Language Teaching & Learning

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  • Cover scan of The Arabic Language
    The Arabic Language
    C. H. M. Versteegh - Paperback - Edinburgh University Press
    As an introductory guide to the Arabic language this book will also serve as a useful tool for discussing both historical and socio-linguistic implications, but its main thrust is towards explaining the structure of the language and its modern role.
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    Language Planning As A Sociolinguistic Experiment: The Case Of Modern Norwegian
    Ernst HaĚŠkon Jahr - Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
    2014 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Norwegian nation following centuries of Danish rule. This book gives a comprehensive account of that entire 200-year period, and analyses how Norwegians defined, fought over, and developed their own independent Scandinavian language, differentiating it from Danish and Swedish, through language planning. The almost two centuries of Norwegian language planning and conflict encompassed an extraordinary sociolinguistic experiment which led to decades of intense linguistic struggle and which has had no parallel anywhere else in the world. This book-length case study provides students and scholars in sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, language planning and language policy with a richly detailed insight into the uniqueness of the Norwegian language development.
  • Cover scan of Awa' An' Bile Yer Heid!
    Awa' An' Bile Yer Heid!: Scottish Curses And Insults
    - Paperback - Birlinn
    From football through the weather to politics, each other and of course the English, there is nothing about which a Scot does not have a scathing remark to make. This volume presents a rich collection of insults and invective.
  • Cover scan of Construction Grammar And Its Application To English
    Construction Grammar And Its Application To English
    Martin Hilpert - Paperback - Edinburgh University Press
    What do speakers of English know in order to produce utterances that other speakers will understand? This book explains how knowledge of language is organised in speakers' minds.
  • Cover scan of Language And Identity In Modern Egypt
    Language And Identity In Modern Egypt
    Reem Bassiouney - Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
    This text examines language and identity in modern Egypt using theories from discourse analysis and sociolinguistics.
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    Colloquial Scottish Gaelic: The Complete Course For Beginners
    Katherine M. Spadaro - Book with sound disc - Routledge
    'Colloquial Scottish Gaelic' offers a series of stimulating and informative lessons in modern Gaelic, the historic language of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. It emphasises up-to-date, conversational language.
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    Everyday Gaelic: Morag MacNeill
    Morag MacNeill - Pbk. + CD - Birlinn
    'Everyday Gaelic' is more than a foreign phrase book. Since English is also spoken in the Gaelic-speaking areas, communication in Gaelic is not so much a matter of necessity as of choice and interest. This book dips into the chatty, the personal and domestic aspects of the language.
  • Cover scan of National 4 & 5 English
    National 4 & 5 English
    Jane Cooper - Paperback - Hodder Gibson
    Ensure your students are prepared for every aspect of their assessment with the only textbook to offer fully comprehensive coverage of the new syllabus requirements.
  • Cover scan of The Russian Language Outside The Nation
    The Russian Language Outside The Nation: Speakers And Identities
    - Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
    After the collapse of the Soviet Union, over 25 million Russian speakers ended up living outside their homeland. Some remained in the non-Russian former Soviet republics which became independent states, whilst others migrated. This book explores multiple issues connected to the Russian speaker's identity as a member of a linguistic minority in the new world configuration. This topic has received little scholarly attention but it is relevant not only for Russia but also for the policy makers and societies of the destination nations.
  • Cover scan of SQA Specimen Paper 2013 National 5 German And Model Papers
    SQA Specimen Paper 2013 National 5 German And Model Papers
    - Paperback - Hodder Gibson
    Practise for your exams on the genuine exam papers from the Scottish Qualifications Authority. Each book includes additional model papers and extra revision guidance, making them an essential purchase for any student. Discover how to get your best grade with answers checked by senior examiners, prepare for your exams with study skills guidance sections, and gain vital extra marks and avoid common mistakes with examiner tips.

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