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Who Was William Shakespeare: An Introduction to the Life and Works

Who Was William Shakespeare: An Introduction to the Life and WorksA new study of Shakespeare’s life and times, which illuminates our understanding and appreciation of his works.
Combines an accessible fully historicised treatment of both the life and the plays, suited to both undergraduate and popular audiences

Looks at 24 of the most significant plays and the sonnets through the lens of various aspects of Shakespeare’s life and historical environment

Addresses four of the most significant issues that shaped Shakespeare’s career:  education, religion, social status, and theatre

Examines theatre as an institution and the literary environment of early modern LondonExplains and dispatches conspiracy theories about authorship

Linguistics For Dummies
Linguistics For DummiesThe fascinating, fun, and friendly way to understand the science behind human language
Linguistics is the scientific study of human language. Linguistics students study how languages are constructed, how they function, how they affect society, and how humans learn language. From understanding other languages to teaching computers to communicate, linguistics plays a vital role in society. Linguistics For Dummies tracks to a typical college-level introductory linguistics course and arms you with the confidence, knowledge, and know-how to score your highest.Understand the science behind human languageGrasp how language is constructed Score your highest in college-level linguistics
Rich Languages From Poor Inputs
Rich Languages From Poor InputsThis book addresses one of the most famous and controversial arguments in the study of language and mind, the Poverty of the Stimulus. Presented by Chomsky in 1968, the argument holds that children do not receive enough evidence to infer the existence of core aspects of language, such as the dependence of linguistic rules on hierarchical phrase structure. The argument strikes against empiricist accounts of language acquisition and supports the conclusion that knowledge of some aspects of grammar must be innate.
Shakespeare, Co-Author: A Historical Study of the Five Collaborative Plays
Shakespeare, Co-Author: A Historical Study of the Five Collaborative PlaysThis major new study asks the question, "how much do we know about Shakespeare's collaborations with other dramatists?", and sets out to provide a detailed evaluation of the claims made for Shakespeare's co-authorship of Titus Andronicus, Timon of Athens, Pericles, Henry VIII, and The Two Noble Kinsmen. Through an examination of the processes of collaboration and the methods used in authorship studies since the early nineteenth century, Brian Vickers identifies a coherent tradition in attribution work on Shakespeare.
Key Terms in Translation Studies
Key Terms in Translation StudiesKey Terms in Translation Studies gives a comprehensive overview of the concepts which students of translation studies are likely to encounter during their study, whether at undergraduate or postgraduate level. The book includes definitions of key terms within the discipline, as well as outlines of the work of key thinkers in the field, including Eugene A. Nida, Gideon Toury, Hans J. Vermeer, and Lawrence Venuti. The list of key readings is intended to direct students towards classic articles, as well providing a springboard to further study.
Key Terms in Pragmatics
Key Terms in PragmaticsPragmatics is a core discipline within linguistics, but is without an introduction organised by key terms — until now. Key Terms In Pragmatics succeeds in tackling this problem by giving students clear, explanatory definitions of over 300 key terms in the field.  There are short intellectual biographies of key thinkers, and a list of key works for further reading.
This book is essential reading for students on introductory and intermediate courses on linguistics and language and communication, especially those studying pragmatics and logic and meaning.
Applied Cognitive Research in K-3 Classrooms
Applied Cognitive Research in K-3 ClassroomsThis volume summarizes research on important topics in cognitive research and discusses what must be done to apply this research in early elementary classrooms. Purposefully, it focuses on areas of cognitive research that have only recently begun to be studied in early elementary classrooms or that, based on educational and psychological theory, appear to have the greatest implications for early classroom learning