Reference Words, Language & Grammar Books

Budding Reader Book Set 1: Cat and Rat

”This book series is invaluable for struggling readers. It provides needed repetition of beginning words, colorful illustrations, and the opportunity to practice writing skills.”-Kathy Slater, Special Education TeacherBuild confidence in beginning readers—especially reluctant ones—with award-winning Budding Reader eBooks.Arguably the easiest learn-to-read book series on the market, this phonics series uses an innovative, research-based format to ease children into reading. Previewing a book dramatically improves reading comprehension, so Book 1 is a wordless picture book. Repetition aids brain development, so Books 2-10 retell the story with a gradually expanding vocabulary.The first set in the Budding Reader series, Cat and Rat, introduces the short “a” vowel sound and 11 simple words (and, at, can, cat, look, rat, see, stop, that, the, you) over the course of 10 books. In total, the series introduces more than 60 simple words including dozens of common sight words.Bonus Freebies: Learning is reinforced with companion writing worksheets while the Budding Reader parent guide provides tips and tricks for making reading easier and more fun for new readers.Budding Reader eBooks were developed in consultation with Cecilia Minden, Ph.D., the former Director of Language and Literacy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. They were illustrated by artist, Doug Oglesby, winner of one Emmy, five Emmy nominations, and three international awards from the Broadcast Designers Association.Series: •Set 1: Cat and Rat (Short a; 11 words) •Set 2: Wit and Kit (Short i; 17 words) •Set 3: Bugs (Short u; 18 words) •Set 4: Hop! (Short o; 18 words) •Set 5: Hens (Short e; 22 words) For every eBook set sold, Budding Reader donates one to a child in need. One for You. One for the World. A Better World with Every Purchase. Gold Mom’s Choice Award Winner: The Mom’s Choice Awards has named Cat and Rat among the very best in family-friendly media, products and services. This content is optimized for tablets.

Conquer Basic Spanish: A Short Introduction To Beginners Spanish, Including Spanish Grammar, Verbs and Vocabulary (Learn Spanish Book 4)

A Short, Simple Book To Get You Started On Learning SpanishAre you a complete beginner in learning Spanish? Then this book is designed for you.It covers the very basics of the Spanish language in simple, easy-to-understand terms, providing you with a sound and solid grounding, on which you can then build.It covers:NounsAdjectivesDefinite and Indefinite ArticlesCardinal NumbersRules of StressPersonal PronounsPresent Tense of Regular VerbsCommon, Everyday Words and VerbsSo, use Amazon's Look Inside feature, browse the book's Table of Contents, and see if this book is for you. I'm sure it will be ...

Tech Giants, Artificial Intelligence, and the Future of Journalism (Routledge Research in Journalism Book 26)

This book examines the impact of the "Big Five" technology companies – Apple, Alphabet/Google, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft – on journalism and the media industries. It looks at the current role of algorithms and artificial intelligence in curating how we consume media and their increasing influence on the production of the news. Exploring the changes that the technology industry and automation have made in the past decade to the production, distribution and consumption of news globally, the book considers what happens to journalism once it is produced and enters the media ecosystems of the internet tech giants – and the impact of social media and AI on such things as fake news in the post-truth age.The audience for this book are students and researchers working in the field of digital media, and journalism studies or media studies more generally. It will also be useful to those who are looking for extended case studies of the role taken by tech giants such as Facebook and Google in the fake news scandal, or the role of Jeff Bezos in transforming The Washington Post.The Open Access version of this book, available at https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351013758, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

Making Sense of "Bad English": An Introduction to Language Attitudes and Ideologies

Why is it that some ways of using English are considered "good" and others are considered "bad"? Why are certain forms of language termed elegant, eloquent or refined, whereas others are deemed uneducated, coarse, or inappropriate? Making Sense of "Bad English" is an accessible introduction to attitudes and ideologies towards the use of English in different settings around the world. Outlining how perceptions about what constitutes "good" and "bad" English have been shaped, this book shows how these principles are based on social factors rather than linguistic issues and highlights some of the real-life consequences of these perceptions. Features include:an overview of attitudes towards English and how they came about, as well as real-life consequences and benefits of using "bad" English;explicit links between different English language systems, including child’s English, English as a lingua franca, African American English, Singlish, and New Delhi English;examples taken from classic names in the field of sociolinguistics, including Labov, Trudgill, Baugh, and Lambert, as well as rising stars and more recent cutting-edge research;links to relevant social parallels, including cultural outputs such as holiday myths, to help readers engage in a new way with the notion of Standard English;supporting online material for students which features worksheets, links to audio and news files, further examples and discussion questions, and background on key issues from the book.Making Sense of "Bad English" provides an engaging and thought-provoking overview of this topic and is essential reading for any student studying sociolinguistics within a global setting.

Language Learning: 2 in 1 bundle: Spanish Language Lessons, French Language Learning

Hola or Bonjour!Are you eager to learn Spanish and French in a fast, simple and easy way without entering a classroom? If the answer is yes, then you have chosen the perfect bundle book. Language Learning is the perfect guide for Beginners that allows you to learn Spanish and French while in your car or working out with the purpose to reach a native-level fluency in no time. Through this book, you will learn conversational Spanish and French for beginners through lessons that will help you develop your vocabulary and grammar, as well as simple phrases useful for traveling in Spain, Mexico, Latin America, or in beautiful France!It's time to begin the adventure of learning Spanish and French through simple and quick lessons you can listen to in your car! Don’t wait over! Get your copy today! Here is what's inside into the Spanish language book: The basic of Spanish Language asSpelling and PronunciationThe Parts of SpeechVerbsThe Four Types of SentencesHow to Communicate in SpanishUseful word for Food, Travel, Shopping, Health and Emergencyand much, much more! Here's what's inside into the French Language book NounsVerbsAdjectivesIdioms and expressions you can use right awayEveryday French: for shopping, going and eating out, for travellingAnd much moreGet your copy today!

Queering Translation, Translating the Queer: Theory, Practice, Activism (Routledge Advances in Translation and Interpreting Studies Book 28)

This groundbreaking work is the first full book-length publication to critically engage in the emerging field of research on the queer aspects of translation and interpreting studies. The volume presents a variety of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives through fifteen contributions from both established and up-and-coming scholars in the field to demonstrate the interconnectedness between translation and queer aspects of sex, gender, and identity. The book begins with the editors’ introduction to the state of the field, providing an overview of both current and developing lines of research, and builds on this foundation to look at this research more closely, grouped around three different sections: Queer Theorizing of Translation; Case Studies of Queer Translations and Translators; and Queer Activism and Translation. This interdisciplinary approach seeks to not only shed light on this promising field of research but also to promote cross fertilization between these disciplines towards further exploring the intersections between queer studies and translation studies, making this volume key reading for students and scholars interested in translation studies, queer studies, politics, and activism, and gender and sexuality studies.

Launch Your English: Dramatically improve your spoken and written English so you can become more articulate using simple tried and trusted techniques

"The limits of my language are the limits of my world."-Ludwig WittgensteinDo you wish you could speak English with more creativity, clarity, articulation and confidence? Would you like to dramatically enhance your English speaking with some simple, easy-to-follow techniques?Then you are in the right place!As a teacher for more than 10 years, I have learned the best methods for quickly improving your English ability. Whether you are a native speaker who wants to sharpen their verbal toolkit, or a non-native speaker who wants to learn how to navigate the English language maze, this book will provide you with information and techniques for instant improvement and lifelong learning.Maybe you want to improve your presentation skills. Perhaps you want to tel more interesting and engaging stories. Or maybe you simply want to become more articulate in your day-to-day use of English.Whatever your needs, your goal is to improve your English, and Launch Your English can guide you to do just that.In this book you'll learn how to:• become more creative and descriptive in your English usage• capture people's attention with your vivid and enhanced expressions• break English down into building blocks for easy improvement• select the right word and expression to articulate your thoughts exactlyFree resources for students of English -> SirEnglish.com

Metacognition in Language Learning and Teaching (Routledge Studies in Applied Linguistics)

The Open Access version of this book, available at https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781351049139, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.This volume offers an exhaustive look at the latest research on metacognition in language learning and teaching. While other works have explored certain notions of metacognition in language learning and teaching, this book, divided into theoretical and empirical chapters, looks at metacognition from a variety of perspectives, including metalinguistic and multilingual awareness, and language learning and teaching in L2 and L3 settings, and explores a range of studies from around the world. This allows the volume to highlight a diverse set of methodological approaches, including blogging, screen recording software, automatic translation programs, language corpora, classroom interventions, and interviews, and subsequently, to demonstrate the value of metacognition research and how insights from such findings can contribute to a greater understanding of language learning and language teaching processes more generally. This innovative collection is an essential resource for students and scholars in language teaching pedagogy, and applied linguistics.

Discourse in Action: Introducing Mediated Discourse Analysis

From emails relating to adoption over the Internet to discussions in the airline cockpit, the spoken or written texts we produce can have significant social consequences. The area of Mediated Discourse Analysis considers texts in their social and cultural contexts to explore the actions individuals take with texts - and the consequences of those actions. Discourse in Action: brings together leading scholars from around the world in the area of Mediated Discourse Analysis reveals ways in which its theory and methodology can be used in research into contemporary social situationsexplores real situations and draws on real data in each chaptershows how analysis of texts in their social contexts broadens our understanding of the real world.Taken together, the chapters provide a comprehensive overview to the field and present a range of current studies that address some of the most important questions facing students and researchers in linguistics, education, communication studies and other fields.

Translating Great Russian Literature: The Penguin Russian Classics (BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies)

Launched in 1950, Penguin’s Russian Classics quickly progressed to include translations of many great works of Russian literature and the series came to be regarded by readers, both academic and general, as the de facto provider of classic Russian literature in English translation, the legacy of which reputation resonates right up to the present day. Through an analysis of the individuals involved, their agendas, and their socio-cultural context, this book, based on extensive original research, examines how Penguin’s decisions and practices when translating and publishing the series played a significant role in deciding how Russian literature would be produced and marketed in English translation. As such the book represents a major contribution to Translation Studies, to the study of Russian literature, to book history and to the history of publishing.

Generational Gaps in Political Media Use and Civic Engagement: From Baby Boomers to Generation Z (Routledge Studies in Media, Communication, and Politics)

This book investigates news use patterns among five different generations in a time where digital media create a multi-choice media environment. The book introduces the EPIG Model (Engagement-Participation-Information-Generation) to study how different generational cohorts’ exposure to political information is related to their political engagement and participation. The authors build on a multi-method framework to determine direct and indirect media effects across generations. The unique dataset allows for comparison of effects between legacy and social media use and helps to disentangle the influence on citizens’ political involvement in nonelection as well as during political campaign times. Bringing the newly of-age Generation Z into the picture, the book presents an in-depth understanding of how a changing media environment presents different challenges and opportunities for political involvement of this, as well as older generations. Bringing the conversation around political engagement and the media up to date for the new generation, this book will be of key importance to scholars and students in the areas of media studies, communication studies, technology, political science and political communication.