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The Dinkum Aussie Dictionary, Beckett, Richard
1 Beckett, Richard The Dinkum Aussie Dictionary
Australia National Book Pub 1995 1864360585 / 9781864360585 Reprint Glossy Pictorial Hard Cover Very Good 12mo Brendan Akhurst 
59 pages includings drawings. 
Price: 7.00 AUD
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The Talk Curriculum, Booth, David; Thornley-Hall, Carol
2 Booth, David; Thornley-Hall, Carol The Talk Curriculum
Australia Australian Reading Association 1991 0949512419 / 9780949512413 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
160 pages including bibliography. Here teachers explore the nature at classroom talk as they examine ways in which speaking and listening can maximize learning for every student. Eight leading educators including Yetta Goodman, Gordon Wells and Judith Newman share their experiences, research, and commitment to talk as a medium for leaming. Each author's essay provides an overview of a dynamic part of the talk curriculum. From practical suggestions on observing talk, story talk and drama talk, the essays lead to thoughtful examination of assessing and researching talk. These significant insights into classroom talk will help teachers develop students who use talk to think, communiocate, reflect and bebelong. 
Price: 12.50 AUD
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Young Children and Language, Cook, V. J.
3 Cook, V. J. Young Children and Language
U. K. E. Arnold 1979 0713162481 / 9780713162486 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
88 indexed pages. This book is written for all those who are professionally or personally concerned with the language development of the young child. The author has set out to distinguish the main areas of information necessary as a basis for understanding language development, encouraging it, and helping to solve any problems that may occur. The book does not presume any particular academic background in the reader, and is written in a straightforward and accessible style. It represents one of the first attempts to introduce the rapidly-changing area of children's language to a non-academic audience. The author starts from the idea that children need language for a variety of purposes. He traces how this affects the child's development through the one-word and two-word stages until, by the age of five, the child is using the basic patterns of language. He also looks at the ways in which language is linked to the child's mental development, at the important issues about the different kinds of language the child hears and needs to use, and at some of the important developments that take place after the age of five. Finally, he discusses some ways in which under-fives can be helped with language, and possible approaches to problems. The book is based on a wide variety of current research into children's language, and also on the author's recent involvement with courses for playgroup leaders. lt provides a practical and up-to-date introduction to basic aspects of language development. The photograph on the cover is reproduced by permission of Bob Bray and of the Pre-school Playgroups Association. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Bastard Tongues: A Trailblazing Linguist Finds Clues to Our Common Humanity in the World's Lowliest Languages, Derek Bickerton
4 Derek Bickerton Bastard Tongues: A Trailblazing Linguist Finds Clues to Our Common Humanity in the World's Lowliest Languages
USA Hill and Wang 2009 0809028166 / 9780809028160 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
270 indexed pages. Bastard Tongues is an exciting, firsthand story of scientific discovery in an area of research close to the heart of what it means to be human?what language is, how it works, and how it passes from generation to generation, even where historical accidents have made normal transmission almost impossible. The story focuses on languages so low in the pecking order that many people don't regard them as languages at all?Creole languages spoken by descendants of slaves and indentured laborers in plantation colonies all over the world. The story is told by Derek Bickerton, who has spent more than thirty years researching these languages on four continents and developing a controversial theory that explains why they are so similar to one another. A published novelist, Bickerton (once described as "part scholar, part swashbuckling man of action") does not present his findings in the usual dry academic manner. Instead, you become a companion on his journey of discovery. You learn things as he learned them, share his disappointments and triumphs, explore the exotic locales where he worked, and meet the colorful characters he encountered along the way. The result is a unique blend of memoir, travelogue, history, and linguistics primer, appealing to anyone who has ever wondered how languages grow or what it's like to search the world for new knowledge. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Linguistics and the Novel, Fowler, Roger
5 Fowler, Roger Linguistics and the Novel
U. K. Methuen 1977 0416838308 / 9780416838305 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Very Good Small 12mo 
145 indexed pages. Linguistics and the Novel breaks new ground in the criticism of ?ction. Modern critics agree that novels are primarily verbal creations ~ and the contemporary novel reflects this emphasis by drawing attention to its own linguistic techniques - but Roger Fowler ‘s book is the first serious attempt to apply linguistic methods to the structure of?ction. He demonstrates the relevance of linguistics in two areas. First, the theory of language provides a 'framework ‘or ‘model’ for the general structure of?ction, a way of understanding traditional concepts like ‘plot ‘, ‘theme’, ‘character’, ‘style ‘, ‘point of view'. Second, linguistics offers a method of analysis for practical criticism of actual texts. The approach is illustrated with reference to a wide variety of novelists, including Fielding, Sterne, Dickens, Thackeray, George Eliot, Henry james,joyce, Hemingway, D. H. Lawrence, Kingsley Amis, David Storey and Christine Brooke-Rose. Particular attention is paid to point of view and the attitudes and world-views of authors and characters to the ‘ideological ‘ dimensions of novels. Other topics discussed, in the light of linguistic theory, are the relationships between the novel and social structures, and the question of creativity and convention in ?ctional writing. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Indonesian: A Complete Course for Beginners, Kwee, J.B.
6 Kwee, J.B. Indonesian: A Complete Course for Beginners
U. K. Hodder & Stoughton 1992 0340203803 / 9780340203804 Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
175 pages. 
Price: 8.50 AUD
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Introduction to New Guinea Pidgin, Mihalic, Father F.
7 Mihalic, Father F. Introduction to New Guinea Pidgin
Australia The Jacaranda Press 1976 0701681039 / 9780701681036 Reprint Glossy Soft Cover Good 16mo 
62 pages. The sole purpose of this booklet is to be of help to the tourist, the transient, the visitor, the guest. Neo-Melanesian is perhaps the easiest language in the world to learn. Remember from the outset, however, that it is not English! It is a foreign language. Then have a go at your first question: Em i-wanem samting? Meaning: "What is this/that?" You take it from here. As we always conclude in Neo-Melanesian: Em tasol. (That’s all.) Name in the inside front cover. Sunned cover along the spine. 
Price: 8.00 AUD
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Language in Bilingual Communities, Sharp, D. W. H.
8 Sharp, D. W. H. Language in Bilingual Communities
U. K. Edward Arnold 1973 0713117893 / 9780713117899 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
93 pages including bibliography. This study takes Wales as its example to see how people in one community make use of two distinct languages in the course of their day-to-day activities. There is a particular interest here in that one language is a World language whereas the other is a valued cultural possession of a relatively small number of speakers. From the teacher's point of view the important issue, and the main focus of the book, is what happens to language for learning in schools in a bilingual community. The classroom in such a community may have much to show us when we look at the question of language for learning in our complex contemporary society. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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