Designed as a contribution to contrastive linguistics, the present volume brings up-to-date the comparison of German with its closest neighbour, Dutch, and other Germanic relatives like English, Afrikaans, and the Scandinavian languages. It takes its inspiration from the idea of a "Germanic Sandwich", i.e. the hypothesis that sets of genetically related languages diverge in systematic ways in diverse domains of the linguistic system. Its contributions set out to test this approach against new phenomena or data from synchronic, diachronic and, for the first time in a Sandwich-related volume, psycholinguistic perspectives. With topics ranging from nickname formation to the IPP (aka 'Ersatzinfinitiv'), from the grammaticalisation of the definite article to /s/-retraction, and from the role of verb-second order in the acquisition of L2 English to the psycholinguistics of gender, the volume appeals to students and specialists in modern and historical linguistics, psycholinguistics, translation studies, language pedagogy and cognitive science, providing a wealth of fresh insights into the relationships of German with its closest relatives while highlighting the potential inherent in the integration of different methodological traditions.
The Original 30-Minute Crash Course!Speak Zulu 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, travel and transportation, time and calendar, weather, and more!Covers grammar, pronunciation, social customs, and vocabularyNative voices with authentic pronunciationDigitally remastered, revised, and updatedIntroduction by World-Famous Linguist Charles Berlitz
Want to learn Russian that's not taught in textbooks and schools?Then take your Russian to the next level with Learn Russian: The Ultimate Guide to Talking Online in Russian.Learn how to communicate on social media just like Russian natives do on a daily basis.With this Audiobook, you'll learn how to make comments, post your reactions and ask questions on social media. You'll learn everything from catching up and asking what your friends are up to down to wishing them a happy birthday and much, much more. With this Audiobook, you get:
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Collins brings the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, to English language learners.Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time and in any language. Now Collins has adapted her famous detective novels for English language learners. These carefully abridged versions are shorter with the language targeted at learners of English.When a rich lady is murdered, there is one obvious suspect. Even his wife says he is guilty but then his lawyer discovers evidence that brings everything into question. Is anyone telling the truth?Accompanied by three other short stories: The Rajah’s Emerald, Philomel Cottage, and The Actress.Witness for the Prosecution is soon to be released as a major motion picture starring Ben Affleck.
“Features 50 of the most common errors book authors make in writing, publishing, and promoting their books.” —John Kremer, author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books The publishing landscape can be a tricky one to navigate. There are so many aspects to authoring and publishing a book that it’s easy for you to make critical mistakes that can set you off course and significantly decrease your chances for success. How many of the 50 biggest author mistakes are you making? When you learn to avoid them, you can greatly enhance your chances for success in the publishing world. In this insider’s look at the worlds of publishing and book marketing coauthors Rick Frishman, Bret Ridgway, and Bryan Hane bring their 65 combined years of experience in the publishing world to you and share their secrets to success. You’ll learn: How to master media and other key marketing channels authors should useKeys to capturing the browsing buyer in bookstores and onlineThe new publishing landscape and how it impacts youHow to increase the readability of your book so readers keep coming backHow your book is the key piece of your own information marketing empireAnd much, much more “If you want to write a book or make sure that your book is a smashing success read this now and take action! You’ll be amazed at the difference it will make in your success!” —John Assaraf, New York Times–bestselling author of Innercise and The Answer “I LOVE the book so far! Clear-concise-comprehensive with practical info the aspiring author needs!” —Laura Venecia Rodriguez, author of Yoga at Home
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