Written by the world-renowned pioneer in the field of modern sociolinguistics, this volume examines the cognitive and cultural factors responsible for linguistic change, tracing the life history of these developments, from triggering events to driving forces and endpoints.
The Handbook of Historical Linguistics provides a detailed account of the numerous issues, methods, and results that characterize current work in historical linguistics, the area of linguistics most directly concerned with language change as well as past language states.
A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology provides a series of in-depth explorations of key concepts and approaches by some of the scholars whose work constitutes the theoretical and methodological foundations of the contemporary study of language as culture.
"Thought provoking and fresh - this book challenges how we think about economics.” Gillian Tett, Financial Times Watch an interview with Mariana Mazzucato at Bloomberg here and here. Download the introduction of the book here. Order the book now and receive 20% discount - simply enter promotion... More Info
Plunder examines the dark side of the Rule of Law and explores how it has been used as a powerful political weapon by Western countries in order to legitimize plunder – the practice of violent extraction by stronger political actors victimizing weaker ones.
The second edition of Perspectives on Africa: A Reader in Culture, History, and Representation is both an introduction to the cultures of Africa and a history of the interpretations of those cultures. Key essays explore the major issues and debates through a combination of classic articles and the... More Info
The relationship between space and politics is explored through a study of French urban policy. Drawing upon the political thought of Jacques Rancière, this book proposes a new agenda for analyses of urban policy, and provides the first comprehensive account of French urban policy in English.
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This book presents a history of spiritual exercises from Socrates to early Christianity, an account of their decline in modern philosophy, and a discussion of the different conceptions of philosophy that have accompanied the trajectory and fate of the theory and practice of spiritual exercises.... More Info
We have been taught that all humans share intrinsic qualities that lend them a common dignity. Philosophers conceive of a certain level of cognitive capacity as the very mark of humanity, and extend the mantle of equal moral fellowship to these "persons." But what of individuals with diminished... More Info
No matter where you live, you can have farmstead fresh eggs! From the cities to the suburbs, backyards are filled with the sounds of clucking like never before as more people invest in having a closer connection to the food they eat and discover the rewards (and challenges) of raising chickens and... More Info
Revised and updated with a special emphasis on innovations in social media, the second edition of Media and Cultural Studies: Keyworks stands as the most popular and highly acclaimed anthology in the dynamic and multidisciplinary field of cultural studies. Features several new readings with a... More Info
Now updated with the latest research?the breakthrough way to lose weight, stop pain, and prevent disease Completely updated with the latest research, The Vitamin D Cure tells you all you need to know about this miraculous natural substance—today's best way to heal pain, prevent disease, and... More Info
Berto’s highly readable and lucid guide introduces students and the interested reader to Gödel’s celebrated Incompleteness Theorem, and discusses some of the most famous - and infamous - claims arising from Gödel's arguments. Offers a clear understanding of this difficult subject by... More Info
In this sensible, simple-to-follow workbook, based on the acclaimed No More Sleepless Nights program, one of the world's leading insomnia experts gives you the tools to be your own sleep therapist. Filled with interactive quizzes, sleep logs, and self-evaluation exercises, which may be used in... More Info
This book introduces students to new ways of thinking about development. It integrates the recent scholarship of cultural studies within the existing frameworks of development studies, which have primarily focused on issues of political economy and structural transformation.
This unique collection is the first to bring attention to Antonio Gramsci’s work within geographical debates. Presenting a substantially different reading to Gramsci scholarship, the collection forges a new approach within human geography, environmental studies and development theory.
A collection of 24 crafting projects aims to help build family connections through group projects that will let parents, children and siblings bond, in a book with 130 color photos and drawings. Original.
The first look at the philosophy behind the Green Lantern comics?timed for the release of the Green Lantern movie in June 2011 The most recent Green Lantern series?the Blackest Night?propelled GL to be the top-selling comic series for more than a year, the latest twist in seven decades of Green... More Info
"The Culinary Institute of America provides 200 meat-free recipes, including starters and sides; soups, salads and sandwiches; breads and baked goods; grain, pasta and noodle dishes; and main dishes featuring beans, eggs and meat substitutes."
A latest collection of recipes from the award-winning Canadian restaurant chain outlines lifestyle recommendations for maintaining a balanced vegetarian or vegan diet while providing dozens of photographs showcasing the restaurant's urban décor, in a volume that incorporates 150 new recipes.... More Info
"Be prepared for a mind-opening experience." -The Christian Century "Highly readable; excellent for students. . . . A tonic and eye-opener for anyone who wants a politics that works." -Jane Mansbridge, Adams Professor, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University "America Beyond... More Info
Body art or eyesore, tattoos provide fertile ground for philosophical discussion Whether seen as a celebration of individuality or as a conversation piece, tattoos raise intriguing philosophical questions, from aesthetics to feminism, from semiotics to the philosophy of the person. The abundance of... More Info
"More than 150 delicious recipes, including 50 newly developed. Recipes cover great-tasting, fiber and nutrient-packed ideas for breakfast and brunch, appetizers and snacks, main dishes, breads and sides, and desserts"--
Addressing the need for flavorful, antioxidant-rich foods, a collection of recipes highlights 30 leafy green vegetables that complement such suggestions as Crispy-Skin Salmon on a Bed of Gingery Kale and Hot and Sour Bok Choi. By the best-selling author of How to Cook Everything. Reissue.
Celebrate the Dude with an abiding look at the philosophy behind The Big Lebowski Is the Dude a bowling-loving stoner or a philosophical genius living the good life? Naturally, it's the latter, and The Big Lebowski and Philosophy explains why. Enlisting the help of great thinkers like Plato and... More Info
Learn the science behind stress and start living better Stress can kill. Chronic stress has been linked to depression, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. Left untreated it can cause serious and long-lasting health problems. Drawing on two decades of... More Info
"There are books that debate math, science, and history; there are books that help you build walls or even pyramids; there are even books that discuss Neanderthals with tools and autotrophs that drool. This book discusses philosophy. But you don't need an IQ of 187 to enjoy it. I swear to cow! As... More Info
The producer of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours offers the intriguing inside story of the making of the classic 1977 album, from infighting among the band members to the novel approaches they took to making music, in a book with 80 photos.
An updated edition of a reference that combines the expertise of a dietician and professional chef offers healthy vegan and vegetarian recipes that provide for a variety of occasions, in a volume that incorporates the latest nutritional information, raw-food options and health tips for special... More Info
Utilizing research conducted primarily with residents of Sofia, Bulgaria, Iron Curtains: Gates, Suburbs, and Privatization of Space in the Post-socialist City explores the human dimension of new city-building that has emerged in East Europe.
"Psychologists explore the reality of cyberbulliesMillions of children are affected by bullies each year. Advances in social media, email, instant messaging, and cell phones, however, have moved bullying from a schoolyard fear to a constant threat. The second edition of Cyberbullying offers the... More Info
Untangle the complex web of philosophical dilemmas of Spidey and his world-in time for the release of The Amazing Spider-Man movie Since Stan Lee and Marvel introduced Spider-Man in Amazing Fantasy #15 in 1962, everyones favorite webslinger has had a long career in comics, graphic novels, cartoons,... More Info
Everyday it seems as though the media has a different story to tell about the real estate market. Is the market going to boom? Are values inflated and unsustainable, so a correction is inevitable? Are we in a buyer's market or a seller's market?
The first comprehensive treatment of environmental philosophy, going beyond ethics to address the philosophical concepts that underlie environmental thinking and policy-making today Encompasses all of environmental philosophy, including conservation biology, restoration ecology, sustainability,... More Info
A relationship expert and author of Why Mr. Right Can't Find You provides this guide to finding the perfect man through "shopping" to determine how long a product is likely to last and its required maintenance and care.
One of Canada's hottest restaurants puts a Fresh spin on vegetarian cuisine! Toronto's Fresh restaurants are consistently rated as among the most popular restaurants in the city. Appealing to vegetarians, vegans and those who enjoy meatfree meals as part of a healthy diet, Fresh has evolved from a... More Info
"Philosophy is, if Plato (428-348 BCE) can be trusted, a frenzied passion for the truth, the love of wisdom, the pursuit of answers to fundamental questions, a way of life. The authors of the chapters in this book are all philosophers, most are college professors, and all are teachers of one sort... More Info
A psychotherapist, parent educator, and parent coach reveals how the "good mother myth" can lead to poor parenting, marital strife, and personal issues, and provides a series of personal stories and life experiences that will help readers to adopt a positive new outlook. Original.
A school teacher reveals how he built a million-dollar investment account long before retirement age, sharing comprehensive and whimsical advice for using low-cost index funds while avoiding get-rich-quick products and the investment recommendations of typical financial advisors. Original.
The one book your bank REALLY does not want you to read. More than ever before, Canadians are frightened and stressed out about their retirement and financial future. With the mortgage, car payments and credit card bills, there never seems to be enough to pay the current bills let alone save... More Info