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  • Critical ELT Practices in Asiaby Kiwan Sung; Rod Pederson

    Springer 2012; US$ 49.95

    This is the first, and long awaited work on critical approaches to teaching English for the purposes of democracy and social justice that challenges the current views of ELT, such as English being merely a tool for communication or the acquisition of basic skills or high test scores for advancement in education and the marketplace. - A timely work... more...

  • Red Herrings and White Elephantsby Albert Jack; Ama Page

    John Blake 2007; US$ 9.99

    Have you ever wondered what phrases such as 'square meal', 'load of old codswallop', 'egg on your face' or 'in the limelight' mean? Where do they come from? Have you ever taken a moment to wonder what we say actually means? The origins of hundreds of common phrases are explained in this irreverent journey through the most fascinating and richest... more...

  • Schlüsselqualifikationenby Reiner Ponschab; Adrian Schweizer; Ivo Greiter; Gerhard Lochmann; Reiner Ponschab; Adrian Schweizer; Rouven Soudry

    Verlag Dr. Otto Schmidt 2008; US$ 42.00

    Oft steht allerdings der Umfang des universitären Informationsangebotes in keinem Verhältnis zur elementaren Bedeutung, die diese Qualifikationen für das spätere Berufsleben des jungen Juristen haben werden. Das von Reiner Ponschab und Adrian Schweizer herausgegebene Buch zum Thema bietet dem Studenten, aber auch dem juristischen Berufsanfänger die... more...

  • Deverbal Adjectives at the Interfaceby Isabel Oltra-Massuet

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    This volume explores the syntactic, semantic and morphological properties of -ble adjectives from a comparative perspective within Distributed Morphology. The proposal implicates a number of central issues in the syntax-semantics-morphology interface, e.g. cross-category derivations, verb classification, locus of linguistic variation, or status of... more...

  • Social Dynamics in Second Language Accentby Alene Moyer; John M. Levis

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    This volume offers a definitive source for understanding social influences in L2 pronunciation, demonstrating the importance of empirical findings from a number of research perspectives, and outlining the directions that future work can take. The aim is to present a coherent argument for the significance of social factors and how they contribute to... more...

  • The Powers of Literacy (RLE Edu I)by Bill Cope; Mary Kalantzis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Literacy remains a contentious and polarized educational, media and political issue. What has emerged from the continuing debate is a recognition that literacy in education is allied closely with matters of language and culture, ideology and discourse, knowledge and power. Drawing perspectives variously from critical social theory and cultural studies,... more...

  • Write it Rightby Ambrose Bierce

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    American satirist and critic Ambrose Bierce may be best remembered for his caustic wit, but he was also a first-rate prose stylist who put a lot of effort into shaping the next generation of journalists and writers. Write it Right is Bierce's tough-love compendium of unforgivable literary sins. more...

  • Classroom discourse in EFL teaching: A cross-cultural perspectiveby Katrin Strobelberger

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 50.97

    Hauptbeschreibung This study analyses examples of classroom discourse, one of the most important influences on students' experience in schools, in EFL classes. The central idea of the author's enquiry is to compare classroom discourse in two secondary schools in two European countries, namely Austria on the one hand, and Spain on the other hand.... more...

  • Chunkingby Hans Jürgen Heringer

    Narr Francke Attempto 2012; US$ 67.40

    Hauptbeschreibung Synonymensammlungen und Synonymenbücher haben eine lange Tradition und alte Praxis. Aber sie sind weder theoretisch noch empirisch recht fundiert. Mit diesem Buch werden korpusbasiert deutsche Synonyme als Chunks gewonnen und präsentiert. Dabei werden jeweils vier Synonyme in einem Cluster kontrastiert. Das Neuartige hieran ist,... more...