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Dirty Japanese: Everyday Slang from “What’s Up?” to “F*%# Off!”

GET D!RTYNext time you re traveling or just chattin in Japanese with your friends, drop the textbook formality and bust out with expressions they never teach you in school, including: Cool slang Funny insults Explicit sex terms Raw swear words "Dirty Japanese" teaches the casual expressions heard every day on the streets of Japan: What's up?Ossu? How's it hanging?Choshi doyo? I'm smashed.Beron beron ni nattekita. I love ginormous tit...

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How to Learn a Foreign Language

In this entertaining and groundbreaking book, Dr. Paul Pimsleur, creator of the renowned Pimsleur Method, the world leader in audio-based language learning, shows how anyone can learn to speak a foreign language. If learning a language in high school left you bruised, with a sense that there was no way you can learn another language, How to Learn a Foreign Language will restore your sense of hope. In simple, straightforward terms, Dr...

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Introducing Language Typology

Language typology identifies similarities and differences among languages of the world. This textbook provides an introduction to the subject which assumes minimal prior knowledge of linguistics. It offers the broadest coverage of any introductory book, including sections on historical change, language acquisition, and language processing. Students will become familiar with the subject by working through numerous examples of crosslin...

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Flirting with French: How a Language Charmed Me, Seduced Me, and Nearly Broke My Heart

“A delightful and courageous tale and a romping good read. Voila!” —Mark Greenside, author of I’ll Never Be French (No Matter What I Do) William Alexander is more than a Francophile. He wants to be French. There’s one small obstacle though: he doesn’t speak la langue française. In Flirting with French, Alexander sets out to conquer the language he loves. But will it love him back? Alexander eats, breathes, and sleeps French (even con...

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Exploring English Phonetics

Exploring English Phonetics is conceived as a meeting point of the diverse perspectives, approaches and interests of scholars working in the field of English Phonetics worldwide. The focus of the volume is on the topics in the domain of language varieties, mutual language influences, and also on issues pertaining to the research, study, and teaching of English to speakers from other language backgrounds. Authors raise a number of nov...

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Turkish: A Comprehensive Grammar

Turkish: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to modern Turkish grammar. Concentrating on the real patterns of use in modern Turkish, it presents a detailed and systematic description of the structure of language at every level:sounds, words and sentences and will remain the standard reference work for years to come. Drawing upon a rapidly growing body of scholarly research on Turkish, this well-presented Grammar is ...

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The Everything European Travel Phrase Book: A Bundle of Spanish, Italian, French, and German Translations

¿Dónde está la estación de trenes? Dov’è la stazione? Où est la gare? Wo ist der Bahnhof? There's too much to see as you travel through Europe to waste time being lost in translation. Add The Everything European Travel Phrase Book to your e-library and you'll never be at a loss for the right words again. Whether you're looking for the train station or ordering your dinner, you'll find exactly what you need in this handy multi-languag...

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The Baby Signing Bible: Baby Sign Language Made Easy

As confirmed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, infant sign language is a boon for enhancing communication between parents and babies, helping to forge an important bond early in a child's life. The Baby Signing Bible provides step-by-step instructions for parents and other caregivers, as well as insight into why baby sign language is useful for children of all ages. Kids with special needs can also benefit greatly from this prog...

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The Complete Guide to Article Writing: How to Write Successful Articles for Online and Print Markets

Master the art of article writing! The world of journalism is changing rapidly, and the modern journalist needs more than a basic knowledge of article writing to navigate it. The Complete Guide to Article Writing provides a compass for freelancers and students of journalism looking to write successfully on a wide variety of topics and for many different markets--both in print and online. From researching and interviewing to writing f...