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- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2011; US$ 15.00
This book is the first dictionary of Hong Kong English and one of the few non-native variety dictionaries of English. It includes only words and word senses that are particular to this variety or have a specific reference to Hong Kong, and thus contributes to legitimizing Hong Kong English as a variety in its own right. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 55.00
Although most writing instructors know the benefits of collaborative learning and writing in college writing classes, many remain unsure how to implement collaborative techniques successfully in the classroom. This collection provides a diversity of voices that address the "how tos" of collaborative learning and writing by addressing key... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
English in the World: History, Diversity, Change examines the English language as it has developed through history and is used across the globe today. The first half of the book outlines the history of the language from its fifth-century roots through its development as a national, a colonial, and now a global language. In the second half, the focus... more...
- Michael O' Mara Books 2012; US$ 9.99
Illustrates the history of how the relatively obscure dialects spoken by tribes from what are Denmark, the Low Countries and northern Germany, became the most widely spoken language in the world, and of how that language evolved during the last two millennia. more...
- Profile Books 2012; US$ 11.98
Why is there an 'h' in ghost? William Caxton, inventor of the printing press and his Flemish employees are to blame: without a dictionary or style guide to hand in fifteenth century Bruges, the typesetters simply spelled it the way it sounded to their foreign ears, and it stuck. Seventy-five per cent of English spelling is regular but twenty-five... more...
- Gibson Square 2012; US$ 7.99
Great f***ing book' Stephen King If there is one thing that Hollywood has taught us, it's that Americans know how to swear. Whether you want to succeed in business, school, or social circles, a strong command of vocabulary is absolutely necessary. The American Swear Book provides the perfect way for both nonnative speakers to learn the basics and native... more...
- SensePublishers 2012; US$ 37.15
This is the first, and long awaited work on critical approaches to teaching English for the purposes of democracy and social justice that challenges the current views of ELT, such as English being merely a tool for communication or the acquisition of basic skills or high test scores for advancement in education and the marketplace. - A timely work... more...
- Beobachter-Edition 2011; US$ 46.99
Selbstsicher reden und souverän wirken - das lässt sich jetzt noch einfacher lernen. Wie baue ich die Rede auf? Wie bringe ich meine Botschaft lebendig rüber? Schweizerdeutsch oder Hochdeutsch? Soll ich ablesen oder frei reden?Kommunikationsprofi Patrick Rohr verrät, welche rhetorischen Kniffe garantiert funktionieren und was gegen Nervosität hilft.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 56.95
The Voices project of the British Broadcasting Corporation, a recent high-profile media investigation, gathered contemporary English dialect samples from all over the UK and invited contributions from the public to a dedicated website. This book explores both issues of ideology and representation behind the media project and uses to which the emerging... more...