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Schaum's Outline of French Grammar

Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time?Fortunately, there's Schaum's. "This all-in-one-package includes more than 550 exercises with answers to sharpen your French grammar skills. Plus, you will have access to 90 minutes of downloadable audio files for additional practice--it's just like having your own virtual tutor! You'll find everything you need to build confidence, skills, and knowledge for the highest score possible. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. Helpful tables and illustrations increase your understanding of the subject at hand.This Schaum's Outline gives you
  • 578 practice exercises
  • Easy-to-follow review of French grammar
  • Support for all the major textbooks for French courses
  • Free audio download for additional comprehension practice
Fully compatible with your classroom text, Schaum's highlights all the important facts you need to know. Use Schaum's to shorten your study time--and get your best test scores!
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education | Publication date: 08/23/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 408 pages

Painless Grammar, 4th edition (Painless Series)

Students who cower in terror when confronted by grammar can stop worrying—because Painless Grammar replaces the fear with fun! They'll learn correct ways to construct sentences by applying rules of grammar to funny statements, see how to apply their new-found knowledge of grammar for fun school activities, such as editing the school paper, track their progress with challenging games, and more. Titles in Barron’s extensive Painless Series cover a wide range of subjects, as they are taught at middle school and high school levels.
Published by: Barron's Educational Series | Publication date: 04/01/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 296 pages

Colloquial Yoruba: The Complete Course for Beginners (Colloquial Series)

Colloquial Yoruba: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Yoruba as it is written and spoken today. Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Yoruba in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Colloquial Yoruba is exceptional; each unit presents a wealth of grammatical points that are reinforced with a wide range of exercises for regular practice. A full answer key, a grammar summary, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues can be found at the back as well as useful vocabulary lists throughout. Key features include:
  • A clear, user-friendly format designed to help learners progressively build up their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
  • Jargon-free, succinct and clearly structured explanations of grammar
  • An extensive range of focused and dynamic supportive exercises
  • Realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of narrative situations
  • Helpful cultural points explaining the customs and features of life in Nigeria
  • An overview of the sounds of Yoruba
Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Yoruba is an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Yoruba. Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.
Published by: Routledge | Publication date: 08/27/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 312 pages

Grammar Upside Down

Instead of beginning with rules, definitions, and terminology, Grammar Upside Down begins each concept with concrete examples, leading readers to see word patterns and relationships, then providing terminology and explanation. This concrete-to-abstract approach is much more effective than the usual grammar book approach because we better understand and remember what we figure out for ourselves. Furthermore, the analytical process of figuring out the patterns is the same process we use when applying the patterns in our writing. Grammar Upside Down from the basic functions of words through sentence structures, punctuation, and usage. Then we look at ways to be clearer and more concise, and finally we show how to add emphasis and style to your writing.
Author: Terry Phelps
Publication date: 09/25/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 312 pages

The King's English: A Guide to Modern Usage

A Parthian shot from one of the most important figures in post-war British fiction, The King's English is the late Kingsley Amis's last word on the state of the language. More frolicsome than Fowler's Modern Usage, lighter than the Oxford English Dictionary, and brimming with the strong opinions and razor-sharp wit that made Amis so popular--and so controversial--The King's English is a must for fans and language purists.
Published by: St. Martin's Press | Publication date: 06/17/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 287 pages

Say What? Second Edition: The Fiction Writer's Handy Guide to Grammar, Punctuation, and Word Usage

Finally! A grammar guide specifically designed for fiction writers! Introducing the second edition, with more than fifty new entries!WRITING CORRECTLY DOESN’T HAVE TO BE HARD OR TEDIOUSGreat writers write well. Grammatical errors mark a manuscript as unprofessional and the author as sloppy or an amateur. But you don’t have to memorize the myriad of grammar, punctuation, and usage rules to have a well-written book. If you’re a novelist or write creative nonfiction, this handy guide is essential—giving you the most common and applicable rules and tips to make your book shine—minus the pain!Inside you’ll find
  • Short, concise, and often humorous explanations of important grammar, punctuation, and word usage rules as featured on the award-winning blog Live Write Thrive.
  • Bonus fiction-writing tips to help you tighten your prose and say what you mean in fewer, more appropriate words.
  • Easy-to-navigate sections and a comprehensive index so you can find the answer to your grammar question right away.
Whether you’re a novice or experienced writer, you’ll benefit from these clear and helpful explanations of grammar and usage based on The Chicago Manual of Style—the US book publishing industry’s authoritative reference guide. You no longer need to search the web or thumb through a stack of grammar books to find simple answers to your grammar questions. With Say What? at your fingertips, you’ll spend less time fretting over grammar and more time writing. And you’ll become a better writer in the process!Here's what writing instructors say about this handy grammar book:“Good, concise and easily accessible reference books on grammar and usage is hard to find. I mean, are hard to find. This is one of them.” —James Scott Bell, bestselling novelist, writing coach, and author of Revision and Self-Editing for Publication"This handy, user-friendly reference book, presented with style and humor, is a must for any writer serious about honing their craft and garnering respect for their works. An essential resource, the e-book will save you time with all its quick links to the short, snappy topics, and the print version is small enough to stay within reach beside your computer, so I highly recommend getting both. Respected editor and writer Susanne Lakin succeeds in making a dry topic interesting and meaningful! And using this book will also help you reduce your editing costs.”—Jodie Renner, editor and author of Style That Sizzles“As a self-professed grammar nerd, let me just say this: The world needs more grammar nerds. Editor Lakin is doing her part to make this happen with her pithy, fun, and supremely useful guide to the everyday writing mistakes most of us don't even realize we're making. Her book is conversational and approachable enough to make for enjoyable reading. But its true value is in its ‘lookupability.’ This is the perfect guide to keep on your desk, next to your computer, for those moments when you're just not sure which word is right.”—K. M. Weiland, author of Structuring Your Novel and Outlining Your Novel
Author: C. S. Lakin
Published by: Ubiquitous Press | Publication date: 08/25/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 288 pages

Intermediate Tagalog: Learn to Speak Fluent Tagalog (Filipino), the National Language of the Philippines (Downloadable material included)

At last, a way to improve your Tagalog! Written by Joi Barrios as the continuation of her best-selling Tagalog for Beginners book, Intermediate Tagalog is the first intermediate-level book designed specifically for people who already speak or understand some basic Tagalog and now wish to achieve greater fluency in speaking, reading and writing standard Filipino—the national language of the Philippines. The carefully-constructed lessons in this book point out common grammatical errors that English speakers make when speaking Tagalog, and present "real-life" conversations demonstrating how the language is spoken in Manila today. Extensive cultural notes are provided, along with exercises and activities that introduce the use of the Tagalog language in a wide range of everyday situations. The 20 lessons give you all the basic skills needed to speak Tagalog fluently: paglalarawan (the ability to describe people, places and feelings); pagsasalaysay (the ability to tell a story—whether a news story, a folktale, or an anecdote); paglalahad (how to explain something—for example, a custom or tradition, or how to cook a dish); and pangangatuwiran (reasoning and abstract thinking). Each lesson is carefully structured in six key parts:
  • A "real-life" dialogue providing valuable conversational skills.
  • A vocabulary list to expand your familiarity with common, everyday Tagalog words and expressions.
  • A grammar review section (for example, on the correct uses of affixes in various sentence constructions).
  • Insightful cultural notes presenting aspects of the Philippines that may seem "odd" to outsiders, to explain how Filipino culture shapes the way people speak.
  • A reading passage from a story or newspaper article, with comprehension questions.
  • A writing exercise designed to teach a specific writing skill.
Using Intermediate Tagalog, you'll be able to talk about yourself, your family and your daily experiences using grammatically correct sentences and a native-speaker level vocabulary.
Author: Joi Barrios
Published by: Tuttle Publishing | Publication date: 04/14/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 424 pages

The Spanish Subjunctive: The Only Guide You will EVER need

A lot has already been written on the subjunctive. Take any grammar book and you will find an amazing wealth of information, pages and pages filled with thousands of very detailed technical jargon that requires almost a linguistic degree for the learner to start to make sense of what the author meant to say. In addition, most of those materials have such lengthy explanations that you would expect at least an amazing amount of examples to see how the subjunctive works in practical situations. However, for the most part that is wishful thinking. Most grammar books present hundreds of phrases that trigger the subjunctive yet, most of the examples use only a couple of phrases and leave out the remaining 95%. I guess the authors assume that, by virtue of their superb explanations, learners will immediately know how to use them no matter what phrase you throw at them. Unfortunately, that never happens.Despite the huge amount of information, most intermediate to advanced Spanish learners feel at a loss when it comes to using the subjunctive. And mind you, we are not talking about lazy students. In most cases we are talking about very hard-working individuals trying to study very hard each of the rules from their book. Yet, everything seems to be so mysterious and esoteric that they feel totally helpless when it comes to the subjunctive. I have met lots of very advanced students who have gone to such lengths as to develop some techniques of their own to avoid using the subjunctive. However, when it comes to the subjunctive, you can run, but you cannot hide_ or at least for long.A lot has been written, yes. And most of it is very technical and difficult to understand for most learners. Even worse, in most materials on the subjunctive there are just a bunch of examples and not enough practice_ let alone real life applications. And because of all of the above, most Spanish learners can’t use the subjunctive. Period. That is why in this book I am going to do exactly the opposite of whatever has been done so far. I am going to keep explanations very brief and to the point. I am not going to use fancy grammar names or concepts if I could avoid them. I truly believe even complex topic could be explained easily if we break them down into manageable parts. That is what I am going to do with the Subjunctive. Yes, it is a HUGE topic. Yet, I am going to break it down into very small parts which I will try to explain well enough for everyone to understand it AND… after we learn each concept I will give you lots and lots of practice before moving on to the next one. After learning a few key ideas and practicing them in isolation, I will give you lots of consolidation exercises to make absolutely sure you can see these concepts in action when they are combined. This will be a constant throughout the book. Even better, at the end of the book, once you know all there is to know about the Subjunctive, I will show you how it works by analyzing it in a play written for native Spanish speakers.If you are tired of struggling to understand how The Spanish Subjunctive works, then this book is for you. Additionally, the whole book will be available on video soon (optional - not included in the purchase price here)
Published by: Julio Foppoli | Publication date: 09/16/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 390 pages

Learning Mandarin Chinese Characters Volume 1: The Quick and Easy Way to Learn Chinese Characters! (HSK Level 1 & AP Exam Prep)

Reinforce your written Chinese with this practice book for the best-selling Tuttle Learning Chinese Characters. Learning Mandarin Chinese Characters helps students quickly learn the essential Chinese characters that are fundamental to the language. This character workbook presents 178 Chinese characters and over 534 standard words using these characters. It is intended for self-study and classroom use and includes the characters and words students need to know if they plan to take the official Chinese government HSK Level 1 Exam or the Advanced Placement (AP) Chinese Language and Culture Exam. Each character is presented plainly and transparently. A step-by-step diagram shows how to write the character, and boxes are provided for freehand writing practice. The meaning and pronunciation are given along with the critical vocabulary compounds and an example sentence. Review exercises reinforce the learning process, and an index at the back allows you to look up the characters according to their English meanings or romanized Hanyu Pinyin pronunciation. Key features of this Chinese workbook include:
  • Designed for HSK Level 1 and AP exam prep
  • Learn the 178 most essential Chinese characters
  • Example sentences and over 534 vocabulary items
  • Step-by-step writing diagrams and practice boxes
Author: Yi Ren
Published by: Tuttle Publishing | Publication date: 02/28/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 128 pages

The Oxford Handbook of Evidentiality (Oxford Handbooks)

This volume offers a thorough, systematic, and crosslinguistic account of evidentiality, the linguistic encoding of the source of information on which a statement is based. In some languages, the speaker always has to specify this source - for example whether they saw the event, heard it, inferred it based on visual evidence or common sense, or was told about it by someone else. While not all languages have obligatory marking of this type, every language has ways ofreferring to information source and associated epistemological meanings. The continuum of epistemological expressions covers a range of devices from the lexical means in familiar European languages and in many languages of Aboriginal Australia to the highly grammaticalized systems in Amazonia orNorth America. In this handbook, experts from a variety of fields explore topics such as the relationship between evidentials and epistemic modality, contact-induced changes in evidential systems, the acquisition of evidentials, and formal semantic theories of evidentiality. The book also contains detailed case studies of evidentiality in language families across the world, including Algonquian, Korean, Nakh-Dagestanian, Nambikwara, Turkic, Uralic, and Uto-Aztecan.
Published by: OUP Oxford | Publication date: 01/18/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 720 pages
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