The Cambridge History of the English Language, Volume 4: 1776-1997

By Suzanne Romaine

This quantity bargains with the heritage of the English language from 1776 to the current day. an intensive advent information the altering socio-historical atmosphere within which English has built based on a continuous historical past of variety because it was once transplanted to North the US and past. Separate chapters on pronunciation, syntax, and vocabulary chronicle the center linguistic positive aspects of the language in this interval. additionally, there are chapters on English as a literary language, English grammar and utilization, and position names. A separate quantity on North American English is in guidance.

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The Heinle Picture Dictionary (Monolingual English Edition)

By Jann Huizenga

The Heinle photo Dictionary ayuda a los estudiantes a aprender palabras en contexto a traves de miles de ilustraciones y fotografias atractivas. A diferencia de otros diccionarios, The Heinle photograph Dictionary tambien presenta vocabulario nuevo en lecturas temáticas contextualizadas y ofrece práctica de colocacion adicional en "Word Partnerships" (Palabras asociadas) y "Words in motion" (Palabras en accion). Ya sea que se use como texto en el salon de clases o como una herramienta para el estudio person, The Heinle photograph Dictionary rápidamente aumentará el vocabulario de los estudiantes.

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The Lesser-Known Varieties of English: An Introduction (Studies in English Language)

This can be the 1st ever quantity to assemble sociolinguistic and historic details on lesser-known, and comparatively missed, local types of English around the globe. Exploring parts as diversified because the Pacific, South the USA, the South Atlantic and West Africa, it indicates how those forms are as a lot a part of the massive photo as significant forms and that their research is key for addressing a few actually vital concerns in linguistic conception, equivalent to dialect obsolescence and loss of life, language delivery, dialect typology and genetic type, styles of diffusion and transplantation and contact-induced language switch. It additionally indicates how shut interwoven fields equivalent to social background, touch linguistics and variationist sociolinguistics are in accounting for his or her formation and upkeep, delivering a radical description of the lesser-known types of English and their relevance for language unfold and alter.

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101st Airborne: The Screaming Eagles at Normandy

By Mark Bando

This remarkable examine the a hundred and first Airborne comprises photos so infrequent, you will not think your eyes! Mark Bando made an immense locate whilst he unearthed 50 colour pictures of the Screaming Eagles taken at Normandy. those images, including firsthand money owed and daily, minute-by-minute historical past of the a hundred and first Airborne, inform the tale of this elite battling workforce. those super infrequent photographs, including greater than 2 hundred formerly unpublished archival pictures from the author's personal assortment, supply a dynamic examine those bold global struggle II paratroopers.

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Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English 3 Student's Book with Answers: Examination Papers from University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (CPE Practice Tests)

By Cambridge ESOL

Cambridge certificates of talent in English three comprises 4 entire earlier papers for the Cambridge certificates of skillability in English (CPE) exam from college of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL). those previous papers give you the so much real examination instruction on hand. they enable applicants to familiarise themselves with the structure and content material of the exam and to training helpful exam concepts. appealing color visible fabric for Paper five is integrated with each one attempt, permitting scholars to organize completely for the paired interview. This Student's ebook 'with answers' version additionally features a complete part of keys and transcripts, making it appropriate for self-study.

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The Cambridge History of the English Language, Volume 1: The Beginning to 1066

By Richard M. Hogg

The Cambridge heritage of the English Language is the 1st multi-volume paintings to supply a whole and authoritative account of the historical past of English. This quantity bargains with the heritage of English as much as the Norman conquest. every one bankruptcy supplies a chronologically-oriented presentation of the knowledge, surveys scholarship within the sector and takes complete account of the impression of constructing and present linguistic thought at the interpretation of the information. The chapters were written so that it will be obtainable either to experts and nonspecialists, and feature been conscientiously edited through Profesor Hogg to create an built-in strategy. it will be crucial examining for all these attracted to the heritage of the English language.

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Lighthousekeeping

By Jeanette Winterson

Lighthousekeeping tells the story of Silver ("My mom known as me Silver. i used to be born half necessary steel, half pirate."), an orphaned woman who's taken in via blind Mr. Pew, the mysterious and miraculously outdated keeper of a lighthouse at the Scottish coast. Pew tells Silver tales of Babel darkish, a nineteenth-century clergyman. darkish lived lives: a public one mired in darkness and deceit and a personal one bathed within the gentle of passionate love. For Silver, Dark's lifestyles turns into a map via her personal darkness, into her personal tale, and, eventually, into love.

One of the main unique and awesome writers of her iteration, Jeanette Winterson has created a latest myth in regards to the transformative strength of storytelling.

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A Student's Introduction to English Grammar

By Geoffrey K. Pullum

This groundbreaking undergraduate textbook on sleek general English grammar is the 1st to be in response to the innovative advances of the authors' past paintings, The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language (2002). The textual content is meant for college students in faculties or universities who've very little prior heritage in grammar, and presupposes no linguistics. It comprises routines, and may supply a foundation for introductions to grammar and classes at the constitution of English, not just in linguistics departments but in addition in English language and literature departments and colleges of schooling.

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A Cultural History of the English Language (The English Language Series)

This booklet provides a brand new interpretation of the background of English. entry to giant corpuses of English has allowed students to evaluate the trivia of linguistic switch with a lot larger precision than earlier than, usually pinpointing the beginnings of linguistic ideas in position and time. the writer makes use of the findings from this examine to narrate significant historic occasions to alter within the language, specifically to components of linguistic inquiry which have been of specific significance in recent times, equivalent to discourse research, stylistics and paintings on pidgins and creoles. The e-book doesn't try to chronicle alterations in syntax or pronunciation and spelling, yet is designed to enrich a corpus-based learn of formal alterations. the tale of English is cited to the overdue Nineties to incorporate, among different issues, discussions of Estuary English and the consequences of the knowledge superhighway.

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