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    The Emoji Code: How Smiley Faces, Love Hearts and Thumbs Up are Changing the Way We Communicate

    By Vyvyan Evans

    Hardback Save £2.74 = £10.25

    The Emoji Code shows that, far from signalling the death knell of language, emoji works alongside the same structures that language has used for millennia and enriches our ability to communicate with one another - making us all better communicators.

    Voices in the Media: Performing French Linguistic Otherness

    By Gaelle Planchenault

    Paperback £25.65

    Verbal performances are often encountered in the media where they are used to embody characters or social archetypes. Performed voices define the norm as well as the linguistic Others and by doing so circulate associated values and linguistic ideologies. This book explores the idea that, far from simply being exercises...

    Crosslinguistic Influence and Crosslinguistic Interaction in Multilingual Language Learning

    Paperback £25.65

    Which strategies do multilingual learners use when confronted with languages they don't yet know? Which factors are involved in activating prior linguistic knowledge in multilingual learning? This volume offers valuable insights into recent research in multilingualism, crosslinguistic influence and crosslinguistic interaction. Experts in the field examine the role of background...

    Representation of the British Suffrage Movement

    By Kat Gupta

    Paperback £25.65

    Focussing on The Times, this monograph uses corpus linguistics to examine how suffrage campaigners' different ideologies were conflated in the newspaper over a crucial time period for the movement - 1908 to 1914, leading up to the Representation of the People Act in 1918. Looking particularly at representations of suffrage...

    A Beginner\'s Guide to Language and Gender

    By Allyson Jule

    Paperback Save £2.03 = £15.92

    In this revised and updated 2nd edition of her pioneering textbook, Allyson Jule offers fresh insight into the study of language and gender for those new to the subject. Students will gain a thorough grounding in theoretical and practical perspectives on gender and language in the workplace, media, education, world...

    Phonetics and Phonology of Geminate Consonants

    Hardback Save £6.54 = £68.46

    This book is the first volume specifically devoted to the phonetic manifestation and phonological nature of geminate, or 'long', consonants, a feature of many of the world's languages including Arabic, Bengali, Finnish, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Malayalam, Persian, Saami, Swiss German, and Turkish.

    Talking About Global Migration: Implications for Language Teaching

    By Theresa Catalano

    Paperback Save £5.03 = £24.92

    This book features stories from interviews with over 70 migrants from 41 countries, examining the language they use when talking about their migration experiences. The book interprets common themes from the stories using metaphor and metonymy analysis to lead to more nuanced understandings of migration that have implications for language...

    Proto-Phenomenology and the Nature of Language

    By Lawrence J. Hatab

    Currently out of stock

    Paperback Save £1.28 = £23.67

    Leading Heidegger scholar, Lawrence Hatab, takes a new approach to phenomenology and language.

    The Story of be: A Verb\'s-Eye View of the English Language

    By David Crystal

    Hardback Save £2.74 = £10.25

    It's the most simple, unassuming, innocent-looking verb: 'to be'. Yet it is jam-packed with more different meanings, forms, and uses than any other English word. As he reveals be's multiple incarnations, David Crystal takes us to the heart of our flexible and changing language, with the help of wonderfully entertaining...

    Faces of English Education

    Paperback Save £2.07 = £27.92

    Faces of English Education provides an accessible, wide-ranging introduction to current perspectives on English language education, covering new areas of interest and recent studies in the field. In seventeen specially commissioned chapters written by international experts and practitioners, this book: * offers an authoritative discussion of theoretical issues and debates...

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