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  • A History of the English Languageby Elly van Gelderen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    The English language in its complex shapes and forms changes fast. This thoroughly revised edition has been refreshed with current examples of change and has been updated regarding archeological research. Most suggestions brought up by users and reviewers have been incorporated, for instance, a family tree for Germanic has been added, Celtic influence... more...

  • Teacher's Skills Tests For Dummiesby Colin Beveridge; Andrew Green

    Wiley 2014; US$ 21.50

    If you’re preparing for the newly revised Numeracy and Literacy Skills Tests, Teacher’s Skills Tests For Dummies is your one-stop for both exams, providing you with subject-matter review, revision and practice tests you need to tackle the tests with confidence and succeed. Written by expert authors in Maths, English, and Education (with... more...

  • Grammar: 1,001 Practice Questions For Dummies (+ Free Online Practice)by Geraldine Woods

    Wiley 2014; US$ 22.99

    Practice makes perfect - and helps deepen your understanding of English grammar Establishing good grammar habits will set you up for success. From English class to writing your college essay, from corporatecommunications, to updating your social media sites, good grammar is essential and now you have 1,001 ways to deepen your understanding... 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...

  • Core English KS3 Real Progress in Writingby Steve Eddy; Kevin Dyke; Paul Wright

    Hodder Education 2014; US$ 20.78

    Real Progress in Writing shares the core knowledge and skills that successful writers use in order to appreciate, understand and critically read a wide range of texts. Aligned to the new National Curriculum for English and with progression built into each unit, this book helps students to build a firm foundation in writing. Contents include:. - How... more...

  • A Thesaurus of English Word Rootsby Horace Gerald Danner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 149.99

    Horace G. Danner?s A Thesaurus of English Word Roots is a compendium of the most-used word roots of the English language. All word roots are listed alphabetically, along with the Greek or Latin words from which they derive, together with the roots? original meanings. If the current meaning of an individual root differs from the original meaning,... more...

  • Pronunciation and Phoneticsby Adam Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.95

    This engaging, succinct text is an introduction to both phonetics and phonology as applied to the teaching of pronunciation to English language learners. Section 1 selectively covers the main areas of phonetics and phonology, without going into any area in more depth than the average English language teacher requires or that the average English language... more...

  • English Transcription Courseby Maria Lecumberri; J. A. Maidment

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    Have you ever been confused by the fact that the words 'though' and 'bough' are pronounced differently, or frustrated by the realisation that 'hint' and 'pint' don't rhyme? It is well known that the spelling system of English is notoriously unhelpful as an indicator of how to pronounce English words. Spoken and written representations of English are... more...

  • Diachronic Corpus Pragmaticsby Irma Taavitsainen; Andreas H. Jucker; Jukka Tuominen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    Based on a corpus of Old Spanish texts, the discourse traditions of counselling are analysed within the framework of diachronic corpus pragmatics and dialogue analysis. On a methodological level, the study distinguishes three types of pragmatics and offers a clear-cut distinction between language change and cultural changes in the realm of discourse... more...

  • Writing Creativelyby Nancy DaFoe

    R&L Education 2014; US$ 28.99

    The design of Dafoe?s guided journal?featuring teacher and student sides?is intended to make it easy for writing instructors to work with their students on individual concepts. This guided journal contains models and exemplars, as well as encourages explorations in language. more...