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Academic Writing for Graduate Students - Essential Tasks and Skills (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): John M. Swales, Christine... Academic Writing for Graduate Students - Essential Tasks and Skills (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
John M. Swales, Christine B. Feak
R546 R512 Discovery Miles 5 120 Save R34 (6%) In stock

Like its predecessor, the third edition of A"cademic Writing for Graduate Students "explains understanding the intended audience, the purpose of the paper, and academic genres; includes the use of task-based methodology, analytic group discussion, and genre consciousness-raising; shows how to write summaries and critiques; features Language Focus sections that address linguistic elements as they affect the wider rhetorical objectives; and helps students position themselves as junior scholars in their academic communities.
Among the many changes in the third edition:
*newer, longer, and more authentic texts and examples
*greater discipline variety in texts (added texts from hard sciences and engineering)
*more in-depth treatment of research articles
*greater emphasis on vocabulary issues
*revised flow-of-ideas section
*additional tasks that require students to do their own research
*more corpus-informed content
*binding that allows the book to lay flat when open.
The Commentary (teacher's notes and key) (978-0-472-03506-9) has been revised expanded.

The Secret Life of Language (Paperback): Simon Pulleyn The Secret Life of Language (Paperback)
Simon Pulleyn 1
R310 R247 Discovery Miles 2 470 Save R63 (20%) Within 7 - 12 working days

This book looks at how language has evolved around the globe from ancestral proto-languages to our recognisable modern tongues. It demonstrates how language has been shaped by social and cultural influences, and even explains how our anatomy affects the articulation, and therefore evolution, of words. Discover the surprising stories behind the origin of the written word, the difficulties of decipherment and the challenge of inventing from scratch languages such as Dothraki. Combining expert analysis with accessible narrative and fun illustrations, The Secret Life of Language makes even the complex topics of philology, morphology and phonology easy to understand.

Word Origin 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar (Calendar): Gregory McNamee Word Origin 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar (Calendar)
Gregory McNamee 1
R285 R221 Discovery Miles 2 210 Save R64 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Featuring new words from the Oxford English Dictionary and Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary as well as age-old terms from Greek, Roman, French, and other languages, The Word Origin 2019 Calendar delights linguistic lovers with little-known, fascinating derivations. Learn the remarkable origin behind obscure words as well as everyday phrases, clich s, and expressions for a year's worth of etymological fun. As an added bonus, the back of each page includes daily extra content such as puzzles, jokes, lists, quotes, activities, tips, and trivia. The calendar's author, Gregory McNamee, is a contributing editor to the Encyclopedia Britannica, writing on language, world geography, and other subjects.

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

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

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

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

Merriam-Webster's Everyday Language Reference Set (Paperback): Merriam-Webster Merriam-Webster's Everyday Language Reference Set (Paperback)
Merriam-Webster
R451 R375 Discovery Miles 3 750 Save R76 (17%) Within 7 - 15 working days
Politics and the News Media in Japan (Paperback): Ofer Feldman Politics and the News Media in Japan (Paperback)
Ofer Feldman
R693 Discovery Miles 6 930 Within 7 - 15 working days

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

Waar Rats Die Ribbok Gaan - Briewe Van Elsabe Steenberg (Afrikaans, Paperback): Sarel Venter Waar Rats Die Ribbok Gaan - Briewe Van Elsabe Steenberg (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Sarel Venter
R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 In stock

Elsabe Steenberg was die suster van André P. Brink en self ‘n gewilde en bekroonde Afrikaanse skryfster, veral bekend vir haar kinder- en jeugliteratuur. Sy het egter ook, onder andere, kortverhale en dramas geskryf. Sy is met veelvuldige sklerose gediagnoseer, maar het ten spyte daarvan aangehou skryf. Sy sou hierdie jaar haar 80ste verjaarsdag gevier het.

Hierdie is ‘n versameling briewe wat Elsabe geskryf het aan Elizabeth Venter, die samesteller se vrou. Dit vertel die verhaal van die Steenberg-gesin oor meer as 30 jaar, Elsabe se skryfwerk, haar werk as dosent in Potchefstroom- en haar uitmergelende siekte.

Die gevierde en bekroonde skryfster is in 1996 aan veelvuldige sklerose oorlede. Haar laaste brief aan Elizabeth is ‘n maand vroeër geskryf.

The Flickering Page - The Reading Experience in Digital Times (Paperback): M. Allen Cunningham The Flickering Page - The Reading Experience in Digital Times (Paperback)
M. Allen Cunningham; Illustrated by Nathan Shields
R217 R175 Discovery Miles 1 750 Save R42 (19%) Within 7 - 15 working days
Told in Letters - Epistolary Fiction Before Richardson (Paperback): Robert Day Told in Letters - Epistolary Fiction Before Richardson (Paperback)
Robert Day
R802 Discovery Miles 8 020 Within 7 - 15 working days

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

Cambridge Latin Course Unit 3 Teacher's Manual North American Edition (2009) (Spiral bound, 4th ed.): North American... Cambridge Latin Course Unit 3 Teacher's Manual North American Edition (2009) (Spiral bound, 4th ed.)
North American Cambridge Classics Project
R1,304 Discovery Miles 13 040 Within 7 - 15 working days

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

Cambridge Latin Course Unit 1 Teacher's Manual North American Edition (2009) (Spiral bound, 4th ed.): North American... Cambridge Latin Course Unit 1 Teacher's Manual North American Edition (2009) (Spiral bound, 4th ed.)
North American Cambridge Classics Project
R1,286 Discovery Miles 12 860 Within 7 - 15 working days

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

Cambridge Latin Course Unit 4 Teacher's Manual North American Edition (2009) (Spiral bound, 4th Teacher ed.): Stephanie... Cambridge Latin Course Unit 4 Teacher's Manual North American Edition (2009) (Spiral bound, 4th Teacher ed.)
Stephanie Pope, Patricia Bell, Stan Farrow, Richard Popeck, Anne Shaw
R1,312 Discovery Miles 13 120 Within 7 - 15 working days

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

That's The Way It Crumbles - The American Conquest of the English Language (Paperback, Main): Matthew Engel That's The Way It Crumbles - The American Conquest of the English Language (Paperback, Main)
Matthew Engel 1
R217 R165 Discovery Miles 1 650 Save R52 (24%) Within 7 - 12 working days

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

Rollercoasters - Abomination Reading Guide (Staple bound): Valerie Peters Rollercoasters - Abomination Reading Guide (Staple bound)
Valerie Peters
R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Within 7 - 12 working days

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

The New Art and Science of Teaching Reading - (how to Teach Reading Comprehension Using a Literacy Development Model)... The New Art and Science of Teaching Reading - (how to Teach Reading Comprehension Using a Literacy Development Model) (Paperback)
Julia A. Simms, Robert J. Marzano
R649 R478 Discovery Miles 4 780 Save R171 (26%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Hand-Book of Standard or American Phonography (Classic Reprint) (Hardcover): Andrew J. Graham The Hand-Book of Standard or American Phonography (Classic Reprint) (Hardcover)
Andrew J. Graham
R770 Discovery Miles 7 700 Within 7 - 15 working days
That Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means - The 150 Most Commonly Misused Words and Their Tangled Histories (Hardcover):... That Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means - The 150 Most Commonly Misused Words and Their Tangled Histories (Hardcover)
Kathryn Petras, Ross Petras
R278 R214 Discovery Miles 2 140 Save R64 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Mrs J Rocks - A Self-help English Book: Warning May Make English Seem Easy (Paperback): Mrs J Rocks - A Self-help English Book: Warning May Make English Seem Easy (Paperback)
R124 R100 Discovery Miles 1 000 Save R24 (19%) Within 7 - 12 working days
Four Corners Level 1 Super Value Pack (Full Contact B with Self-Study CD-ROM and Online Workbook B) (Hardcover): Jack C... Four Corners Level 1 Super Value Pack (Full Contact B with Self-Study CD-ROM and Online Workbook B) (Hardcover)
Jack C Richards, David Bohlke
R614 Discovery Miles 6 140 Within 7 - 15 working days
Four Corners Level 2 Super Value Pack (Full Contact with Self-Study CD-ROM and Online Workbook) (Book): Jack C Richards, David... Four Corners Level 2 Super Value Pack (Full Contact with Self-Study CD-ROM and Online Workbook) (Book)
Jack C Richards, David Bohlke
R1,194 Discovery Miles 11 940 Within 7 - 15 working days
Four Corners Level 3 Super Value Pack (Full Contact with Self-Study CD-ROM and Online Workbook) (Book): Jack C Richards, David... Four Corners Level 3 Super Value Pack (Full Contact with Self-Study CD-ROM and Online Workbook) (Book)
Jack C Richards, David Bohlke
R1,189 Discovery Miles 11 890 Within 7 - 15 working days
Four Corners Level 3 Super Value Pack (Full Contact B with Self-Study CD-ROM and Online Workbook B) (Book): Jack C Richards,... Four Corners Level 3 Super Value Pack (Full Contact B with Self-Study CD-ROM and Online Workbook B) (Book)
Jack C Richards, David Bohlke
R620 Discovery Miles 6 200 Within 7 - 15 working days
Four Corners Level 1 Super Value Pack (Full Contact with Self-Study CD-ROM and Online Workbook) (Book): Jack C Richards, David... Four Corners Level 1 Super Value Pack (Full Contact with Self-Study CD-ROM and Online Workbook) (Book)
Jack C Richards, David Bohlke
R1,191 Discovery Miles 11 910 Within 7 - 15 working days
Brown's First Lessons in Language and Grammar (Classic Reprint) (Hardcover): Milo Baldwin Hall Brown's First Lessons in Language and Grammar (Classic Reprint) (Hardcover)
Milo Baldwin Hall
R648 Discovery Miles 6 480 Within 7 - 15 working days
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