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La Bibliothèque électronique du Québec

Dear All, I have come across a valuable resource for those who like reading in French and who is learning French – La Bibliothèque électronique du Québec (http://beq.ebooksgratuits.com/) This is a collection of digitalized books of classical authors. Since the copyright on these books has expired, they are available for free download. It is possible …

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Improve/ maintain your French

Hi All, Today I would like draw your attention to an excellent resource for the people who are learning French or who want to maintain it. If you are learning French as your additional language (second language, etc.), then you need to use it as much as possible. It goes without saying that it is …

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Social stratification of English

Dear All, This blog post has to do with the social stratification of English. In other words, it deals with how a language use can depend on the social class of speakers. The most well-known classic research in this area was conducted by linguist William Labov (originally industrial chemist) and published in his book entitled …

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The language of new media design

Dear All, Today I would like to discuss a book which may be of interest to scholars and students who work within the framework of systemic functional linguistics (SFL) and multimodal critical discourse analysis (MCDA). This book presents researchers with SFL analytical tools for studying such complex modern media products as websites, photographs, and mixed …

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The Canadian Encyclopedia

“If culture is in fact the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves, The Canadian Encyclopedia will strive to be the most comprehensive collection of Canadian Stories online” (TCE, 2015). Dear All, Today I would like to share with you a unique Web resource for people who are interested in Canadian culture. This is a free …

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Context and Appropriateness

Dear All, One of the key concepts in pragmatics and discourse studies is the context. The importance of context for the analysis of texts is explicated by the fact that context serves the background against which a text unfolds and is read/understood by listeners or readers. Therefore, the meaning of any text depends fully on …

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Communication Research Methods (book)

Dear All, Today I would like to share with one of the most comprehensive and brief books on communication research methods. The book covers all the key stages of research from the inception of a research idea to reporting research results. Both qualitative and quantitative methods are examined. It is important to note that the …

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GMOs and health concerns

Dear All, As a follow-up on the previous post “Good food for good studies“, I am posting the information on the book by J. M. Smith “Genetic roulette: The documented health risks of genetically engineered foods”. The book deals with the topic of GMO (genetically modified organism) and provides some documented evidence concerning issues and …

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Introduction to linguistics and general linguistics (in Ukrainian)

              Dear All, Today I would like to share with you information on two of the best books in modern linguistics. They are both written by the same author, M.P. Kocherhan. The books are in Ukrainian; my apologies to those who do not read Ukrainian. The first book is entitled “Introduction to linguistics“. It consists …

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Nutritional Anthropology book

Dear All, In scholarly discourse, including intercultural communication, the question of nutrition seems to be growing in importance which reflects people’s increasing awareness of health issues and environmental concerns. In their recent book entitled “Nutritional anthropology: biocultural perspectives on food and nutrition”, Dufour, Goodman, and Pelto compiled a collection of 55 essays. The essays explore …

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Cultural Anthropology

What is the connection between Linguistics and Anthropology? What are Linguistic Anthropology and Cultural Anthropology? How do anthropological methods help linguists? The book below may help to answer these questions. This book is the eighth edition of Raymond Scupin’s “Cultural anthropology: A global perspective”. The book covers a variety of topics such as globalization; the …

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IELTS books

The IELTS [ˈaɪ.ɛlts] (International English Language Testing System) is another internationally acknowledged test available in multiple countries which helps to determine people’s level of proficiency in English. Unlike the TOEFL, the IELTS has two versions: 1) Academic and 2) General. The students who are applying to an English-speaking university are required to take the Academic …

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TOEFL books

The TOEFL [ˈtoʊfəl] (Test Of English as a Foreign Language) is one of the internationally acknowledged and well-reputed systems for checking people’s proficiency in English. The TOEFL can be taken for various reasons, for example, if a person lives in a country where education is not provided in English and wants to enter a university …

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Interpersonal communication

This is one of my favourite books in interpersonal communication and has withstood 12 editions (13-th ed. is available in the form of a loose leaf unbound book which is punched to make it convenient for storage in a binder and for addition of more related material). It contains a lot of information covering both …

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Albert Mehrabian

To follow up on the previous post, I would like to recommend one of my favourite books by Mehrabian, below is the reference: Mehrabian, A. (1981). Silent messages: Implicit communication of emotions and attitudes (2nd ed.). Belmont: Wadsworth. There is also an interesting interview with the scholar which can be accessed via the following link: …

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Quality grammar books

     Dear All, I have come worked with many books in ESL. However, there are two that, in my view, deserve respect in many aspects, such as clarity of explanations, brevity, amount of the material they cover, and the quality of exercises they contain. These books are also good for both work under supervision of …

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Thesauri

Hi! I have prepared three thesauri that I use most often. All of them are free and can be used any time you have access to the Internet: 1) Thesaurus.com – a good source of synonyms and antonyms. 2) Cambridge – has entries for both British English and American English varieties. 3) Merriam-Webster – visual, based on …

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