Essential Words for the GRE, 4th Edition by Philip Geer
Charles Boberg, John Nerbonne, “The Handbook of Dialectology”
Julia Muschalik, “Threatening in English: A mixed method approach”
Julia Herschensohn, “Language Development and Age”
Robert O. Chase, Clarisa B. Medina de Chase, “An Introduction to Spanish for Health Care Workers: Communication and Culture, Third Edition”
?Essential Words for the GRE, 4th Edition by Philip Geer
English | June 1st, 2016 | ISBN: 1438007493 | 433 pages | PDF | 11.90 MB
An extensive working vocabulary is a prerequisite for test-taking success on the Graduate Record Exam. This book presents 800 graduate-level words with definitions that frequently appear on the exam. Words are used in different contexts to familiarize test takers with their many variations.
The book’s additional features include a pre-test that helps to diagnose weaknesses, a lengthy word list with extensive practice exercises, and a chapter that discusses and analyzes essential word roots. The book concludes with a post-test to assess progress. Answers are provided for all exercises and for all questions in the pre- and post-test.
?Charles Boberg, John Nerbonne, “The Handbook of Dialectology”
2018 | ISBN-10: 1118827554 | 616 pages | PDF | 12 MB
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
?Julia Muschalik, “Threatening in English: A mixed method approach”
2018 | ISBN-10: 9027256896 | 260 pages | PDF | 3 MB
Threatening is among the less pleasant “things we do with words”, but, together with other conflictive speech acts, it seems to play a central role in communication. Yet, little is still known about how and when exactly speakers threaten. The present volume addresses this void by giving an in-depth analysis of the form and function of this speech act. A set of authentic threat utterances is used to probe questions on the linguistic repertoire employed and the different objectives speakers pursue with their threats. Based on the central findings, a classification of two types of threats is proposed, each with distinctive formal and functional properties. The analysis employs a mixed method approach with a two-fold aim; by combining a qualitative discussion of examples with the application of innovative statistical methodology, the findings allow new insights into research on threats and, simultaneously, offer new perspectives on general research methodology.
?Julia Herschensohn, “Language Development and Age”
2007 | pages: 305 | ISBN: 0521872979 | PDF | 1,7 mb
The anecdotal view of language acquisition is that children learn language with apparent ease, no instruction and in very little time, while adults find learning a new language to be cognitively challenging, labour intensive and time-consuming. In this book Herschensohn examines whether early childhood is a critical period for language acquisition after which individuals cannot learn a language as native speakers. She argues that a first language is largely susceptible to age constraints, showing major deficits past the age of twelve. Second-language acquisition also shows age effects, but with a range of individual differences. The competence of expert adult learners, the unequal achievements of child learners of second languages, and the lack of consistent evidence for a maturational cut-off, all cast doubt on a critical period for second-language acquisition.
?Robert O. Chase, Clarisa B. Medina de Chase, “An Introduction to Spanish for Health Care Workers: Communication and Culture, Third Edition”
English | 2009 | ISBN: 0300124260 | PDF | pages: 398 | 2.4 mb
Now in its third edition, this widely used textbook is designed for students with little or no formal background in Spanish. It provides the necessary language and vocabulary to facilitate better communication between health care providers and the growing Spanish-speaking community. This classroom text uses readings, exercises, and interactive activities such as challenging and enjoyable improvisation to integrate structure, Spanish medical vocabulary, and colloquial terms that nurses, doctors, dentists, and allied health professionals need most. Rich cultural notes explain Latino customs and communication styles.
New to the Third Edition:
• DVD video featuring dramatic interactions between a family and its health care providers as well as demonstrations of specific communication tasks in health care
• More communicative activities and larger lexicon
• Revised and expanded cultural notes
• A companion Web site – yalebooks.com/medicalspanish – with self-correcting quizzes and links to medical and language sites