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            How to Read Nonfiction Like a Professor: A Smart, Irreverent Guide to Biography, History, Journalism, Blogs, and Everything in Between
             

            How to Read Nonfiction Like a Professor: A Smart, Irreverent Guide to Biography, History, Journalism, Blogs, and Everything in Between (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Foster, Thomas C.

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              2 Sep 20

            The New York Times bestselling author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor uses the same skills to teach how to access accurate information in a rapidly changing 24/7 news cycle and become better readers, thinkers, and consumers of media. We live in an information age, but ...it is increasingly difficult to know which information to trust. Fake news is rampant in mass media, stoked by foreign powers wishing to disrupt a democratic society. We need to be more perceptive, more critical, and more judicious readers. The future of our republic may depend on it. How to Read Nonfiction Like a Professor is more careful, more attentive, more aware reading. On bookstore shelves, one book looks as authoritative as the next. Online, posts and memes don't announce their relative veracity. It is up to readers to establish how accurate, how thorough, how fair material may be. After laying out general principles of reading nonfiction, How to Read Nonfiction Like a Professor offers advice for specific reading strategies in various genres from histories and biographies to science and technology to social media. Throughout, the emphasis will be on understanding writers' biases, interrogating claims, analyzing arguments, remaining wary of broad assertions and easy answers, and thinking critically about the written and spoken materials readers encounter. We can become better citizens through better reading, and the time for that is now.
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            ISBN 9780062895813
            Released AU 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            More Wordcrime: Solving Crime With Linguistics

            More Wordcrime: Solving Crime With Linguistics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Olsson, John

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            Murders, cover-ups, infidelities, financial and political skullduggery: John Olsson has seen it all in his decades as one of the world's top forensic linguists. Working on cases that range from accusations of genocide to domestic disputes gone bad, Olsson turns the same tools to ...the task - the power, depth and precision of forensic linguistics. Grammatical curiosities, lexical quirks, typographic stylings and patterns of use can all give away even the most hard-bitten and careful of criminals. And Olsson doesn't stop there. From the giveaway compound nouns of heavy-handed police statements to the startling similarities displayed in what should be individual office accounts, the police are given a run for their money too. Wordcrime is easy to commit -- and hard to escape. More Wordcrime features a series of chapters where gripping cases are described - involving murder, sexual assault, hate mail, suspicious death and criminal damage. In approachable and clear prose, he details how forensic linguistics helps the law beat the criminals, and how the long arm of the law is prevented from overreaching. This is fascinating reading for anyone interested in true crime, in modern, cutting-edge criminology and also where the study of language meets the law.
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            ISBN 9781350029644
            Released AU 23 Aug 2018
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Growing Up with Two Languages: A Practical Guide for Multilingual Families and Those Who Support Them

            Growing Up with Two Languages: A Practical Guide for Multilingual Families and Those Who Support Them (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 4th New edition)

            By Cunningham, Una

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            Growing up With Two Languages provides a highly accessible account of the stages of language development, describes and evaluates the various systems and strategies that can be adopted and looks at the problems that can occur when a child is exposed to two language and cultures. ...Combining research-informed advice and the experience of parents raising children as speakers of a wide range of languages in every populated continent in the world, this book and its associated web material will answer questions, offer tried and tested strategies to keep children speaking a minority language and give material to enlist the support of the extended family, teachers and others. The perspective of adults themselves raised speaking more than one language is included. New to this edition is a chapter focussing on families raising children as speakers of indigenous and threatened languages and chapters for teachers and for health professionals who want to know more about multilingual child language development and how they can support parents to continue speaking their language with their children. With new and updated first-hand advice, Internet resources and examples throughout, this book also includes a chapter that introduces important recent research into multilingual children and further reading guides for those who want to know more. This book is for parents who are raising or plan to raise children as speakers of more than one language, and for the teachers and healthcare workers who meet and can support them.
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            ISBN 9780815380566
            Released AU 8 Apr 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Teaching Expressive Speech: A Manual for Teaching Expressive Speech and Improving Literacy Through Poetry

            Teaching Expressive Speech: A Manual for Teaching Expressive Speech and Improving Literacy Through Poetry (Paperback, Contains 1 Spiral bound and 1 CD-Audio)

            By Pegge, Edmund

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            The speaking of poetry enhances teaching and appreciation of the beauty and musicality of the English language. Though this manual has been written with primary school teachers in mind, the principles can be equally applied by anyone wishing to improve their speech. Includes audi...on CD of author reading exercises in the book.
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            ISBN 9780975126097
            Published AU 15 Jul 2004
            Publisher Wakefield Press
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            English in Australia and New Zealand: An Introduction to Its History, Structure and Use
              

            English in Australia and New Zealand: An Introduction to Its History, Structure and Use (Paperback)

            By Burridge, Kate; Mulder, Jean

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            This text describes English down under ; its history, structure and use. Using examples of both spoken and written Australian English, it includes pieces from cooking books, magazines, and books about food, health, diet and etiquette.

            ISBN 9780195538137
            Published AU 1 Feb 1998
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S2)
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Lexical Images: The Story of the Australian National Dictionary
             

            Lexical Images: The Story of the Australian National Dictionary (Paperback)

            By Ramson, W. S.

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            Relates the fascinating and sometimes controversial story behind the making of an Australian icon, The Australian National Dictionary. This volume brings to life different aspects of Australia's history by discussing words included in the dictionary, and shows how these words hav...e become part of a distinctively Australian English.
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            ISBN 9780195515770
            Published AU 1 Jul 2002
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            Discovering History Through Language: Papers in Honour of Malcolm Ross
             

            Discovering History Through Language: Papers in Honour of Malcolm Ross (Paperback)

            Interviewer Evans, Bethwyn

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            This volume honouring Malcolm Ross traces his career and brings together essays by more than twenty scholars reporting new work in historical linguistics. Many of the papers concern 5 Ross's interests in Austronesian and Papuan historical linguistic studies, whilst others ontribu...te to the theory and method of historical linguistics . Contents: Part I. Historical Relationships among Languages: 1. Remapping the Austronesian expansion, by Roger Blench; 2. The historical value of single words, by Robert Blust; 3. Beyond pronouns: Further evidence for South Bougainville, by Bethwyn Evans; 4. The languages of Vanikoro: Three lexicons and one grammar, by Alexandre Francois; 5. Expanding character sets for phylogeny: A Slavic test case, by Johanna Nichols; 6. Greenbergs Indo-Pacific hypothesis: an assessment, by Andrew Pawley; 7. Possibility of a historical connection between languages of the Bird's Head and (Proto) Oceanic, by Ger Reesink; 8. How many branches in a tree? Cua and East (North) Bahnaric, by Paul Sidwell; 9. Binanderean as a member of the Trans New Guinea family, by Jacinta Smallhorn; 10. The Papuan languages of the Eastern Bismarcks: Migration, origins and connections, by Tonya N. Stebbins; Part II. Historical Development of Languages across Time: 11. On the zero (voice) prefix and bare verbs in Austronesian languages of Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, by Wayan Arka; 12. Dental discrepancies and the sound of Proto Austronesian, by Mark Donohue; 13. How deictics have become relativisers in many Oceanic languages, by Robert Early; 14. Nasal strengthening in the Fijian languages, by Paul Geraghty; 15. On reconstructing pronominal proto-paradigms: Methodological considerations from the Pama- Nyungan language family of Australia, by Harold Koch; 16. Yet more Proto Austronesian infixes, by Paul Jen-Kuei Li and Shigeru Tsuchida; 17. Proprietives in Oceanic, by Frantisek Lichtenberk; 18. At sixes and sevens, by John Lynch; 19. Spread of the Saliba-Logea plural marker, by A
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            ISBN 9780858836051
            Published AU 4 Dec 2009
            Publisher Pacific Linguistics
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            A Grammar of Abma: a Language of Pentecost Island, Vanuatu
             

            A Grammar of Abma: a Language of Pentecost Island, Vanuatu (Paperback)

            By Schneider, Cynthia

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            Abma, one of the largest indigenous languages of Vanuatu , is spoken by approximately 7,800 people in the central part of Pentecost Island . This volume presents a short grammar of the Abma language, including major sections on work class categorisation, phonology, morphology, ph...rase and clause-level syntax, and information structure.
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            ISBN 9780858836075
            Published AU 16 Jan 2010
            Publisher Pacific Linguistics
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            Rebel without a Clause
             

            Rebel without a Clause (Hardback)

            By Butler, Sue

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            • Pub Date
              29 Sep 20

            A fascinatingly idiosyncratic romp through the world of words by lexicographer and former Macquarie Dictionary publisher, Sue Butler.

            ISBN 9781760788322
            Published AU 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            How to Write Crime
             

            How to Write Crime (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Day, Marele

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            Aimed at anyone who has ever thought about writing a crime novel, this practical guide contains contributions by experienced writers in the genre. Topics include research, fact into fiction, plot and structure, and character. Contributers include Sandra Harvey, Kerry Greenwood an...d Garry Disher.
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            ISBN 9781863739986
            Published AU 1 Mar 1996
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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