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This book provides a smooth access to the fundamental structures of the Thai language. It sets out from a comprehensive introduction to the basic principles of Thai reading and writing, and serves as a guide to elementary grammar and conversation patterns.
Just because Thai language may sound or look exotic at first sight, it is essential to receive profound and detailed explanations on the structures and principles at the base of this fascinating language. However, fundamental does not necessarily mean complicated: with the help of this book, supposedly complex patterns can easily be grasped with the help of concisely verbalized rules or rules of thumb.
Hearing and imitating the five tones is probably the greatest difficulty English speakers face when learning Thai. This book erodes this obstacle by offering a novel didactic approach: thanks to the innovative color-based system, you can now easily and quickly learn how to recognize, pronounce and remember the syllables and words on the correct tone levels! Try it, and you will be surprised how fast it works for you, too!
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Sit. Walk. Write. These are the barest bones of Natalie Goldberg's revolutionary writing and life practice, which she presents here in book form for the first time. A whole new slant on writing that she developed since the publication of her classic Writing Down the Bones, True Secret workshops have been limited until now to small, intensive groups at a remote center in the rural Southwest. In The True Secret of Writing, Goldberg makes this popular seminar available to any reader. The True Secret is for everyone, like eating and sleeping. It allows you to discover something real about your life, to mine the rich awareness in your mind, and to ground and empower yourself. Goldberg guides you through your own personal or group retreat, illuminating the steps of sitting in silent open mind, walking anchored to the earth, and writing without criticism. Just as Goldberg cuts through her students' resistance with her no-nonsense instruction--"Shut up and write"--the True Secret cuts to the core of realizing yourself and your world. The capstone to forty years of teaching, The True Secret of Writing is Goldberg's Zen boot camp, her legacy teaching. Stories of Natalie's own search for truth and clarity and her students' breakthroughs and insights give moving testament to how brilliantly her unique, tough-love method works. Beautiful homages to the work of other great teachers and observers of mind, life, and love provide further secrets and inspiration to which readers will return again and again. In her inimitable way, Goldberg will inspire you to pick up the pen, get writing, and keep going. The True Secret of Writing will help you with your writing--and your life.
The fast and easy way to learn to speak Mandarin Chinese
China has become a major influence in the world today, and Mandarin Chinese is the world's most widely spoken language. Not only is China full of opportunities in business and politics, but Chinese culture, continues to make its way into the western world.
With an updated CD including real-life conversations, Chinese For Dummies expands grammar, verb conjugations, and pronunciations—and includes a refreshed mini-dictionary complete with even more essential vocabulary.
Also included is an audio CD that features actual Chinese conversations by native Chinese speakers, which allows you to hear how Chinese is really spoken. Written by a leading Chinese language teacher in the United States, Chinese for Dummies introduces an often-daunting language to you in a fun-and-easy For Dummies manner.
CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.
The volume contains most updated theoretical and empirical research on foreign or second language processes analyzed from the perspective of cognition and affect. It consists of articles devoted to various issued related to such broad topics as gender, literacy, translation or culture, to mention a few. The collection of papers offers a constructive and inspiring insight into a fuller understanding of the interconnection of the language-cognition-affect trichotomy.
The monograph constitutes an attempt to demonstrate how Cognitive Grammar (CG) can be employed in the foreign language classroom with a view to aiding learners in better understanding the complexities of English grammar. Its theoretical part provides a brief overview of the main tenets of Cognitive Grammar as well as illustrating how the description of English tense and aspect can be approached from a traditional and a CG perspective. The empirical part reports the findings of an empirical study which aimed to compare the effects of instruction utilizing traditional pedagogic descriptions with those grounded in CG on the explicit an implicit knowledge of the Present Simple and Present Continuous Tenses. The book closes with the discussion of directions for further research when it comes to the application of CG to language pedagogy as well as some pedagogic implications
This book argues that while some adjuncts and complements contribute regular assertions, others operate in the conventional implicature dimension, which expresses additional side comments. This distinction of semantic dimension is shown as necessary to account for regular vs. speech act uses of 'weil' vs. 'denn' (because) in German, for regular vs. relevance conditionals, as well as certain sentence adverbs. Further, a new two-dimensional analysis is crucial to account for the differences between parenthetical-like sliftings and true verb-second embedded clauses in German.Tatjana Scheffler, Berlin.
The book contains a selection of papers focusing on the idea of crossing boundaries in literary and cultural texts composed in English. The authors come from different methodological schools and analyse texts coming from different periods and cultures, trying to find common ground (the theme of the volume) between the apparently generically and temporarily varied works and phenomena. In this way, a plethora of perspectives is offered, perspectives which represent a high standard both in terms of theoretical reflection and in-depth analysis of selected texts. Consequently, the volume is addressed to a wide scope of both scholars and students working in the field of English and American literary and cultural studies; furthermore, it will be of interest also to students interested in theoretical issues linked with investigations into literature and culture.
Second language phonology is approached in this book from the perspective of data-based studies into the English sound system as used by native and non-native speakers of the language. The book offers a unique combination of psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic and pedagogical approaches, with individual contributions investigating the effect of selected conditioning factors on the pronunciation of English. With all the richness of approaches, it is a strong phonetic background that unifies individual contributions to the volume. Thus, the book contains a large body of original, primary research which will be of interest to experienced scientist, practitioners and lecturers as well as graduate students planning to embark on empirical methods of investigating the nature of the sound system
In this essay, I would like to consider the role of practical jokes within the story, especially concerning the development of the characters of the two white boys, Tom and Huck, and their relationship to the runaway slave Jim.
Diese Seminararbeit, geschrieben auf Englisch für das Hauptseminar Fiction and Film an der Universität Augsburg, befasst sich mit der Musikalität des Werkes A Clockwork Orange - in jeweils der Novelle von Anthony Burgess sowie der Verfilmung von Stanley Kubrick. Dabei wird auf die Intermedialität des Textes eingegangen, etwa die häufige Nennung von Musikstücken, aber auch auf die Musikalität der Sprache selbst. Dies wird Verbunden mit der filmischen Darstellung Kubricks des Textes. Auch hier werden die klangvolle Sprache und die musikalischen Elemente des Textes übernommen, sodass der Film, wie auch das Buch, eine ganz eigene Form der Rezeption zulassen.