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1. Handbook of the International
2. Publication Manual of the American
3. Connected Words: Word associations
4. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research
5. Remapping the Foreign Language
6. Introduction to Scholarship in
7. The compassionate satirist: Ben
8. Aliens and Linguists: Language
9. Teaching The Representation Of
10. MLA Style Manual and Guide to
11. An Introduction to the Gothic
12. Modern Portuguese;: A project
13. Publication Manual of the American
14. American Medical Association Manual
15. Teaching Life Writing Texts (Modern
16. Scots Thesaurus (Scots Language
17. Teaching North American Environmental
18. Modern Spanish: A Project of the
19. Modern Spanish, A Project of the
20. The Book Of The Courtyer: A Possible

1. Handbook of the International Phonetic Association : A Guide to the Use of the International Phonetic Alphabet
by International Phonetic Association
Paperback: 214 Pages (1999-06-28)
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Asin: 0521637511
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This book is a comprehensive guide to the International Phonetic Alphabet, widely used for over a century to transcribe the sounds of languages. The Handbook is in three parts: Part I contains an introduction to phonetic description and exemplification of the use of phonetic symbols; Part II consists of twenty-nine "Illustrations" of the application of the International Phonetic Alphabet to a range of languages; and Part III covers speech pathology, computer codings, and the history of the IPA. This is an essential reference work for phoneticians and linguists more generally. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource
This is a very good resource for anyone interested in linguistics. The phonetic descriptions of various languages is particularly helpful. I definitely recommend this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars "Introduction to Phonetics"
I have taken up linguistics as a hobby and I am finding the IPA Handbook a very useful guide to the phonetic alphabet andphonetic transcription. The best part is a phonetic guide to 28 languages such as Cantonese, American English and Arabic. The sound examples can be downloaded and the IPA charts are included in a form that allows easy duplication and enlargement. There is a succinct introduction to phonetics and phonology. All in all this would probably be a handy reference for people on any level.

2-0 out of 5 stars Tells one a lot of what a linguist would know already
HANDBOOK OF THE IPA is a guide to the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet, the standard manner of transcribing speech in all of the world's languages. This is not a textbook of phonetics, one is expected to already know something of the subject, and definitions of phonetic terminology are given only to clarify certain aspects of the alphabet. There are also no criticisms of the IPA; the handbook aims to be entirely practical and avoid theoretical matters.

The opening section of the book introduces the symbols of the IPA and gives some example transcriptions of individual words from various languages. The bulk of the book is dedicated to transcriptions of a translated text in the IPA and twenty-nine languages in all are represented, though unfortunately most are Indo-European. American English is used instead of Received Pronunciation, which I felt would have been more appropriate.

The work has five appendicies. The first, "Principles of the International Phonetic Association", is really a discussion of the principles of the alphabet and does not mention other aspects of the association's work. The second is an explanation of computer coding of IPA symbols. Much space is dedicated to SGML entities, but this can be seen as historically superseded with the inclusion of the IPA within the Unicode Standard. The third appendix discusses the ExtIPA extentions to the IPA, which I found most interesting. These extensions, intended for the transcription of disordered speech, is one aspect of the IPA which one will not normally encounter in linguistics textbooks. The fourth appendix discusses the history and work of the International Phonetic Association, giving the by-laws and information on how to join.

The most useful, and really the only vital portion of the Handbook comes at the end in the fifth appendix: the four reference charts of the IPA. These are set up in such a fashion to explain the IPA in themselves.

The HANDBOOK will probably be of limited use to most linguists unless they have a particular love for the IPA. The charts in the back of the book are vital, but they are also provided gratis by the assocation. So, since the book tells the linguist what he has already been trained in through other materials, it is difficult to recommend the HANDBOOK.

5-0 out of 5 stars A MUST HAVE
Personally I think that this is a MUST HAVE BOOK for any linguist, or self-proclaimed linguists and linguist-wannabes.

I have used this book many times as an excellent reference on many occasions while attaining my Bachelor's degree in Linguistics. Now, a year later, I still see myself referring back to it for helpful information.
One need not be a linguist to enjoy it, but I highly recommend it as it would significantly aid in ones better understanding if one were to know what a voiceless velar fricative is, per example.

5-0 out of 5 stars What you'd expect
This book is exactly what one would expect it to be: a thorough explanation of the International Phonetic Alphabet. It has a beginning section on the description of consonant and vowel sounds and thier places of articulation. The best part about the book is it analyzes the phonetic alphabet of most of the world's languages including many lesser used ones such as Bulgarian, Catalan, and Igbo, for example. The back has a description of each of the symbols so one can figure out what sound an unfamiliar symbol represents. This is a good reference book for all linguistics. ... Read more

2. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition
Paperback: 272 Pages (2009-07)
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Asin: 1433805618
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association" is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral sciences. It provides invaluable guidance on all aspects of the writing process, from the ethics of authorship to the word choice that best reduces bias in language. Well-known for its authoritative and easy-to-use reference and citation system, the Publication Manual also offers guidance on choosing the headings, tables, figures, and tone that will result in strong, simple, and elegant scientific communication. The sixth edition offers new and expanded instruction on publication ethics, statistics, journal article reporting standards, electronic reference formats, and the construction of tables and figures. The sixth edition has been revised and updated to include: new ethics guidance on such topics as determining authorship and terms of collaboration, duplicate publication, plagiarism and self-plagiarism, disguising of participants, validity of instrumentation, and making data available to others for verification; new journal article reporting standards to help readers report empirical research with clarity and precision; simplified APA heading style to make it more conducive to electronic publication; updated guidelines for reducing bias in language to reflect current practices and preferences, including a new section on presenting historical language that is inappropriate by present standards; new guidelines for reporting inferential statistics and a significantly revised table of statistical abbreviations; and, new instruction on using supplemental files containing lengthy data sets and other media. This book includes significantly expanded content on the electronic presentation of data to help readers understand the purpose of each kind of display and choose the best match for communicating the results of the investigation, with new examples for a variety of data displays, including electro physiological and biological data. It offers consolidated information on all aspects of reference citations, with an expanded discussion of electronic sources emphasizing the role of the digital object identifier (DOI) as a reliable way to locate information. It features expanded discussion of the publication process, including the function and process of peer review. It contains a discussion of ethical, legal, and policy requirements in publication; and guidelines on working with the publisher while the article is in press. Key to this edition of the Publication Manual is an updated and expanded Web presence. Look up additional supplemental material keyed to this book. This book lets you test your knowledge of APA Style with a free tutorial on style basics. It lets you learn about the changes in the sixth edition with a free tutorial reviewing key revisions. Sign up for an on-line course to enrich and enhance your understanding of APA Style. Read the APA Style blog and share your comments on writing and referencing. Consult frequently asked questions to sharpen your understanding of APA Style. This title lets you examine additional resources on such topics as ethics, statistics, and writing. It lets you familiarize yourself with submission standards for APA books and journals. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars APA Manual Booklet
This book has helped me to survive my Psychology courses, which all use APA formatting. It's very user friendly and easy to maneuver through! I purchased the spiral spine version and love it.

4-0 out of 5 stars APA Spiral Bound 6th Edition
Love the spiral bound! Can leave it open while doing other things.

Came slightly damaged, it was curled over on the outer edges.

5-0 out of 5 stars Graduate school must have
I would be lost without this book. It is a definite must have if you're going through any type of higher education.

4-0 out of 5 stars APA handbook
I was frustrated when my order did not ship on time, but Amazon did send me two copies of the handbook so I was able to give one to my older sister. I found that the handbook was very helpful and straightforward. It clearly identifies how to set up a paper in APA format and includes examples. Because I am a psychology major, I write many papers in APA. Purchasing the handbook was a great decision because it is nice to have a hard copy rather than using internet sites for APA guidelines.

1-0 out of 5 stars Horrible
This edition has so many errors.I have been writing papers according to this edition and getting points taken off for not following APA style.BASIC mistakes on things like headers, references, etc.DO NOT BUY THIS.Search online for correct information instead.Arrgh. ... Read more

3. Connected Words: Word associations and second language Vocabulary acquisition (Language Learning & Language Teaching)
by Prof. Paul Meara
Paperback: 174 Pages (2009-08-25)
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What words come into your head when you think of SUN? For native English speakers, the most common responses are MOON, SHINE and HOT, and about half of all native speaker responses to SUN are covered by these three words. L2 English speakers are much less obliging, and produce patterns of association that are markedly different from those produced by native speakers. Why? What does this tell us about the way L2 speakers' vocabularies grow and develop? This volume provides a user-friendly introduction to a research technique which has the potential to answer some long-standing puzzles about L2 vocabulary. The method is easy to use, even for inexperienced researchers, but it produces immensely rich data, which can be analysed on many different levels. The book explores how word association data can be used to probe the development of vocabulary depth, productive vocabulary skills and lexical organisation in L2 speakers. ... Read more

4. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers 7th Edition
by Modern Language Association
Paperback: 292 Pages (2009-03-09)
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Asin: 1603290249
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Widely adopted by universities, colleges, and secondary schools, the MLA Handbook gives step-by-step advice on every aspect of writing research papers, from selecting a topic to submitting the completed paper. For over half a century, the MLA Handbook is the guide millions of writers have relied on.

The seventh edition is a comprehensive, up-to-date guide to research and writing in the online environment. It provides an authoritative update of MLA documentation style for use in student writing, including simplified guidelines for citing works published on the Web and new recommendations for citing several kinds of works, such as digital files and graphic narratives.

Every copy of the seventh edition of the MLA Handbook comes with a code for accessing the accompanying Web site. New to this edition, the Web site provides

- the full text of the print volume of the MLA Handbook
- over two hundred additional examples
- several research-project narratives--stories, with sample papers, that illustrate the steps successful students take in researching and writing papers
- searching of the entire site, including the full text of the MLA Handbook
- continuous access throughout the life of the seventh edition of the MLA Handbook ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars MLA Handbook Review
I'm very satisfied with the book. It arrived promptly in excellent condition. Thanks for great service!

5-0 out of 5 stars MLA Handbook
The MLA Handbook, I received was in perfect condition. With this I am able to assist the writing students at this community college where I tutor. This book works very well for me and them. I recommend that the first semester students purchase a copy of this valuable information filled book. John

5-0 out of 5 stars MLA Handbook
This is for high school use and we have been very pleased with the book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazon never disappoints! (direct sales)
I love how fast shipping is with Amazon, when they say "New", they mean NEW. It comes carefully packaged and protected, plus what beats free shipping? Purchase all your textbooks at once and save n_n. This is the new standards of MLA and some things have changed from earlier versions, THIS IS THE NEW STANDARD. A must get for researchers and writers!

4-0 out of 5 stars Great book, bad physical support
It's a shame this book isn't available in kindle format. It would be great if MLA publish this handbook in kindle format because it will allow them to put all the information that otherwise you have to check in their web page. ... Read more

5. Remapping the Foreign Language Curriculum: An Approach Through Multiple Literacies (Teaching Languages, Literatures, and Cultures)
by Janet Swaffar, Katherine Arens
Paperback: 217 Pages (2006-01-30)
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5-0 out of 5 stars The use of tense and narrative to realizing different curricular objectives.
College-level students of postsecondary language and teaching will find REMAPPING THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE CURRICULUM: AN APPROACH THROUGH MULTIPLE LITERACIES provides an important, in-depth coverage studying multiple genres from popular to elite to understand different frameworks for communication. Swaffar and Arens propose using template-generated exercises to lead students from basic grammar patterns to different languages' meaning and cultural usage, providing exercises which smoothly transition students from the use of tense and narrative to realizing different curricular objectives.

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6. Introduction to Scholarship in Modern Languages and Literatures
Paperback: 370 Pages (2007-05-04)
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Asin: 0873525981
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The third edition of the MLA's widely used Introduction to Scholarship in Modern Languages and Literatures features sixteen completely new essays by leading scholars. Designed to highlight relations among languages and forms of discourse, the volume is organized into three sections. "Understanding Language" provides a broad overview of the field of linguistics, with special attention to language acquisition and the social life of languages. "Forming Texts" offers tools for understanding how speakers and writers shape language; it examines scholarship in the distinct but interrelated fields of rhetoric, composition, and poetics. "Reading Literature and Culture" continues the work of the first two sections by introducing major areas of critical study. The nine essays in this section cover textual and historical scholarship; interpretation; comparative, cultural, and translation studies; and the interdisciplinary topics of gender, sexuality, race, and migrations (among others). As in previous volumes, an epilogue examines the role of the scholar in contemporary society.

Each essay discusses the significance, underlying assumptions, and limits of an important field of inquiry; traces the historical development of its subject; introduces key terms; outlines modes of research now being pursued; postulates future developments; and provides a list of suggestions for further reading. This book will interest any member of the scholarly community seeking a review of recent scholarship, while it provides an indispensable resource for undergraduate and graduate students of modern languages and literatures.


David Bartholomae, Charles Bernstein, Heidi Byrnes, Anne Donadey, Jean Franco, Susan Stanford Friedman, Catherine Gallagher, J. Michael Holquist, Paul J. Hopper, Susan C. Jarratt, Françoise Lionnet, Leah S. Marcus, Jerome McGann, Bruce Robbins, Doris Sommer, Lawrence Venuti, Kenneth W. Warren ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect Condition, fast shipping
The book got to me way before the estimated delivery date and was in perfect condition. ... Read more

7. The compassionate satirist: Ben Jonson and his imperfect world (South Atlantic Modern Language Association. Award study)
by J. A Bryant
 Hardcover: 195 Pages (1972)

Isbn: 082030316X
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8. Aliens and Linguists: Language Study and Science Fiction (South Atlantic Modern Language Association award study)
by Walter Earl Meyers
 Hardcover: 270 Pages (1980-04)
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Asin: 0820304875
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars All fantasy and SciFi fans should read this .
Not only is this a work of great scholarship and research it is also valuable in that it will educate the reader on the history of SciFi.However its focus is not history, but research into the possibilities of language and communication that could exist among alien species.The history aspect comes into play because Mr. Meyers sites so many examples from so many books by a plethora of authors.Some of the authors are from the early days of SciFi and some are more recent...well recent when the book was written.If you can find this book, get it.If you get it dedicate yourself to reading it for it is a valuable tool for learning much about ourselves.

5-0 out of 5 stars An Underdeveloped Area of Study!
Aliens and Linguists: Language Study and Science Fiction by Walter Earl Meyers is a really good book and worth hunting up in the used book market. Published in 1980, it's a little out of date and very out of print, but still a good look at some of the way linguistics has been used, and abused, in science-fiction. Of course, there is also the prerequisite discussion of the most famous conlanger of all, J.R.R. Tolkien. But, mostly this book focuses on science-fiction.
A fair part of the book is spent criticizing the lack of good language use in science-fiction. Highlights include aliens that all speak our language. Or find it ridiculously easy to learn. But, also, the lack of language variation is hammered home as well as other similar errors. Another area of criticism is the lack of up-to-date use of theories and linguistic science in current, at the time, science-fiction. Linguistics, as well as the other so called "soft-sciences" were just getting their hooks into science-fiction at the time.
But, Meyers finds plenty to be happy about, as well. Sure, most writers took the Worf-Saphir theory way too far, but at least they were aware enough of it to use it. There are other good examples of linguistics in science-fiction as well.
Most interesting to me, was Meyers discussion of how aliens might approach language. First, there is every reason to believe that they will have language. It takes a lot of communication to get off a planet! Second, Meyers indicates that, while that language may be wildly different from our own, there's a good possibility that we can learn it, eventually. Meyers also explores alternate methods of using language, including how telepathy might work from a linguistic point of view.

In all, it was a great read. Especially if you want to write fiction about a "realistic" created world. Language is a part of every culture that we know of, so it must be part of a created culture, as well. A completely enjoyable book and a fascinating subject.

4-0 out of 5 stars unusual: linguistics as portrayed in science fiction
I was lucky enough to find this book in a dim corner of Uris Library at Cornell U.As a sf enthusiast with some layman's knowledge of linguistics (mostly from the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language), I found itfascinating.

I do wish that someone would write an updated version, sincemany of the sf stories that Meyers refers to can be hard to find.Also, Ifound his religious adherence to the Whorf-Sapir hypothesis amusing...butthen, I don't know what the accepted viewpoint was in linguistics when hewrote this book.

Definitely worthwhile for people curious aboutlinguistics or about language as portrayed in sf (usually poorly, I'm sorryto say).

5-0 out of 5 stars Very best way for nonlinguists to approach linguistics.
Anyone who wants a readable introduction to the subject of contemporary linguistic science should read this book instead of tackling the technical literature. The explanations of linguistics terms and concepts and methods are clear, and the use of science fiction as the source for illustrations and examples makes the material a great read. If I were teaching introductory linguistics today, I'd move heaven and earth to find copies of this book for my students ... Read more

9. Teaching The Representation Of The Holocaust (Modern Language Association of America Options for Teaching)
by Marianne Hirsch
 Paperback: 512 Pages (2005-01-30)
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Asin: 0873523490
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The thirty-eight contributors to this book come from various disciplines, and address a wide range of issues pertinent to the teaching of a subject that many teachers and students feel is an essential part of a liberal arts education. ... Read more

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TEACHING THE REPRESENTATION OF THE HOLOCAUST is a stellar work. Because of it, I am able--and plan--to create an entirely new Spectrum of Holocaust Literature Representation model! ... Read more

10. MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing, 3rd Edition
by Modern Language Association
Hardcover: 336 Pages (2008-06-30)
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Asin: 0873522974
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Reorganized and revised, the third edition of the MLA Style Manual offers complete, up-to-date guidance on writing scholarly texts, documenting research sources, submitting manuscripts to publishers, and dealing with legal issues surrounding publication. New in the third edition:

* a significant revision of MLA documentation style

* simplified citation formats for electronic sources

* detailed advice on the review process used by scholarly journals and presses

* a fully updated chapter on copyright, fair use, contracts, and other legal issues

* guidelines on preparing electronic files

* discussion of the electronic submission of a dissertation

* a foreword by Domna C. Stanton on the current state of scholarly publishing

* a preface by David G. Nicholls on what is new in the third edition

MLA guides present the most accurate and complete information on MLA style. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars No Smiley Star for you, MLA!
I basically agree with the review of E. Garcia ("A Shocking Debacle!" August 18, 2008), but wanted to add some comments.

For all those confused ones out there: this book is the professional publishing guide, which goes beyond the student's guide to writing papers. It also went into the 3rd (THIRD) edition, which is substantially different from prior editions, and that is what I am speaking of here. I don't believe there is much of a point in comparing citation formats, especially qualitatively, and I have used APA, MLA, and some things individual professors made up. However, I have encountered some radical, narrow-minded ideologies in the academia, with one senior social scientist essentially spelling out a future of ignorance for anyone who dared use the MLA. (I know they spoke of publications in the field, but the way it was put was rather childish.)

So far, I like the MLA fine, and so far was happy to use the format. Which brings me to the reason I had to write something: after having written a few papers last quarter using the new edition...and boy was that fun! MLA, what on earth made you put in that insane rule about adding "Print." to every print resource in the works cited section? Has it come to this? CDs, YouTube, and random web resources are easier to enter??? This is insanity, tedious, and useless.

For a very systematic, concise review I again refer to Garcia, but overall I want to add that I don't find many of the changes quite as disgusting as they do...perhaps I still lack the necessary experience. However, when one of my professors told us about the bad news of the 3rd ed., she almost lost her breakfast. The poor woman is one of the countless editors and publishers of small professional periodicals, and now all these folks have to re-learn everything that made sense. The new edition is not just another step, another improvement, fine-tuning, or repair job, but a radical break and a basic change in their logic, and the result is less than satisfying. No smiley star for you, MLA!

2-0 out of 5 stars I don't recommend
39 and Just went back to school. First college paper and have never heard of the MLA format. This book didn't help much I did better with a quick google search. Just me but I don't recommend. Find something with sample papers in it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Arrived Quickly / Perfect condition
This product shipped quickly (arrived earlier than estimated) and arrived in perfect condition. Thank you.

5-0 out of 5 stars MLA
This is the real deal on MLA. Don't pay more for an abridged version of MLA "enhanced" with filler.

5-0 out of 5 stars Reference book
As a freelance copyeditor I have to make sure the ms. is in the editor's requested format.Some of my work must be in the MLA style and this book is the best reference book available.I used the 2nd edition and when I got another job requesting MLA style, I ordered the 3rd edition. ... Read more

11. An Introduction to the Gothic Language (Introductions to Older Languages, 2)
by William Holmes Bennett
Paperback: Pages (1999-12)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Very Good Introduction to the Gothic Language
This is an excellent introduction to the Gothic language for a beginner who does not have a thorough knowledge of Germanic linguistics. Divided into about 28 chapters, each chapter has a paragraph or so of Gothic reading (usually part of the Bible in Gothic), the applicable vocabulary, one or two new grammar topics, and a section on the history of the Gothic language, usually incorporating Germanic linguistics.

My only problems with this book are that the grammatical topics are not explained extremely clearly, so while this book is for a beginner, a background knowledge of the Indo-European/Germanic grammar structures would be very helpful. Also, there aren't really any practice exercises, except for being given verbs and nouns to conjugate/decline.

All in all, this is the best book out there for a beginner to the Gothic language.

5-0 out of 5 stars Gets you reading Gothic right away
An excellent and quite painless way to learn Gothic.Its biggest virtue lies in its organization. It's not a textbook, but it's definitely not a dry, dusty grammar like Joseph Wright's books (which, btw, are very useful books; they're just not the cover-to-cover type). The best thing about the book's layout is: it gets you reading Gothic right away! From the beginning, each chapter has:

1. a reading in Gothic (from Scripture generally, since practically all extant texts are of Wulfila's translation of the Bible);
2. all the vocab you need to understand it;
3. a manageable-sized description of some piece of grammar (say, a couple of classes of nouns here, a few more the next chapter) with exercises to help you drill yourself on them; and
4. some other information.

These last sections range from an easy-to-read discussion about Indo-European to the place of Gothic within the Germanic language family, to a brief history of the Gothic tribes, to (later) discussions about phonetics and morphology that are more technical, not b/c of their writing style but simply b/c they're packed with information.These stem from the book's expressed purpose of presenting Gothic not only as easily as possible for the learner, but in the context of comparative Germanics and comparative linguistics generally.

If you're not into comparative linguistics, you can ignore these parts and still learn the language with relative speed. It's a very versatile book. A decent amount of effort on each chapter of this book will amaze you with how soon you can read Gothic texts. Highly recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book on Gothic Tongue
The best book I've seen on Gothic. Layman friendly. These folks also sell Asatru rituals in West Goth and Old English.
This is the only book on Gothic I know of that is aimed at normal people and not PHds. This book belongs in the library of every student of the Old Ways.Wyatt Kaldenberg

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the most exciting languages I've picked up
This is a highly praise worthy book. A good knowledge of Old English is helpful when tackling Gothic but not completely necessary. The book provides a good understanding of the history of the language as well as its place in the larger sphere of Indo-European linguistics.
Gothic is unique as the earliest attested Germanic language and the only attested East Germanic language.

5-0 out of 5 stars The easiest introduction I have seen.
While most Gothic language introductions and grammars assume a very thorough knowledge of Germanic comparative linguistics, this one actually defines most of the technical terms it uses.Has a good explanation of the rules and even some exercises (no answers, though).Seems adequate for classroom or self- study.Texts in Gothic are used from the very beginning (some original, some from ancient sources).Above all, the way the rules are presented and the choice of readings make this book a FUN learning experience. ... Read more

12. Modern Portuguese;: A project of the Modern Language Association
by Fred P Ellison
 Hardcover: 589 Pages (1971)
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13. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
by American Psychological Association
Paperback: 208 Pages (1993-01-01)
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Paperback with nice cover, excellent binding and clean inside pages. We ship fast. ... Read more

14. American Medical Association Manual of Style : A Guide for Authors and Editors (AMA)
by The American Medical Association
Hardcover: 660 Pages (1998)
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Asin: 0683402064
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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This indispensable guide to style has long been the standard for publishers, advertising, and the medical community. This ninth edition features:

-Expanded chapters on legal and ethical concerns in publishing, statistical terms, and nomenclature

-An updated and expanded reference section

-A complete glossary of publishing terms

-A new typography section

-New policies for eponyms and numbers style

-A larger section pertaining to electronic referencing

-Broadened coverage of tables and figures

-Current information on electronic publishing and copyright issues ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars If you are an academic physician you cannot miss it!
The base to write a scientific paper. You can learn the most importantcriteria to conduct and write a scientific research according with international guidlines. It is the style!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent, comprehensive,and easy to use
The Manual is a complete guide to the AMA style and also an excellent grammar book.The topics are easy to find and the tables and lists are comprehensive.It is a great companion to The Chicago Manual of Style because it details the grammar preferred by the AMA and contains needed terminology.This is a necessary reference for medical publications proofreaders and editors.

5-0 out of 5 stars A style manual you will rarely close
The specific goal of the American Medical Association Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors is to codify and collect the myriad instructions, rules, and dictums that AMA applies to the many journals, books, and other publications that are printed under its imprint. The more general goal, perhaps not stated, is to broaden the influence of those standards so they encompass more of the medical publishing community.

The book, developed by a committee of writers, editors, and publishers, is organized around five major categories, Preparing an Article for Publication, Style, Terminology, Measurement and Quantitation, and Technical Information. Each of these categories is, in turn, broken down into chapters that probe various aspects of each category. Finding information is easy, and the writers have used examples generously to make the points clear.

The first section, Preparing an Article for Publication, is, naturally slanted more toward authors and those who toil to prepare author�s manuscripts for publication. There are many guidelines offering advice that ranges from preparing the abstract to preparing any of six different types of acknowledgments. Editors and copy editors would do well to review this chapter as well. The section on citing Web sites alone is crucial reading.

I suspect, but cannot prove, that many researchers will not read deeply beyond the opening chapter, feeling that the remaining sections are more the province of copy editors and journal editors. Perhaps there is some merit to that line of thinking, but all authors in the medical sciences would benefit from the copious advice here, and the better writers, I�m sure, do follow the principles of grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and usage set forth in the section on style. Common mistakes, such as confusing case and patient, redundancies, and the ever so ticklish topic of race/ethnicity are some of the many points discussed thoroughly.

The section on terminology is so mind-bogglingly detailed that all one can hope to do is remember that the AMA Style Guide will almost always have the answer if you have a question about an abbreviation (how many times is something mistakenly called an acronym instead of an initialism?), medical nomenclature (a huge chapter that is the heart of the book), or eponyms (which, thanks to this guide may now be a topic we can quit haggling over).

Measurement and Quantitation continue to be a bane for many writers and editors, though without delving too much into specifics, let�s say that this section will answer most questions but not without careful reading and perhaps a look at the Chicago Manual of Style for a bit clearer presentation on this topic. The chapter on statistics, unique to this guide, notes how to express confidence intervals, confirms that the word Student in Student t test is capitalized (sorry, but this text editor on Amazon.com does not display the italic t), provides a list of statistical symbols and abbreviations, and offers valuable tips about displaying equations. And those examples barely hint at the wealth of information here.

A final section on technical information provides a thumbnail guide to good layout and design of printed materials, worthy sets both of copyediting marks and proofreading marks (which are no doubt often photocopied and posted in a visible location), an excellent primer on how to edit hard copy, and a glossary of publishing terms.

If you are a medical writer or editor, odds are that you already either have a copy of this guide or you borrow one from a colleague. If you are an aspiring medical communicator, you will need your own copy so you can mark in it, attach tabs, and leave open on your desk.

5-0 out of 5 stars thank you cheryl ýverson for that work
I read the book , I feel that work is very nice ,and I give that 5 star ,

4-0 out of 5 stars I recommend it for all medical writers
I really liked this book. I was searching for such a useful manual for a long time, and at last found it! It is not only helpful and authorative but also written in a very user-friendly fashion. All those who are involved inmedical writing can learn from (and perhaps enjoy) this book. Go on andtake a look at it before starting to write your next piece! ... Read more

15. Teaching Life Writing Texts (Modern Language Association of America Options for Teaching)
by Miriam Fuchs
Hardcover: 400 Pages (2008-02-28)
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The past thirty years have witnessed a rapid growth in the number and variety of courses and programs that study life writing from literary, philosophical, psychological, and cultural perspectives. The field has evolved from the traditional approach that biographies and autobiographies were always about prominent people—historically significant persons, the nobility, celebrities, writers—to the conception of life writing as a genre of interrogation and revelation. The texts now studied include memoirs, testimonios, diaries, oral histories, genealogies, and group biographies and extend to resources in the visual and plastic arts, in films and videos, and on the Internet. Today the tensions between canonical and emergent life writing texts, between the famous and the formerly unrepresented, are making the study of biography and autobiography a far more nuanced and multifarious activity.

This volume in the MLA series Options for Teaching builds on and complements earlier work on pedagogical issues in life writing studies. Over forty contributors from a broad range of educational institutions describe courses for every level of postsecondary instruction. Some writers draw heavily on literary and cultural theory; others share their assignments and weekly syllabi. Many essays grapple with texts that represent disability, illness, abuse, and depression; ethnic, sexual and racial discrimination; crises and catastrophes; witnessing and testimonials; human rights violations; and genocide. The classes described are taught in humanities, cultural studies, social science, and language departments and are located in, among other countries, the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, Germany, Eritrea, and South Africa. ... Read more

16. Scots Thesaurus (Scots Language Dictionaries)
by Scottish National Dictionary Association
Paperback: 536 Pages (2001-12-15)
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· Subject-by-subject access to over 20,000 Scots words with definitions in English · Wide-ranging coverage of different subjects including animal and plant life, farming and fishing, food and drink, emotions and character · Introduction commenting on the distinctive aspects and qualities of the Scots language · English index to guide users to the appropriate Scots words ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars nifty reference guide
This Scots Thesaurus is divided into 15 different sections which makes locating the words a lot easier when you are really busy.

1.Birds, Wild Animals, Invertebrates
2.Domestic Animals
3.Water Life
6.Water, Sea, Ships
8.Life Cycle, Family
9.Physical States
10.Food And Drink
12.War, Fighting, Violent
13.Architecture, Buildings, Trades
14.Religion, Superstition, Education and Festivals
15.Emotions, Character and Social Behaviour
Plus Index.500 pages, so this is not a 'girls' guide' version

You are given words in current usages, notation of regionalisms, even notations if the word is older. Excellent companion toThe Concise Scots Dictionary andConcise English-Scots Dictionary.

Also recommendedLuath Scots Language Learner: An Introduction to Contemporary Spoken Scots

quality bound tradesize paperback that will last.
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17. Teaching North American Environmental Literature (Modern Language Association of America Options for Teaching)
by Laird Christensen, Mark C. Long, Fred Waage
Paperback: 502 Pages (2008-06-15)
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From stories about Los Angeles freeways to slave narratives to science fiction, environmental literature encompasses more than nature writing. The study of environmental narrative has flourished since the MLA published Teaching Environmental Literature in 1985. Today, writers evince a self-consciousness about writing in the genre, teachers have incorporated field study into courses, technology has opened up classroom possibilities, and institutions have developed to support study of this vital body of writing. The challenge for instructors is to identify core texts while maintaining the field s dynamic, open qualities.
The essays in this volume focus on North American environmental writing, presenting teachers with background on environmental justice issues, ecocriticism, and ecofeminism. Contributors consider the various disciplines that have shaped the field, including African American, American Indian, Canadian, and Chicana/o literature. The interdisciplinary approaches recommended treat the theme of predators in literature, ecology and ethics, conservation, and film. A focus on place-based literature explores how students can physically engage with the environment as they study literature. The volume closes with an annotated resource guide organized by subject matter. ... Read more

18. Modern Spanish: A Project of the Modern Language Association
by Ronald C. Turner
 Hardcover: 442 Pages (1973-06)
list price: US$61.95
Isbn: 0155639749
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This text is an intensive, audio-lingual program for the beginning course.It concentrates on hearing and speaking Spanish by having students memorize and repeat pattern drills. ... Read more

19. Modern Spanish, A Project of the Modern Language Association
by Dwight L Bolinger
 Hardcover: Pages (1966)

Asin: B000Z381XU
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20. The Book Of The Courtyer: A Possible Source Of Benedick And Beatrice, A Paper Read Before The Modern Language Association Of America (1901)
by Mary Augusta Scott
Hardcover: 34 Pages (2010-05-23)
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At The University Of Pennsylvania, December 28, 1900. ... Read more

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