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  • The Rhythms of English Poetryby Derek Attridge

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 121.99

    Examines the way in which poetry in English makes use of rhythm. The author argues that there are three major influences which determine the verse-forms used in any language: the natural rhythm of the spoken language itself; the properties of rhythmic form; and the metrical conventions which have grown up within the literary tradition. He investigates... more...

  • First Playsby A. A. Milne

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Though today he's best remembered as the creator of the Winnie the Pooh series of children's books, British writer A.A. Milne was actually a much more prolific playwright than he was a juvenile literature scribe, penning over 30 plays in his lifetime. This collection of Milne's early works for the stage will please Pooh fans curious to... more...

  • How to Speak and Write Correctlyby Joseph Devlin; Theodore Waters

    The Floating Press 1910; US$ 7.95

    In the preparation of this little work the writer has kept one end in view, viz.: To make it serviceable for those for whom it is intended, that is, for those who have neither the time nor the opportunity, the learning nor the inclination, to peruse elaborate and abstruse treatises on Rhetoric, Grammar, and Composition. To them such works are as gold... more...

  • A Corpus of Formal British English Speechby Gerry Knowles; Lita Taylor; Briony Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 106.99

    This work provides 50,000 words of prosodically-transcribed text from a variety of sources. The introduction explains fully the transcription conventions, the structure of the corpus and its relationship to other computer corpora, and provides examples of different versions of texts. more...

  • Left Sentence Peripheries in Spanishby Andreas Dufter; Álvaro S. Octavio de Toledo

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00

    The aim of this paper is to describe the syntax and semantics of Focus Fronting (FF) constructions in a range of Romance languages, including both regional and diachronic varieties, in order to reclassify these constructions on the basis of a common comparative ground. I shall begin with a look at some Sardinian data, mostly already presented in earlier... more...

  • Words in Time and Placeby David Crystal

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    Did you know that the English language has over 150 words for the adjective 'drunk' developed over 1,000 years? Be prepared to learn words you have never heard before, find out fascinating facts behind everyday words, and be surprised at how lively and varied the English language can be. Published to critical acclaim in 2009, the Historical... more...

  • Lettersby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This booktable of contents linked to the preface, introduction and every letter. ******************. ? Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. more...

  • Causal Categories in Discourse and Cognitionby Eve Sweetser; Ted Sanders

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00

    All languages of the world provide their speakers with linguistic means to express causal relations in discourse. The book discusses parameters of categorization that shape the use of causal connectives and auxiliary verbs across languages like English, Dutch and Polish. Convergence of linguistic, corpus-linguistic and psycholinguistic methodologies... more...

  • Die relative Datierung der Tragödien Senecasby Joachim Dingel

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 133.00

    Only a few of Seneca?s tragedieshave beendated exactly so far. This study presents an ? often surprising ? sequence of all the plays. It analyses thoughts and motifs, variations of which are to be found in two (or more) tragedies, in order to determine which is the earlier and which the later version. This has significant consequences for any attempt... more...

  • Assessing Speakingby Sari Luoma

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 32.00

    This book takes teachers and language testers through the research on the assessment of speaking. more...