The field of text technologies is a capacious analytical framework that focuses on all textual records throughout human history, from the earliest periods of traceable communication—perhaps as early as 60,000 BCE—to the present day. At its core, it examines the material history of communication: what constitutes a text, the purposes for which it is intended, how it functions, and the social ends that it serves.
This coursebook can be used to support any pedagogical or research activities in text technologies, the history of the book, the history of information, and textually based work in the digital humanities. Through careful explanations of the field, examinations of terminology and themes, and illustrated case studies of diverse texts—from the Cyrus cylinder to the Eagles' "Hotel California"—Elaine Treharne and Claude Willan offer a clear yet nuanced overview of how humans convey meaning. Text Technologies will enable students and teachers to generate multiple lines of inquiry into how communication—its production, form and materiality, and reception—is crucial to any interpretation of culture, history, and society.
Effortless, enjoyable, fast and effective language learning through music
The term earworms or catchy tunes refers to those songs which you hear a few times and then just can't get out of your head. Earworms mbt® Rapid Languages puts the words and phrases you need not just on the tip of your tongue, it transports them deeply into your long-term memory, ready for instant recall.
Simply listen to the music filled with rhythmic repetitions a few times and listeners will subconsciously acquire a collection of verbs, nouns and connecting words, all the while picking up the correct accent. This is your survival kit of immediately useful words and phrases for your visit abroad. Listen a few times to be able to ask for a table in a restaurant, order food and drink, take a taxi, rent a car, buy tickets, deal with money, numbers, times and days, ask for directions, deal with typical problems, hold a simple conversation and more.
Volume 2 will have you talking about yourself and others, past, present and future, likes and dislikes and general conversational items. The themes follow closely the Common European Framework for language learning a recognised benchmark of language proficiency and the emphasis is constantly on usefulness to the learner.
Over 70 Minutes of Audio
Effortless, enjoyable and effective
Essential phrases for your trip abroad
Words anchored deeply into your memory by gentle repetition to music
Stimulating and self-motivation through real rapid progress
Developed by language teaching experts
Target language spoken by native speakers
Pronunciation acquired automatically
Listen and learn, anytime anywhere
The W&A Guide to Writing for Children and YA provides informed, practical advice from a successful and experienced writer of children's books across all ages. Its coverage includes picture books through middle grade and young adult; fiction and non-fiction; books for reluctant readers and books for the education market. It is one author's lifetime of experience distilled into an engaging guide on how to manage, kickstart or begin your writing career.
This is a heavily revised and expanded edition of Linda's Writing for Children (2008). Much has happened in both Linda's writing life and in the world of children's books since then. Staying true to the essence of the original, the new edition includes more advice and experience to reflect changes in digital publishing, self-publishing, and the explosion of YA and children's writing more broadly.
The Original 30-Minute Crash Course!Speak Japanese in just one short week! LANGUAGE/30™ zeroes in on the most essential phrases for day-to-day communication. Whether you are a vacationer, a business traveler, a student, or just need a refresher course, you’ll learn what you need to know in just three 30-minute sessions a day.Developed for U.S. Government personnel, this accelerated learning method will have you conversing after just a few easy 30-minute lessons! These widely acclaimed courses have yielded proven results for over 60 years.Includes greetings, personal needs, transportation, business, health and emergency terms, and more!Covers grammar, pronunciation, social customs, vocabulary, and foreign scriptsNative voices with authentic pronunciationDigitally remastered, revised, and updated
Welcome to Everyday Persian for Beginners - 400 Actions & Activities by Innovative Language.This audiobook is a new way to learn and speak Persian fast. Start speaking in minutes with powerful learning methods that you'll learn inside.Using this audiobook is simple.You'll learn practical phrases for over 400 daily activities through 10 easy chapters.The phrases were chosen by a panel of professional language teachers and are some of the most frequently used phrases in daily conversation. Each chapter covers a daily scene such as morning activities, going to work, hanging out with friends, and much more. You'll be able to talk about your day easily as you learn practical phrases in every chapter. With each phrase you'll get the audio pronunciation, bonus vocabulary, and more. Simply listen and repeat out loud.
Travel words and phrases in French. 300 essential words and phrases and the 100 most common verbs. French is an official language in 29 countries across five different continents. It is spoken as a first language by around 77 million people ; an estimated 274 million French speakers are able to speak French as a second language. French is the second most studied language worldwide (with about 120 million current learners). How to learn a language differently? Today, language learning is revolutionizing : you do not have to go to traditional language classes anymore. Our learning method : a selection of hundreds of phrases and essential words. You listen to them, you repeat them, and you speak. We rely on pronunciation, oral rehearsal, listening, combined with words, essential phrases, and a vocabulary list. 20% of the words are used 80% of the time. The end goal is to get a sufficient level in one language to be able to hold simple conversations, to be able to understand simple exchanges, deal with with everyday life and start exploring the new culture that opens up to you.
Top 25 Questions You Need to Know
Going to Poland and looking to make friends? Don't leave home without the Top 25 Polish Questions You Need to Know! In this powerful audiobook, you'll master responses to all the basic questions, from "What's your name?" to "Where are you from?" and more. Built into every lesson you'll find opportunities for extensive practice, self-review, and self-evaluation. By the end of the audiobook, you'll not only be answering these questions, but asking them yourself! If you haven't studied Polish but want to be well prepared for simple social situations, this is the audiobook for you.
Why are the audio lessons so effective?Short and to the pointTwenty five 8-minute lessons make them the perfect lengthSyllable-by-syllable breakdown of each word and phrase so that you can say every word and phrase instantlyRepeat after the professional teacher section so that you can practice proper pronunciationQuick cultural tips in each lesson will help you navigate your way even betterAbove all, fun and relaxed approach to grasping a lot of information quickly and easily
You see, unlike other audiobooks, we actually teach Polish and Polish culture. With each lesson, you will master a frequently asked question in daily conversation, and key vocabulary. This is a complete lesson taught by a professional, bi-lingual teacher! This is NOT a vocabulary audiobook with just words and their translations. These 25 short and effective audio lessons will allow you to:Speak Polish within minutes of your first lessonUnderstand Polish culture, customs, and peopleAsk and answer the 25 most frequently asked questionsPerfect your Polish pronunciation with built in prompts and exercises aimed at getting you speaking
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