Australian English - The National Language

Author: Gerhard Leitner

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 311090487X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 409

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Australia's English raises many questions among experts and the general public. What is it like? How has English changed by being transplanted to other parts of the world? Does the rise of AusE and other varieties endanger the role of English as a world language? Past studies have often been selective, focusing on the esoteric and non-typical, and ignoring the contact situation in which Australian English has developed. This book and its companion, Australia's Many Voices. Ethnic Englishes, Indigenous and Migrant Languages. Policy and Education, develop and apply a comprehensive and integrative approach that anchors English in the entire 'habitat' of Australia's languages that it both upset and transformed. Based on a wide range of data and on the assumption that all manifestations of Australian English must cohere as a system, this book retraces the social, psycholinguistic and linguistic history of the language. It locates the contact with indigenous and migrant languages and with American English in the appropriate sociohistorical context and shows how several layers of migration have shaped it. As it stratified, it was gradually accepted and developed into a fully-fledged national variety or epicentre of English that could be raised to the status of national language. Implications on educational policy and attempts to reach out into the Asia-Pacific region have followed logically from national status. The study is of interest for specialists of English and Australian Studies as well as a range of other disciplines. Its discursive, non-technical style and presentation makes it accessible to non-specialists with no background in linguistics.

Australia's Many Voices

Author: Gerhard Leitner

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110181944

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 430

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Develops a comprehensive, descriptive, and sociohistorical view of mainstream Australian English and of the social processes that have made it possible for it to become the national language of Australia reaching out into the Asia-Pacific region.

Tobit, Judith, and Esther

Author: Scott Hahn,Curtis Mitch

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1621641856

Category: Religion

Page: 98

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This next volume in the popular Ignatius Catholic Study Bible series leads readers through a penetrating study of the Old Testament books Tobit, Judith and Esther, using the biblical text itself and the Church's own guidelines for understanding the Bible. Ample notes accompany each page, providing fresh insights by renowned Bible teachers Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch as well as time-tested interpretations from the Fathers of the Church. These helpful study notes provide rich historical, cultural, geographical, and theological information pertinent to the Old Testament book—information that bridges the distance between the biblical world and our own. The Ignatius Catholic Study Bible also includes Topical Essays, Word Studies, and Charts. The Topical Essays explore the major themes of Tobit, Judith and Esther, often relating them to the teachings of the Church. The Word Studies explain the background of important biblical terms, while the Charts summarize crucial biblical information "at a glance".

Early American Poetry: "Beauty in Words"

Author: Stephanie Buckwalter

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780766032774

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 164

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"Discusses early American poetry from the early 17th century into the late 19th century, including short biographies of poets like Phillis Wheatley and Walt Whitman; also has examples of poems, poetic techniques, and explication"--Provided by publisher.

My Feelings in Words, Sound, and Expression

Author: John Kris K. Poroto

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462860060

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 159

View: 1806


A Glimpse Into the Author's Heart and Soul A beautiful collection of insightful and inspirational literary pieces woven to amuse and inspire readers Book enthusiasts and lovers of words can enjoy a charming read as author John Kris K. Poroto unleashes his literary prowess in his book, My Feelings in Words, Sound, and Expression. This book will take readers on a wonderful journey and adventure through the beauty and realities of life, love, and everything in between. Understanding and learning one's self is an enduring process. Life's journey entails different truths, experiences, adventures, and exploits that involve feelings and emotions. In My Feelings in Words, Sound, and Expression, the author expresses his feelings which will teach readers to grow up, to be confident, to love themselves, and to cherish what they have. The sound and expression motivates them, inspires anyone to live life and learn from life. This book is a story about the author's feelings, feelings readers can relate to. Filled with lessons, this book will tell anyone that life gives them liberties and choices, but it is up to them to choose. Suffused with emotions and life-changing insight, My Feelings in Words, Sound, and Expression is a soothing masterpiece that everyone will surely find enjoyable.

The Edge of Words

Author: Rowan Williams

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472910451

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 9774


The Edge of Words is Rowan Williams' first book since standing down as Archbishop of Canterbury. Invited to give the prestigious 2014 Gifford Lectures, Dr Williams has produced a scholarly but eminently accessible account of the possibilities of speaking about God – taking as his point of departure the project of natural theology. Dr Williams enters into dialogue with thinkers as diverse as Augustine and Simone Weil and authors such as Joyce, Hardy, Burgess and Hoban in what is a compelling essay about the possibility of language about God.

The English Language

Author: R.G. Latham

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3375034512

Category: Fiction

Page: 754

View: 7728


Reprint of the original, first published in 1862.

Religion in Secular Education

Author: Cathy Byrne

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004264345

Category: Philosophy

Page: 322

View: 6232


In Religion in Secular Education Cathy Byrne explores the secular principle as a guiding compass for religions in state schools. Historical and contextual research and international comparisons explore the ideologies, policies, pedagogies and practices affecting national and individual religious identity.