The Bedford Guide for College Writers with Reader, 10th edition

Cultures / Languages

The Bedford Guide for College Writers with Reader, 10th edition
Jean Aitchison, “Aitchison’s Linguistics: Teach Yourself (7th edition)”
Norwegian Vocabulary for English Speakers: 3000 words by Andrey Taranov
Hope Dawson, “Language Files: Materials for an Introduction to Language and Linguistics (12th edition)”
How Categorical Are Categories? by Joanna Blaszczak and Dorota Klimek-Jankowska

The Bedford Guide for College Writers with Reader, 10th edition

2013 | ISBN-10: 1457631024 | 736 Pages | PDF | 44 MB

Both reliable and innovative, The Bedford Guide for College Writers involves students in active learning, whether their writing class meets on campus or online. The guide contains a process-oriented rhetoric and a thematic reader, giving students a rich array of material that will help them develop successful college-level writing skills. Both parts provide frequent opportunities for students to experiment and apply the skills presented. Learning by Doing activities, Responding to an Image practices, and engaging assignments all help students make important writing skills their own. The Bedford Guide helps students to be the confident, resourceful, and independent writers they will need to be. The new edition extends active learning into the online environment, offering integrated e-Pages, including videos, audio segments, and visual essays that take advantage of what the Web can do.

Jean Aitchison, “Aitchison’s Linguistics: Teach Yourself (7th edition)”

This classic book is a straightforward introduction to linguistics which attempts to answer two fundamental questions: ‘What is language?’ and ‘How does language work?’ It outlines the scope of linguistics, explaining basic concepts and essential terminology with examples drawn mainly from English. Sound patterning, syntax and meaning – the inner core of linguistics – are discussed simply and clearly, as are the rapidly growing areas of pragmatics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics and stylistics. You will find this contemporary, easy-to-read book essential to broadening your understanding of the subtleties and power of language.
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Norwegian Vocabulary for English Speakers: 3000 words by Andrey Taranov

English | October 1, 2014 | ISBN: 1784920142 | EPUB | 110 pages | 0.4 MB

3000-WORD ENGLISH-NORWEGIAN VOCABULARY
This book is a learning tool for mastering basic Norwegian vocabulary. It will help you obtain a solid base in your knowledge of the Norwegian language. The 3000 words contained in this edition will aid in your understanding of simple phrases and hone your composition skills. This manual will also be an invaluable reference during any trip abroad where the Norwegian language is spoken. Simple transcriptions of each word will assist in the memorization of reading rules. Once you have mastered even only 70% of the words contained in this vocabulary guide, you will be able to say: “Yes! I speak a little Norwegian!”
T&P Books vocabularies are intended to help you learn, memorize and review foreign words
The dictionary contains over 3000 commonly used words
Recommended as additional support material to any language course
Meets the needs of both beginners and advanced learners
Convenient for daily use, reviewing sessions and self-testing activities
Allows you to assess your current vocabulary
This book can also be used by foreign learners of English
Special features of T&P Books bilingual vocabularies:
Words are arranged according to their meaning, not alphabetically
Content is presented in three columns to facilitate the reviewing and self-testing processes
Each theme is composed of small blocks of similar lexical units
The vocabulary offers a convenient and simple transcription for each foreign word

Hope Dawson, “Language Files: Materials for an Introduction to Language and Linguistics (12th edition)”

2016 | ISBN-10: 0814252702 | 764 pages | EPUB | 16 MB

Language Files: Materials for an Introduction to Language and Linguistics has become one of the most widely adopted, consulted, and authoritative introductory textbooks to linguistics ever written. The scope of the text makes it suitable for use in a wide range of courses, while its unique organization into student-friendly, self-contained sections allows for tremendous flexibility in course design.
The twelfth edition has been significantly revised, clarified, and updated throughout–with particular attention to the chapters on phonetics, phonology, pragmatics, and especially psycholinguistics. The restructured chapter on psycholinguistics makes use of recent research on language in the brain and includes expanded coverage of language processing disorders, introducing students to current models of speech perception and production and cutting-edge research techniques. In addition, exercises have been updated, and icons have been added to the text margins throughout the book, pointing instructors and students to useful and engaging audio files, videos, and other online resources on the accompanying Language Files website, which has also been significantly expanded.

How Categorical Are Categories? by Joanna Blaszczak and Dorota Klimek-Jankowska

English | 2015 | ISBN: 1614516189 | 311 pages | PDF | 60 MB

This book addresses the foundational question of category distinctions and challenges the traditional views from the modern theoretical and experimental perspective. Its focus is on the noun-verb, noun-adjective distinctions and categories occupying the “grey zone” between standard categories (e.g., nominalizations). This book will be of interest for researchers and students of linguistics and cognitive sciences