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  • Collection F : Pratiques d'écriture - Apprendre à rédiger en langue étrangère (ebook)

    ORGANISATION GÉNÉRALE DE L'OUVRAGE:IntroductionLa place de la production écrite dans l'enseignement du FLELes spécificités de la rédaction en langue étrangèreQu'est-ce qu'un texte ?Vers une pédagogie de la production écrite en FLECorriger et évaluer un texte en FLEL'apport des nouvelles technologiesConclusionAnnexes<st... ... Read more

    $24.19 AUD

  • Linguistics: A Very Short Introduction

    series Very Short Introductions
    Linguistics falls in the gap between arts and science, on the edges of which the most fascinating discoveries and the most important problems are found. Rather than following the conventional organization of many contemporary introductions to the subject, the author of this stimulating guide begins his discussion with the oldest, 'arts' end of the subject and moves chronologically through to the ... Read more

    $11.43 AUD

  • Systemic Functional Linguistics

    Exploring Choice

    This stimulating volume provides fresh perspectives on choice, a key notion in systemic functional linguistics. Bringing together a global team of well-established and up-and-coming systemic functional linguists, it shows how the different senses of choice as process and as product are interdependent, and how they operate at all levels of language. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, it covers a ... Read more

    $45.86 AUD

  • Divided by a Common Language

    A Guide to British and American English

    This guide to the language differences between the United States and United Kingdom is “a fascinating collection full of all kinds of surprises” (Minneapolis Star Tribune).Taxi rank . . . toad in the hole . . . dustman . . . fancy dress . . . American visitors to London (or viewers of British TV shows) might be confused by these terms. But most Britons would be equally puzzled by words like ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Sociolinguistics and the Legal Process

    series MM Textbooks
    Sociolinguistics and the Legal Process is an introduction to language, law and society for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students. Its central focus is the exploration of what sociolinguistic research can tell us about how language works and doesn’t work in the legal process. Written for readers who may not have prior knowledge of sociolinguistics or the law, the book has an accessible ... Read more

    $29.03 AUD

  • Guns, Germs And Steel

    A short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years

    by Jared Diamond ...
    This book answers the most obvious, the most important, yet the most difficult question about human history: why history unfolded so differently on different continents. Geography and biogeography, not race, moulded the contrasting fates of Europeans, Asians, Native Americans, sub-Saharan Africans, and aboriginal Australians.An ambitious synthesis of history, biology, ecology and linguistics, Guns ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Kingdom of Characters

    A Tale of Language, Obsession, and Genius in Modern China

    by Jing Tsu ...
    A riveting, masterfully researched account of the bold innovators who adapted the Chinese language to the modern world, transforming China into a superpower in the processWhat does it take to reinvent the world's oldest living language?China today is one of the world's most powerful nations, yet just a century ago it was a crumbling empire with literacy reserved for the elite few, left behind in ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • On Humbug

    series On Series
    With his trademark eloquence and humour, Robert Dessaix, one of Australia's eminent writers, tackles humbug in the modern world-the tide of mumbo jumbo where words fall short of what they mean and motivations are not always what they appear. ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • The Mother Tongue

    English and How it Got that Way

    by Bill Bryson ...
    “Vastly informative and vastly entertaining…A scholarly and fascinating book.” —Los Angeles TimesWith dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Bryson explores the remarkable history, eccentricities, resilience and sheer fun of the English language.From the first descent of the larynx into the throat (why you can talk but your dog can’t), to the fine lost art of swearing, Bryson tells the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Australian English Pronunciation and Transcription

    Australian English Pronunciation and Transcription is the first textbook to clearly describe Australian English speech patterns. Now in its second edition, this ground-breaking work addresses speech production characteristics and provides detailed instruction in both phonetic and phonemic transcription of the dialect. Each chapter features practical exercises to allow readers to develop skills and ... Read more

    $63.57 AUD

  • First You Write a Sentence.

    The Elements of Reading, Writing … and Life.

    by Joe Moran ...
    A STYLE GUIDE BY STEALTH - HOW ANYONE CAN WRITE WELL (AND FULLY ENJOY GOOD WRITING)**'**Joe Moran is a wonderfully sharp writer, calm, precise and quietly comical' Craig BrownAdvanced maths has no practical use, and is understood by few. A symphony can be enjoyed, but created only by a genius. Good writing, however, can be written (and read) by anyone if we give it the gift of our time.Enter ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Language, Capitalism, Colonialism

    Toward a Critical History

    Heller and McElhinny reinterpret sociolinguistics for the twenty-first century with an original approach to the study of language that is situated in the political and economic contexts of colonialism and capitalism. In the process, they map out a critical history of how language serves, and has served, as a terrain for producing and reproducing social inequalities. The authors ask how, and by ... Read more

    $48.61 AUD

  • Syntax

    A Generative Introduction

    by Andrew Carnie ...
    Book 18 - Introducing Linguistics
    Andrew Carnie’s bestselling textbook on syntax has guided thousands of students through the discipline of theoretical syntax; retaining its popularity due to its combination of straightforward language, comprehensive coverage, and numerous exercises. In this third edition, topics have been updated, new exercises added, and the online resources have been expanded.Supported by expanded online ... ... Read more

    $74.99 AUD

  • For the Love of Language

    An Introduction to Linguistics

    For the Love of Language: An Introduction to Linguistics is an engaging introduction to human language and the role of linguistics in understanding its fundamental design, acquisition and functions. Replete with case studies and examples from Australia, New Zealand and around the world, this text offers a thorough introduction to core topics, including the structure and meaning of words, the ... Read more

    $78.53 AUD

  • An Introduction to Critical Discourse Analysis in Education

    Accessible yet theoretically rich, this landmark text introduces key concepts and issues in critical discourse analysis and situates these within the field of educational research. The book invites readers to consider the theories and methods of three major traditions in critical discourse studies – discourse analysis, critical discourse analysis, and multimodal discourse analysis -- through the ... Read more

    $97.86 AUD

  • Flash Jim

    The astonishing story of the convict fraudster who wrote Australia's first dictionary

    by Kel Richards ...
    The astonishing story of James Hardy Vaux, writer of Australia's first dictionary and first true-crime memoirIf you wear 'togs', tell a 'yarn', call someone 'sly', or refuse to 'snitch' on a friend then you are talking like a convict.These words, and hundreds of others, once left colonial magistrates baffled and police confused. So comprehensible to us today, the flash language of criminals and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Surgeon of Crowthorne

    A Tale of Murder, Madness and the Oxford English Dictionary

    An extraordinary tale of madness, genius and obsession, discover the true story of the two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary - and literary history!The compilation of the Oxford English Dictionary, begun in 1857, was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Cultural Amnesia

    Notes in the Margin of My Time

    by Clive James ...
    'A gigantic book on a gigantic theme' - Sunday Times'Aphoristic and acutely provocative: a crash course in civilization' - J. M. CoetzeeWith three new essays and an introduction to the extras from the author, the special edition eBook adds new depth to an already absorbing book.A lifetime in the making, Cultural Amnesia is the book Clive James has always wanted to write. Organized from A through ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD $12.99 AUD

  • Eats, Shoots and Leaves

    by Lynne Truss ...
    Anxious about the apostrophe? Confused by the comma? Stumped by the semicolon? Join Lynne Truss on a hilarious tour through the rules of punctuation that is sure to sort the dashes from the hyphens.We all had the basic rules of punctuation drilled into us at school, but punctuation pedants have good reason to suspect they never sank in. ‘Its Summer!’ screams a sign that sets our teeth on edge. ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • In a Manner of Speaking

    Phrases, Expressions, and Proverbs and How We Use and Misuse Them

    by Colin McNairn ...
    What do the whole kit and caboodle,” the whole shebang,” the whole megillah,” the whole enchilada,” the whole nine yards,” the whole box and dice,” and the full Monty” have in common? They’re all expressions that mean the entire quantity,” and they’re all examples of the breadth and depth of the English-speaking world’s vocabulary.From the multitude of words and phrases in daily use, the author of ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Etymologicon

    A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language

    by Mark Forsyth ...
    'Witty and erudite ... stuffed with the kind of arcane information that nobody strictly needs to know, but which is a pleasure to learn nonetheless.' Nick Duerden, Independent.'Particularly good ... Forsyth takes words and draws us into their, and our, murky history.' William Leith, Evening Standard.The Etymologicon is an occasionally ribald, frequently witty and unerringly erudite guided tour of ... Read more

    $11.10 AUD

  • On Language

    Chomsky's Classic Works: Language and Responsibility and Reflections on Language

    by Noam Chomsky ...
    The two most popular titles by the noted linguist and critic in one volume—an ideal introduction to his work.On Language features some of Noam Chomsky’s most informal and highly accessible work. In Part I, Language and Responsibility, Chomsky presents a fascinating self-portrait of his political, moral, and linguistic thinking. In Part II, Reflections on Language, Chomsky explores the more general ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Story of English in 100 Words

    In this unique new history of the world's most ubiquitous language, linguistics expert David Crystal draws on words that best illustrate the huge variety of sources, influences and events that have helped to shape our vernacular since the first definitively English word was written down in the fifth century ('roe', in case you are wondering). Featuring Latinate and Celtic words, weasel words and ... Read more

    $10.66 AUD

  • Planet Word

    Unravel the mysteries of language with J.P. Davidson's remarkable Planet Word.'The way you speak is who you are and the tones of your voice and the tricks of your emailing and tweeting and letter-writing, can be recognised unmistakably in the minds of those who know and love you.' Stephen FryFrom feral children to fairy-tale princesses, secrets codes, invented languages - even a language that was ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD