Assuming no prior knowledge, Understanding Syntax illustrates the major concepts, categories and terminology associated with the study of cross-linguistic syntax. A theory-neutral and descriptive viewpoint is taken throughout. Starting with an overview of what syntax is, the book moves on to an explanation of word classes (such as noun, verb, adjective) and then to a discussion of sentence structure in the world’s languages.
This volume challenges the monolingual mindset by highlighting how language-related issues surround us in many different ways, and explores the tensions that can develop in managing and understanding multilingualism.
Current vol. 46 August - October 2014Current is a fully supported extensive reader that pushes students in their fluency and idiomatic understanding across a range of contexts and encourages debate and discussion. Explores the English language; gives a deeper cultural understanding of the institutions and issues affecting the English-speaking world in 2014-15. Regular Features: News 24/7; Culture Uncovered; Up-Close; Reality Check; The Buzz; Evolution English; Flashpoint
Engaging with the challenging and controversial reading of "Spinoza" presented by Gilles Deleuze in "Expressionism in Philosophy" (1968), this book focuses on Deleuze's redeployment of Spinozist concepts within the context of his own philosophical project of constructing a philosophy of difference as an alternative to the Hegelian dialectical philosophy. Duffy demonstrates that a thorough understanding of Deleuze's Spinozism is necessary in order to fully engage with Deleuze's philosophy of difference.
Motivational Styles in Everyday Life: A Guide to Reversal Theory
Added by: drazhar | Karma: 638.85 | Other | 8 October 2014
Motivational Styles in Everyday Life offers a definitive statement on reversal theory and sheds light on the paradoxes of risk taking, addiction, rebelliousness, and other areas of motivation, emotion, and personality. This articulate, concise, and persuasive volume is based on the understanding that people are essentially changeable and move between different "motivational styles" in the course of daily life. Written by primary proponents of reversal theory, this important book will have broad implications for understanding both normal and pathological human behavior.
This Companion provides an authoritative introduction to the historical, social and stylistic complexities of modern Irish culture. It introduces Irish culture in its broadest sense and guides the reader through the cultural and theoretical debates that inform our understanding of modern Ireland. The range of topics covered by the contributors demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of Irish culture and the development of modern Ireland.