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  • Summers of Discontentby Raymond Tallis; Julian Spalding

    Bitter Lemon Press 2014; US$ 14.95

    An examination of why artists make art in the first place, and why we all feel the need for it. more...

  • 500 Words You Should Knowby Caroline Taggart

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 9.99

    Ever wanted to ameliorate your atavistic lexicon, engage in a little intellectual badinage or been discombobulated by tricky diction? 500 Words You Should Know has you covered.Words are beautiful and versatile things, but when used incorrectly they can lose a lot in transition, and the more complex the word, the more misused it can become. And as words... more...

  • Pronunciation for English as an International Languageby Ee-Ling Low

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    Pronunciation plays a crucial role in learning English as an international language, yet often remains marginalised by educators due to a lack of required phonetic and phonological knowledge. Pronunciation for English as an International Language bridges the gap between phonetics, phonology and pronunciation and provides the reader with a research... 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...

  • Embracing Writingby Gary R. Hafer; Maryellen Weimer

    Wiley 2014; US$ 40.00

    A guided approach to using college writing for everyone's learning Faculty in every discipline are increasingly pressured to include major writing components as part of their courses. Unfortunately, as author and English professor Gary R. Hafer explains, college and university educators often have little training in the use of writing in the classroom.... 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...

  • The Bilingual Advantageby Rebecca M. Callahan; Patricia C. Gándara

    Channel View Publications 2014; US$ 25.00

    The Bilingual Advantage draws together researchers from education, economics, sociology, anthropology and linguistics to examine the economic and employment benefits of bilingualism in the US labor market, countering past research that shows no such benefits exist. Collectively, the authors draw on novel methodological approaches and new data to examine... more...

  • Webster's Word Power Essential English Phrasesby Betty Kirkpatrick

    Waverley Books 2014; US$ 8.74

    To understand English well, you need to know its many phrases and idioms. This book explains over 6,000 phrases, idioms, and cliches to help you understand the English language in clear, concise English. more...