This entertaining and learned volume contains book reviews, lectures, and hard to find articles from the late C. S. Lewis, whose constant aim was to show the twentieth--century reader how to read and understand old books and manuscripts. Highlighting works by Spenser, Dante, Malory, Tasso, and Milton, Lewis provides a refreshing update to medieval and Renaissance criticism, and equips modern readers to understand these works in a new way.
Writing FAST: How to Write Anything with Lightning Speed
Your mind moves at lightning speed. Your writing should, too. Welcome to the FAST System -- a simple, step by step system for writing at the speed of thought. This beloved bestseller outlines the four phases of the writing process: 1) FOCUS your ideas into a writing plan, 2) APPLY the plan, blasting out a draft, 3) STRENGTHEN your work, to make it exactly what you want to say, and 4) TWEAK your words to ensure a fast read.
Focussing on the most common errors in English, this book is the easiest way to improve your everyday language skills. Using simple explanations and corpus examples, it uses a thematic approach to steer learners away from the most common pitfalls in English. This invaluable guide is suitable for learners of English wishing to improve their accuracy and avoid the most basic mistakes. The book offers help with Spelling and Punctuation, and covers the major parts of speech in depth. It offers clear guidance on word choice and confusable words. A comprehensive exercise section also reinforces the key points for each thematic section.
Collins Easy Learning English Spelling is suitable for anyone who wants to improve their spelling and write more accurately and impressively. By describing the important features of English spelling and rules to use, this book makes spelling easy. Using simple explanations and corpus examples, Collins Easy Learning English Spelling describes the patterns and rules you need to understand and predict how words are spelt in English. It also provides practical advice on learning words that are difficult to spell, and shows why some words can cause problems for even the most experienced users of English.
With clear, concise explanations of English verb systems, this book is an indispensable guide for the language learner. Covering tense, aspect, modality, and the morphological structures of verbs as well as irregular and phrasal verbs, the English learner will appreciate the clear guidance provided in this reference. Each point is described in a user-friendly format that combines explanations with examples from modern English.
Now, learn the master key for writing great short stories, and the strategies for using them to advance your writing career As most writers will tell you, the hardest fiction form to master is the short story. To be successful, a short story needs to have "emotional wallop," and in under 7,000 words. Not easy to do.
Describes the diversity of morphological phenomena in the world's languages, surveying the methodologies by which these phenomena are investigated and the theoretical interpretations that have been proposed to explain them. The Handbook provides morphologists with a comprehensive account of the interlocking issues and hypotheses that drive research in morphology; for linguists generally, it presents current thought on the interface of morphology with other grammatical components and on the significance of morphology for understanding language change and the psychology of language;