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            Alphamaniacs: Builders of 26 Wonders of the Word
             

            Alphamaniacs: Builders of 26 Wonders of the Word (Hardback)

            By Fleischman, Paul; Illustrated by Sweet, Melissa

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            Are you a word person? A curiosity seeker? An explorer? Take a look at these twenty-six extraordinary individuals for whom love of language is an extreme sport.Step right up and read the genuine stories of writers so intoxicated by the shapes and sound of language that they colle...cted, dissected, and constructed verbal wonders of the most extraordinary kind. Jean-Dominique Bauby wrote his memoirs by blinking his left eyelid, unable to move the rest of his body. Frederic Cassidy was obsessed with the language of place, and after posing hundreds of questions to folks all over the United States, amassed (among other things) 176 words for dust bunnies. Georges Perec wrote a novel without using the letter e (so well that at least one reviewer didn't notice its absence), then followed with a novella in which e was the only vowel. A love letter to all those who love words, language, writing, writers, and stories, Alphamaniacs is a stunningly illustrated collection of mini-biographies about the most daring and peculiar of writers and their audacious, courageous, temerarious way with words.
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            ISBN 9780763690663
            Released NZ 1 May 2020
            Publisher Candlewick Press,U.S
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Growing Up with Two Languages: A Practical Guide for Multilingual Families and Those Who Support Them

            Growing Up with Two Languages: A Practical Guide for Multilingual Families and Those Who Support Them (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 4th New edition)

            By Cunningham, Una

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            Growing up With Two Languages provides a highly accessible account of the stages of language development, describes and evaluates the various systems and strategies that can be adopted and looks at the problems that can occur when a child is exposed to two language and cultures. ...Combining research-informed advice and the experience of parents raising children as speakers of a wide range of languages in every populated continent in the world, this book and its associated web material will answer questions, offer tried and tested strategies to keep children speaking a minority language and give material to enlist the support of the extended family, teachers and others. The perspective of adults themselves raised speaking more than one language is included. New to this edition is a chapter focussing on families raising children as speakers of indigenous and threatened languages and chapters for teachers and for health professionals who want to know more about multilingual child language development and how they can support parents to continue speaking their language with their children. With new and updated first-hand advice, Internet resources and examples throughout, this book also includes a chapter that introduces important recent research into multilingual children and further reading guides for those who want to know more. This book is for parents who are raising or plan to raise children as speakers of more than one language, and for the teachers and healthcare workers who meet and can support them.
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            ISBN 9780815380566
            Released NZ 8 Apr 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Embracing Multilinguilism Across Contexts
             

            Embracing Multilinguilism Across Contexts (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Olsen-Reeder, Vincent Ieni; Seals, Corinne

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            Embracing Multilingualism Across Educational Contexts brings together researchers, practitioners, and community stakeholders from around the world to present international case studies of multilingualism in education.

            ISBN 9781776562916
            Published NZ 12 Jul 2019
            Publisher Victoria University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Niuean: Predicates and Arguments in an Isolating Language
             

            Niuean: Predicates and Arguments in an Isolating Language (Hardback)

            By Massam, Diane

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            This volume explores predication in Niuean, an endangered Polynesian language spoken on the island of Niue and in New Zealand. It extends our understanding of cross-linguistic sentence structure and grammatical case, and will be of interest to scholars in the fields of Austronesi...an linguistics, typology, and theoretical linguistics.
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            ISBN 9780198793557
            Released NZ 9 Apr 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Oxford Studies of Endangered Languages
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            Arabic English Bilingual Visual Dictionary for Kids to Beginners Adults: First Learning complete frequency animals word card games in pocket size. Quick way to learn new language full vocabulary builder by reading, tracing, writing and coloring books.
             

            Arabic English Bilingual Visual Dictionary for Kids to Beginners Adults: First Learning complete frequency animals word card games in pocket size. Quick way to learn new language full vocabulary builder by reading, tracing, writing and coloring books. (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Language, School of Kinder

            • RRP: $27.99
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            Research shows that learning a second language boosts problem-solving, critical thinking, and listening skills, in addition to improving memory, concentration, and the ability to multitask. Children proficient in other languages also show signs of enhanced creativity and mental f...lexibility. There is a critical period or window of opportunity when children learn languages best. Studies have shown that this is when children are between birth and six years old. The younger children are, the easier they will learn a second language. As they get older that ability diminishes. These easy and fun flashcards aim to help parents as a useful educational tool for kids to learn a new language.
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            ISBN 9781072263227
            Released NZ 5 Jun 2019
            Publisher Independently Published
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series الإنجليز&#16 العر&
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            Why Writing Matters

            Why Writing Matters (Hardback)

            By Delbanco, Nicholas

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            Drawing lessons from writers of all ages and writing across genres, a distinguished teacher and writer reveals the enduring importance of writing for our time

            ISBN 9780300245974
            Released NZ 15 May 2020
            Publisher Yale University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Why X Matters
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            Key Questions in Language Teaching: An Introduction

            Key Questions in Language Teaching: An Introduction (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Benati, Alessandro G.

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            Taking an evidence-based approach to the main issues in language teaching, this book uses a 'key questions' structure to help readers understand how these questions inform language teaching practices. The book is perfectly suited to language teaching modules on English Language, ...TESOL and Applied Linguistics courses.
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            ISBN 9781108441407
            Released NZ 30 Apr 2020
            Publisher Cambridge University Press
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Bilingual Brain: And What It Tells Us about the Science of Language

            The Bilingual Brain: And What It Tells Us about the Science of Language (Hardback)

            By Costa, Albert

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            What exactly does it mean for two languages to coexist in the same brain? How do babies exposed to different languages differentiate between them? And how does cognitive decline affect the two languages? Bilingualism is quickly becoming the rule rather than the exception as more ...than half of the world's population is able to communicate in more than one language. In The Bilingual Brain, leading expert Albert Costa guides us through the latest research exploring the many fascinating questions raised by bilingualism: from how children exposed to two different languages determine between them to how it influences our decisions. Filled with memorable examples from cutting-edge studies, The Bilingual Brain shows that bilingualism can help us better understand how language works.
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            ISBN 9780241391518
            Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Language (English)
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            A Place For Everything: The Curious History of Alphabetical Order

            A Place For Everything: The Curious History of Alphabetical Order (Hardback)

            By Flanders, Judith

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            A celebration of alphabetical order, from its humble beginnings to its pre-eminence as the organizing principle for the sum of the world's knowledge.

            ISBN 9781509881567
            Released NZ 11 Feb 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Thinking Inside the Box: Adventures with Crosswords and the Puzzling People Who Can't Live Without Them

            Thinking Inside the Box: Adventures with Crosswords and the Puzzling People Who Can't Live Without Them (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Raphel, Adrienne

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            A delightful, erudite, and immersive exploration of the crossword puzzle and its fascinating history from a brilliant young writer.

            ISBN 9781472144638
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age General Audience
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