This is a one-volume history of medieval Scotland, concentrating on the period between the middle of the eleventh century and the Reformation and taking full account of recent scholarship. It is primarily a political and ecclesiastical study, analysing the development of the institutions of the Scottish state, conflict and co-operation between the crown and the nobility, relations with external powers, the history of the church in Scotland, and the formation of a distinctive Scottish identity.
The contributors to Encyclopedia of National Dress: Traditional Clothing around the World examine clothing that is symbolic of the people who live in regions all over the world, providing a historical and geographic perspective that illustrates how people dress and explains the reasons behind the material, design, and style. The encyclopedia features a preface and introduction to its contents. Each entry in the encyclopedia includes a short historical and geographical background for the topic before discussing the clothing of people in that country or region of the world.
This book provides a pragmatic analysis of presidential language. Pragmatics is concerned with "meaning in context," or the relationship between what we say and what we mean. John Wilson explores the various ways in which U.S. Presidents have used language within specific social contexts to achieve specific objectives. This includes obfuscation, misdirection, the use of metaphor or ambiguity, or in some cases simply lying.
For anyone looking at starting their career, or changing jobs, "The A-Z of Careers and Jobs" is a goldmine of highly relevant data on today's career opportunities. Looking at over 300 occupations, the book not only tells you about the jobs available but also describes the skills employers are looking for and the type of qualifications and training you need to succeed in your chosen career path. Editor Susan Hodgson, formerly head of careers service at London South Bank University, provides a host of background detail including sector information, useful websites for further research, details on starting salaries and valuable contact data.
Representative essays on The Theory of Style is book about the style in English Language chosen and edited by William T. Brewster, A.M, who was at that time (1905), adjunct professor of English in Barnard College, Columbia University and was published by The MacMillan Company In New York, London: MacMillan and Co. Ltd. in 1905.
This is a lively, comprehensive introduction to current morphological theory and analysis is designed to take absolute beginners to a point where they can approach the current literature in the subject. This updated second edition contains numerous in-text exercises that involve the reader in doing morphology by formulating hypotheses and testing them against data from English and numerous other languages, as well as additional reading suggestions to take the student further into a particular area.
Welcome to Europe as you've never known it before, seen through the peculiarities of its languages and dialects. Combining linguistics and cultural history, Gaston Dorren takes us on an intriguing tour of the continent, from Proto-Indo-European (the common ancestor of most European languages) to the rise and rise of English, via the complexities of Welsh plurals and Czech pronunciation. Along the way we learn why Esperanto will never catch on, how the language of William the Conqueror lives on in the Channel Islands and why Finnish is the easiest European language.