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The Handbook of Linguistic Analysis
The Handbook of Linguistic AnalysisThis handbook compares the main analytic frameworks and methods of contemporary linguistics. It offers a unique overview of linguistic theory, revealing the common concerns of competing approaches. By showing their current and potential applications it provides the means by which linguists and others can judge what are the most useful models for the task in hand.
Natural Language Syntax
Natural Language SyntaxIn this book, Peter Culicover introduces the analysis of natural language within the broader question of how language works - of how people use languages to configure words and morphemes in order to express meanings. He focuses both on the syntactic and morphosyntactic devices that languages use, and on the conceptual structures that correspond to particular aspects of linguistic form. He seeks to explain linguistic forms and in the process to show how these correspond with meanings.
An A - Z of Applied linguistics Research Methods
An A - Z of Applied linguistics Research MethodsA brief and accessible introduction to the concepts and techniques used in applied linguistics research, which will be illustrated using real-life examples. The book covers both qualitative and quantitative research design, sampling procedures, instrumentation and analyses found in applied linguistics research.
Improving Reading and Reading Engagement in the 21st Century: International Research and Innovation
Improving Reading and Reading Engagement in the 21st Century: International Research and InnovationThis book presents cutting-edge research findings in areas critical to advancing reading research in the 21st century context, including new literacies, reading motivation, strategy instruction, and reading intervention studies.
While students' reading performance is currently receiving unprecedented attention, there is a lack of research that adopts an international perspective and draws on research expertise from different parts of the world to present a concerted effort, discussing key research models and findings on how to improve reading education.
Romantic Mediations: Media Theory and British Romanticism
Romantic Mediations: Media Theory and British RomanticismRomantic Mediations investigates the connections among British Romantic writers, their texts, and the history of major forms of technical media from the turn of the nineteenth century to the present. Opening up the vital new subfield of Romantic media studies through interventions in both media archaeology and contemporary media theory, Andrew Burkett addresses the ways that unconventional techniques and theories of storage and processing media engage with classic texts by William Blake, Lord Byron, John Keats, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, and others.
Language Learning and Teaching as Social Inter-Action

Language Learning and Teaching as Social Inter-ActionIdeas of social interaction are increasingly having an impact upon research into the learning and teaching of second languages. The aims of this book are to:  demonstrate the importance of investigating second language learning and teaching from a social-interactional and sociocultural perspective;  describe the implications of the social-interaction perspective for the practice of language teaching and learning including teacher education;  outline some interdisciplinary links between the social-interactional and sociocultural approaches to language learning and teaching and other approaches such as the social constructionist approach.

Modern English and Its Heritage 2nd edition

Modern English and Its Heritage 2nd editionModern English and Its Heritage 2nd edition

Whether or not English becomes eventually the universal auxiliary language for international communication-as predicted confidently in some quarters and striven for in others-there is no gainsaying the fact that World War II has given our tongue greater prestige and wider currency than it ever before enjoyed, thanks to the stationing of British and American troops-especially the latter all over the globe. The American jeep and bulldozer, chewing gum and candy, are admired and desired throughout the inhabited world today, and in many cases the American names for these commodities have been taken over more or less directly into local languages or dialects.