus Analysis

Paperback, 24/06/2004, £21.99
Introduces a new theory and a guide to its application. Nexus analysis allows participants in social action to explore its key elements and trace their historical trajectories towards actions, to anticipate the actions' outcomes.

Just a Phrase

Paperback, 29/04/2009, £14.99
An autobiography and an introduction to the field of linguistics. It offers us a look behind the scenes at the adventures, rewards, challenges and pitfalls of his life in language. It is suitable not just for students and teachers but for lovers of language.

Developing Language Learner: An Introduction to Exploratory Practice

Paperback, 17/12/2008, £21.99
This book-length treatment of Exploratory Practice introduces five propositions about learners as practitioners of learning who are capable of developing their expertise through conducting research in and on their own classroom learning lives.

Intercultural discourse and communication

Paperback, 02/08/2004, £20.99
Intercultural Discourse and Communication: The Essential Readings is a collection of articles that discuss major theoretical approaches, case studies of cultural and sub--cultural contact from around the globe, issues of identity in a biculturala individuals, and the a real worlda implications of intercultural contact and conflict.

Managing Intercultural Conflict Effectively

Paperback, 21/08/2001, £39.99
In this volume, Ting-Toomey and Oetzel accomplish two objectives: to explain the culture-based situational conflict model, including the relationship among conflict, ethnicity, and culture; and, second, integrate theory and practice in the discussion of interpersonal conflict in culture, ethnic, and gender contexts. While the book is theoretically directed, it is also a down-to-earth practical book that contains ample examples, conflict dialogues, and critical incidents. Managing Intercultural Conflict Effectively helps to illustrate the complexity of intercultural conflict interactions and readers will gain a broad yet integrative perspective in assessing intercultural conflict situations. The book is a multidisciplinary text that draws from the research work of a variety of disciplines such as cross-cultural psychology, social psychology, sociology, marital and family studies, international management, and communication.

Talking Ape : How Language Evolved

7, 08/03/2007, £9.99
Traces language back to its earliest origins among our distant ape-like forbears several million years ago. This book examines the qualities of mind and brain needed to support the operations of language; investigates the first links between signs, sounds, and meanings; explores the beginnings and prehistories of vocabulary and grammar; and more.


7, 18/08/2005, £15.99
Presents a different way of viewing the partial regularities that language displays, the norms and conventions of language. The central norms applying to language, like those norms of function and behavior that account for the survival and proliferation of biological traits, are non-evaluative norms.


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