New Books List

Publisher:

Glasgow : HarperCollins, 2018.

Call Number:

R 423 A244 2018

Pages:

xxix, 1872 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Ideal for upper intermediate and advanced learners of English, this dictionary covers all the words, phrases and idioms that students need to master in order to speak and write effective English. Thousands of updated examples taken from the 4.5- billion word Collins Corpus, show learners how the words are used in authentic contexts. The dictionary offers extensive help with grammar through the inclusion of grammar patterns at examples, plus a new supplement to help with academic and business grammar. Additional information is provided throughout to help learners improve their knowledge of collocation, etymology and synonymy. Informative and relevant vocabulary panels show how words are used in a range of everyday contexts. In addition, this dictionary offers learners guidance on how to communicate effectively in English. The Language in Use supplement provides a wealth of invaluable information on how to write and speak English for different purposes using the appropriate language, style, and tone. Resources and activities to help learners make the most of the dictionary are available for free online.
Publisher:

Glasgow : HarperCollins publishers, 2015.

Call Number:

KIC 428.2 B872C 2015

Pages:

186 pages ; 20 cm

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Publisher:

London : HarperCollins, 2015.

Call Number:

KIC 428.2 C712 2015

Pages:

vii, 344 pages ; 20 cm

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Collins Easy Learning English Vocabulary is designed to help learners of all ages build their vocabulary. This easy-to-use, topic-based book is an invaluable resource for students and teachers, and is ideal for use in the classroom and for home study. Collins Easy Learning English Vocabulary is a topic-based vocabulary book, covering over 50 topics, from everyday themes such as family, friends, and hobbies, to topics for travel, work, business and study. The words within each theme are listed alphabetically so that they are easy to find. Each word has a definition, written in simple language, and phonetics, to help the user learn how to say the word.
Publisher:

Glasgow : HarperCollins publishers, 2015.

Call Number:

KIC 428.2 C712 2015

Pages:

320 pages ; 20cm

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Collins Easy Learning Grammar and Punctuation is an accessible guide to English grammar and punctuation. With clear, concise explanations on everything from adverbs to word order, and from apostrophes to semicolons, this book is indispensable for understanding correct usage. Fully updated based on extensive corpus research, the second edition of Collins Easy Learning Grammar and Punctuation is a uniquely helpful guide to all areas of English grammar and punctuation, providing clear guidance through the intricacies of the English language. Each grammatical and punctuation point is clearly described in a user-friendly format that combines explanations with examples from modern English.
Publisher:

Glasgow : HarperCollins, 2011.

Call Number:

KIC 428.2 C712 2011

Pages:

ix, 310 pages ; 20 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Collins Easy Learning How to Use English is designed to help learners of all ages use individual words correctly, and choose the right words and structures for the meaning they want to convey. With its clear layout and simple explanations, this book is ideal for learners of English who want to improve their English for work, study and travel. Collins Easy Learning How to Use English not only explains what English words mean, but also provides information on how the words actually work. The entries are organized alphabetically so that they are easy to find, and each has a clear explanation of when and how to use the word. Each entry also includes examples from the Bank of English® corpus, which show how the words are really used in everyday English. The title covers a range of different areas of the English language, to help learners use the language naturally and effectively. It provides clear information on easily confused words, words with similar meanings, and help with words that are often tricky for learners to understand.
Publisher:

Glasgow : HarperCollins publishers, 2015.

Call Number:

KIC 428.2 W231C 2015

Pages:

313 pages ; 20 cm

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Collins Easy Learning Writing is an easy-to-use guide on how to write good, clear and effective English. With simple explanations of everything from the basics of sentence and paragraph structure, to writing CVs, letters and essays, this book is a valuable guide for anyone who wants to improve their writing. Collins Easy Learning Writing is the helpful guide to good written style. Covering areas such as sentence structure, punctuation and page layout, all users of English will appreciate the clear advice provided in this book. Each point is described in a user-friendly format, with corpus examples that show how English is really used today.
Publisher:

London ; Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.

Call Number:

KIC 428.007105 C761 2015

Pages:

xxiv, 387 pages ; 26 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
"Over the last decade task-based approaches to language learning and teaching (TBLT) have become a global focus of increased levels of research. Governments around the world have turned to TBLT as a potential solution for curricula that lack authentic and meaningful engagement with language learning and are failing to motivate students as a result. This book focuses on Asia, where this shift has been particularly in evidence. TBLT has often been implemented in top-down approaches to curriculum development, which presents a huge range of challenges at the cultural as well as the pedagogic level.Contemporary Task Based Language Teaching in Asia looks at the drivers, stakeholders and obstacles across the region. Some countries have adapted TBLT to deal with the local constraints, others have found it hard to apply and many are still in the process of investigating its implementation in their specific contexts. This collection is important to all involved in language development, from curriculum reform to materials development. It assists from programme evaluation to the setting of assessment standards. The chapters cover all aspects of language education across Asia, from primary to tertiary, private and public education, as well as innovations at local, regional and national levels"--
Publisher:

London : Collins, 2016.

Call Number:

KIC 428.24076 G394 2016

Pages:

112 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Get Ready for IELTS is the perfect course for students who are preparing to take the Academic version of the IELTS exam. It has been specially designed to help lower-level students to `get ready¿ for an IELTS preparation course. Get Ready for IELTS provides a firm foundation for lower-level students who are starting out in their IELTS preparation and are working within a band score of 3.5-4.5. The information, advice and practice material will enable students to improve their score and develop the key skills and strategies they need for success in IELTS.
Publisher:

London : HarperCollins publishers, 2016.

Call Number:

KIC 428.24076 M145G 2016

Pages:

v, 87 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm + p¿yta CD (mp3).

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Get Ready for IELTS is the perfect course for students who are preparing to take the Academic version of the IELTS exam. It has been specially designed to help lower-level students to `get ready¿ for an IELTS preparation course. Get Ready for IELTS provides a firm foundation for lower-level students who are starting out in their IELTS preparation and are working within a band score of 3.5-4.5. The information, advice and practice material will enable students to improve their score and develop the key skills and strategies they need for success in IELTS.
Publisher:

New York : Penguin Random House , 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 428.2 G745 2017

Pages:

vii, 252 pages ; 21 cm

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
How you speak and write can say a lot about you. Grammar makes a lasting impression, but learning it can seem like a never-ending parade of complicated and contradictory rules! That¿s why we at The Princeton Review created Grammar Smart¿instead of boring you with countless rules and confusing grammatical terms, this book takes a fun approach to showing the logic behind each correct sentence
Publisher:

New York, NY : Kaplan, Inc., 2018

Call Number:

KIC 428.24076 I229 2018

Pages:

vii, 495 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Kaplan's IELTS Prep Plus book offers a range of test-taking strategies and test-like practice for all section of the IELTS Academic and General Training exam. Our book ensures you have all the practice you need to master the test, these resources include audio tracks and personalised reports to help you target your practice.
Publisher:

Glasgow : HarperCollins publishers, 2011.

Call Number:

KIC 428.24 K441 2011

Pages:

447 pages ; 20 cm

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
These books have been specially created for foreign learners of English who plan to take the IELTS exam to demonstrate that they have the required ability to communicate effectively in English, either at work or at university. Collins COBUILD Key Words for IELTS: Book 2 Improver is the second book in the series, and builds on the vocabulary from Book 1: Starter, taking students to the next level in their preparations for the IELTS exam. It contains the more difficult vocabulary that may appear in the exam, and that students may need to master to achieve the scores required by most universities and employers.
Publisher:

New York : Penguin Random House, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 428.1 M835 2017

Pages:

406 pages.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
More than a million people improved their vocabularies with the original Word Smart, but an educated and powerful vocabulary doesn¿t stop growing with one book! Learning and effectively using the words in More Word Smart, 2nd Edition can help you get better grades, score higher on tests, and communicate more confidently at work.
Publisher:

New York : Penguin Random House, 2016.

Call Number:

KIC 428.43 R287 2016

Pages:

xiii, 254 pages : illustrations ; 23cm

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Being ¿good at reading¿ isn¿t just about speed¿it¿s about being able to read through info, quickly sort out what¿s important, and draw useful connections. That¿s why we at The Princeton Review created Reading Smart, a book designed to help people who have a hard time keeping up with assignments, understanding novels, or even absorbing news articles. Reading Smart will give you the skills and strategies you need to read efficiently and build your confidence as both a reader and thinker.
Publisher:

New York : The Princeton Review, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 428.1076 S253 2017

Pages:

xix, 324 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Provides definitions and study tips for over sixteen hundred frequently used SAT words and includes strategies for memorizing the words and answering questions on the test.
Publisher:

Thousand Oaks, California : SAGE Publication, 2015

Call Number:

KIC 808.02 R915S 2015

Pages:

xi, 362 pages ; 23 cm

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Perfect for graduate students as well as behavioral and social scientists who supervise and conduct research! In the fully updated Fourth Edition of their best-selling guide, Surviving Your Dissertation, Kjell Erik Rudestam and Rae R. Newton answer questions concerning every stage of the dissertation process, including selecting a suitable topic, conducting a literature review, developing a research question, understanding the role of theory, selecting an appropriate methodology and research design, analyzing data, and interpreting and presenting results.
Publisher:

New York : Penguin Random House, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 428.0076 T641 2017

Pages:

238 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Boost your knowledge for the Reading and Listening sections ¿ Master pronunciation and be ready for the Speaking section ¿ Test yourself with 70+ quizzes throughout the book Improving your vocabulary is one of the most important steps you can take to feel more confident about the Test of English as a Foreign Language. The Princeton Review¿s TOEFL Power Vocabulary has the words, tools, and strategies you need to help boost your comprehension levels and improve your score, including:
Publisher:

London : Bloomsbury, 2015.

Call Number:

KIC 407 B732T 2015

Pages:

314 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
The study of teacher cognition - what teachers think, know and believe - and of its relationship to teachers' classroom practices has become a key theme in the field of language teaching and teacher education. This new in paperback volume provides a timely discussion of the research which now exists on language teacher cognition. The first part of the book considers what is known about the cognitions of pre-service and practicing teachers, and focuses specifically on teachers' cognitions in teaching grammar, reader and writing. The second part of the book evaluates a range of research methods which have been used in the study of language teacher cognition and provides a framework for continuing research in this fascinating field. This comprehensive yet accessible account will be relevant to researchers, teacher educators and curriculum managers working in language education contexts.
Publisher:

Call Number:

KIC 415.01835 T238T 2018

Pages:

350 pages

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
A series of 10 lectures on various aspects of Cognitive Linguistics as these relate to matters of language teaching and learning. Topics addressed include the role of categorization, the nature of rules, the encyclopaedic scope of semantics, spatial expressions, metaphor and metonymy, nouns and nominals, tense and aspect, and the theoretical status of the phoneme.
Publisher:

New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 809 O982 2017

Pages:

761 pages ; 26 cm

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
This collection of forty new essays, written by the leading scholars in adaptation studies and distinguished contributors from outside the field, is the most comprehensive volume on adaptation ever published. Written to appeal alike to specialists in adaptation, scholars in allied fields, and general readers, it hearkens back to the foundations of adaptation studies a century and more ago, surveys its ferment of activity over the past twenty years, and looks forward to the future. It considers the very different problems in adapting the classics, from the Bible to Frankenstein to Philip Roth, and the commons, from online mashups and remixes to adult movies. It surveys a dizzying range of adaptations around the world, from Latin American telenovelas to Czech cinema, from Hong Kong comics to Classics Illustrated, from Bollywood to zombies, and explores the ways media as different as radio, opera, popular song, and videogames have handled adaptation. Going still further, it examines the relations between adaptation and such intertextual practices as translation, illustration, prequels, sequels, remakes, intermediality, and transmediality. The volume's contributors consider the similarities and differences between adaptation and history, adaptation and performance, adaptation and revision, and textual and biological adaptation, casting an appreciative but critical eye on the theory and practice of adaptation scholars¿and, occasionally, each other. The Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies offers specific suggestions for how to read, teach, create, and write about adaptations in order to prepare for a world in which adaptation, already ubiquitous, is likely to become ever more important.
Publisher:

Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2012.

Call Number:

KIC 810.9897 R564E 2012

Pages:

viii, 337 pages ; 23 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
In 1970 the Nixon administration inaugurated a new era in federal Indian policy, promoting ¿the Indian¿s sense of autonomy without threatening his sense of community.¿ Mark Rifkin offers a telling perspective on what such a policy of self-determination has meant and looks at how contemporary queer Native writers use representations of sensation to challenge official U.S. accounts of Native identity. Mark Rifkin¿s ability to productively articulate the connections between straightness and empire alone marks him as one of the most significant scholars in American Indian Studies. In this book, Rifkin thoughtfully prods us to think about how queer Native writers are literally `reimagining¿ Indianness outside of those oppressive norms in a way that nuances our understanding of how Native peoples practice sovereignty in everyday life, despite the continued influence of imperialism inside tribal politics.
Publisher:

Durham : Duke University Press, 2019.

Call Number:

KIC 808.02 B514H 2019

Pages:

x, 173 pages ; 20cm

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
In The Hundreds Lauren Berlant and Kathleen Stewart speculate on writing, affect, politics, and attention to processes of world-making. The experiment of the one hundred word constraint¿each piece is one hundred or multiples of one hundred words long¿amplifies the resonance of things that are happening in atmospheres, rhythms of encounter, and scenes that shift the social and conceptual ground. What's an encounter with anything once it's seen as an incitement to composition? What's a concept or a theory if they're no longer seen as a truth effect, but a training in absorption, attention, and framing? The Hundreds includes four indexes in which Andrew Causey, Susan Lepselter, Fred Moten, and Stephen Muecke each respond with their own compositional, conceptual, and formal staging of the worlds of the book.
Publisher:

Harlow, United Kingdom : Pearson, 2015.

Call Number:

KIC 808.042 A113L 2015

Pages:

307 pages

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
For first year composition and undergraduate courses across the curriculum. The Little, Brown Essential Handbook, Eighth Edition, is a brief, accessible, and inexpensive pocket-sized handbook that answers questions about writing in the disciplines, the writing process, grammar and usage, research writing, and documentation. Teaching and Learning Experience This text will provide a better teaching and learning experience¿for you and your students. It provides: · Minimal terminology, clear explanations and examples, and pointers for ESL writers: Help students at all levels of learning. · Extensive sections on academic writing, research writing, source documentation, and document design: Support writers in all disciplines. · Convenient pocket size, four-color design, spiral binding, and numerous reference aids: Make the book convenient to carry and easy to use.
Publisher:

Toronto : Penguin Random House, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 428.1 W924 2017

Pages:

388 pages.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
The words in this book come from a careful analysis of newspapers (from the New York Times to the Wall Street Journal), magazines (from Time to Scientific American), and books from current bestsellers to classics. We also combed through the SAT and other standardized tests to determine which words are tested most frequently. We sifted out the words that most people know, and focused on words that most people misunderstand or misuse. You can be confident that with Word Smart, you¿ll get the help you need to communicate more clearly and effectively, understand what you read, and score higher on standardized tests!
Publisher:

Boston : Pearson, 2015.

Call Number:

KIC 808.02 L642W 2015

Pages:

xviii, 398 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
The definitive research paper guide, Writing Research Papers combines a traditional and practical approach to the research process with the latest information on electronic research and presentation. This market-leading text provides students with step-by-step guidance through the research writing process, from selecting and narrowing a topic to formatting the finished document. Writing Research Papers backs up its instruction with the most complete array of samples of any writing guide of this nature. The text continues its extremely thorough and accurate coverage of citation styles for a wide variety of disciplines. The fifteenth edition maintains Lester's successful approach while bringing new writing and documentation updates to assist the student researcher in keeping pace with electronic sources. Available in two formats¿perfect-bound and spiral-bound with tabs, a handier format at a slightly higher price)¿Lester's text is one that students will keep throughout their college careers.
Publisher:

New York : Penguin Random House, LLC, 2018.

Call Number:

KIC 428.1 W956 2018

Pages:

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Knowing how to commuicate through clear, articulate writing is an essential skill in today's world. Whether it's a college application essay, class paper, or professional report, you need to be able to express your thoughts clearly and with appropriate context. This updated third edition of Writing Smart sets you up for success with step-by-step approaches for all types of writing, from essays to academic assignments to workplace emails. Get ready to build your confidence and improve your skills with writing that makes an impression.