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Linguistics and English Literature


Concise and engaging, this textbook introduces stylistics, the application of linguistics to literary analysis. Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, H. Douglas Adamson discusses linguistics before addressing its application to literature, enabling students to become knowledgeable in both fields. Targeted specifically at undergraduate literature students, the book covers a wide range of topics in linguistics and literary criticism, as well as a variety of literary genres and popular culture, from poems and contemporary literature to comic book art and advertising. Providing numerous examples throughout, linguistic concepts are clearly and accessibly presented in an easy-to-digest way, accompanied by numerous examples and a glossary of key terms. Each chapter features exercises, inviting students to apply specific linguistic knowledge to the analysis of literary texts, as well as further reading suggestions, figures and tables, and highlighted key terms. Supplementary online resources include additional exercises, further reading suggestions, useful links, discussion questions, key term flashcards, and an answer booklet for instructors.

Oxford Advanced Learner’s English-Chinese Dictionary 9th Edition


The world’s most popular learning dictionary, the ninth edition, in addition to increasing new words, it also strengthens the learning functions such as vocabulary, writing and oral expression for students’ common difficulties. It is an essential English book for desks.

  • Contains 185,000 words, phrases, interpretations, both English and American
  • 52-page Oxford Writing Guide, teaching methods and techniques for writing multiple articles
  • 16-page Oxford Oral Guide to improve oral exams, presentations, and English conversational levels
  • 74 pages of vocabulary expansion, illustrated
  • Added “Scenario Expression” to introduce the applicable expressions and correct phrases in various scenarios
  • Add “associative words” and “same words to learn”
  • Includes iSpeaker + iWriter disc for a full range of oral and instructional English writing

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.


Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Vocabulary 3rd Edition

$53.99 $24.50

The bestselling Spanish language guide—with more than 250 review exercises and updated with new content

This bestselling resource equips Spanish language students with the tools needed to expand their vocabulary and hone their speaking and writing skills. Each chapter focuses on a theme, such as family or travel, so students can build their language skills in a systematic manner. This updated edition includes new review exercises, over 10,000 terms and 250 exercises, concise grammatical explanations, online flashcards, and more.

Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Vocabulary, Third Edition is ideal for advanced beginner and intermediate level students of Spanish.


• New: review chapter with exercises to test mastery of topics covered
• More than 250 exercises
• More than 10,000 vocabulary terms
• Concise grammatical explanations
• The latest terms used in technology, communications, and media
• More than 3,300 flashcards online, grouped by level of difficulty

Dorothy Richmond (Eden Prairie, MN) is a teacher and bestselling author of numerous Spanish language-learning titles.

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The Nuts and Bolts of English Grammar

Ever wondered why we can say “Maria made the boy cry” but not “Maria made the boy crying”? Or why “Two coffees, please” is acceptable, but “Melvin loves coffees” is generally wrong? Or why we say “It has been raining since ten”, even though nobody asks “What did you say has been raining”? These are some puzzles that will be examined in The Nuts and Bolts of English Grammar. This book will help you understand what English grammar is and how it works. It will show how English combines parts of words to form longer words, how words change their form and combine with other words to form phrases, and how phrases are subsequently combined to form clauses and sentences and texts. Grammar is made both interesting and practical with real-life grammar puzzles. Will this book help you to improve your grammar? Probably, because if you’ve gained a better understanding of grammar by the time you reach the end of this book, you should be able to analyse your own sentences in ways you’ve never done before, and spot and avoid common grammatical errors.

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Evergreen: A Guide to Writing with Readings

$235.00 $171.90

With carefully crafted instruction, engaging student models, and plentiful practice exercises, this best-selling text continues to provide the most effective paragraph-essay level writing instruction available. EVERGREEN is structured around Susan Fawcett’s proven MAP (model-analysis-practice) format — a guiding pedagogy featuring minimal inductive instruction followed by varied practice designed to improve students’ confidence and learning outcomes. Known for its superior essay coverage, EVERGREEN demonstrates each of the nine rhetorical patterns with two student sample essays (one in the third person, and one in the first person), and a graphic organizer. The Eleventh Edition includes a new chapter focused on active reading strategies; more explanation of and practice for writing effective thesis statements; updated information about research and citing sources; and nine new high-interest readings in a variety of modes, with new post-reading questions and assignments. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.