April 2018 archive

5 Reasons Bad English is Good for Global Business by Heather Hansen

The former CEO of Volvo once said they liked to joke within the company that their official, global, corporate language was “Bad English”. Anyone who works in an international environment is familiar with this language. It’s a funny mix of grammatical errors, mispronunciations, and made up words that, somehow, everyone understands perfectly. The fact is, …

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Second Language Acquisition An Advanced Resource Book By Kees de Bot, Wander Lowie, Marjolijn Verspoor

© 2005 – Routledge Second Language Acquisition: introduces the key areas in the field, including multilingualism, the role of teaching, the mental processing of multiple languages, and patterns of growth and decline explores the key theories and debates and elucidates areas of controversy gathers together influential readings from key names in the discipline, including: Vivian …

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Grammar and Context An Advanced Resource Book By Ann Hewings, Martin Hewings

© 2005 – Routledge Grammar and Context: considers how grammatical choices influence and are influenced by the context in which communication takes place examines the interaction of a wide variety of contexts – including socio-cultural, situational and global influences includes a range of different types of grammar – functional, pedagogic, descriptive and prescriptive explores grammatical …

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Translation – An Advanced Resource Book By Basil A Hatim, Jeremy Munday

© 2005 – Routledge Translation: examines the theory and practice of translation from a variety of linguistic and cultural angles, including semantics, functional linguistics, corpus and cognitive linguistics, discourse analysis, gender studies and postcolonialism draws on a wide range of languages, including French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian and Arabic explores material from a variety of …

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Routledge Applied Linguistics

Series Editors: Christopher N. Candlin Macquarie University, Australia Ronald Carter University of Nottingham, UK Routledge Applied Linguistics is a series of comprehensive resourcebooks, providing students and researchers with the support they need for advanced study of English applied linguistics and language. Each book carefully guides the reader through three main sections, enabling them to explore …

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Statistical Analyses for Language Testers

Provides a step-by-step approach to the most useful statistical analyses for language test developers and researchers using IBM SPSS, Winsteps and Facets. It contains clearly-worked out examples for each analysis with detailed explanations. Author: Rita Green – an international consultant and trainer as well as an EALTA (European Association for Language Testing and Assessment) Expert …

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Assessing Language for Specific Purposes by Dan Douglas

The Cambridge Language Assessment Series Series editors: J. Charles Alderson and Lyle F. Bachman In this series: Assessing Grammar by James E. Purpura Assessing Language for Specific Purposes by Dan Douglas Assessing Language Through Computer Technology by Carol A. Chapelle and Dan Douglas Assessing Listening by Gary Buck Assessing Reading by J. Charles Alderson Assessing …

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Lessons for teachers from “The King’s Speech”

Posted by ddeubelView Blog kingsOne of the nice things about the small city I moved to recently, is that it has a wonderful theater downtown, minutes from my house. Every Sunday, they have a $5 showing and tonight they showed “The King’s Speech”. Great movie, highly recommend it despite my aversion to “period pieces”, especially …

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A Teacher’s Job and a Teacher’s Duty

A teacher’s job may be getting employment with a school or teaching organisation… and getting paid for it… but a teacher’s duty goes a far cry beyond this… Many teachers waltz into a classroom handing out books and material… asking their students to study texts or lists, repeat and apply them… asking questions and expecting …

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Grammar for Teachers – A Guide to American English for Native and Non-Native Speakers

Authors: DeCapua, Andrea Updated and revised with more examples and expanded discussions, this second edition continues the aim of providing teachers with a solid understanding of the use and function of grammatical structures in American English. The book avoids jargon and presents essential grammatical structures clearly and concisely. Dr. DeCapua approaches grammar from a descriptive …

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