English Language as Hydra

Author: Vaughan Rapatahana
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1847697496
Format: PDF, ePub
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English Language as Hydra argues that, far too often, the English language industry has become a swirling, beguiling monster, unashamedly intent on challenging local lingua-diversity and threatening individual identities. This book brings together the voices of linguists, literary figures and teaching professionals in a wide-ranging exposé of this enormous Hydra in action on four continents.

Why English

Author: Pauline Bunce
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1783095865
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book explores the ways and means by which English threatens the vitality and diversity of other languages and cultures in the modern world. Using the metaphor of the Hydra monster from ancient Greek mythology, it explores the use and misuse of English in a wide range of contexts, revealing how the dominance of English is being confronted and counteracted around the globe. The authors explore the language policy challenges for governments and education systems at all levels, and show how changing the role of English can lead to greater success in education for a larger proportion of children. Through personal accounts, poems, essays and case studies, the book calls for greater efforts to ensure the maintenance of the world’s linguistic and cultural diversity.

Dictionary of the English Language Complete and Unabridged

Author: Samuel Johnson
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1617928232
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Johnson’s English Dictionary is the first dictionary ever written in English, the only one written by a single author, and, according to many experts, the greatest of all English dictionaries. Jane Austen, Thomas Jefferson, Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens and Charlotte Brontë all used what was known for over a century as “the dictionary”, while Samuel Taylor Coleridge said he viewed with suspicion any man “who should speak of it without respect and gratitude”. Since its first publication, it has been indispensable to those learning English, those studying its history, and those who care about its literature. Informative, irreverent and funny, it is a joy for everyday readers and a browser’s paradise. By making this masterpiece available once more, the release of the Lexicos edition marks an event in ebook publishing. The only unabridged ebook edition of this great work, indeed the only one available in any format, it has been professionally edited by qualified scholars (not scanned or OCR’d) and formatted for ePUB. It is based on the 1773 edition, the final edition of the Dictionary expanded and revised by Johnson himself. It also incorporates those entries included in the original 1755 edition and cut out in 1773, along with Johnson’s original preface, and his “Plan of a Dictionary of the English Language,” written in 1747. It is fully searchable and contains an active table of contents.

MES Kompendium

Author: Jürgen Kletti
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642325815
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Manufacturing Execution Systeme (MES) sind eine stark wachsende Disziplin im Bereich der Informationstechnik für die Produktion. Sie helfen dabei, Schwachstellen, Verschwendungen und Qualitätsprobleme in der Fertigung zu erkennen. Auf diese Weise sind sie nicht nur die Basis für einen kontinuierlichen Verbesserungsprozess, sondern auch ein Werkzeug für eine effiziente Steuerung der Produktion und für eine stetige Steigerung der Produktqualität. Das Buch gibt einen Überblick über die große Bandbreite an Funktionalitäten von MES am Beispiel des Systems HYDRA. Eine klare Gliederung der heute üblichen MES-Module und deren Zuordnung zu Funktionseinheiten in einer industriellen Fertigung zeigen, welche Nutzeffekte zu erzielen sind und wie sich der Einsatz moderner MES-Technologien auf Fertigungsunternehmen im globalen Wettbewerb auswirkt.

World Englishes A Critical Analysis

Author: Mario Saraceni
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1623564522
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Winner of the BAAL Book Prize 2016 The field of "World Englishes" takes on ever more importance in the modern era. Mario Saraceni's World Englishes: A Critical Analysis looks at the developments in the field from a critical perspective. It examines the historical, linguistic, ideological and pedagogical aspects in the study of the ever-evolving forms, roles and statuses of English around the world. The principal aim is to offer a critical overview of the field in order both to inform readers about the main issues at stake and to challenge established positions and descriptive/analytical paradigms. The book has four sections, each of which reviews established accounts and offers alternative perspectives on those. "History” considers representations of the evolution of 'old English' and 'new Englishes' and begins to unveil the strong link between conventional accounts and ideological motivations. "Language” critically examines the traditional notion of 'difference' in the description of varieties of English, and discusses more recent orientations which aim to describe English as a lingua franca and the phenomenon of language hybridity. "Ideology” examines ideological debates around the presence and status of English in the world, such as linguistic imperialism, language ownership and language ecology. The final section, "Pedagogy” discusses pedagogical implications, such as the choice of appropriate 'models' of English and considers the possibility of teaching English as a fully de-anglicised language.

Das Lied der Kr hen

Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 3426443791
Format: PDF, Docs
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Sechs unberechenbare Außenseiter – eine unmögliche Mission Der Nr.-1-Bestseller aus den USA - Leigh Bardugos temporeiche Saga über den tollkühnsten Coup der Fantasy-Geschichte Ketterdam – pulsierende Hafenstadt, Handelsmetropole, Tummelplatz zwielichtiger Gestalten: Hier hat sich Kaz Brekker zur gerissenen und skrupellosen rechten Hand eines Bandenchefs hochgearbeitet. Als er eines Tages ein Jobangebot erhält, das ihm unermesslichen Reichtum bescheren würde, weiß Kaz zwei Dinge: Erstens wird dieses Geld den Tod seines Bruders rächen. Zweitens kann er den Job unmöglich allein erledigen ... Mit fünf Gefährten, die höchst unterschiedliche Motive antreiben, macht Kaz sich auf in den Norden, um einen gefährlichen Magier aus dem bestgesicherten Gefängnis der Welt zu befreien. Die sechs Krähen sind professionell, clever, und Kaz fühlt sich jeder Herausforderung gewachsen – außer in Gegenwart der schönen Inej ... »Faszinierend ... Bardugos "Six of Crows" lässt die Leser im besten Sinn des Wortes mitfiebern. Dafür ist die Fantasy gemacht!« - The New York Times

Eiskalt

Author: Robert E. Swindells
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783551372307
Format: PDF, Kindle
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