Cultura Cinese Segno Scrittura E Civilt

Author: Alessandra C. Lavagnino
ISBN: 9788843070022
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You Say Potato

Author: Ben Crystal
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447276663
Size: 20,31 MB
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Some people say scohn, while others say schown. He says bath, while she says bahth. You say potayto. I say potahto And- -wait a second, no one says potahto. No one's ever said potahto. Have they? From reconstructing Shakespeare's accent to the rise and fall of Received Pronunciation, actor Ben Crystal and his linguist father David travel the world in search of the stories of spoken English. Everyone has an accent, though many of us think we don't. We all have our likes and dislikes about the way other people speak, and everyone has something to say about 'correct' pronunciation. But how did all these accents come about, and why do people feel so strongly about them? Are regional accents dying out as English becomes a global language? And most importantly of all: what went wrong in Birmingham? Witty, authoritative and jam-packed full of fascinating facts, You Say Potato is a celebration of the myriad ways in which the English language is spoken - and how our accents, in so many ways, speak louder than words.

The Librarians Of Alexandria

Author: Alessandra Lavagnino
Editor: Steerforth Press
ISBN: 9781586420994
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Drawn from actual events and characters in the author’s family history,The Librarians of Alexandriais a multi-generational saga spanning the years from the Unification of Italy in 1870 to the end of the Second World War. The librarians are the two Sisters Canterno: the beautiful, impassioned Marta and the withdrawn yet loving Margherita. Their intertwining stories are told by Marta’s daughter, Adriana, who alternately narrates as a young girl and as a grown woman, reminiscing with the aged and infirm Margherita. Set in Alexandria, Rome, and Palermo, the novel is at once circular and epic, a love song to culture – to languages and books, art and music – told in sensuous prose that evokes the sounds of rustling parchment manuscripts, parlor games, songs, and the strife of antiaircraft fire, while conjuring the scents of old libraries, dusty alleys, silkworm farms, and mandarin oranges.

Description Of American English Phonology A

Author: Pierfranca Forchini
ISBN: 9788883119842
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Author: Francesco Verso
Editor: Apex Publications
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There is Alba. And there is everything else. In a future threatened by the spread of "kipple" (garbage & trash), Peter Payne is part of a fringe society that scavenges junk to survive. His days are spent in the refuse of humanity and running with a teenage gang called The Dead Bones lead by his brother Charlie. But when Peter finds beauty in the world in the shape of Alba, an advanced model female nexhuman, he finds purpose ... and love. When Charlie and The Dead Bones destroy Peter's dreams for the future, Peter embarks on a quest to rebuild the object of his obsession. Exploring themes such as cybernetics, consumerism, robotics, and transcendence, Nexhuman expands on classic science fiction to build a world as deep and searching as its main character.

Lcm Journal Vol 3 2016 No 1 Verso Nuove Frontiere Dell Eteroglossia The New Frontiers Of Heteroglossia

Author: Gabriella Cartago
Editor: LED Edizioni Universitarie
ISBN: 8879167901
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Table of Contents: Editoriale. “Scrivere in una lingua straniera è un atto pagano”, Gabriella Cartago - L’italiano di Pieter Paul Rubens in qualità di “secretario” di Jan Brueghel dei Velluti, Rosa Argenziano - Letterature e lingue sul confine orientale, Cristina Benussi - Tra le lingue, tra le culture: intorno al manoscritto italiano “Ville romane: in memoriam” di Vernon Lee, Marco Canani - Una lettura ‘bachtiniana’ dell’opera critica di Gao Xingjian 高行健, Simona Gallo - Scrivere “in altre parole” Jhumpa Lahiri e la lingua italiana, Andrea Groppaldi, Giuseppe Sergio - L’heterolinguisme en scene: français et arabe(s) à l’oeuvre dans ‘Junun’ de Jalila Baccar, Chiara Lusetti - Raccontarsi bilingue. “Le Vie di New York” di Martino Iasoni, Martino Marazzi - Due casi limite dell’autotraduzione: ‘Il castello dei destini incrociati’ di Calvino e ‘Il Capitale’ di Marx, Iris Plack - Esempi di eteroglossia nel paesaggio linguistico milanese, Marcella Uberti-Bona - Autori / Authors

My Several Worlds

Author: Pearl S. Buck
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480421235
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The extraordinary and eventful personal account of the life of Pearl S. Buck, the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature Often regarded as one of Pearl S. Buck’s most significant works, My Several Worlds is the memoir of a major novelist and one of the key American chroniclers of China. Buck, who was born to missionary parents in 1892, spent much of the first portion of her life in China, experiencing the Boxer Rebellion first hand and becoming involved with the society with an intimacy available to few outside observers. The book is not only an important reflection on that nation’s modern history, but also an account of her re-engagement with America and the intense activity that characterized her life there, from her prolific novel-writing to her loves and friendships to her work for abandoned children and other humanitarian causes. As alive with incident as it is illuminating in its philosophy, My Several Worlds is essential reading for travelers and readers alike. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate.


Editor: Operina LLC
ISBN: 1934227188
Size: 19,33 MB
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Xu Bing

Author: John B. Ravenal
Editor: Anchor Books
Size: 20,82 MB
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Published to accompany an exhibition held at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Va., Sept. 10-Dec. 4, 2011.