Hand-Book of World-English: Alexander M. Bell
The Book of English Verse (World Digital Library Edition): Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch
The final audiobook in the Claybourne Trilogy. Spanning the years 1925-1945, Lily Claybourne, the Countess of Gloucester, forges her path in the post-World War I era. Despite difficulties with her marriage, her dreams remain intact, and she strives to make them a reality. She enters into a tumultuous time in her life, filled with great achievement and heartbreaking loss. Through it all, Lily continues to grow and refuses to let misfortune block her way. This is the engaging finale to the much-loved trilogy, which began in 1914, at the beginning of the Great War. Lily moves through the 1930s and ´40s with renewed purpose and strength. In the end, the listener learns what becomes of each character, with whom they have become intimately acquainted, in this engrossing chronicle of a British family´s life in the first half of the 20th century. About the author: Mary Christian Payne is an accomplished businesswoman who has held high-ranking management positions with Fortune 500 companies in New York, New York; St. Louis, Missouri; Orlando, Florida; and Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is a recipient of the Mayor´s Pinnacle Award in Tulsa, which she received for directing a highly successful program at the Women´s Resource Center at the University of Tulsa. All of these positions involved significant amounts of writing. She has also acted as a speech writer for high-profile political figures and for executives of major corporations. Mary Christian is now a retired career psychologist. She was the founder and president of Transitions Counseling Center, in partnership with her father, the retired CEO of a four billion dollar retail organization. She has taught seminars throughout Oklahoma. Mary Christian is a world traveler and has spent extensive time in England, thus creating an excellent foundation for writing novels set in Great Britain. The era of World War II has always held tremendous appeal for her. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lesley Parkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036165/bk_acx0_036165_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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.
New Headway: Advanced (C1). Student´s Book & iTutor Pack: The world´s most trusted English course (New Headway Fourth Edition)Untertitel: The world´s most trusted English courseEinbandart: TaschenbuchISBN-13: 9780194713535Verlag: Oxford University ELT
This book provides readers with an in- depth understanding of the methodological tools that have to date been implemented within World Englishes (WE) research. It serves as a tool to allow for better methodological rigour in interpreting prior research, as well as in conducting future research in this important area of sociolinguistic investigation. This book explores various methodological tools, ranging from corpus analysis to ethnography to questionnaires, demonstrating how such approaches have been used to address a wide range of empirical topics common to WE research. With chapters dedicated to specifi c methodological approaches and demonstrating these approaches in context, readers are provided with the knowledge necessary to both pursue future empirical inquiry as well as consider existing research from a critical perspective. The book will also explain the similarities and differences that exist between WE and English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) and English as an International Language (EIL).