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Food and Drink Idioms in English

By Laura Pinnavaia
  • ISBN Code: : 152752485X
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Pages : 235
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Idioms carry an aura of mystery for all speakers, owing to the discrepancy between their literal and non-literal meanings. This book clears up some of these ambiguities, by examining a series of expressions that have derived from the most instinctive and essential of all human behaviour: eating and drinking. The quantity and quality of 276 food and drink idioms are explored, investigating two hundred and fifty years of English monolingual lexicography and forty years of usage as attested by contemporary linguistic corpora. The examination of these idioms’ syntactic, semantic, pragmatic, historical, social and cultural characteristics will foster in speakers a whole new approach to idiom comprehension and usage, and will constitute thought-provoking ground for further research in other idiom domains.

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Many edible plants considered exotic in the Western world are actually quite mainstream in other cultures. While some of these plants are only encountered in ethnic food markets or during travels to foreign lands, many are now finding their way onto supermarket shelves. Top 100 Exotic Food Plants provides comprehensive coverage of tropical and semitropical food plants, reviewing scientific and technological information as well as their culinary uses. Wide-ranging in scope, this volume’s coverage includes plants that produce fruits, vegetables, spices, culinary herbs, nuts, and extracts. A user-friendly format enables readers to easily locate information on botanical and agricultural aspects, economic and social importance, food uses, storage, preparation, and potential toxicity. The book also contains an introductory chapter that reviews important historical, economic, geopolitical, health, environmental, and ethical considerations associated with exotic food plants. Thoroughly referenced with more than 2000 literature citations, this book is enhanced by more than 200 drawings, many chosen from historical art of extraordinary quality. This timely volume also highlights previously obscure edible plants that have recently become prominent as a result of sensationalistic media reports stemming from their inherently entertaining or socially controversial natures. Some of these plants include the acai berry, kava, hemp, and opium poppy. A scholarly yet accessible presentation, the book is filled with numerous memorable, fascinating, and humorous facts, making it an entertaining and stimulating read that will appeal to a broad audience.

Exodus from Rome Volume 1

By Dr. Todd D. Baker
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1491724714
  • Total of Pages : 408
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 858
  • Pdf File: exodus-from-rome-volume-1.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Written by a former Roman Catholic of eighteen years and former candidate for the Roman Catholic priesthood, Dr. Todd Baker objectively and honestly examines the grandiose claims of the Papacy and the Roman Catholic Church in the critical light of Scripture and the evidence of history to show where Rome has greatly erred. This multi- volume work provides a controversial overview on the basic doctrines distinctive of Roman Catholicism so the open Catholic can learn how these beliefs, practices, and traditions of Rome contradict Scripture and do not have the support of a consistent, uniform history from the days of Jesus, the apostles, and the first three centuries of the early church and on. With over 1 billion adherents to the Roman Catholic Church, it is incumbent for the Bible believer to know the difference between the real Gospel of Scripture versus the Gospel of Rome and how they are not one and the same Gospel in the end. In a day of man-pleasing, ecumenical compromise with Rome, this book is sorely needed to remind the Protestant church that the real differences between Rome and the Bible have not changed since the Reformation, and must be reiterated and defended today on the exclusive ground of Scripture alone being the supreme authority in faith and practice for every Christian believer! Dr. Todd D. Baker is president of Brit Hadashah Ministries and Pastor of Shalom, Shalom Messianic Congregation in Dallas, Texas. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biblical studies, a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy and Apologetics from Trinity Seminary under the auspices of Liverpool University at Liverpool, England. He is the staff theologian and writer for Zola Levitt Ministries and has appeared on the television program Zola Levitt Presents several times. With his extensive experience in Jewish evangelism, he conducts Gospel outreaches to Israel three times a year.

South of Somewhere

By Robert V. Camuto
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  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Book Code : 1496229169
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 422
  • Pdf File: south-of-somewhere.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Robert V. Camuto sets out across modern Southern Italy in search of the "South-ness" that defined his youthful experience and views the world through wine, food, and families.

Eats, Shoots & Leaves

By Lynne Truss
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101218290
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 847
  • Pdf File: eats-shoots-leaves.pdf

Book Short Summary:

We all know the basics of punctuation. Or do we? A look at most neighborhood signage tells a different story. Through sloppy usage and low standards on the internet, in email, and now text messages, we have made proper punctuation an endangered species. In Eats, Shoots & Leaves, former editor Lynne Truss dares to say, in her delightfully urbane, witty, and very English way, that it is time to look at our commas and semicolons and see them as the wonderful and necessary things they are. This is a book for people who love punctuation and get upset when it is mishandled. From the invention of the question mark in the time of Charlemagne to George Orwell shunning the semicolon, this lively history makes a powerful case for the preservation of a system of printing conventions that is much too subtle to be mucked about with.

English Idioms

By Matthew Evanoff
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  • Publisher : Matthew Evanoff
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 341
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Members : 505
  • Pdf File: english-idioms.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Learning English idioms can be difficult for ESL speakers. This book will help simplify some of the common words and expressions native English speakers use. Use it as a reference, or read it as a learning exercise, and you will improve your English in no time at all!

Compelling Conversations

By Eric H. Roth,Toni Aberson
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  • Publisher : Chimayo Press
  • Book Code : 098261781X
  • Total of Pages : 120
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Members : 793
  • Pdf File: compelling-conversations.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This English as a Foreign Language (EFL) textbook includes thematic chapters to create quality conversations and uses conversation starters, interview questions, classic quotations, paraphrasing exercises, and traditional proverbs to create hours of English conversation and class discussions for native Vietnamese speakers.

A Dictionary of Confusable Phrases

By Yuri Dolgopolov
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 0786459956
  • Total of Pages : 403
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 403
  • Pdf File: a-dictionary-of-confusable-phrases.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Covering over 10,000 idioms and collocations characterized by similarity in their wording or metaphorical idea which do not show corresponding similarity in their meanings, this dictionary presents a unique cross-section of the English language. Though it is designed specifically to assist readers in avoiding the use of inappropriate or erroneous phrases, the book can also be used as a regular phraseological dictionary providing definitions to individual idioms, clichés, and set expressions. Most phrases included in the dictionary are in active current use, making information about their meanings and usage essential to language learners at all levels of proficiency.

Dictionary of Newfoundland English

By W.J. Kirwin,G. M. Story,J.D.A. Widdowson
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  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Book Code : 1442690658
  • Total of Pages : 847
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 591
  • Pdf File: dictionary-of-newfoundland-english.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Dictionary of Newfoundland English, first published in 1982 to regional, national and international acclaim, is a historical dictionary that gives the pronunciations and definitions for words that the editors have called "Newfoundland English". The varieties of English spoken in Newfoundland date back four centuries, mainly to the early seventeenth century migratory English fishermen of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset, and to the seventeenth to the nineteenth century immigrants chiefly from south-eastern Ireland. Culled from a vast reading of books, newspapers and magazines, this book is the most sustained reading ever undertaken of the written words of this province. The dictionary gives not only the meaning of words, but also presents each word with its variant spellings. Moreover, each definition is succeeded by an all-important quotation of usage which illustrates the typical context in which word is used. This well-researched, impressive work of scholarship illustrates how words and phrases have evolved and are used in everyday speech and writing in a specific geographical area. The Dictionary of Newfoundland English is one of the most important, comprehensive and thorough works dealing with Newfoundland. Its publication, a great addition to Newfoundlandia, Canadiana and lexicography, provides more than a regional lexicon. In fact, this entertaining and delightful book presents a panoramic view of the social, cultural and natural history, as well as the geography and economics, of the quintessential lifestyle of one of Canada's oldest European-settled areas. This second edition contains a Supplement offering approximately 1500 new or expanded entries, an increase of more than 30 per cent over the first edition. Besides new words, the Supplement includes modified and additional senses of old words and fresh derivations and usages.

Language, Social Media and Ideologies

By Sender Dovchin
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3030261395
  • Total of Pages : 92
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 178
  • Pdf File: language-social-media-and-ideologies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book seeks to contribute to the critical applied linguistics by investigating the dynamic role of English on social media, focusing on EFL university students in East Asia – Mongolia and Japan. Drawing on sets of Facebook data, the book primarily emphasizes that the presence of English on social media should be understood as ‘translingual’ not only due to its multiple recombinations of resources, genres, modes, styles, and repertories but also due to its direct connections with a broader socio-cultural, historical and ideological meanings. Secondly, EFL university students metalinguistically claim multiple ideologies of linguistic authenticities in terms of their usage of ‘translingual Englishes’ on social media as opposed to other colliding language ideologies such as linguistic purity and linguistic dystopia. The question of how they reclaim the notion of linguistic authenticity, however, profoundly differs, depending on their own often-diverse criteria, identities, beliefs, and ideas. This shows that mixing and mingling at its very core, the existence of ‘translingual Englishes’ on social media provides us with a significant view to accommodate the multiple co-existence and multiple origins of authenticity in the increasingly interconnected world. The book concludes the possibility of applying the ideas of ‘translingual Englishes’ on social media in critical EFL classroom settings, in their careful re-assessment of the complexity of contemporary linguistic experiences and beliefs of their EFL learners.

Webster's New World: American Idioms Handbook

By Gail Brenner
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  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Book Code : 054418890X
  • Total of Pages : 506
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Members : 685
  • Pdf File: webster-s-new-world.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The largest barrier to fluency in English is the ability to understand and use idiomatic language. Webster's New World American Idioms Handbook walks readers through learning and using American idioms, with complete explanations for over 1,000 idioms. Emphasizing acquisition, application, and understanding, this book offers all the information readers need to know about when, where, why, and how to use them. It includes a wealth of examples to provide users with context. Thorough explanations help readers identify which idioms are appropriate for which situations. An extensive index allows easy, helpful access to individual idioms so that they can be found quickly.

Everyday Language and Everyday Life

By Richard Hoggart
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  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Book Code : 9781412823104
  • Total of Pages : 181
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 912
  • Pdf File: everyday-language-and-everyday-life.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Hoggart identifies the sayings and special nuances of the English working-class people that have made them identifiable as such, from the rude and obscene to the intellectual and imaginative. Hoggart also examines the areas of tolerance, local morality and public morality, elaborating on current usage of words that have evolved from the 14th through the 18th centuries. He touches on religion, superstition and time, the beliefs that animate language. And finally, he focuses on aphorisms and social change and the emerging idioms of relativism, concluding that many early adages still in use seem to refuse to die.