Reference Words, Language & Grammar Books

Conquer Basic Spanish: A Short Introduction To Beginners Spanish, Including Spanish Grammar, Verbs and Vocabulary (Learn Spanish Book 4)

A Short, Simple Book To Get You Started On Learning SpanishAre you a complete beginner in learning Spanish? Then this book is designed for you.It covers the very basics of the Spanish language in simple, easy-to-understand terms, providing you with a sound and solid grounding, on which you can then build.It covers:NounsAdjectivesDefinite and Indefinite ArticlesCardinal NumbersRules of StressPersonal PronounsPresent Tense of Regular VerbsCommon, Everyday Words and VerbsSo, use Amazon's Look Inside feature, browse the book's Table of Contents, and see if this book is for you. I'm sure it will be ...

Launch Your English: Dramatically improve your spoken and written English so you can become more articulate using simple tried and trusted techniques

"The limits of my language are the limits of my world."-Ludwig WittgensteinDo you wish you could speak English with more creativity, clarity, articulation and confidence? Would you like to dramatically enhance your English speaking with some simple, easy-to-follow techniques?Then you are in the right place!As a teacher for more than 10 years, I have learned the best methods for quickly improving your English ability. Whether you are a native speaker who wants to sharpen their verbal toolkit, or a non-native speaker who wants to learn how to navigate the English language maze, this book will provide you with information and techniques for instant improvement and lifelong learning.Maybe you want to improve your presentation skills. Perhaps you want to tel more interesting and engaging stories. Or maybe you simply want to become more articulate in your day-to-day use of English.Whatever your needs, your goal is to improve your English, and Launch Your English can guide you to do just that.In this book you'll learn how to:• become more creative and descriptive in your English usage• capture people's attention with your vivid and enhanced expressions• break English down into building blocks for easy improvement• select the right word and expression to articulate your thoughts exactlyFree resources for students of English ->

Spanish Language Lessons: Your Beginnera??s Guide to Learn Spanish Language While in Your Car or Working Out!

Are you someone who is looking for a book that can provide a fast and effective way to learn Spanish? Or are you someone looking to improve their basic Spanish language skills? Or are you looking to visit Spain or a Spanish-speaking country and want to know how to converse with the locals in their own language?If you answer yes to any of the above questions, then this book is for you.This book contains what valuable language learning books must have. The first part of this book is an in-depth guide to understanding the complex Spanish grammar. Each concept is explained simply and illustrated with lots of examples so that anyone will be able to learn even on their own. Sure, you can pick up words and phrases and learn how to count in Spanish but they can never get you far. If you want to have real conversations, you can’t just memorize. You need to have a deep understanding of the language.The second part of this book provides you a vast collection of useful everyday words and expressions. If you’re planning on traveling to any Spanish-speaking country, this book has everything you need to converse effectively from the airport to your hotel so you won’t have to worry about any miscommunication. This book won’t only guide you through your trip; it will also help you get the most out of it.This is what you'll learn after buying this book:The basic of Spanish Language as Spelling and PronunciationThe Parts of SpeechVerbsThe Four Types of SentencesHow to Communicate in SpanishUseful word for Food, Travel, Shopping, Health and Emergencyand much, much more!get your copy today!

Making Sense of "Bad English": An Introduction to Language Attitudes and Ideologies

Why is it that some ways of using English are considered "good" and others are considered "bad"? Why are certain forms of language termed elegant, eloquent or refined, whereas others are deemed uneducated, coarse, or inappropriate? Making Sense of "Bad English" is an accessible introduction to attitudes and ideologies towards the use of English in different settings around the world. Outlining how perceptions about what constitutes "good" and "bad" English have been shaped, this book shows how these principles are based on social factors rather than linguistic issues and highlights some of the real-life consequences of these perceptions. Features include:an overview of attitudes towards English and how they came about, as well as real-life consequences and benefits of using "bad" English;explicit links between different English language systems, including child’s English, English as a lingua franca, African American English, Singlish, and New Delhi English;examples taken from classic names in the field of sociolinguistics, including Labov, Trudgill, Baugh, and Lambert, as well as rising stars and more recent cutting-edge research;links to relevant social parallels, including cultural outputs such as holiday myths, to help readers engage in a new way with the notion of Standard English;supporting online material for students which features worksheets, links to audio and news files, further examples and discussion questions, and background on key issues from the book.Making Sense of "Bad English" provides an engaging and thought-provoking overview of this topic and is essential reading for any student studying sociolinguistics within a global setting.

Tech Giants, Artificial Intelligence, and the Future of Journalism (Routledge Research in Journalism Book 26)

This book examines the impact of the "Big Five" technology companies – Apple, Alphabet/Google, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft – on journalism and the media industries. It looks at the current role of algorithms and artificial intelligence in curating how we consume media and their increasing influence on the production of the news. Exploring the changes that the technology industry and automation have made in the past decade to the production, distribution and consumption of news globally, the book considers what happens to journalism once it is produced and enters the media ecosystems of the internet tech giants – and the impact of social media and AI on such things as fake news in the post-truth age.The audience for this book are students and researchers working in the field of digital media, and journalism studies or media studies more generally. It will also be useful to those who are looking for extended case studies of the role taken by tech giants such as Facebook and Google in the fake news scandal, or the role of Jeff Bezos in transforming The Washington Post.The Open Access version of this book, available at, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

Translating Great Russian Literature: The Penguin Russian Classics (BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies)

Launched in 1950, Penguin’s Russian Classics quickly progressed to include translations of many great works of Russian literature and the series came to be regarded by readers, both academic and general, as the de facto provider of classic Russian literature in English translation, the legacy of which reputation resonates right up to the present day. Through an analysis of the individuals involved, their agendas, and their socio-cultural context, this book, based on extensive original research, examines how Penguin’s decisions and practices when translating and publishing the series played a significant role in deciding how Russian literature would be produced and marketed in English translation. As such the book represents a major contribution to Translation Studies, to the study of Russian literature, to book history and to the history of publishing.

Simple English: Idioms: 100s of examples + MP3s

Simple English: Idioms is the most simple, concise book to help you master idioms. It is filled with idioms, meanings and example sentences. Plus there is a free Idioms MP3 Pack for you to download so that you can also listen to the idioms as spoken by a native English speaker.If you want to improve your English by mastering idioms, this book and the Idioms MP3 Pack is for you. Simple, minimal and effective.Download the free Idioms MP3 Pack at