New Perspectives on American Literature

Author: Ishteyaque Shams

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist


Category: American literature

Page: 200

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The Book, New Perspectives On American Literature Presents A Scholarly Study Of American Literature Right From The Beginning To The Present Time. It Includes Discussions On American Women S Drama, American Fiction And Recent American Poetry By Eminent Scholars Of Russia, Spain And Finland. Besides These, There Are Highly Scholarly Studies Of Toni Morrison, Saul Bellow, John Updike, John A. Williams, James Baldwin, Katherine Anne Porter, Mark Strand And Richard Wright By The Eminent Scholars From The North To The South Of India. The Book Would Be Useful For Both The Teachers And The Students Of American Literature.

The Handbook of Historical Sociolinguistics

Author: Juan Manuel Hernández-Campoy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 674

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Written by an international team of leading scholars, this groundbreaking reference work explores the nature of language change and diffusion, and paves the way for future research in this rapidly expanding interdisciplinary field. Features 35 newly-written essays from internationally acclaimed experts that reflect the growth and vitality of the burgeoning area of historical sociolinguistics Examines how sociolinguistic theoretical models, methods, findings, and expertise can be used to reconstruct a language's past in order to explain linguistic changes and developments Bridges the gap between the past and the present in linguistic studies Structured thematically into sections exploring: origins and theoretical assumptions; methods for the sociolinguistic study of the history of languages; linguistic and extra-linguistic variables; historical dialectology, language contact and diffusion; and attitudes to language

New Perspectives on Individual Differences in Language Learning and Teaching

Author: Mirosław Pawlak

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 366

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The volume constitutes an attempt to capture the intricate relationship between individual learner differences and other variables which are of interest to theorists, researchers and practitioners representing such diverse branches of applied linguistics as psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, pragmatics or language teaching methodology. It brings together contributions by Polish and international authors, including leading experts in the field, touching upon changing perspectives on individual variation, cognitive, affective and social variables, learning deficits as well as their impact on learning and teaching. It offers a multifaceted perspective on these problems and shows how theory and research can be translated into classroom practice.

Applying Cognitive Grammar in the Foreign Language Classroom

Teaching English Tense and Aspect

Author: Jakub Bielak

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 295

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The monograph constitutes an attempt to demonstrate how Cognitive Grammar (CG) can be employed in the foreign language classroom with a view to aiding learners in better understanding the complexities of English grammar. Its theoretical part provides a brief overview of the main tenets of Cognitive Grammar as well as illustrating how the description of English tense and aspect can be approached from a traditional and a CG perspective. The empirical part reports the findings of an empirical study which aimed to compare the effects of instruction utilizing traditional pedagogic descriptions with those grounded in CG on the explicit an implicit knowledge of the Present Simple and Present Continuous Tenses. The book closes with the discussion of directions for further research when it comes to the application of CG to language pedagogy as well as some pedagogic implications

New Perspectives on Irish English

Author: Bettina Migge

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 361

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This volume brings together current research by international scholars on the varieties of English spoken in Ireland. The papers apply contemporary theoretical and methodological approaches and frameworks to a range of topics. A number of papers explore the distribution of linguistic features in Irish English, including the evolution of linguistic structures in Irish English and linguistic change in progress, employing broadly quantitative sociolinguistic approaches. Pragmatic features of Irish English are explored through corpus linguistics-based analysis. The construction of linguistic corpora using written and recorded material form the focus of other papers, extending and analyzing the growing range of corpus material available to researchers of varieties of English, including diaspora varieties. Issues of language and identity in contemporary Ireland are explored in several contributions using both qualitative and quantitative methods. The volume will be of interest to linguists generally, and to scholars with an interest in varieties of English.

English and American Studies

Theory and Practice

Author: Martin Middeke

Publisher: Springer


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 538

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Das ganze Studium der Anglistik und Amerikanistik in einem Band. Ob englische und amerikanische Literatur, Sprachwissenschaft, Literatur- und Kulturtheorie, Fachdidaktik oder die Analyse von Filmen und kulturellen Phänomenen führende Fachvertreter geben in englischer Sprache einen ausführlichen Überblick über alle relevanten Teildisziplinen. BA- und MA-Studierende finden hier die wichtigsten Grundlagen und Wissensgebiete auf einen Blick. Durch die übersichtliche Darstellung und das Sachregister optimal für das systematische Lernen und zum Nachschlagen geeignet.

Encountering Difference: New Perspectives on Genre, Travel and Gender

Author: Gigi Adair

Publisher: Vernon Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 156

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This edited collection poses crucial questions about the relationship between gender and genre in travel writing, asking how gender shapes formal and thematic approaches to the various generic forms employed to represent and recreate travel. While the question of the genre of travel writing has often been debated (is it a genre, a hybrid genre, a sub-genre of autobiography?), and recent years have been much attention to travel writing and gender, these have rarely been combined. This book sheds light on how the gendered nature of writing and reading about travel affect the genre choices and strategies of writers, as well as the way in which travel writing is received. It reconsiders traditional and frequently studied forms of travel writing, both European and non-European. In addition, it pursues questions about the connections between travel writing and other genres, such as the novel and films, minor forms including journalism and blogging, and new sub-genres such as the ‘new nature writing’; focusing in particular on the political ramifications of genre in travel writing. The collection is international in focus with discussions of works by authors from Europe, Asia, Australia, and both North and South America; consequently, it will be of great interest to scholars and historians in those regions.

Encyclopedia of the Novel

Author: Paul Schellinger

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 838

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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

New Perspectives on Argument Structure in Functional Grammar

Author: Ricardo Mairal Uson

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 355

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The present monograph deals with lexical representation and linking within the framework of Functional Grammar. The notion of predicate frame as originally proposed in 1978 and subsequent refinements of the theory are challenged in that a new format of representing argument taking properties is formulated. This new format opens new lines of research towards the design of a new linking algorithm in Functional Grammar.