A History of Russian Symbolism free ebook

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A History of Russian Symbolism

English | July 9, 1993 | ISBN: 9027215340 | 254 Pages | PDF | 24 MB

The era of Russian Symbolism (1892-1917) has been called the Silver Age of Russian culture, and even the Second Golden Age. Symbolist authors are among the greatest Russian authors of this century, and their activities helped to foster one of the most significant advances in cultural life (in poetry, prose, music

Arabic Literature to the End of the Umayyad Period

English | 2003 | ISBN: 0521126215, 0521240158 | PDF | pages: 566 | 17,1 mb

Originally published in 1983, The Cambridge History of Arabic Literature was the first general survey of the field to have been published in English for over fifty years and the first attempted in such detail in a multi-volume form. The volumes of the History provide an invaluable source of reference and u

Adult Literacy, Numeracy & Language: Policy, Practice & Research

English | 2006 | ISBN: 0335219373 | PDF | pages: 205 | 1,4 mb

This book explores the social practice of literacy, numeracy and language and its implications for teaching and learning adult basic skills. Leading international experts argue that literacy, numeracy and language are more than just a set of skills or techniques, but are shaped by the social and cultural context within

From Grammar to Meaning: The Spontaneous Logicality of Language

2013 | ISBN: 1107033101 | English | 378 pages | PDF | 3 MB 

In recent years, the study of formal semantics and formal pragmatics has grown tremendously showing that core aspects of language meaning can be explained by a few principles. These principles are grounded in the logic that is behind - and tightly intertwined with - the grammar of human language. In this book, some

Does Spelling Matter? free ebook

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Does Spelling Matter?

2013 | ISBN: 0199665281, 0198722982 | English | 288 pages | PDF | 3 MB 

This book narrates the history of English spelling from the Anglo-Saxons to the present-day, charting the various changes that have taken place and the impact these have had on the way we spell today. While good spelling is seen as socially and educationally desirable, many people struggle to spell commo

The Culture of Singapore English free ebook

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The Culture of Singapore English

2014 | ISBN: 1107033241 | English | 343 pages | PDF | 3 MB 

This book provides a fresh approach to Singapore English, by focusing on its cultural connotations. The author, a native Singaporean, explores a range of aspects of this rich variety of English - including address forms, cultural categories, particles and interjections - and links particular words to particular cult

Sievers' Law and the History of Semivowel Syllabicity in Indo-European and Ancient Greek


2014 | ISBN: 0199680507 | English | 464 pages | PDF | 3 MB 

This book is an investigation of how semivowels were realised in Indo-European and in early Greek. More specifically, it examines the extent to which Indo-European *i and *y were independent phonemes, in what respects their alternation was predictable, and how this situation changed as Indo-European develope

Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing free ebook

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Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing

2013 | ISBN: 0199742677 | English | 336 pages | PDF | 3 MB 

Almost everyone swears, or worries about not swearing, from the two year-old who has just discovered the power of potty mouth to the grandma who wonders why every other word she hears is obscene. Whether they express anger or exhilaration, are meant to insult or to commend, swear words perform a crucial role in lang