Pull the Other One!

String Games and Stories


Author: Michael Taylor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781869890490

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 125

View: 5866

This well-travelled and entertaining series of tales is accompanied by clear instructions and explanatory diagrams - guaranteed not to tie you in knots and will teach you tricks with which to dazzle your friends!

Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms


Author: Gordon Jarvie

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408124920

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 5050

From credit crunch to golden parachute, barking up the wrong tree to storm in a tea cup in this book, Gordon Jarvie explains all you need to know about these and 3,000 other common English idioms. Packed with nuggets of fascinating information, the Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms traces the origins of these phrases, explains meanings and gives examples of up-to-date usage. Ideal for word buffs and English students alike, this book will help all users of English to mind their (linguistic) ps and qs.

A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English


Author: Eric Partridge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134963653

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 1432

View: 8692

The definitive work on the subject, this Dictionary - available again in its eighth edition - gives a full account of slang and unconventional English over four centuries and will entertain and inform all language-lovers.

Myths and Tales of the Southeastern Indians


Author: John Reed Swanton

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806127842

Category: Social Science

Page: 275

View: 3195

First published in 1929, John R. Swanton’s Myths and Tales of the Southeastern Indians is a classic of American Indian folklore. During the years 1908-1914 Swanton gathered the myths and legends of the descendants of Muckhogean-speaking peoples living in Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma, and in this volume he preserved more than three hundred tales of the Creek, Hitchiti, Alabama, Koasati, and Natchez Indians. Myths and Tales of the Southeastern Indians stands as the largest collection of Muskhogean oral traditions ever published. Included are stores on the origin of corn and tobacco, the deeds of ancient native heroes, visits to the world of the dead, and encounters between people and animals or supernatural beings in animal form. Animal tales abound, especially those on the southeastern trickster Rabbit.


Processing, Structure, and Interpretation


Author: Cristina Cacciari,Patrizia Tabossi

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317782623

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

View: 7043

"The book draws on a lot of research, is friendly to the reader, and will be of good value to teachers." Paul Nation, Victoria University of Wellington, Australia This comprehensive, up-to-date, and accessible text on idiom use, learning, and teaching approaches the topic with a balance of sound theory and extensive research in cognitive linguistics, psycholinguistics, corpus linguistics, and sociolinguistics combined with informed teaching practices. Idioms is organized in three parts: Part I includes discussion of idiom definition, classification, usage patterns, and functions. Part II investigates the process involved in the comprehension of idioms and the factors that influence individuals’ understanding and use of idioms in both L1 and L2. Part III explores idiom acquisition and the teaching and learning of idioms, focusing especially on the strategies and techniques used to help students learn idioms. To assist the reader in grasping the key issues, study questions are provided at the end of each chapter. The text also includes a glossary of special terms and an annotated list of selective idiom reference books and student textbooks. Idioms is designed to serve either as a textbook for ESL/applied linguistics teacher education courses or as a reference book. No matter how the book is used, it will equip an ESL/applied linguistics students and professionals with a solid understanding of various issues related to idioms and the learning of them.

Alone with the Hairy Ainu

Or, 3800 Miles on a Pack Saddle in Yezo and a Cruise to the Kurile Islands


Author: A. H. S. Landor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108049419

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 5637

A vivid account from 1893 of A. H. Savage Landor's adventures among the indigenous Ainu people of Northern Japan.

Pushing the Pull Door Or Stop the Carnival


Author: G. Dayhoff Addley

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 0759626065

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 2841

Poetry is a language all its own. Told in tales of rhythmic flow, it can draw you out of your present circumstance and into a period of joy or thoughtful provocation, and perhaps even soothe your soul. It can encourage you and enlighten you. Find all of that and more within these pages. In this book of poetry are truths of longing and pressing beyond the chaos that life can present and finding peace right where you are.

Researching Mathematics Education in South Africa

Perspectives, Practices and Possibilities


Author: Renuka Vithal,Jill Adler,Christine Keitel

Publisher: HSRC Press

ISBN: 9780796920478

Category: Education

Page: 360

View: 7521

Reflecting on the theoretical and ideological work that has contributed to the growth of mathematics education research in South Africa, this study provides a historical analysis of forces that have changed and shaped mathematics curricula over the years. The themes researched and explored include radical pedagogy, progressive classroom practices, ethnomathematics, and South African mathematics education research within both its local and international contexts.

Young Sherlock Holmes: Bedlam (Short Reads)


Author: Andrew Lane

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447212878

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 34

View: 1540

Sherlock has been incarcerated in the Bethlehem Hospital – Bedlam - where Victorian London’s most unfortunate citizens are locked away in squalor, cruelty and hopelessness. Sherlock tells them he’s not mad – but who’d believe a lunatic? There’s only one option: he has to escape – and then use all his rational powers to work out who put him there in the first place . . .