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The Handbook of Narrative Analysis
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The Handbook of Narrative AnalysisFeaturing contributions from leading scholars in the field, The Handbook of Narrative Analysis is the first comprehensive collection of sociolinguistic scholarship on narrative analysis to be published.
 
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Interactionist and Input Theories of Second Language Acquisition
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Interactionist and Input Theories of Second Language AcquisitionInteractionist and Input Theories of Second Language Acquisition

This paper discusses social interaction theory and the interaction hypothesis and how they deal with the significance of interaction in a learning environment which contrasts with the nativist theories of language acquisition like the input hypothesis espoused by Krashen. According to interaction theorists such as Long and Vygotsky, environmental factors play a critical role in second language acquisition.
 
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Medical: Class CDs
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Medical: Class CDsCareer Paths English: Medical is a new educational source for medical professionals who want to improve their English communication in a work environment. Incorporating career-specific vocabulary and contexts, each unit offers step-by-step instruction that immerses students in the four key language components: reading, listening, speaking and writing. Career Paths English: Medical addresses topics including hospital employees, parts of the body, patient care, common illnesses and career options The series is organized into three levels of difficulty and offers a minimum of 400 vocabulary terms and phrases.
 
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The Arthurian Handbook, 2nd Edition
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The Arthurian Handbook, 2nd Edition

Everything you ever wanted to know about King Arthur and his knights is covered in this fascinating volume: the origins of the Grail legend, the Tristan and Isolde love story in opera and literature, Spielberg's use of Arthurian motifs in Star Wars , the depiction of Arthur in paintings, the presentation of Camelot on the Broadway stage, the twitting of the legend in Monty Python and the Holy Grail and much more.
 
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Plot Perfect: How to Build Unforgettable Stories Scene by Scene
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Plot Perfect: How to Build Unforgettable Stories Scene by Scene

Build an Exceptional Plot, One Scene at a Time! Think of your favorite story--the one that kept you turning pages late into the night, the one with a plot so compelling, so multilayered, so perfect that you couldn't put it down. How can you make your own plots--in your novels, short stories, memoirs, or screenplays--just as irresistible? Plot Perfect provides the answer. This one-of-a-kind plotting primer reveals the secrets of creating a story structure that works--no matter what your genre.
 
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Beneath the Fiction: The Contrary Worlds of Cervantes's Novelas ejemplares
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Beneath the Fiction: The Contrary Worlds of Cervantes's Novelas ejemplares

Cervantes's "Novelas ejemplares" rival "Don Quijote" in complexity and significance. This book analyzes all twelve novelas, seeking to illuminate the inherent tensions between the usually affirmative resolutions and lessons proposed by Cervantes's narrators, on the one hand, and the inescapable socio-cultural dissonances and ironies of story and language, on the other. This reading of the entire collection reveals the richness and complexity of many of the less-studied novelas as well as the striking modernity (or postmodernity) of the final text.
 
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Maria Edgeworths Irish Writing
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Maria Edgeworths Irish Writing

Edgeworth is regarded as a pioneer in the development of the regional novel and the use of vernacular language. This study investigates her attitudes towards language and regionalism. It shows, by detailed discussion of her major Irish texts - Castle Rackrent, Essay on Irish Bulls, Ennui, The Absentee and Ormond - how her intellectual 'lunar' background, and her life in Ireland during the momentus years of the Union is reflected in the form and language of her writing.
 
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