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.
Modernism and after: English literature 1910 – 1939
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Acc. No.: 73279 Call No.: 820.900912 Sm636
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.