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  • Mastering Arabic 2 Activity Bookby Jane Wightwick; Mahmoud Gaafar

    Macmillan Education UK 2017; US$ 23.88

    A new book from bestselling authors, providing varied, imaginative and highly illustrated practice material for all post-beginners in Arabic. It works perfectly as a companion to Mastering Arabic 2, but can equally well be used alongside any post-beginner course. more...

  • Mastering Arabic Script: A Guide to Handwritingby Jane Wightwick; Mahmoud Gaafar

    Macmillan Education UK 2017; US$ 32.24

    Mastering Arabic Script: A Guide to Handwriting teaches Arabic handwriting in the form universally used by adult native speakers (riq'a) and compares it with naskh, the usual printed form. There are three parts to the book covering: the basic letter shapes, combinations of letters and an additional extended writing section. Clear examples, a wealth... more...

  • Innovation in Language Learning and Teachingby Hayo Reinders; David Nunan; Bin Zou

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 95.56

    This book evaluates the origins of processes of change in language teaching in China, and the factors influencing their success. Examining diverse experiences and drawing on the perspectives of academics from the top institutions in the country, the authors analyse the complex interplay between global and local influences on language policies. Encouraging... more...

  • Multiliteracies Pedagogy and Language Learningby Gabriela C. Zapata; Manel Lacorte

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.56

    This book is the first volume to be devoted to the examination of the application of the multiliteracies pedagogical framework to the teaching of Spanish to heritage language learners in higher education institutions in the United States. The Hispanic population is a growing minority, and the presence of heritage speakers can be observed in second... more...

  • Second Language Acquisition as a Mode-Switching Processby Sooho Song

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 51.36

    This book analyses processes of mode-switching in second language acquisition as they relate to Korean learners of English. In this empirical study, the author examines how native language influences and shapes usage of second language, particularly when the two are so dramatically different both in terms of grammar and the cultures in which they... more...

  • The Tangwang Languageby Dan Xu

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 83.61

    This book studies the Tangwang language, providing the first comprehensive grammar in English of this Chinese variety, with detailed analysis of its phonology, morphology, and syntax. This fills a gap in the literature, as previously only a few articles on this language were available. The book takes an interdisciplinary approach, examining genetic... more...

  • Stories from Spain / Historias de España, Premium Third Editionby Genevieve Barlow; William N. Stivers

    McGraw-Hill Education 2017; US$ 17.00

    Enjoy tales from Spain while sharpening your new language skills! Practice and improve your reading skills in your new language while enjoying the support of your native tongue with Stories from Spain, Third Edition . Both insightful and practical, this book features Spanish and English stories presented in a side-by-side format that saves you... more...

  • Self-Translation and Powerby Olga Castro; Sergi Mainer; Svetlana Page

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 95.56

    This book investigates the political, social, cultural and economic implications of self-translation in multilingual spaces in Europe. Engaging with the ‘power turn’ in translation studies contexts, it offers innovative perspectives on the role of self-translators as cultural and ideological mediators. The authors explore the unequal power relations... more...

  • Telling Tales in Greekby Lorna Robinson; Soham De

    Souvenir Press 2017; US$ 12.49

    The Iliad and Odyssey, stories that explore many of the founding myths of Western literature, have been popular literature for millennia. Now they are the perfect resource for teaching Classical Greek and literacy skills. Narrated by the chatty and wily Greek hero Odysseus, readers are introduced to some of the best-loved stories from Greek mythology.... more...

  • Japanese Language and Soft Power in Asiaby Kayoko Hashimoto

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 96.67

    This cutting edge collection considers how the Japanese language functions as a key element of Japanese soft power in Asia. Within Japanese culture itself, the promotion of language has been an area of ambivalence. This interdisciplinary book looks across the fields of language policy, language teaching, socio-linguistics, cultural studies and... more...