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The Tainos: Rise and Decline of the People Who Greeted Columbus

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A noted archaeologist and anthropologist tells the story of the Tainos of the northern Caribbean islands, from their ancestry on the South American continent to their rapid decline after contact with the Spanish explorers.

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The Translation Studies Reader

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The Translation Studies Reader provides a definitive survey of the most important and influential developments in translation theory and research, with an emphasis on twentieth-century developments. With introductory essays prefacing each section, the book places a wide range of seminal and innovative readings within their thematic, cultural and historical contexts.
This second edition of this classic reader has been fully revised and updated. Venuti has also extended the selection to include key pre-twentieth-century texts, adding a historical dimension. Other new readings expand the range of theoretical discourses and practical applications covered, exploring the influence of translation studies beyond its traditional boundaries, in fields such as philosophy, sociology and film studies.

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9780415319201
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Understanding English Grammar: A Linguistic Approach

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Understanding English Grammar presents a linguistic introduction to the structure of English that is accessible to students who have had little or no opportunity to study the language.

  • Familiarizes students with the essential structural characteristics of English.
  • Features accessible coverage of syntax, morphology, and phonology, as well as basic linguistic concepts.
  • Includes numerous examples, exercises, and an indexed glossary.
  • Is supported by an online instructor's manual available at: http: //www.blackwellpublishing.com/wardhaugh.
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    Understanding Second Language Acquisition

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    This book reviews research into second language acquisition and provides readers with a comprehensive review of the "state of the art" in this important area of applied linguistics. It examines the critical reactions to the different theories of second language acquisition.

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    Words and Their Meaning

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    In this book, the development of the English dictionary is examined, along with the kinds of dictionary available, the range of information they contain, factors affecting their usage, and public attitudes towards them. As well as an descriptive analysis of word meaning, the author considers whether a thematic, thesaurus-like presentation might be more suited than the traditional alphabetical format to the description of words and their meaning.

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    Worlds of Reference

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    Worlds of Reference is a history of dictionaries, encyclopedias and reference materials, but it is also far more than that, because it is concerned with the growth of civilisation, education and culture - and particularly how the human race learned to store information beyond the brain. It looks at how our species moved from being able to communicate only orally and to store information only in the head (rote memorisation) to the evolution of technologies for external reference: clay- and cunieform, reed-and-hieroglyph, bamboo-and-ideogram, parchment-and-alphabet, codices, books, pages, columns and so forth through the print revolution to the current electronic revolution. Along the way it looks at how this has affected languages like Latin, french, and English and people's attitudes to those languages - and to words and the listing of information about words. This intensely human subject is as compelling and important today as any account of kings, queens, wars and social upheaval.

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    0521314038
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