Weiwei isms

Author: Weiwei Ai
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691157669
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This collection of quotes demonstrates the elegant simplicity of Ai Weiwei's thoughts on key aspects of his art, politics, and life. A master at communicating powerful ideas in astonishingly few words, Ai Weiwei is known for his innovative use of social media to disseminate his views. The book is organized into six categories: freedom of expression; art and activism; government, power, and moral choices; the digital world; history, the historical moment, and the future; and personal reflections. Together, these quotes span some of the most revealing moments of Ai Weiwei's eventful career-from his risky investigation into student deaths in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake to his arbitrary arrest in 2011-providing a window into the mind of one of the world's most electrifying and courageous contemporary artists. Ai Weiwei is one of China's most influential and inspiring figures. Artist, architect, curator, and activist, he has been an outspoken critic of the Chinese government's stance on human rights and democracy.

English Words Abroad

Author: Manfred Görlach
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 902727522X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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English Words Abroad summarizes the methods developed for the innovative multilingual Dictionary of European Anglicisms (Görlach 2001, OUP) which combines data on English loanwords in sixteen European languages (four each for Germanic, Slavic, Romance and others). This summary allows us to quantify for the first time the extent of the lexical impact of loanwords on individual languages and cultures. The author discusses the elicitation of data from informants with a high linguistic awareness; criteria for inclusion; problems of integration on graphemic, phonological, morphological and semantic/stylistic levels; and speakers’ reactions (purism, language, legislation). He then explores the possibilities of applying these methods to dictionaries of gallicisms and germanisms. The book includes a survey of the most recent dictionaries of anglicisms in European languages.

Harry Styles The Biography Offstage

Author: Ali Cronin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 152478799X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Although millions know his songs, and almost the entire world knows the story of his beginnings with One Direction, there's so much more to Harry Styles. Learn all about the story of his life, and all the "little things" that make Harry Styles such an icon. From The X-Factor to One Direction to his incredible self-titled solo album, Harry Styles is an icon for our times. This unofficial biography details his early days discovering his love of music, right through to his first acting role in the action-packed Dunkirk. This is every fan's guide to Harry's transition from schoolboy to superstar. • Packed with Harry quotes, stories, and facts! • Quizzes to test your Harry knowledge! • Record your favorite Harry moments! And much more!

Memoirs of a Polar Bear

Author: Yoko Tawada
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811225798
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Memoirs of a Polar Bear stars three generations of talented writers and performers—who happen to be polar bears The Memoirs of a Polar Bear has in spades what Rivka Galchen hailed in the New Yorker as “Yoko Tawada’s magnificent strangeness”—Tawada is an author like no other. Three generations (grandmother, mother, son) of polar bears are famous as both circus performers and writers in East Germany: they are polar bears who move in human society, stars of the ring and of the literary world. In chapter one, the grandmother matriarch in the Soviet Union accidentally writes a bestselling autobiography. In chapter two, Tosca, her daughter (born in Canada, where her mother had emigrated) moves to the DDR and takes a job in the circus. Her son—the last of their line—is Knut, born in chapter three in a Leipzig zoo but raised by a human keeper in relatively happy circumstances in the Berlin zoo, until his keeper, Matthias, is taken away... Happy or sad, each bear writes a story, enjoying both celebrity and “the intimacy of being alone with my pen.”

One Direction Where We Are

Author: One Direction
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062219065
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Calling all One Direction fans! This is the only official book from 1D charting their journey over the last year and a half—from the places they've visited and fans they've met, to their thoughts and feelings, hopes and dreams, highs and lows. It has been a phenomenal year—and this is a phenomenal story. This Christmas, there will be no other book that true One Direction fans will want!

One Direction The Official Annual 2015

Author: One Direction
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0007589514
Format: PDF
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The world's biggest band, One Direction, are back to share their backstage secrets and stories from the past year with their fans in the latest instalment of their must have annual.

Introducing Global Englishes

Author: Nicola Galloway
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317560698
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Introducing Global Englishes provides comprehensive coverage of relevant research in the fields of World Englishes, English as a Lingua Franca, and English as an International Language. The book introduces students to the current sociolinguistic uses of the English language, using a range of engaging and accessible examples from newspapers (Observer, Independent, Wall Street Journal), advertisements, and television shows. The book: Explains key concepts connected to the historical and contemporary spread of English. Explores the social, economic, educational, and political implications of English’s rise as a world language. Includes comprehensive classroom-based activities, case studies, research tasks, assessment prompts, and extensive online resources. Introducing Global Englishes is essential reading for students coming to this subject for the first time.

Extracting the Stone of Madness Poems 1962 1972

Author: Alejandra Pizarnik
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811216438
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The first full-length collection in English by one of Latin America’s most significant twentieth-century poets. Revered by the likes of Octavio Paz and Roberto Bolano, Alejandra Pizarnik is still a hidden treasure in the U.S. Extracting the Stone of Madness: Poems 1962–1972 comprises all of her middle to late work, as well as a selection of posthumously published verse. Obsessed with themes of solitude, childhood, madness and death, Pizarnik explored the shifting valences of the self and the border between speech and silence. In her own words, she was drawn to "the suffering of Baudelaire, the suicide of Nerval, the premature silence of Rimbaud, the mysterious and fleeting presence of Lautréamont,” as well as to the “unparalleled intensity” of Artaud’s “physical and moral suffering.”

Publishing Research in English as an Additional Language

Author: Margaret Cargill
Publisher: University of Adelaide Press
ISBN: 1925261522
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Many universities worldwide now require established and novice scholars, as well as PhD students, to publish in English in international journals. This growing trend gives rise to multiple interrelated questions, which this volume seeks to address through the perspectives of a group of researchers and practitioners who met in Coimbra, Portugal in 2015 for the PRISEAL and MET conferences. The volume offers truly global coverage, with chapters focusing on vastly different geo-social areas, and disciplines from the humanities to the hard sciences. It will be of interest to applied linguists, particularly those working in the area of English for Research Publication Purposes, and to language professionals working in research writing support, research supervision and academic publishing, as well as to journal editors and managers.

The Hangman s Daughter

Author: Oliver Pötzsch
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054774501X
Format: PDF
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After a local midwife is accused of being a witch and murdering an orphan in the 17th century, Bavarian Hangman Jakob Kuisl and his daughter, Magdalena, believe that midwife is innocent and seek out the true killer, despite Jakob being charged with torturing a confession out of the accused woman. Reissue.