Linguistics: A Complete Introduction [PDF]

Linguistics: A Complete Introduction [PDF]
Linguistics: A Complete Introduction by David Hornsby
2014 | PDF | 4.83MB

Written by David Hornsby, who is a current Linguistics lecturer and researcher at the University of Kent, Linguistics

The Essentials is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear jargon-free English, and then providing added value features like summaries of key books, and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam.

The book uses a structure that mirrors many university courses on linguistics with separate chapters focusing on linguistic thought, syntax, sound systems, morphology, semantics, pragmatics, language acquisition, and much more.

Chimeras of Form: Modernist Internationalism Beyond Europe, 1914–2016 [EPUB]

Chimeras of Form: Modernist Internationalism Beyond Europe, 1914–2016 [EPUB]
Chimeras of Form: Modernist Internationalism Beyond Europe, 1914–2016 by Aarthi Vadde
2016 | EPUB | 1.88MB

In Chimeras of Form, Aarthi Vadde rethinks the classic concept of modernist internationalism in and beyond Europe. She explains how a wide-ranging group of writers used modernist literary forms to shape ideas of international belonging in the wake of imperialism. Rabindranath Tagore, James Joyce, Claude McKay, George Lamming, Michael Ondaatje, and Zadie Smith questioned traditional expectations of aesthetic form and, in doing so, cast doubt on parallel notions of the cohesion and wholeness of political communities.

Drawing on her close readings of individual texts and on literary, postcolonial, and cosmopolitical theory, Vadde shows how these writers’ formal experiments took part in debates about transnational interdependence and social obligation. She reads Joyce’s use of asymmetrical narratives as a way to ask questions about international camaraderie and demonstrates how the “plotless” works of Claude McKay upturn ideas of citizenship and diasporic alienation. Her analysis of the contemporary writers Zadie Smith and Shailja Patel shows how present-day questions relating to migration, displacement, and economic inequality link modernism and postcolonial literature. Vadde illustrates how writers have reimagined the nation and internationalism in a period defined by globalization, revealing the dual nature of internationalism as an aspiration, possibly a chimeric one, and an actual political discourse.

Mistresses: a History of the Other Woman [EPUB]

Mistresses: a History of the Other Woman [EPUB]
Mistresses: a History of the Other Woman by Elizabeth Abbott
2011 | EPUB | 0.9MB

She has been called the "kept woman," the "fancy woman," and the "other woman."

She exists as both a fictional character and as a flesh-and-blood human being. But who is she, really? Why do women become mistresses, and what is it like to have a private life that is usually also a secret life? Is a mistress merely a wife-in-waiting, or is she the ver y definition of the emancipated, independent female?

Elizabeth Abbott intelligently examines the motives and morals of some of history's most infamous and fascinating women, from antiquity to today. Drawing intimate portraits of those who have--by chance, coercion, or choice--assumed this complex role, Mistresses offers a rich blend of personal biography and cultural insight.

pages: 004 005 006 007 008 009 010 011 012 013 014
*100: 100