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xiii, 145 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"All academics need to write, and many struggle to finish their dissertations, articles, books, or grant proposals. Writing is hard work and can be difficult to wedge into a frenetic academic schedule. This revised and updated edition of Paul Silvia's popular guide provides practical, lighthearted advice to help academics overcome common barriers and become productive writers. Silvia's expert tips have been updated to apply to a wide variety of disciplines, and this edition has a new chapter devoted to grant and fellowship writing"-- Provided by publisher.
Education Library (Cubberley)
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xi, 107 pages ; 21 cm.
Alan Maley's 50 Creative Activities is a collection of 50 classroom activities designed to promote creative language use. It is based on the premise that one of the major benefits of fostering creativity is the formation of enduring attitudes among both students and their teachers so that more critical and exploratory mind-sets are developed which are receptive of new ideas and alert to new ways of doing things.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781108457767 20180717
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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viii, 184 pages ; 22 cm
  • "Is strategic instrumentalism the best we can do?"
  • Bureaucracy, "lightness," and discontent
  • Reframing, prophetic pragmatism, and artful critique
  • Being there, going public, and "the problem of the public"
  • An ethics of dissent.
"A critique of the composition field's engagement with education reform, particularly the practice of "reframing." Reframing is a pragmatic argument establishing or appealing to the professional authority of scholars in an effort to make that professional judgment more persuasive to publics, such as legislators and other policymakers"--Provided by publisher.
Green Library
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xix, 201 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
This textbook invites the student to explore early English syntax by looking at the linguistic characteristics of well- known texts throughout the early history of English. It shows how that piece of the language fits in to the broader picture of how English is developing and introduces the student to the real writing of the period.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474420372 20180306
Green Library
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xv, 357 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgements
  • Tables
  • Figures
  • List of abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • The phenomenon
  • Data and methodology
  • The approach
  • Goals and limitations
  • Outline of the book
  • Nominal determination and the articles in present day English
  • Noun phrase structure
  • Headedness : nouns as prototypical NP heads
  • The determiner position in functional 'slot' models
  • Halliday's 'experiential structure' and Langacker's notion of 'grounding' and 'type specification'
  • Referentiality and specificity
  • Article usage in Modern English
  • The semantics of (in)definiteness
  • The definite article
  • The indefinite article
  • Occurrence restrictions with nouns
  • Frequency distribution
  • Demarcation criteria for artlclehood
  • No independence
  • No predication
  • No Co-occurrence
  • Relative position
  • Obligatoriness
  • Exclusiveness
  • Syntactic motivation only
  • Concluding remarks : primary and secondary criteria
  • Article emergence in Old English
  • Demonstrative se and numeral ān as source grams
  • Investigating the usage of se in Old English
  • Independent usage of se
  • Dependent usage of se
  • Investigating the usage of ān in Old English
  • Independent usage of ān
  • Dependent usage of ān
  • No marking of indefiniteness in Old English
  • Established views on the development of the English articles
  • Traditional philological views on article development
  • German dissertations
  • The article as a necessity
  • Loss of inflectional morphology : disappearance of gender and case as a reason for article emergence
  • Weak and strong adjectives
  • A language contact scenario
  • Functionalist views : article development as a grammaticalization phenomenon
  • Grammaticalization : definitions and parameters
  • Down the cline : article emergence as a classic case of grammaticalization
  • Reconsidering the functionalist proposals
  • Formalist generative views : DP emergence and categorical reanalysis
  • X-bar structure and functional categories
  • DP-analysis as a model for nominal determination
  • Article development : from spec to head
  • Reconsidering the generative model
  • Concluding remarks : in search for synthesis
  • Diachronic construction grammar
  • Cognitive construction grammar
  • The construction : form function mapping
  • Classifications and definitions
  • Entrenchment, schematization and com positionality
  • The constructicon : network structure and inheritance
  • Inheritance
  • Relational and horizontal links
  • A usage-based constructional approach to language change
  • The role of frequency
  • Constructional change and constructionalization
  • Reconceptualizing grammaticalization as constructionalization
  • The status of reanalysis and analogy in diachronic construction grammar
  • Fuzzy grammar : gradience and gradualness
  • Concluding remarks : the constructional contribution
  • Nominal determination in the Anglo-Saxon chronicle
  • Manuscript information
  • The Parker chronicle
  • The Peterborough chronicle
  • Basic determination patterns
  • Se as the most frequent determinative
  • Se in NPs with adjectival modification
  • Diachronic development of se : the rise of the demonstrative
  • Significant increase of the demonstrative se
  • The 'compound' demonstrative þes
  • Type increase vs. token increase
  • Investigating the functions and frequency of ān
  • Demarcating a category : application of criteria
  • No Independence
  • No Predication
  • No Co-occurrence
  • Relative Position
  • Obligatoriness
  • Bare CNPs in the Peterborough chronicle
  • Sun, moon, heaven, hell...unique common nouns in the Peterborough chronicle
  • Exclusiveness
  • Syntactic motivation only
  • Concluding remarks : evaluating the criteria for articlehood
  • Nominal determination in Old English prose
  • Basic determination patterns
  • Testing the variables 'historical period' and 'text type'
  • No co-occurrence
  • The influence of Latin on the co-occurrence of determinatives in orosius
  • Testing the variables 'historical period' and 'text type'
  • Relative position
  • Obligatoriness
  • Bare common nouns in OE prose texts
  • Unique common nouns in OE prose texts
  • Concluding remarks : category and slot emergence in o.2
  • Article emergence : a constructional scenario
  • Constructionalization of a schematic definite NP construction with a determination slot
  • Emerging network structure shaped by frequency effects and analogical thinking
  • The cognitive cycle of constructionalization
  • Neoanalysis due to accommodation pressures and systemic simplification
  • Recruitment of se as a default filler
  • Constructionalization of indefinite NP construction and recruitment of ān
  • 'Later' developments : recruitment of some as indefinite plural article and extension of determiner class
  • Additional factors influencing the development of the articles
  • Syntactic heaviness
  • Processing efficiency and performance economy
  • Concluding remarks : changing strategies for (in)definiteness marking in the history of English
  • Conclusion
  • Summary
  • Reconceptualizing grammaticalization as grammatical constructionalization
  • Constructionalization as a system-driven change triggered by complex analogy and frequency effects
  • The cognitive cycle of constructionalization
  • Overt definiteness marking as a means to increase efficiency
  • Emergence of determination slot and the definite article between o.2 and 0.3
  • Limitations, implications and directions for future research
  • Appendix : manuscript and corpus information
  • Ǣlfric's lives of Saints and Catholic homilies
  • Bückling homilies
  • Laws
  • Gregory's dialogues
  • Bede's historia ecclesiastia gentis Anglorum
  • Alfred's rendering of Boethius' De consolatione Philosophiae
  • Alfred's translation of Gregory's Cura pastoralis
  • Orosius' Historiae adversum paganos
  • References
  • Index.
This book investigates nominal determination in Old English and the emergence of the definite and the indefinite article. Analyzing Old English prose texts, it discusses the nature of linguistic categorization and argues that a usage-based, cognitive, constructionalist approach best explains when, how and why the article category developed. It is shown that the development of the OE demonstrative 'se' (that) and the OE numeral 'an' (one) should not be told as a story of two individual, grammaticalizing morphemes, but must be reconceptualized in constructional terms. The emergence of the morphological category `article' follows from constructional changes in the linguistic networks of OE speakers and especially from `grammatical constructionalization' (i.e. the emergence of a new, schematic, mostly procedural form-meaning pairing which previously did not exist in the constructicon). Next to other functional-cognitive reasons, the book especially highlights analogy and frequency effects as driving forces of linguistic change.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783110539417 20180813
Green Library
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xviii, 279 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
  • Australian Aboriginal English in context
  • Phonics and phonology
  • Morphosyntax
  • Lexis and discourse
  • Schematic structures
  • History
  • Cross-cultural communication.
"This is the first volume to provide a comprehensive description of the Aboriginal English dialect with attention to its regional and social variation, the circumstances of its development, its relationships to other varieties and its foundations in the history, conceptual predispositions and speech use conventions of its speakers. The volume includes a review of recent research as well as a bibliography and a number of sample texts"-- Provided by publisher.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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v, 153 pages ; 26 cm.
Green Library
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x, 198 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Joe Moxley: Foreword 1. Graeme Harper: Introduction: The Possibilities for Creative Writing in America 2. Alexandria Peary: Histories and Historiography in Creative Writing Studies 3. Katharine Haake: Writing as Spiritual Practice 4. Tim Mayers: We Serve Writing Here 5. Stephanie Vanderslice: Theory and Pedagogy in Introductory Writing Textbooks: Creative Writing Leads the Way 6. Angela Ferraiolo: The Print Doctrine 7. Bruce Horner: Rewriting Creative Writing 8. Dianne Donnelly: The Convergence of Creative Processes and Their Neurological Mapping 9. Joseph Rein: Toward an Interdisciplinary Creative Writing 10. Kate Kostelnik: Creative Writing in First-Year Writing: Let's Remind, or Re-teach, the Value of Fiction 11. Christine Bailey and Patrick Bizzaro: Against Appropriation: Creative Writing and the Making of Knowledge Author Biographies Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783098811 20180122
In this compelling collection of essays contributors critically examine Creative Writing in American Higher Education. Considering Creative Writing teaching, learning and knowledge, the book recognizes historical strengths and weaknesses. The authors cover topics ranging from the relationship between Creative Writing and Composition and Literary Studies to what it means to write and be a creative writer; from new technologies and neuroscience to the nature of written language; from job prospects and graduate study to the values of creativity; from moments of teaching to persuasive ideas and theories; from interdisciplinary studies to the qualifications needed to teach Creative Writing in contemporary Higher Education. Most of all it explores the possibilities for the future of Creative Writing as an academic subject in America.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783098811 20180122
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iv, 327 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
East Asia Library
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xii, 333 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Prologue-- 1. Background-- 2. Topics-- 3. Complementisers-- 4. How come?-- Epilogue.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781108428057 20180717
Drawing on vast amounts of new data from live, unscripted radio and TV broadcasts, and the internet, this is a brilliant and original analysis of colloquial English, revealing unusual and largely unreported types of clause structure. Andrew Radford debunks the myth that colloquial English has a substandard, simplified grammar, and shows that it has a coherent and complex structure of its own. The book develops a theoretically sophisticated account of structure and variation in colloquial English, advancing an area that has been previously investigated from other perspectives, such as corpus linguistics or conversational analysis, but never before in such detail from a formal syntactic viewpoint.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781108428057 20180717
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vi, 355 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"As a discipline can rhetoric and composition continue its historical commitment to pedagogy without sacrificing equal attention to other areas, such as research and theory? Contributors address disagreements about what it means to be called a discipline rather than a profession or a field"--Provided by publisher.
Green Library
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xxxii, 165 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction CHAPTER 1 Neuroscience and Neuroideology: Plasticity, Flexibility, and the Emotional Architecture of Experience CHAPTER 1.5: Pedagogy Breakout 1 When Writing Explodes: The Relations Between Emotional Intelligence, Transference, and Blockages CHAPTER 2 Composition's Correlationalisms: Objects of Wonder CHAPTER 3 To Care or not to Care: The Supposed Indestructability of Wonder CHAPTER 3.5: Pedagogy Breakout 2 Taking the "Low Road" to Embodied Pedagogy: "Tacit Knowledge" and Wonder in Writing CHAPTER 4 Writing Pedagogy and The Crises of Attention: From Distraction to Disaffection CHAPTER 5 Technology, Intelligence, and the Plasticity of Writing in the New Attention Economy CHAPTER 5.5: Pedagogy Breakout 3 Neurophilosophy, Argument Theory, and the Future of Reason: Towards an Embodied Public Rhetoric.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415791779 20180618
This book argues that contemporary neuroscience compliments, extends, and challenges recent and influential posthuman and new materialist accounts of the relations between rhetoric, affect, and writing pedagogy. Drawing on cutting-edge neuro-philosophy, Comstock re-thinks both historical and current relations between writing and power around questions of affect, attention, and plasticity. In considering the uses and limits of exciting new findings from the neurobiology, this volume both theorizes and offers pedagogical strategies for teaching writing in a digital age characterized by the erosion of wonder and pervasive disaffection. Ultimately, in response to recent critiques transcendental reason and subjectivity, and related calls for the increased inclusion of multi-modal and digital writing and rhetoric, Comstock argues for an embodied pedagogy that values the substantial relations between writing and pedagogical care.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415791779 20180618
Education Library (Cubberley)
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vi, 281 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) research has become central in current debates in linguistics and is commonly referred to in conferences dealing with other sub-fields of sociolinguistics. This volume collects ten papers that testify to the great scope of ELF research currently being carried out through the analysis of different kinds of data in a variety of contexts and domains. The three chapters in the first part of the volume tackle computer-mediated communication, a medium that currently accounts for a great proportion of human communication. The four contributions in the second section differ with regards to the domains under investigation, and all touch upon social issues that have an impact on how language is used: from Vietnamese university students negotiating their identities in the UK to a Pakistani migrant making efforts to be understood by Italian officials. Finally, the three papers in the final part are an example of the many ELF-oriented pedagogical initiatives that have emerged in recent years across educational levels and all over the world. The introduction to the volume also situates ELF research in its current transition to a third phase in which more attention will be paid to the multilingual nature of ELF users. The proposal put forward in the introductory chapter holds that ELF has two well established fronts where more quality work will surely be carried out, and that ELF could benefit from establishing connections to other approaches to multilingualism and languaging, but without forgetting what the E in the acronym stands for.This collection of papers will be of interest to teachers and language practitioners who are curious about the ELF paradigm; researchers in ELF and in sociolinguistics and applied linguistics in general; internet linguists and computer-medaited communication experts; educational policymakers; and undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in areas such as applied linguistics, English studies, multilingualism and plurilingualism, and intercultural communication, amongst other fields.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781527508712 20180828
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263 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Part I. Short Introductions to Corpus-Based Sociolinguistics and the BNC2014 Corpus Linguistics and Sociolinguistics: Introducing the Spoken BNC2014 Vaclav Brezina, Robbie Love and Karin Aijmer The Spoken BNC 2014: Corpus Linguistic Perspective Tony McEnery Current British English: Sociolinguistic Perspective Beatrix Busse Analysing the Spoken BNC2014 with CQPweb Andrew Hardie Part II. Discourse, Pragmatics and Interaction Politeness Variation in England: A North-South Divide? Jonathan Culpeper and Mathew Gillings `That's Well Bad'. Some New Intensifiers in Spoken British English Karin Aijmer Canonical Tag Questions in Contemporary British English Karin Axelsson Yeah, yeah yeah, or yeah no that's right: A Multifactorial Analysis of the Selection of Backchannel Structures in British English Deanna Wong and Haidee Kruger Part III. Morphosyntax Variation in the Productivity of Adjective Comparison in Present-Day English Tanja Saily, Victorina Gonzalez-Diaz and Jukka Suomela The Dative Alternation Revisited: Fresh Insights from Contemporary Spoken Data Gard Jenset, Barbara McGillivray and Michael Rundell `You still talking to me?' The Zero Auxiliary Progressive in Spoken British English, Twenty Years On. Andrew Caines, Michael McCarthy and Paula Buttery `You can just give those documents to myself': Untriggered reflexive pronouns in 21st century spoken British English Laura L. Paterson.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138287273 20180806
Featuring contributions from an international team of leading and up-and-coming scholars, this innovative volume provides a comprehensive sociolinguistic picture of current spoken British English based on the Spoken BNC2014, a brand new corpus of British speech. The book begins with short introductions highlighting the state-of-the-art in three major areas of corpus-based sociolinguistics, while the remaining chapters feature rigorous analysis of the research outcomes of the project grounded in Spoken BNC2014 data samples, highlighting English used in everyday situations in the UK, with brief summaries reflecting on the sociolinguistic implications of this research included at the end of each chapter. This unique and robust dataset allows this team of researchers the unique opportunity to focus on speaker characteristics such as gender, age, dialect and socio-economic status, to examine a range of sociolinguistic dimensions, including grammar, pragmatics, and discourse, and to reflect on the major changes that have occurred in British society since the last corpus was compiled in the 1990s. This dynamic new contribution to the burgeoning field of corpus-based sociolinguistics is key reading for students and scholars in sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, pragmatics, grammar, and British English.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138287273 20180806
Green Library
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ix, 227 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction Chapter 1 What is corpus linguistics? Chapter 2 Corpus analysis: tools and statistics Chapter 3 What is vocabulary: terminology, conceptualizations and research issues Chapter 4 Frequency and vocabulary Chapter 5 Corpora, phraseology and formulaic language Chapter 6 Corpora and teaching vocabulary Chapter 7 Corpora and learner vocabulary Chapter 8 Specialized corpora and vocabulary Chapter 9 Discourse, pragmatics and vocabulary Chapter 10 Summary and research projects Glossary Commentary on Tasks.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138187221 20171211
Corpus Linguistics for Vocabulary Studies provides a practical introduction to using corpus linguistics in vocabulary studies. Using freely available corpus tools, the author explains step-by-step how corpora can be used to explore key vocabulary-related research questions such as: The frequency of English words and how to choose which ones should be taught to learners; How spoken vocabulary differs from written vocabulary, and how academic vocabulary differs from general vocabulary; How vocabulary contributes to the structure of discourse, and the pragmatic functions it fulfils. Featuring case studies and tasks throughout, Corpus Linguistics for Vocabulary provides a clear and accessible guide and is essential reading for students and teachers wanting to understand, appreciate and conduct corpus-based research in vocabulary studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138187221 20171211
Green Library
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xii, 108 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Chapter 1: Introduction.- Chapter 2: Semantic Roles and Complement Selection: a Case Study of the Adjective Scared.- Chapter 3: Semantic Roles and Complement Selection: a Case Study of the Adjective Terrified.- Chapter 4: Semantic Roles and Complement Selection: a Case Study of the Adjective Afraid.- Chapter 5: Null Objects and Sentential Complements, with Evidence from the Corpus of Historical American English and Hansard.- Chapter 6: Concluding Observations.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319729886 20180416
This book showcases fresh research into the underexplored territory of complementation through a detailed analysis of gerunds and `to' infinitives involving control in English. Drawing on large electronic corpora of recent English, it examines subject control in adjectival predicate constructions with `scared', `terrified' and `afraid', moving on to a study of object control with the verbal predicate `warn'. In each chapter a case study is presented of a matrix adjective that selects both infinitival and gerundial complements, and a central theme is the application of the Choice Principle as a novel factor bearing on complement selection. The authors argue that it is helpful to view the patterns in question as constructions, as combinations of form and meaning, within the system of English predicate complementation, and convincingly demonstrate how a new gerundial pattern has emerged and spread in the course of the last two centuries. This book will appeal to scholars of semantics, corpus linguistics, and historical linguistics as well as those with an interest in variation and change in recent English more generally.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319729886 20180416
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1 online resource (28 pages) : illustrations.
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xxii, 303 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Foreword Jane Rendell Introduction Orley and Hilevaara Section One: Manifesto (How) I Am for an Art Writing Susannah Thompson Lyric Theory PA Skantze Notitia, Trust, and Creative Research Iain Biggs Writing Without Writing: Conversation as Material Emma Cocker The Distracted Cyclist G D White Footnoting Performance Mike Pearson An extract from Asara and the Sea-Monstress: a Play with Theory Mojisola Adebayo Same Difference Nic Conibere Critical groundlessness: Reflections on embodiment, virtuality and Quizoola LIVE Diana Damian Martin A Conjuring Act in The Form of an Interview Augusto Corrieri Yoko Ono Fanfiction owko69 (Owen G. Parry) A Fugue State of Theatre Joe Kelleher Writing with fungi, contagious Taru Elfving Middleword One Peter Jaeger Section Two: Position (Where) The Blind & Deaf Highway Woman Undine Sellbach and Stephen Loo Writing about the Sound of Unicorns Salome Voegelin Far Stretch - Listening to Sound Happening Ella Finer Instructions for Literature and Life: Writing-With Landscape Performances of Joy Helene Frichot Thirteen Points, Expanded Kristen Kreider and James O'Leary Returning in the House of Democracy Brigid McLeer Dancing Architecture: Architect-Walking Cathy Turner Dolphin Square to MI6 Walk - produced by Disappearing, almost Phil Smith It Moves: reflections on walking as a practice of writing Mary Paterson In departures, not departing Tim Etchells Within the margarine of error: on performing Michael Basinski's `The Germ of Creativity' Chris Goode Elfie und Elsinore (fur Heidi) Hayley Newman Marking a Life Mitch Rose Middleword Two Maria Fusco Section Three: Beside-ness (Whom) Stains & Other Traces: Notebooks and Critical Practice Simon Piasecki An Actor's Attempt at Sisyphus' Stone: Memory, Performance and Archetype Goze Saner 81 Sentences for Squat Theater circa 1981 Lin Hixson and Matthew Goulish Language, Lips and Legacy: a pedlar's life for me Tracy McKenna A Series of Continuous Accidents Rajni Shah The Construction of Self(ies) Joanne `Bob' Whalley & Lee Miller The Path on the Floor and Other Uses of Hand-drawing Karen Christopher Searching for the `bandaged place' Louise Tondeur The Catalogue for the Public Library of Private Acts Johanna Linsley Field Notes from a Choreographic Practice Lucy Cash K.Bae.Tre Douglas Kearney Middleword Three Timothy Matthews Afterword Jane Rendell.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138674837 20180611
As practitioner-researchers, how do we discuss and analyse our work without losing the creative drive that inspired us in the first place? Built around a diverse selection of writings from leading researcher-practitioners and emerging artists in a variety of fields, The Creative Critic: Writing as/about Practice celebrates the extraordinary range of possibilities available when writing about one's own work and the work one is inspired by. It re-thinks the conventions of the scholarly output to propose that critical writing be understood as an integral part of the artistic process, and even as artwork in its own right. Finding ways to make the intangible nature of much of our work `count' under assessment has become increasingly important in the Academy and beyond. The Creative Critic offers an inspiring and useful sourcebook for students and practitioner-researchers navigating this area. Please see the companion site to the book, http://www.creativecritic.co.uk, where some of the chapters have become unfixed from the page.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138674837 20180611
Green Library
Book
30 PDFs (xxvii, 403 pages)
  • Section 1. Frameworks for cross-cultural communication. Chapter 1. Cross-cultural perspectives on technology-enhanced language learning: a review of research ; Chapter 2. Cross-cultural languages behind technology-enhanced language learning ; Chapter 3. Marking community identity through languaging: authentic norms in TELL ; Chapter 4. Universal and specific codes of cultural context in audio-visual media: collision and mutual enrichment in international technology-enhanced language learning ; Chapter 5. Connected learners: online and off-line learning with a focus on politeness intercultural competences ; Chapter 6. Issues of cross-cultural communications in a globalizing era
  • Section 2. Tools and environments for cross-cultural communication. Chapter 7. Social networking sites: cross-cultural perspectives, implications, and applicable frameworks for l2 teaching and learning ; Chapter 8. Effect of GI and glogster on improving the intercultural communication skills in higher education ; Chapter 9. The foreign language learning potential of video games: FL games as cross-cultural texts, narratives, and artifacts ; Chapter 10. Mobile-assisted language learning: challenges and setbacks in Developing Countries ; Chapter 11. Mixed reality environments in teaching and learning English ; Chapter 12. It's all in the numbers: enhancing technology use in urban and rural environments ; Chapter 13. A conceptual reference framework for sustainability education in multilingual and cross-cultural settings: applied technology, transmedia, and digital storytelling ; Chapter 14. Fostering intercultural competence through art and ICT among university students in Spain and Finland
  • Section 3. Telecollaboration for cross-cultural communication. Chapter 15. Intercultural learning via videoconferencing: students' attitudes and experiences ; Chapter 16. Collaborative writing 2.0: socializing critical, cross-cultural agents through online, project-based methodology ; Chapter 17. Using telecollaboration 2.0 to build intercultural communicative competence: a Spanish-American exchange ; Chapter 18. Examining international telecollaboration in language teacher education.
The ability to effectively communicate with individuals from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds is an invaluable asset. Learning a second language proves useful as students navigate the culturally diverse world; however, studying a second language can be difficult for learners who are not immersed in the real and natural environment of the foreign language. Also, changes in education and advancements in information and communication technologies pose a number of challenges for implementing and maintaining sound practices within technology-enhanced language learning (TELL). Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Technology-Enhanced Language Learning provides information on educational technologies that enable language learners to have access to authentic and useful language resources. Readers will explore themes such as language pedagogy, how specific and universal cultural contexts influence audio-visual media used in technology-enhanced language learning (TELL), and the use of English video games to promote foreign language learning. This book is a valuable resource for academicians, education practitioners, advanced-level students, and school administrators seeking to improve language learning through technology-based resources.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522554639 20180709
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xxviii, 262 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm
  • Part 1 - Settings Chapter 1: Forest and Woods Chapter 2: Mountains Chapter 3: Caves Chapter 4: Beaches, islands, volcanoes and deserts Chapter 5: Ground and Paths Chapter 6: Streams, Rivers, Lakes and Waterfalls Chapter 7: Sea and Waves Chapter 8: Cities, towns and villages Chapter 9: Roads Chapter 10: Gardens Chapter 11: Buildings Chapter 12: Doors, halls, corridors and stairs Chapter 13: Rooms Chapter 14: Time of day Chapter 15: Seasons Chapter 16: Rain, mist and fog Chapter 17: Wind, thunder and lightning Chapter 18: Smell and touch Chapter 19: Sound Part 2 - Characters Chapter 20: Age, height and shape Chapter 21: Face Chapter 22: Eyes Chapter 23: Mouth, teeth, nose and ears Chapter 24: Hands and fingers Chapter 25: Hair and facial hair Chapter 26: Clothes Chapter 27: Voice Chapter 28: Excited, happy Chapter 29: Concentrating, determined Chapter 30: Sympathetic, caring Chapter 31: Relieved Chapter 32: Angry, irritated, aggressive, impatient Chapter 33: Cold, evil, arrogant, sly Chapter 34: Frightened, timid Chapter 35: Nervous, embarrassed, shy Chapter 36: Sad, miserable Chapter 37: Tired Chapter 38: Pain Part 3 - Creatures Chapter 39: Parts, size, shape, colour and covering Chapter 40: Head Chapter 41: Eyes Chapter 42: Arms and legs Chapter 43: Wings and tails Chapter 44: Smell and sound Chapter 45: Movement Chapter 46: Habitat Chapter 47: Abilities and actions Chapter 48: Weapons and destruction Part 4 - Additional Vocabulary Chapter 49: Adverbs Chapter 50: Connectives Part 5 - Grammar in a Creative Context Chapter 51: Poetry Chapter 52: Modelled Sentences Chapter 53: Action Frames Chapter 54: Setting, interaction and reaction.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138093027 20180219
Now in a fully updated third edition, Descriptosaurus is the first book for creative writing that is a thematic expansion of a dictionary and a thesaurus; it provides children with a comprehensive resource with which to expand their descriptive vocabulary, experiment with language and sentence structure and build up narratives based around settings, characters and creatures. Descriptosaurus positions the word, zooms in on it to examine the meaning, expands it into phrases, and then provides alternatives in words, phrases and sentences; the model was created and refined over a number of years as a result of feedback from children inside and outside the classroom as to the resources they required to inspire and assist them with their writing. For reluctant writers or those faced with blank page syndrome, it provides essential starting points to encourage putting pen to paper, not only inspiring children, but also building their confidence, encouraging them to use, apply and create using the correct grammatical structures, and adding colour to their writing through evaluation and experimentation. New features for this updated third edition include: Sample poems Word banks and model sentences to provide a step-by-step process for development of vocabulary and understanding of phrase, clause and sentence structure Contextualised grammar and punctuation instruction and guidance Units of work where the models can be incorporated in a creative focus A companion website containing all the features of the book, games, planning sheets and vocabulary builders This is an ideal resource to dramatically improve children's creative writing for all KS2 primary and KS3 secondary English teachers, literacy coordinators and parents. It would also make an excellent classroom book for PGCE students, particularly Primary PGCE with English specialism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138093027 20180219
Education Library (Cubberley)