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Die Aap in Jou Koffie - Afrikaanse Eponieme Van A Tot Z (Afrikaans, Paperback): Anton F. Prinsloo Die Aap in Jou Koffie - Afrikaanse Eponieme Van A Tot Z (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Anton F. Prinsloo
R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Within 10 - 15 working days

Het jy geweet dat as jy cappuccino drink, daar 'n aap in jou koffie is? Waarom staan 'n mens se strottehoof bekend as 'n adamsappel? Is die dahlia regtig na die Sweedse plantkundige Anders Dahl vernoem omdat die blomblare soos sy onversorgde baard en hare gelyk het? Dié vrae het almal met eponieme te make: woorde wat gevorm is op grond van mense of plekke se name. So is die dahlia, adamsappel en cappuccino eponieme. In Die Aap in jou koffie beantwoord die gewilde woordeboekmaker, Anton Prinsloo, ongeveer 2,000 van hierdie soort vrae. Die skrywer se besondere humorsin maak dit 'n andersoortige woordeboek – een wat 'n mens met 'n glimlag lees.

Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Elizabeth. Knowles Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Elizabeth. Knowles
R173 R160 Discovery Miles 1 600 Save R13 (8%) In stock

Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs features over 2,000 proverbs and sayings from around the world, arranged across 250 subjects - from 'Books' and 'Borrowing' to 'Dreams' and 'Drink'. Each theme has a short introduction giving an overview of the proverbial treatment of the topic and each proverb is accompanied by information on its date, source, and meaning. Not only is this book a pleasure to browse but it is ideal for quick reference with its comprehensive index that makes it easy to find the exact phrase you're looking for. Beautifully produced and designed, it is the perfect gift for anyone who loves language. Drawing on Oxford's ongoing dictionary research and language monitoring, the second edition of this delightful book adds phrases that have come to prominence, or increased in popularity, since publication of the first edition, such as 'Never waste a good crisis' and 'Dress for the job you want, not for the job you have', which add a contemporary flavour to the selection of more traditional English proverbs, and the popular sayings used in the English-speaking world from Asia, Africa, Middle East, and many other cultures. Find phrases on all aspects of life in this fascinating little book.

Amagalelo (Paperback): Nakanjani G. Sibiya Amagalelo (Paperback)
Nakanjani G. Sibiya
R65 R52 Discovery Miles 520 Save R13 (20%) Within 4 - 10 working days

Take a walk on any of the South African university campuses and you will hear the air resonating with the sounds of different languages seamlessly interweaving with each other as students engage in academic work, talk, laughter and play. In 2012 this inspired the University of KwaZulu-Natal Language Board, in partnership with Independent Newspapers, to hold a first-of-its-kind isiZulu-English writing competition. By issuing an invitation to write in an African Language in a way that captures our changing world, it hoped to stimulate 'border crossings' and by so doing, encourage reading and writing in African languages. The panel of expert judges comprised internationally renowned storyteller Dr Gcina Mhlophe, Dr Nakanjani Sibiya, Prof Otty Nxumalo and Dr Gugu Mazibuko. They were overwhelmed by the high standard of the entries, which highlighted the value and power of indigenous languages as a source and expression of identity and pride. The purpose of the competition and of this book is thus to promote bilingualism and, in particular, the development of isiZulu, with the aim of contributing to literature in that language. This collection of short stories, essays and poetry is the result. We hope that readers will read it with the same degree of interest and enjoyment that the judges found in it - and that it will highlight the importance of creating spaces for people to express themselves creatively in their mother tongue, rather than in English alone.

Politics and the News Media in Japan (Paperback): Ofer Feldman Politics and the News Media in Japan (Paperback)
Ofer Feldman
R626 Discovery Miles 6 260 Within 7 - 15 working days

Written by a longtime resident of Japan, Politics and the News Media in Japan describes and analyzes political communication in Japan with a particular focus on the relationship between the news media and politicians. In this pioneering work, Ofer Feldman shows how the close connection between reporters and members of the Japanese National Diet influences the coverage of politics in the media and how the news media and reporters function as information sources for Diet members. The author discusses the importance of the national dailies in Japanese political life; reporters' work patterns and their formal and informal interaction with political news sources; the objectives reporters and politicians have vis-a-vis one another; and how Japanese cultural factors affect the role reporters play in politics. This volume fills a serious gap in the literature on the Japanese media and its role in the political system by focusing on the structure and process of news-gathering by Japanese reporters. It is the first work based on a survey of rank-and-file members of the Japanese National Diet; newsmen and editors of national and local newspapers, news agencies, and broadcast media; political party officials; and secretaries to Diet members. It will appeal especially to those interested in comparative politics, comparative mass communication, and Japanese studies.

That's The Way It Crumbles - The American Conquest of the English Language (Paperback, Main): Matthew Engel That's The Way It Crumbles - The American Conquest of the English Language (Paperback, Main)
Matthew Engel 1
R200 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Save R49 (25%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Are we tired of hearing that fall is a season, sick of being offered fries and told about the latest movie? Yeah. Have we noticed the sly interpolation of Americanisms into our everyday speech? You betcha. And are we outraged? Hell, yes. But do we do anything? Too much hassle. Until now. In That's The Way It Crumbles Matthew Engel presents a call to arms against the linguistic impoverishment that happens when one language dominates another. With dismay and wry amusement, he traces the American invasion of our language from the early days of the New World, via the influence of Edison, the dance hall and the talkies, right up to the Apple and Microsoft-dominated present day, and explores the fate of other languages trying to fend off linguistic takeover bids. It is not the Americans' fault, more the result of their talent for innovation and our own indifference. He explains how America's cultural supremacy affects British gestures, celebrations and way of life, and how every paragraph and conversation includes words the British no longer even think of as Americanisms. Part battle cry, part love song, part elegy, this book celebrates the strange, the banal, the precious and the endangered parts of our uncommon common language.

Essential Grammar in Use Book with Answers and Interactive eBook German Klett Edition (Book, 3rd Revised ed.): Raymond Murphy Essential Grammar in Use Book with Answers and Interactive eBook German Klett Edition (Book, 3rd Revised ed.)
Raymond Murphy; As told to Almut Koester
R641 Discovery Miles 6 410 Within 7 - 12 working days
The Flickering Page - The Reading Experience in Digital Times (Paperback): M. Allen Cunningham The Flickering Page - The Reading Experience in Digital Times (Paperback)
M. Allen Cunningham; Illustrated by Nathan Shields
R196 R158 Discovery Miles 1 580 Save R38 (19%) Within 7 - 15 working days
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - Reader (Paperback): John Boyne The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - Reader (Paperback)
John Boyne 1
R100 R93 Discovery Miles 930 Save R7 (7%) Within 4 - 9 working days

Where is 'Outwith' and who is Bruno? How is he connected? Soon he will meet the boy in striped pyjamas and befriend him. But why must the boy stay behind the wire?

Features

  • Chilling, subtle exploration of evil from a child's perspective
  • Accessible language skilfully evokes a sense of time and place
  • The reader is left to infer and deduce the true story from evidence in the text
  • Cross-curricular links with History and Citizenship
Told in Letters - Epistolary Fiction Before Richardson (Paperback): Robert Day Told in Letters - Epistolary Fiction Before Richardson (Paperback)
Robert Day
R724 Discovery Miles 7 240 Within 7 - 15 working days

Told in Letters is a study of the English novel before it came of age with Richardson's Pamela. The first book to trace the history and methods of using letters to tell a story, it draws on more than 200 little-known works written before Pamela. Many of these were designed for a public that had little concern with art. Here we see the origins of the psychological novel in its most primitive form. We also discover the achievements of early letter fiction such as the "familiar letter" and the widely imitated innovations of French fiction. In addition, Told in Letters portrays the Grub Street world that gave birth to popular literature, and describes the power that booksellers and popular taste had over these early novels. Finally, Richardson is reassessed in the light of his predecessors' writing, and we understand better the origins of a literary technique that did so much to revolutionize English fiction in the middle of the eighteenth century.

Cambridge Latin Course Unit 3 Teacher's Manual North American Edition (2009) (Spiral bound, 4th ed.): North American... Cambridge Latin Course Unit 3 Teacher's Manual North American Edition (2009) (Spiral bound, 4th ed.)
North American Cambridge Classics Project
R1,176 Discovery Miles 11 760 Within 7 - 15 working days

The Cambridge Latin Course is a well-established and highly successful program for learning Latin, structured in four Units. Unit 3 starts by looking at life in Roman Britain, particularly the towns of Bath and Chester, and then moves on to imperial Rome itself. The Teacher's Manual is designed to provide maximum support for teachers, and includes: course and lesson planning outlines and detailed guidelines on teaching methods based on the principles of the Course; a summary of the storyline, linguistic objectives, and cultural background encountered in each Stage; extensive consolidation questions and exercises based on the reading passages; detailed notes on the color photographs from the Student's Book; diagnostic tests for easy assessment of students' levels of progress; a bibliography of suggested sources focusing on Roman history and culture; and a complete key to the Student's Book and Omnibus Workbook.

Cambridge Latin Course Unit 1 Teacher's Manual North American Edition (2009) (Spiral bound, 4th ed.): North American... Cambridge Latin Course Unit 1 Teacher's Manual North American Edition (2009) (Spiral bound, 4th ed.)
North American Cambridge Classics Project
R1,160 Discovery Miles 11 600 Within 7 - 15 working days

The Cambridge Latin Course is a well-established and highly successful program for learning Latin, structured in four Units. In Unit 1, the storyline follows the adventures of the well-known Pompeian banker Lucius Caecilius Iucundus and his family until the eruption of Vesuvius on that fateful day of August 24, A.D. 79. The Teacher's Manual is designed to provide maximum support for teachers, and includes: course and lesson planning outlines and detailed guidelines on teaching methods based on the principles of the Course; a summary of the storyline, linguistic objectives, and cultural background encountered in each Stage; extensive consolidation questions and exercises based on the reading passages; detailed notes on the color photographs from the Student's Book; diagnostic tests for easy assessment of students' levels of progress; a bibliography of suggested sources focusing on Roman history and culture; and a complete key to the Student's Book and Omnibus Workbook.

Cambridge Latin Course Unit 4 Teacher's Manual North American Edition (2009) (Spiral bound, 4th Teacher ed.): Stephanie... Cambridge Latin Course Unit 4 Teacher's Manual North American Edition (2009) (Spiral bound, 4th Teacher ed.)
Stephanie Pope, Patricia Bell, Stan Farrow, Richard Popeck, Anne Shaw
R1,183 Discovery Miles 11 830 Within 7 - 15 working days

The Cambridge Latin Course is a well-established and highly successful program for learning Latin, structured in four Units. The first part of Unit 4 is set in and around the court of the Emperor Domitian. The stories explore the tensions and effects of living under tyranny. The second part of Unit 4 is an anthology of Latin prose and poetry (largely unadapted) including selections from Pliny, Cicero, Vergil, Ovid, Catullus, and Livy. The Teacher's Manual is designed to provide maximum support for teachers, and includes: course and lesson planning outlines and detailed guidelines on teaching methods based on the principles of the Course; a summary of the storyline, linguistic objectives, and cultural background encountered in each Stage; extensive consolidation questions and exercises based on the reading passages; detailed notes on the color photographs from the Student's Book; diagnostic tests for easy assessment of students' levels of progress; a bibliography of suggested sources focusing on Roman history and culture; and a complete key to the Student's Book and Omnibus Workbook.

German At a Glance (Paperback, 6th Revised edition): Henry Strutz German At a Glance (Paperback, 6th Revised edition)
Henry Strutz
R197 R126 Discovery Miles 1 260 Save R71 (36%) Within 7 - 12 working days
The Language of Composition - Reading, Writing, Rhetoric (Hardcover, 3rd ed.): Renee H. Shea, Lawrence Scanlon, Robin Dissin... The Language of Composition - Reading, Writing, Rhetoric (Hardcover, 3rd ed.)
Renee H. Shea, Lawrence Scanlon, Robin Dissin Aufses, Megan Harowitz Pankiewicz
R1,845 Discovery Miles 18 450 Within 7 - 11 working days
Rollercoasters - Abomination Reading Guide (Staple bound): Valerie Peters Rollercoasters - Abomination Reading Guide (Staple bound)
Valerie Peters
R106 Discovery Miles 1 060 Within 7 - 12 working days

This reading guide is aimed at the student and offers a 'way in' to different aspects of the novel of the same title. Activities actively engage students and take their understanding of the aspect under scrutiny to a deeper level - so enhancing their reading of the novel. The reading guide is highly illustrated and has a magazine-feel to appeal to students. It can be used during the early stages of a 'Scheme of Work' based on the novel, and can also be built in to lessons as the reading progresses and to support further reading activities.

Four Corners Level 1 Super Value Pack (Full Contact B with Self-Study CD-ROM and Online Workbook B) (Hardcover): Jack C... Four Corners Level 1 Super Value Pack (Full Contact B with Self-Study CD-ROM and Online Workbook B) (Hardcover)
Jack C Richards, David Bohlke
R555 Discovery Miles 5 550 Within 7 - 15 working days
More French Slanguage - A Fun Visual Guide to French Terms and Phrases (English, French, Paperback): Mike Ellis More French Slanguage - A Fun Visual Guide to French Terms and Phrases (English, French, Paperback)
Mike Ellis
R178 R125 Discovery Miles 1 250 Save R53 (30%) Within 7 - 12 working days
Word Origin 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar (Calendar): Gregory McNamee Word Origin 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar (Calendar)
Gregory McNamee 1
R257 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R57 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Prodigal Tongue - The Love-Hate Relationship Between American and British English (Paperback): Lynne Murphy The Prodigal Tongue - The Love-Hate Relationship Between American and British English (Paperback)
Lynne Murphy
R310 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R114 (37%) Within 7 - 12 working days
Four Corners Level 3 Super Value Pack (Full Contact with Self-Study CD-ROM and Online Workbook) (Book): Jack C Richards, David... Four Corners Level 3 Super Value Pack (Full Contact with Self-Study CD-ROM and Online Workbook) (Book)
Jack C Richards, David Bohlke
R1,073 Discovery Miles 10 730 Within 7 - 15 working days
Four Corners Level 2 Super Value Pack (Full Contact with Self-Study CD-ROM and Online Workbook) (Book): Jack C Richards, David... Four Corners Level 2 Super Value Pack (Full Contact with Self-Study CD-ROM and Online Workbook) (Book)
Jack C Richards, David Bohlke
R1,077 Discovery Miles 10 770 Within 7 - 15 working days
Four Corners Level 1 Super Value Pack (Full Contact with Self-Study CD-ROM and Online Workbook) (Book): Jack C Richards, David... Four Corners Level 1 Super Value Pack (Full Contact with Self-Study CD-ROM and Online Workbook) (Book)
Jack C Richards, David Bohlke
R1,074 Discovery Miles 10 740 Within 7 - 15 working days
Four Corners Level 3 Super Value Pack (Full Contact B with Self-Study CD-ROM and Online Workbook B) (Book): Jack C Richards,... Four Corners Level 3 Super Value Pack (Full Contact B with Self-Study CD-ROM and Online Workbook B) (Book)
Jack C Richards, David Bohlke
R561 Discovery Miles 5 610 Within 7 - 15 working days
Yes, I Could Care Less - How to Be a Language Snob Without Being a Jerk (Paperback): Bill Walsh Yes, I Could Care Less - How to Be a Language Snob Without Being a Jerk (Paperback)
Bill Walsh
R281 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R53 (19%) Within 7 - 15 working days

These are interesting times for word nerds. We ate, shot and left, bonding over a joke about a panda and some rants about greengrocers who abuse apostrophes. We can go on Facebook and vow to judge people when they use poor grammar. The fiftieth anniversary of the publication of "The Elements of Style "inspired sentimental reveries. Grammar Girl's tally of Twitter followers is well into six digits. We can't get enough of a parody of the Associated Press Stylebook, of all things, or a collection of "unnecessary" quotation marks.Could you care less? Does bad grammar or usage "literally" make your head explode? Test your need for this new book with these sentences: "Katrina misplaced many residents of New Orleans from their homes.""Sherry finally graduated college this year.""An armed gunman held up a convenience store on Broadway yesterday afternoon."Pat yourself on the back if you found issues in every one of these sentences, but remember: There is a world out there beyond the stylebooks, beyond Strunk and White, beyond Lynne Truss and Failblogs. In his long-awaited follow-up to "Lapsing Into a Comma "and "The Elephants of Style, " while steering readers and writers on the proper road to correct usage, Walsh cautions against slavish adherence to rules, emphasizing that the correct choice often depends on the situation. He might disagree with the AP Stylebook or Merriam-Webster, but he always backs up his preferences with logic and humor.Walsh argues with both sides in the language wars, the sticklers and the apologists, and even with himself, over the disputed territory and ultimately over whether all this is warfare or just a big misunderstanding. Part usage manual, part confessional, and part manifesto, "Yes, I Could Care Less "bounces from sadomasochism to weather geekery, from "Top Chef" to Monty Python, from the "chile "of New Mexico to the daiquiris of Las Vegas, with Walsh's distinctive take on the way we write and talk. "Yes, I Could Care Less "is a lively and often personal look at one man's continuing journey through the obstacle course that some refer to, far too simply, as "grammar."

501 Hebrew Verbs (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Shmuel Bolozky 501 Hebrew Verbs (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Shmuel Bolozky
R395 R309 Discovery Miles 3 090 Save R86 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days
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