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Great Stories by Kafka and Rilke-Du (Paperback): Franz Kafka, Rainer Ma Great Stories by Kafka and Rilke-Du (Paperback)
Franz Kafka, Rainer Ma
R272 R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Save R50 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

At the turn of the twentieth century, the city of Prague hosted a cosmopolitan culture whose literary scene abounded in experimental writers. Two of the city's natives are featured in this dual-language volume: Franz Kafka, whose fiction is synonymous with the anguish of modern life; and the poet Rainer Maria Rilke, whose stories unfold in the same transcendent lyricism as his verse. Twelve of Kafka's stories from the collection"

Build Your English Word Power with Latin Numbers (Paperback, Student ed.): Rudolph Masciantonio Build Your English Word Power with Latin Numbers (Paperback, Student ed.)
Rudolph Masciantonio
R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A great way to show some of the linguistic and cultural values of the study of Latin to a very broad spectrum of students in intermediate and secondary grades.

-- For students from grades four through twelve and learners of all ages

-- A textbook for part of an English or Latin course

-- An introduction to Latin for teachers with varying backgrounds in Latin

Metaphor - Embodied Cognition and Discourse (Hardcover): Beate Hampe Metaphor - Embodied Cognition and Discourse (Hardcover)
Beate Hampe
R2,229 R2,053 Discovery Miles 20 530 Save R176 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Metaphor theory has shifted from asking whether metaphor is 'conceptual' or 'linguistic' to debating whether it is 'embodied' or 'discursive'. Although recent work in the social and cognitive sciences has yielded clear opportunities to resolve that dispute, the divide between discourse- and cognition-oriented approaches has remained. To unite the field, this book brings together leading metaphor researchers from a number of disciplines. It collects major arguments and presents a wide variety of empirical evidence, placing special emphasis on the embodiment and socio-cultural embeddedness of cognition, as well as the multi-modal and social-interactive nature of communication. It shows that metaphor theory can only profit from an approach that takes multiple perspectives into consideration and tries to account for findings yielded by multiple methodologies. By doing so, it works towards a dynamic, multi-dimensional, socio-cognitive model of metaphor that goes beyond what research traditions have separately achieved.

Questionnaires in Second Language Research - Construction, Administration, and Processing (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Zoltan... Questionnaires in Second Language Research - Construction, Administration, and Processing (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Zoltan Dornyei, Tatsuya Taguchi
R1,008 R871 Discovery Miles 8 710 Save R137 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Questionnaires in Second Language Research: Construction, Administration, and Processing is the first guide in the second language field devoted to the question of how to produce and use questionnaires as reliable and valid research instruments. It offers a thorough overview of the theory of questionnaire design, administration, and processing, made accessible by concrete, real-life second language research applications. This Second Edition features a new chapter on how an actual scientific instrument was developed using the theoretical guidelines in the book, and new sections on translating questionnaires and collecting survey data on the Internet. Researchers and students in second language studies, applied linguistics, and TESOL programs will find this book invaluable, and it can also be used as a textbook for courses in quantitative research methodology and survey research in linguistics, psychology, and education departments.

So You Really Want to Learn Latin Book III Answer Book (Paperback): N.R.R. Oulton So You Really Want to Learn Latin Book III Answer Book (Paperback)
N.R.R. Oulton
R372 Discovery Miles 3 720 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book provides a complete set of answers to the exercises in So You Really Want To Learn Latin Book III. - Features the complete set of answers to the exercises in So You Really Want To Learn Latin Book III to save you time marking work - Helps to identify areas of weakness that require further revision and practice

Converse Kiswahili Ongea - A Phrase Book (English, Swahili, Paperback): Sharifa M. Zawawi Converse Kiswahili Ongea - A Phrase Book (English, Swahili, Paperback)
Sharifa M. Zawawi
R278 R213 Discovery Miles 2 130 Save R65 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The New Psychology of Language - Cognitive and Functional Approaches To Language Structure, Volume I (Paperback): Michael... The New Psychology of Language - Cognitive and Functional Approaches To Language Structure, Volume I (Paperback)
Michael Tomasello
R906 Discovery Miles 9 060 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book, which gathers in one place the theories of 10 leading cognitive and functional linguists, represents a new approach that may define the next era in the history of psychology: It promises to give psychologists a new appreciation of what this variety of linguistics can offer their study of language and communication. In addition, it provides cognitive-functional linguists new models for presenting their work to audiences outside the boundaries of traditional linguistics. Thus, it serves as an excellent text for courses in psycholinguistics, and appeal to students and researchers in cognitive science and functional linguistics.

Business Bullshit (Paperback): Andre Spicer Business Bullshit (Paperback)
Andre Spicer
R220 R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Save R40 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Our organizations are flooded with empty talk. We are constantly "going forward" to lands of "deliverables", stopping off on the "journey" to "drill down" into "best practice". Being an expert at using management speak has become more important in corporate life than delivering long lasting results. The upshot is that meaningless corporate jargon is killing our organizations. In this book, management scholar Andre Spicer argues we need to call this empty talk what it is: bullshit. The book looks at how organizations have become vast machines for manufacturing, distributing and consuming bullshit. It follows how the meaningless language of management has spread through schools, NGOs, politics and the media. Business Bullshit shows you how to spot business bullshit, considers why it is so popular, and outlines the impact it has on organizations and the people who work there. It also outlines what we can do to minimise bullshit at work. The author makes a case for why organizations need to avoid empty talk and reconnect with core activities. This provocative, lucid book is essential reading for professionals, researchers and managers.

Caught'ya! Grammar with a Giggle for Middle School - Giggles in the Middle (Paperback): Jane Bell Kiester Caught'ya! Grammar with a Giggle for Middle School - Giggles in the Middle (Paperback)
Jane Bell Kiester
R471 R377 Discovery Miles 3 770 Save R94 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Jane Bell Kiester, author of the popular Caught ya Grammar with a Giggle series, has adapted her effective and fun approach to meet the specific learning needs of middle-school students. This resource improves writing and editing skills, raises test scores, engages students, and creates classrooms filled with giggles Giggles in the Middle offers middle-school teachers all the benefits of the previous Caught ya books, plus some helpful extras created especially for the middle-school student. You ll find: One continuous story, The Bizarre Mystery of Horribly Hard Middle School, divided into three parts, each with enough sentences for an entire school year. Classroom-tested writing assignment suggestions, mini-lessons, and teaching tips. Almost-midterm and final exam tests for each grade, with teacher keys. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions. Complete vocabulary lists for words used in each story. A CD with the Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics Guide for easy reference and duplication; the complete, uninterrupted story in narrative form; and the Caught ya sentences. Giggles in the Middle gives middle-school teachers the perfect alternative to boring grammar books and dry lectures. With this flexible, proven approach to developing grammar, usage, and mechanics (GUM) skills, as well as vocabulary, everyone has fun while they learn "

Lazarillo de Tormes (Dual-Language) (Paperback): Anon Lazarillo de Tormes (Dual-Language) (Paperback)
Anon
R163 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R30 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The first picaresque novel, and one of the gems of Spanish literature. A brief, simply told tale of a rogue's adventures and misadventures-full of laconic cynicism and spiced with puns and word play. Introduction, Notes, and new English translation by Stanley Appelbaum.

The Handbook of Korean Linguistics (Hardcover): Lucien Brown, Jae-Hoon Yeon The Handbook of Korean Linguistics (Hardcover)
Lucien Brown, Jae-Hoon Yeon
R3,341 R2,533 Discovery Miles 25 330 Save R808 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The Handbook of Korean Linguistics presents state-of-the-art overviews of the linguistic research on the Korean language. Structured to allow a range of theoretical perspectives in addressing linguistic phenomena Includes chapters on Old Korean and Middle Korean, present-day language policies in North and South Korea, social aspects of Korean as a heritage language, and honorifics Indispensable and unique resource not only for those studying Korean linguistics but cross-linguistic research in general

Historical Linguistics - Theory and Method (Paperback): Mark Hale Historical Linguistics - Theory and Method (Paperback)
Mark Hale
R785 R617 Discovery Miles 6 170 Save R168 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

This book goes beyond the boundaries of a standard text, using controversial and compelling ideas to explore the relationship between fundamental concepts in historical linguistics.
An original and engaging introduction to the subject of historical linguistics


Presents controversial but compelling ideas in developing a clear understanding as to why historical linguistics has had significant success in some domains, such as phonological history, and why it is considerably less successful in others


Explores the relationship between fundamental concepts in historical linguistics, topics such as 'language' and 'change', and corresponding notions in contemporary (synchronic) linguistic theory


Features extensive discussion of traditional and theoretically-oriented historical work in the domains of phonology and syntax.

Passwords - Philology, Security, Authentication (Hardcover): Brian Lennon Passwords - Philology, Security, Authentication (Hardcover)
Brian Lennon
R662 R613 Discovery Miles 6 130 Save R49 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Cryptology, the mathematical and technical science of ciphers and codes, and philology, the humanistic study of natural or human languages, are typically understood as separate domains of activity. But Brian Lennon contends that these two domains, both concerned with authentication of text, should be viewed as contiguous. He argues that computing's humanistic applications are as historically important as its mathematical and technical ones. What is more, these humanistic uses, no less than cryptological ones, are marked and constrained by the priorities of security and military institutions devoted to fighting wars and decoding intelligence. Lennon's history encompasses the first documented techniques for the statistical analysis of text, early experiments in mechanized literary analysis, electromechanical and electronic code-breaking and machine translation, early literary data processing, the computational philology of late twentieth-century humanities computing, and early twenty-first-century digital humanities. Throughout, Passwords makes clear the continuity between cryptology and philology, showing how the same practices flourish in literary study and in conditions of war. Lennon emphasizes the convergence of cryptology and philology in the modern digital password. Like philologists, hackers use computational methods to break open the secrets coded in text. One of their preferred tools is the dictionary, that preeminent product of the philologist's scholarly labor, which supplies the raw material for computational processing of natural language. Thus does the historic overlap of cryptology and philology persist in an artifact of computing-passwords-that many of us use every day.

Simply a Particular Contemporary: Interviews, 1970-79, Volume 5 - Essays and Interviews (Hardcover): Roland Barthes Simply a Particular Contemporary: Interviews, 1970-79, Volume 5 - Essays and Interviews (Hardcover)
Roland Barthes
R374 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R32 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Roland Barthes, whose centenary falls in 2015, was a restless, protean thinker. A constant innovator, often as a daring smuggler of ideas from one discipline to another, he first gained an audience with his pithy essays on mass culture and then went on to produce some of the most suggestive and stimulating cultural criticism of the late twentieth century, including Empire of Signs, The Pleasure of the Text, and Camera Lucida. In 1976, this one time structuralist outsider was elected to a chair at France's preeminent College de France, where he chose to style himself as professor of literary semiology until his death in 1980. The greater part of Barthes's published writings have been available to a French audience since 2002, but here, translator Chris Turner presents a collection of essays, interviews, prefaces, book reviews, and other journalistic material for the first time in English. Divided into five themed volumes, readers are presented in volume five, 'Simply a Particular Contemporary': Interviews, with four interviews Barthes conducted between 1970 and 1979, varying widely in style and content.

The Arabic Linguistic Tradition (Paperback): Georges Bohas, Jean-Patrick Guillaume, Djamel Eddine Kouloughli The Arabic Linguistic Tradition (Paperback)
Georges Bohas, Jean-Patrick Guillaume, Djamel Eddine Kouloughli
R666 Discovery Miles 6 660 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The importance and richness of the Arabic linguistic tradition, largely neglected by Western literature, is amply demonstrated by this book, first published in 1990. Written by three experts in the field, it provides us with a comprehensive survey of the historical constitution and theoretical structure of the Arabic linguistic tradition from its beginnings in the eighth century to its mature state around the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Besides grammar, the book covers such fields as rhetoric, grammatical semantics, and methodological issues, and pays particular attention to the most representative works of the classical period. It also has the unique benefit of containing the historical background.

The Kingdom of Speech (Paperback): Tom Wolfe The Kingdom of Speech (Paperback)
Tom Wolfe
R284 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R72 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
UEbungsbuch Spanische Grammatik fur Dummies (German, Paperback): Jimena Ruiz UEbungsbuch Spanische Grammatik fur Dummies (German, Paperback)
Jimena Ruiz
R449 R402 Discovery Miles 4 020 Save R47 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Methods in Pragmatics (Hardcover): Andreas H Jucker, Klaus P. Schneider, Wolfram Bublitz Methods in Pragmatics (Hardcover)
Andreas H Jucker, Klaus P. Schneider, Wolfram Bublitz
R5,161 R4,312 Discovery Miles 43 120 Save R849 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Language Myths, Mysteries and Magic (Paperback): Karen Stollznow Language Myths, Mysteries and Magic (Paperback)
Karen Stollznow
R1,345 Discovery Miles 13 450 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Can a bump on the head cause someone to speak with a different accent? Can animals, aliens, and objects talk? Can we communicate with gods, demons, and the dead? Language Myths, Mysteries and Magic is a curio shop full of colourful superstitions, folklore, and legends about language.

Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics - Figurative Language (Paperback, New): Barbara Dancygier, Eve Sweetser Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics - Figurative Language (Paperback, New)
Barbara Dancygier, Eve Sweetser
R671 R608 Discovery Miles 6 080 Save R63 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This lively introduction to figurative language explains a broad range of concepts, including metaphor, metonymy, simile, and blending, and develops new tools for analyzing them. It coherently grounds the linguistic understanding of these concepts in basic cognitive mechanisms such as categorization, frames, mental spaces, and viewpoint; and it fits them into a consistent framework which is applied to cross-linguistic data and also to figurative structures in gesture and the visual arts. Comprehensive and practical, the book includes analyses of figurative uses of both word meanings and linguistic constructions. * Provides definitions of major concepts * Offers in-depth analyses of examples, exploring multiple levels of complexity * Surveys figurative structures in different discourse genres * Helps students to connect figurative usage with the conceptual underpinnings of language * Goes beyond English to explore cross-linguistic and cross-modal data

The Handbook of Advanced Proficiency in Second Language Acquisition (Hardcover): Paul A Malovrh, Alessandro G. Benati The Handbook of Advanced Proficiency in Second Language Acquisition (Hardcover)
Paul A Malovrh, Alessandro G. Benati
R2,903 R2,667 Discovery Miles 26 670 Save R236 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A comprehensive, current review of the research and approaches to advanced proficiency in second language acquisition The Handbook of Advanced Proficiency in Second Language Acquisition offers an overview of the most recent and scientific-based research concerning higher proficiency in second language acquisition (SLA). With contributions from an international team of experts in the field, the Handbook presents several theoretical approaches to SLA and offers an examination of advanced proficiency from the viewpoint of various contexts and dimensions of second language performance. The authors also review linguistic phenomena among advanced learners through the lens of phonology and grammar development. Comprehensive in scope, this book provides an overview of advanced proficiency grounded in socially-relevant domains of second language acquisition including discourse, reading, genre-based writing, and pragmatic competence. The authoritative volume brings together the theoretical accounts of advanced language use combined with solid empirical research. Includes contributions from an international collection of noted scholars in the field of second language acquisition Offers a variety of theoretical approaches to SLA Contains information on the most recent empirical research that contributes to an understanding of SLA Describes performance phenomena according to multiple approaches to SLA Written for scholars, students and linguists, The Handbook of Advanced Proficiency in Second Language Acquisition is a comprehensive text that offers the most recent developments in the study of advanced proficiency in the acquisition of a second language.

Linguistics - An Introduction to Linguistic Theory (Paperback): Bruce Hayes, Susan Curtiss, Anna Szabolcsi, Tim Stowell, Edward... Linguistics - An Introduction to Linguistic Theory (Paperback)
Bruce Hayes, Susan Curtiss, Anna Szabolcsi, Tim Stowell, Edward Stabler, …
R1,542 R1,183 Discovery Miles 11 830 Save R359 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

"Linguistics: An Introduction to Linguistic Theory" is a textbook, written for introductory courses in linguistic theory for undergraduate linguistics majors and first-year graduate students. Twelve major figures in the field bring their expertise to each of the core areas of the field - morphology, syntax, semantics, phonetics, phonology, and language acquisition.

In each section the book is concerned with discussing the underlying principles common to all languages, showing how these are revealed in language acquisition and in the specific grammars of the world's languages. Theoretical concepts are introduced through the analysis of a wide set of language data from Arabic to Zulu. The student will learn how to "do" linguistics by working through real linguistic data. Each section explains how to define and solve a problem; organizes the data into paradigms revealing the structured patterns in the data; formulates generalizations based on these patterns; proposes rules or principles to account for the generalization; seeks independent evidence in its argument for the proposed theoretical construct.


The book brings the latest developments in theoretical linguistics to bear in its discussion of the traditional issues. It covers these subjects in greater depth than is found in most introductory texts permitting the student to proceed directly, after using this text, to graduate courses in the field. It contains problems, a glossary, and a bibliography for further reading.

"Linguistics "is supported by an instructor's manual.

Linguistics (Hardcover): Anne E. Baker, Kees Hengeveld Linguistics (Hardcover)
Anne E. Baker, Kees Hengeveld
R1,730 R1,328 Discovery Miles 13 280 Save R402 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Linguistics is a comprehensive crosslinguistic introduction to the study of language, and is ideal for students with no background in linguistics. * A comprehensive introduction to the study of language, set apart by its inclusion of cross-linguistic data from over 80 different spoken and signed languages * Explores how language works by examining discourse, sentence-structure, meaning, words, and sounds * Introduces psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic issues, including language acquisition, neurolinguistics, language variation, language change, language contact, and multilingualism * Written in a problem-oriented style to engage readers, and is ideal for those new to the subject * Incorporates numerous student-friendly features throughout, including extensive exercises, summaries, assignments, and suggestions for further reading * Based on the bestselling Dutch edition of this work, the English edition has been revised and expanded to offer an up-to-date and engaging survey of linguistics for students new to the field

The Origins of Grammar - Language in the Light of Evolution II (Hardcover, New): James R Hurford The Origins of Grammar - Language in the Light of Evolution II (Hardcover, New)
James R Hurford
R1,030 R975 Discovery Miles 9 750 Save R55 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This is the second of the two closely linked but self-contained volumes that comprise James Hurford's acclaimed exploration of the biological evolution of language. In the first book he looked at the evolutionary origins of meaning, ending as our distant ancestors were about to step over the brink to modern language. He now considers how that step might have been taken and the consequences it undoubtedly had.
The capacity for language lets human beings formulate and express an unlimited range of propositions about real or fictitious worlds. It allows them to communicate these propositions, often overlaid with layers of nuance and irony, to other humans who can then interpret and respond to them. These processes take place at breakneck speed. Using a language means learning a vast number of arbitrary connections between forms and meanings and rules on how to manipulate them, both of which a normal human child can do in its first few years of life. James Hurford looks at how this miracle came about.
The book is divided into three parts. In the first the author surveys the syntactic structures evident in the communicative behaviour of animals, such as birds and whales, and discusses how vocabularies of learned symbols could have evolved and the effects this had on human thought. In the second he considers how far the evolution of grammar depended on biological or cultural factors. In the third and final part he describes the probable route by which the human language faculty and languages evolved from simple beginnings to their present complex state.

Armenian-English, English-Armenian Dictionary (English, Armenian, Paperback): Diana Aroutunian, Susanna Aroutunian Armenian-English, English-Armenian Dictionary (English, Armenian, Paperback)
Diana Aroutunian, Susanna Aroutunian
R354 R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Save R89 (25%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

This concise dictionary contains over 9,000 entries, phonetics for both languages, concise, easy-to-use format, parts of speech indicated, and the only Easter-Armenian dictionary on the market.

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