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A beginner's guide to language and gender
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In this revised and updated 2nd edition of her pioneering textbook, Allyson Jule offers fresh insights into the study of language and gender for those...
Scripts of servitude
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This book examines how language is a central resource in transforming migrant women into transnational domestic workers. Focusing on the migration of ...

Learning pragmatics from native and nonnative language teachers
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This book deals with intercultural pragmatics and how both nonnative teachers (NNTs) and native teachers (NTs) may enhance their classroom instruction...
The story of be
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It's the most simple, unassuming, innocent-looking verb: 'to be'. Yet it is jam-packed with more different meanings, forms, and uses than any other En...

Sound and script in Chinese diaspora
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In this work, Jing Tsu explores the new global language trade, arguing that it aims at more sophisticated ways of exerting influence besides simply wielding knuckles of power.
Language learning, gender and desire
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For many Japanese women, the English language has never been just another school subject. For them, English is the tool of identity transformation and...

Through the language glass
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Guy Deutscher is that rare beast, an academic who talks good sense about linguistics... he argues in a playful and provocative way, that our mother t...
Conversational repair and human understanding
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Humans are imperfect, and problems of speaking, hearing and understanding are pervasive in ordinary interaction. This book examines the way we 'repair...

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Raymond Williams' seminal exploration of the history of meaning of some of the most important words in the English language.First published in 1976, a...
The secret life of language
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This book looks at how language has evolved around the globe from ancestral proto-languages to our recognisable modern tongues. It demonstrates how la...

A rulebook for arguments
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A Rulebook for Arguments is a succinct introduction to the art of writing and assessing arguments, organized around specific rules, each illustrated a...
Sounds appealing
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It's not what you say, it's the way that you say it ... There have long been debates about 'correct' pronunciation in the English language, and Brit...

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A new edition of the highly acclaimed book Multiculturalism and The Politics of Recognition, this paperback brings together an even wider range of l...
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This book explores the role of photographs in newspapers and online news, analyzing how meanings are made in images and exploring text-image relations...

Swear!ng is g*od f*r you
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Swearing, it turns out, is an incredibly useful part of our linguistic repertoire. Not only has some form of swearing existed since the earliest human...
The stories of linguistics
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What is the nature of human language? How did it originate? How are different languages connected?Exploring over two thousand years of human enquiry, ...

Plebeian Prose
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The Argentinian-Brazilian anthropologist, sociologist and poet explores the politics of desire, identity, violence and dissidence in relation to Latin American culture and politics.
Politicians and rhetoric
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Each chapter of this work analyses the rhetoric of speeches by major British or American politicians and shows how metaphor is used systematically to create political myths of monsters, villains, and heroic leaders.

An introduction to bilingualism
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The study of bilingualism and all of its aspects - from theory and models to social approaches and their practical applications - forms the cornerston...
Language and music as cognitive systems
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The past 15 years have witnessed an increasing interest in the comparative study of language and music as cognitive systems. This book presents an interdisciplinary study of language and music, exploring the following core areas - structural comparisons, evolution, learning and processing, and neuroscience.