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?...
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.
Author: ChrisRedfield Date: 2014-04-24 14:45:40
Author: tired Date: 2009-06-20 06:58:32
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."
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
Author: nebulae Date: 2014-08-07 12:50:28
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
Author: ChrisRedfield Date: 2013-04-07 09:16:22
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...