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  • Entdeckung der frühen Neuzeitby Marcel Lepper; Dirk Werle

    S. Hirzel Verlag 2011; US$ 39.75

    <P>Das Bild der frühen Neuzeit in deutschen Literaturgeschichten der Gegenwart folgt bestimmten Konturen. Die Geschichte dieser Konturen zu erkunden, ist das Ziel dieses Bandes. Die hier versammelten Beiträge gehen der Frage nach, wie die 'Übergangsepoche' der frühen Neuzeit in sich wandelnden fachhistorischen Konstellationen der Germanistik... more...

  • A Place That's Knownby Michael Pearson

    Dzanc Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    Following Imagined Places, Pearson continues exploring place and writing as he mentally revisits locations that have influenced him through his lifechildhood home, family vacations, the various places he?s taught, etc. more...

  • Die doppelte Pragmatik der Fiktionalitätby Katharina Kerl

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2014; US$ 62.46

    In welchem Verhältnis stehen Texte, die wir gemeinhin als fiktionale bezeichnen, zur Wirklichkeit ihrer Rezipienten? Vor dem Hintergrund einer Auseinandersetzung mit der Poetik des Renaissancedichters Torquato Tasso (1544?1595) greift Katharina Kerl diese in der Literaturtheorie viel diskutierte Frage auf und beantwortet sie mit der These einer 'doppelten... more...

  • The Emergence of Standard Englishby John H. Fisher

    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...

  • Sprechtraining für mehr Schlagfertigkeitby Matthias Nöllke

    Haufe Lexware Verlag 2014; US$ 2.79

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  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in Asiaby Indika Liyanage; Tony Walker

    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...

  • A Steroid Hit The Earthby Martin Toseland

    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...

  • Vowel-Shifting in the English Languageby Kamil Kazmierski

    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...

  • Konferenz-Englischby Holger Mühlbauer; DIN e.V.

    Beuth 2008; US$ 7.63

    "Are you at a loss for words - Ihnen fehlen die Worte?": In der 2., erweiterten Auflage des übersichtlichen Nachschlagewerks finden sich Vokabeln und Redewendungen, die den allgemeinen Sprachgebrauch auf internationalen Konferenzen und Veranstaltungen widerspiegeln. Typische Formulierungen aus speziellen Bereichen - Tagesordnungen, Anträge,... more...