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- Sourcebooks 2012; US$ 14.99
"I am not moving to Iraq to teach." How does a liberal American girl in red suede boots end up teaching English to conservative Muslim Iraqis in headscarves? Gretchen Berg has met the recession: she has eaten cereal for dinner, given up the gym membership, and come face to face with looming unemployment. To cope, she decided to uproot her... more...
- Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 54.99
In recounting her life's journey from Romania to the United States, Vlasopolos writes movingly of the peculiar attributes of displacement in the contemporary world. Vlasopolos renders a loving portrait of her mother, an Auschwitz survivor courageously raising a young girl alone after the death of her husband, a political dissident, and finally, details... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00
Language scholars have traditionally agreed that the development of the English language was largely unplanned. Fisher challenges this view, demonstrating that the standardization of writing and pronunciation was, and still is, made under the control of political and intellectual forces. more...
- Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 4.36
A Steroid Hit The Earth' is a catalogue of errors, omissions, mistakes and other disasters, ranging from the straight typo or the ambiguous statement to the downright bizarre. Each demonstrates a sub-editor or proofreader taking their eye off the ball, to the delight of millions, every single example preserving the humble misprint as a perpetual source... more...
- SensePublishers 2014; US$ 49.99
The adoption of English as the language of study and scholarship is becoming increasingly common among universities across Asia. But does this adoption of the English language not also mean the adoption of Western approaches to scholarship and knowledge? This most timely and important book critically examines how EAP practitioners can negotiate between... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00
English has long been suspected to be a vowel-shifting language. This hypothesis, often only adumbrated in previous work, is closely investigated in this book. Framed within a novel framework combining evolutionary linguistics and Optimality Theory, the account proposed here argues that the replacement of duration by quality as the primary... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 6.00 US$ 4.92
Award-winning original fiction for learners of English. At seven levels, from Starter to Advanced, this impressive selection of carefully graded readers offers exciting reading for every student's capabilities. more...
- University of NSW Press 2005; US$ 12.95
Did you miss out on learning the basics of grammar at school? Are you learning a foreign language and need to sort out your verbs, nons, adjectives, and adverbs? Ruth Colman's highly successful, user-friendly The Briefest English Grammaer Ever! comes to the rescue. It clearly and simply explains how language works and functions. It is designed for... more...