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
´´English Linguistics´´ is a compact and easy-to-use introduction to English linguistics which - is tailored to the needs of students of English at German, Austrian and Swiss universities, - contains graded exercises to motivate students to carry out independent research, and - bridges the gap between linguistics and the literary and cultural-studies components of the typical BA in English Studies. Bachelor-wissen ´´English Linguistics´´ goes beyond the usual introduction in offering accompanying web resources which provide additional material and multi-media illustration.
In ´´Watching The English´´ anthropologist Kate Fox takes a revealing look at the quirks, habits and foibles of the English people. She puts the English national character under her anthropological microscope, and finds a strange and fascinating culture, governed by complex sets of unspoken rules and byzantine codes of behaviour. The rules of weather-speak. The ironic-gnome rule. The reflex apology rule. The paranoid-pantomime rule. Class indicators and class anxiety tests. The money-talk taboo and many more ...Through a mixture of anthropological analysis and her own unorthodox experiments (using herself as a reluctant guinea-pig), Kate Fox discovers what these unwritten behaviour codes tell us about Englishness.
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.
Das Buch enthält einen umfangreichen Wortschatz, wichtige Phrasen und Textbausteine in britischem und amerikanischem Englisch. Besonders wertvoll sind die sprachlichen und interkulturellen Tipps und Knigge-Regeln für das korrekte Benehmen im englischsprachigen Kontext. So gelingt Ihr Business auch auf internationalem Parkett. Inhalte: - E-Mails in English - Phone Calls in English - Presentations in English - Meetings in English - Negotiations in English - False Friends in Business English
The first one-volume book that covers all variations The English Opening (1.c4) is a popular choice at both club and master level, because it is a chess opening that suits all styles. Elite players as diverse as Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana and Vishy Anand include it in their repertoire. As White you can play aggressively or opt for a more strategic approach, depending on what kind of middlegame positions you are looking for. For a club player who wants to reap the benefits of this multipurpose opening, understanding is much more important than deep theoretical knowledge. The Full English Opening teaches the fundamentals and is the first one-volume book that covers all major variations. Carsten Hansen dedicates special attention to the transition into the early middlegame. You will learn how to identify specific plans, determine your strategic goals and find positional and tactical targets. Supported by examples and exercises, you will be able to enjoy the greatest asset of the English Opening: its versatility. It will serve you well in any mood, against any type of opponent, in any tournament situation.
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)
Alle wichtigen englischen Redewendungen, die man täglich braucht. Sei es im Business oder beim Small Talk - mit diesem TaschenGuide fehlen Ihnen nie die Worte! Geschrieben in leicht verständlichem Englisch, mit Vokabellisten und interkulturellen Tipps. Inhalte: Alle Sprechsituationen im internationalen Geschäftskontakt mühelos bewältigen Von der Begrüßung über Verhandlungen und Messegespräche bis zum Small Talk Mit Gesprächsbausteinen für typische Situationen sowie Redewendungen und Vokabellisten Interkulturelle Tipps für korrektes Verhalten im Ausland Komplett in leicht verständlichem Englisch geschrieben - als zusätzlicher Trainingseffekt!
With more than 50 years of teaching experience between them, Ilse Depraetere and Chad Langford present a grammar pitched precisely at advanced learners of English who need to understand how the English language really works without getting lost in the complex specifics. Now fully updated and revised throughout, the second edition of this book pulls from linguistic theory all the relevant notions that will enable the language student to fully grasp English grammar. After introducing form and function, the authors cover verbs, nouns, aspect and tense, modality and discourse. Readers are led through the underlying principles of language use, with the book presupposing only a basic grasp of linguistic terminology and focusing on the critical issues. Full of challenging exercises and supported by a companion website featuring an extensive answer key, a glossary and further exercises for study, this is the reference grammar of choice for both native and non-native English speakers.