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9781614517313 | Walter De Gruyter Inc, September 15, 2018, cover price $94.95

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The author, a voice coach, explains techniques one can use to develop a more powerful speaking or singing voice, and includes breathing exercises and practice routines.

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9780316311267 | Revised edition (Little Brown & Co, December 27, 2016), cover price $28.00

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9780316441582 | Pap/com re edition (Little Brown & Co, August 15, 2003), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: The author, a voice coach, explains techniques one can use to develop a more powerful speaking or singing voice, and includes breathing exercises and practice routines.

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9780316092944 | Little Brown & Co, November 29, 2009, cover price $9.99

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By Hui Wu (trans)

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9780809335268 | Tra cri edition (Southern Illinois Univ Pr, August 31, 2016), cover price $40.00

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9781501510601 | Walter De Gruyter Inc, October 15, 2016, cover price $79.95

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By Jeffrey Walker (contributor)

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9780809335107 | Southern Illinois Univ Pr, October 4, 2016, cover price $40.00

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This third edition of The Art of Communication (previously titled Creating Communication) is a brief and practical introduction to speech communication. Emphasizing face-to-face communication, yet also addressing the role of technology and its influence on daily communication, Fujishin helps you develop greater understanding of how important communication skills are in your personal and professional life—and will inspire you to use these skills in ways that enlarge and improve the lives of others as well as your own.Fujishin employs a distinctively encouraging and conversational approach as he explains the basic communication skills necessary to improve in numerous contexts—including public speaking, small group, interpersonal, intercultural, leadership, interviewing, and technology-based communication. The result is an easy-to-read book that provides the tools to implement powerful changes in the ways you interact with others.

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9781442266223 | 3 edition (Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, September 16, 2016), cover price $80.00

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9781442266230 | 3 reprint edition (Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, September 16, 2016), cover price $38.00 | About this edition: This third edition of The Art of Communication (previously titled Creating Communication) is a brief and practical introduction to speech communication.

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This combination book and audio instructional program is designed to diminish the accents of men and women who speak English as their second language. It will help them speak standard American English with clarity, confidence, and accuracy. Specific exercises concentrate on vowel sounds, problematic consonants such as V, W, B, TH, and the American R, employ correct syllable stress, link words for smoother speech flow, use common word contractions such as won't instead of will not, and more. Additional topics that often confuse ESL students are also discussed and explained. They include distinguishing between casual and formal speech, homophones (for instance, they're and there), recognizing words with silent letters (comb, receipt, and others), and avoiding embarrassing pronunciation mistakes, such as mixing up party and potty. Students are familiarized with many irregular English spelling rules and exceptions, and are shown how such irregularities can contribute to pronunciation errors. A native language guide references problematic accent issues of 13 different language backgrounds. Correct lip and tongue positions for all sounds are discussed in detail. Enclosed with the book are four compact discs that use male and female voices to coach correct American-style pronunciation.

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9781438008103 | 2 edition (Barrons Educational Series Inc, September 1, 2016), cover price $24.99
9780764195822 | Pap/com edition (Barrons Educational Series Inc, April 1, 2009), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: This combination book and audio instructional program is designed to diminish the accents of men and women who speak English as their second language.

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Product Description: Tongue twisters are usually a set of words arranged in a particular way so as to make the movement of tongue, jaws and lips, making it difficult to read. Very often tongue twisters might end up in mispronunciations, confusions and mistakes by the speaker which will make the listeners giggle...read more

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9781532850806 | Createspace Independent Pub, April 22, 2016, cover price $5.69 | About this edition: Tongue twisters are usually a set of words arranged in a particular way so as to make the movement of tongue, jaws and lips, making it difficult to read.

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By Ken Hyland (editor)

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9781472589903 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, July 28, 2016, cover price $128.00

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9781472589897 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, July 28, 2016, cover price $39.95

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By Ute Winter (editor)

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9781501510847 | Walter De Gruyter Inc, April 25, 2016, cover price $84.00

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Product Description: How have figures of speech configured new concepts of time, space, and mind throughout history? Brian J. McVeigh answers this question in A Psychohistory of Metaphors: Envisioning Time, Space, and Self through the Centuries by exploring “meta-framing:” our ever-increasing capability to “step back” from the environment, search out its familiar features to explain the unfamiliar, and generate “as if” forms of knowledge and metaphors of location and vision...read more

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9781498520287 | Lexington Books, April 4, 2016, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: How have figures of speech configured new concepts of time, space, and mind throughout history?

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Product Description: Although the study of phonetics numbers more disciples in England than Dr Sweet seems to think he stands so indisputably above all other phonetists in this country that it would be almost presumptuous to comment on the great learning and accurate observation which have been lavished upon this book Still as Dr Sweet has definitely stated the object of his work we are bound to ask ourselves how far his intentions have been fulfilled This book is intended to supply the double want of a new edition of my Handbook of Phonetics and of a concise introduction to phonetics with especial reference to English Such are the words with which Dr Sweet begins his preface We should rather have called it an attempt to construct a practical phonetic alphabet with examples of its application to English c For this purpose Dr Sweet takes Bell s system as the groundwork and hence forms a number of more or less conventionalized symbols to which are added diacritics quant suff Six pages are devoted to Introduction which combines hints to beginners with a justification of the spelling reformers then follow 34 pages of Analysis in which the symbols are assigned to their respective sounds and thirteen sets of diacritics given by which they may be modified The next 30 pages are taken up with Synthesis in which the elaborate and difficult subject of glides is treated and seven fresh sets of diacritics are introduced Then 40 pages give the special sound systems of English French German Latin and Greek with illustrative passages and the book ends with a table of symbols On comparing this volume with the Handbook of Phonetics a great improvement must be recognized the notation which was there employed was unsatisfactory and many serious if not very obvious mistakes were admitted Most of the latter have disappeared and the new notation avoids many disadvantages of the old At the same time much has been sacrificed for the diminution in space whi...read more

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9781110370542 | Bibliolife, May 15, 2009, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: This is a pre 1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process Though we have made best efforts the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide

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9781530823987 | Createspace Independent Pub, March 30, 2016, cover price $7.99 | About this edition: Although the study of phonetics numbers more disciples in England than Dr Sweet seems to think he stands so indisputably above all other phonetists in this country that it would be almost presumptuous to comment on the great learning and accurate observation which have been lavished upon this book Still as Dr Sweet has definitely stated the object of his work we are bound to ask ourselves how far his intentions have been fulfilled This book is intended to supply the double want of a new edition of my Handbook of Phonetics and of a concise introduction to phonetics with especial reference to English Such are the words with which Dr Sweet begins his preface We should rather have called it an attempt to construct a practical phonetic alphabet with examples of its application to English c For this purpose Dr Sweet takes Bell s system as the groundwork and hence forms a number of more or less conventionalized symbols to which are added diacritics quant suff Six pages are devoted to Introduction which combines hints to beginners with a justification of the spelling reformers then follow 34 pages of Analysis in which the symbols are assigned to their respective sounds and thirteen sets of diacritics given by which they may be modified The next 30 pages are taken up with Synthesis in which the elaborate and difficult subject of glides is treated and seven fresh sets of diacritics are introduced Then 40 pages give the special sound systems of English French German Latin and Greek with illustrative passages and the book ends with a table of symbols On comparing this volume with the Handbook of Phonetics a great improvement must be recognized the notation which was there employed was unsatisfactory and many serious if not very obvious mistakes were admitted Most of the latter have disappeared and the new notation avoids many disadvantages of the old At the same time much has been sacrificed for the diminution in space whic
9781110370504 | Bibliolife, May 15, 2009, cover price $19.75 | About this edition: This is a pre 1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process Though we have made best efforts the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide

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Product Description: We heartily recommend this scholarly little book to the notice of everyone who takes an intelligent interest in the English language and who wants a clear and systematic account of our language as it is spoken at the present day The book before us small as it is is well worthy of attention as it is a first attempt to bring before the intellectual consciousness of Englishmen the phonetic character of the language they are speaking and hearing every day of their lives In this respect it may be said to be an epoch making book There are scores of Spelling Books Accidences Grammars and other Philological Works treating of the English language as it exists on the written page but this is the very first book which attempts to give the plain ordinarily educated Englishman without unnecessary technical detail an absolutely faithful picture a phonetic photograph of our language as it is now spoken by educated people In 1886 the Clarendon Press published Mr Sweet s Elementarbuch des gesprochenen Englisch a work intended mainly as its title implied for the instruction of the German student And now at last we may welcome an English Primer on the same subject so that we may really hope soon to know almost as much about the language we speak as any average German doctor of philosophy The Elementarbuch has met with well deserved success in Germany and we have reason for believing that in that country it is universally held to be an unimpeachable authority on the subject it deals with We have no doubt that in time the Primer will meet with like success in England Before long it will be admitted by scholars that we have here a scientifically satisfactory analysis of the sounds of every day English Still we must confess that we should not be surprised to find that to many this book will be at first a rock of offence that to many the facts recorded will come at the first blush as a strange and painful and most unwelcome revelation Many will fiercely ...read more

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9780554681764 | Bibliobazaar, August 30, 2008, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: Format Hardcover Subject History Historical Geography

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9781530805006 | Createspace Independent Pub, March 29, 2016, cover price $6.99 | About this edition: We heartily recommend this scholarly little book to the notice of everyone who takes an intelligent interest in the English language and who wants a clear and systematic account of our language as it is spoken at the present day The book before us small as it is is well worthy of attention as it is a first attempt to bring before the intellectual consciousness of Englishmen the phonetic character of the language they are speaking and hearing every day of their lives In this respect it may be said to be an epoch making book There are scores of Spelling Books Accidences Grammars and other Philological Works treating of the English language as it exists on the written page but this is the very first book which attempts to give the plain ordinarily educated Englishman without unnecessary technical detail an absolutely faithful picture a phonetic photograph of our language as it is now spoken by educated people In 1886 the Clarendon Press published Mr Sweet s Elementarbuch des gesprochenen Englisch a work intended mainly as its title implied for the instruction of the German student And now at last we may welcome an English Primer on the same subject so that we may really hope soon to know almost as much about the language we speak as any average German doctor of philosophy The Elementarbuch has met with well deserved success in Germany and we have reason for believing that in that country it is universally held to be an unimpeachable authority on the subject it deals with We have no doubt that in time the Primer will meet with like success in England Before long it will be admitted by scholars that we have here a scientifically satisfactory analysis of the sounds of every day English Still we must confess that we should not be surprised to find that to many this book will be at first a rock of offence that to many the facts recorded will come at the first blush as a strange and painful and most unwelcome revelation Many will fiercely d
9780554681740 | Bibliobazaar, August 30, 2008, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality.

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Product Description: If you are an absolute beginner or simply looking for a solid foundation to your language studies for school, work or travel, this engaging course will help get you on your way to speaking, writing, reading and understanding Indonesian in no time...read more

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9781444175028, titled "Get started in Indonesian: A Teach Yourself Program" | Pap/com edition (Teach Yourself, March 22, 2016), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: If you are an absolute beginner or simply looking for a solid foundation to your language studies for school, work or travel, this engaging course will help get you on your way to speaking, writing, reading and understanding Indonesian in no time.

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An excerpt from the beginning of the first chapter: ELEMENTARY SOUNDS. THE processes of speech are mechanical, but they are intimately associated with mental operations. Sometimes the mechanical processes are mismanaged, and sometimes the intellectual associations are-imperfect. In the latter case, expression is tardy or inexact; in the former, utterance is interrupted or vitiated. The two kinds of defect may be combined, or either may exist separately. Stammering, stuttering, etc. are, for the most part, mechanical defects; drawling, hemming, and—uh — uh—hesitation are, in great measure, faults of the intellect. The observations in this work will have reference to failures in the mechanical execution of speech. The fact that "everybody speaks," and yet not one person in a thousand knows how he speaks; and that children talk the language of their nurses — be it English, French, German, Italian, Indian, Patois, or whatever else —proves that language is normally acquired by imitation. A child imitates with more or less accuracy the general effect of the sounds it hears; but, in doing so, makes many substitutions of easier for more difficult actions of the organs of speech. The lips and the forepart of the tongue are the first of the articulating organs to be brought into use; and "turn," "tat" and "tate" in most cases satisfy the child's apprehension of the words "come," "cat" and "cake." The action of the back of the tongue is often not acquired for years. Infantile defects arc unwisely encouraged by parents, who—with the requisite knowledge—might enable their children to pronounce correctly as soon as they begin to prattle at all. There can be no doubt that the most serious blemishes and impediments arise from parental neglect—or rather ignorance—in this respect. When a child says "turn" for "come," and "tin" for "king," the correct articulation will be induced almost at the first trial by the simple expedient of holding down the forepart of the tongue with the finger. The effort to imitate the general effect will then force the back of the tongue into action; and in a few days at most, the child will, without any assistance, form k, g and ng where before it could only utter t, d and n. The "shut" consonants (p, t, k, b, d,g) are the most easily acquired, and children consequently pronounce p instead of the more difficult f, and t instead of th. A few minutes devoted to amusing exercise will conquer this difficulty. Thus: tell the child to bite his lower lip, and blow, and he will form a tolerable f at once; or to bite his tongue, and blow, and a passable th will be the result. The sounds of s and sh are often for a long time confounded; also those of s and th. The sound of s will be obtained from th by drawing back—or, if assistance is needed, by pushing back—the tip of the tongue till it is free from the teeth. The teeth require to be very close for s, but there will be room to insert the edge of a paper-cutter to play the tongue into position. The sound of sh will be obtained from s by drawing—or pushing—back the body of the tongue till it is free from the gum. The sibilation of sh is formed between the middle of the tongue and the palate, modified by a degree of elevation of the point of the tongue also: that of s is formed between the point of the tongue and the upper gum, modified by a degree of convexity of the middle of the tongue: and that of th is formed between the tip of the tongue and the upper teeth, with the edges of the tongue flattened against the side teeth to obstruct the breath at all points but the tip....

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9781530633814 | Createspace Independent Pub, March 19, 2016, cover price $21.90
9781502925213 | Tch edition (Createspace Independent Pub, October 21, 2014), cover price $6.99 | About this edition: An excerpt from the beginning of the first chapter: ELEMENTARY SOUNDS.
9781444640465 | Lightning Source Inc, May 30, 2009, cover price $26.45

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9781465296542 | 3 lslf edition (Kendall Hunt Pub Co, March 7, 2016), cover price $106.25 | About this edition: NOTE: Units are ACCESS CODE ONLY

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This volume represents the culmination of an extensive research project that studied the development of linguistic form/function relations in narrative discourse. It is unique in the extent of data which it analyzes--more than 250 texts from children and adults speaking five different languages--and in its crosslinguistic, typological focus. It is the first book to address the issue of how the structural properties and rhetorical preferences of different native languages--English, German, Spanish, Hebrew, and Turkish--impinge on narrative abilities across different phases of development. The work of Berman and Slobin and their colleagues provides insight into the interplay between shared, possibly universal, patterns in the developing ability to create well-constructed, globally organized narratives among preschoolers from three years of age compared with school children and adults, contrasted against the impact of typological and rhetorical features of particular native languages on how speakers express these abilities in the process of "relating events in narrative." This volume also makes a special contribution to the field of language acquisition and development by providing detailed analyses of how linguistic forms come to be used in the service of narrative functions, such as the expression of temporal relations of simultaneity and retrospection, perspective-taking on events, and textual connectivity. To present this information, the authors prepared in-depth analyses of a wide range of linguistic systems, including tense-aspect marking, passive and middle voice, locative and directional predications, connectivity markers, null subjects, and relative clause constructions. In contrast to most work in the field of language acquisition, this book focuses on developments in the use of these early forms in extended discourse--beyond the initial phase of early language development. The book offers a pioneering approach to the interactions between form and function in the development and use of language, from a typological linguistic perspective. The study is based on a large crosslinguistic corpus of narratives, elicited from preschool, school-age, and adult subjects. All of the narratives were elicited by the same picture storybook,Frog, Where Are You?, by Mercer Mayer. (An appendix lists related studies using the same storybook in 50 languages.) The findings illuminate both universal and language-specific patterns of development, providing new insights into questions of language and thought.
By Dan Isaac Slobin (editor)

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9780805814354 | Psychology Pr, April 1, 1994, cover price $275.00 | About this edition: This volume represents the culmination of an extensive research project that studied the development of linguistic form/function relations in narrative discourse.

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9781138984912 | Psychology Pr, February 29, 2016, cover price $47.95 | also contains Relating Events in Narrative: A Crosslinguistic Developmental Study, Relating Events in Narrative: A Crosslinguistic Developmental Study

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Product Description: Bestseller Swear Word Coloring Book. Get your copy right now! Swearing Word Adult Coloring Book Stress Relief Coloring Book Flowers 30 Swearing Word Design 62 pages Measures 8"X10" Full Matte Color Exterior B&W Interior Swearing Word : shit Damn Fuck Bitch Piss Dick Crap Darn Cock Pussy Asshole Fagrag Bastard Slut Douche Bloody Cunt Bugger Bollocks Shitballs Whore Bullohit Now Fuck Off Biteme Meh You Suck It Up Butter Cup Moron Berk Bonus : The book includes also the download of a PDF file for COMPILATION 1, which is a printable book containing a various selection of coloring pages taken from the Day of the Dead and Sugar Skull Coloring Book for adults Download Bonus Now!! http://www...read more

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9781530182350 | Clr csm edition (Createspace Independent Pub, February 22, 2016), cover price $5.99 | About this edition: Bestseller Swear Word Coloring Book.

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