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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
R303 R267 Discovery Miles 2 670 Save R36 (12%) 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.

mitoni niya nehiyaw / Cree is Who I Am - nehiyaw-iskwew mitoni niya / Me, I am Truly a Cree Woman (Paperback): Sarah Whitecalf mitoni niya nehiyaw / Cree is Who I Am - nehiyaw-iskwew mitoni niya / Me, I am Truly a Cree Woman (Paperback)
Sarah Whitecalf; Edited by H.C. Wolfart, Freda Ahenakew; Preface by Ted Whitecalf
R622 R510 Discovery Miles 5 100 Save R112 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Strong women dominate these reminiscences: the grandmother taught the girl whose mother refused to let her go to school, and the life-changing events they witnessed range from the ravages of the influenza epidemic of 1918-20, to murder committed in a jealous rage, to the abduction of a young woman by underground spirits who grant her healing powers upon her release. A highly personal document, these memoirs are altogether exceptional in recounting the thoughts and feelings of a Cree woman as she copes with the impacts of colonialism but also, in a key chapter, with her loneliness while tending a relative's children in a place far from home-and away from the company of other women. Her experiences and reactions throw fresh light on the lives lived by Plains Cree women on the Canadian prairies over much of the twentieth century. Sarah Whitecalf (1919-1991) spoke Cree exclusively, spending most of her life at Nakiwacihk / Sweetgrass Reserve on the North Saskatchewan River. This is where Leonard Bloomfield was told what would be collected as Sacred Stories of the Sweet Grass Cree in 1925 and where a decade later David Mandelbaum apprenticed himself to Ka-miyokisihkwew / Fineday, the step-grandfather in whose family Sarah Whitecalf grew up.In presenting a Cree woman's view of her world, these memoirs directly reflect the spoken word: Sarah Whitecalf's reminiscences are here printed in Cree exactly as she recorded them, with a close English translation on the facing page. These chapters constitute an autobiography of great personal authority and rare authenticity.

The Little, Brown Compact Handbook with Exercises: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 8th edition): Jane Aaron The Little, Brown Compact Handbook with Exercises: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 8th edition)
Jane Aaron
R1,666 Discovery Miles 16 660 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Little, Brown Compact Handbook with Exercises packages the authority and currency of its best-selling parent, The Little, Brown Handbook, in a briefer book with a spiral binding, tabbed dividers, and more than 150 exercises. A bestseller since publication, The Little, Brown Compact Handbook with Exercises provides reliable and thorough coverage of handbook basics--the writing process, grammar and usage, research and documentation--while also giving detailed discussions of critical reading, academic writing, argument, writing in the disciplines, and public writing. Widely used by both experienced and inexperienced writers, The Little, Brown Compact Handbook with Exercises works as both a comprehensive classroom text and an accessible reference guide. The Little, Brown Compact Handbook with Exercises has a sibling without exercises. Otherwise identical, both books build on their best-selling features with five emphases: (1) media-rich eText and iPad versions, including video tutorials, podcasts, sample documents, exercise, and checklists;(2)academic writing, including a new chapter on joining the academic community, new coverage of genre, more on summary and academic integrity, and four new sample academic papers; (3) research writing, including new material on finding and evaluating Web sites, social-networking sites, blogs, wikis, and multimedia; (4) thorough and up-to-date documentation guidelines, including the most recent versions of MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE styles with models of new media in each style and new annotated sample sources; (5) thewriting process, including new material on genre and strengthened discussions of the thesis and paragraphs.

The Scott Foresman Handbook for Writers: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 9th edition): John Ruszkiewicz, Christy... The Scott Foresman Handbook for Writers: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 9th edition)
John Ruszkiewicz, Christy Friend, Daniel Seward, Maxine Hairston
R1,605 R1,445 Discovery Miles 14 450 Save R160 (10%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

For Freshman Composition courses. Known for innovation you can use, this comprehensive handbook leads the field in addressing research, argument and the most current issues in composition. The Scott Foresman Handbook is designed to anticipate the questions of student writers and answer them clearly, fully, and imaginatively. It supports the multiple dimensions of a writer's work - including language, reading, argument, research, technology, visual learning and more. The eighth edition of Scott Foresman Handbook for Writers continues to break new ground by thinking about how writers may respond to the emerging technologies and theories that impact communication. It is a valuable resource and the ideal guide to help students write in the college classroom and beyond. Part of the MyCompLab Series Student edition now availble with MyCompLab and e-book, at no additional cost. Providing more opportunities for practice, assessment and instruction than any similar site, MyCompLab is a dynamic online resource for the Composition course. It offers market-leading tools for improving grammar, writing and research skills with comprehensive results tracking so students and instructors can gauge student progress. Easy to use and easy to integrate into the classroom, MyCompLab engages students as it builds confidence and helps them to be better writers and researchers. MyCompLab is an incredible value for your students - we'll provide them with pre-paid access when they purchase a new Prentice Hall English textbook. Visit MyCompLab at www.mycomplab.com

The Longman Handbook for Writers and Readers: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 6th edition): Chris Anson, Robert... The Longman Handbook for Writers and Readers: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 6th edition)
Chris Anson, Robert Schwegler
R1,854 Discovery Miles 18 540 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Longman Handbook for Writers and Readers, Sixth Edition, emphasizes writing for different audiences, explores the connection between reading and writing, and presents superior writing across the curriculum coverage while also providing all the handbook basics. A comprehensive reference to writing, research, documentation, and grammar, The Longman Handbook explores the differing audiences, purposes, and conventions of various communities of writers and readers, and offers students concrete strategies for adapting their writing to meet varying rhetorical situations. While emphasizing the academic community, The Longman Handbook also explores the genres of writing that students can expect to find in public and workplace communities. Revised and expanded discussions of writing in the disciplines, different communities' rhetorical situations, visual argument, researching online, and online writing continue to ensure that students have the practical guidance they need to write effectively in today's changing environment

Technical Writing Basics: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 4th edition): Brian Holloway Technical Writing Basics: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 4th edition)
Brian Holloway
R1,499 Discovery Miles 14 990 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

For courses in Technical Writing. This concise and cumulative guide shows students the art of technical writing for a variety of contexts and institutions. Using examples from the business and non-corporate world, the book emphasizes transactional writing through practical explanations, real-world examples, and a variety of "role-playing" exercises. Each section builds on the next as readers learn a variety of models of style and format. This edition features a stronger emphasis on electronic communication, integrated coverage of ethics, and more explanation of how to create technical documents that produce concrete results.

Technical English: Pearson New International Edition - Writing, Reading and Speaking (Paperback, 8th edition): Nell Pickett,... Technical English: Pearson New International Edition - Writing, Reading and Speaking (Paperback, 8th edition)
Nell Pickett, Ann Laster, Katherine Staples
R1,667 Discovery Miles 16 670 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

As the field of Technical Writing has evolved, so has the eighth edition of Technical English. Known for its direct, no-nonsense writing style, plentiful and varied examples, and step-by-step instruction, Technical English leads students through the many facets of technical communication. The Eighth Edition retains much of the vision of the previous editions-it encompasses written, oral, and visual communication-but also reflects current practices in the field of technical writing. With continued emphasis on workplace communication, the focus remains on the entire writing process from planning through revision. Technical English emphasizes efficiency in the search for and evaluating information, designing and preparing graphics and other visuals, and choosing appropriate communication technology and media. In addition, the eighth edition suggests guidelines for research, employment, and grammatical usage

Short Guide to Writing About Psychology: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition): Dana Dunn Short Guide to Writing About Psychology: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Dana Dunn
R1,229 Discovery Miles 12 290 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

For psychology courses that include a writing component. Featuring the latest APA-style guidelines, this concise guide helps students master the skills and conventions they need to write well in psychology. This brief guide takes students step-by-step through the writing process-from choosing a topic, to outlining, drafting, and revising their papers, to seeking feedback from peers. In addition, it presents thorough discussions of researching psychological literature, focusing on online and database research, and presenting those findings in written and oral formats. Special attention is given to interpreting and reporting the results of statistical tests, as well as preparing data displays in tables and figures. Introducing students to all elements of professional writing in APA style, this book is a perfect supplement for courses in the social science disciplines.

Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 10th edition): Robert Freeman, Craig... Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 10th edition)
Robert Freeman, Craig Shoulders, Gregory Allison, G. Smith
R1,699 Discovery Miles 16 990 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

For accounting students enrolled in a governmental and nonprofit accounting course. This is a comprehensive textbook that is written through the eyes of the learner to prepare them for professional government and not-for-profit accounting practice and the CPA exam. *

How English Works: Pearson New International Edition - A Linguistic Introduction (Paperback, 3rd edition): Anne Curzan, Michael... How English Works: Pearson New International Edition - A Linguistic Introduction (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Anne Curzan, Michael Adams
R1,473 Discovery Miles 14 730 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This accessible introduction to the structure of English, general theories in linguistics, and important issues in sociolinguistics, is the first text written specifically for English and Education majors. This engaging introductory language/linguistics textbook provides more extensive coverage of issues of particular interest to English majors and future English instructors. It invites all students to connect academic linguistics to the everyday use of the English language around them. The book's approach taps students' natural curiosity about the English language. Through exercises and discussion questions about ongoing changes in English, How English Works asks students to become active participants in the construction of linguistic knowledge.

Modern Languages - Why It Matters (Paperback): Katrin Kohl Modern Languages - Why It Matters (Paperback)
Katrin Kohl
R259 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R44 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

It might seem as if globalization is making the whole world speak English. But spend time in any major city and you are likely to encounter a cornucopia of languages. Even monolingual people have different ways of speaking to their bosses or teachers, their intimate friends or their pets. And if you live in India or Nigeria, you might use five different languages in the course of a normal day. Bilingual Oxford professor Katrin Kohl makes a passionate case for why we must embrace languages in all their diversity. When you study a language, you gradually open a unique doorway into the world, immerse yourself in a different way of seeing, and discover new ways of communicating with people from different cultures on their terms. Languages open our minds to the diversity of human life in its complex relationships with nature, culture and technology. They enable us to understand why cultural diversity matters, and why we should care about preserving it as much as we care about preserving the diversity of our biological world.

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.

Just the Job - How Trades got their Names (Hardcover): Alexander Tulloch Just the Job - How Trades got their Names (Hardcover)
Alexander Tulloch
R326 R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Save R56 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What did a gongfarmer do? How is a chaperone connected to a bird of prey? What is the etymology behind cloud architect? And is there a link between secretaries and secrets? The story behind these (and many more) job titles is rarely predictable and often fascinating. In this highly original book, Alexander Tulloch examines the etymology behind a selection of trades and professions, unearthing intriguing nuggets of historical information along the way. Here you will find explanations of common surnames, such as Spencer, Hayward and Fletcher; obsolete jobs such as pardoner, cordwainer or telegraph boy; and roles for the modern era, such as wedding planner, pundit and sky marshal. Packed with additional etymological information and literary quotations, this book will appeal not only to linguists but also to anyone interested in the quirky twists and turns of meaning which have given us the job titles with which we are familiar today.

The Cambridge Handbook of Corrective Feedback in Second Language Learning and Teaching (Hardcover): Hossein Nassaji, Eva... The Cambridge Handbook of Corrective Feedback in Second Language Learning and Teaching (Hardcover)
Hossein Nassaji, Eva Kartchava
R3,215 Discovery Miles 32 150 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Corrective feedback is a vital pedagogical tool in language learning. This is the first volume to provide an in-depth analysis and discussion of the role of corrective feedback in second and foreign language learning and teaching. Written by leading scholars, it assembles cutting-edge research and state-of-the-art articles that address recent developments in core areas of corrective feedback including oral, written, computer-mediated, nonverbal, and peer feedback. The chapters are a combination of both theme-based and original empirical studies carried out in diverse second and foreign language contexts. Each chapter provides a concise review of its own topic, discusses theoretical and empirical issues not adequately addressed before, and identifies their implications for classroom instruction and future research. It will be an essential resource for all those interested in the role of corrective feedback in second and foreign language learning and how they can be used to enhance classroom teaching.

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
R540 R489 Discovery Miles 4 890 Save R51 (9%) 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.

Cherokee Reference Grammar (Paperback): Brad Montgomery-Anderson Cherokee Reference Grammar (Paperback)
Brad Montgomery-Anderson
R928 Discovery Miles 9 280 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Cherokees have the oldest and best-known Native American writing system in the United States. Invented by Sequoyah and made public in 1821, it was rapidly adopted, leading to nineteenth-century Cherokee literacy rates as high as 90 percent. This writing system, the Cherokee syllabary, is fully explained and used throughout this volume, the first and only complete published grammar of the Cherokee language. Although the Cherokee Reference Grammar focuses on the dialect spoken by the Cherokees in Oklahoma - the Cherokee Nation and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians - it provides the grammatical foundation upon which all the dialects are based. In his introduction, author Brad Montgomery-Anderson offers a brief account of Cherokee history and language revitalization initiatives, as well as instructions for using this grammar. The book then delves into an explanation of Cherokee pronunciation, orthography, parts of speech, and syntax. While the book is intended as a reference grammar for experienced scholars, Montgomery-Anderson presents the information in accessible stages, moving from easier examples to more complex linguistic structures. Examples are taken from a variety of sources, including many from the Cherokee Phoenix. Audio clips of various text examples throughout can be found on the accompanying CDs. The volume also includes three appendices: a glossary keyed to the text; a typescript for the audio component; and a collection of literary texts: two traditional stories and a historical account of a search party traveling up the Arkansas River. The Cherokee Nation, as the second-largest tribe in the United States and the largest in Oklahoma, along with the United Keetoowah Band and the Eastern band of Cherokees, have a large number of people who speak their native language. Like other tribes, they have seen a sharp decline in the number of native speakers, particularly among the young, but they have responded with ambitious programs for preserving and revitalizing Cherokee culture and language. Cherokee Reference Grammar will serve as a vital resource in advancing these efforts to understand Cherokee history, language, and culture on their own terms.

Introducing Second Language Acquisition - Perspectives and Practices (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Kirsten M. Hummel Introducing Second Language Acquisition - Perspectives and Practices (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Kirsten M. Hummel
R942 Discovery Miles 9 420 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

An up-to-date overview of second language acquisition, designed to engage 21st-century learners Introducing Second Language Acquisition: Perspectives and Practices provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to the main concepts, issues, and debates in second language acquisition studies. This introductory textbook is aimed specifically at students encountering the topic for the first time. Each chapter offers a modern layout with engaging pedagogical features such as self-assessment and discussion questions, project ideas, and further reading and viewing suggestions. The second edition of Introducing Second Language Acquisition: Perspectives and Practices has been fully updated to reflect the most recent scholarship in the field. It introduces a new structure, featuring separate chapters on theoretical perspectives which cover past and present approaches as well as cognitive approaches. New content also includes sections on skill acquisition theory, translanguaging, second language literacy development, and multilingualism. Written in accessible language and with a focus on practical applications, this go-to textbook is a clear and concise introduction to second language acquisition studies, offering lessons drawn from the latest leading research. It is an ideal resource for students in applied linguistics and second language education. This key text offers: Comprehensive coverage of the latest research in second language acquisition studies Improved organizational structure to promote greater student comprehension Engaging introduction to the theoretical underpinnings of second language acquisition, with chapters on first language acquisition and bilingualism and multilingualism Coverage of key topics including acquisition contexts, theoretical perspectives, language teaching methods, and individual differences Pedagogical tools to aid student learning, including "language learning in practice" textboxes, bolded terms defined in the margins, and an end-of-book glossary With a strong focus on the fundamentals, this second edition of Introducing Second Language Acquisition stands as an innovative guide. This book is ideal for today's undergraduate students, offering a practical focus and appealing format that will aid in learning and provide a solid foundation for further study.

The Handbook of English Linguistics (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): Bas Aarts, April McMahon, Lars Hinrichs The Handbook of English Linguistics (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Bas Aarts, April McMahon, Lars Hinrichs
R3,401 Discovery Miles 34 010 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Second edition of this popular Handbook bringing together stimulating discussions of core English linguistics topics in a single, authoritative volume-includes numerous new and thoroughly updated chapters The second edition of the popular Handbook of English Linguistics brings together stimulating discussions of the core topics in English linguistics in a single, authoritative volume. Written by an international team of experts, the chapters cover syntax, methodology, phonetics and phonology, lexis and morphology, variation, stylistics, and discourse, and also provide discussions of theoretical and descriptive research in the field. The revised edition includes new and updated chapters on English Corpus Linguistics, experimental approaches, complements and adjuncts, English phonology and morphology, lexicography, and more. In-depth yet accessible chapters introduce key areas of English linguistics, discuss relevant research, and suggest future research directions. An important academic contribution to the field, this book: Presents thirty-two in-depth, yet accessible, chapters that discuss new research findings across the field, written by both established and emerging scholars from around the world Builds upon the very successful first edition, published in 2006 Incorporates new trends in English linguistics, including digital research methods and theoretical advances in all subfields Suggests future research directions The Handbook of English Linguistics, 2nd Edition is an essential reference work for researchers and students working in the field of English language and linguistics.

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
R625 R560 Discovery Miles 5 600 Save R65 (10%) 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.

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
R1,068 R939 Discovery Miles 9 390 Save R129 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 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.

Technical Communication: Pearson New International Edition - Process and Product (Paperback, 8th edition): Sharon Gerson,... Technical Communication: Pearson New International Edition - Process and Product (Paperback, 8th edition)
Sharon Gerson, Steven Gerson
R1,598 R1,365 Discovery Miles 13 650 Save R233 (15%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

For courses in technical communication, technical writing, business communication, and business writing. Technical Communication: Process and Product, 8e by Sharon J. Gerson and Steven M. Gerson, provides a proven, complete methodology that emphasizes the writing process and shows how it applies to both oral and written communication. With an emphasis on real people and their technical communication, it provides complete coverage of communication channels, ethics, and technological advances. This edition includes information on dispersed teams, collaboration tools, listening skills, and social networking. Using before/after documents, authentic writing samples and skill-building assignments, the book provides a balance of how-to instruction with real-world modeling to address the needs of an evolving workplace.

Technical Communication Today: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 4th edition): Richard Johnson-Sheehan Technical Communication Today: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 4th edition)
Richard Johnson-Sheehan
R1,602 R1,442 Discovery Miles 14 420 Save R160 (10%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Technical Communication Todayremains the only text to fully centralize the computer in the technical workplace, presenting how writers use computers throughout their communication process. Writers use their computers to help them think, research, compose, design, and edit. Not only is Technical Communication Today firmly rooted in core rhetorical principles, but the text also presents computers as thinking tools that powerfully influence how we develop, produce, design, and deliver technical documents and presentations. Clear instruction not only describes technical documents, but also guides the reader through the activity of producing them. Technical Communication Today helps communicators draft and design documents, prepare material for print and Web publication, and make oral presentations; by bringing computers to the foreground as thinking tools, it accurately reflects the modern day computer-centered technical workplace. Technical Communication Today speaks to today's students and how they expect to learn information. Instructional narrative is "chunked," so that readable portions of text are combined with graphics. Not only does this presentation facilitate learning, but it also models the way today's technical documents should be designed. Additionally, the chunked presentation integrates an awareness of how documents are read-often "raided" by readers seeking the information they need. By mirroring these processes in its content and structure, Technical Communication Today offers a higher level of accessibility for readers.

Seven Ways of Looking at Language (Paperback): Ronald Macaulay Seven Ways of Looking at Language (Paperback)
Ronald Macaulay
R774 Discovery Miles 7 740 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.

CXC Study Guide: Communications Studies for CAPE (Mixed media product, 2nd Revised edition): Kathryn Shields Brodber, Arlene... CXC Study Guide: Communications Studies for CAPE (Mixed media product, 2nd Revised edition)
Kathryn Shields Brodber, Arlene Kasmally-Dwarika
R664 Discovery Miles 6 640 Ships in 12 - 17 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.

Introducing Linguistics - Theoretical and Applied Approaches (Paperback): Joyce Bruhn de Garavito, John W. Schwieter Introducing Linguistics - Theoretical and Applied Approaches (Paperback)
Joyce Bruhn de Garavito, John W. Schwieter
R1,110 Discovery Miles 11 100 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Everything we do involves language. Assuming no prior knowledge, this book offers students a contemporary introduction to the study of language. Each thought-provoking chapter is accessible to readers from a variety of fields, and is helpfully organized across six parts: sound; structure and meaning; language typologies and change; language and social aspects; language acquisition; and language, cognition, and the brain. The book's companion website also offers three brief chapters on language and computers; animal communication; and dialectal varieties of English. The chapters feature illustrative tables, figures and maps, along with three types of pedagogical boxes (Linguistic Tidbits; Pause and Reflect; and Eyes on World Languages) that break up text, contextualize information, and provide colourful accents that give real data from languages across the globe. Key words are bolded and defined in a glossary at the end of the book, while end-of-chapter summaries and practice exercises reinforce the key points discussed.

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