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Academic English - Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines (Custom UNISA Edition) (Paperback, 1st Edition): Gaetz, Phadke,... Academic English - Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines (Custom UNISA Edition) (Paperback, 1st Edition)
Gaetz, Phadke, Gillett, Hammond, Martala 38
R267 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R68 (25%) In stock

This is a custom UNISA edition, as your lecturer has created this personalised textbook to support your studies.

It contains Pearson content from world renowned authors, and often industry leading case studies and articles. But, it's just the bits your lecturer knows you need - nothing extra! They may also have included their own, bespoke learning materials specific to your course.

Pearson works closely with your university and your lecturers and we are committed to helping you learn.

How To Analyse Texts - A Toolkit for Students of English (Paperback): Ronald Carter, Angela Goddard How To Analyse Texts - A Toolkit for Students of English (Paperback)
Ronald Carter, Angela Goddard 2
R295 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R66 (22%) In stock

How To Analyse Texts is the essential introductory textbook and toolkit for language analysis.

This book shows the reader how to undertake detailed, language-focussed, contextually sensitive analyses of a wide range of texts – spoken, written and multimodal. The book constitutes a flexible resource which can be used in different ways across a range of courses and at different levels.

This textbook includes:

  • three parts covering research and study skills, language structure and use, and how texts operate in sociocultural contexts
  • a wide range of international real-life texts, including items from South China Morning Post, art’otel Berlin and Metro Sweden, which cover digital and print media, advertising, recipes and much more
  • objectives and skill review for each section, activities, commentaries, suggestions for independent assignments, and an analysis checklist for students to follow
  • a combined glossary and index and a comprehensive further reading section
  • a companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/goddard with further links and exercises for students

Written by two experienced teachers of English Language, How To Analyse Texts is key reading for all students of English language and linguistics.

Working With Texts - A Core Introduction to Language Analysis (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Ronald Carter, Maggie Bowring,... Working With Texts - A Core Introduction to Language Analysis (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Ronald Carter, Maggie Bowring, Angela Goddard, Danuta Reah, Keith Sanger, … 1
R320 R250 Discovery Miles 2 500 Save R70 (22%) In stock

Working with Texts is a well established textbook that introduces students to the main principles of language analysis, through contemporary text examples. Covering a wide range of language areas, the book uses an interactive, activity-based approach to support students' understanding of language structure and variety.

The third edition includes: new material on analyzing sound; an updated range of texts, including literary extracts, advertisements, newspaper articles, comic book strips, excerpts from popular comedy sketches, political speeches, telephone discourse, and internet chat; new extension work to support student-directed study; detailed suggestions after each unit for further reading within the Intertext series as a whole; and an updated list of URLs.

Decolonising the Mind - The Politics of Language in African Literature (Paperback): Ngugi wa Thiong'o Decolonising the Mind - The Politics of Language in African Literature (Paperback)
Ngugi wa Thiong'o 1
R307 Discovery Miles 3 070 Within 7 - 12 working days

Ngugi describes this book as 'a summary of some of the issues in which I have been passionately involved for the last twenty years of my practice in fiction, theatre, criticism and in teaching of literature.' East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda): EAEP

Grammar 2-Book Collection (Paperback): Grammar 2-Book Collection (Paperback)
R295 Discovery Miles 2 950 In stock

My Grammar and I or Should That Be Me?: How to Speak and Write It Right For anyone who has ever had a problem with dangling modifiers and split infinitives, or for those who have no idea what these things even are, My Grammar and I provides all the answers. While taking you on a tour of the English language, through a veritable minefield of rules and conditions for the grammatically unaware, and highlighting the common pitfalls that every English language user faces on a day to day basis, My Grammar and I also offers amusing examples of awful grammar, and will steer you in the direction of grammatical greatness. Factual and witty, My Grammar and I is the perfect gift for all English language sticklers.

I Before E (Except After C): Old-School Ways to Remember Stuff Here is an amusing collection of ingenious mnemonics devised to help us learn and understand hundreds of important facts that we used to know as children, but have since forgotten. Featuring all the mnemonics you'll ever need to know, this fun little book will bring back all the simple, easy-to-remember rhymes from your childhood; Once learned, fix the information in the brain forever, such as learning to count by reciting One, Two, buckle my shoe, Three, Four, knock at the door. Packed with clever verses, engaging acronyms, curious and sometimes hilarious sayings that can be used to solve a problem or cap an argument. Take a trip back to the classroom, and rediscover the assortment of practical memory aids covering a range of different subjects, including spelling, time, mathematics, history, general trivia, and much more. The clever verses, engaging acronyms, curious sayings are endless. Guaranteed to amuse and inform, here is a perfect gift for any language lover.

Translating as a Purposeful Activity - Functionalist Approaches Explained (Paperback): Christiane Nord Translating as a Purposeful Activity - Functionalist Approaches Explained (Paperback)
Christiane Nord
R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Within 4 - 8 working days

German-language approaches to translation have been revolutionized by the theory of action (Handlungstheorie) and the related theory of translation's goal or purpose (Skopstheorie). Both these approaches are functionalist: they seek to liberate translators from servitude to the source text, seeing translation as a new communicative act that must be purposeful with respect to the translator's client and readership. As one of the leading figures in this field, Christiane Nord gives the first full survey of functionalist approaches in English. She explains the complexities of the theories and their terms, using simple language with numerous examples. The book includes an overview of how the theories developed, illustrations of the main ideas, and specific applications to translator training, literary translation, interpreting and ethics. The survey concludes with a concise review of the criticisms that have been made of the theories, together with perspectives for the future development of functionalist approaches.

Easy Kanji (English, Japanese, Paperback): Fujihiko Kaneda Easy Kanji (English, Japanese, Paperback)
Fujihiko Kaneda
R346 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R66 (19%) Within 7 - 15 working days

Beginning Students use a step-by-step approach to develop skills with the writing system of traditional Japanese characters borrowed and adapted from the Chinese. Models of 500 kanji characters, written by award-winning Japanese calligraphers, are arranged according to their radical groups. Samples of kanji writing help students perfect their writing style, expand their vocabulary and reading skills, and increase their knowledge of Japanese language structures. Includes a section on hiragana and katakana.

NTC's Compact Russian and English Dictionary (English, Russian, Paperback): L.P. Popova NTC's Compact Russian and English Dictionary (English, Russian, Paperback)
L.P. Popova
R336 R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Save R58 (17%) Within 7 - 15 working days

The most practical and concise bilingual Russian and English Dictionary. Contains 30,000 definitions for the 20,000 main entries.The choice of vocabulary in this dictionary is especially appropriate for students, tourists, and business people. The word list includes the words that are most often used in normal conversational speech.

CXC Study Guide: Communications Studies for CAPE (Mixed media product, 2nd Revised edition): Kathryn Sheilds Brodber, Arlene... CXC Study Guide: Communications Studies for CAPE (Mixed media product, 2nd Revised edition)
Kathryn Sheilds Brodber, Arlene Kasmally-Dwarika
R489 Discovery Miles 4 890 Within 7 - 12 working days

Developed exclusively with the Caribbean Examinations Council, this study guide provides you with additional support to maximise your performance in CAPE Communication Studies. Written by an experienced team of teachers and experts in the syllabus and the examination, this study guide covers all the key elements of the syllabus in an easy-to-use double-page format, with a range of features designed to enhance study. Features include activities and tips, as well as examination practice and sample answers to build assessment confidence.

Think Again - How to Reason and Argue (Paperback): Walter Sinnott-Armstrong Think Again - How to Reason and Argue (Paperback)
Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
R197 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R64 (32%) Within 7 - 12 working days

A masterclass in persuasion from the inspiring philosopher who has taught a million people to argue through his popular open online course Our personal and political worlds are rife with arguments and disagreements, some of them petty and vitriolic. The inability to compromise and understand the other side is widespread today. What can we do to change this? In Think Again philosopher Walter Sinnott-Armstrong draws on a long tradition of logic to show why we should stop focusing on winning arguments and instead argue in a more constructive way. Based on a hugely popular online course with more than a million followers around the world, Think Again explains how to analyse, evaluate and make better arguments while also spotting bad reasoning and avoiding certain fallacies. Through lively, practical examples from everyday life, politics and popular culture, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong offers brilliantly straightforward, wise advice that we can all use at work, at home and online.

Halala Afrikaans (Afrikaans, Paperback): Daniel Hugo Halala Afrikaans (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Daniel Hugo
R167 Discovery Miles 1 670 Within 10 - 15 working days

Afrikaans is die grootste nie-rassige prestasie in ons Suiderland sover. Gesamentlik geskep deur mense van drie vastelande – Afrika, Asi en Europa. En daarom is dit nie die besit van eensydige politieke partye nie, maar behoort dit aan almal wat dit praat, skryf en liefhet. En daarom ook is my taal my beste wapen teen rassisme. (Jan Rabie, 1992)

Hierdie uitspraak van die Afrikaanse skrywer Jan Rabie dien as die uitgangspunt van hierdie opwindende nuwe boek oor Afrikaans. Afrikaans is oor die afgelope drie eeue al baie dinge genoem: die jongste Germaanse taal n Afrikataal, kombuistaal n parlementstaal, witmanstaal n hotnotstaal, onderdrukkerstaal n bevrydingstaal, Christentaal n Moslemtaal, elitistiese taal n omgangstaal, plat taal n potiese taal.

In hierdie “storie van Afrikaans” word ’n bondige oorsig gegee van waar Afrikaans vandaan kom, wie hom praat, skryf, gebruik en misbruik. In tye van voorspoed n van teenspoed het Afrikaans bewys dat hy ’n lewenskragtige, skeppende en bowenal nuttige taal is.

Annerlike Afrikaans - Woordeboek van Afrikaanse kontreitaal (Afrikaans, Paperback): Anton Prinsloo Annerlike Afrikaans - Woordeboek van Afrikaanse kontreitaal (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Anton Prinsloo
R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Within 10 - 15 working days

Lesers wat nie n annerlike kontrei se taal kan slat nie, hoef nie daaroor kop te vreet nie. Hierdie omvattende woordeboek plaas die gewoonlike Afrikaans uit die kontreie op skrif vir inkommers en vir ingesetenes wat wil klont oor kontreitaal. Die eienaardig mooie woordeboek ontgin annerlike Afrikaans op so n manier dat geen leser meer uitgesluit hoef te wees van diegene wat eenspaaierig handel nie want alles wat hierin opgeteken is, is koek van een deeg. Dit kouboe die taal vir oueres wat daarmee vertroud is en vir jongeres is dit brandhout om vir die oudag bymekaar te maak.

How to Argue with a Cat - A Human's Guide to the Art of Persuasion (Paperback): Jay Heinrichs, Natalie Palmer-Sutton How to Argue with a Cat - A Human's Guide to the Art of Persuasion (Paperback)
Jay Heinrichs, Natalie Palmer-Sutton
R244 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Save R59 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Wat Praat Jy! - Afrikaanse Idiome, Gesegdes En Vaste Uitdrukkings Met Verklarings (Afrikaans, Paperback, Revised Edition):... Wat Praat Jy! - Afrikaanse Idiome, Gesegdes En Vaste Uitdrukkings Met Verklarings (Afrikaans, Paperback, Revised Edition)
Johanna De Wet
R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Within 10 - 15 working days

Wat praat jy! bevat meer as 20 000 Afrikaanse gesegdes, vaste uitdrukkings en idiome. Hierdie vaste uitdrukkings, gesegdes en idiome word met 'n eenvoudige voorbeeldsin verklaar. Dit word verder toegelig deur aan te dui van watter taal die uitdrukking of woord afkomstig is. C.J. Langenhoven het 'n groot bydrae tot die Afrikaanse kultuurskat gemaak en De Wet toon ook aan wanneer 'n uitdrukking van hom afkomstig is. Heelwat spreekwoorde is afkomstig van die Bybel. Wat praat jy! is 'n besondere naslaanwerk. Johanna de Wet het na haar aftrede as onderwyseres in 1996 'n doktorsgraad in die psigo-pedagogiek behaal. Haar belangstelling in die Afrikaanse taal en geskiedenis het gelei tot die samestelling van 'n aantal boeke, waaronder die kinder-trilogie Dierestories, Heldestories en Afrikastories en Hoopstad se mense onthou met waardevolle herinneringe aan die geskiedenis en karakters van die dorp. Sy woon steeds op Hoopstad waar sy haar aan haar skryfwerk wy.

In Other Words - An Illustrated Miscellany of the World's Most Intriguing Words and Phrases (Hardcover): Christopher J.... In Other Words - An Illustrated Miscellany of the World's Most Intriguing Words and Phrases (Hardcover)
Christopher J. Moore, Simon Winchester 1
R260 R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Save R80 (31%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Ever racked your brain for a word you're convinced should exist, yet is inexplicably absent from the dictionary? All languages have their limitations - should Englis h fall short, the expression may lie elsewhere. That's where this book comes in: a quirky, international lexicon of linguistic gems that capture certain moments or things with satisfying precision. The mots justes are grouped according to language and pref aced with insightful overviews of the relevant cultures. Embellished with entertaining and characterful colour illustrations, The Untranslatable s is the perfect gift book to entertain even the most well -versed polyglot.

Now You're Talking - Human Conversation from the Neanderthals to Artificial Intelligence (Hardcover): Trevor Cox Now You're Talking - Human Conversation from the Neanderthals to Artificial Intelligence (Hardcover)
Trevor Cox 1
R449 R351 Discovery Miles 3 510 Save R98 (22%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Being able to speak is what makes us human. If you've ever felt the shock of listening to a recording of your own voice, you realise how important your voice is to your personal identity. We judge others - and whether we trust them - not just by their words but by the way they talk: their intonation, their pitch, their accent. Now You're Talking explores the full range of our voice - how we speak and how we sing; how our vocal anatomy works; what happens when things go wrong; and how technology enables us to imitate and manipulate the human voice. Trevor Cox talks to vocal coaches who help people to develop their new voice after a gender change; to record producers whose use of technology has transformed the singing voice; and to computer scientists who replicate the human voice in their development of artificial intelligence. Beginning with the Neanderthals, Now You're Talking takes us all the way to the digital age - with the frightening prospect that we may soon hear `Unexpected item in the bagging area' more frequently than a friendly `Hello, how are you?' in the street.

Working with English Grammar - An Introduction (Paperback): Louise Cummings Working with English Grammar - An Introduction (Paperback)
Louise Cummings
R581 R508 Discovery Miles 5 080 Save R73 (13%) Within 7 - 12 working days

This clear and concise introduction offers students of linguistics and English language a comprehensive overview of English grammar, including word structure, major and minor word classes, phrases, clauses and sentences. Based on twenty years' teaching practice, Louise Cummings adopts a unique approach of using three real-world contexts - first language acquisition, language disorders and non-standard dialects - as a pedagogical tool to make grammatical concepts meaningful to students and to improve engagement and understanding. In seven accessible chapters, students are encouraged to develop the analytical skills they require to give a comprehensive description of the grammar of the English language. A range of supportive learning aids is used, including: * Learning objectives and section 'key points' summaries * Varied examples from world Englishes and print media * Homework assignments, exercises and revision questions * Targeted further reading suggestions and 'special topics' boxes * A glossary of 300 entries * An extensive range of online resources for instructors and students, including a test bank of 140 multiple-choice questions, useful links and an answer key.

Handelsgesetzbuch (Paperback): Handelsgesetzbuch (Paperback)
R128 Discovery Miles 1 280 Within 7 - 12 working days
What Happened in the Twentieth Century? - Towards a Critique of Extremist Reason (Paperback): Peter Sloterdijk What Happened in the Twentieth Century? - Towards a Critique of Extremist Reason (Paperback)
Peter Sloterdijk
R433 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R81 (19%) Within 7 - 13 working days

When we look back from the vantage point of the 21st century and ask ourselves what the previous century was all about, what do we see? Our first inclination is to focus on historical events: the 20th century was the age of two devastating world wars, of totalitarian regimes and terrible atrocities like the Holocaust - "the age of extremes," to use Hobsbawm's famous phrase. But in this new book, the philosopher Peter Sloterdijk argues that we will never understand the 20th century if we focus on events and ideologies. Rather, in his view, the predominant motif of the 20th century is what Badiou called a passion for the real, which manifests itself as the will to actualize the truth directly in the here and now. Drawing on his Spheres trilogy, Sloterdijk interprets the actualization of the real in the 20th century as a passion for economic and technological "antigravitation." The rise of consumerism and the easing of the burdens of human life by the constant deployment of new technologies have killed off the kind of radicalism that was rooted in the belief that power would rise from a material base of production. If the 20th century can still inspire us today, it is because the fundamental shift that it brought about opened the way for a critique of extremist reason, a post-Marxist theory of enrichment and a general economy of energy resources based on excess and dissipation. While developing his highly original interpretation of the 20th century, Sloterdijk also addresses a series of related topics including the meaning of the Anthropocene, the domestication of humans and the significance of the sea. The volume also includes major new pieces on Derrida and on Heidegger's politics. This work, by one of the most original thinkers today will appeal to students and scholars across the humanities and social sciences, as well as anyone interested in philosophy and critical theory.

Words to the Wise: A Collection of African Proverbs - A Collection of African Proverbs (Paperback): Julia Stewart Words to the Wise: A Collection of African Proverbs - A Collection of African Proverbs (Paperback)
Julia Stewart
R70 R61 Discovery Miles 610 Save R9 (13%) Within 11 - 17 working days

Proverbs from various African countries, arranged according to theme.

How to Argue with a Cat - A Human's Guide to the Art of Persuasion (Paperback): Jay Heinrichs How to Argue with a Cat - A Human's Guide to the Art of Persuasion (Paperback)
Jay Heinrichs 1
R202 R117 Discovery Miles 1 170 Save R85 (42%) Within 7 - 12 working days

If you can persuade a cat ... you can persuade anyone. This is the essential guide to getting your way. Jay Heinrichs, award-winning author of Thank You for Arguing and advisor to the Pentagon, NASA and Fortune 500 companies, distils a lifetime of negotiating and rhetoric to show you how to win over anyone - from colleagues and bosses, to friends and partners at home (and even the most stubborn of feline adversaries). You'll learn to: Perfect your timing - learn exactly when to pounce Get your body language, tone and gesture just right Think about what your opponent wants - always offer a comfy lap Lure them in by making them think they have the power The result? A happy, hopefully scratch-free, resolution. 'Jay Heinrichs knows a thing or two about arguing' The Times 'A master rhetorician and persuasion guru' Salon 'You got a bunch of logical engineers to inject pathos into their arguments ... it works!' NASA engineer

Write to the Point (Paperback): Sam Leith Write to the Point (Paperback)
Sam Leith 1
R232 R156 Discovery Miles 1 560 Save R76 (33%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Writing tends to make people anxious, and with good reason. The first sentence of a job application letter can consign it to the bin. A speech intended to rouse can put a room to sleep. A mistimed tweet can cost you your job. And a letter to a beloved may aim to convey feelings of tenderness but end up making the recipient laugh rather than melt.

In this complete guide to persuasive writing, Sam Leith shows how to express yourself fully across any medium, and how to maximise your chances of getting your way in every situation. From work reports to Valentine cards, and from emails of condolence to tweets of complaint, Leith lays bare the secrets to successful communication, eloquence and off- and online etiquette. How do you write a job application, a thank-you card, or an email to your bank manager, to your children's headteacher, to your clients or your boss? How do you prepare a speech to win the argument, get the vote of confidence, or embarrass the bridegroom? Getting these things right - or wrong - can be life-changing.

Succinct treatments of the most general principles of style and composition, as well as examinations of specific modes of address (What is a subtweet? How do I write a moving elegy?) are accompanied by concrete and well-illustrated dos and don'ts and examples of wins and fails. Astute, sprightly and illuminating, Write to the Point will give you the skills and confidence you need to get your message across on every occasion.

Learning Zulu - A secret history of language in South Africa (Paperback): Mark Sanders Learning Zulu - A secret history of language in South Africa (Paperback)
Mark Sanders
R385 R303 Discovery Miles 3 030 Save R82 (21%) Within 4 - 10 working days

"Why are you learning Zulu?" When Mark Sanders began studying the language, he was often asked this question. In Learning Zulu, Sanders places his own endeavors within a wider context to uncover how, in the past 150 years of South African history, Zulu became a battleground for issues of property, possession, and deprivation. Sanders combines elements of analysis and memoir to explore a complex cultural history. Perceiving that colonial learners of Zulu saw themselves as repairing harm done to Africans by Europeans, Sanders reveals deeper motives at work in the development of Zulu-language learning-from the emergence of the pidgin Fanagalo among missionaries and traders in the nineteenth century to widespread efforts, in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, to teach a correct form of Zulu. Sanders looks at the white appropriation of Zulu language, music, and dance in South African culture, and at the association of Zulu with a martial masculinity. In exploring how Zulu has come to represent what is most properly and powerfully African, Sanders examines differences in English- and Zulu-language press coverage of an important trial, as well as the role of linguistic purism in xenophobic violence in South Africa. Through one person's efforts to learn the Zulu language, Learning Zulu explores how a language's history and politics infl uence all individuals in a multilingual society.

Language Change (Paperback): Ian Cushing Language Change (Paperback)
Ian Cushing; Edited by (general) Dan Clayton, Marcello Giovanelli
R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Within 7 - 11 working days

Essential study guides for the future linguist. Language Change is an introduction to how English has developed, grown and changed through history. It is suitable for students at advanced level and beyond. Written with input from the Cambridge English Corpus, it explores the nature, origins and process of language change, as well as the attitudes towards it. Furthermore, it looks at the policies and politics behind encouraging or halting change. Using activities to help explain analysis methods, this book guides students through major modern issues and concepts. It summarises key concerns and modern findings, while providing inspiration for language investigations and non-examined assessments (NEAs) with research suggestions.

When They Go Low, We Go High - Speeches That Shape the World and Why We Need Them (Hardcover): Philip Collins When They Go Low, We Go High - Speeches That Shape the World and Why We Need Them (Hardcover)
Philip Collins
R536 R397 Discovery Miles 3 970 Save R139 (26%) Within 7 - 11 working days
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