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A Dictionary of Film Studies

Written by experts in the field, this dictionary covers all aspects of film studies, including terms, concepts, debates, and movements in film theory and criticism, national, international and transnational cinemas, film history, film movements and genres, film industry organizations and practices, and key technical terms and concepts in 500 detailed entries. Most entries also feature recommendations for further reading and a large number also have web links. The web links are listed and regularly updated on a companion website that complements the printed book.

The dictionary is international in its approach, covering national cinemas, genres, and film movements from around the world such as the Nouvelle Vague, Latin American cinema, the Latsploitation film, Bollywood, Yiddish cinema, the spaghetti western, and World cinema. The most up-to-date dictionary of its kind available, this is a must-have for all students of film studies and ancillary subjects, as well as an informative read for cinephiles and for anyone with an interest in films and film criticism.

Readership : Students and teachers of film studies, professionals in the industry, and anyone with an interest in film studies and film criticism.

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A History of the English Language 6th Edition

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A History of the English Language explores the linguistic and cultural development of English from the Roman conquest of England to the present day to provide a comprehensive overview of the different aspects of its history. This best-selling classic textbook has been revised and updated and encourages the reader to develop both an understanding of present-day English and an enlightened attitude toward the issues affecting the language today. New features of the sixth edition include: * an additional chapter titled ‘English in the Twenty-first Century’, which examines the future of English and other global languages and includes an assessment of Chinese as a world language * an in-depth treatment of phonological changes, such as the placement of the Great Vowel Shift as a bridge between Middle English and Renaissance English * further coverage of corpus linguistics, especially for Renaissance English * fresh sections on accent and register * a new survey of the recent debate between “creolists” and “neo-Anglicists” on the origins of African American Vernacular English. Balanced and wide-ranging, this textbook is a must-read for any student studying the history of the English language.

About the Author

Albert C. Baugh was Schelling Memorial Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, USA Thomas Cable is Professor Emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin, USA

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A Quick English Reference 2nd Edition

This book is a useful reference for both students and adults who use English in their everyday lives. It is also a good source of reference for teachers who wish to support and supplement language teaching in class. The book has been updated, taking into account the views of users and the ever-changing nature of language.

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Academic Writing

Now in its fifth edition, Academic Writing helps international students succeed in writing essays and reports for their English-language academic courses. Thoroughly revised and updated, it is designed to let teachers and students easily find the topics they need, both in the classroom and for self-study. The book consists of five parts: The Writing Process Elements of Writing Language Issues Vocabulary for Writing Writing Models The first part explains and practises every stage of essay writing, from choosing the best sources, reading and note-making, through to referencing and proofreading. The four remaining parts, organised alphabetically, can be taught in conjunction with the first part or used on a remedial basis. A progress check at the end of each part allows students to assess their learning. All units are fully cross-referenced, and a complete set of answers to the practice exercises is included. New topics in this edition include Writing in Groups, Written British and American English, and Writing Letters and Emails. In addition, the new interactive website has a full set of teaching notes as well as more challenging exercises, revision material and links to other sources. Additional features of the book include: Models provided for writing tasks such as case studies and essays Use of authentic academic texts from a wide range of disciplines Designed for self-study as well as classroom use Useful at both undergraduate and postgraduate level Glossary to explain technical terms, plus index Written to deal with the specific language issues faced by international students, this practical, user-friendly book is an invaluable guide to academic writing in English.

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Academic Writing for Graduate Students 3rd Edition

Like its predecessor, the third edition of A”cademic Writing for Graduate Students “explains understanding the intended audience, the purpose of the paper, and academic genres; includes the use of task-based methodology, analytic group discussion, and genre consciousness-raising; shows how to write summaries and critiques; features Language Focus sections that address linguistic elements as they affect the wider rhetorical objectives; and helps students position themselves as junior scholars in their academic communities. Among the many changes in the third edition: *newer, longer, and more authentic texts and examples*greater discipline variety in texts (added texts from hard sciences and engineering)*more in-depth treatment of research articles*greater emphasis on vocabulary issues*revised flow-of-ideas section*additional tasks that require students to do their own research*more corpus-informed content*binding that allows the book to lay flat when open. The Commentary (teacher’s notes and key) (978-0-472-03506-9) has been revised expanded.

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ACTIVE Skills for Reading 3 3rd Edition

ACTIVE Skills for Reading is an exciting five-level reading series that develops learners’ reading comprehension and vocabulary skills. Written by reading specialist Neil J. Anderson, the new edition of this best-selling series uses an ACTIVE approach to help learners become more confident, independent—and active—readers. ACTIVE Reading A = Activate Prior Knowledge C = Cultivate Vocabulary T = Think About Meaning I = Increase Reading Fluency V = Verify Strategies E = Evaluate Progress

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ACTIVE Skills for Reading 4 3rd Edition

ACTIVE Skills for Reading is an exciting five-level reading series that develops learners’ reading comprehension and vocabulary skills. Written by reading specialist Neil J. Anderson, the new edition of this best-selling series uses an ACTIVE approach to help learners become more confident, independent—and active—readers. ACTIVE Reading A = Activate Prior Knowledge C = Cultivate Vocabulary T = Think About Meaning I = Increase Reading Fluency V = Verify Strategies E = Evaluate Progress

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Neil J. Anderson is a Humanities Professor of Linguistics and English Language at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA. He also serves as the Coordinator of the English Language Center. Professor Anderson has taught and presented papers and workshops in over 20 countries. His research interests include ELT leadership, second language reading and language learning strategies. He is the author of a teacher education text in the TeacherSource series entitled Exploring Second Language Reading: Issues and Strategies (1999, Heinle Cengage) and an EFL reading series ACTIVE Skills for Reading (2007/2008 Heinle Cengage). He is also the author of the ELT Advantage: Reading on-line professional development (2006, Heinle Cengage). During 2002-2003 he was a Fulbright Scholar conducting research and teaching in Costa Rica. Professor Anderson served as President of the international association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. 2001-2002. He also served as the Chair of the Board of Trustee for The International Research Foundation for English Language Education 2004-2006.

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Affresco italiano A1. Corso di lingua italiana per stranieri (Italian)

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Agreement Beyond Phi

Much attention in theoretical linguistics in the generative and Minimalist traditions is concerned with issues directly or indirectly related to movement. The EPP (extended projection principle), introduced by Chomsky in 1981, appeared to coincide with morphological agreement, and agreement came to play a central role as the driver of movement and other narrow-syntax operations. In this book, Shigeru Miyagawa continues his investigation into a computational equivalent for agreement in agreementless languages such as Japanese. Miyagawa extends his theory of Strong Uniformity, introduced in his earlier book, Why Agree? Why Move? Unifying Agreement-Based and Discourse-Configurational Languages (MIT Press). He argues that agreement and agreementless languages are unified under an expanded view of grammatical features including both phi-features and discourse configurational features of topic and focus. He looks at various combinations of these two grammatical features across a number of languages and phenomena, including allocutive agreement, root phenomena, topicalization, “why” questions, and case alternation.

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Shigeru Miyagawa is Professor of Linguistics and Kochi-Manjiro Professor of Japanese Language and Culture at MIT. He is the author of Why Agree? Why Move? Unifying Agreement-Based and Discourse-Configurational Languages (MIT Press).

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Agreement Beyond Phi

Much attention in theoretical linguistics in the generative and Minimalist traditions is concerned with issues directly or indirectly related to movement. The EPP (extended projection principle), introduced by Chomsky in 1981, appeared to coincide with morphological agreement, and agreement came to play a central role as the driver of movement and other narrow-syntax operations. In this book, Shigeru Miyagawa continues his investigation into a computational equivalent for agreement in agreementless languages such as Japanese. Miyagawa extends his theory of Strong Uniformity, introduced in his earlier book, Why Agree? Why Move? Unifying Agreement-Based and Discourse-Configurational Languages (MIT Press). He argues that agreement and agreementless languages are unified under an expanded view of grammatical features including both phi-features and discourse configurational features of topic and focus. He looks at various combinations of these two grammatical features across a number of languages and phenomena, including allocutive agreement, root phenomena, topicalization, “why” questions, and case alternation.

About the Author

Shigeru Miyagawa is Professor of Linguistics and Kochi-Manjiro Professor of Japanese Language and Culture at MIT. He is the author of Why Agree? Why Move? Unifying Agreement-Based and Discourse-Configurational Languages (MIT Press).

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Alter Ego 1 : Cahier d’activités CD audio (French Edition)

Structure: Le cahier propose de valider et de renforcer les connaissances acquises a travers une grande variete d activites: de vocabulaire;de grammaire;de communication;de comprehension ecrite et production ecrite;de plus, des activites de comprehension orale (CD audio inclus) viennent enrichir le travail sur les competences de communication.A la fin du cahier, un portfolio permet a l apprenant de suivre de facon active et reflechie son apprentissage. Les composants: Livre de l’eleve CD-ROMCahier d’activites CD audioGuide pedagogiqueCD audio classe (x3)Manuel numerique interactivf pour l’enseignant (cle USB)CD-ROM d’accompagnement”

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ALTER EGO 1 : Livre de l’élève CD-ROM Projets Set (Textbook & Workbook) (French Edition)

Alter Ego : la methode de reference en FLE dans lemonde entier !!Alter Ego 1 existe aussi en version tablette !Disponible sur l’App Store (http: //bit.ly/ZLZphW)Disponible sur sur Google Play(http: //bit.ly/14LpRAR) Venez tester le seulparcours numerique personnalise en FLE pour progresser en francais: www.parcoursdigital.fr Structure: 1 dossier 0 de demarrage etoffe9 dossiers de 18 pages: – 1 page d’ouverture-3 lecons d’apprentissage par dossier, de 2 doubles pages chacune- 1 double page ” Carnet de voyage”- 1 double page “S’exercer”?- 1 page DELFAnnexes: – Des activites de phonie-graphie?- Un lexique thematique par dossier- Un precis grammatical etoffe- Un tableau de conjugaisons- Les transcriptions audio”Les “plus” d’Alter Ego : “60% des documents renouveles et actualisesune offre numerique encore plus completeun projet pour chaque dossierdes pages d’evaluation DELF integrees au livre de l’eleveplus d’exercices dans chaque dossierdes activites de phonie-graphieun precis grammatical completun lexique thematiqueune progression revue sur l’ensembletous les enregistrements inclus dans le livre de l’eleve”Et toujours…”une methode issue des pratiques de classe et concue par une equipe de professeurs-formateurs experimentesune methode prete a l’emploi, gage d’efficacite et de solidite pedagogiqueLes composants: Livre de l’eleve CD-ROM avec tous les enregistrements inclusCahier d’activites CD audioGuide pedagogiqueCD audio classe (x4)Manuel numerique interactif pour l’enseignant (cle USB)Le Parcours digital”

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Alter EGO Plus: Cahier d’Activites CD Audio A2 (French Edition)

Le cahier propose de valider et de renforcer les connaissances acquises a travers une grande variete d activites: de vocabulaire;de grammaire;de communication;de comprehension ecrite et production ecrite;de plus, des activites de comprehension orale (CD audio inclus) viennent enrichir le travail sur les competences de communication.A la fin du cahier, un portfolio permet a l apprenant de suivre de facon active et reflechie son apprentissage. Les composants: Livre de l’eleve CD-ROMCahier d’activites CD audioGuide pedagogiqueCD audio classe (x4)Manuel numerique interactivf pour l’enseignant (cle USB)CD-ROM d’accompagnement”

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Alter EGO Plus: Livre de l’eleve CD-Rom A2 (French Edition) (Francais Langue Etrangere) (French)

Alter Ego : la methode de reference en FLE dans lemonde entier ! Venez tester le seulparcours numerique personnalise en FLE pour progresser en francais: www.parcoursdigital.fr Structure: 8dossiers de 12 pages: – 1 page d’ouverture-3 lecons d’apprentissage par dossier, de 2 doubles pages chacune- 1 double page ” Carnet de voyage”- 1 double page “S’exercer”?- 1 page DELFAnnexes: – Des activites de phonie-graphie?- Un lexique thematique par dossier- Un precis grammatical etoffe-Des tableaux de conjugaison- Les transcriptions audio Les “plus” d’Alter Ego : 60% des documents renouveles et actualisesune offre numerique encore plus completeun projet pour chaque dossierdes pages d’evaluation DELF integres au livre de l’eleveplus d’exercices dans chaque dossierdes nouvelles activites de phonie-graphieun precis grammatical completun lexique thematiqueune progression revue sur l’ensemble Et toujours…une methode issue des pratiques de classe et concue par une equipe de professeurs-formateurs experimentesune methode prete a l’emploi, gage d’efficacite et de solidite pedagogique Les composants: Livre de l’eleve CD-ROMCahier d’activites CD audioGuide pedagogiqueCD audio classe (x4)Manuel numerique interactivf pour l’enseignant (cle USB)CD-ROM d’accompagnement”

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An Introduction to Historical Linguistics 4th Edition

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All languages change, just as other aspects of human society are constantly changing. This book is an introduction to the concepts and techniques of diachronic linguistics, the study of language change over time. It covers all themajor areas of historical linguistics, presenting concepts in a clear and concise way. Examples are given from a wide range of languages, with special emphasis on the languages of Australia and the Pacific. While the needs of undergraduate students of linguistics have been kept firmly in mind, the book will also be of interest to the general reader seeking to understand langauge and language change. For this fourth edition, a number of new sections have been written, including many new problems and several datasets. Existing materials have been supplemented with new sections on grammaticalization, tonogenesis, morphological change, and using statistical methods in language classification.

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Terry Crowley was Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. Claire Bowern is Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Yale University.

Anthropological Linguistics: An Introduction

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This is the first comprehensive textbook in anthropological linguistics to be published for very many years. It provides a remarkably complete and authoritative review of research questions which span the disciplines of linguinitics and anthropology, yet presents a coherent, unified, biologically based view of this cross-disciplinary field. Anthropological linguistics is concerned with the place of language in its social and cultural context, with understanding the role of language in forging and sustaining cultural practices and social structures. While anthropological concept of culture, its subject matter ranges cry widely: from cognitive or psychologically oriented topics such as linguistic, relativity or universals of color terminology, to sociocultural issues such as language and gender, politeness, socialization, language contact, and linguistic engineering.All these topics and many more are addressed here, supported by examples and illustrations from an array of languages, especially those of Southeast Asia and the Pacific. Students will find in this book a careful evaluation of current issues and research questions, giving them a basic, yet well rounded understanding of their importance in a wider field; and they will find in each chapter suggestions for further readings, allowing them to pursue topics of particular interest to them.

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William A. Foley is Professor of Lingusitics at the University of Sydney. He is author of Functional Syntax and Universal Grammar (with R. van Valin) and The Papuan Languages fo New Guinea, and editor of The Role of Theory in Language Description.

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Archive Everything: Mapping the Everyday (MIT Press)

In Archive Everything, Gabriella Giannachi traces the evolution of the archive into the apparatus through which we map the everyday. The archive, traditionally a body of documents or a site for the preservation of documents, changed over the centuries to encompass, often concurrently, a broad but interrelated number of practices not traditionally considered as archival. Archives now consist of not only documents and sites but also artworks, installations, museums, social media platforms, and mediated and mixed reality environments. Giannachi tracks the evolution of these diverse archival practices across the centuries. Archives today offer a multiplicity of viewing platforms to replay the past, capture the present, and map our presence. Giannachi uses archaeological practices to explore all the layers of the archive, analyzing Lynn Hershman Leeson’s !Women Art Revolution project, a digital archive of feminist artists. She considers the archive as a memory laboratory, with case studies that include visitors’ encounters with archival materials in the Jewish Museum in Berlin. She discusses the importance of participatory archiving, examining the “multimedia roadshow” Digital Diaspora Family Reunion as an example. She explores the use of the archive in works that express the relationship between ourselves and our environment, citing Andy Warhol and Ant Farm, among others. And she looks at the transmission of the archive through the body in performance, bioart, and database artworks, closing with a detailed analysis of Lynn Hershman Leeson’s Infinity Engine.

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Gabriella Giannachi is Professor of Performance and New Media and Director of the Centre for Intermedia at the University of Exeter. She is the coauthor (with Steve Benford) of Performing Mixed Reality (MIT Press).

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At Home in the World: Women Writers and Public Life, from Austen to the Present

A bold new literary history that says women's writing is defined less by domestic concerns than by an engagement with public life In a bold and sweeping reevaluation of the past two centuries of women's writing, At Home in the World argues that this body of work has been defined less by domestic concerns than by an active engagement with the most pressing issues of public life: from class and religious divisions, slavery, warfare, and labor unrest to democracy, tyranny, globalism, and the clash of cultures. In this new literary history, Maria DiBattista and Deborah Epstein Nord contend that even the most seemingly traditional works by British, American, and other English-language women writers redefine the domestic sphere in ways that incorporate the concerns of public life, allowing characters and authors alike to forge new, emancipatory narratives. The book explores works by a wide range of writers, including canonical figures such as Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, Harriet Jacobs, Edith Wharton, Virginia Woolf, Willa Cather, Gertrude Stein, and Toni Morrison; neglected or marginalized writers like Mary Antin, Tess Slesinger, and Martha Gellhorn; and recent and contemporary figures, including Nadine Gordimer, Anita Desai, Edwidge Danticat, and Jhumpa Lahiri. DiBattista and Nord show how these writers dramatize tensions between home and the wider world through recurrent themes of sailing forth, escape, exploration, dissent, and emigration. Throughout, the book uncovers the undervalued public concerns of women writers who ventured into ever-wider geographical, cultural, and political territories, forging new definitions of what it means to create a home in the world. The result is an enlightening reinterpretation of women's writing from the early nineteenth century to the present day.

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Maria DiBattista is the Charles Barnwell Straut Class of 1923 Professor of English at Princeton University. Her books include Novel Characters and Imagining Virginia Woolf (Princeton). Deborah Epstein Nord is the Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature at Princeton. Her books include Gypsies and the British Imagination, 1807-1930 and Walking the Victorian Streets.

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