Author: Caoimhe McAvinchey
Theatre and Prison investigates how theatre-makers stage critical questions about the use of prison in society. Using examples from popular culture, dramatic texts and applied theatre it analyses how theatre and performance reveals economies of punishment, affects penal reform and both challenges and participates in narratives of reformation.
Author: Rosario Alonso Raya
"Material de apoyo para cualquier estudiante que quiera utilizar correctamente el indicativo y el subjuntivo. El libro está estructurado en cinco temas y ofrece un amplio panorama del uso de los modos en diferentes tipos de oraciones."--Editor.
Author: Paul Carley, Inger M. Mees, Beverley Collins
English Phonetics and Pronunciation Practice provides a unique introduction to basic articulatory phonetics for students of English. Built around an extensive collection of practice materials, this book teaches the pronunciation of modern standard non-regional British English to intermediate and advanced learners worldwide. This book: provides an up-to-date description of the pronunciation of modern British English; demonstrates the use of each English phoneme with a selection of high-frequency words, both alone and in context in sentences, idiomatic phrases and dialogues; provides examples and practice material on commonly confused sounds, including illustrative pronunciation diagrams; is supported by a companion website featuring phonetic transcriptions and over 30 hours of practice audio material to check your pronunciation against; can be used not only for studying pronunciation in the classroom but also for independent student practice. English Phonetics and Pronunciation Practice is essential reading for any student studying this topic.
Author: Mylene Fern‡ndez Pintado
Publisher: City Lights Publishers
In contemporary Havana, "Do I stay or do I go?" is always the question, and love doesn't necessarily conquer all
Author: Scira Menoni, Claudio Margottini
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book comprises the main results of the Scenario (Support on Common European Strategy for sustainable natural and induced technological hazards mitigation) project, funded as a Specific Support Action under the VI FP. This book addresses three main needs: first, it constitutes an assessment of the situation of Europe as far as natural na-tech risks are considered; second, it suggests future research themes to be opened of widened so as to tackle new and emerging threats as well as changes in the potential response to risk governance, in order to improve the way scientific and technical expertise informs decision making regarding all fields of mitigation, ranging from structural to non structural measures, such as training, education and land use planning.
Author: Jan Bell, Roger Gower
The Expert series provides rigorous exam training for high-achieving students while continuing to develop language awareness and communication skills. First Expert is an intensive course for students who are preparing for the Cambridge First Certificate in English examination and will prove to satisfy your students' practice needs and allow them to achieve their full potential.
Author: Collins Dictionaries
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Use your senses to learn the most important words and phrases in Italian! With colourful images this attractive and practical guide to Italian language and culture helps you find what you need quickly and easily. Also contains an Italian-English and English-Italian Index.
Author: RoseMarie Gallagher, Richard Parish
Publisher: OUP Oxford
A new edition of geog.1 Student Book, revised and updated to deliver the new Programme of Study for Geography at Key Stage 3 (for teaching from 2014). Contains direct, student-friendly language with illustrated step-by-step explanations.
Author: Jan Svartvik, Geoffrey Leech
This is the fully revised and expanded second edition of English - One Tongue, Many Voices, a book by three internationally distinguished English language scholars who tell the fascinating, improbable saga of English in time and space. Chapters trace the history of the language from its obscure beginnings over 1500 years ago as a collection of dialects spoken by marauding, illiterate tribes. They show how the geographical spread of the language in its increasing diversity has made English into an international language of unprecedented range and variety. The authors examine the present state of English as a global language and the problems, pressures and uncertainties of its future, online and offline. They argue that, in spite of the amazing variety and plurality of English, it remains a single language.
Author: Marcel Proust
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
Brilliantly translated by Lydia Davis, here are Proust’s tormented, touching, and often very funny letters to his noisy neighbor. Marcel Proust’s genius for illuminating pain is on spectacular display in this recently discovered trove of his correspondence, Letters to His Neighbor. Already suffering from noise within his cork-lined walls, his poor soul was not ready for the fresh hell when his neighbor Dr. Williams married a widow with small children. Chiefly to Mrs. Williams, these ever-polite letters (often accompanied by flowers, compliments, books, even pheasants) are frequently hilarious—Proust couches his fury in a gracious tone. In Lydia Davis’s hands, the digressive brilliance of his sentences shines: “Don't speak of annoying neighbors, but of neighbors so charming (an association of words contradictory in principle since Montesquiou claims that most horrible of all are 1) neighbors 2) the smell of post offices) that they leave the constant tantalizing regret that one cannot take advantage of their neighborliness.” Proust makes fine distinctions among his auditory torments: “The valet de chambre makes noise and that doesn't matter. But later he knocks with little tiny raps. And that is worse.” Lydia Davis has written a generous translator’s note, tracing much of what we can know about Proust’s perpetually dark room; she details the furnishings as well as the life he lived there: burning his powders, talking with friends, hiring musicians, and, most of all, suffering. Letters to His Neighboris richly illustrated with facsimile letters and photographs—catnip for lovers of Proust. With an Introduction by Jean-Yves Tadié and a translator’s note by Lydia Davis.
Author: Alan Partington, Charlotte Taylor
This accessible introductory textbook looks at the modern relationship between politicians, the press and the public through the language they employ, with extensive coverage of key topics including: ‘spin’, ‘spin control’ and ‘image’ politics models of persuasion: authority, contrast, association pseudo-logical and ‘post-truth’ arguments political interviewing: difficult questions, difficult answers metaphors and metonymy rhetorical figures humour, irony and satire Extracts from speeches, soundbites, newspapers and blogs, interviews, press conferences, election slogans, social media and satires are used to provide the reader with the tools to discover the beliefs, character and hidden strategies of the would-be persuader, as well as the counter-strategies of their targets. This book demonstrates how the study of language use can help us appreciate, exploit and protect ourselves from the art of persuasion. With a wide variety of practical examples on both recent issues and historically significant ones, every topic is complemented with guiding tasks, queries and exercises with keys and commentaries at the end of each unit. This is the ideal textbook for all introductory courses on language and politics, media language, rhetoric and persuasion, discourse studies and related areas.