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Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths of Language Usage Taught

Author: robin-bobin Date: 2012-04-07 20:17:00


Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths of Language Usage Taught By Professor John McWhorter, Ph.D., Stanford University,Columbia University
Publisher: TTC Audio March 2012 | ISBN: n/a | Language English | Audio CD in MP3/96 Kbps 24 Lectures (30 minutes / lecture) | 536 MB

Is English broken? Do bad grammar, slang, and illogical constructions signal a decline in standards of usage? Do e-mail and text messages corrupt the art of writing? In short, is our language going to the dogs?...

Bad Language: Are Some Words Better than Others?

Author: cifra7 Date: 2010-04-16 08:23:29


Bad Language: Are Some Words Better than Others?
Publisher: Oxford University Press | ISBN: 0195172485 | edition 2005 | PDF | 240 pages | 13 mb

What constitutes "bad" language? Is it slang? Curse words? In this academic volume, Battistella, a professor of English, examines language's relationship to social conditions and constraints and argues for relativism in looking at language. He maintains that hard-nosed, traditional ideas about what is "good" and what is "bad" are open to debate, and that labeling English as either "good" or "bad" is simplistic and unnecessary. Battistella suggests "how we might think more productively about language." After broadly introducing his topic, Battistella focuses specifically on writing, grammar and so-called "bad" words ("Usage is less a matter of permanent fixed traditions than it is a matter of flexible and contextual conventions"), and also includes chapters on American attitudes toward immigrant foreign language speakers and accent use. While much of the complex subject matter could intimidate readers unfamiliar with linguistics or etymology, those interested in learning how language evolves will find this book an informative read.

The Nature and Function of Water, Baths, Bathing and Hygiene from Antiquity through the Renaissance

Author: ChrisRedfield Date: 2014-04-24 14:45:40


Cynthia Kosso, Anne Scott - The Nature and Function of Water, Baths, Bathing and Hygiene from Antiquity through the Renaissance
Published: 2009-03-25 | ISBN: 9004173579 | PDF | 540 pages | 8 MB

John Ayto, "The Oxford Dictionary of Slang"

Author: tired Date: 2009-06-20 06:58:32

John Ayto, The Oxford Dictionary of Slang

John Ayto, "The Oxford Dictionary of Slang"
Oxford University Press | 1999 | ISBN: 019280104X | 480 pages | siPDF | 16.9 MB

Slang is language with its sleeves rolled up, colorful, pointed, brash, bristling with humor and sometimes with hostility. Here, John Ayto has brought together over 10,000 slang words and phrases common to 20th-century English, to provide a comprehensive and highly engaging guide to the most outspoken corner of our language. Unlike most such dictionaries, this volume is organized thematically, with slang words gathered under such headings as "the body and its functions" or "sustenance and intoxication."

History of the English Language, 2nd Edition

Author: groovebeat Date: 2013-02-12 09:07:41


History of the English Language, 2nd Edition
DVD-Rip | AVI | XviD @ 800 Kbit/s | 640x480 | MP3 Stereo @ 128 Kbit/s 48 KHz | 18 Hours | 6.88 GB
Genre: English Language | Language: English

The History of the English Language, 2nd Edition, is Professor Seth Lerer's revised and updated investigation of the remarkable history of English, from the powerful prose of King Alfred in the Middle Ages to the modern-day sermons of Martin Luther King, Jr. Throughout its history, English has been an unusually mutable language, readily accepting new terms and new ways of conveying meaning. Professor Lerer brings this second edition up-to-date by including discussions of the latest changes brought about through such phenomena as hip hop, e-mail, text messaging, and the world wide web.

Caffeine for Sports Performance

Author: nebulae Date: 2014-08-07 12:50:28


Louise Burke, Ben Desbrow and Lawrence Spriet, "Caffeine for Sports Performance"
English | 2013 | ISBN: 073609511X | 216 pages | PDF | 3 MB

Caffeine for Sports Performance

Author: interes Date: 2013-10-01 15:28:23


Caffeine for Sports Performance by Louise Burke, Ben Desbrow and Lawrence Spriet
English | 2013 | ISBN: 073609511X | ISBN-13: 9780736095112 | 216 pages | EPUB | 7,4 MB

Caffeine for Sports Performance is the definitive resource for all your questions regarding caffeine and its impact on sports performance. Based on the most recent research, studies, and guidelines, this guide is ideal for athletes and fitness enthusiasts looking to improve training and competition. Inside you will find these features:

The Psychology of Entertainment Media: Blurring the Lines Between Entertainment and Persuasion [Repost]

Author: ChrisRedfield Date: 2013-08-26 20:34:21


L. J. Shrum - The Psychology of Entertainment Media: Blurring the Lines Between Entertainment and Persuasion
Published: 2003-09-01 | ISBN: 0805846417 | PDF | 312 pages | 5 MB

Developing Musicianship Through Aural Skills: A Holistic Approach to Sight Singing and Ear Training

Author: ChrisRedfield Date: 2013-04-07 09:16:22


Kent D. Cleland, Mary Dobrea-grindahl - Developing Musicianship Through Aural Skills: A Holistic Approach to Sight Singing and Ear Training
Published: 2010-02-04 | ISBN: 0415802431, 041580244X | PDF | 592 pages | 35 MB

History of the English Language

Author: robin-bobin Date: 2011-02-15 23:52:06


History of the English Language (The Teaching Company) 18 CD Set by Seth Lerer
Taught By Professor Seth Lerer, Ph.D., University of Chicago, University of California, San Diego
The Teaching Company 2009 | ISBN: 1565853849 | Language: English | Audio CD in MP3 ~ 36 Lectures 30 minutes / lecture | 835 MB

From the 'Great Courses' series, Literature & English Language. 36 lectures on 18 CDs (two 30 minute lectures per CD). In three parts, each in its own clamshell case. One course guidebook per part.
Sixteen centuries ago a wave of settlers from northern Europe came to the British Isles speaking a mix of Germanic dialects thick with consonants and complex grammatical forms. Today we call that dialect Old English, the ancestor of the language nearly one in five people in the world speaks every day...
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