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What Makes Sound Patterns Expressive?: The Poetic Mode of Speech Perception
Poets, academics, and those who simply speak a language are subject to mysterious intuitions about the perceptual qualities and emotional symbolism of the sounds of speech. Such intuitions are Reuven Tsur’s point of departure in this investigation into the expressive effect of sound patterns, addressing questions of great concern for literary theorists and critics as well Poets, academics, and those who simply speak a language are subject...

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The Legal Language of Scottish Burghs: Standardization and Lexical Bundles (1380-1560)
This book offers an innovative, corpus-driven approach to historical legal discourse. It is the first monograph to examine textual standardization patterns in legal and administrative texts on the basis of lexical bundles, drawing on a comprehensive corpus of medieval and early modern legal texts. The book’s focus is on legal language in Scotland, where law–with its own n This book offers an innovative, corpus-driven approach to...

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Everything I Need To Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book
A humorous “guide to life” for grown-ups! One day, Diane Muldrow, a longtime editor of the iconic Little Golden Books, realized that, despite their whimsical appearance, there was hardly a real-life situation that hadn’t been covered in the more than 70-year-old line of children’s books—from managing money, to the importance of exercise, to finding contentment in the simpl A humorous “guide to life” for...

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Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women
With a New Afterword As a prizewinning foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, Geraldine Brooks spent six years covering the Middle East through wars, insurrections, and the volcanic upheaval of resurgent fundamentalism. Yet for her, headline events were only the backdrop to a less obvious but more enduring drama: the daily life of Muslim women. Nine Parts of Des With a New Afterword As a prizewinning foreign correspondent for The...

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Fairy Bad Day
While most students at Burtonwood Academy get to kill demons and goblins, fifteen-year-old Emma gets to rid the world of little annoying fairies with glittery wings and a hipster fashion sense. She was destined to be a dragon slayer, but cute and charming Curtis stole her spot. Then she sees a giant killer fairyNand it’s invisible to everyone but her! If Emma has any chanc While most students at Burtonwood Academy get to kill demons...

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The Grove Companion to Samuel Beckett: A Reader’s Guide to His Works, Life, and Thought
The Nobel Prize winning author Samuel Beckett is a literary treasure, and this work represents the only comprehensive reference to the concepts, characters, and biographical details mentioned by, or related to, Beckett. Painstakingly and lovingly compiled by acclaimed Beckett scholars C.J. Ackerley and S.E. Gontarski, it is alphabetical, cross-referenced, and laid out in a The Nobel Prize winning author Samuel Beckett is a literary treasure,...

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Tree and Leaf: Includes Mythopoeia and The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth
A new edition of Tolkien’s Tree and Leaf, complete with his rare translation and commentary of The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth, the Battle of Maldon. Fairy-stories are not just for children, as anyone who has read Tolkien will know. In his essay On Fairy-Stories, Tolkien discusses the nature of fairy-tales and fantasy and rescues the genre from those who would relegate it to A new edition of Tolkien’s Tree and Leaf, complete with...

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An Introduction To Language Policy: Theory And Method
“An Introduction to Language Policy: Theories and Method” is a collection of newly-written chapters that cover the major theories and methods currently employed by scholars active in the field. provides an accessible introduction to the study of language policy research and language’s role in social life consists of newly commissioned essays written by internationally reco “An Introduction to Language Policy: Theories...