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  • Embodiment and Cognitive Scienceby Raymond W. Jr Gibbs

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 26.00

    This 2006 book describes the many ways that the mind and body are closely interrelated. more...

  • Our Magnificent Bastard Tongueby John McWhorter

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 12.99

    A survey of the quirks and quandaries of the English language, focusing on our strange and wonderful grammar Why do we say ?I am reading a catalog? instead of ?I read a catalog?? Why do we say ?do? at all? Is the way we speak a reflection of our cultural values? Delving into these provocative topics and more, Our Magnificent Bastard Language distills... more...

  • The Study of Languageby George Yule

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 26.00

    Easy to follow, simple to understand - the most fundamental introduction to language study. Includes new tasks and an online study guide. more...

  • The Best Things in Lifeby Thomas Hurka

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 17.99

    For centuries, philosophers, theologians, moralists, and ordinary people have asked: How should we live? What makes for a good life? In The Best Things in Life, distinguished philosopher Thomas Hurka takes a fresh look at these perennial questions as they arise for us now in the 21st century. Should we value family over career? How do we balance self-interest... more...

  • Introducing English Grammar, Second Editionby Kersti Borjars; Kate Burridge

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    Answering key questions such as 'Why study grammar?' and 'What is standard English?', Introducing English Grammar guides readers through the practical analysis of the syntax of English sentences. With all special terms carefully explained as they are introduced, the book is written for readers with no previous experience of grammatical analysis.... more...

  • Exploring English Language Teachingby Graham Hall

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 41.95

    This title will provide a single volume introduction to the field of ELT from an applied linguistics perspective. more...

  • Impolitenessby Jonathan Culpeper

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00

    A fascinating account of how impolite behaviour works. more...

  • Teacher Development in Actionby Magdalena Kubanyiova

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    Bringing together multiple sources of data and combining existing theories across language teacher cognition, teacher education, second language motivation and psychology, this empirically-grounded analysis of teacher development in action offers new insights into the complex and dynamic nature of language teachers' conceptual change. more...

  • Mongolianby Juha A. Janhunen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 165.00

    Mongolian is the principal language spoken by some five million ethnic Mongols living in Outer and Inner Mongolia, as well as in adjacent parts of Russia and China. The spoken language is divided into a number of mutually intelligible dialects, while for writing two separate written languages are used: Cyrillic Khalkha in Outer Mongolia (the Republic... more...

  • Categories in Text and Talkby Georgia Lepper

    SAGE Publications 2000; US$ 50.00

    This is the first practical book on how to apply Harvey Sacks' membership categorization analysis technique, an increasingly influential method for conversation analysis. Categorization analysis is a method for the study of situated social action and offers a complementary method to the traditional sequential analysis used in the study of naturally... more...