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  • Negation in Uralic Languagesby Matti Miestamo; Anne Tamm; Beáta Wagner-Nagy

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 165.00

    More than a millenium of contact between Finno-Ugric (Mordvin, Mari and Permic) and Turkic languages (Bulgar-Chuvash and Volga Kipchak) in the Volga-Kama area have produced conditions of multilingualism and mutual linguistic influence. Lexical borrowings have been well studied and offer a starting point for exploring less treated aspects such as phonological... more...

  • Ukrainian: A Comprehensive Grammarby Ian Press; Stefan Pugh

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 88.95

    Ukrainian: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to modern Ukrainian grammar. The authors have consulted a great number of sources, in addition to a wide range of native speakers. The result is the first true reference grammar of Ukrainian to be published outside Ukraine, it will be the standard reference work for years to come. The... more...

  • Language Structure and Environmentby Rik De Busser; Randy J. LaPolla

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    It is widely understood that the socio-historical contexts of languages have a direct bearing on their structures and on the types of stance that communities take in relation to them. Within the discipline of linguistics these socio-historical contexts and their impacts on communities’ use and understanding of language are generally referred... more...

  • Where do nouns come from?by John B. Haviland

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 120.00

    All established languages, spoken or signed, make a distinction between nouns and verbs. Even a young sign language emerging within a family of deaf individuals has been found to mark the noun-verb distinction, and to use handshape type to do so. Here we ask whether handshape type is used to mark the noun-verb distinction in a gesture system invented... more...

  • From Words to Grammarby Roger Berry

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.95

    From Words to Grammar is a different introduction to grammar for students. Taking a word-based approach to grammar, this innovative book introduces the subject through the analysis of over a hundred of the most commonly used English words.? Each unit focuses on a different word class, using an analysis of specific words which includes: ... more...

  • May I Quote You on That?by Stephen Spector

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 10.99

    We all use language in different ways, depending on the situations we find ourselves in. In formal contexts we are usually expected to use a formal level of Standard English-the English codified in grammars, usage guides, and dictionaries. In May I Quote You on That? Stephen Spector offers a new approach to learning Standard English grammar and usage.... more...

  • The Odysseyby Geraldine McCaughrean

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 11.18

    The epic journey of Odysseus, the hero of Ancient Greece... After ten years of war, Odysseus turns his back on Troy and sets sail for home. But his voyage takes another ten years and he must face many dangers - Polyphemus the greedy one-eyed giant, Scylla the six-headed sea monster and even the wrath of the gods themselves - before he is reunited... more...

  • A Close Look at Close Readingby Barbara Moss; Diane Lapp; Maria Grant

    ASCD 2015; US$ 29.99

    Learn how to incorporate close reading in your secondary classroom to empower students’ analysis of complex texts, increase their disciplinary literacy, and deepen their content area knowledge. more...

  • Founding Grammarsby Rosemarie Ostler

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    Who decided not to split infinitives? With whom should we take issue if in fact, we wish to boldly write what no grammarian hath writ before? In Founding Grammars, Rosemarie Ostler delves into the roots of our grammar obsession to answer these questions and many more. Standard grammar and accurate spelling are widely considered hallmarks of a good... more...

  • Easy Learning Italian Conversation (Collins Easy Learning Italian)by Collins Dictionaries

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; Not Available

    Easy Learning Italian Conversation is a unique guide to communicating in Italian. It will help you to find out more about Italian culture and to practise your spoken Italian with a free downloadable audio file. more...