How to Talk Minnesotan: Revised for the 21st Century
How to Talk Minnesotan
Revised for the 21st Century
Paperback      ISBN: 014312269x
A revised edition of the hilarious Minnesotan culture guide from a former writer for A Prairie Home Companion Fans of the Minnesota-set movie Fargo will love this uproarious culture guide to all-things Minnesotan. With his dry wit and distinctive voice, Howard Mohr won millions of fans across the country on Garrison Keillor’s radio show A Prairie Home Companion. His popular commercials and ad spots, including one for “Minnesota Language Systems,
How to Talk Minnesotan: A Visitor's Guide
How to Talk Minnesotan
A Visitor's Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 0140092846
Dent's Modern Tribes: The Secret Languages of Britain
Dent's Modern Tribes
The Secret Languages of Britain
Paperback      ISBN: 1473623898
Learn how to decode the private languages that are swapped around us every day - amongst cabbies and paramedics, soap stars and comedians, cricketers and barristers - in Susie Dent's unique and witty guide to Britain's modern tribes.
Dichos!: The Wit & Whimsy of Spanish Sayings
The Wit & Whimsy of Spanish Sayings
Paperback      ISBN: 1477318186
One of the most challenging—and entertaining—aspects of learning another language is the idiom. Those quirky phrases, steeped in metaphor and colorful cultural references, enliven conversation and make your cross-cultural communication familiar, fun, and meaningful. ¡Dichos! (Sayings) brings us a vibrant compendium of both age-old and brand-new expressions from across Latin America, compiled by the language enthusiast whose Breaking Out of Beginner’s Spanish transformed thousands of readers’ interactions with the Spanish language. ¡Dichos! is divided into thematic sections covering topics ranging from games and relaxation to politics, macho men, and Mondays. Spanish speakers can also use the book to identify the spot-on/best slangy English equivalent for a Spanish-language idiom. Packed with gems like La barba me huele a tigre, y yo mismo me tengo miedo (My beard smells of tiger, and I’m even afraid of myself) and Para todo mal, mezcal; para todo bien, también (For everything bad, mezcal; for everything good, likewise), this book is the ultimate tool for taking your language skills to the next level as you navigate nuance with humor and linguistic agility.
Dictionary of Contemporary Slang
Dictionary of Contemporary Slang
4th Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1408181797
The fourth edition of a highly acclaimed Dictionary of Contemporary Slang this is the definitive and indispensible guide to the use of slang today
Do You Speak Football?: A Glossary of Football Words and Phrases from Around the World
Do You Speak Football?
A Glossary of Football Words and Phrases from Around the World
Hardcover      ISBN: 1472947215
An expertly compiled and utterly delightful compendium of the weird and wonderful words and phrases used to describe football around the world.
The Handbook of Dialectology
The Handbook of Dialectology
Hardcover      ISBN: 1118827554
The Handbook of Dialectology provides an authoritative, up-to-date and unusually broad account of the study of dialect, in one volume. Each chapter reviews essential research, and offers a critical discussion of the past, present and future development of the area. - The volume is based on state-of-the-art research in dialectology around the world, providing the most current work available with an unusually broad scope of topics - Provides a practical guide to the many methodological and statistical issues surrounding the collection and analysis of dialect data - Offers summaries of dialect variation in the world’s most widely spoken and commonly studied languages, including several non-European languages that have traditionally received less attention in general discussions of dialectology - Reviews the intellectual development of the field, including its main theoretical schools of thought and research traditions, both academic and applied - The editors are well known and highly respected, with a deep knowledge of this vast field of inquiry
The Politics of Appalachian Rhetoric
The Politics of Appalachian Rhetoric
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1946684465
"In exploring the ways that Appalachian people speak and write, Amanda E. Hayes raises the importance of knowing and respecting communication styles within a marginalized culture. Diving deep into the region's historical roots--especially those of the Scotch-Irish and their influence on her own Appalachian Ohio--Hayes reveals a rhetoric with its own unique logic, utility, and poetry. Hayes also considers the headwinds against Appalachian rhetoric, notably the resistance from ideologies about poverty and the biases of the school system. She connects these to challenges that Appalachian students face in the classroom and pinpoints pedagogical and structural approaches for change. Throughout, Hayes blends conventional scholarship with autobiography, storytelling, and language, illustrating Appalachian rhetoric's validity as a means of creating and sharing knowledge"--