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Opstokers, Fopdossers en Tweegatjakkalse (Afrikaans, Paperback): Herman Lategan Opstokers, Fopdossers en Tweegatjakkalse (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Herman Lategan
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) Ships in 11 - 16 working days

Hierdie versameling stories en besinnings uit die immergewilde skrywer se “Woorde wat wip”-rubriek wat tweeweekliks in Rapport verskyn, sal lesers met selfs die stroefste hallelujagesigte opkikker.

In hierdie boek kry jy insae in hoe stories rondom woorde gevorm word. Herman kies telkens ’n woord en bou ’n storie om dit. Die inhoud val uiteen as ’n tipe abecedarium – speelse inskripsies volgens die letters van die alfabet, dikwels met woorde wat nie meer alledaags gebruik word nie of die gevaar loop om in onbruik te raak.

Al gewonder wat ’n huilboerboom, meelwurms, kofia, ietsjoebeentjie, sandkombers of kamdebooharpuisbos is? In hierdie boek word di woorde, en vele meer, geaktiveer as spilpunte waarom heerlike stories verweef is. Ideaal vir proe-proe lees op enige plek waar jy jou sit of l die lekkerste kry.

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
R617 R565 Discovery Miles 5 650 Save R52 (8%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

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 The Commentary has also been revised and expanded. This edition of Academic Writing for Graduate Students, like its predecessors, has many special features: It is based on the large body of research literature dealing with the features of academic (or research) English and extensive classroom experience. It is as much concerned with developing academic writers as it is improving academic texts. It provides assistance with writing part-genres (problem-solutions and Methods and Discussion sections) and genres (book reviews,research papers). Its approach is analytical and rhetorical-users apply analytical skills to the discourses of their chosen disciplines to explore how effective academic writing is achieved. It includes a rich variety of tasks and activities, ranging from small-scale language points to issues of how students can best position themselves as junior researchers.

The Gospel According to Billy the Kid - A Novel (Paperback): Dennis McCarthy The Gospel According to Billy the Kid - A Novel (Paperback)
Dennis McCarthy
R383 R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Save R69 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Like many good stories of the old West, this one begins in a saloon. In 1914 in El Paso, Texas, two strangers strike up a conversation at the bar--Bill Roberts, a real-life figure who died in Hico, Texas, in 1950, and a former US Army scout whose brother knew Roberts by another name: Billy the Kid. So begins The Gospel According to Billy the Kid, a tale of the old New Mexico territory, corrupt lawmen, honest ranchers, murder, betrayal, and the explosive events of the Lincoln County War that sent young Billy off seeking justice--and headed toward a bloody rendezvous with a sheriff hired to track him down. In the saloon Roberts has us imagine another story, told thirty-three years later over shots of whiskey, about a young outlaw given a second chance to find himself, to find peace, and to finally grow up and out from under the shadow of his own infamy.

The Hi Lo Country, 60th Anniversary Edition (Paperback): Max Evans The Hi Lo Country, 60th Anniversary Edition (Paperback)
Max Evans; Foreword by Johnny D Boggs
R389 R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Save R68 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

At its heart, The Hi Lo Country is the story of the friendship between two men, their mutual love of a woman, and their allegiance to the harsh, dry, achingly beautiful New Mexico high-desert grassland. The story is told by Pete, a young ranch hand, whose best friend is Big Boy Matson. Together they drink, gamble, fight, work, and rodeo. They both fall hard for a married woman--the attractive, bored, and dangerous Mona. When it was first published in 1961, the novel was both a celebration and an elegy. It captured something jagged and authentic in the West, and it caught the attention of Hollywood--notably Sam Peckinpah, who spent twenty years trying to make a movie of this multilayered and plainspoken novel. It would take another twenty years for Martin Scorcese and Stephen Frears to finally do it. Now in a special 60th anniversary edition, The Hi Lo Country continues to tell a quintessential story of the people and the land found in the American West.

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
R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Ships in 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? Di 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.

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - Reader (Paperback): John Boyne The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - Reader (Paperback)
John Boyne 1
R117 R109 Discovery Miles 1 090 Save R8 (7%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

Where is 'Outwith' and who is Bruno? How is he connected? Soon he will meet the boy in striped pyjamas and befriend him. But why must the boy stay behind the wire?


  • Chilling, subtle exploration of evil from a child's perspective
  • Accessible language skilfully evokes a sense of time and place
  • The reader is left to infer and deduce the true story from evidence in the text
  • Cross-curricular links with History and Citizenship
Madre - Perilous Journeys with a Spanish Noun (Paperback): Liza Bakewell Madre - Perilous Journeys with a Spanish Noun (Paperback)
Liza Bakewell
R479 Discovery Miles 4 790 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

It began with some graffiti on a wall: A toda madre o un desmadre. Liza Bakewell was in Mexico doing research for her PhD, and although she thought her Spanish was fluent, she had never seen the expression before. When she asked what it meant, she was told that it wasn't proper for a woman to use those words. Intrigued with the way Mexicans shape their language and how language in turn shapes them, Bakewell developed a long list of madre expressions over the years. How can me vale madre mean worthless and !que padre! mean marvellous? Why does madre mean whore as much as virgin? Her study is part memoir, part travelogue, and part investigation into a culture and its language.

Speaking French in Louisiana, 1720-1955 - Linguistic Practices of the Catholic Church (Hardcover): Sylvie DuBois, Emilie Gagnet... Speaking French in Louisiana, 1720-1955 - Linguistic Practices of the Catholic Church (Hardcover)
Sylvie DuBois, Emilie Gagnet Leumas, Malcolm Richardson
R817 Discovery Miles 8 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Over the course of its three-hundred-year history, the Catholic Church in Louisiana witnessed a prolonged shift from French to English, with some south Louisiana churches continuing to prepare marriage, baptism, and burial records in French as late as the mid-twentieth century. Speaking French in Louisiana, 1720- 1955 navigates a complex and lengthy process, presenting a nuanced picture of language change within the Church and situating its practices within the state's sociolinguistic evolution. Mining three centuries of evidence from the Archdiocese of New Orleans archives, the authors discover proof of an extraordinary one-hundred-year rise and fall of bilingualism in Louisiana. The multiethnic laity, clergy, and religious in the nineteenth century necessitated the use of multiple languages in church functions, and bilingualism remained an ordinary aspect of church life through the antebellum period. After the Civil War, however, the authors show a steady crossover from French to English in the Church, influenced in large part by an active Irish population. It wasn't until decades later, around 1910, that the Church began to embrace English monolingualism and French faded from use. The authors' extensive research and analysis draws on quantitative and qualitative data, geographical models, methods of ethnography, and cultural studies. They evaluated 4,000 letters, written mostly in French, from 1720 to 1859; sacramental registers from more than 250 churches; parish reports; diocesan council minutes; and unpublished material from French archives. Their findings illuminate how the Church's hierarchical structure of authority, its social constraints, and the attitudes of its local priests and laity affected language maintenance and change, particularly during the major political and social developments of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Speaking French in Louisiana, 1720- 1955 goes beyond the ""triumph of English"" or ""tragedy of Cajun French"" stereotypes to show how south Louisiana negotiated language use and how Christianization was a powerful linguistic and cultural assimilator.

Album - Unpublished Correspondence and Texts (Hardcover): Roland Barthes Album - Unpublished Correspondence and Texts (Hardcover)
Roland Barthes; Translated by Jody Gladding
R840 R681 Discovery Miles 6 810 Save R159 (19%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Album provides an unparalleled look into Roland Barthes's life of letters. It presents a selection of correspondence, from his adolescence in the 1930s through the height of his career and up to the last years of his life, covering such topics as friendships, intellectual adventures, politics, and aesthetics. It offers an intimate look at Barthes's thought processes and the everyday reflection behind the composition of his works, as well as a rich archive of epistolary friendships, spanning half a century, among the leading intellectuals of the day. Barthes was one of the great observers of language and culture, and Album shows him in his element, immersed in heady French intellectual culture and the daily struggles to maintain a writing life. Barthes's correspondents include Maurice Blanchot, Michel Butor, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Julia Kristeva, Claude Levi-Strauss, Georges Perec, Raymond Queneau, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Marthe Robert, and Jean Starobinski, among others. The book also features documents, letters, and postcards reproduced in facsimile; unpublished material; and notes and transcripts from his seminars. The first English-language publication of Barthes's letters, Album is a comprehensive testimony to one of the most influential critics and philosophers of the twentieth century and the world of letters in which he lived and breathed.

Rousseau and the Spirit of Revolt - A Psychological Study (Paperback): William Blanchard Rousseau and the Spirit of Revolt - A Psychological Study (Paperback)
William Blanchard
R865 Discovery Miles 8 650 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Jean-Jacques Rousseau was one of the most influential writers of the eighteenth century, and one of the most controversial. His writings are full of the paradoxes of his personality his quest for natural truth and his own self-deceptions, his democratic and his despotic tendencies, his imperiousness and his submissiveness, his love of society and his love of solitude. In this study William H. Blanchard, a practicing psychologist, examines the interplay between Rousseau's complex personality and his political writings. Blanchard presents the biographical facts of Rousseau's life and, with the help of Rousseau's Confessions, interprets them according to modern psychology. Blanchard believes that almost all of Rousseau's works have political implications, and he considers such diverse writings as the Letter to d'Alembert on the Theatre, The Social Contract, Emile, and Rousseau's correspondence in the light of his interpretations. One of the major paradoxes of Rousseau's work is that it has been widely used as ideological support by both democratic and despotic forces. The name of Rousseau was invoked throughout the French Revolution by both the early democrats and the later terrorists. Blanchard explores the similarity between the rebel and the tyrant in Rousseau, discusses Rousseau's ""urge to suffer for truth,"" and comments incisively on the dangers of these tendencies, which he finds present in modern society. The author has made excellent use of original documents and sources in his study of Rousseau, and he takes the opportunity to correct various misinterpretations of Rousseau's relations with his contemporaries, particularly David Hume.

Papers of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters - Volume II (Paperback): Paul Welch, Eugene McCartney Papers of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters - Volume II (Paperback)
Paul Welch, Eugene McCartney
R1,030 Discovery Miles 10 300 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Papers of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters is an annual volume of papers published under the joint direction of the Council of the Academy and of the Executive Board of the Graduate School of the University of Michigan, and edited by Paul S. Welch and Eugene S. McCartney. The agreement to publish jointly was an opportunity to establish closer relations between the University and the Academy, thus contributing to higher scholarship and original investigation. This volume from 1922 includes an array of papers on Biology, Economics, Geology, Meteorology, Psychology, Sanitary and Medical Science, and Zoology.

French Modal Syntax in the Sixteenth Century (Paperback): Newton Bement French Modal Syntax in the Sixteenth Century (Paperback)
Newton Bement
R735 Discovery Miles 7 350 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The French language was marked by significant shifts during the sixteenth century that would settle into more standardized usage thereafter. The purpose of this volume, a comparative grammar, is to discern transitions in modal syntax and to formulate the rules that governed it during that time. Major sections address rules regarding usage after declarative expressions; after expressions of emotion; after expressions of volition or necessity; in adverbial clauses of purpose; in consecutive clauses; in comparative clauses; in temporal adverbial clauses; in causative adverbial clauses; in adverbial clauses of concession; and a general summary of subjunctive usage.

Negroes and Jobs - A Book of Readings (Paperback): Louis A. Ferman, Joyce L. Kornbluh, J. Miller Negroes and Jobs - A Book of Readings (Paperback)
Louis A. Ferman, Joyce L. Kornbluh, J. Miller
R1,540 Discovery Miles 15 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The development of Negro job opportunities is a vital first step toward the total integration of the Negro into American society. The civil rights movement and the War on Poverty have focused national attention on the Negro employment problem, but much remains to be done before a solution is reached. Negroes and Jobs gives a thorough, well-rounded account of the Negro worker's economic position in the contemporary labor market. It is a compendium of more than thirty articles, all written since 1960, dealing with various aspects of Negro employment. Many of the Negro's employment problems are common to all underprivileged American citizens, but certain aspects of the dilemma, such as the development of the urban ghettos and the persistence of racial discrimination, serve to separate and intensify the plight of the Negro worker. This book discusses the causes of Negro job disadvantagement, the nature of the Negro job market and the factors that affect it, the behavior of Negroes in the labor market, and past and future programs of action to increase the Negro's access to job opportunities.

Dorothy Richardson (Paperback): Caesar Blake Dorothy Richardson (Paperback)
Caesar Blake
R724 Discovery Miles 7 240 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Who was Dorothy Richardson? Dorothy Richardson pioneered the modern psychological novel with her great work Pilgrimage. More than 45 years ago before Joyce, before Virginia Woolf she explored the new narrative technique that we know now as stream-of-consciousness writing. Her subject was woman: every facet of what it meant to be a rebelling feminine spirit in Victorian England. With great beauty and aesthetic insight she portrayed the moment-to-moment quality of feminine reality. The effect is dramatic and immediate, making Pilgrimage a landmark in the history of modern literature. Author Warren E. Blake's reading of Pilgrimage explains the exhaustive brilliance of Richardson's performance and brings to the foreground the conflict resulting when a logical mind denies itself. Now, shortly after her death, a book is needed to supplement the revival of interest in Dorothy Richardson. Blake leads the way with his brilliant study.

Politics and the News Media in Japan (Paperback): Ofer Feldman Politics and the News Media in Japan (Paperback)
Ofer Feldman
R743 Discovery Miles 7 430 Ships in 7 - 11 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.

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.

The Flickering Page (Paperback): M. Allen Cunningham The Flickering Page (Paperback)
M. Allen Cunningham
R232 R190 Discovery Miles 1 900 Save R42 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Mastering Chinese - The complete course for beginners (Mixed media product, 1st ed. 2010): Catherine Hua Xiang Mastering Chinese - The complete course for beginners (Mixed media product, 1st ed. 2010)
Catherine Hua Xiang
R1,073 Discovery Miles 10 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This lively course teaches Mandarin Chinese to a broad range of learners in a modern, structured and engaging way. Mastering Chinese is available as a complete pack - paperback book with two CDs (ISBN 9781352001365). The CDs can be purchased separately (ISBN 9780230200548), or you can just purchase the paperback book alone (ISBN 9780230200135). Please check you have the correct ISBN. The focus is on acquiring basic conversational skills, and the text has a friendly, non-formal style, building up gently and with a wealth of lively, imaginative exercises. The text places some emphasis on correct pronunciation, as this is so important in Mandarin. It introduces right from the start the fascinating Chinese script and includes essential grammar, along with interesting cultural insights. Pinyin, the standard system of spelling using the Roman alphabet to transliterate Chinese, is also included to help build confidence. This is all you would expect from a modern Chinese language course but can't find!

The Jumbo Book of Sight Word Practice Pages - 200 Top High-Frequency Words with Quick Assessments (Paperback): Rhodes Immacula,... The Jumbo Book of Sight Word Practice Pages - 200 Top High-Frequency Words with Quick Assessments (Paperback)
Rhodes Immacula, Immacula Rhodes
R677 R566 Discovery Miles 5 660 Save R111 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Managing Little League (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Ned McIntosh Managing Little League (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Ned McIntosh
R345 R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Save R57 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Learn how to manage your youth team to successWith its "teach basics and have fun" approach, "Managing Little League Baseball" is dedicated to helping you teach baseball fundamentals to boys and girls while emphasizing how to make the experience rewarding for you and your players. Fully approved by Little League Baseball(R) and illustrated with instructive photos and diagrams, this book will give you the tools you need to develop prepared ballplayers.

Inside you'll learn: Twenty of the most important and frequently used Little League baseball rules, including the latest change and the new rules regarding pitchers The fundamentals of hitting, baserunning, defense, and pitching Tips on motivating players, game strategy, and special challenges such as competitive pressure and demanding parents An inside look at Little League softball

Little Leagues Drills & Strategies (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Ned McIntosh Little Leagues Drills & Strategies (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Ned McIntosh
R386 R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Save R63 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Expert advice and innovative drills to propel your team to success. .

Endorsed by Little League Baseball and a favorite among coaches and parents, "Little League Drills and Strategies" is built around three easy-to-follow rules: (1) teach the basics, (2) keep it fun, and (3) practice, practice, practice. Following these simple yet successful tenets, author Ned McIntosh has packed this book with imaginative drills that you can use to help your players strengthen their baseball skills.. .

These innovative exercises and minigames will keep practice fun for your players while they sharpen their abilities on the field. Accompanied by engaging instructional photographs, this authoritative resource features drills that will teach all of the fundamentals: . . Hitting . Pitching . Fielding . Baserunning . And more . .

McIntosh also pays special attention to the latest rule changes, including everything you need to know about pitch counts and how to use them to your team's advantage. Also included is a special troubleshooting section with strategies on how to correct players' technique..

The New Life / La Vita Nuova - A Dual-Language Book (Paperback): Dante Alighieri The New Life / La Vita Nuova - A Dual-Language Book (Paperback)
Dante Alighieri; Edited by Stanley Appelbaum
R184 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R30 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This youthful masterpiece by the author of The Divine Comedy recounts the love and loss of Beatrice, Dante''s lifelong inspiration. An allegory of spiritual crisis and growth, it combines prose and poetry in a powerful work in the literature of love. This new translation features an informative introduction and notes.

Beginning Creek - Mvskoke Emponvkv (Paperback): Pamela Innes, Linda Alexander, Bertha Tilkens Beginning Creek - Mvskoke Emponvkv (Paperback)
Pamela Innes, Linda Alexander, Bertha Tilkens
R789 Discovery Miles 7 890 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Beginning Creek" provides a basic introduction to the language and culture of the Mvskoke-speaking peoples, Muskogee (Creek) and Seminole Indians. Written by linguistic anthropologist Pamela Innes and native speakers Linda Alexander and Bertha Tilkens, the text is accessible to general readers and students and is accompanied by two compact discs.

The volume begins with an introduction to Creek history and language, and then each chapter introduces readers to a new grammatical feature, vocabulary set, and series of conversational sentences. Translation exercises from English to Mvskoke and Mvskoke to English reinforce new words and concepts. The chapters conclude with brief essays by Linda Alexander and Bertha Tilkens on Creek culture and history and suggestions for further reading.

The two audio CDs present examples of ceremonial speech, songs, and storytelling and include pronunciations of Mvskoke language keyed to exercises and vocabulary lists in the book. The combination of recorded and written material gives students a chance to learn and practice Mvskoke as an oral and written language.

Although Mvskoke speakers include the Muskogee (Creek) and Seminole Nations of Oklahoma, the Poarche Band of Creek Indians in Alabama, and some Florida Seminoles, the number of native speakers of Mvskoke has declined. Because the authors believe that language and culture are inextricably linked, they have combined their years of experience speaking and teaching Mvskoke to design an introductory textbook to help Creek speakers preserve their traditional language and way of life.

Totkv Mocvse/New Fire - Creek Folktales (Paperback): Earnest Gouge Totkv Mocvse/New Fire - Creek Folktales (Paperback)
Earnest Gouge; Edited by Jack B. Martin, Margaret McKane Mauldin; Foreword by Craig S. Womack
R799 Discovery Miles 7 990 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Totkv Mocvse/New Fire presents the work of Earnest Gouge, an important early Creek (Muskogee) author, and makes available for the first time-in Creel and English - the myths and legends of a major American Indian tribe.In 1915, Earnest Gouge was encouraged by ethnographer John Reed Swanton to record Creek legends and myths. Gouge's manuscript lay in the National Anthropological Archives for eighty-five years until two Creek-speaking sisters, Margaret McKane Mauldin and Juanita McGirt, and linguist Jack B. Martin, began translating and editing the document. In Totkv Mocvse/New Fire, Gouge's stories appear in parallel format, with the Creek text alongside the English translation. The stories cover many themes, from the humorous allegories of Rabbit, Wolf, and other personified animals, to hunting stories designed to frighten a nighttime audience in the woods. An insightful foreword by Craig Womack and Jack Martin's introduction frame the stories within Creek literature and history. Martin and Mauldin also provide brief introductions to each story, highlighting key elements of Creek culture.

Imagining Rhetoric - Composing Women of the Early United States (Paperback): Janet Eldred, Peter Mortensen Imagining Rhetoric - Composing Women of the Early United States (Paperback)
Janet Eldred, Peter Mortensen
R852 Discovery Miles 8 520 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Imagining Rhetoric" examines how women's writing developed in the decades between the American Revolution and the Civil War, and how women imagined using their education to further the civic aims of an idealistic new nation.
In the late eighteenth century, proponents of female education in the United States appropriated the language of the Revolution to advance the cause of women's literacy. Schooling for women--along with abolition, suffrage, and temperance--became one of the four primary arenas of nineteenth-century women's activism. Following the Revolution, textbooks and fictions about schooling materialized that revealed ideal curricula for women covering subjects from botany and chemistry to rhetoric and composition. A few short decades later, such curricula and hopes for female civic rhetoric changed under the pressure of threatened disunion.
Using a variety of texts, including novels, textbooks, letters, diaries, and memoirs, Janet Carey Eldred and Peter Mortensen chart the shifting ideas about how women should learn and use writing, from the early days of the republic through the antebellum years. They also reveal how these models shaped women's awareness of female civic rhetoric--both its possibilities and limitations.

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