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The Language of Jane Austen
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The Language of Jane AustenThe Language of Jane Austen

Joe Bray’s careful analysis of Jane Austen’s stylistic techniques reveals that the genius of her writing is far from effortless; rather he makes the case for her as a meticulous craftswoman and a radical stylistic pioneer.
 
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Watching English Change
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Watching English ChangeExamines the ways language has changed in the twentieth century. It concentrates on standard English and takes a historical rather than sociolinguistic view of the changes which have occurred.
 
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Construction WOULD RATHER - paraphrasing
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Construction WOULD RATHER - paraphrasingPractice sentences with WOULD RATHER. The file contains short explanation, many exercises and key. Enjoy!

Plik zawiera zdania pozwalające przećwiczyć konstrukcję WOULD RATHER oraz klucz.

 
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The Penguin Book of English Verse
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The Penguin Book of English VerseThis ambitious and revelatory collection turns the traditional chronology of anthologies on its head, listing poems according to their first individual appearance in the language rather than by poet.
Review
'an exceptionally rich collection. Even the best-read will find poets in it who are new to them...' - John Carey, Sunday Times '... assiduously researched, deftly managed and exhilaratingly ramified, [this] is a landmark anthology, perhaps the last great one-volume work of its kind' - TLS 'Keegan arranges the poems, rather than the authors, in chronological order; a radical manoeuvre with a startlingly vivifying effect' - John Lanchester, Daily Telegraph
 
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Questions words: WH family ( Improve English speaking)
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Questions words: WH family ( Improve English speaking)Questions words: WH family ( Improve English speaking)

In this English Grammar lesson we will look at how to use question words from the members of the WH family. WH question words are often used to retrieve descriptive answers rather than a simple yes or a no.
 
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The Kamikaze Hunters: Fighting for the Pacific: 1945
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The Kamikaze Hunters: Fighting for the Pacific: 1945

Drawing on meticulous research and unique personal access to the remaining survivors, Will Iredale follows a group of young men from the moment they signed up through their initial training to the terrifying reality of fighting against pilots who, in the cruel last summer of the war, chose death rather than risk their country's dishonourable defeat—and deliberately flew their planes into Allied aircraft carriers.
 
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Social Stylistics: Syntactic Variation in British Newspapers
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Social Stylistics: Syntactic Variation in British NewspapersThe concept of style has a wide - not to say confusing - currency in many
seemingly disparate linguistic frameworks. It is one of those terms that has an even wider currency outside the confines of linguistics, as for instance in the history of art and in literary criticism, quite apart from the fact that it also exists as an everyday term with a rather imprecise meaning and many fuzzy edges.

 
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