Tense in English: Its Structure and Use in Discours
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Tense in English: Its Structure and Use in Discours

First published in 1991, this book looks at tense in English, one of the most controversial areas of grammar. Prior to the book’s original publication, the problems and interest in the subject led to an impressive number of books and articles. Yet, despite the amount of work produced, nothing approaching a consensus had emerged, merely a series of conflicting theories and analyses. Here, Renaat Declerck provides a framework for a the...

Internet Video Culture in China : YouTube, Youku, and the Space in Between
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Internet Video Culture in China : YouTube, Youku, and the Space in Between

Examining Internet culture in the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the US, this book analyzes videos which entertain both English and Chinese-speaking viewers to gain a better understanding of cultural similarities and differences.   Each of the chapters in the volume studies streaming videos from YouTube and its Chinese counterparts, Todou and Youku, with the book using a combination of interpretative analysis...

Advances in Corpus-based Contrastive Linguistics: Studies in honour of Stig Johansson
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Advances in Corpus-based Contrastive Linguistics: Studies in honour of Stig Johansson

Contrastive studies have experienced a dramatic revival in the last decades. By combining the methodological advantages of computer corpus linguistics and the possibility of contrasting texts in two or more languages, the structure and use of languages can be explored with greater accuracy, detail and empirical strength than before. The approach has also proved to have fruitful practical applications in a number of areas such as lang...

Collectif, "Auriez-vous eu votre certificat d'études en 1923 ?"
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Auriez-vous eu votre certificat d'études en 1923

Au programme, dictées corsées et terribles problèmes d'arithmétique (trains qui se croisent, robinets qui coulent, fractions, géométrie…). Mais aussi, exercices sur le bon usage de la langue française, épreuves d'histoire-géo, de «leçons de choses», de musique, d'enseignements ménager (pour les filles) et agricole (pour les garçons)… Retrouvez l'esprit de l'école de la IIIe République avec ces exercices subtils et variés issus des ma...

Active Voices The Language of College and Composition
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Active Voices The Language of College and Composition

Active Voices is written for today's students, briefly presenting important concepts about functioning in the academy and particularly in the composition classroom. By articulating the specialized terminologies, processes, goals, and structures that guide a college education, students are invited into a world that can often be mysterious and frustrating. As David Bartholomae showed us years ago, students with little prior experience ...

Studies in Ditransitive Constructions: A Comparative Handbook
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Studies in Ditransitive Constructions: A Comparative Handbook

This rich volume explores the cross-linguistic variation in ditransitive constructions, syntactic patterns of 'give'-like verbs taking Agent, Theme and Recipient arguments. The volume includes a typological overview of ditransitive constructions, the editors' questionnaire, as well as 23 in-depth studies of ditransitive constructions in languages from all over the world, written by leading experts.

Norwegian: A Comprehensive Grammar
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Norwegian: A Comprehensive Grammar

Norwegian: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to modern Norwegian (the Bokmål standard). The Grammar is an essential source for the serious student of Norwegian, andfor students of comparative linguistics. It is ideal for use in colleges, universities and adult classes of all types. The volume is organised to promote a thorough understanding of Norwegian grammar. It presents the complexities of Norwegian in a conci...