Crazy English

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 143913894X
Size: 23.40 MB
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Crazy English from the Author: Richard Lederer. In what other language, asks Lederer, do people drive on a parkway and park in a driveway, and your nose can run and your feet can smell? In CRAZY ENGLISH, Lederer frolics through the logic-boggling byways of our language, discovering the names for phobias you didn't know you could have, the longest words in our dictionaries, and the shortest sentence containing every letter in the alphabet. You'll take a bird's-eye view of our beastly language, feast on a banquet of mushrooming food metaphors, and meet the self-reflecting Doctor Rotcod, destined to speak only in palindromes.

China And English

Author: Prof. Joseph Lo Bianco
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781847693860
Size: 74.38 MB
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China And English from the Author: Prof. Joseph Lo Bianco. It has been said there are more Chinese learning English than there are Americans. We all have a sense that the first decades of the third millennium, including the effects of the global financial recession, signal dramatic changes to the shape of the world to come. China’s emergence as a superpower is one of the few certainties in this rapidly changing world. What is less well realised is the critical role which China’s decisions about English will play in the world’s communication profile. This unique volume explores this question looking at the debates on identity, cultural values and communication practices. Taking a wide-ranging view and uniquely blending both Chinese and Western perspectives the volume explores the critically important cultural consequences of mass English learning in today’s world.

Fractured English

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671000365
Size: 27.24 MB
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Fractured English from the Author: Richard Lederer. Presents a collection of humorous language errors from newspaper headlines, politician's remarks, court transcripts, insurance forms, signs, and classified ads

That Crazy English

Author: Kathleen Leatherwood
Publisher: Rj Communications
ISBN: 9780989238007
Size: 65.31 MB
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That Crazy English from the Author: Kathleen Leatherwood. That Crazy English is a rap/songbook for teaching English literacy that covers speaking, listening, reading and writing for preschool through adult learners. The book is relevant for native English speakers as well as speakers of other languages. Original piano/vocal scores, lyric and chord sheets, and other student materials equip teachers and/or parents to assist their students in learning how the English language works. Lesson plans and guides point out the appropriate age groups for each topic. The grammar raps focus on correct grammar usage and teachers can tailor them to the needs of their students. The reading and writing strategy raps/songs give students a method of remembering the strategies in an engaging format. The Sounds of English section clearly explains the variations of English spelling to assist in reading and writing. The rap/song rhyming format enables students to remember the information while learning the material, and bookmark templates are included as reminders.

Age Of Ambition

Author: Evan Osnos
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448190606
Size: 30.96 MB
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Age Of Ambition from the Author: Evan Osnos. *WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2014* A young army captain who risked execution to swim from free-market Taiwan to Communist China. A barber who made $150 million in the gambling dens of Macau. The richest woman in China, a recycling tycoon known as the ‘Wastepaper Queen’. Age of Ambition describes some of the billion individual lives that make up China’s story – one that unfolds on remote farms, in glittering mansions, and in the halls of power of the world’s largest authoritarian regime. Together they describe the defining clash taking place today: between the individual and the Communist Party’s struggle to retain control. Here is a China infused with a sense of boundless possibility and teeming romance. Yet it is also riven by contradictions. It is the world’s largest buyer of Rolls Royces and Ferraris yet the word ‘luxury’ is banned from billboards. It has more Christians than members of the Communist Party. And why does a government that has lifted more people from poverty than any other so strictly restrain freedom of expression? Based on years of research, Age of Ambition is a stunning narrative that reveals China as we have never understood it before.

The Miracle Of Language

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439139407
Size: 14.37 MB
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The Miracle Of Language from the Author: Richard Lederer. Master verbalist Richard Lederer, America's "Wizard of Idiom" (Denver Post), presents a love letter to the most glorious of human achievements... Welcome to Richard Lederer's beguiling celebration of language -- of our ability to utter, write, and receive words. No purists need stop here. Mr. Lederer is no linguistic sheriff organizing posses to hunt down and string up language offenders. Instead, join him "In Praise of English," and discover why the tongue described in Shakespeare's day as "of small reatch" has become the most widely spoken language in history: English never rejects a word because of race, creed, or national origin. Did you know that jukebox comes from Gullah and canoe from Haitian Creole? Many of our greatest writers have invented words and bequeathed new expressions to our eveyday conversations. Can you imagine making up almost ten percent of our written vocabulary? Scholars now know that William Shakespeare did just that! He also points out the pitfalls and pratfalls of English. If a man mans a station, what does a woman do? In the "The Department of Redundancy Department," "Is English Prejudiced?" and other essays, Richard Lederer urges us not to abandon that which makes us human: the capacity to distinguish, discriminate, compare, and evaluate.

Fauladi Singh And Crazy Robot English

Author: Diamond Comics Pvt Ltd
Publisher: Diamond Comics Pvt Ltd
Size: 63.31 MB
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Fauladi Singh And Crazy Robot English from the Author: Diamond Comics Pvt Ltd. Welcome to the world of Diamond Comics. Now read your favourite comics on Google Play. Happy Reading !!