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By Daniel L. Newman. 2007
The Arabic-English Thematic Lexicon is an invaluable resource for all learners of Arabic. It contains some 8,000 entries, arranged into…themes, including flora and fauna, food and drink, the human body, health care, the family, housing, clothing, education, IT, sports, politics, economics and commerce, the law, media, language, geography, travel, religion, arts, science, and natural resources. Three appendices cover the names of Arab and selected non-Arab regions, countries and capitals, and international organizations. The entries in the Lexicon have been drawn from an extensive corpus of contemporary Standard Arabic vocabulary, based on authentic sources. In addition to verbs, nouns and adjectives, the Lexicon includes phrases and commonly used collocations, providing users with the necessary vocabulary in order to communicate effectively and confidently in both written and spoken standard Arabic. The Lexicon provides an indispensable complement to Arabic grammar instruction and also serves as a useful reference guide for all Arabic language users.
By Álex Grijelmo. 2021
¿Un jugador equivoca un tiro? ¿Existen las finales a cuatro? ¿Puede un equipo ser más líder en una jornada respecto…a la anterior? ¿En el mundo del deporte se utilizan metáforas como en la poesía? La lengua en el deporte da mucho juego. Entre 2016 y 2019, Álex Grijelmo publicó en As una serie de artículos sobre la lengua española en el deporte de los que ahora pueden disfrutar todos los lectores interesados en el idioma y en su tratamiento en los medios de comunicación. En ellos el autor muestra cómo el léxico utilizado por deportistas, comentaristas y periodistas se mueve entre la tradición, la innovación y los extranjerismos, y los usos incorrectos que empobrecen el lenguaje o le privan de eficacia y belleza. Pero también le reconoce hallazgos léxicos, metáforas brillantes y frases memorables. En este libro hay propuestas de mejora del estilo junto con elogios hacia aportaciones certeras. Se habla de fútbol, de baloncesto, de balonmano, de boxeo, de tenis, de los deportes de motor... Pero sobre todo, se habla de la lengua española. Un tema que da mucho juego. «Píldora tras píldora, constituía un tratamiento que en el tiempo fue haciendo efecto. Comprobé cómo poco a poco redactores descuidados dejaban de serlo, se ahorraban latiguillos, sustituían barbarismos por su adecuado equivalente en castellano. Y cuando alguno no lo hacía, no faltaba quien se lo decía con las tablas de la ley en la mano, como se llegó a conocer en la redacción aquella serie de instrucciones-reconvenciones que Grijelmo desarrollaba [...]. El deporte tiene un alto consumo y todo lo que se haga para que no envicie sino limpie el castellano es justo y necesario. Eso le da un valor único a estas píldoras medicinales que Álex Grijelmo escribió, según él, con la lengua fuera.»Del prólogo de Alfredo Relaño La crítica ha dicho:«Nuestros textos se enriquecerían si prestáramos atención a las reflexiones de Álex Grijelmo.»Soledad Gallego-Díaz, El País «Un libro didáctico que se lee con la pasión de una novela.»Gabriel García Márquez, sobre El estilo del periodista «Grijelmo viaja a los orígenes de nuestra lengua y de sus asuntos de género para evitar confusiones y expresiones tan políticamente correctas como ridículas.»Laura Revuelta, ABC, sobre Propuesta de acuerdo sobre el lenguaje inclusivo «Si alguien aúna con esmero periodismo y preocupación por el lenguaje, es Álex Grijelmo.»El País
By Jeffrey Dvorkin. 2021
TRUSTING THE NEWS in a Digital Age How to use critical thinking to discern real news from fake newsTrusting the…News in a Digital Age provides an ethical framework and the much-needed tools for assessing information produced in our digital age. With the tsunami of information on social media and other venues, many have come to distrust all forms of communication, including the news. This practical text offers guidance on how to use critical thinking, appropriate skepticism, and journalistic curiosity to handle this flow of undifferentiated information.Designed to encourage critical thinking, each chapter introduces specific content, followed at the end of each section with an ethical dilemma. The ideas presented are based on the author’s experiences as a teacher and public editor/ombudsman at NPR News. Trusting the News in a Digital Age prepares readers to deal with changes to news and information in the digital environment. It brings to light the fact that journalism is about treating the public as citizens first, and consumers of information second. This important text:Reveals how to use critical thinking to handle the never-ending flow of informationContains ethical dilemmas to help sharpen critical thinking skillsExplains how to verify sources and spot fraudsLooks at the economic and technological conditions that facilitated changes in communicationWritten for students of journalism and media studies, Trusting the News in the Digital Age offers guidance on how to hone critical thinking skills needed to discern fact from fiction.
By Jean Stafford. 2021
Jean Stafford's unforgettable portrait of Marguerite Oswald, the mother of Lee Harvey Oswald.Curious about &“the influences and accidents and loves and antipathies…and idiosyncrasies&” that shaped Lee Harvey Oswald, the novelist and short story writer Jean Stafford spent nine hours interviewing Marguerite Oswald in May 1965. A Mother in History (1966) is the acerbic result, an indelible portrait of a woman hungry for money, fame, and attention, full of righteous self-pity, and relentless in professing her son&’s blamelessness: &“Killing does not necessarily mean badness. You find killing in some very fine homes for one reason or another.&” Stafford&’s controversial profile elicited mixed reviews—Newsweek praised it as a &“masterpiece of character study,&” while Time called it &“the most abrasively unpleasant book in recent years&”—and angry readers accused her of seeking to &“enthrone a wicked woman&” and &“demolish the sacred throne of motherhood.&” It captures a moment in history when the trauma of Dallas was still raw, Lee Harvey Oswald&’s guilt was widely accepted, and Marguerite Oswald, with her obsessive &“research&” into hidden &“truths&” and the machinations of an omnipresent &“they,&” appeared to be a singular prisoner of maternal delusion, and not a harbinger of the decades to come.
By Andrew Sangpil Byon. 2021
This revised second edition of Intermediate Korean: A Grammar and Workbook is an accessible reference grammar and related exercises in…a single volume. The text can be used in conjunction with any primary textbook, both as a reference guide to the intermediate Korean grammar and a practice book to reinforce learning. This book presents 24 individual grammar points, covering the core material that students would expect to encounter in their second year of learning Korean. Grammar points are followed by examples and exercises which allow students to reinforce and consolidate their learning. Key features include: Clear, accessible format Many useful language examples All Korean entries presented in Hangul with English translations Abundant exercises with full answer key Subject index. Clearly presented and user-friendly, Intermediate Korean provides readers with the essential tools to express themselves in a wide variety of situations, making it an ideal grammar reference and practice resource for students with some knowledge of the language. Intermediate Korean is suitable for both class use as well as independent study.
By Nancy Boyles. 2021
Help students appreciate texts and write about them with conviction. Responding to a comprehension question is a surprisingly complex task.…It draws on multiple skills: students must be able to read and analyze a text passage; consider what aspect of the text the question addresses; and then quickly and concisely write about their ideas, citing evidence to support them. Hence the prominence of constructed-response questions in standardized testing. In this refreshingly clear and upbeat guide, literacy consultant Nancy Boyles gives a step-by-step demonstration of how to help students achieve success with this task—and in the process of unpacking the steps involved, demonstrates how the instruction can inspire teachers’ creativity as well as deepen students’ literacy skills. Filled with ready-to-use scaffolds for every stage of instruction—sets of sample questions, anchor charts, cue cards, answer frames—this is a one-stop resource for teaching students how to organize their thoughts about what they’ve read, and then set them down in writing.
By Meredith Heller. 2021
&“Join Heller on her quest to help save the world, one poet at a time.&” — from the foreword by…Susan G. Wooldridge Write a Poem, Save Your Life helps writers of all ages and experience levels navigate their way through all aspects of life. With writing prompts, tools, encouragement, and moving student examples, Meredith Heller gently guides us in the art of using poetry to figure out who we are and what matters to us and to heal the deeper issues many of us face, such as depression, addiction, health and body image issues, low self-esteem, trauma, gender and sexual identity issues, and home and family problems. Along the way, we learn that writing poems helps us believe in ourselves, make positive life choices, and find direction, purpose, and meaning.
By Antonio Fábregas. 2021
The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Morphology presents a state-of-the-art, detailed and exhaustive overview of all aspects of Spanish morphology, paying…equal attention to the empirical complexities of the morphological system and the theoretical issues that they raise. As such, this handbook is relevant both for those interested in the facts of Spanish morphology and those interested in general morphology that want to explore how the Spanish facts illuminate our understanding of human language and current theories of morphology. This volume is also unique in its extent and coverage. Written by an international team of leading experts in the field, it contains 42 chapters divided into four sections, covering all synchronic and diachronic aspects of Spanish morphology, including inflection; derivation; compounding and other processes of word formation; the interaction of morphology with other modules of grammar and the role of morphology in language acquisition, psycholinguistics and language teaching.
Colloquial Chinese 2 is designed for those who already have some knowledge of Chinese. It is ideal for refreshing and…extending your grasp of Chinese grammar and vocabulary, either in preparation for travel or work. Key features include revision material to help the consolidation of basics a range of Chinese reading texts presented in simplified characters and pinyin romanization lessons based on practical everyday topics and supplemented by useful cultural notes lots of spoken and written exercises in each lesson for practice and consolidation a grammar summary detailed answer key Chinese-English glossary Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.
By Julián Maradeo. 2021
A partir de casos locales y del mundo, el libro cuenta la historia de las noticias falsas, de cómo nos…ponen en estado de alerta y, al mismo tiempo, refleja la debilidad estatal, la falta de control y el enorme lobby alrededor de ellas. La imagen de una chica con su bebé en brazos mientras carga en la espalda una caja térmica de delivery es la punta del iceberg de un fenómeno que sacudió las nociones de verdad y mentira: las fake news. Todos estamos expuestos y a la vez las reproducimos hasta convertirlas en pandémicas. Sus consecuencias pueden alterar elecciones, decisiones de gobierno e incluso provocar muertes. A partir de casos locales y del mundo, el libro cuenta la historia de las noticias falsas, de cómo nos ponen en estado de alerta y, al mismo tiempo, reflejan la debilidad estatal, la falta de control y el enorme lobby alrededor de ellas. «Esta investigación -dice Julián Maradeo- trata sobre otra forma de ejercer el poder. Una que es imperceptible, escurridiza, placentera y extraterritorial. Una que jaquea a todas las teorías que discurrieron por siglos al respecto. Una en la que interviene un lenguaje que resulta ajeno, sujetos que parecen salidos de una película, geografías remotas. Una que pone en entredicho las reglas del juego democrático. Las noticias falsas no discriminan entre Oriente y Occidente, afectan a todos sin mirar a quién».
By Eric Hayot. 2021
Ask just about any humanist, and you will hear that the humanities are in a crisis. Facing utilitarian approaches to…education, the corporatization of the university, plummeting enrollments, budget cuts, and political critiques from right, left, and center, humanists find themselves on the defensive. Eric Hayot argues that it is time to make a positive case for what the humanities are and what they can become.Hayot challenges scholars and students in the humanities to rethink and reconsider the work they do. Examining the origins of the humanist ethos in nineteenth-century Germany and tracing its philosophical roots back to Immanuel Kant, Hayot returns to the history of justifications for the humanities in order to build the groundwork for their future development. He develops the concept of “humanist reason” to understand the nature of humanist intellectual work and lays out a series of principles that undergird this core idea. Together, they constitute a provocative intellectual and practical program for a new way of thinking about the humanities, humanist thought, and their role in the university and beyond. Rather than appealing to familiar ethical or moral rationales for the importance of the humanities, Humanist Reason lays out a new vision that moves beyond traditional disciplines to demonstrate what the humanities can tell us about our world.
By Susan Henry. 2012
Anonymous in Their Own Names recounts the lives of three women who, while working as their husbands' uncredited professional partners,…had a profound and enduring impact on the media in the first half of the twentieth century. With her husband, Edward L. Bernays, Doris E. Fleischman helped found and form the field of public relations. Ruth Hale helped her husband, Heywood Broun, become one of the most popular and influential newspaper columnists of the 1920s and 1930s. In 1925 Jane Grant and her husband, Harold Ross, started the New Yorker magazine. Yet these women's achievements have been invisible to countless authors who have written about their husbands. This invisibility is especially ironic given that all three were feminists who kept their birth names when they married as a sign of their equality with their husbands, then battled the government and societal norms to retain their names. Hale and Grant so believed in this cause that in 1921 they founded the Lucy Stone League to help other women keep their names, and Grant and Fleischman revived the league in 1950. This was the same year Grant and her second husband, William Harris, founded White Flower Farm, pioneering at that time and today one of the country's most celebrated commercial nurseries. Despite strikingly different personalities, the three women were friends and lived in overlapping, immensely stimulating New York City circles. Susan Henry explores their pivotal roles in their husbands' extraordinary success and much more, including their problematic marriages and their strategies for overcoming barriers that thwarted many of their contemporaries.
By Philinda Masters, the Broadside Collective. 2019
Includes Susan G. Cole interviewing Gloria Steinem and writing by Margaret Atwood, Susan Crean, June Callwood, and Marian Engel. Broadside:…A Feminist Review was a groundbreaking Canadian feminist newspaper published between 1979 and 1989. While Broadside paid attention to everything from feminists making art to street activism, it also covered the mainstream, from pop culture to peacemaking. The Broadside team uncovered the work of female artists and developed challenging and risky new ideas, all while participating in the day-to-day organizing of a grassroots movement. Broadside helped reinvent journalism to make room for a feminist voice. This collection looks at the impact of the newspaper on the lives of women. Through a selection of key articles, the book explores the issues and events, the conflicts and controversies, and the debates and discoveries of feminist theory and activism that formed the context and content of a decade of change.
By Lara Dearman. 2018
'A brooding, complex mystery' CAZ FREAR'A deeply atmospheric and gripping thriller with a wonderful sense of place' ROZ WATKINSThere's a…killer on the island - and someone knows who...When human bones are found in a remote bay in the Channel Islands, DCI Michael Gilbert is plunged into an investigation to find out who they belong to. The remains are decades old - but after another body is discovered, the police realise they could be dealing with a serial killer. Journalist Jennifer Dorey is desperate for answers, driven by a secret of her own - but it soon becomes clear that nobody on the island is quite what they seem. Will anyone tell the truth before it's too late? Or will the killer on the island strike again...?A gripping thriller, perfect for fans of Ann Cleeves and Peter May.
By Catherine Gray. 2018
Ever sworn off alcohol for a month and found yourself drinking by the 7th? Think there's 'no point' in just…one drink? Welcome!Quitting drinking, whether for a month or for life, is enormously satisfying, but also fiendishly difficult. -There's the getting started ('But I have that party next week!')-There's the feeling clenched and socially anxious.-Throw in a sizeable amount of social pressure and suspicious questions ('So, do you have a drinking problem?'-Finally, chuck in the hundreds of pro-drinking messages we see every day; films where a round of shots always comes with a whoop; fridge magnets that say 'I don't trust people who don't drink'; pub clapboards announcing 'Strong people need strong drinks'; and memes declaring 'Beer: it's a holiday in a glass.' Whew. It's no wonder we find it tricky to stay teetotal. But don't worry. We're going to tackle all of the above. I'm going to give you tools that enable you to clear all of these stumbling blocks with the grace of a gazelle. So, let's get started, shall we? PRAISE FOR CATHERINE GRAY'S WRITING:"An icon of the Quit Lit movement." Condé Nast Traveller"Fascinating." Bryony Gordon."Not remotely preachy." The Times"Jaunty, shrewd and convincing." The Telegraph "Admirably honest, light, bubbly and remarkably rarely annoying." The Guardian"Truthful, modern and real." Stylist"Brave, witty and brilliantly written." Marie Claire"Haunting, admirable and enlightening." The Pool
By Lindsay Emory. 2019
Let Lindsay Emory whisk you away on another romantic, glamorous and royal adventure in The Royal Bodyguard!Filled with all the…intrigue, romance and mystery that made readers fall in love with The Royal Runaway, this is perfect for fans of The Princess Diaries and The Royal We with a splash of James Bond and The Bourne Identity. Now optioned for film!When Princess Caroline of Drieden of the Royal House Laurent eloped with a race car driver, she forfeited her royal title and her family. Now a widow and exiled from Drieden, Caroline is working as a journalist, writing exposes under a pen name. When, one day, she catches sight of her sister Thea's ex-fiancé, she's stunned - Christian is supposed to be dead. Here could be the scoop of the century. But Caroline's plans to uncover Christian's deception are foiled by the arrival of Hugh Konnor - her former bodyguard and Caroline's first - unrequited - love. When Hugh stubbornly refuses to leave her side, Caroline can't deny they make a good team. As they unravel a web of deception that could bring down the House of Laurent, Caroline must decide how far she's willing to go to protect a family she feels deserted her - and whether the man who swore to guard her body can safely hold her heart.Raves for The Royal Runaway:'Thea is a whip-smart princess for the modern era... The story's greatest strength is its twisting spy tale, as it takes one unexpected turn after another' Entertainment Weekly'Happily ever after gets a refreshing update. This imaginative, absorbing, and empowering story is a must-read' Kirkus Reviews'Captivating! Full of twists and turns, The Royal Runaway will keep you guessing and cheering for a Royal happily-ever-after!' Geneva Lee'The perfect royal romp, like The Princess Diaries meets James Bond' Teri Wilson
By David Allen. 2019
An accessible, practical, step-by-step guide that supplements Getting Things Done by providing the details, the how-to's and the practices to…apply GTD more fully and easily in daily lifeThe incredible popularity of Getting Things Done revealed people's need to take control of their own productivity with a system that reduces the stress of staying on top of it all. Around the world hundreds of certified trainers and coaches are engaged full time in teaching the process, supported by a grassroots movement of Meetup groups, LinkedIn groups, Facebook groups, podcasts, blogs and dozens of apps based on it. While Getting Things Done remains the definitive way to gain perspective over work and create the mental space for creativity and mindfulness, The Getting Things Done Workbook enhances the original by providing an accessible guide to the GTD methodology in workbook form. The workbook divides the process into small, manageable segments to allow for easier learning and doing. Each chapter identifies a challenge the reader may be facing - such as being overwhelmed by too many to-do lists, a messy desk or email overload - and explains the GTD concept to address. The lessons can be learned and implemented in almost any order, and whichever is adopted will provide immediate benefits. This handy instructional manual will give both seasoned GTD users and newcomers alike clear action steps to take to reach a place of sustained efficiency.
By Various. 2019
No British periodical or weekly magazine has a richer and more distinguished archive than The New Statesman, which has long…been at the centre of British political and cultural life. Some astonishing things were first published in its pages: great poems such as W.B. Yeats' "Easter 1916"and Edward Thomas's "Adlestrop"; H.G. Wells' interview with Stalin in 1934; C.P. Snow's "Two Cultures" essay; Christopher Hitchens' final interview, conducted by Richard Dawkins; and Hugh Grant's "The bugger bugged".Most of the great political and cultural writers of the recent past have written for The New Statesman. Many have been on its staff or were associates of it: George Bernard Shaw, John Maynard Keynes, V.S. Pritchett, Paul Johnson and John Gray. The most significant intellectual and cultural currents of the age ripple through its pages. Many of the radical causes of our times were launched in association with or in the pages of The New Statesman. For example, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) and Charter 88. There is, too, a rich history of illustration and cartoons to draw on, from Low's sketches of the great and the good to the gonzo art of Ralph Steadman and Will Self's early comic strips.The book is more than an anthology. It tells the story of the New Statesman, from the eve of the First World War to the long aftermath of 9/11 and the Great Recession through which we are still passing. It looks forward as well as back, offering a unique and unpredictable perspective on the world.
By David Shariatmadari. 2019
***'Wonderful. You finish the book more alive than ever to the enduring mystery and miracle of that thing that makes…us most human' STEPHEN FRY'Most popular books on language dumb down; Shariatmadari's smartens things up, and is all the more entertaining for it' THE SUNDAY TIMES, a Book of the Year'A meaty, rewarding and necessary read' GUARDIAN'Fascinating and thought-provoking . . . crammed with weird and wonderful facts . . . for anyone who delights in linguistics it's a richly rewarding read' MAIL ON SUNDAY ***- A word's origin doesn't tell you what it means today- There are languages that change when your mother-in-law is present- The language you speak could make you more prone to accidents- There's a special part of the brain that produces swear wordsTaking us on a mind-boggling journey through the science of language, linguist David Shariatmadari uncovers the truth about what we do with words, exploding nine widely-held myths about language while introducing us to some of the fundamental insights of modern linguistics.
By Esther Tyldesley, Yi Ning, Wei Shao, Zhengrong Yang. 2021
社会视角 Social Perspective is a course set over one academic year for intermediate learners of Chinese. In two volumes, it…focuses on developing learners’ language competency to a high advanced plus/advanced level (ACTFL/CEFR B2-C1) through exploring social issues in contemporary China. The textbook draws upon the discussion of a wide range of current social issues in China to provide students with a real-life background to increase their debating and written skills. Volume I explores five topics: gender equality, e-commerce, Internet culture, food and health, and environmental protection. The textbook is written in fluent, accurate and high-quality Chinese language which is conveniently broken down to highlight all the important language elements (expressions, vocabulary, phrases and grammar). This course will equip students with language production capability at an advanced level and prepare students for the transition from academic study to employment. Each lesson includes a wide range of language drills and exercises designed to quickly improve learners’ oral expression and conceptual understanding through group discussions, essays, presentations, bidirectional translation and critical reflection. Online resources such as audio recordings, dictation exercises and supplementary reading material are also included. Written by a team of highly experienced teachers, 社会视角 Social Perspective is the ideal course to progress intermediate students to an advanced level. Academics and researchers with an interest in Chinese contemporary social issues will also find this a useful tool for further language study.