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Music, Text and Translation

Expanding the notion of translation, this book specifically focuses on the transferences between music and text. The concept of ‘translation’ is often limited solely to language transfer. It is, however, a process occurring within and around most forms of artistic expression. Music, considered a language in its own right, often refers to text discourse and other art forms. In translation, this referential relationship must be transla...

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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...

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Australian Slang: English Down Under, Auflage: 14

Der Versuch, die Grundkenntnisse des Oz-Talk zu erlernen, sollte für jeden Besucher des fünften Kontinents Voraussetzung für diesen Abstecher sein. Den Slang Australiens prägen natürlich die Aussies selbst, und die sind vom Naturell her eher deftig, ein wenig rauh (wie ihr Land), meist aber herzlich. Gesprochen wird nach dem Motto "nur so viel wie nötig, dafür so schnell wie möglich". Böse Zungen behaupten, Aussies müssten so schnell...

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German For Dummies (2nd Edition)

The fun and easy way to learn the fascinating language of German with integrated audio clips! German For Dummies, Enhanced Edition  uses the renowned Berlitz approach to get you up and running with the language-and having fun too! Designed for the total beginner, this guide introduces you to basic grammar and then speedily has you making conversation. Integrated audio clips let you listen and learn as you hear pronunciations and real...

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Basic Irish: A Grammar and Workbook

Basic Irish: A Grammar and Workbook provides a jargon-free introduction to the most commonly used grammatical structures within the Irish language. Focusing on the repeated use of grammatical patterns, thisWorkbook develops an understanding of the structures presented, making the forms familiar and automatic for learners. This user-friendly workbook includes: terminology introduced and explained with multiple examples exercises in th...

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The Making Of The Wizard Of Oz

Released in conjunction with the 75th-anniversary DVD release of The Wizard of Oz, this book is the definitive story of how one of America’s most beloved movies was made and a marvelous, unprecedented examination of how Hollywood used to make movies. This updated edition includes numerous photos and shares hundreds of interviews with cameramen, screenwriters, costume designers, directors, producers, light technicians, actors, and mor...

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Expository Eureka: Model Expository Essays for Today's Secondary School Students

Essays Eureka features the best of model expository stories written by English Language and Literature specialist, Diana Tham. Through her stories, as well as works by her students, Diana shows students how to apply model structures and writing techniques to their own writing, providing them with strategies that will help to crystallise their ideas and realise their potential. Using these essays as a guide, students will be able to h...

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Practical Punctuation: Lessons on Rule Making and Rule Breaking in Elementary Writing

Punctuation is important. Period. Good writers know the rules, but skilled punctuators don't simply go by the conventions. They use punctuation to make meaning. Practical Punctuation shows you how to help students discover the relationship between punctuation and meaning - and how they can use it to improve their writing. Practical Punctuation's strategies help writers connect periods, commas, and dashes to mood, emphasis, and rhythm...

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Everything You Know About English Is Wrong

I don't know how else to tell you this...everything you know about English is wrong. "If you love language and the unvarnished truth, you'll love Everything You Know About English Is Wrong. You'll have fun because his lively, comedic, skeptical voice will speak to you from the pages of his word-bethumped book." -Richard Lederer, author of Anguished English, Get Thee to a Punnery, and Word Wizard Now that you know, it's time to, well,...