Author Archives: R I E Library, Mysore

New Book added to the Library

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.

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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.

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An Introduction to Research: The Rudiments of Literary Research


Chindhade, Shirish and Thorat, Ashok

Publisher: Cambridge University Press India Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9788175967106

Acc No.: 73261 Calls No.:001.4 C539


Book Description: An Introduction to Research is a differently written book that tries to explode the myth that all research work is produced with a wry face and has to be read with a wry face. It is meant for students who are already carrying out research or are about to undertake it. It is an attempt to communicate the message that research, though a serious activity, is not, after all, ‘the flower of paradise’ which only angels and supermen can pluck. Every sincere and disciplined student can perform research and complete it satisfactorily, provided certain simple and basic guiding principles are followed.

An Introduction to Research deals with many of the important facts of academic research.
Some of the key issues handled in the book:
• Status of research in India
• Hypothesis formulation
• Techniques of writing research papers
• Avoiding plagiarism
• Quality in research and its sustenance

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Modernism and Literature: An Introduction and Reader


Carter, Mia and Friedman, Alan Warren (eds.)

Publisher: Routledge Taylor and Francis Group, London& New York

ISBN: 9780415581646

Acc No: 73915                Calls No.: 809.9112 C323


Book Description: This volume offers a comprehensive representation of the exciting, pivotal, and urgent nature of literary Modernism, as well as more recent approaches including the “global turn.” Modernism can be difficult to understand without an awareness of contemporary concerns, so Mia Carter and Alan Friedman incorporate texts from a wide variety of disciplines such as art, politics, science, medicine, and philosophy.

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Cross-Curricular Resources for young Learners


Calabrese, Immacolata and Rampone, Silvana

 Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194425889

Acc No.: 74093       Call No.: 372.1332 C141


Book Description: Many primary schools across the world are introducing Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL). This resource book for primary teachers provides appropriate, easy-to-use resources for teaching subjects through English.