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English Around the World (eBook, PDF)
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The global spread of English has had widespread linguistic, social and cultural implications, affecting the lives of millions of people around the world. This textbook provides a lively and accessible introduction to world Englishes, describing varieties used in places as broad-ranging as America, Jamaica, Australia, Africa and Asia, and setting them within their historical and social contexts. Students are guided through the material with chapter previews and summaries, maps, timelines, lists of key terms, discussion questions and exercises, and a comprehensive glossary, helping them to understand, analyse and compare different varieties of English, and apply descriptive terminology. The book is accompanied by a useful web site, containing textual and audio examples of the varieties introduced in the text, and links to related sources of interest. Providing essential knowledge and skills for those embarking on the study of world Englishes, this is set to become the leading introduction to the subject.

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PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2019 (eBoo...
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The essential annual guide to the newest voices in short fiction selected by Danielle Evans, Alice Sola Kim, and Carmen Maria Machado ´´Prominent issues of social justice and cultural strife are woven thematically throughout 12 stories. Stories of prison reform, the immigrant experience, and the aftermath of sexual assault make the book a vivid time capsule that will guide readers back into the ethos of 2019 for generations to come . . . Each story displays a mastery of the form, sure to inspire readers to seek out further writing from these adept authors and publications.´´ - Booklist Who are the most promising short story writers working today? Where do we look to discover the future stars of literary fiction? This book offers a dozen compelling answers to these questions. The stories collected here represent the most recent winners of the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers, which recognizes twelve writers who have made outstanding debuts in literary magazines in the previous year. Chosen by a panel of distinguished judges, themselves innovators of the short story form, they take us from the hutongs of Beijing to the highways of Saskatchewan, from the letters of a poet devoted to God in seventeenth-century France to a chorus of poets devoted to revolution in the ´´last days of empire.´´ They describe consuming, joyful, tragic, complex, ever-changing relationships between four friends who meet at a survivors group for female college students; between an English teacher and his student-turned-lover in Japan; between a mother and her young son. In these pages, a woodcutter who loses his way home meets a man wearing a taxidermied wolf mask, and an Ivy League-educated ´´good black girl´´ climbs the flagpole in front of the capitol building in South Carolina. Each piece comes with an introduction by its original editors, whose commentaries provide valuable insight into what magazines are looking for in their submissions, and showcase the vital work they do to nurture literature´s newest voices.

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America Is Better Than This (eBook, ePUB)
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An exposé and cry of outrage at the cruelty and chaos the Trump administration has wrought at the border with child separations, border blockades, and a massive gulag of child prisons housing thousands. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px ´Times New Roman´} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 36.0px; font: 12.0px ´Times New Roman´} Jeff Merkley couldn´t believe his eyes. He never dreamed the United States could treat vulnerable young families with such calculated brutality. Few had witnessed what Merkley discovered just by showing up at the border and demanding to see what was going on behind closed doors. Contrary to the official stories and soothing videos, he found mothers and children, newborn babies and infants, stranded for days on border bridges in blistering heat or locked up in ice-cold holding pens. There were nearly 1,500 boys jammed into a former Walmart, a child tent prison in the desert with almost 3,000 boys and girls, and children struggling to survive in gang-filled Mexican border towns after they were blocked from seeking asylum in the United States. Worst of all, there were the children ripped out of their parents´ arms and sorted into cages in some profoundly warped attempt to discourage migration. This was how the Trump administration treated the child victims of unspeakable violence that had driven them from their homes: as pawns in a power play rather than as humans worthy of respect and dignity. It was Merkley´s visits -- captured live on viral video -- that triggered worldwide outrage at the forced separation of children from their parents. Just by taking an interest -- by caring about the people legally claiming asylum at America´s borders -- Merkley helped expose the Trump administration´s war on migrant families. Along the way, he helped turn the tide against some of its worst excesses. AMERICA IS BETTER THAN THIS tells the inside story of how one senator, with no background as an immigration activist, became a leading advocate for reform of the brutal policies that have created a humanitarian crisis on the southern U.S. border. It represents the heartfelt and candid voice of a concerned American who believes his country stands for something far bigger and better.

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Welcome to America (eBook, ePUB)
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Ellen?s stopped talking. She thinks she may have killed her dad. Her brother?s barricaded himself in his room. Their mother, a successful actress, carries on as normal. We?re a family of light! she insists. But darkness seeps in everywhere and in their separate worlds each of them longs for togetherness. Welcome to America is a scintillating portrait of a sensitive, strong-willed child in the throes of trauma, a family on the brink of implosion, and the love that threatens to tear them apart.

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Villa America (eBook, ePUB)
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Das Leben an der Côte d´Azur der 1920er Jahre ist aufregend. Und so weht stets ein Hauch von ´´The Great Gatsby´´ durch die Seiten dieses fabelhaften Romans. Im Herzen der Handlung stehen Gerald Murphy und Sara, in deren Haus Berühmtheiten wie Hemingway, die Fitzgeralds und Picasso verkehren. Auch Gerald ist Maler. Sara und er heiraten gegen den Willen ihrer Eltern. In der Villa America verbringen sie regelmäßig die Sommersaison inmitten ihres Freundeskreises aus exzentrischen Künstlerpersönlichkeiten. Heimlich beginnt Gerald eine Affäre mit dem Piloten Owen. Und im Laufe der Zeit trüben Intrigen und Eifersüchteleien das unbeschwerte Leben in der prächtigen Villa. Hat Saras und Geralds Ehe noch eine Chance? Liza Klaussmann ist ein mitreißender Künstlerroman gelungen, eine fein gezeichnete Milieustudie, in der fast alle Charaktere historisch belegt sind.

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Unsung America (eBook, ePUB)
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Far too often, immigrants are demonized and scapegoated, when we should be celebrated as heroes and revolutionaries. This book strings together both triumphant and painful stories of immigrants who blazed trails and broke barriers in our fight for American citizenship and fundamental human rights.

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English for Everyone English Grammar Guide (eBo...
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English for Everyone is an exciting and comprehensive self-study course for adults learning English as a foreign language. This course is a unique new series with a visual, engaging, and easy to follow style to make the English language easy to learn. The English for Everyone Grammar Guide is a detailed visual reference that makes even the trickiest points of English grammar clear and simple, with beautiful illustrations and clear, step-by-step graphics. This English grammar guide covers all aspects of grammar including tenses, verbs, clauses, superlatives and adverbs. Learn English grammar with detailed information on easily confused phrases, conversation starters, and question words. The English for Everyone Grammar Guide is part of the English for Everyone series. Perfect for personal study or to support exams including TOEFL and IELTS, English for Everyone is suitable for all levels of English language learners.

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America
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This extravagant book presents 330 of Tomi Ungerer´s illustrations, paintings and collages, many of them previously unpublished. When Ungerer moved from the Alsace to New York in the mid-1950s and began working as a graphic designer and illustrator, a crazy new world opened itself up to him, which the gifted artist transformed into what are perhaps the most remarkable and powerful works of his career-expressive and universal pictures that present the land of opportunity in an inimitable manner. Co-published with Diogenes, Zurich

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Professional Criminals of America (eBook, ePUB)
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A late-nineteenth century rogues gallery of America´s foremost murderers, bank robbers, con men, forgers, embezzlers, and pickpockets.Written in 1886, Professional Criminals of America contains biographical sketches, including photographs, of some four hundred of the nation´s leading criminals. Each profile details the crimes committed and the circumstances leading up to arrest and conviction. Also included are short, informative chapters on criminal methods, executions, opium addiction, fugitives from justice, and prison commutation laws, along with intriguing chapters on mysterious unsolved murders, adventurers and adventuresses, and a list of every prison and state penitentiary in America at the time of publication.

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