* Master essential grammar * Boost your vocabulary * Improve your TOEFL score! * Collins Vocabulary and Grammar for the TOEFL Test is designed to help students master the vocabulary and grammar that they require to get a high score in the TOEFL test. This book also exposes students to the task types..
An activity book to accompany Collins First English Words, winner of the Best Entry for Young Learners prize at HRH The Duke of Edinburgh English Language Book Awards 2012. Encourage a love for learning English and capture the imagination of children. Through fun and engaging activities, young learn..
Robert McKee's screenwriting workshops have earned him an international reputation for inspiring novices, refining works in progress and putting major screenwriting careers back on track. Quincy Jones, Diane Keaton, Gloria Steinem, Julia Roberts, John Cleese and David Bowie are just a few of his cel..
There are approximately six thousand languages on Earth today, each a descendant of the tongue first spoken by Homo sapiens some 150,000 years ago. While laying out how languages mix and mutate over time, linguistics professor John McWhorter reminds us of the variety within the species that speaks t..
On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. Whether you want to write..
In this classic, the world's expert on language and mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language: how it works, how children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, and how it evolved. With deft use of examples of humor and wordplay, Steven Pinker weaves our..
With humour and clarity this book lays out the mistakes writers make again and again - making their protagonists into cooler versions of themselves, describing a character eating breakfast for 15 pages - so that the reader can recognise and avoid them...
Some appreciate fine art; others appreciate fine wines. Stanley Fish appreciates fine sentences. The New York Times columnist and world-class professor has long been an aficionado of language. Like a seasoned sportscaster, Fish marvels at the adeptness of finely crafted sentences and breaks them dow..
Both autobiography and primer, Escaping into the Open is an inspiring, practical handbook on the joys and challenges of the writing life. Renowned author and writing instructor Elizabeth Berg interweaves the story of her own journey from working mother to bestselling novelist with encouraging advice..
The Riddle of the Labyrinth is the true story of the quest to solve one of the most mesmerizing linguistic riddles in history and of the three brilliant, obsessed, and ultimately doomed investigators whose combined work would eventually crack the code. An award-winning journalist trained as a lingui..
As all lovers of language know, words are the source of our very understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Often, however, our use of language is so automatic that we neglect to consider where those words came from and what they assume. What are the implications, beyond the simple diction..
Completely updated and revised, this easy to use abridged version of the American Sign Language: A Comprehensive Dictionary has more than 500 new signs and 1,500 new illustrations. It contains more than 5,000 of the most widely used words, phrases, and idioms, accompanied by 8,000 easy-to-follow ill..
Open up a whole new world of communication through ASL You can easily learn ASL with help from "The American Sign Language Phrase Book." With more than 500 phrases, this is "the" reference guide to everyday expressions in American Sign Language, providing a quick way for you to converse with deaf pe..
OPEN, BALANCED DIALOGUE--THE KEY TO PEAK TEAM PERFORMANCE In a world of rapid-fire change, it's more important than ever to build teams that work well when the pressure is on--and quality communication can mean the difference between success and failure. "Conversational Capacity" provides the commun..
"Interpersonal Conflict" explains the key dynamics of personal conflicts that we all face. Written for courses such as Communication and Conflict, Interpersonal Conflict, Conflict Management, Conflict and Negotiation, and Conflict in Personal Relationships, this textbook examines the central princip..
Web site design and development continues to become more sophisticated. An important part of this maturity originates with well-laid-out and well-written content. Ginny Redish is a world-renowned expert on information design and how to produce clear writing in plain language for the web. All of the ..
ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferabl..
An "exaltation of larks"? Yes And a "leap of leopards," a "parliament of owls," an "ostentation of peacocks," a "smack of jellyfish," and a "murder of crows" For those who have ever wondered if the familiar "pride of lions" and "gaggle of geese" were only the tip of a linguistic iceberg, James Lip..
In AD 68, Nero's suicide marked the end of the first dynasty of imperial Rome. The following year was one of drama and danger, with four emperors?Galba, Otho, Vitellius, and Vespasian? emerging in succession. Based on authoritative sources, "The Histories" vividly recounts the details of the ?long b..
The only style manual to ever appear on a bestseller list now refreshed by one of our most beloved illustrators Every English writer knows Strunk and White's "The Elements of Style." The book's mantra, make every word tell, is still on point. This much-loved classic, now in its fourth edition, will..
This "New York Times" bestseller is an exciting and fearless investigation of language Bestselling author Steven Pinker possesses that rare combination of scientific aptitude and verbal eloquence that enables him to provide lucid explanations of deep and powerful ideas. His previous books?including..