Streetwise German

Streetwise German

Author: Paul Graves

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: STANFORD:36105016516630

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 284

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Have you always wanted to speak German like a native? Containing 15 humorous, down-to-earth dialogues, Streetwise German contains the colloquial language and slang that will make you sound authentic. Exercises and brief grammar notes help you practice what you have learned. At last, a way to learn the German you won't hear in class!

The Language of Belonging

The Language of Belonging

Author: U. Meinhof

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230504301

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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This examines a significant aspect of contemporary social life: cultural identities and our linguistic means of constructing them. It combines a theoretical re-assessment of processes of identification with case studies of the discourses of three-generation families living in split-border communities along the former 'Iron Curtain'.

Raising the World

Raising the World

Author: Sara Fieldston

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674425521

Category: History

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Sara Fieldston shows how humanitarian child welfare agencies sponsored by Americans filtered political power through the prism of familial love after World War II. These well-meaning institutions shaped perceptions of the United States as the benevolent parent in a family of nations, and helped to expand American hegemony around the globe.

Foundations of Familiar Language

Foundations of Familiar Language

Author: Diana Sidtis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119163299

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 464

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A broad overview of the many kinds of unitary expressions found in everyday verbal and written communication, including their signature meaning, form, and usage, authored by a renowned scholar in the field Foundations of Familiar Language is renowned scholar Diana Sidtis's new contribution to the study of formulaic language through a wide-ranging overview of a large group of language behaviors that share characteristics of cohesion and familiarity, featuring a rational classification of fixed, familiar expressions into formulaic expressions, lexical bundles, and collocations. This unique volume offers a new approach to linguistic classification and construction grammar through a dual-process model of language competence rooted in linguistic, psycholinguistic, and neurolinguistic observations, combining insights drawn from foundational studies of psychology and neurology with contemporary theories of the differences between formulaic and propositional language. This approach offers a distinct and innovative contribution to scholarship in the field. The text contains resources for further study and research such as examples, research protocols, and lists of fixed, familiar expressions from the past and present. This authoritative volume: Describes the current state of knowledge and reviews experimental results, proposals, and models in a clear and straightforward manner Offers up-to-date surveys of the role of fixed expressions in education, social sciences, cognitive psychology, and brain science Features a wealth of engaging and relatable examples of formulaic expressions (conversational speech formulas, expletives, idioms, and proverbs), lexical bundles, and collocations Includes discussion of the use of fixed, familiar expressions in second language learning Presents new research data on the neurological foundations of familiar language drawn from clinical observations and experimental studies of stroke, dementia, and Parkinson’s disease Contains material from social media, magazines, newspapers, speeches, and other sources to illustrate the importance, abundance, and value of familiar language Sufficiently in-depth for specialists, while accessible to students and non-specialists, Foundations of Familiar Language is an essential resource for a wide range of readers, including linguists, child language specialists, psychologists, social scientists, neuroscientists, philosophers, educators, teachers of English as a second language, and those working in artificial intelligence and speech synthesis.

Streetwise Spanish Dictionary/Thesaurus

Streetwise Spanish Dictionary/Thesaurus

Author: Mary McVey Gill

Publisher: Ntc Publishing Group

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110441529

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 341

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Presents a listing of five thousand idiomatic terms and slang expressions in Spanish, grouped alphabetically within more than 150 thematic categories; each with an English translation and example sentence.

Streetwise French Dictionary/thesaurus

Streetwise French Dictionary/thesaurus

Author: Ian Pickup

Publisher: Contemporary Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110277592

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 274

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2,000 "streetwise" expressions put the fun into learning French The student of French who is cbl (cabled--switched on) will be aux ange (with the angels--over the moon) to discover this fascinating compendium of 2,000 current French colloquial expressions and slang. It features a wealth of exercises and examples as well as tips on where and when to use or not use certain expressions. It all adds up to a rare language tool: one that entertains as it expands vocabulary. Peppered with humorous illustrations by the French illustrator Luc Nisset-Raidon. Thirty-four A-to-Z categories and 130 subcategories with 2,000 terms and expressions, for example: Animals--cats, dogs, farmyard animals, wild animals, insects Business--banking, business titles, buying and selling, making a deal Clothes--fashion models, shoes, sportswear, underwear, vacation clothes Discourse, conversations--complaining, greetings, interrupting, saying good-bye

Kings of the Westside

Kings of the Westside

Author: Cliff Bond

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781463407445

Category: Fiction

Page: 543

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Ryan Conor King, an Irish immigrant, is determined to move his family out of the tenements of Hells Kitchen, a section of Manhattan infamous for poverty and gang-related crime, to a more peaceful, enriched surrounding. As 1930 arrives, Ryan finds himself working for Mob Boss Arthur Flegenheimer, aka Dutch Schultz, and associating with the likes of Vincent Mad Dog Coll, Joe The Boss Masseria, and Lucky Luciano. Along with his boyhood friends, Ryan does what he has to do to survive on the streets of New York City and in order to put food on his familys table. With the troubled economy precipitated by the Great Depression, Ryan and his young friends must accomplish all duties given to them by their Bosses, including murder, bootlegging, and other illegal actions undertaken by Organized Crime, despite ongoing threats from his nemesis, a corrupt New York detective with ties to the underworld. Whether Irish, Italian, or Jewish, the common goal was survivalno matter the cost. And to survive on the streets of New York City during these violent times, Ryan King is called upon to battle rival gangs and organize one of the largest and ultimately most successful alcohol smuggling operations in New York. At the same time, he must protect his family while balancing his love interests with the loyal Irish/Italian lass Nina and the rich and sexy East Side girl, Melanie. In Kings of the West Side, author Cliff Bond has created a dynamic thriller and a compelling look at the criminal subculture in Prohibition-era New York. Intriguing in its originality and historical detail, his genuinely gripping debut novel is entertaining, fast-paced, and suspenseful throughout.

Lessons from a Street-wise Professor

Lessons from a Street-wise Professor

Author: Ramon Ricker

Publisher: Soundown Inc

ISBN: 9780982863909

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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"Lessons from a Street-Wise Professor" sheds light on what every successful musician knows but most music schools don't teach--that a musician, regardless of instrument or specialty, is a small business and with that comes the need for entrepreneurial savvy.