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  • Functional Discourse Grammarby Kees Hengeveld; J. Lachlan Mackenzie

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 64.99

    This book is the first comprehensive presentation of Functional Discourse Grammar, a new and important theory of language structure. The authors set out its nature and origins and show how it relates to contemporary linguistic theory. They demonstrate and test its explanatory power and descriptive utility against linguistic facts from over 150 languages... more...

  • The Cambridge Handbook of Pragmaticsby Keith Allan; Kasia M. Jaszczolt

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 133.00

    In the fast-developing field of pragmatics, this Handbook is a one-stop resource for today's research and the many theoretical debates. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Compositionalityby Markus Werning; Wolfram Hinzen; Edouard Machery

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 149.99

    In this book leading scholars from every relevant field report on all aspects of compositionality, the notion that the meaning of an expression can be derived from its parts. Understanding how compositionality works is a central element of syntactic and semantic analysis and a challenge for models of cognition. It is a key concept in linguistics and... more...

  • How to Read a Wordby Elizabeth Knowles

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 17.99

    Have you ever wondered how you can find out more about a word: Where did it come from? How has its meaning altered? How can it be pronounced? What is its relationship to other words? Language is not fixed, but is an evolutionary process: words develop and change, in meaning, association, and pronunciation, as well as in many other ways. Exploring the... more...

  • Questionsby Jan P. de Ruiter

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 82.00

    Asks what questions do and how a question can shape the answer it evokes. more...

  • Metaphorby L. David Ritchie

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 28.00

    A summary, critique and comparison of the most important theories on how metaphors are used and understood. more...

  • Reading the Oxford English Dictionaryby Ammon Shea

    Penguin Group Australia 2010; Not Available

    'I'm reading the OED so you don't have to. If you are interested in vocabulary that is both spectacularly useful and beautifully useless, read on...' Who among us does not know a wine-knight (a person who drinks valiantly), or someone who obaginates (to annoy by repeating over and over and over)? Who has not felt mumpish (sullenly angry) or appreciated... more...

  • Help Your Kids with Englishby Carol Vorderman

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2013; Not Available

    A simple, visual guide to helping children understand English from Carol Vorderman Reduce the stress of studying English and help your child with their homework by following Help Your Kids with English , a unique visual guide that demystifies the subject for everyone. Carol Vorderman uses clear, accessible pictures, diagrams and easy-to-follow... more...

  • Macmillan Australia Topics: Me and My Family (Lower Primary - Civics & Citizenship)by Helen Chapman

    Macmillan Education Australia 2011; US$ 11.81

    Everyone belongs to a family. Family members do things together. They help look after each other. A family is a special group of people. Covering subjects from the Humanities curriculum, this book is from the Mac Australia Topics series that combines brilliant photography and visual literacy elements with authoritative text matched to students' reading... more...

  • Macmillan Australia Topics: Our Neighbours (Lower Primary - Civics & Citizenship)by Helen Chapman

    Macmillan Education Australia 2011; US$ 11.81

    This book explores the concept of neighbours. Do you know your neighbours? Neighbours sometimes play in the park together. They wave to each other at the local shops. Neighbours look after others in their neighbourhoodCovering subjects from the Humanities curriculum this book is from the Mac Australia Topics series that combines brilliant photography... more...