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Anglo-Saxon. Old English

  • How Educated English Speak Englishby Ingrid Wotschke

    Frank & Timme 2014; US$ 53.90

    How do educated English speak English? Does it sound like Oxford or rather like Cockney? Why did traditional pronunciation habits and criteria of acceptability change radically during the 20th century, when even the BBC world service got a new sound? How to cope with the impacts of this change; what is the actual ?standard?? Speech accent is not only... more...

  • Cambridge Checkpoint English Workbook 2by John Reynolds; Nina Konrad

    Hodder Education 2014; US$ 8.32

    Build confidence and understanding throughout the year with hundreds of additional practice questions. This Workbook supports our bestselling Checkpoint series, with exercises specifically matched to the Cambridge Progression tests and the Checkpoint tests. - Develops understanding and builds confidence ahead of assessment with exercises matched to... more...

  • Cambridge Checkpoint English Workbook 3by John Reynolds; Nina Konrad

    Hodder Education 2014; US$ 8.32

    Build confidence and understanding throughout the year with hundreds of additional practice questions. This Workbook supports our bestselling Checkpoint series, with exercises specifically matched to the Cambridge Progression tests and the Checkpoint tests. - Develops understanding and builds confidence ahead of assessment with exercises matched to... more...

  • An Unkindness of Ravensby Chloe Rhodes

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 9.99

    Why are geese in a gaggle? Are crows really murderous? And what makes lions so proud? Collective nouns are one of the most charming oddities of the English language, often with seemingly bizarre connections to the groups they identify. But have you ever stopped to wonder where these peculiar terms actually came from? Most of those found in this... more...

  • Summers of Discontentby Raymond Tallis; Julian Spalding

    Bitter Lemon Press 2014; US$ 14.95

    An examination of why artists make art in the first place, and why we all feel the need for it. more...

  • Language and Developmentby Professor Christopher N. Candlin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 60.95

    Language and Development - Teachers in a Changing World comprises twenty-one case accounts contributed by language education professionals working in the context of international development. Frank and stimulating, the contributions explore the implementation of interactive educational approaches in ten Asian countries. The accounts draw on real-life... more...

  • Conversational Routines in Englishby Karin Aijmer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 83.95

    It is surprising how much of everyday conversation consists of repetitive expressions such as 'thank you', 'sorry', would you mind?' and their many variants. However commonplace they may be, they do have important functions in communication. This thorough study draws upon original data from the London-Lund Corpus of Spoken English to provide a discoursal... more...

  • 500 Words You Should Knowby Caroline Taggart

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 9.99

    Ever wanted to ameliorate your atavistic lexicon, engage in a little intellectual badinage or been discombobulated by tricky diction? 500 Words You Should Know has you covered.Words are beautiful and versatile things, but when used incorrectly they can lose a lot in transition, and the more complex the word, the more misused it can become. And as words... more...

  • Pronunciation for English as an International Languageby Ee-Ling Low

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    Pronunciation plays a crucial role in learning English as an international language, yet often remains marginalised by educators due to a lack of required phonetic and phonological knowledge. Pronunciation for English as an International Language bridges the gap between phonetics, phonology and pronunciation and provides the reader with a research... more...

  • Contact, Variation, and Change in the History of Englishby Simone E. Pfenninger; Olga Timofeeva; Anne-Christine Gardner; Alpo Honkapohja; Marianne Hundt; Daniel Schreier

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    The paper discusses the spread of the spelling variation 〈 u: o〉 in Middle English in all localized texts from the Innsbruck Corpus (Markus 2008). The present author’s aim is to determine the distribution of the replacement of 〈u〉 by 〈o〉 in the Corpus texts in order to reveal a temporal and regional conditioning... more...