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Fluent Forever: How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It

The ultimate rapid language-learning guide! For those who’ve despaired of ever learning a foreign language, here, finally, is a book that will make the words stick. At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks six languages fluently.  He didn’t learn them in school -- who does? -- rather, he learned them in the past few years, working on his own and practicing on the subway, using simple techniques and free online resources. In Fluent F...

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Swahili Grammar and Workbook

Swahili Grammar and Workbook provides a practical and comprehensive companion to Swahili grammar, filling in gaps left by other textbooks. Presenting the essentials of Swahili grammar in a highly accessible fashion, it reduces complex language topics to helpful rules and mnemonic aids, enabling maximum grammar retention and accurate usage. Grammar points are followed by multiple examples and exercises, allowing students to consolidat...

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Costume In The Comedies Of Aristophanes

This book offers an interpretation of the handling of costume in the plays of the fifth-century comic poet Aristophanes. Drawing on both textual and material evidence from the fourth- and fifth-century Greek world, it examines three layers of costume: the bodysuit worn by the actors, the characters' clothes, and the additional layering of disguise. A chapter is also devoted to the inventive costumes of the comic chorus. Going beyond ...

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Creepiness

A specter is haunting contemporary television—the specter of creepiness. In our everyday lives, we try to avoid creepiness at every cost, shunning creepy people and recoiling in horror at the idea that we ourselves might be creeps. And yet when we sit down to watch TV, we are increasingly entranced by creepy characters. In this follow-up to Awkwardness and Why We Love Sociopaths, Adam Kotsko tries to account for the strange fascinati...

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Transfer Effects In Multilingual Language Development

This volume, dedicated to language transfer, starts out with state-of-the-art psycholinguistic approaches to language transfer involving studies on psycho-typological transfer, lexical interference and foreign accent. The next chapter on Transfer in Language Learning, Contact, and Change presents new empirical data from several languages (English, German, Russian, French, Italian) on various transfer phenomena ranging from second lan...

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Second Language Interaction In Diverse Educational Contexts

This volume brings together empirical research that explores interaction in a wide range of educational settings. It includes work that takes a cognitive, brain-based approach to studying interaction, as well as studies that take a social, contextual perspective. Interaction is defined quite broadly, with many chapters focusing on oral interaction as is typical in the field, while other chapters report work that involves interaction ...

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Complete Icelandic: A Teach Yourself Guide

It's easy to teach yourself Icelandic! Complete Icelandic: A Teach Yourself Guide provides you with a clear and comprehensive approach to Icelandic, so you can progress quickly from the basics to understanding, speaking, and writing Icelandic with confidence. Within each of the 24 thematic chapters, important language structures are introduced through life-like dialogues. You'll learn grammar in a gradual manner so you won't be overw...

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Practice Makes Perfect Beginning Spanish

Drop boring language courses and learn Spanish with this dynamic, multimedia course! Practice Makes Perfect: Beginning Spanish gives you an all-encompassing learning experience. You'll immerse yourself in extensive audio practice and written exercises, giving you the guidance and support you need to master the basic structures of Spanish. This dynamic package features: A downloadable program with more than 400 dialogues and audio exe...

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The Complete Guide to English Spelling Rules

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO ENGLISH SPELLING RULES is the most complete and detailed guide to English spelling rules ever written. Most people consider English spelling to be an intimidating tangle but John Fulford easily and carefully leads the reader through the linguistic maze and proves that there is a great deal of logic to English spelling. Written for the layperson, the book explains all and every spelling problem with plentiful exa...

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Arabic: An Essential Grammar

Arabic: An Essential Grammar is an up-to-date and practical reference guide to the most important aspects of the language. Suitable for beginners, as well as intermediate students, this book offers a strong foundation for learning the fundamental grammar and structure of Arabic. The complexities of the language are set out in short, readable sections, and exercises and examples are provided throughout. The book is ideal for independe...