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Practical Strategies for Technical Communication, 1st Edition

Description This brief version of Mike Markel’s bestselling Technical Communication gives students clear advice and practical strategies for writing and designing all the major types of documents they will encounter in their professional lives. Retaining Markel’s trademark student-friendly tone, the book offers concise yet thorough coverage of audience and purpose, research, style, and document design, user-friendly features to guide students in the writing process, and a wealth of annotated examples and sample documents to serve as models. Integrated coverage of social media and new technologies gives students the most up-to-date advice about technology in the context of specific tasks and documents. The print text is now integrated with...

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Learning English as a Foreign Language For Dummies

Description Do you know a bit of English, and want to improve without ateacher? Whether you’re a student, a traveller, or you just want tolearn basic English, this plain-speaking guide will help you pickup the essentials so you’ll be understanding and speaking Englishin no time. Improve your grammar, speech, vocabulary andpronunciation at your own pace, and prepare yourself to get aroundin any English-speaking country comfortably – and withoutembarrassment! Learning English as a Foreign Language For Dummiesincludes: Part I: Getting Started Chapter 1: You Already Know a Little English Chapter 2: Basic English Grammar Chapter 3: Greetings and Introductions Part II: English in Action Chapter 4:...

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Modern Arabic: Structures Functions, and Varieties, 2nd edition

Description The revised and updated edition of Modern Arabic takes this authoritative, concise linguistic description of the structure and use of modern Arabic to an invaluable new level. Clive Holes traces the development of the Arabic language from Classical Arabic, the written language used in the 7th century for the Qur’an and poetry, through the increasingly symbiotic use of Modern Standard Arabic or MSA (the language of writing and formal speech) and dialectal Arabic (the language of normal conversation). He shows how Arabic has been shaped over the centuries by migration, urbanization, and education―giving us “a balanced, dispassionate, and accurate picture of the structures, functions, and varieties of the...

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Teach Yourself Norwegian Complete Course, 4 edition

Description From Cantonese to Thai, Gaelic to Modern Persian, learning the languages of the world is attainable for any beginning student. Learners can use the Teach Yourself Complete Language Courses at their own pace or as a supplement to formal courses. All Teach Yourself Complete Language Courses include: Up-to-date, graded interactive dialogues Graded units of culture notes, grammar, and exercises Step-by-step guides to pronunciation Practical vocabulary Regular and irregular verb tables A bilingual glossary A clear, uncluttered, and user-friendly layout Self-assessment quizzes to test progress Fully updated audio recordings on CD for easy access and review Download Links Server 1  | Server 2 (Size 8.2...

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The Story Cure: An A-Z of Books to Keep Kids Happy, Healthy and Wise

Description From tantrums to tummy aches to teenage mood swings, there are times when a book is the best medicine of all. The Story Cure is a manual for grown-ups who believe that the stories which shape children’s lives should not be left to chance. In these pages bibliotherapists Ella and Susan recommend the perfect children’s book – from picture books to YA novels via the golden world of chapter books – for every hiccup and heartache. Whether the young child you know is being bullied, the toddler can’t sleep or the teenager has fallen in love for the first time – or just doesn’t...

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Teach Yourself Complete Old English

Description Learn Old English (Anglo-Saxon) with this best-selling course from Teach Yourself – the No. 1 brand in language learning. Equally suited to general reader, historian and student of literature, this new edition teaches vocabulary and grammar through original texts, with audio support, traces the roots of modern English words, and explores the Anglo-Saxon cultural context through poems, prose and historical documents. Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One-, five- and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author’s...

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The Oxford Handbook of Computational Linguistics

Description Thirty-seven chapters, commissioned from experts all over the world, describe major concepts, methods, and applications in computational linguistics. Part I, Linguistic Fundamentals, provides an overview of the field suitable for senior undergraduates and non-specialists from other fields of linguistics and related disciplines. Part II describes current tasks, techniques, and tools in Natural Language Processing and aims to meet the needs of post-doctoral workers and others embarking on computational language research. Part III surveys current Applications. The book is a state-of-the-art reference to one of the most active and productive fields in linguistics. It will be of interest and practical use to a wide range of linguists, as well...

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The Cambridge Guide to English Usage

Description Providing an indispensable new A-Z reference to English usage for the twenty-first century, this guide covers more than 3000 points of word meaning, spelling, punctuation, grammar and style on which students, teachers, writers and editors regularly require guidance. It also addresses larger issues of inclusive language, and effective writing and argument, and provides guidance on grammatical terminology. Based on large international corpora, it differentiates clearly between U.S., U.K., Canadian and Australian usage and offers up-to-date, objective advice presented in readable, accessible terms. Pam Peters is a Professor of Linguistics at Macquarie University where she also serves as Director of Macquarie University’s Dictionary Research Center....

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Bryson’s Dictionary of Troublesome Words: A Writer’s Guide to Getting It Right

Description One of the English language’s most skilled and beloved writers guides us all toward precise, mistake-free usage. As usual Bill Bryson says it best: “English is a dazzlingly idiosyncratic tongue, full of quirks and irregularities that often seem willfully at odds with logic and common sense. This is a language where ‘cleave’ can mean to cut in half or to hold two halves together; where the simple word ‘set’ has 126 different meanings as a verb, 58 as a noun, and 10 as a participial adjective; where if you can run fast you are moving swiftly, but if you are stuck fast you are...

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500 Words, Phrases, Idioms for the TOEFL iBT Plus Typing Strategies

Description This TOEFL book is different because it uses an integrated vocabulary learning system called recycling. Recycling is simple. Each exercise is divided into four quizzes. Quiz 1, a multiple-choice vocabulary quiz, introduces ten new words. Next, you will do Quiz 2. Quiz 2 is a sentence-completion quiz based on the ten words in Quiz 1. Next, you will do Quiz 3, a spelling quiz. The speaker on the audio file will say the same ten words in turn. You will then have ten seconds to spell each word by saying it and typing it. Finally, you will do Quiz 4. Quiz 4 is a...