Author Archives: R I E Library, Mysore

New Book Added to the Library

Essays and Dissertations


Mounsey, Chris

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 978-0-19-567528-3
Acc No.: 73852 Calls No.: 808.066378


Book Description: Provides students of all ages with easy-to-follow guidance on how to structure an essay and how to select and research the most appropriate subject to write on. The first section covers gathering and developing information; the second offers schematic summaries to the first part.

New Book added to the Library

Vikram Seth an Introduction


Mokashi-Punekar, Rohini

Publisher: Cambridge University Press India Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 978-81-7596-589-8
Acc No.: 73881 Calls No.: 824.914 P984


Book Description:Contemporary Indian Writers in English (CIWE) is a series that presents critical commentaries on some of the best-known names in the genre. With the high visibility of Indian Writing in English in academic, critical, pedagogic and reader circles, there is a perceivable demand for lucid yet rigorous introductions to several of its authors and genres. The CIWE texts cater to a wide audience – from the student seeking information and critical material on particular works to the general, informed reader who might want to know a little more about an author he/she has just finished reading. Cast in a user-friendly format and written with a high degree of critical and theoretical rigour, the texts in the series will provide astute, accessible, informed entry-points into a wide range of works and writers. CIWE, we hope, will further strengthen the interest in and readership of one of the most significant components of world literatures in English. Vikram Seth is one of the most celebrated authors in Indian Writing in English today. With the complexity and depth of his work and his significant achievements in prose as well as verse, Seth has proved the master of the English language. Seth’s many themes and concerns, from land ceiling in post-Independence India to Western classical music to relationships, all cast in formally perfect prose or poetry, have gained him a formidable reputation as a stylist and a perfectionist. Rohini Mokashi-Punekar’s thorough study works its way through the many forms, themes and styles of Seth’s verse and prose. It pays attention to both form and content, and presents a comprehensive study of Seth’s oeuvre. Linking plot, characterization and theme in a densely textured analysis and close reading, Mokashi-Punekar opens to students and readers a gateway to Seth’s world.

New Book added to the Library

The Internet and young Learners

Lewis, Gordon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 978-0-19-442182-9
Acc No.: 74094    Calls No.: 371.334678 L674

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Book Description: Organized according to topic area and within each area by web search, communication, and web creation activities. Gives guidance in creating a class website. Promotes communication with other classes around the world. The companion website ( provides regular updates to the information and ideas in the book.

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Keep Talking: Communicative fluency activities for language teaching


Klippel, Friederike

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521152488

Acc No.: 73880 Call No.: 428.34076 K65


Book Description: This is a practical guide to communication activities in the language classroom, suitable for use with students from elementary to advanced level. Part I contains instructions for over 100 different exercises, including interviews, guessing games, jigsaw tasks, problem solving, values clarification techniques, mime, role play and storytelling. For each activity, notes are also provided on the linguistic and educational aims, the level, organisation, time and preparation required. Part II contains the accompanying worksheets, which can be copied, making many of the activities instantly available for use in class. A comprehensive table of activities and an index are included for ease of reference.

New Book added to the Library

Organic Chemistry

2nd edition


Klein, David

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons, Inc

ISBN: 9781118452288, 9781118454312

Acc No:74198   Call No.:547 K64


Book Description: Organic chemistry is not merely a compilation of principles, but rather, it is a disciplined method of thought and analysis. Success in organic chemistry requires mastery in two core aspects: fundamental concepts and the skills needed to apply those concepts and solve problems. Readers must learn to become proficient at approaching new situations methodically, based on a repertoire of skills. These skills are vital for successful problem solving in organic chemistry. Existing textbooks provide extensive coverage of, the principles, but there is far less emphasis on the skills needed to actually solve problems.

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Meaning and Humour


Goatly, Andrew

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521181068

Acc No.:73870   Call No.: 401.41 Go573


Book Description: How are humorous meanings generated and interpreted? Understanding a joke involves knowledge of the language code (a matter mostly of semantics) and background knowledge necessary for making the inferences to get the joke (a matter of pragmatics). This book introduces and critiques a wide range of semantic and pragmatic theories in relation to humour, such as systemic functional linguistics, speech acts, politeness and relevance theory, emphasising not only conceptual but also interpersonal and textual meanings. Exploiting recent corpus-based research, it suggests that much humour can be accounted for by the overriding of lexical priming. Each chapter’s discussion topics and suggestions for further reading encourage a critical approach to semantic and pragmatic theory. Written by an experienced lecturer on the linguistics of the English language, this is an entertaining and user-friendly textbook for advanced students of semantics, pragmatics and humour studies.

New Book added to the Library

Research Methods in Applied Linguistics: Quantitative, Qualitative and Mixed Methodologies


Dornyei, Zoltan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194422581

Acc No.:73809       Call No.:418.00721 D713


Book Description: This is a very practical and accessible book that offers a comprehensive overview of research methodology in applied linguistics by describing the various stages of qualitative and quantitative investigations, from collecting the data to reporting the results. It also discusses ‘mixed methods research’, that is, the various combinations of qualitative and quantitative methodologies.