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Didactics of Translation: Text in Context
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Didactics of Translation: Text in ContextThis book derives empirical evidence for the didactic value of translating texts in context through an experiment involving final-year undergraduate students who study translation as a basic component of their curriculum. A number of theoretical frameworks are invoked here, most notably those of the discourse model elaborated by Hatim and Mason (1990) (1997) and House's text analysis model (1997). Furthermore, the study conducted draws on Hatim's multi-stage curriculum translation design (2000), consisting of various stages representing an increasing degree of evaluativeness and difficulty.
 
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How English Became English: A short history of a global language
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How English Became English: A short history of a global languageHow English Became English: A short history of a global language

The English Language is spoken by more than a billion people throughout the world. But where did English come from? And how has it evolved into the language used today? 
In How English Became English Simon Horobin investigates the evolution of the English language, examining how the language continues to adapt even today, as English continues to find new speakers and new uses. Engaging with contemporary concerns about correctness, Horobin considers whether such changes are improvements, or evidence of slipping standards. What is the future for the English Language? Will Standard English continue to hold sway, or are we witnessing its replacement by newly emerging Englishes?
 
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Making Sense: The Glamorous Story of English Grammar
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Making Sense: The Glamorous Story of English GrammarMaking Sense: The Glamorous Story of English Grammar

In Making Sense, David Crystal confronts the foe of many: grammar. Once taught relentlessly to all students in the English-speaking world, grammar disappeared from most school curricula, so that terms such as "preposition" and "conjunction" now often confound children and adults alike.
 
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The Story of Be: A Verb's-Eye View of the English Language
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The Story of Be: A Verb's-Eye View of the English LanguageThe Story of Be: A Verb's-Eye View of the English Language

It's the most simple, unassuming, innocent-looking verb: to be. Yet it is jam-packed with more different meanings, forms, and uses than any other English word. As he reveals be's multiple incarnations, David Crystal takes us to the heart of our flexible and changing language. 
 
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The Handbook of Linguistic Analysis
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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.
 
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Natural Language Syntax
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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.
 
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An A - Z of Applied linguistics Research Methods
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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.
 
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