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...

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,...

Say It in German: New Edition

"Gets quickly to the heart of communication." — The New York Times Compact and comprehensive, this convenient reference contains more than 2,000 entries of terms for every occasion. Completely updated contents include a 2,500-word English-German dictionary with vocabulary for modern technology, transportation, and communications, plus essential information for travelers and points of interest about language and culture.

Universal Or Diverse Paths To English Phonology

The book is concerned with the acquisition of English phonology, both segmental and supra segmental, by learners of English as a second language, as a third language and by speakers of a post colonial ("new") variety of English. It focuses on the acquisition process and factors influencing it, based on insights from all three disciplines.

Feedback Matters: Current Feedback Practices In The Efl Classroom

This rich and varied collection of papers is concerned with feedback in the language learning context. Each chapter deals with a different aspect of the feedback process including peer feedback, online feedback, learner-centred feedback, feedback formulation as well as feedback on specific skill areas. With its blend of theoretical overviews, action research-based empirical studies and practical implications, it will be a valuable re...

Handbook Of Japanese Phonetics And Phonology

This volume is the first comprehensive handbook of Japanese phonetics and phonology describing all the basic phonetic and phonological structures of modern Japanese with main focus on standard Tokyo Japanese. While reviewing important studies in the fields over the past century, it also presents a summary of interesting questions that remain unsolved in the literature. This book serves as a comprehensive guide to Japanese phonetics a...

The Handbook of Chinese Linguistics

The Handbook of Chinese Linguistics presents critical overviews of a wide range of major topics in Chinese linguistics, and is the first book to introduce Chinese linguistics from the perspective of modern theoretical and formal linguistics. Offers readers a balanced and accessible introduction to some of the most important results of research into Chinese linguistics carried out by theoretical linguists during the last thirty years ...

A Frequency Dictionary of Japanese

A Frequency Dictionary of Japanese is an invaluable tool for all learners of Japanese, providing a list of the 5,000 most commonly used words in the language. Based on a100 million word corpus, composed of spoken, fiction, non-fiction and news texts in current use, the dictionary provides the user with a detailed frequency-based list, as well as alphabetical and part-of-speech indices. All entries in the frequency list feature the En...

Introducing Language And Intercultural Communication

Introducing Language and Intercultural Communication is a lively and accessible introduction for undergraduates who are new to the area of intercultural communication. Incorporating real-life examples from around the world and drawing on current research, this text argues against cultural stereotyping and instead provides students with a skill-building framework to enhance understanding of the complexities of language and intercultur...

Writing: A Manual for the Digital Age, Brief, 2nd edition

With its innovative content, captivating design, and practical advice, WRITING: A MANUAL FOR THE DIGITAL AGE WITH EXERCISES, BRIEF Second Edition, will help you learn to write effectively and confidently in situations that matter to you. The book's visual examples and helpful checklists show you how to make smart rhetorical decisions about writing, research, documentation, design, technology, and grammar. It's an indispensable handbo...