Shortcut to English Collocations

Author: Rachel MITCHELL
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ISBN: 9781520642208
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Master 2000+ English Collocations In Used Explained Under 20 Minutes A Day! Do you want to use the English words more accurately? Do you want your English speaking and writing to sound more natural? Do you want to gain higher scores in academic exams because you know how to express yourself in a variety of ways (vary your speech or your writing)? Do you want to improve your comprehensive reading skills when you read academic books or articles which are written by skillful writers? If your answer is "yes" to these above questions, then this book is perfect for you. LIMITED TIME OFFER ONLY $2.99 As the author of this book, I believe that this book set will be a great source, an indispensable reference and trusted guide for you who may want to use English words in a correct but natural way. Once you read this book, I guarantee you that you will have learned an extraordinarily wide range of useful, and practical English Collocations that will help you become a successful English learner, particularly in examinations such as Cambridge FCE, CAE, CPE, and IELTS; as well as you will even become a successful English user in work and in life within a short period of time only. Don't delay any more seconds, scroll back up, and DOWNLOAD your copy TODAY for only $2.99 and start the journey of mastering 2000+ English Collocations in use tomorrow! Tag: Collocation, collocation dictionary, collocation examples, collocation words, examples of collocations, collocations dictionary, English collocations in use, collocations list, word collocation, collocations in English, dictionary of collocations, English collocations in use advanced, collocation in English, colocation in English, English lessons online, collocations exercises, collocations English, collocation dictionary online, collocation words list, collocation examples sentences, collocation words examples, list of collocations, collocation of words, English collocations list, common collocations, collocations in use, online collocation dictionary, English collocation in use, advice collocation, words go together, English collocations, what is collocation in English language, using collocations for natural English.

Hong Kong English

Author: Kingsley Bolton
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9789622095533
Format: PDF, ePub
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The dominant view of many linguists and educators has been that Hong Kong English is a variety of the language that is derived from, and dependent on, the metropolitan norm of British English. It has been argued that English in Hong Kong was never 'nativized' as in other Asian societies, and that it has not deserved the recognition accorded to other varieties of Asian English. The contributions to this book challenge that view in a number of ways. In addressing sociolinguistic, structural, and literary issues, they provide an up-to-date survey of current use of Hong Kong English, and redress the question of its autonomy in terms of both distinctive linguistic features and the growing literary creativity of the variety. An original and highly informed discussion on the futures for Hong Kong English, and chapters providing additional resources for the study of the variety, are also included.

Discourse Markers in Early Modern English

Author: Ursula Lutzky
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027256322
Format: PDF, Docs
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This volume provides new insights into the nature of the Early Modern English discourse markers marry, well and why through the analysis of three corpora (A Corpus of English Dialogues, 1560-1760, the Parsed Corpus of Early English Correspondence, and the Penn-Helsinki Parsed Corpus of Early Modern English). By combining both quantitative and qualitative approaches in the study of pragmatic markers, innovative findings are reached about their distribution throughout the period 1500-1760, their attestation in different speech-related text types as well as similarities and differences in their functions. Additionally, this work engages in a sociopragmatic study, based on the sociopragmatically annotated Drama Corpus of almost a quarter of a million words, to enhance our understanding about their use by characters of different social status and gender. This volume therefore constitutes an essential piece of the puzzle in our attempt to gain a full picture of discourse marker use.

Travels Through the English Sentence

Author: Chenliang Sheng
Publisher: University Press of Amer
ISBN: 9780761801184
Format: PDF, ePub
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This work contains a combination of writing and grammar designed to provide a thorough study of English syntax. The book assumes that readers are familiar with basic grammatical terms such as "noun," "subject," and "clause" and reviews terminology that may be less familiar, such as "gerund" and "object complement." The authors go on to discuss the idiomatic options and limits of English. Travels Through the English Sentence will provide a global learning experience through its use of sentence examples that illustrate the wisdom, wit, idiosyncrasies and peculiarities of different countries. The book is an effective teaching tool because it requires students to invent their own sentences using all the syntax patterns. Readers having trouble with certain terms will appreciate the book's index which allows for easy access to explanations. This pragmatic and detailed text will provide an enjoyable learning experience for those who want to learn the syntax and grammar of the English language. Written by a person who has himself learned English as a second language, Travels Through the English Sentence will appeal to students in intermediate and advanced ESL courses.

Understanding Learning in Virtual Worlds

Author: Mark Childs
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1447153707
Format: PDF
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Since the publication of the companion volume Researching Learning in Virtual Worlds in 2010, there has been a growth not only in the range and number of educational initiatives taking place in virtual worlds, but also in the depth of analysis of the nature of that education. Understanding Learning in Virtual Worlds reflects those changes through a collection of chapters that are extended versions of research presented at the second Researching Learning in Virtual Environments conference (ReLIVE 11), an international conference hosted by the Open University UK. Included in this book are chapters that explore the philosophical and methodological underpinnings of understanding learning in virtual worlds, identify and analyse the factors that support learning in these environments, and present case studies that demonstrate some of the various ways in which virtual worlds can be applied to facilitate learning and teaching. The links between learning in a virtual world and learning in the physical world are made apparent throughout, and the authors reveal how understanding learning in one informs the other. Understanding Learning in Virtual Worlds is an important book not only to those who teach in virtual worlds, but to anyone for whom understanding learning, in all its forms, is of interest.

Postcolonial English

Author: Edgar W. Schneider
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139463667
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The global spread of English has resulted in the emergence of a diverse range of postcolonial varieties around the world. Postcolonial English provides a clear and original account of the evolution of these varieties, exploring the historical, social and ecological factors that have shaped all levels of their structure. It argues that while these Englishes have developed new and unique properties which differ greatly from one location to another, their spread and diversification can in fact be explained by a single underlying process, which builds upon the constant relationships and communication needs of the colonizers, the colonized, and other parties. Outlining the stages and characteristics of this process, it applies them in detail to English in sixteen different countries across all continents as well as, in a separate chapter, to a history of American English. Of key interest to sociolinguists, dialectologists, historical linguists and syntacticians alike, this book provides a fascinating new picture of the growth and evolution of English around the globe.

English Vocabulary in Use Upper intermediate with Answers and CD ROM

Author: Michael McCarthy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107600944
Format: PDF, ePub
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Contains 100 easy-to-use practice vocabulary tests with a clear marking system on each page so that progress can be easily checked. It can be used on its own, for self-study or in the classroom, or to reinforce the vocabulary covered in English Vocabulary in Use Upper-intermediate Third edition, available separately. CEF: B2.

A theory of ellipsis

Author: Marjorie Joan McShane
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN:
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Ellipsis is the non-expression of one or more sentence elements whose meaning can be reconstructed either from the context or from a person's knowledge of the world. In speech and writing, ellipsis is pervasive, contributing in various ways to the economy, speed, and style of communication. Resolving ellipsis is a particularly challenging issue in natural language processing, since not only must meaning be gleaned from missing elements but the fact that something meaningful is missing must be detected in the first place. Marjorie McShane presents a comprehensive theory of ellipsis that supports the formal, cross-linguistic description of elliptical phenomena taking into account the various factors that affect the use of ellipsis. A methodology is suggested for creating a parameter space describing and treating ellipsis in any language. Such "ellipsis profiles" of languages will serve a wide range of practical applications, including but not limited to natural language processing. In contrast to earlier work, this theory focuses not only on what can, in principle, be elided but in what circumstances a given category actually would or would not be elided--that is, what renders ellipsis mandatory or infelicitous. A theory of ellipsis has been elusive because to produce an adequate account of this ubiquitous phenomenon one needs to address and integrate data from a wide variety of linguistic research areas. Using data primarily from Russian, English, and Polish, McShane looks at the big picture of ellipsis, integrating the syntactic, semantic, morphological, and pragmatic heuristics and bridges work on ellipsis with the larger study of reference. This is groundbreaking linguistic scholarship that bridges the theoretical and the applied, and will interest scholars in the fields of computational, descriptive, and theoretical linguistics.