Grammar and Style
Paperback ISBN: 0071456600
Valuable portable guides packed with essential foreign words and phrases This fresh new series from the language experts at Teach Yourself is just what on-the-go students, businesspeople, and travelers have been looking for. Beginning with an easy-to-read pronunciation guide, each full-color phrase book features all the phrases and sentences readers need to communicate effectively and accurately while abroad. Each Teach Yourself Phrasebook: - Covers all must-know vocabulary and phrases for typical situations, from making reservations and getting around to shopping and obtaining medical help - Includes color-coded bands for quick access to the required topic - Provides easy-to-read transliterations to help travelers with pronunciation, as well as useful travel tips - Includes “expressions you will hear”sections and a 1,000-word dictionary - Offers an appendix with abbreviations, national holidays, distances between cities, conversion tables, embassies and consultates, useful phone numbers, and common signs and notices
Teach Yourself Spanish Verbs
Spanish Paperback ISBN: 0071420029
Master the verbs of a new language without intimidating textbooks or confusing charts Learning verbs and remembering their correct usage is a daunting task for anyone studying a new language. The experts at Teach Yourself have developed the Teach Yourself Verbs series to deal with this perplexing yet necessary part of language learning. Perfect for students at any level of experience, the Teach Yourself Verbs series will increase their knowledge and proficiency and give their language confidence the boost it needs. Each book contains: - Helpful hints on learning verb forms - Explanation of various tenses and their useage - Verb categories, their patterns, and their conjugations - Full coverage of the main tenses for frequently used verbs, arranged alphabetically for quick and easy reference - Examples of the verbs in everyday use, with colloquial expressions and keywords based on the verbs - A glossary of verbs with details of the patterns they follow
Schaum's Outline of Japanese Grammar
Japanese Paperback ISBN: 0071756086
More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solved problems, and practice exercises to test your skills.
The Language Instinct
How the Mind Creates Language
Paperback ISBN: 0061336467
In this classic, the world's expert on language and mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language: how it works, how children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, and how it evolved. With deft use of examples of humor and wordplay, Steven Pinker weaves our vast knowledge of language into a compelling story: language is a human instinct, wired into our brains by evolution. The Language Instinct received the William James Book Prize from the American Psychological Association and the Public Interest Award from the Linguistics Society of America. This edition includes an update on advances in the science of language since The Language Instinct was first published.
Italian Pronouns and Prepositions
Paperback ISBN: 0071753826
Based on the successful approach of the Practice Makes Perfect series, Italian Pronouns and Prepositions offers a clear and engaging presentation of all aspects of pronoun and preposition usage, combined with extensive practice, for beginning and intermediate language learners. This new edition features a new review chapter that allows learners to pull together the grammar skills they’ve acquired. About the Book This new edition in the successful Practice Makes Perfect series, Practice Makes Perfect: Italian Pronouns and Prepositions offers a detailed examination of these two essential aspects of grammar, which language learners need to master to communicate with confidence. Learners of a foreign language often have difficulty with these areas because the usage of pronouns or prepositions rarely translates directly from English to the new language. Thus, language learners need much more practice in the areas of pronoun and preposition usage than is provided in general grammar books. This book provides clear explanations of the usage of pronouns and prepositions, followed by practical examples illustrating and clarifying each point. Extensive and varied exercises provide ample opportunity to practice. Answers to all questions are provided at the back of the book, providing immediate feedback. The new edition features a brand-new review chapter that allows learners to pull together the grammar skills they’ve acquired throughout the book. Key Selling Features - New edition features a brand-new review chapter - Details all aspects of pronoun and preposition usage - Clarifies the subtleties of pronouns and prepositions that often escape language learners - Highly varied and extensive exercises for practice - Practical and high-frequency vocabulary used throughout - Answer key provided for reference and quick feedback - Combines the best elements of instruction and practice so readers find all they need in one book.
Spanish Pronouns and Prepositions
Paperback ISBN: 0844273112
Part of the "Practice Makes Perfect" series, this title treats Spanish pronouns and prepositions systematically in a worktext format. Containing user-friendly explanations with varied practice, it helps students develop their knowledge of how and why pronouns and prepositions are used.
Between You & Me
Confessions of a Comma Queen
Hardcover ISBN: 0393240185
A "New Yorker" copy veteran presents humorous descriptions of some of the most common and vexing errors in language and usage, drawing on examples from classic literature and pop culture while sharing anecdotes from her work with celebrated writers.
A Slightly Obsessive History of Strunk & White's The Elements of Style
Hardcover ISBN: 1416590927
Published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the classic guide, a story behind America's most beloved, and sometimes controversial, writing resource incorporates never-before-published letters and photos from the E. B. White archives alongside original interviews with modern writers.