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Barron's Ap Italian Language and Culture Barron's Ap Italian Language and Culture

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This brand-new manual is focused to reflect the most-often-asked questions on Advanced Placement Italian exams. It reviews all five parts of the exam: Listening, Reading, Writing, Culture,... More

This brand-new manual is focused to reflect the most-often-asked questions on Advanced Placement Italian exams. It reviews all five parts of the exam: Listening, Reading, Writing, Culture, and Speaking, with exercises, answer keys, and detailed commentaries in all review sections. Study and test-taking strategies are presented in all sections. One mini-diagnostic test and two full-length model exams are also presented, and come with answer keys, explanations, and self-evaluation charts. An appendix contains Less

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Oggi in Italia : A First Course in Italian Oggi in Italia : A First Course in Italian

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OGGI IN ITALIA is an introductory Italian program featuring a balanced four-skills approach to language learning. OGGI includes various perspectives of Italian culture, ranging from its... More

OGGI IN ITALIA is an introductory Italian program featuring a balanced four-skills approach to language learning. OGGI includes various perspectives of Italian culture, ranging from its rich, historical legacy to current changes affecting the country and culture. This allows students to practice the basics of the language and develop oral communication skills in a variety of contexts, while learning about contemporary Italian life and culture. Less

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Italian A Self-Teaching Guide Italian A Self-Teaching Guide

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Learn Italian the quick and easy way! Whether youre learning Italian for the first time or just brushing up on your skills, this updated edition of the bestselling Italian: A Self-Teaching... More

Learn Italian the quick and easy way! Whether youre learning Italian for the first time or just brushing up on your skills, this updated edition of the bestselling Italian: A Self-Teaching Guide is the ideal way to master the language at your own pace. In fifteen simple lessons, youll learn how to engage in everyday conversationsfrom ordering at a restaurant to asking for directions to making special arrangements with a hotel concierge. Written in a lively, personable style by a native Italian, this practical guide combines the quick-reference virtues of a phrasebook with the learning tools of a full-fledged language course. Designed to acquaint you with the basic skills you need to speak, read, write, and understand the language, Italian: A Self-Teaching Guide, Second Edition demystifies grammar, common usage, and pronunciation with step-by-step lessons on numbers, days of the week, telling time, and special rules of speech. It also includes extensive vocabulary and culture notes. Mini-dialogues from real-life situations provide a vibrant introduction to Italian culture and customswhile a fun assortment of exercises, self-tests, and practice activities constantly reinforces your reading and conversational skills. Less

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Language Myths Language Myths

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'The media are ruining English'; 'Some languages are harder than others'; 'Children can't speak or write properly anymore. Such pieces of 'cultural wisdom' are often expressed in newspapers... More

'The media are ruining English'; 'Some languages are harder than others'; 'Children can't speak or write properly anymore. Such pieces of 'cultural wisdom' are often expressed in newspapers and on radio and television. Rarely is there a response from experts in the fields of language and language development. In this book Laurie Bauer and Peter Trudgill have invited nineteen respected linguists from all over the world to address these 'language myths' -- showing that they vary from the misconceived to the downright wrong. With essays ranging from 'Women Talk Too Much' and 'In the Appalachians They Speak Like Shakespeare' to 'Italian Is Beautiful, German Is Ugly' and 'They Speak Really Bad English Down South and in New York City, ' Language Myths is a collection that is wide-ranging, entertaining, and authoritative. Less

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The Classical Language of Architecture The Classical Language of Architecture

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Classical architecture is a visual 'language' and like any other language has its own grammatical rules. Classical buildings as widely spaced in time as a Roman temple, an Italian... More

Classical architecture is a visual 'language' and like any other language has its own grammatical rules. Classical buildings as widely spaced in time as a Roman temple, an Italian Renaissance palace and a Regency house all show an awareness of these rules even if they vary them, break them or poetically contradict them. Sir Christopher Wren described them as the 'Latin' of architecture and the analogy is almost exact. There is the difference, however, that whereas the learning of Latin is a slow and difficult business, the language of classical architecture is relatively simple. It is still, to a great extent, the mode of expression of our urban surroundings, since classical architecture was the common language of the western world till comparatively recent times. Anybody to whom architecture makes a strong appeal has probably already discovered something of its grammar for himself.in this book, the author's purpose is to set out as simply and vividly as possible the exact grammatical workings of this architectural language. He is less concerned with its development in Greece and Rome than with its expansion and use in the centuries since the Renaissance. He explains the vigorous discipline of 'the orders' and the scope of 'rustication'; the dramatic deviations of the Baroque and, in the last chapter, the relationship between the classical tradition and the 'modern' architecture of today. The book is intended for anybody who cares for architecture but more specifically for students beginning a course in the history of architecture, to whom a guide to the classical rules will be an essential companion. Less

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Through the Language Glass : Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages Through the Language Glass : Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages

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A masterpiece of linguistics scholarship, at once erudite and entertaining, confronts the thorny question of howand whetherculture shapes language and language, cultureLinguistic s has long... More

A masterpiece of linguistics scholarship, at once erudite and entertaining, confronts the thorny question of howand whetherculture shapes language and language, cultureLinguistic s has long shied away from claiming any link between a language and the culture of its speakers: too much simplistic (even bigoted) chatter about the romance of Italian and the goose-stepping orderliness of German has made serious thinkers wary of the entire subject. But now, acclaimed linguist Guy Deutscher has dared to reopen the issue. Can culture influence languageand vice versa? Can different languages lead their speakers to different thoughts? Could our experience of the world depend on whether our language has a word for 'blue'? Challenging the consensus that the fundaments of language are hard-wired in our genes and thus universal, Deutscher argues that the answer to all these questions isyes. In thrilling fashion, he takes us from Homer to Darwin, from Yale to the Amazon, from how to name the rainbow to why Russian watera 'she'becomes a 'he' once you dip a tea bag into her, demonstrating that language does in fact reflect culture in ways that are anything but trivial. Audacious, delightful, and field-changing, Through the Language Glass is a classic of intellectual discovery. Less

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The Italian Renaissance The Essential Sources The Italian Renaissance The Essential Sources

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The primary sources in this volume have been carefully selected and organized to complement the secondary texts in Paula Findlen’s The Italian Renaissance: Essential Readings (Blackwell... More

The primary sources in this volume have been carefully selected and organized to complement the secondary texts in Paula Findlen’s The Italian Renaissance: Essential Readings (Blackwell Publishing, 2002). Key canonical texts, such as Petrarch’s letter on his ascent of Mount Ventoux, are reproduced, but the book also includes lesser known material that has only recently been translated or never before appeared in the English language. All short works are represented in their entirety, while distinct sections are extracted from longer works. Selections address topical issues, such as the family strategies of women, attitudes towards non-Italians, and women as patrons of art. Genres represented include correspondence, poetry, the story, dialogue, oratory, and autobiography. Taken together, the sources in this volume open a window onto the ways that women and men in Renaissance Italy sought to communicate their beliefs, desires, fears, and hopes, both about their own lives and about the dynamic culture they helped to shape. Less

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Wop! : A Documentary History of Anti-Italian Discrimination Wop! : A Documentary History of Anti-Italian Discrimination

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The first volume ever to systematically investigate and record anti-Italian discrimination in the U.S.A.'Wop! Mick! Spic! Bohunk!... objectively the language of hate; set i out in the open... More

The first volume ever to systematically investigate and record anti-Italian discrimination in the U.S.A.'Wop! Mick! Spic! Bohunk!... objectively the language of hate; set i out in the open so its full ugliness shows and maybe you'll shame the nation out of meanness'. Life Magazine. Stereotyping, defamation, and caricaturing have been visited on virtually every ethnic group to enter the U.S.A., thereby confirming a paradox in human relations. A nation that rightly boasts of its welcoming record of newcomers from all over the globe also hosts divisive elements that denigrates new arrivals. This clearly has been the case for Italian immigrants and their issue even before the onset of mass immigration in the late nineteenth century. As the largest nationality group among the new immigrants' and as the second largest immigrant group on record, Italians have been subject to some of the most blatant, brutal, and course forms of discrimination to affect any peoples. Although partially known, the full accounts has never been presented in a detailed in-depth and comprehensive recounting of the phenomenon until the publication of this volume (originally in 1973). Less

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Collins Italian College Dictionary Collins Italian College Dictionary

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A reference for advanced students features updated coverage of the newest vocabulary from a wide range of fields as well as thousands of additional phrases and examples, in a volume... More

A reference for advanced students features updated coverage of the newest vocabulary from a wide range of fields as well as thousands of additional phrases and examples, in a volume complemented by new usage and cultural notes on various aspects of Italian life and language. 15,000 first printing. Less

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Exploring Language Exploring Language

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This language reader features thought- provoking readings that explore the various interconnections between language and American society.  The text challenges the reader to critically... More

This language reader features thought- provoking readings that explore the various interconnections between language and American society.  The text challenges the reader to critically examine how language affects and constructs culture and how culture constructs and affects language.  Key topics include Gender and Language; Hate Speech; Language of War; Censorship.     Less

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Webster's New World Italian Dictionary Italian/English, English/Italian Webster's New World Italian Dictionary Italian/English, English/Italian

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Over 100,000 contemporary words and phrases. The most frequently used words in both languages are detailed, helping the user to understand and to translate idiomatically. Thousands of... More

Over 100,000 contemporary words and phrases. The most frequently used words in both languages are detailed, helping the user to understand and to translate idiomatically. Thousands of phrases show how the meanings of words can vary in different contexts. Other aids include pronunciation guides and comprehensive Italian verb table. Softcover. Less

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Teaching Language in Context Teaching Language in Context

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TEACHING LANGUAGE IN CONTEXT, THIRD EDITION is the essential methods text for anyone teaching or learning to teach a foreign language. TEACHING LANGUAGE IN CONTEXT combines an updated,... More

TEACHING LANGUAGE IN CONTEXT, THIRD EDITION is the essential methods text for anyone teaching or learning to teach a foreign language. TEACHING LANGUAGE IN CONTEXT combines an updated, comprehensive, readable review of the literature, a thorough bibliography, and sample activities and approaches that effectively model the methodology. Less

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Language Assessment : Principles and Classroom Practices Language Assessment : Principles and Classroom Practices

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Language Assessment provides teachers with a clear presentation of the essentials for assessing second language learning fairly and effectively. This updated second edition includes new... More

Language Assessment provides teachers with a clear presentation of the essentials for assessing second language learning fairly and effectively. This updated second edition includes new research and information on standardized tests, a new chapter on form-focused assessment, and a concise glossary of terms.   With a focus on the most common pedagogical challenge – classroom- based assessment –  Language Assessment delivers useful tools for evaluating and designing practical, effective assessment techniques.   Features: Updated references and new information reflecting recent advances and current challenges in the field. Classification of assessment techniques ranging from controlled to open-ended item types on a specified continuum of micro- and macroskills of language. Systematic treatment of assessment for all four language skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) as well as grammar and vocabulary. Discussion of large-scale standardized tests, the ethics of testing, letter grading, and overall evaluatio n of student performance. Comprehensive presentation of alternatives in assessment, such as portfolios, journals, conferences, observations, interviews, and self- or peer- assessment.   Less

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Language Assessment in Practice Language Assessment in Practice

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Become competent in the design, development, and use of language assessments. This is a theoretically- grounded and easily applied approach to language assessment and development... More

Become competent in the design, development, and use of language assessments. This is a theoretically- grounded and easily applied approach to language assessment and development. 9780194424783 This book explores the subjective aspects of language learning, skillfully integrating multiple levels of analysis, and bridging the gap between theory and practice. It analyzes data gathered from published testimonies and language memoirs of former language learners, spoken and written data from American college lan Less

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Language and Learning : The Home and School Years Language and Learning : The Home and School Years

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Once again, this comprehensive, easy-to-read book explores the way in which children learn language, the way language is taught to children, and how these two roads to language sometimes... More

Once again, this comprehensive, easy-to-read book explores the way in which children learn language, the way language is taught to children, and how these two roads to language sometimes diverge–always giving equal treatment to first and second language learning. Piper tracks language acquisition, from birth through the school years, presenting numerous cases studies of children's experiences as a means of illustrating stages of language development and the sequence of skills attainment. In addition, she thoroughly covers bilingualism, paying particular attention to the differences between second language learning at home and in a school setting. For ESL and elementary school speech teachers. Less

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Assembly Language Step-by-Step : Programming with Linux Assembly Language Step-by-Step : Programming with Linux

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Assembly Language Step by Step Programming with Linux® Jeff Duntemann Learn assembly language, and you learn the machine In this third edition of his bestselling guide to Intel x86... More

Assembly Language Step by Step Programming with Linux® Jeff Duntemann Learn assembly language, and you learn the machine In this third edition of his bestselling guide to Intel x86 assembly language under Linux, Jeff Duntemann positions assembly not as unapproachable geek arcana but as a first programming language, suitable for readers who have no previous programming experience. As the fundamental language of the CPU, assembly lays the groundwork for all other programming languages, especially native-code C, C++, and Pascal. By mastering assembly, programmers will learn how x86 computers operate all the way down to 'the bare silicon,' at a level of detail that no other approach can equal. Assembly Language Step by Step, Third Edition, helps you: * Review the fundamental concepts behind computing and programming, including the hexadecimal and binary number bases * Understand the evolution of the Intel CPUs and how modern x86 processors operate * Grasp the process of programming itself, from editing source code through assembly, linking, and debugging * Comprehend x86 32-bit protected-mode memory addressing * Learn the x86 instruction set by dissecting numerous complete example programs * Work with the wealth of free programming utilities under Ubuntu Linux, including the Kate editor, the NASM assembler, and the GNU toolset * Master practical details of Linux programming, including procedures, macros, the INT 80h call gate, and calls to the standard C libraries Less

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About Language : A Reader for Writers About Language : A Reader for Writers

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The authors of About Language encourage students to use language more responsibly in their own writing. More than 70 reading selections cover a broad range of issues, including cultural... More

The authors of About Language encourage students to use language more responsibly in their own writing. More than 70 reading selections cover a broad range of issues, including cultural diversity, censorship, and gender. Strong support is provided by an opening chapter on the writing process; annotated table of contents; chapter introductions; selection headnotes, study questions and writing assignments; end-of-chapter writing assignments and research activities; and a glossary of language and rhetorical terms. Less

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Language Testing in Practice : Designing and Developing Useful Language Tests Language Testing in Practice : Designing and Developing Useful Language Tests

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The practice of testing is related here to views on communicative language teaching and testing. The book is divided into three sections: 'Conceptual Bases of Language Testing,' 'Designing... More

The practice of testing is related here to views on communicative language teaching and testing. The book is divided into three sections: 'Conceptual Bases of Language Testing,' 'Designing and Constructing Useful Language Tests,' and 'Collecting, Analyzing, and Using Information from Language Tests.' Less

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Language Awareness : Readings for College Writers Language Awareness : Readings for College Writers

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Language Awareness was the first composition reader to use the theme of language to heighten students awareness of the power of words -- and to help them use language more effectively... More

Language Awareness was the first composition reader to use the theme of language to heighten students awareness of the power of words -- and to help them use language more effectively themselves. Thirty years later, language readers are still the most successful kind of single-theme reader, and Language Awareness remains a best-seller in its market. Authors and editors of a wide range of highly successful composition texts, Eschholz and Rosa have continued to keep Language Awareness viable with a combination of class-tested and fresh selections in every edition and a proven ability to stay abreast of important trends in language study and culture. The ninth edition retains many of its classic readings and themes, but also introduces many exciting new selections that highlight cultural diversity in America and current arguments about language. Students using Language Awareness will discover that the study of language yields fresh perspectives on aspects of our culture ranging from internet technology, to politics and propaganda, to the language of advertising. Less

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Percorsi : L'Italia Attraverso la Lingua E la Cultura Percorsi : L'Italia Attraverso la Lingua E la Cultura

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Percorsi is your pathway to Italian language and culture. Your journey will expose you to the beautiful country of Italy and introduce you to many Italians and their way of life, opinions,... More

Percorsi is your pathway to Italian language and culture. Your journey will expose you to the beautiful country of Italy and introduce you to many Italians and their way of life, opinions, and values. Percorsi provides you with the tools to develop your ability to effectively communicate in Italian so that you will be free to explore the country on your own. Buon viaggio!   'The most attractive feature is one the authors claim sets them apart from other textbooks: the close correlation of all components that are part of a chapter. It was a true pleasure to see this clearly implemented.' Madeleine Kernen, Missouri State University   'One thing I continue to love is the inductive reasoning approach to 'Occhio alla lingua' and having students think and find patterns. I believe this kind of conscious awareness is particularly helpful for adult language learners. ' Colleen Ryan-Scheutz, University of Notre Dame Less

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Language Disorders : A Functional Approach to Assessment and Intervention Language Disorders : A Functional Approach to Assessment and Intervention

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The new fifth edition of Language Disorders offers a comprehensive discussion of language disorders in terms of clinical practice, emphasizing classroom application and evidence-based... More

The new fifth edition of Language Disorders offers a comprehensive discussion of language disorders in terms of clinical practice, emphasizing classroom application and evidence-based practice. The text first presents a foundation of important models and disorders and then asks students to apply new skills to learning assessment and intervention. Language Disorders takes a functional, environmental, and conversational approach, teaching students to use a child's natural environment and conversational partners to their advantage. Unlike other language disorders texts that have a disorder- specific focus, this book takes a more logical traverse from assessment through intervention across disorders, focusing on family- and classroom- centered interventions.   While continuing to build a theoretical background for students and teaching specific techniques for specific language issues, the revised fifth edition is also completely updated with current trends and developments in the field and offers an array of practical ideas and useful suggestions for students and speech-language pathologists. The book provides future speech-language pathologists with concrete guidelines and procedures for the assessment and training of children.   New Features: An expanded chapter on literacy impairments addresses reading and writing as well as the role of the speech-language pathologist in tackling these disorders. A new emphasis on evidence-based practice helps students understand how and why the tactics and methods in assessment and intervention were developed. An even larger variety of language impairments are discussed, including the newest findings and latest research in the field. Concise and comprehensive writing improves text readability and helps students clearly understand every theme, concept and chapter. Robert E. Owens, Jr. , Ph.D. is a professor of speech-language pathology and director of the graduate program in speech pathology at the State University of New York at Geneseo. He is the author of a number of textbooks, book chapters, and articles, including Language Development: An Introduction (Allyn & Bacon, 2007), and the Program for Acquisition of Language with the Severely Impaired (PALS) . He has presented more than 150 professional papers and workshops in both the U.S. and abroad. Less

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Type and Image : The Language of Graphic Design Type and Image : The Language of Graphic Design

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Type and Image The Language of Graphic Design Philip B. Meggs What is the essence of graphic design? How do graphic designers solve problems, organize space, and imbue their work with those... More

Type and Image The Language of Graphic Design Philip B. Meggs What is the essence of graphic design? How do graphic designers solve problems, organize space, and imbue their work with those visual and symbolic qualities that enable it to convey visual and verbal information with expression and clarity? The extraordinary flowering of graphic design in our time, as a potent means for communication and a major component of our visual culture, increases the need for designers, clients, and students to comprehend its nature. In this lively and lavishly illustrated book, the author reveals the very essence of graphic design. The elements that combine to form a design sings, symbols, words, pictures, and supporting formsare analyzed and explained. Graphic designs ability to function as language, and the innovative ways that designers combine words and pictures, are discussed. While all visual arts share common spatial properties, the author demonstrates that graphic space has unique characteristics that are determined by its communicative function. Graphic designs can have visual and symbolic properties which empower them to communicate with deep expression and meaning. The author defines this property as graphic resonance and explains how it occurs. After defining design as a problem-solving process, a model for this process is developed and illustrated by an in-depth analysis of actual case histories. This book will provide insight and inspiration for everyone who is interested or involved in graphic communications. While most materials about form and meaning in design have a European origin, this volume is based on the dynamic and expressive graphic design of America. The reader will find inspiration, hundreds of exciting examples by many of Americas outstanding graphic designers, and keen insights in Type and Image. Less

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The Psychology of Language The Psychology of Language

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Written in a lively, accessible style, The Psychology of Language presents a compelling focus on the relationship between language and human cognition. Each chapter offers a strong central... More

Written in a lively, accessible style, The Psychology of Language presents a compelling focus on the relationship between language and human cognition. Each chapter offers a strong central theme, presented as a hypothesis for the student to consider. The text's three-part organization (Linguistics, Cognition, and Neuroscience), reflecting Marr's three levels of analysis (computational, representational, and implementational) , helps the reader relate the material to larger issues. Less

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Assembly Language for x86 Processors Assembly Language for x86 Processors

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This widely used, fully updated assembly language book provides basic information for the beginning programmer interested in computer architecture, operating systems, hardware manipulation,... More

This widely used, fully updated assembly language book provides basic information for the beginning programmer interested in computer architecture, operating systems, hardware manipulation, and compiler writing. Uses the Intel IA-32 processor family as its base, showing how to program for Windows and DOS. Is written in a clear and straightforward manner for high readability. Includes an extensive Companion Web site maintained by the author. Covers machine architecture, processor architecture, assembly language fundamentals, data transfer, addressing and arithmetic, procedures, conditional processing, integer arithmetic, strings and arrays, structures and macros, 32-bit Windows programming, language interface, disk fundamentals, BIOS-level programming, MS-DOS programming, floating-point programming, and IA-32 instruction encoding. For embedded systems programmers and engineers, communication specialists, game programmers, and graphics programmers. Less

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Principles of Language Learning and Teaching Principles of Language Learning and Teaching

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Principles of Language Learning and Teaching , Fifth Edition, by H. Douglas Brown, is the classic second language acquisition text used by teacher education programs worldwide. ... More

Principles of Language Learning and Teaching , Fifth Edition, by H. Douglas Brown, is the classic second language acquisition text used by teacher education programs worldwide. Principles introduces key concepts through definitions of terms, thought- provoking questions, charts, and spiraling. New 'Classroom Connections' encourage students to consider the implications of research for classroom pedagogy. An up-to-date bibliography and new glossary provide quick access to important works and key terminology in the field.   The fifth edition takes a comprehensive look at foundations of language teaching through discussions of the latest research in the field, including: Vygotsky's and Bakhtin's theories Thorndike's law of effect error treatment, noticing, recasts intercultural communication language policy and politics corpus linguistics 'hot topics' in SLA connectionism and emergentism flow theory, willingness to communicate strategies-based instruction contrastive rhetoric attribution theory, self-efficacy output hypothesis Also by H. Douglas Brown: Teaching by Principles: An Interactive Approach to Language Pedagogy Language Assessment: Principles and Classroom Practices Strategies for Success: A Practical Guide to Learning English Less

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Introduction to Language Development Introduction to Language Development

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Introduction to Language Development, 2nd Edition, provides the essential terms, concepts, theories, and observations that define our understanding of language development. This text... More

Introduction to Language Development, 2nd Edition, provides the essential terms, concepts, theories, and observations that define our understanding of language development. This text integrates the foundational elements of language development including biological maturation, cognitive development, linguistic patterns, behavioral principles, and social interaction in a readable, engaging way. Clear, concise, and reader-friendly, this text provides an excellent introduction to language development throughout the lifespan. Less

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Teaching Language : From Grammar to Grammaring Teaching Language : From Grammar to Grammaring

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Viewing grammar as something that is organic and evolving, this text is a refreshing overview of grammar acquisition and language learning. Theoretical frameworks, voices from the... More

Viewing grammar as something that is organic and evolving, this text is a refreshing overview of grammar acquisition and language learning. Theoretical frameworks, voices from the classroom, and reflective tasks engage teachers in an interactive debate about second language teaching. Less

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Programming Languages : Concepts and Constructs Programming Languages : Concepts and Constructs

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Programming Languages: Concepts and Constructs, Second Edition retains the 'character' of the original, emphasizing concepts and how they work together. This classic book has been... More

Programming Languages: Concepts and Constructs, Second Edition retains the 'character' of the original, emphasizing concepts and how they work together. This classic book has been thoroughly revised to provide readable coverage of the major programming paradigms. Dr. Sethi's treatment of the core concepts of imperative programming in languages like Pascal and C flows smoothly into object-oriented programming in C++ and Smalltalk. The charm of functional languages is illustrated by programs in Standard ML and the Scheme dialect of Lisp. Logic programming is introduced using Prolog. Novices, who have been introduced to programming in some language, will learn from this book how related concepts work together while designers and implementers will be exposed to the major programming paradigms. Less

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Language Arts in Early Education Language Arts in Early Education

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This comprehensive language arts text offers sound information, activities and resources for students studying early childhood education. It discusses young children with special needs,... More

This comprehensive language arts text offers sound information, activities and resources for students studying early childhood education. It discusses young children with special needs, including the child who is disabled, the child who is learning English as an additional language, and the child from an impoverished environment. Information is presented to enhance developmental success in the four areas of the children's academic future: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Integrated throughout the text is information about the circumstances of the lives of children with special needs, activities to help the new teacher with classroom and home ideas, as well as an assessment of these activities. Less

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The Languages of the World The Languages of the World

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Best-selling guide, written with the non-specialist in mind, will continue to fascinate all language scholars and linguists. Thoroughly revised to include more languages, more countries and... More

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