This authoritative dictionary provides coverage across the field of linguistics, both the theoretical and the practical. In over 3,250 entries it clearly defines terms relating to phonetics, grammar, semantics, languages (spoken and written), dialects, and sociolinguistics.
Practical, authoritative and entertaining, this book reminds readers how to use the basics of grammar, punctuation and spelling. It also teaches them new tips and tricks of style and vocabulary to give their writing and speech an impressive flair.
A guide to the most reviled words in English, masquerading as advice on how and why you might want to use them. It is also a bold manifesto that asserts our common rights over English, even as it questions the true nature of style.
This new edition of Language and Gender has been thoroughly revised and updated, including the addition of entirely new chapters that explore recent work in the field. A range of approaches is covered at an introductory level, presenting sometimes difficult and complex issues in an understandable way.
This text begins by looking at the real-world problems associated with intercultural communication, then discussing intervention and how to engage with these concerns, before finally relating these practical issues to theoretical foundations.
John Sutherland, one of Britain's most celebrated professors of English literature, is here to test, stretch, amuse and instruct you with his definitive quiz on all things grammatical. This is neither a rule book nor a primer but a rollercoaster ride through the mysteries and magic of the world's greatest language.
Should you sign your text messages with an 'x'? Which of your friends do you ask to be your best man? Who are you supposed to kiss and when - and is it one kiss or two? This title offers comfort and guidance on the social pitfalls of every phase of life, from christenings to condolence letters.
Offers a comprehensive set of definitions of key terms in discourse analysis, a core area of linguistics and language studies courses. This book is suitable for students of linguistics, language studies and media and cultural studies courses who are engaging in discourse analysis.
A cutting text that offers a critical approach to current theories and practices of intercultural communication, and invites students and professionals to explore alternative concepts and to become aware of cultural prejudices.
This handbook serves as an introduction and reference point to key areas in the dynamic field of applied linguistics. It is characterised by its scope, its broad relevance, its social engagement, and its authoritative yet straightforward chapters.
Provides advanced introductions to the main areas of study in contemporary Applied Linguistics, with a principal focus on the theory and practice of language teaching and language learning and on the processes and problems of language in use.
Fusing adventure, anthropology, linguistics and psychology, and drawing on Everett's pioneering research with the Amazonian Pirahas, this book argues that language is embedded within - and is inseparable from - its specific culture. It presents the controversial idea that language is not an innate component of the brain.
Presents the history of British English language and culture; how to speak it and its place in life and society. This book includes an easy-to-use lexicon index; terms for food and drink, sports and entertainment; and, sections on the Welsh and Scottish. It covers slang, jargon, common misunderstandings, humorous and quirky expressions, and more.
This rich resource provides grammar practice activities mixed-ability classes covering elementary, pre-intermediate and intermediate structures. Each lesson contains three graded levels of activity based around each structure. Activities include language games, quizzes and articles and are suitable for class participation and individual study.
The Five-Minute Linguist has been a popular introduction to the subject of language because it is succinct, clear, accurate, -- and fun to read. Now in its second edition, the book has been warmly received by readers across the globe because it offers quick and reliable answers to questions about language that most of us have
Every culture has a communication style norm and when that style mixes with another, stereotypes and misperceptions can arise. This book looks at how styles and patterns of communication differ vastly among people from different cultures. It explores cross-cultural communication issues with an eye toward increasing understanding and effectiveness.
The book brings together papers which focus on upon issues related to the investigation and support of independent language learning in very different out-of-classroom educational and geographical contexts, but which all share the belief that the learner is ultimately responsible for his or her own learning.
This book explores the decades-long use of the notion of interculturality in education and other fields, arguing that it is now time to move beyond certain assumptions towards a richer and more realistic understanding of the `intercultural'.
Ever feel like you are pedalling in the choucroute? Been caught with your beard in the mailbox again? Or maybe you just wish everyone would stop ironing your head? This book brings the weird, wonderful and surprising nuanced beauty of language to life with over fifty watercolour and ink illustrations.
'Gemel' is an old English word meaning 'twin' - Mark Forsyth's Gemel Edition brings together a Sunday Times Number One bestseller and its BBC Radio 4's Book of the Week sequel in a beautiful, stylish box set which is ideal as a gift.
This second edition of Norton's classic text on language learning and identity will bring her ground-breaking ideas to a new generation of students, teachers and researchers. Featuring a comprehensive Introduction and an Afterword by Claire Kramsch, this new edition integrates research, theory and classroom practice.
What is the English language like, why is it like that and what do we need to know in order to study it? This wide-ranging and research-led introductory textbook provides students with the grounding in linguistics necessary to investigate these questions for themselves.
"Boeckx has a deep familiarity with all of the (very wide-ranging) material he intends to present, and has done original and important work in several of these areas. He is a lucid and engaging expositor, and is highly qualified in every respect to undertake an enterprise of this nature -- which is, I think, a very valuable one.
Uniquely combining both theory and practice, and covering both learning and teaching, this reader-friendly book is the complete handbook on language learning. This new edition will re-position the book at the cutting edge of developments in both academic theory and classroom practice.