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Professor Geoffrey Leech

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  • The Canterbury Talesby Geoffrey Chaucer

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 28.19

    At the Tabard Inn in Southwark, a jovial group of pilgrims assembles, including an unscrupulous Pardoner, a noble-minded Knight, a ribald Miller, the lusty Wife of Bath, and Chaucer himself. As they set out on their journey towards the shrine of Thomas a Becket in Canterbury, each character agrees to tell a tale. The twenty-four tales that follow are... more...

  • The Bus Stop Killerby Geoffrey Wansell

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 9.86

    Geoffrey Wansell's The Bus Stop Killer is chilling portrait of a notorious serial killer. On 23 Jun 2011 the convicted double-murderer Levi Bellfield was found guilty of the murder of 13-year-old school girl Milly Dowler. Milly disappeared on her way home from school in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey in 2002. Six months later her body was discovered... more...

  • Crossing the Chasm, 3rd Editionby Geoffrey A. Moore

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 15.99

    The bible for bringing cutting-edge products to larger markets?now revised and updated with new insights into the realities of high-tech marketing In Crossing the Chasm , Geoffrey A. Moore shows that in the Technology Adoption Life Cycle?which begins with innovators and moves to early adopters, early majority, late majority, and laggards?there is... more...

  • The Pragmatics of Politenessby Geoffrey Leech

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 40.99

    This readable book presents a new general theoretical understanding of politeness. It offers an account of a wide range of politeness phenomena in English, illustrated by hundreds of examples of actual language use taken largely from authentic British and American sources. more...

  • Language in Literatureby Geoffrey Leech

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Over a period of over forty years, Geoffrey Leech has made notable contributions to the field of literary stylistics, using the interplay between linguistic form and literary function as a key to the mystery' of how a text comes to be invested with artistic potential.   In this book, seven earlier papers and articles, read previously only by a... more...

  • English - One Tongue, Many Voicesby Jan Svartvik; Professor Geoffrey Leech

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 44.00

    This readable yet scholarly book tells the fascinating story of the English language in three ways. It traces its history from obscure beginnings over 1500 years ago. It shows the geographical spread of the language in increasing diversity. It looks at the present state of English as a global language and the uncertainties of its future. It argues... more...

  • Explorations in Semantics and Pragmaticsby Geoffrey N. Leech

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1980; US$ 102.00

    The aim of this book is to show the way forward to a coherent view of language in which the achievement of the formalist paradigm is strengthened to the extent that its claims are weakened. A formal theory such as generative grammar is a special theory which is to be subsumed in a general theory of linguistic communication that also includes pragmatics.... more...

  • A Communicative Grammar of Englishby Geoffrey Leech; Jan Svartvik

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 64.99

    A Communicative Grammar of English has long been established as a grammar innovative in approach, reliable in coverage, and clear in its explanations. This fully revised and redesigned third edition provides up-to-date and accessible help to teachers, advanced learners and undergraduate students of English. Part One looks at the way English grammar... more...

  • Meaning and the English Verbby Geoffrey N. Leech

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    Every language has its peculiar problems of meaning for the foreign learner. In the English language, some of the biggest yet most fascinating problems are concentrated in the area of the finite verb phrase: in particular, tense, aspect, mood and modality. Meaning and the English Verb describes these fields in detail for teachers and advanced... more...

  • Learner English on Computerby Sylviane Granger; Geoffrey Leech

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 90.95

    The first book of its kind, Learner English on Computer is intended to provide linguists, students of linguistics and modern languages, and ELT professionals with a highly accessible and comprehensive introduction to the new and rapidly-expanding field of corpus-based research into learner language. Edited by the founder and co-ordinator of the International... more...