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The Age of Auden: Postwar Poetry and the American Scene
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The Age of Auden: Postwar Poetry and the American Scene

W. H. Auden's emigration from England to the United States in 1939 marked more than a turning point in his own life and work--it changed the course of American poetry itself. The Age of Auden takes, for the first time, the full measure of Auden's influence on American poetry. Combining a broad survey of Auden's midcentury U.S. cultural presence with an account of his dramatic impact on a wide range of younger American poets--from Allen Ginsberg to Sylvia Plath--the book offers a new history of postwar American poetry.
 
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An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory, 4th Edition
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An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory, 4th Edition

Fresh, original and compelling, An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory is the essential guide to literary studies.

Starting at ‘the beginning’ and concluding with ‘the end’, the book covers topics that range from the familiar (character, narrative, the author) to the more unusual (secrets, pleasure, ghosts). Eschewing abstract isms, Bennett and Royle successfully illuminate complex ideas by engaging directly with literary works – so that a reading of Jane Eyre opens up ways of thinking about racial difference, whilst Chaucer, Raymond Chandler and Monty Python are all invoked in a discussion of literary laughter.
 
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An Introduction to Sociolinguistics, 4 edition
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An Introduction to Sociolinguistics, 4 edition

Sociolinguistics is the study of the interaction between language and society. In this classic introductory work, Janet Holmes examines the role of language in a variety of social contexts, considering both how language works and how it can be used to signal and interpret various aspects of social identity. Written with Holmes' customary enthusiasm, the book is divided into three sections which explain basic sociolinguistic concepts in the light of classic approaches as well as introducing more recent research.
 
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Assessing Grammar: The Languages of LARSP (Communication Disorders Across Languages)
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Assessing Grammar: The Languages of LARSP (Communication Disorders Across Languages)

This collection brings together versions of the Language Assessment Remediation and Screening Procedure (LARSP) in thirteen different languages from around the world. It will be an invaluable resource for speech-language pathologists in many different countries.
 
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In the Theatre of Romanticism: Coleridge, Nationalism, Women
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In the Theatre of Romanticism: Coleridge, Nationalism, Women

English Romanticism has long been considered an 'undramatic' and 'anti-theatrical' age, yet Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley and Keats all wrote plays and viewed them as central to England's poetic and political reform. In the Theatre of Romanticism analyses these plays, in the context of London theatre at the time, and argues that Romantic discourse on theatre is crucial to constructions of nationhood in the period.
 
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Competing Motivations in Grammar and Usage
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Competing Motivations in Grammar and UsageCompeting Motivations in Grammar and Usage

This volume examines the conflicting factors that shape the content and form of grammatical rules in language usage. Speakers and addressees need to contend with these rules when expressing themselves and when trying to comprehend messages. For example, there are on-going competitions between the speaker's interests and the addressee's needs, or between constraints imposed by grammar and those imposed by online processing. These competitions influence a wide variety of systems, including case marking, agreement and word order, politeness forms, lexical choices, and the position of relative clauses.


 
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The Divided Self: An Existential Study in Sanity and Madness
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The Divided Self: An Existential Study in Sanity and MadnessThe Divided Self: An Existential Study in Sanity and Madness

In The Divided Self (1960), Laing contrasted the experience of the "ontologically secure" person with that of a person who "cannot take the realness, aliveness, autonomy and identity of himself and others for granted" and who consequently contrives strategies to avoid "losing his self". Laing explains how we all exist in the world as beings, defined by others who carry a model of us in their heads, just as we carry models of them in our heads. In later writings he often takes this to deeper levels, laboriously spelling out how "A knows that B knows that A knows that B knows..."!
 
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