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New Book added to the Library

Translation

By

Juliane House

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 978-0-19-438922-8

Acc. No.: 73848          Call No.: 418.02 H842

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Book Description: Translation is one of the most important cross-linguistic and cross-cultural practices. This short introduction focuses on what you need to know about it: the different perspectives on translation and key issues such as equivalence in translation, translation evaluation, and the role of translation in language teaching, globalization, and intercultural communication.

New Book added to the Library

Modernism and after: English literature 1910 – 1939

By

John Smart

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 978-0-521-71156-2

Acc. No.: 73279       Call No.: 820.900912 Sm636

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Book Description: Critical introductions to a range of literary topics and genres. Modernism and After focuses on those writers working in English between 1910 and 1939 whose work signalled a dramatic change in the sense of what art could and should be. An overview of Modernism is provided, but the book recognises that the term should not become a strait-jacket into which we try to fit a writer’s individual distinctiveness. Rather, significant poetry and prose works are explored in the light both of the events of the time and of other ‘modernist’ developments in areas such as music, architecture and the visual arts.

New Book added to the Library

Intimacy and sexuality in the age of Shakespeare 

By

James M. Bromley 

Publisher: Cambridge  University Press

ISBN: 978-1-107-01518-0

Acc. No.: 73408            Call No.: 820.9353809031 B868

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Book Description: James Bromley argues that Renaissance texts circulate knowledge about a variety of non-standard sexual practices and intimate life narratives, including non-monogamy, anal eroticism, masochism and cross-racial female homoeroticism. Rethinking current assumptions about intimacy in Renaissance drama, poetry and prose, the book blends historicized and queer approaches to embodiment, narrative and temporality. An important contribution to Renaissance literary studies, queer theory and the history of sexuality, the book demonstrates the relevance of Renaissance literature to today. Through close readings of William Shakespeare’s ‘problem comedies’, Christopher Marlowe’s ‘Hero and Leander’, plays by Beaumont and Fletcher, Thomas Middleton’s ‘The Nice Valour’ and Lady Mary Wroth’s sonnet sequence ‘Pamphilia to Amphilanthus’ and her prose romance ‘The Urania’, Bromley re-evaluates notions of the centrality of deep, abiding affection in Renaissance culture and challenges our own investment in a narrowly defined intimate sphere.

 

New Book added to the Library

Linguistics

By

H. G. Widdowson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 978-0-19-437206-0

Acc. No.: 74330      Call. No.: 410 W638

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Book Description: This is an introduction to linguistics, the study of human language. The author provides a succinct but lucid outline of the ways in which language has been defined, described, and explored, and guides readers towards further exploration of their own.

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Applied Linguistics 

By

Guy Cook

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 978-0-19-437598-6

Acc. No.: 73850      Call No.: 418 C771

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Book Description: Applied Linguistics investigates real-world problems involving language. As such it has the difficult task of mediating between academic expertise and lived experience, attempting to reconcile opposed interests and perspectives. This clearly written introduction provides a concise but comprehensive overview of the most pressing and controversial issues surrounding contemporary language use today, including inter-cultural communication, political persuasion, new technologies, the growth of English, language in education, and foreign language teaching and learning.

New Book added to the Library

Exploring learner language 

By

Elaine Tarone and Bonnie Swierzbin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 978-0-19-442291-8

Acc. No.: 74312       Call No.: 418.0071 T176

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Book Description: Gives you a unique ‘hands-on’ introduction to studying ESL learners’ language using video interviews and footage of students doing language tasks Uses linked exercises in the book to guide you through the stages of analysing learners’ language Provides full transcripts and an answer discussion section to help you to study and refer back to the input and explanations. Case study approach gives you the skills that will help you to explore learner language in your own classroom Recommended for TESOL Masters and Diploma students and language teacher educators

New Book added to the Library

Listening 

By

Anne Anderson and Tony Lynch

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 978-019-437135-3

Acc. No.: 74315                Call No: 418.007 A543

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Book Description: An examination of the teaching of listening, discussing what language comprehension involves and the views of listening which underlie commercial materials. The work includes the author’s recent work in comprehension task design and aims to guide teachers in their own research tasks.

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