The first book of the definitive three-volume collection of short stories by the prolific Isaac Asimov, whose tales have delighted countless fans for over half a century. A must for every science fiction bookshelf.
T H E revolution in foreign language teaching that is currently sweeping away traditional methods and approaches was surveyed by B. Libbish, editor of Volume One of this series (1964), in his Introduction. He concluded: "There is still much to be done. We are merely on the fringe of the new procedures." Volume Two, which offers twelve articles by pioneers in modern language teaching, is an attempt to show some of the steps that have been taken in the development of new procedures. Yet we can but echo: "There is still much to be done."
This volume seeks to advance and popularise the use of corpus-driven quantitative methods in the study of semantics. The first part presents state-of-the-art research in polysemy and synonymy from a Cognitive Linguistic perspective. The second part presents and explains in a didactic manner each of the statistical techniques used in the first part of the volume. A handbook both for linguists working with statistics in corpus research and for linguists in the fields of polysemy and synonymy.
This volume presents a comprehensive study of what constitutes Translation Competence, from the various sub-competences to the overall skill. Contributors combine experience as translation scholars with their experience as teachers of translation. The volume is organized into three sections: Defining, Building, and Assessing Translation Competence. The chapters offer insights into the nature of translation competence and its place in the translation training programme in an academic environment and show how theoretical considerations have contributed to defining, building and assessing translation competence, offering practical examples of how this can be achieved.
England's battlefields bear witness to dramatic turning-points in the country's history. At Hastings, Bosworth Field, Flodden and Naseby, the battles fought were to have an enormous effect on English life. This double volume, containing Burne's famous Battlefields of England" and "More Battlefields of England" make it possible for readers to follow the course of 39 battles from AD 51 to 1685
Despite the recent explosion of scholarly interest in the field of ancient sexuality, inquiry into major shifts in erotic consciousness is still in a preliminary stage. The essays in this collection, which focus upon the representation of the desiring subject in prose fiction, advance our understanding considerably as they probe the ambiguities surrounding the ostensible opposition of male and female in such texts. The volume will provide a needed point of departure for subsequent research into modifications to gender frameworks at a time of social transition.
Hercules &ndash; Volume 1 &ndash; The Thracian Wars
Nearly 3,200 years ago, a tormented soul walked the Earth as neither man nor god: Hercules, powerful son of the god-king Zeus, and for this he received nothing but suffering. After 12 arduous labors and the loss of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods, finding solace only in bloody battle.