How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One [EPUB]
25 September 2016, 13:32
2011 | EPUB | 0.56MB
In this entertaining and erudite New York Times bestseller, beloved professor Stanley Fish offers both sentence craft and sentence pleasure. Drawing on a wide range of great writers, from Philip Roth to Antonin Scalia to Jane Austen, How to Write a Sentence is much more than a writing manualŚit is a spirited love letter to the written word, and a key to understanding how great writing works.
Common American Phrases in Everyday Contexts, 3rd Edition [EPUB]
24 September 2016, 13:42
2012 | EPUB | 1.94MB
A useful guide to everyday American English to help you understand meanings and avoid difficulty in translation
In this new edition of Common American Phrases in Everyday Contexts, noted lexicographer Richard A. Spears shares with you 1,900 of the most common phrases and colloquial expressions used in contemporary American English. Here you will discover the greetings, good-byes, and everyday small talk that Americans use daily. All entries have been selected with the special needs of you, the nonnative speaker of English, in mind!
Inside you'll find:
- Examples or short dialogues with each entry that illustrate how the phrase is used in everyday speaking
- Usage restrictions or warnings for those situations when a phrase may be inappropriate
- Shortened or abbreviated expressions cross-referenced to their complete forms
- A Phrase-Finder Index to help quick and easy reference
Social Media Archeology and Poetics [PDF]
23 September 2016, 17:15
2016 | PDF | 7.33MB
Focusing on early social media in the arts and humanities and on the core role of creative computer scientists, artists, and scholars in shaping the pre-Web social media landscape, Social Media Archeology and Poetics documents social media lineage, beginning in the 1970s with collaborative ARPANET research, Community Memory, PLATO, Minitel, and ARTEX and continuing into the 1980s and beyond with the Electronic CafÚ, Art Com Electronic Network, Arts Wire, The THING, and many more.
With first person accounts from pioneers in the field, as well as papers by artists, scholars, and curators, Social Media Archeology and Poetics documents how these platforms were vital components of early social networking and important in the development of new media and electronic literature. It describes platforms that allowed artists and musicians to share and publish their work, community networking diversity, and the creation of footholds for the arts and humanities online. And it invites comparisons of social media in the past and present, asking: What can we learn from early social media that will inspire us to envision a greater cultural presence on contemporary social media?
Contributors: Madeline Gonzalez Allen, James Blustein, Hank Bull, Annick Bureaud, J. R. Carpenter, Paul E. Ceruzzi, Anna Couey, Amanda McDonald Crowley, Steve Dietz, Judith Donath, Steven Durland, Lee Felsenstein, Susanne Gerber, Ann-Barbara Graff, Dene Grigar, Stacy Horn, Antoinette LaFarge, Deena Larsen, Gary O. Larson, Alan Liu, Geert Lovink, Richard Lowenberg, Judy Malloy, Scott McPhee, Julianne Nyhan, Howard Rheingold, Randy Ross, Wolfgang Staehle, Fred Truck, Rob Wittig, David R. Woolley