This is the definitive survey of the English language - in all its forms. Crystal writes accessibly about the structure of the language, the uses of English throughout the world and finally he gives a brief history of English. The book has been fully revised and there is a fascinating new chapter on ´The effect of technology´ on the English language. ´Illuminating guided tour of our common treasure by one of its most lucid and sensible professionals´ The Times ´A splendid blend of erudition and entertainment´ THES
For nearly 400 years, New England has held an important place in the development of American English, and ´´New England accents´´ are very well known in the popular imagination. While other projects have studied various dialect regions of New England, this is the first large-scale academic project since the 1930s to focus specifically on New England English as a whole. In New England English , James N. Stanford presents new variationist sociolinguistic research covering all six New England states, with detailed geographic, acoustic phonetic, and statistical analyses of recently collected data from over 1,600 New Englanders. Stanford and his team of Dartmouth students built this dataset over 8 years of face-to-face fieldwork and online audio recordings and questionnaires. Using acoustic phonetics, computational processing, and dialect maps, the book systematically documents major traditional New England dialect features and their current usage in terms of geography, age, gender, ethnicity, social class, and other factors. This dataset is interpreted in terms of William Labov´s outward orientation of the language faculty, dialect levelling, convergence and divergence, and ´´Hub social geometry.´´ The result is a wide-ranging empirical analysis and theoretical overview of this influential English dialect region.
Spy turned art restorer Gabriel Allon finds himself accused of murder in this New York Times bestseller from Daniel Silva. An Israeli spy by trade and art restorer by preference, Gabriel Allon arrives in Zurich to restore the work of an Old Master for a millionaire banker-and finds himself standing in blood and framed for the man´s murder. While trying to clear his name, Allon is swept into a spiraling chain of events involving Nazi art theft, a decades-old suicide, and a dark and bloody trail of killings-some of them his own. The spy world Allon thought he had left behind has come back to haunt him. And he will have to fight for his life-against an assassin he himself helped train.
Diese Einführung in die englische Fachdidaktik in englischer Sprache schlägt die Brücke zwischen fachdidaktischen Ansätzen und den Erfahrungen wie praktischen Bedürfnissen von Studierenden des Lehramtes und Referendaren. Das Buch gibt einen Überblick über aktuelle Themen des Englischunterrichts, z.B. empirische, transkulturelle oder multimediale Entwicklungen. Jedes Kapitel vermittelt zentrale Konzepte über Illustrationen, Schaubilder, Beispiele und Aufgaben für Lerner im Anfängerbereich, im mittleren und im fortgeschrittenen Niveau. Zusatzmaterial für Lehrende wie Studierende wird online in der Form Glossar, Power-Point- und Pdf-Dateien zur Verfügung gestellt.
The Book of Jasher (Referred to in Joshua and Second Samuel): Parry Parry
´´A masterpiece.´´ -Jon Kabat-Zinn Since Mindfulness in Plain English was first published in 1994, it has become one of the bestselling - and most influential - books in the field of mindfulness. It´s easy to see why. Author Bhante Gunaratana, a renowned meditation master, takes us step by step through the myths, realities, and benefits of meditation and the practice of mindfulness. The book showcases Bhante´s trademark clarity and wit, as he explores the tool of meditation, what it does, and how to make it work. This expanded edition includes the complete text of its predecessor along with a new chapter on cultivating loving kindness, an especially important topic in today´s world. For anyone who is new to meditation, this is a great resource for learning how to live a more productive and peaceful life.
The second edition of the popular English Phonetics andPhonology textbook has been extensively updated and expanded tooffer greater flexibility for teachers and increased support fornon-native speakers studying the sound systems of English. * An ideal introduction to the study of the sound systems ofEnglish, designed for those with no previous knowledge of thesubject * Second edition now rigorously updated and expanded to reflectfeedback from existing students and to increase support fornon-native speakers of English * Benefits from a useful introduction to articulatory phonetics,along with coverage of the main aspects of the phonologicalstructure of present-day English * Features a completely new chapter on the relationship betweenEnglish spelling and pronunciation, extended coverage ofintonation, and extensive revisions to sections on rhythm, wordstress, intonation and varieties of English worldwide * Will include invaluable chapter-by-chapter exercises, linked tosound files available on the accompanying website at www.wiley.com/go/carrphonetics (availableupon publication)
An Introduction to English Grammar provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of English grammar. The first part of the book (´The Grammar´) provides a step-by-step introduction to the key topics in English grammar. The second part (´The Applications´) shows how a grasp of these topics can be helpful in resolving usage problems, in developing a clear writing style, and in mastering punctuation and spelling. A whole chapter, ´English in Use´, is devoted to illustrating the grammatical features of a wide range of modern text types, including emails, Facebook pages, and ´tweets´. It also looks at the special grammatical features of English in everyday conversation. Each chapter is followed by two sets of exercises. The first set can be used in self-study or in the classroom. The second set deals with more advanced topics, and can be used for classroom discussion or essay writing. This fourth edition has been fully revised and updated and includes: clearer descriptions and improved presentation new material on word structure and word formation new exercises, examples and extracts updated further reading Assuming no prior knowledge of English grammar, this book is ideal for beginning students on a one-semester course and provides everything a student needs on the theory and practice of English usage. A comprehensive Glossary of grammatical terms is included and a website provides invaluable additional exercises.
Taking readers step-by-step through the major issues surrounding the use of English in the global aviation industry, this book provides a clear introduction to turning research into practice in the field of English for Specific Purposes (ESP), specifically Aviation English, and a valuable case study of applied linguistics in action. With both cutting-edge research and evidence-based practice, the critical role of English in aviation is explored across a variety of contexts, including the national and global policies impacting training and language assessment for pilots, air-traffic controllers, ground staff, and students. English in Global Aviation teaches readers how to apply linguistic research to real world, practical settings. The book uses a range of corpus-based findings and related research to provide an effective analysis of the language needs of the aviation industry and an extended look at linguistic principles in action. Readers are presented with case studies, transcriptions, radiotelephony, and a clear breakdown of the common vocabulary and phrasal patterns of aviation discourse. Students and teachers of both linguistics and aviation will discover the requirements and challenges of successful intercultural communication in this industry, as well as insights into how to teach, develop, and assess aviation English language courses.