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The Language Of Humour

The Language Of Humour Description:

The broad aim of this lively and engaging book is to examine relationships between the linguistic patterns the stylistic functions and the social and cultural contexts of humour The material used in illustration is of corresponding breadth schoolyard jokes graffiti aphorisms advertisements arguments anecdotes puns parodies passages of comic fiction all come under Dr Nash s scrutiny

Rating: 3.31 out of 5

A Departed Music: Old English Poetry

A Departed Music: Old English Poetry Description:

The readings in this book are passages of translation from a wide selection of Old English poems The author places them in their context and discusses their place and significance in the history of poetic art in Anglo Saxon society and culture This approach is intended to give the reader an opportunity to appreciate the cultural importance of the surviving body of poems the worldview that inspired them and the subtleties of individual poems

Rating: 3.30 out of 5

For Old Times Sake

For Old Times Sake Description:

Walter Nash recalls his childhood in an industrial town in north west England partly in vivid immediate recovery and partly in the reflective light of adult memory The old days of the s come to mind days of the family days of street life of hopscotch and coddymuck days of wireless and gramophone and the parlour piano days of sport and pastime days of schooling days of churchgoing With the memories of days come the memories of people parents grandparents kinsfolk teachers parsons Dickensian eccentrics like the medicine hawker the coalman the street preacher and the rag and bone man These people celebrated here for old times sake are the working class of once upon a day after never the same again

Rating: 3.56 out of 5

Language and Creative Illusion: The Writing Game

Language and Creative Illusion: The Writing Game Description:

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Rating: 3.67 out of 5

Designs In Prose: A Study Of Compositional Problems And Methods

Designs In Prose: A Study Of Compositional Problems And Methods Description:

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Rating: 3.75 out of 5

The Language of Humour

The Language of Humour Description:

The broad aim of this lively and engaging book is to examine relationships between the linguistic patterns the stylistic functions and the social and cultural contexts of humour The material used in illustration is of corresponding breadth schoolyard jokes graffiti aphorisms advertisements arguments anecdotes puns parodies passages of comic fiction all come under Dr Nash s scrutiny

Rating: 3.43 out of 5

Routledge Revivals: English Usage (1986): A Guide to First Principles

Routledge Revivals: English Usage (1986): A Guide to First Principles Description:

First published in this book examines the changing patterns in English usage and style It encourages a constructive attitude to language demonstrating the creative resources of grammar discussing in detail the options of written style and challenging the authoritarian spirit that inhibits usage The central chapters are concerned with written usage and pay close attention to questions of syntax and punctuation The sense of writing however is always related to speech and the value of usage as a social act is emphasised in the exploration of style as an individual function Technical terms are explained and the text is illustrated with examples from literature and journalism

Rating: 3.34 out of 5

The Language of Humour (English Language Series)

The Language of Humour (English Language Series) Description:

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Rating: 3.55 out of 5

Creating Texts: An Introduction to the Study of Composition

Creating Texts: An Introduction to the Study of Composition Description:

Provides a practical explanation of what is involved in the creation of a text offering the reader the basic requirements of composition grammar and the lexicon The general theory of composition is given in this text together with numerous exercises and projects for student practice

Rating: 3.56 out of 5