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The Prodigal Tongue

Author : Lynne Murphy
ISBN : 9781786072702
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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‘The first and perhaps only book on the relative merits of American and British English that is dominated by facts and analysis rather than nationalistic prejudice. For all its scholarship, this is also a funny and rollicking read.’ The Economist, Books of the Year Only an American would call autumn fall or refer to a perfectly good pavement as a sidewalk… Not so, says Lynne Murphy. The English invented sidewalk in the seventeenth century and in 1693 John Dryden wrote the line, ‘Or how last fall he raised the weekly bills.’ Perhaps we don’t know our own language quite as well as we thought. Murphy, an American linguist in Britain, dissects the myths surrounding British and American English in a laugh-out-loud exploration of how language works and where it's going.

The Prodigal Tongue

Author : Mark Abley
ISBN : 0618571221
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The author of the critically acclaimed Spoken Here charts the transformation of the English language as it is used around the world, examining the impact of everything from text messages and blogs to hip-hop lyrics, Spanglish, and other cultural influences.

The Handbook Of Scholarly Writing And Publishing

Author : Tonette S. Rocco
ISBN : 047094921X
Genre : Education
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The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing is a groundbreaking resource that offers emerging and experienced scholars from all disciplines a comprehensive review of the essential elements needed to craft scholarly papers and other writing suitable for submission to academic journals. The authors discuss the components of different types of manuscripts, explain the submission process, and offer readers suggestions for working with editors and coauthors, dealing with rejection, and rewriting and resubmitting their work. They include advice for developing quality writing skills, outline the fundamentals of a good review, and offer guidance for becoming an excellent manuscript reviewer. "One of those rare books that will teach you something new every time you pick it up. It belongs on the desks of emerging scholars and writing professors everywhere."—Nancy L. Zimpher, chancellor, The State University of New York "Rocco and Hatcher have done every scholar, doctoral student, and committee chair a huge favor by putting this book together. Now in one place we can find resources to help graduate students and scholars get over their writing blocks and fear of writing, and learn how to write successfully."—Alan L. Carsrud, Loretta Rogers Chair of Entrepreneurship Research, Ryerson University, and associate editor, Journal of Small Business Management "This handbook performs a valuable service by collecting the wisdom of scholars from different disciplines and countries and offering publishing guidance that is both rigorous and systematic. Everyone who writes for scholarly publication will benefit from the insights provided by this book."—Tom Radko, editor, Journal of Scholarly Publishing

Seed Magazine

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132646899
Genre : Science
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Lost For Words

Author : Lynda Mugglestone
ISBN : 0300106998
Genre : History
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Examines the hidden history through which the Oxford English Dictionary came into being in a study that traces the personal battles involved in chronicling an ever-changing language.


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105133697602
Genre : Database searching
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Poetaster Or His Arraignm E Nt Sejanus His Fall Volpone Or The Fox Epicoene Or The Silent Woman

Author : Ben Jonson
ISBN : OSU:32435030038962
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Galapagos Regained

Author : James Morrow
ISBN : 9781466880924
Genre : Fiction
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James Morrow's Galápagos Regained centers on the fictional Chloe Bathurst, an unemployed Victorian actress who finds work on Charles Darwin's estate, nurturing the strange birds, exotic lizards, and giant tortoises he brought back from his trip around the world. When Chloe gets wind of the Great God Contest, sponsored by the Percy Bysshe Shelley Society—£10,000 to the first petitioner who can prove or disprove the existence of a Supreme Being—she decides that Mr. Darwin's materialist theory of speciation might just turn the trick. (If Nature gave God nothing to do, maybe He was never around in the first place.) Before she knows it, her ambitions send her off on a wild adventure—a voyage by brigantine to Brazil, a steamboat trip up the Amazon, a hot-air balloon flight across the Andes—bound for the Galápagos archipelago, where she intends to collect the live specimens through which she might demonstrate evolutionary theory to the contest judges.

The Tongues Of Earth

Author : Mark Abley
ISBN : 1550506102
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The Tongues of Earth brings together the best of Mark Abley's poems from the 1980s to the present, often in revised form.Along with the finest pieces from his three previous books, The Tongues of Earth includes about 20 new poems. Known as a writer of place, in The Tongues of Earth Abley extends his range over time and history. These poems are distinguished by their combination of clarity and grace, high intelligence and deep feeling. Poems such as "Mother and Son", "Labrador" and "Glasburyon" are the work of a literary artist with few peers in Canada. To those who have known Abley only as a prose writer, this book will come as a revelation.

The Works Of Edward Lytton Bulwer Esq In Two Volumes

Author : Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton
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