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The Worlds Of Farscape: Essays On The Groundbreaking Television Series

Reversing a common science fiction cliche, Farscape follows the adventures of the human astronaut John Crichton after he is shot through a wormhole into another part of the universe. Here Crichton is the only human being, going from being a member of the most intelligent species on our planet to being frequently considered mentally deficient by the beings he encounters in his new environment. Crichton befriends a group of beings from...

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A Complete French Grammar for Reference and Practice

This comprehensive manual thoroughly covers every aspect of French grammar, from the basic to the most advanced level, and illustrates the grammatical structures with useful, practical and interesting examples. Up-to-date language and usage both on the formal and on the informal level is paired with cultural information about France, making the study of grammar a pleasant experience. The book offers its users clear and detailed expla...

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An Investigation of Various Linguistic Changes in Chinese and Naxi

The comparative analysis of historical linguistics focuses on reconstructing ancient patterns based on diachronic records and typological data from several languages or dialects in a language group. The ultimate aim of the comparative reconstruction which requires significant cross-linguistic observation and theoretical reasoning is to demonstrate the historical process of language changes. This book considers the diachronic developm...

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Dirty Japanese: Everyday Slang from “What’s Up?” to “F*%# Off!”

GET D!RTYNext time you re traveling or just chattin in Japanese with your friends, drop the textbook formality and bust out with expressions they never teach you in school, including: Cool slang Funny insults Explicit sex terms Raw swear words "Dirty Japanese" teaches the casual expressions heard every day on the streets of Japan: What's up?Ossu? How's it hanging?Choshi doyo? I'm smashed.Beron beron ni nattekita. I love ginormous tit...

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Introducing Language Typology

Language typology identifies similarities and differences among languages of the world. This textbook provides an introduction to the subject which assumes minimal prior knowledge of linguistics. It offers the broadest coverage of any introductory book, including sections on historical change, language acquisition, and language processing. Students will become familiar with the subject by working through numerous examples of crosslin...

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Exploring English Phonetics

Exploring English Phonetics is conceived as a meeting point of the diverse perspectives, approaches and interests of scholars working in the field of English Phonetics worldwide. The focus of the volume is on the topics in the domain of language varieties, mutual language influences, and also on issues pertaining to the research, study, and teaching of English to speakers from other language backgrounds. Authors raise a number of nov...

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Turkish: A Comprehensive Grammar

Turkish: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to modern Turkish grammar. Concentrating on the real patterns of use in modern Turkish, it presents a detailed and systematic description of the structure of language at every level:sounds, words and sentences and will remain the standard reference work for years to come. Drawing upon a rapidly growing body of scholarly research on Turkish, this well-presented Grammar is ...

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The Baby Signing Bible: Baby Sign Language Made Easy

As confirmed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, infant sign language is a boon for enhancing communication between parents and babies, helping to forge an important bond early in a child's life. The Baby Signing Bible provides step-by-step instructions for parents and other caregivers, as well as insight into why baby sign language is useful for children of all ages. Kids with special needs can also benefit greatly from this prog...

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Pocket Power Soft Skills: Perfekt sprechen

Ein Thema kurz zusammengefasst vor Kollegen zu präsentieren gehört zum beruflichen Alltag. Doch den allerwenigsten ist souveränes Sprechen in die Wiege gelegt. Mit diesem Band erfahren Sie, wie Sie frei und überzeugend referieren und Ihr Publikum begeistern können. Highlights - Freie Rede erfolgreich meistern - Authentisch Auftreten: Kompetent und souverän überzeugen - Knappe, anschauliche Darstellung; viele Beispiele und direkt umse...

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Quality Reading Instruction In The Age Of Common Core Standards

Some of the literacy fields leading scholars come together here to shed light on the 10 College and Career Readiness anchor standards for reading, to define the literacy skills that students must develop to achieve the Standards, and to give practical suggestions for meeting the challenges the Standards present in real-world classrooms. Chapters cover key areas of the CCSS, such as information texts, text complexity, vocabulary devel...