CULTURES AND LANGUAGES:
– 50 Essays: A Portable Anthology, 5th Edition (2018)
50 Essays: A Portable Anthology is the best-selling value-priced reader in the country because its virtues don’t stop at the price. The book’s carefully chosen selections include both classic essays and high-interest, high-quality contemporary readings to truly engage students. The editorial apparatus is flexible and unobtrusive enough to support a variety of approaches to teaching composition. In its fifth edition, 50 Essays continues to help students acquire the critical thinking and academic writing skills they need to succeed, without making a dent in their wallets.
– Functional Approaches to Language, Culture and Cognition
This volume contains functional approaches to the description of language and culture, and language and cultural change. The approaches taken by the authors range from cognitive approaches including Stratificational grammar to more socially oriented ones including Systemic Functional linguistics. The volume is organized into two sections.
The first section ‘Functional Approaches to the Structure of Language: Theory and Practice’ starts with contributions developing a Stratificational model; these are followed by contributions focusing on some related functional model of language; and by articles describing some particular set of language phenomena.
In the second section ‘Functional Approaches to the History of Language and Linguistics’ general studies of language change are addressed first; a second group of contributions examines language change, lexicon and culture; and the last cluster of contributions treats the history of linguistics and culture.
– Grace & Style: The Art of Pretending You Have It
It’s clear to see I’m a style icon; remember, you can’t spell icon without ‘con’. My goal in this book isn’t to tell anyone how they should dress or how they should do their hair or makeup or even what poop bags to purchase. Trust me, I’m not stylish. I’m self-aware. I’m not polished, I’m perceptive. I’m not trendy, I’m trying. I Love fashion and style as much as the next lady, man or French bulldog, but telling people how they should look doesn’t suit me. I know I have no authority in that department (I barely even shop in department stores). Instead, this is a look at own silly and yet practical approach to style – don’t worry, I’ve already been restricted to no more than two chapters on sweatpants. This book is one part parody, one part irreverent fashion fun, and one part personal experience. Imagine if Lauren Conrad’s book Lauren Conrad Style loosened its modest, but pricey (because it’s an investment piece!!) Banana Republic belt a few notches It’d still probably think this guide is completely dumb, but hey, this book is about pretending you’ve got style & grace and making no apologies for having fun.