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  • Eats, Shites & Leavesby A. Parody

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 6.99

    Featuring a plethora of examples that show how to get the worst out of the world's most commonly spoken language, Eats, Shites and Leaves is a wittily informative insight into how the English language can be used and abused in the twenty-first century more...

  • English in the Indian Diasporaby Marianne Hundt; Devyani Sharma

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    Migrant groups maintain ties to their region of origin to different degrees, but this variable factor has not been consistently integrated into sociolinguistic studies of diaspora communities. A balanced consideration of transnational interaction, as well as the social valuation of such ties, is needed in order to understand the development of diasporic... more...

  • How to Speak and Write Correctlyby Joseph Devlin; Theodore Waters

    The Floating Press 1910; US$ 7.95

    In the preparation of this little work the writer has kept one end in view, viz.: To make it serviceable for those for whom it is intended, that is, for those who have neither the time nor the opportunity, the learning nor the inclination, to peruse elaborate and abstruse treatises on Rhetoric, Grammar, and Composition. To them such works are as gold... more...

  • Global Englishes: a resource book for studentsby Jennifer Jenkins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Routledge English Language Introductions cover core areas of language study and are one-stop resources for students. Assuming no prior knowledge, books in the series offer an accessible overview of the subject, with activities, study questions, sample analyses, commentaries, and key readings ? all in the same volume. The innovative and flexible... more...

  • Contact, Variation, and Change in the History of Englishby Simone E. Pfenninger; Olga Timofeeva; Anne-Christine Gardner; Alpo Honkapohja; Marianne Hundt; Daniel Schreier

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    The paper discusses the spread of the spelling variation 〈 u: o〉 in Middle English in all localized texts from the Innsbruck Corpus (Markus 2008). The present author’s aim is to determine the distribution of the replacement of 〈u〉 by 〈o〉 in the Corpus texts in order to reveal a temporal and regional conditioning... more...

  • The Evolution of Englishesby Sarah Buschfeld; Thomas Hoffmann; Magnus Huber; Alexander Kautzsch

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00

    By facilitating the contact between smaller groups of people living in widely separated places, the new media stimulate the use of minority languages, including constructed and historical languages. This article looks at the international community of users of Old English as a living language on the Internet. It analyses the linguistic competence behind... more...

  • Diskursdynamikenby Eva Gredel

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 140.00

    This study seeks to develop a foundation for a theory of meaning that views linguistic innovation and discursive dynamics as the normal state of affairs. It integrates systems and behavioral theory, identifying discourses as the loci of change in linguistic meaning. An analysis of multi-code metaphors makes plausible the discursive sensitivity of images... more...

  • The Variability of Current World Englishesby Charles F. Meyer; Eugene Green

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 140.00

    Thisbookexplores through fresh detail and approaches unanticipated, heterogeneous dispersions of the English language world-wide. Through data collection, comparative analysis, and typological study, the book's chapters capture patterns that now affect established dialects and shape those recently emerging. From classroom to mature design,thevolumesparks... more...

  • The Languages and Linguistics of Australiaby Harold Koch; Rachel Nordlinger

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 350.00

    The Languages and Linguistics of Australia: A Comprehensive Guide is part of the multi-volume reference work on the languages and linguistics of the continents of the world. The volume provides a thorough overview of Australian languages, including their linguistic structures, their genetic relationships, and issues of language maintenance and revitalisation.... more...

  • Strategic Language Learningby Xuesong Gao

    Channel View Publications 2010; US$ 49.95

    A monograph that reports on a longitudinal inquiry into mainland Chinese undergraduates' language learning experiences in an English medium university in a multilingual setting with a focus on their strategic language learning efforts. more...