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    Essentials of Linguistics, 2nd Edition - 2nd Edition

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    Contributors: Anderson, Bjorkman, and Denis

    Publisher: eCampusOntario

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    This Second Edition of Essentials of Linguistics is considerably revised and expanded, including several new chapters, diverse language examples from signed and spoken languages, enhanced accessibility features, and an orientation towards equity and justice. While the primary audience is Canadian students of Introduction to Linguistics, it is also suitable for learners elsewhere, in online, hybrid, or in-person courses.

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    Read more about Au Boulot! First-Year French

    Au Boulot! First-Year French

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    Contributors: Dinneen, Christiansen, Kernen, and Pensec

    Publisher: KU ScholarWorks

    License: CC BY-NC

    Au boulot! is a two-year college French program consisting of: a textbook, workbook and 21 accompanying audio exercises; as well as a reference grammar, to be used the entire two years. We also insist that our students obtain a full-sized dictionary, and we recommend the HARPER-COLLINS-ROBERT bilingual New Standard Edition. (Instructors will note in reviewing the materials that we provide vocabulary lists at the ends of chapters, with translations, but no glossary. We have become convinced after years of experience that glossaries are counter-productive. It is vital that students learn to use dictionaries, and the sooner the better.)

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    Read more about Chapeau! First-Year French

    Chapeau! First-Year French

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    Contributors: Dinneen and Kernen

    Publisher: KU ScholarWorks

    License: CC BY-NC

    Chapeau! is a first-year college text. Although it may appear, at first glance, to move very fast and introduce a large amount of material early, the vocabulary and grammatical structures that we expect students to control actively by the end of the year are limited in accord with our notion of a reasonable application of the ACTFL proficiency guidelines. As a result, while some instructors may be surprised at such things as the absence of the possessive pronoun, no insistence on the use of optional subjunctives, and no active treatment of the relative dont, others may be disturbed by what we still include in a first-year text. What we do expect students to acquire (which is quantitatively less than what we present in the text for them to know about), we believe they will acquire well, providing a sound basis for further study (formal or informal) and permitting us to say to them, both during and at the end of the course, "Chapeau!"

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    Read more about Intermediate Biblical Greek Reader: Galatians and Related Texts

    Intermediate Biblical Greek Reader: Galatians and Related Texts

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    Contributors: Gupta and Sandford

    Publisher: George Fox University Library

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    After completing basic biblical Greek, students are often eager to continue to learn and strengthen their skills of translation and interpretation. This intermediate graded reader is designed to meet those needs. The reader is “intermediate” in the sense that it presumes the user will have already learned the basics of Greek grammar and syntax and has memorized Greek vocabulary words that appear frequently in the New Testament. The reader is “graded” in the sense that it moves from simpler translation work (Galatians) towards more advanced readings from the book of James, the Septuagint, and from one of the Church Fathers. In each reading lesson, the Greek text is given, followed by supplemental notes that offer help with vocabulary, challenging word forms, and syntax. Discussion questions are also included to foster group conversation and engagement. There are many good Greek readers in existence, but this reader differs from most others in a few important ways. Most readers offer text selections from different parts of the Bible, but in this reader the user works through one entire book (Galatians). All subsequent lessons, then, build off of this interaction with Galatians through short readings that are in some way related to Galatians. The Septuagint passages in the reader offer some broader context for texts that Paul quotes explicitly from the Septuagint. The Patristic reading from John Chrysystom comes from one of his homilies on Galatians. This approach to a Greek reader allows for both variety and coherence in the learning process.

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    Read more about Analyzing meaning: An introduction to semantics and pragmatics

    Analyzing meaning: An introduction to semantics and pragmatics

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    Contributor: Kroeger

    Publisher: Language Science Press

    License: CC BY

    This book provides an introduction to the study of meaning in human language, from a linguistic perspective. It covers a fairly broad range of topics, including lexical semantics, compositional semantics, and pragmatics. The chapters are organized into six units: (1) Foundational concepts; (2) Word meanings; (3) Implicature (including indirect speech acts); (4) Compositional semantics; (5) Modals, conditionals, and causation; (6) Tense & aspect.

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    Read more about College ESL Writers: Applied Grammar and Composing Strategies for Success

    College ESL Writers: Applied Grammar and Composing Strategies for Success

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    Contributors: Hall and Wallace

    Publisher: University System of Georgia

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    College ESL Writers: Applied Grammar and Composing Strategies for Success is designed as a comprehensive grammar and writing etext for high intermediate and advanced level non-native speakers of English. We open the text with a discussion on the sentence and then break it down into its elemental components, before reconstructing them into effective sentences with paragraphs and larger academic assignments. Following that, we provide instruction in paragraph and essay writing with several opportunities to both review the fundamentals as well as to demonstrate mastery and move on to more challenging assignments.

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    Read more about Recorridos

    Recorridos

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    Contributors: Arnold and Potter

    Publisher: COERLL

    License: CC BY

    The language of the Siglo de Oro can be an insurmountable barrier for many readers. This textbook provides historical information, narrative techniques, lists of characters, themes and key words before they begin to read each chapter of Don Quixote. While reading, vocabulary glossed in comprehensible Spanish appears in the margin opposite challenging words. Cultural references and proverbs from the work facilitate a deeper understanding. Each chapter contains checks for understanding and ends with activities to build vocabulary. It includes required chapters 1-8, 10, 17 and 74 for AP classrooms.

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    Read more about A Foundation Course in Reading German

    A Foundation Course in Reading German

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    Contributors: Martin and Ng

    Publisher: University of Wisconsin - Madison

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    This textbook guides a learner who has no previous German experience to gain the ability to accurately understand formal written German prose, aided only by a comprehensive dictionary.

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    Read more about Communication Beginnings: An Introductory Listening and Speaking Text for English Language Learners

    Communication Beginnings: An Introductory Listening and Speaking Text for English Language Learners

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    Contributor: Abrahams

    Publisher: Portland State University Library

    License: CC BY-NC

    This textbook is designed for beginning-intermediate English language learners. It is composed of 7 chapters, each of which covers specific speaking and listening learning objectives and includes dialogues, interviews, discussions and conversation activities. Each chapter includes listening and speaking components such as dialogues, interviews, discussions and conversation activities. Each chapter also focuses on 10 target words from the New General Service List of English vocabulary. The textbook includes an audio component that consists of recorded conversations of native and non-native English speakers, as well as links to additional listening resources on the web.

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    Read more about In the Community: An Intermediate Integrated Skills Textbook

    In the Community: An Intermediate Integrated Skills Textbook

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    Publisher: NorQuest College

    License: CC BY-SA

    With funding from Alberta Open Educational Resources, Bow Valley College and NorQuest College collaborated to create Open Educational Resources (OER) in the form of e-textbooks for English language learners.

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