Download E-books Megawords: 200 Terms You Really Need to Know PDF

By Richard Osborne

`Richard Osborne has performed anything very particular right here. he's taking us on a thrilling trip into the information required to exist, live to tell the tale, thrive, within the new millennium, in an interconnected international house that incorporates cyberpunk and cyborg, chaos conception and conspiracy theories, the postcolonial and the diaspora, hybridity and whiteness, the postmodern and the post-feminist, the electronic and the internet, up to older but nonetheless influential phrases like Enlightenment, empiricism, positivism, aesthetics, corporation, nationhood and citizenship.

Osborne writes with wit, knowledge, and perception, regularly cautious of any process turning into an orthodoxy. He exhibits how specific thoughts come up at specific occasions with specific authors and highbrow personalities. The entries continue by way of illuminating examples, attractive anecdotes, sophisticated cross-referencing, large old contexts' - John Docker, writer of Postmodernism and pop culture: A Cultural History

Written through the writer of the overseas bestseller Philosophy for Beginners, Megawords presents definitions for the major phrases each pupil within the humanities and social sciences must know.

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Download E-books Iconic Investigations (Iconicity in Language and Literature) PDF

By Lars Elleström, Olga Fischer, Christina Ljungberg

The contributions to Iconic Investigations care for linguistic or literary features of language. whereas a few reports examine the cognitive buildings of language, others pay shut cognizance to the sounds of spoken language and the visible features of written language. moreover this quantity additionally comprises reports of media forms akin to song and visible photographs which are built-in into the general undertaking to deepen the knowledge of iconicity – the construction of which means in terms of similarity family members. Iconicity is a primary yet rather unexplored a part of signification in language and different media kinds. over the past a long time, the research of iconicity has emerged as an essential learn quarter with far-reaching interdisciplinary scope and the amount could be of curiosity for college students and researchers drawn to scholarly fields resembling semiotics, cognitive linguistics, conceptual metaphor experiences, poetry, intermediality, and multimodality.

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Download E-books Market Leader ESP Book - Marketing PDF

By Nina O'Driscoll

Advertising is designed to be used by itself or with the marketplace chief sequence. excellent for college students who desire the language of extra specialized components of industrial English, the booklet makes a speciality of the examining abilities and vocabulary improvement required for advertising and marketing. advertising and marketing comprises: * real examining texts from the monetary instances and different resources * a word list of specialized language * 'Check assessments' designed to aid determine growth

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Download E-books New Perspectives on English as a European Lingua Franca PDF

By Heiko Motschenbacher

This quantity enhances prior paintings on English as a lingua franca (ELF) by way of supplying an in-depth research of the phenomenon from a decidedly ecu point of view. Distancing itself from extra conventional ways to the examine of English in Europe (linguistic imperialism and “Euro-English”), the learn is theoretically grounded in additional fresh ways, specifically the ELF paradigm and the postmodernist conceptualisation of “English”. Methodologically conversing, the learn analyses language use in Eurovision music Contest press meetings as a neighborhood of perform of eu salience. The ethnographically established analyses specialise in a variety of linguistic degrees, thereby generating a accomplished photograph of eu ELF as a discursive formation. a number of qualitative and quantitative tools are used to make clear the subsequent facets: code-choice practices in ELF speak, contributors’ metalinguistic reviews at the use of ELF, complimenting behaviour through ELF and relativisation styles. at the foundation of this knowledge, the concluding part advances discussions revolving round the conceptualisation of ELF typically, the relationship among ELF and Europeanness, and implications for eu language rules.

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Download E-books Metasprachdiskurse: Einstellungen zu Anglizismen und ihre wissenschaftliche Rezeption PDF

This research is the 1st to check intimately the general public and educational discussions ("metalinguistic discourses") from 1990 to 2001 near to anglicisms in German. The important query is considered one of why makes an attempt through linguists to take part within the public discourse and movement this in the direction of a extra target debate principally failed. at the foundation of various statements within the media and from expert linguists, the learn demonstrates the explanations for the divergent exams of the phenomenon in educational and public circles.

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Download E-books Particle Verbs in English: Syntax, information structure and intonation (Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today) PDF

By Nicole Dehé

This booklet bargains a brand new account of the transitive particle verb building in English. the most emphasis is at the alternation among the 2 observe orders attainable in English (continuous: hand within the manuscript vs. discontinuous: hand the manuscript in). The imperative objective is to teach that the alternative of the note order isn't not obligatory as has frequently been claimed in similar literature at the subject and syntactic research may still hence now not be in line with not obligatory circulate operations or non-compulsory characteristic choice. the writer argues in a few element that the alternative of the be aware order is decided to a good quantity by way of the knowledge structuring of the context during which the appropriate development is embedded. The syntactic constitution she develops relies on a considerable mixture of empirical proof, proof from theoretical learn and the result of experimental reviews at the intonation styles of the construction.

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Download E-books Second Language Task Complexity: Researching the Cognition Hypothesis of language learning and performance (Task-Based Language Teaching) PDF

By Peter Robinson

Realizing how activity complexity impacts moment language studying, interplay and spoken and written functionality is vital to trained judgements approximately activity layout and sequencing in TBLT courses. The chapters during this quantity all learn facts for claims of the Cognition speculation that advanced projects may still advertise better accuracy and complexity of speech and writing, in addition to extra interplay, and studying of data supplied within the enter to activity functionality, than easier projects. Implications are drawn in regards to the simple pedagogic declare of the Cognition speculation, that projects can be sequenced for newcomers from basic to complicated in the course of syllabus layout. Containing theoretical dialogue of the Cognition speculation, and state-of-the-art empirical stories of the consequences of job complexity on moment language studying and function, this e-book might be vital studying for language lecturers, graduate scholars and researchers in utilized linguistics, moment language acquisition, and cognitive and academic psychology.

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Download E-books The Cambridge Handbook of English Corpus Linguistics (Cambridge Handbooks in Language and Linguistics) PDF

The Cambridge instruction manual of English Corpus Linguistics (CHECL) surveys the breadth of corpus-based linguistic study on English, together with chapters on collocations, phrasing, grammatical edition, ancient switch, and the outline of registers and dialects. the main leading edge points of the CHECL are its emphasis on serious dialogue, its specific overview of the state-of-the-art in every one sub-discipline, and the inclusion of empirical case reviews. whereas each one bankruptcy incorporates a extensive survey of prior learn, the first concentration is on an in depth description of an important corpus-based experiences during this sector, with dialogue of what these reports chanced on, and why they're vital. each one bankruptcy additionally features a severe dialogue of the corpus-based equipment hired for learn during this region, in addition to an particular precis of latest findings and discoveries.

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Download E-books Perspectives on Corpus Linguistics (Studies in Corpus Linguistics) PDF

Perspectives on Corpus Linguistics is a suite of interviews with fourteen recognized researchers within the box of linguistics. every one interview comprises a suite of ten questions: the 1st seven are universal to all individuals whereas the final 3 are attached to the learn adventure of every visitor. within the common questions, the invited students discover (sometimes debatable) subject matters comparable to the idea that of representativeness, the function of instinct and the prestige of Corpus Linguistics. within the particular questions, they supply an intensive dialogue of fabrics and techniques in corpus examine in addition to theoretical and utilized views at the use of corpora in language stories. even if specialists or newbies, the amount might be of curiosity to all those that are looking to find out about corpus linguistics and perform learn during this attention-grabbing and turning out to be region.

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