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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 39
R294 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R46 (16%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

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.

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
R100 R86 Discovery Miles 860 Save R14 (14%) In stock

Proverbs from various African countries, arranged according to theme.

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
R710 Discovery Miles 7 100 Ships in 10 - 15 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.

Maties En Afrikaans (Afrikaans, Paperback): Pieter Kapp Maties En Afrikaans (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Pieter Kapp
R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Aan die hand van uitgebreide dokumentasie wat korrespondensie, e-posbriewe en koerantartikels insluit, teken die skrywer die verhaal van Afrikaans op Stellenbosch op en bespreek die taaldebat van verskillende kante en vra ook indringende vrae oor die manier waarop die taalkwessie in die toekoms hanteer behoort te word.

Seven Ways of Looking at Language (Paperback): Ronald Macaulay Seven Ways of Looking at Language (Paperback)
Ronald Macaulay
R989 Discovery Miles 9 890 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From the publication of Noam Chomsky's revolutionary Syntactic Structures in 1957, to the counter-revolutions that followed, linguistics has seen many fashions over the years. With new ideas and discoveries constantly challenging the ways we look at language, Ronald Macaulay provides a brief and lively introduction to some of the different approaches linguists have taken to the study of language in all its complexity. Considering language as Meaning, Sound, Form, Communication, Identity, History and Symbol, Macaulay examines the main issues, debates and ideas that have emerged in language study over the last fifty years. Designed for the intending student, as well as the non-specialist general reader with an interest in language, Seven Ways of Looking at Language concisely conveys a review of exciting work in the core areas of linguistics, including phonetics, syntax, semantics, language interaction, language variation, language change and the significance of writing. A helpful glossary, as well as detailed suggestions for further reading, makes this the ideal starting point for anyone wishing to learn about the study of language.

The Horologicon - A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language (Paperback, 5th Anniversary Edition): Mark... The Horologicon - A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language (Paperback, 5th Anniversary Edition)
Mark Forsyth 1
R308 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R56 (18%) In stock

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE ETYMOLOGICON. 'Reading The Horologicon in one sitting is very tempting' Roland White, Sunday Times. Mark Forsyth presents a delightfully eccentric day in the life of unusual, beautiful and forgotten English words. From uhtceare in the hours before dawn through to dream drumbles at bedtime, The Horologicon gives you the extraordinary lost words you never knew you needed. Wake up feeling rough? Then you're philogrobolized. Pretending to work? That's fudgelling (which may lead to rizzling if you feel sleepy after lunch). A Radio 4 Book of the Week, The Horologicon is an eye-opening, page-turning celebration of the English language at its most endearingly arcane.

A Barrel of Monkeys - A Compendium of Collective Nouns for Animals (Hardcover): Samuel Fanous A Barrel of Monkeys - A Compendium of Collective Nouns for Animals (Hardcover)
Samuel Fanous; Foreword by Susie Dent; Illustrated by Thomas Bewick 1
R301 R246 Discovery Miles 2 460 Save R55 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

We're all familiar with 'a flock of sheep' but what are the collective nouns for racehorses, pigs, zebras or giraffes? Drawing on a range of sources, from fifteenth-century hunting terms to more recent inventions that have now entered the language, this book collects over 100 examples of the most interesting collective nouns for animals, each illustrated with charming woodcuts by the renowned naturalist engraver of the eighteenth century, Thomas Bewick. Some describe a key characteristic of the animal in question: 'a shrewdness of apes', 'a busyness of ferrets'. Others are delightfully humorous: 'a piddle of puppies', 'a crash of rhinoceroses'. Featuring pets, farmyard animals, big cats and wild beasts, this beautifully presented book is the perfect gift for animal lovers and all those with an interest in this quirky linguistic tradition.

Language, society and communication - An introduction (Paperback, 2nd ed): Z. Bock, G. Mheta Language, society and communication - An introduction (Paperback, 2nd ed)
Z. Bock, G. Mheta
R515 R440 Discovery Miles 4 400 Save R75 (15%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

We live in a multilingual, transforming society in which language plays a dynamic and central role. We use it every day for communication and it is not possible to imagine life without it - it is generally recognised as a mark of what makes us human. But how often do we think about exactly what language is and how we actually use it? Language, society and communication introduces established and new linguistic concepts and theories, and links these to contemporary issues in society and the media, including new social media, with a particular focus on southern Africa. Language, society and communication explores how language is intricately bound up with issues of power, status and identity. It explores the tension between the diverse nature of everyday language practices, on the one hand, and the societal pressures towards managing and containing this diversity, on the other. It also demonstrates the relevance of linguistic study (e.g. phonology and syntax) to real world problems (e.g. analysis of a child's acquisition of language), within a southern African context. Study questions and case studies, which relate the theoretical ideas discussed to current research, are provided at the end of each chapter. Language, society and communication is aimed at undergraduate students studying linguistics, language and communication and related fields such as language education.

Kontemporere Afrikaanse taalkunde (Afrikaans, Paperback, 2nd ed): W.A.M. Carstens, N. Bosman Kontemporere Afrikaanse taalkunde (Afrikaans, Paperback, 2nd ed)
W.A.M. Carstens, N. Bosman
R595 R504 Discovery Miles 5 040 Save R91 (15%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

In die afgelope bykans 30 jaar het 'n groot leemte ontstaan aan omvattende verwysingsbronne en handboeke in die Afrikaanse taalkunde wat op universiteitsvlak voorgeskryf kan word. In 2014 word hierdie leemte gevul deur Kontemporere Afrikaanse Taalkunde. Die feit dat 'n tweede, hersiene uitgawe slegs drie jaar later verskyn, beklemtoon weereens die groot behoefte aan so 'n bron. Die samestelling van hierdie boek bied 'n nuwe blik op die taalkunde en het wye gebruikspotensiaal omdat dit die kernvelde van die taalkunde, en in die besonder van die Afrikaanse taalkunde, dek. Sodoende gee dit nuwe lewe aan 'n belangrike komponent in die bestudering van die Afrikaanse taal: die taalkunde en alles wat daarmee saamhang. Inhoud en konsepte strek van die ontstaan en aard van die Afrikaanse taal, leksikografie en dokumentontwerp tot fonetiek, fonologie, morfologie, sintaksis, semantiek, pragmatiek, taalverwerwing en die normatiewe taalkunde. Al die bestaande hoofstukke is op datum gebring, en 'n ekstra hoofstuk oor sintaksis is bygevoeg om nuwer sieninge te weerspieel. Bydraes deur spesialiste in die onderskeie velde bied daarom die nuutste navorsing en 'n verskeidenheid teoretiese vertrekpunte met die Afrikaanse taalkunde as fokus. Nuwe en moontlik selfs omstrede standpunte sal akademiese gesprek stimuleer, terwyl elke hoofstuk nasionale en internasionale ontwikkelinge op die bepaalde gebied voorle aan 'n nuwe geslag studente, onderwysers, akademici en taalpraktisyns.

The First English Dictionary 1604 - Robert Cawdrey's 'A Table Alphabeticall' (Paperback): Robert Cawdrey The First English Dictionary 1604 - Robert Cawdrey's 'A Table Alphabeticall' (Paperback)
Robert Cawdrey; Introduction by John Simpson
R280 R233 Discovery Miles 2 330 Save R47 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Here is a real treat for lovers of English - the very first dictionary in our language. Contrary to popular opinion, this honour goes not to Samuel Johnson, whose definitive tome appeared in 1755, but to Robert Cawdrey, who published his Table Alphabeticall in 1604. Written for the benefit of Ladies, Gentlewomen or any other unskilfull persons, this was not a book for scholars but was aimed squarely at the non-fiction best-seller list of its day. It is a treasure-house of meaning, bristling with arresting and eminently quotable definitions. For example geometrie is the 'art of measuring the earth', and hecticke is 'inflaming the hart, and soundest parts of the bodie', while barbarian is 'a rude person', and a concubine is a 'harlot, or light huswife'. Cawdrey did set out to create an exhaustive catalogue of the language but rather a guide which would unlock the mystery of hard usual English wordes, borrowed from the Hebrew, Greeke, Latine, or French for educated gentlefolk encountering new words which English was then absorbing at a phenomenal rate. Every entry in this list of 2,543 words sheds interesting light on early modern life and the development of the language. This edition, prepared from the sole surviving copy of the first edition, now in the Bodleian Library, also includes an extensive introduction setting the dictionary in its historical, social and literary context, and exploring the unusual and interesting career of its little-known author. Published eight years ahead of the first of the first Italian dictionary and 35 years ahead of the first French dictionary, this work shows Cawdrey as a man ahead of his time and foreshadows the phenomenal growth of English and its eventual triumph as the new global lingua franca.

Small Talk auf Spanisch fur Dummies (German, Paperback): Margarita Goerrissen Small Talk auf Spanisch fur Dummies (German, Paperback)
Margarita Goerrissen
R370 R346 Discovery Miles 3 460 Save R24 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Contacts: Langue Et Culture Francaises - Student Activities Manual (Paperback, 8th Workbook ed.): Jean-Paul Valette, Rebecca M... Contacts: Langue Et Culture Francaises - Student Activities Manual (Paperback, 8th Workbook ed.)
Jean-Paul Valette, Rebecca M Valette
R1,227 R1,022 Discovery Miles 10 220 Save R205 (17%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

Provides out-of-class practice, with four parts to each unit. Fran ais ecrit and Fran ais parle contain written and listening activities, respectively, for all three lessons in a unit. Vie pratique offers both written and listening activities based on the practical language section, and Images du monde Francophone provides written and listening activities based on the cultural "magazine" sections. Revision tests appear after Unites 3, 6, 9 and 11.

Student Activity Manual Audio CDs for Riga/Phillips' Ciao! (CD, 8th Revised edition): Carla Riga, Irene Phillips Student Activity Manual Audio CDs for Riga/Phillips' Ciao! (CD, 8th Revised edition)
Carla Riga, Irene Phillips
R1,130 R937 Discovery Miles 9 370 Save R193 (17%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

This audio program is created specifically to help students practice phonetic elements and provide pronunciation practice and grammar-based aural-recognition and oral-comprehension exercises found in the lab manual portion of the Student Activities Manual.

Pronouncing Shakespeare - The Globe Experiment (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): David Crystal Pronouncing Shakespeare - The Globe Experiment (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
David Crystal
R511 R400 Discovery Miles 4 000 Save R111 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

How did Shakespeare's plays sound when they were originally performed? How can we know, and could the original pronunciation ever be recreated? For three days, Shakespeare's Globe presented a production of Romeo and Juliet in original, Shakespearian pronunciation. In an unusual blend of autobiography, narrative, and academic content, David Crystal recounts the unique nature of the experience. He begins by discussing the Globe Theatre's approach to 'original practices', which had dealt with all aspects of Elizabethan stagecraft - except pronunciation. A large section is devoted to the nature of the Early Modern English sound system. There are reports of how the actors coped with the task of learning the pronunciation, how it affected their performances and how the audiences reacted. In this new edition, he reflects on the development of the original pronunciation movement across the world, since the Globe's experiment.

Op die keper beskou - - oor die ontstaan van Afrikaans (Afrikaans, Paperback): H.P. Grebe Op die keper beskou - - oor die ontstaan van Afrikaans (Afrikaans, Paperback)
H.P. Grebe
R415 R360 Discovery Miles 3 600 Save R55 (13%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Met kwessies rondom die wording van Afrikaans in al sy historiese varieteite, lewer Heinrich Grebe in Op die keper beskou - oor die ontstaan van Afrikaans 'n kritiese ontleding, samevatting en verwerking van verskillende standpunte en gegewens oor Afrikaans as taal. Inhoud: Ontstaansteoriee oor Afrikaans; vroee en nuwer standpunte oor Afrikaans; historiese juistheid en teoretiese status; standaard afrikaans en die konstruksie van identiteit Hierdie is die vierde boek in die Talatala-reeks.

Language, society and communication - An introduction (Paperback): Z. Bock, G. Mheta Language, society and communication - An introduction (Paperback)
Z. Bock, G. Mheta
R490 R420 Discovery Miles 4 200 Save R70 (14%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

An introduction to established and new linguistic concepts and theories, and how these link up to contemporary issues in society and the media, including new social media. Explores how language is intricately bound up with issues of power, status and identity. Aimed at undergraduate students studying linguistics, language and communication, and related fields such as language education. Contents include the following: Communication in context; semiotics and multimodality; phonetics and phonology; morphology and syntax; first and second language acquisition; sociolinguistics; linguistic diversity; language and identity; branding and culture jamming.

A framework for the study of linguistics (Paperback): A. Weideman A framework for the study of linguistics (Paperback)
A. Weideman
R350 R307 Discovery Miles 3 070 Save R43 (12%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

The framework for linguistics described in this book is not an introduction to linguistics in the conventional sense. Rather, it is an invitation to those entering the discipline to become intrigued by things lingual. Working from the premise that linguistics is not many disciplines, but one, however much it is sometimes divided up into formal ("theoretical") and sociolinguistic camps, it is designed to provide insight into phenomena operating within the lingual dimension of our experience, that circumscribes the field of linguistics. The framework allows young scholars entering the field to gain an understanding of why and how the discipline is academically sustainable, a perspective that is likely to be useful beyond the shifts in linguistic paradigms that they will no doubt experience in their academic lifetimes.

Talk - The Science of Conversation (Paperback): Elizabeth Stokoe Talk - The Science of Conversation (Paperback)
Elizabeth Stokoe 1
R466 R391 Discovery Miles 3 910 Save R75 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

We spend much of our days talking. Yet we know little about the conversational engine that drives our everyday lives. We are pushed and pulled around by language far more than we realize, yet are seduced by stereotypes and myths about communication. This book will change the way you think about talk. It will explain the big pay-offs to understanding conversation scientifically. Elizabeth Stokoe, a social psychologist, has spent over twenty years collecting and analysing real conversations across settings as varied as first dates, crisis negotiation, sales encounters and medical communication. This book describes some of the findings of her own research, and that of other conversation analysts around the world. Through numerous examples from real interactions between friends, partners, colleagues, police officers, mediators, doctors and many others, you will learn that some of what you think you know about talk is wrong. But you will also uncover fresh insights about how to have better conversations - using the evidence from fifty years of research about the science of talk.

Death in Venice and A Man and His Dog (Paperback): Thomas Mann Death in Venice and A Man and His Dog (Paperback)
Thomas Mann; Edited by Stanley Appelbaum; Translated by Stanley Appelbaum
R396 R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Save R76 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Two works by one of the 20th-century's great writers. In Death in Venice, a renowned author finds himself infatuated by a young boy--an attraction that proves to have fatal consequences. A Man and His Dog is a charming essay about Mann's canine companion, a friendly mongrel pointer that accompanies the author on his morning walks. Stanley Appelbaum provides excellent new English translations on pages facing the original German.

100 Favourite Scots Words (Paperback): Pauline Cairns Speitel 100 Favourite Scots Words (Paperback)
Pauline Cairns Speitel
R242 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R45 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Compiled from the Herald's Scots Word of the Week, this anthology provides a glimpse into the depth of diversity and culture which is to be found in the Scots language. The book reveals the history and growth of the language, spanning from formal language, to obsolete Older Scots, to modern slang.

Saussure and His Interpreters (Hardcover): Roy Harris Saussure and His Interpreters (Hardcover)
Roy Harris
R2,654 Discovery Miles 26 540 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Saussure and his Interpreters is the first major reassessment of the reception of Saussure's ideas throughout the twentieth century. That Saussure's work profoundly influenced developments in such diverse fields as linguistics, anthropology, psychology and literary studies is denied by no one. But what exactly Saussure's views were taken to be by his interpreters has not hitherto been subject to any comprehensive critical survey. How well were Saussure's ideas understood by those who took them up? Or how badly misunderstood? And why? The answers to these questions address central issues in the history of Western culture.

Each chapter focuses on one particular interpreter of Saussure's work, but many others are mentioned in context for purposes of comparison, and attention is drawn to connections and disparities between their interpretations. Those whose interpretations are examined in detail include Bloomfield, Hjelmslev, Jakobson, L vi-Strauss, Chomsky, Barthes and Derrida.

Multilingualism from below - Studies in language policy in South Africa (Paperback): P. Cuvelier, T. du Plessis, M. Meeuwis, R.... Multilingualism from below - Studies in language policy in South Africa (Paperback)
P. Cuvelier, T. du Plessis, M. Meeuwis, R. Vandekerkhove, V. Webb
R420 R364 Discovery Miles 3 640 Save R56 (13%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Standard accounts of language policy and language planning tend to portray language users all too often as the 'passive receivers' of linguistic decisions taken at the higher levels of state organization. Conversely, those who are supposed to 'live' the language policies never really appear to submissively 'implement' them, but, appropriating them, steer them in novel, unforeseen directions through their everyday language practices and their discursive perceptions and interpretations of linguistic realities. It is these dialectic processes of interaction between what is designed from above and how it is responded to from below which give shape to societies' overall patterns of multilingualism. Multilingualism from below resulted from the Second International MIDP Symposium, "Multilingualism from below", held in Antwerp (Belgium) from 14 to 16 September 2009, and hosted jointly by the University of Antwerp, the University of the Free State (South Africa) and the University of Ghent (Belgium). The symposium comprised part of the MIDP colloquia series sponsored by the Province of Antwerp, and brought together several scholars from Africa, America and Europe, as well as from South Africa. The selected papers included in this, the eighth volume in the Van Schaik series, "Studies in language policy in South Africa", critically reflect on themes such as multilingualism and agency; multilingualism and language ideology construction; the management of multilingualism, etc. The diversity of the contributions to this volume underscores the fact that the construction of multilingualism is a complex process of dialectical exchange between top-down and bottom-up actors. Decision making and implementation by agents at grass roots level are affected by non-explicit language ideologies, impacting on the fluidity of both individual and societal multilingualism. In light of this, researchers need to adapt their research approach when investigating language practices on grass roots level. This includes a careful consideration of the concepts 'code switching' or 'code selection' from below. With Multilingualism from below, the editors hope to evoke further discussion on the themes covered in this volume, as well as the opinions expressed by its contributors. The book is particularly directed at readers interested in the intricate relations between language and society, but it can also be used effectively as an important reference work in courses in language policy and language planning with a South African, African, or global focus.

Afrikaanse woordelijs en spelreels - Faksimilee-uitgawe (Afrikaans, Hardcover): T.H. le Roux, D.F. Malherbe, Johannes Smith Afrikaanse woordelijs en spelreels - Faksimilee-uitgawe (Afrikaans, Hardcover)
T.H. le Roux, D.F. Malherbe, Johannes Smith
R253 Discovery Miles 2 530 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Die eerste weergawe van die mees gesaghebbende boek oor die Afrikaanse taal, die Afrikaanse Woordelys en spelreels, is die eerste keer in 1917 uitgegee. Daarom dink die Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns dit goed om 100 jaar later in 2017 n faksimilee-uitgawe daarvan uit te gee. n Beperkte oplaag van hierdie versamelaarsboek word gedruk en is vir belangstellendes in Afrikaans en lesers wat wil sien hoe hierdie taal gelyk het toe dit nog in sy kinderskoene was.

Geletterdheid in die grondslagfase (Afrikaans, Paperback): I.  Joubert, M. Bester, E Meyer Geletterdheid in die grondslagfase (Afrikaans, Paperback)
I. Joubert, M. Bester, E Meyer
R470 R404 Discovery Miles 4 040 Save R66 (14%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Die title behandel die onderrig van Afrikaans as huistaal in Graad 1, 2 en 3 soos beskryf in die Hersiene Nasionale Kurrikulumverklaring (HNKV) binne die raamwerk van uitkomsgerigte onderwys (UGO). Die title bevat ook inligting vir die onderrig van Graad R. Die onderrig van luister, praat, lees en kyk, skryf, dink en redeneer asook taalstruktuur en -gebruik word breedvoerig bespreek en praktiese idees word gegee.

Jespersen: Analytic Syntax (Pr Only) (Hardcover, Univ of Chicago PR ed.): Otto Jespersen Jespersen: Analytic Syntax (Pr Only) (Hardcover, Univ of Chicago PR ed.)
Otto Jespersen
R918 Discovery Miles 9 180 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Here the great Danish linguist Otto Jespersen puts forward his views on grammatical structure in a kind of shorthand formalism, devising symbols that represent various grammatical elements and then analyzing numerous sentences in terms of these symbols. The contemporaneity of these analyses is remarkable, for they allude to concepts that were uncongenial to linguists in 1937 when the book was first published, but which have come to be generally accepted in the linguistics community during the past twenty-five years.

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