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Ingles Para Latinos
William C. Harvey
0764107569
Sept 1999
(Paperback) - Spanish
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Book Description
This brand new Level 2 book with optional audiocassettes picks up where the Level 1 program leaves off. This new intermediate program assumes some basic working knowledge of English on the learner's part, and offers informal, challenging exercises that will improve vocabulary, speaking ability and listening comprehension.

Language Notes
Text: Spanish, English


Essential Linguistics: What You Need to Know to Teach Reading, ESL, Spelling, Phonics, and Grammar
David E. Freeman
0325002746
April 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
In this unique linguistics course-in-a-book, David and Yvonne Freeman explain essential linguistic concepts in a thorough, but manageable manner and show the connections between linguistic theory and classroom practice

About the Author
DAVID FREEMAN is a professor of reading in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education at the University of Texas at Brownsville Texas Southmost College. Together with Yvonne Freeman, they have authored eight books with Heinemann. YVONNE FREEMAN is a professor of bilingual education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education at the University of Texas at Brownsville Texas Southmost College. Together with David Freeman, they have authored eight books with Heinemann.


┬┐sthetic : As Science of Expression and General Linguistic

1560008180


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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Italian


Vocabulary Cartoons
Sam Burchers
0965242285
Mar 1997
Paperback
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Anna Karenina (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Leo Tolstoy
1593081774
September 2004
Hardcover
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Relevant Linguistics, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded : An Introduction to the Structure and Use of English for Teachers (Center for the Study of Language and Information - Lecture Notes)

1575862182


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Review
Linguist List : "This textbook provides a clear and accessible introduction to the major subfields of linguistics . . . offers clear and simple explanations of key concepts . . . and many useful appendixes which cover additional topics not addressed in the text. This textbook answers a true need for designated textbooks and course material for this student population, and will, no doubt, be of great use to its intended audience."--Linguist List  

Book Description
This revised and expanded edition of Paul W. Justice's popular text provides a straightforward, accessible introduction to the basics of linguistics for education students and all non-linguistics majors, covering the essentials of phonetics, phonology, morphology, morpho-phonology, and syntax. While this...


An Introduction to Language

015508481X


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Book Description
AN INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE is ideal for use at all levels and in many different areas of instruction including education, languages, psychology, anthropology, teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), and linguistics. All chapters in this best-seller have been substantially revised to reflect recent discoveries and new understanding of linguistics and languages.


Ingles En 10 Minutos Al Dia / English in 10 Minutes a Day
Kristine K. Kershul
094450230X
Nov 2001
(Paperback) - Spanish
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Language Notes
Text: English, Spanish --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Cartesian Linguistics: A Chapter in the History of Rationalist Thought
Noam Chomsky
187727545X
March 2003
Paperback
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The Mother Tongue
Bill Bryson
0380715430
Nov 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
Who would have thought that a book about English would be so entertaining? Certainly not this grammar-allergic reviewer, but The Mother Tongue pulls it off admirably. Bill Bryson--a zealot--is the right man for the job. Who else could rhapsodize about "the colorless murmur of the schwa" with a straight face? It is his unflagging enthusiasm, seeping from between every sentence, that carries the book.

Bryson displays an encyclopedic knowledge of his topic, and this inevitably encourages a light tone; the more you know about a subject, the more absurd it becomes. No jokes are necessary, the facts do well enough by themselves, and Bryson supplies tens per page. As well as tossing off gems of fractured English (from a Japanese eraser: "This product will self-destruct in Mother Earth."), Bryson...



The American Accent Guide, Second Edition: A Complete and Comprehensive Course on the Pronunciation and Speaking Style of American English for Individuals of All Language Backgrounds / book and 8 CDs
Beverly A. Lujan
0963413945
January 2004
Paperback
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Lakshmi Venkatachulam, LAKSH Institute for Language and Accent Training, Bombay
The most comprehensive resource. It has all the tools necessary to reduce accent and to develop American rhythm and pronunciation.

Qais Salem, Ghaza Translation Company, Saudi Arabia
I aced the listening section of the TOEFL, thanks to this program. It is amazingly helpful with many valuable insights.

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Contemporary Linguistics: An Introduction
William O'Grady
0312419368
December 2004
Textbook Paperback
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English Grammar for Dummies
Geraldine Woods
0764553224
Jan 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
A few years ago, a magazine sponsored a contest for the comment most likely to end a conversation. The winning entry? "I teach English grammar." Just throw that line out at a party; everyone around you will clam up or start saying "whom."

Why does grammar make everyone so nervous? Probably because English teachers, for decades – no, for centuries – have been making a big deal out of grammar in classrooms, diagramming sentences and drilling the parts of speech, clauses, and verbals into students until they beg for mercy. Happily, you don't have to learn all those technical terms of English grammar – and you certainly don't have to diagram sentences – in order to speak and write correct English.

So rest assured – English Grammar For Dummies...



Bringing Words to Life: Robust Vocabulary Instruction
Isabel L. Beck, et al
1572307536
March 20, 2002
Paperback
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Review
"Vocabulary is the bedrock supporting academic language proficiency. Without any doubt, speech-language pathologists recognize the critical importance of vocabulary learning for children and adolescents struggling with language and literacy learning. The challenge is how we can better support genuine vocabulary learning so that struggling students will be better positioned to meet the new reading and writing standards. This book offers speech-language pathologists a strong conceptual framework and evidence-based strategies for achieving the goal of functional vocabulary learning. The rich and detailed strategies are presented in a highly readable way. This accessibility allows the creative speech-language clinician to find many ideas that can easily be adapted into meaningful strategies for boosting the authentic word knowledge...


Anna Karenina (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Leo Tolstoy
1593080271
July 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Vladimir Nabokov called Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina “one of the greatest love stories in world literature.” Matthew Arnold claimed it was not so much a work of art as “a piece of life.” Set in imperial Russia, Anna Karenina is a rich and complex meditation on passionate love and disastrous infidelity.

Married to a powerful government minister, Anna Karenina is a beautiful woman who falls deeply in love with a wealthy army officer, the elegant Count Vronsky. Desperate to find truth and meaning in her life, she rashly defies the conventions of Russian society and leaves her husband and son to live with her lover. Condemned and ostracized by her peers and prone to fits of jealousy that alienate Vronsky, Anna finds herself unable to escape an increasingly hopeless...


Gramatica Ingles
Francoise Larroche
9702207533
Sept 2004
(Paperback) - Spanish
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Book Description
As part of the new Larousse Fácil series, designed to help Spanish-speakers quickly and easily learn English, this handy reference features all of the fundamentals of English grammar in one easy-to-use volume. This step-by-step grammar guide takes users through all the key grammatical elements of English, from parts of speech to verb tenses to sentence construction. The book also features helpful verb conjugation charts and includes exercises at the end of each section to reinforce what has been learned and to help users evaluate their progress.


Prentice Hall Guide for College Writers (7th Edition)
Stephen P. Reid
0131918222
February 2, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
This best-selling writing guide integrates purpose, process, and rhetorical strategies into every chapter, offering readers the clearest explanation of writing. In addition to emphasizing critical reading, every major chapter contains professional and student samples, rhetorical techniques, journal exercises, reading and writing activities, collaborative activities, peer-response guidelines, and revision suggestions. A student essay in each chapter contains writing process materials (outlines, audience analysis, interview notes, drafts, revision plans, etc.). For high school and college students.


The Chicago Manual of Style
University of Chicago Press Staff
0226104036
August 1, 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Countless publishing professionals have learned the details of their business from this classic guide for publishers, editors and writers. It's updated every 10 years or so, and the 15th edition is the most extensive revision in decades. The Internet's influence is pervasive, with substantial sections on preparing manuscripts for electronic publishing, editing for online publications and citing electronic sources. The "Rights and Permissions" chapter is by attorney William S. Strong (The trace the publication process for books and journals, both print and electronic, from manuscript development to distribution and marketing. For the first time, the manual includes a chapter on grammar and usage, by Bryan A. Garner (A Dictionary of Modern Usage). Gone is the 13-page table showing when to hyphenate compound words...


Practice Makes Perfect
Loretta S. Gray
0071426469
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Practice Makes Perfect: English Verbs offers ESL students an effective way to master English verbs. Concentrating on the three most challenging aspects of verbs--form, meaning, and use--it features comprehensive overviews along with exercises that present common regular and irregular verbs in everyday contexts. Students get to practice verb conjugations while gaining valuable insights into how context influences verb form in English. Coverage progresses from basic verb phrases to more complicated forms, such as modal verbs and verbal complements, and includes examples of sentence constructions in which verbs play a central role, such as imperatives, conditionals, and passives.

From the Back Cover

An in-depth exploration of English verbs

The verb is at...



2006 Writers Market (Writer's Market)
Kathryn S. Brogan (Editor), et al
1582973946
August 10, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The resource for helping writers get published and get paid for what they write, Writer's Market is the ultimate go-to guide. Backed by 85 years of authority, this edition: -Offers complete, updated contact information and submission guidelines for more than 4000 markets, 700 more than any comparable resource -Includes 600 new markets, allowing writers to explore fresh opportunities -Features interviews with Alexander McCall Smith and others, as well as helpful tips and instructional articles Bigger and better than ever, 2006 Writer's Market continues the tradition that's made the brand the number one resource for writers since 1921.


Empires of the Word
Nicholas Ostler
0066210860
July 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Ostler's ambitious and accessible book is not a technical linguistic study—i.e., it's not concerned with language structure—but about the "growth, development and collapse of language communities" and their cultures. Chairman of the Foundation of Endangered Languages, Ostler's as fascinated by extinction as he is by survival. He thus traces the fortunes of Sumerian, Akkadian and Aramaic in the flux of ancient Middle Eastern military empires. Ancient Egyptian's three millennia of stability compares with the longevity of similarly pictographic Chinese—and provides a cautionary example: even a populous, well-defined linguistic community can vanish. In all cases, Ostler stresses the role of culture, commerce and conquest in the rise and fall of languages, whether Spanish, Portuguese and French in...


Story: Substance, Structure, Style and The Principles of Screenwriting
Robert McKee
0060391685
December 17, 1997
Hardcover
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Book Review
Writing for the screen is quirky business. A writer must labor meticulously over his or her prose, yet very little of that prose is ever heard by filmgoers. The few words that do reach the audience, in the form of the characters' dialogue, are, according to Robert McKee, best left to last in the writing process. ("As Alfred Hitchcock once remarked, 'When the screenplay has been written and the dialogue has been added, we're ready to shoot.' ") In Story, McKee puts into book form what he has been teaching screenwriters for years in his seminar on story structure, which is considered by many to be a prerequisite to the film biz. (The long list of film and television projects that McKee's students have written, directed, or produced includes Air Force One, The Deer Hunter, E.R., A Fish Called Wanda, Forrest Gump, NYPD...


Barnhart Concise Dictionary of Etymology
Robert K. Barnhart
0062700847
Oct 1995
Hardcover
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-- American Library Association Reference Books Bulletin
"[A] combination of readability with scholarship...of exceptional quality..."

-- Language
"In quantitative terms--number of entries and fullness of treatment--the Barnhart dictionary appears to be the best etymological work now availablle."

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Comma Sense
Richard Lederer
0312342543
Aug 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Lederer has long been one of America's most popular experts on language and grammar, but here he seems to be taking his cue from Lynn Truss in focusing on the ins and outs of commas, semi-colons and the other little dots and dashes that punctuate our writing. Lederer, with writer and editor Shore, tries a bit too hard to convince readers of the importance of good punctuation ("Good punctuation makes for a good life") and to make the whole business amusing (the period is "a mark so dinky that farsighted fleas court it"); disquisitions on Seabiscuit and Albert Einstein's hair are distractions rather than entertainments. And all the talk of how the apostrophe is like Jesse James explains less than Lederer's straightforward usage examples, such as the serious differences in meaning between these two sentences: "The...


The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation: The Mysteries of Grammar and Punctuation Revealed
Jane Straus
0966722175
August 1, 2004
Paperback
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Kate Russell - BBC World/Click Online
Clearly presented...great for remembering the rules--such as where to place the apostrophe when dealing with possessive nouns.

Internet Cool Guide
One of the best references...its explanations are straightforward and perfectly logical--it solved our who/whom usage questions forever.

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AP Stylebook
Associated Press
0465004881
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
The world is divided into two types of people: those who wince when they see the words Canadian geese in print, and those who don't. If you are the former, or if you are the latter working for the former, the The Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual provides invaluable assistance when you need to get your Canada geese all in a row. Countless newspapers and other publications base their style guides on this manual. The entries are arranged alphabetically and include issues of spelling, punctuation (there is no period in Dr Pepper), grammar, abbreviation, capitalization (Popsicle and Dumpster are, tollhouse cookies aren't), hyphenation (none, surprisingly, in ball point pen), and frequently misused words. There are also longer discussions of things such as Arabic...


2006 Childrens Writers & Illustrators Market (Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market)
Alice Pope (Editor)
1582974020
August 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The best and most complete guide to the children's publishing world available, Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market is the favorite reference for children's book beginners and professionals. The 2006 edition includes: -750 up-to-date listings for book publishers, magazines, agents, and more -Interviews with award-winning authors and illustrators like Peter McCarty, Yuji Morales, and Angela Johnson -A friendly book design, making it easy to browse and easier to use With a scope of information not found in any other book, this guide is the classic -- the top reference for anyone interested in children's books.

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