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  • Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongueby Francis Grose

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Throughout history, most dictionaries have served the purpose of preserving the purity of the language, usually preferring the erudite vocabulary of the affluent upper classes to the salty, constantly evolving slang of their working-class counterparts. That began to change in the early modern period, when several innovative lexicographers began publishing... more...

  • How Educated English Speak Englishby Ingrid Wotschke

    Frank & Timme 2014; US$ 53.90

    How do educated English speak English? Does it sound like Oxford or rather like Cockney? Why did traditional pronunciation habits and criteria of acceptability change radically during the 20th century, when even the BBC world service got a new sound? How to cope with the impacts of this change; what is the actual ?standard?? Speech accent is not only... more...

  • Ars Persuasionis: Entre doute et certitude.by Bernard Durand

    Duncker & Humblot 2012; US$ 56.60

    Hauptbeschreibung Les rapports qui s'établissent lors d'un procès entre justiciables et juges, mêlent arguments de droit et attitudes de «rapprochement». C'est ainsi qu'au de là dela force de la preuve, du poids des témoins ou des arguments mis en avant par les parties, cet ouvrage souligne quantité de procédés qui servent aux juges à «se persuader»:... more...

  • Who?s afraid of??by Marion Gymnich

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 43.16

    Fear in its many facets appears to constitute an intriguing and compelling subject matter for writers and screenwriters alike. The contributions address fictional representations and explorations of fear in different genres and different periods of literary and cultural history. The topics include representations of political violence and political... more...

  • Basic Issues in EFL Teaching and Learningby Maria Eisenmann; Theresa Summer

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2013; US$ 51.81

    Hauptbeschreibung Foreign language teaching is a profession that comprises a wide range of issues and is from its very nature an interdisciplinary field of education. This volume provides an insight into twelve basic components of English as a foreign language (EFL) teaching. These include the concept of method/postmethod, competences, skills, vocabulary... more...

  • Emotionen, Expressivität, Emphaseby Elissa Pustka; Stefanie Goldschmitt

    Erich Schmidt Verlag 2014; US$ 42.96

    Expressivität ist einer jener Begriffe, den jeder Sprachwissenschaftler kennt und braucht ? aber weitgehend intuitiv verwendet. Dieser Sammelband liefert einen umfassenden Überblick über das Phänomen: von seiner wissenschaftsgeschichtlichen Verortung über seine Definition bis hin zu seiner Operationalisierung und Anwendung auf unterschiedliche Bereiche.... more...

  • The Writer's Idea Thesaurusby Fred White

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 19.99

    Endless ideas at your fingertips, and at the turn of a page... Need an idea for a short story or novel? Look no further than The Writer's Idea Thesaurus . It's far more than a collection of simple writing prompts. You'll find a vast treasury of story ideas inside, organized by subject, theme, and situation categories, and listed alphabetically... more...

  • English as a Lingua Franca in Wider Networkingby Paola Vettorel

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 140.00

    In a constantly interconnected world communication takes place beyond territorial boundaries, in networks where English works as a lingua franca. The volume explores how ELF is employed in internationally-oriented personal blogs; findings show how bloggers deploy an array of resources to their expressive and interactional aims, combining global and... more...

  • Challenges for Language Education and Policyby Bernard Spolsky; Ofra Inbar-Lourie; Michal Tannenbaum

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Addressing a wide range of issues in applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, and multilingualism,  this volume focuses on language users, the ?people.? Making creative connections between existing scholarship in language policy and contemporary theory and research in other social sciences, authors from around the world offer new critical perspectives... more...

  • Kulturelle Determinanten in der Werbungby Martin Grolms

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 14.15

    Kultur ist die wesentliche Barriere der interkulturellen Standardisierung von Texten. Wie jedoch begrenzt Kultur das interkulturelle Verstehen von Texten? Welche visuellen und verbalen Aspekte determinieren das interkulturelle Verstehen? Dies sind die Fragestellungen dieser Untersuchung. Die Werbeanzeige als Textsorte eignet sich hierfür besonders... more...