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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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            • Pub Date
              4 Feb 20

            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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            • Pub Date
              11 Feb 20

            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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            Japanese Made Easy: A situation-based guide designed to get you speaking simple Japanese from the very first day! (Revised and Updated)
             

            Japanese Made Easy: A situation-based guide designed to get you speaking simple Japanese from the very first day! (Revised and Updated) (Paperback)

            By Monane, Tazuko Ajiro; Revised by Matsunari, Yumi

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            A comprehensive, situation-based guide designed to get you speaking simple Japanese from the very first day! Covers the most common social situations encountered by visitors to Japan: Greetings and simple conversation Asking directions and questions Telling the time and handling ...money Shopping and order food & drinks Counting and asking prices Traveling and taking transportation Japanese Made Easy is an accessible and thorough self-study guide that has readers using simple, everyday Japanese vocabulary and phrases within a few hours. This book has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect current usage. In this edition, all vocabulary and sentence patterns are shown in Japanese script as well as romanized Japanese and English. Revisions also include new dialogues, cultural notes, illustrations and updated vocabulary. Japanese Made Easy features: Practice exercises based on over 30 of the most important Japanese sentence patterns, with example sentences and answer keys Notes on the key points of Japanese grammar and vocabulary A detailed glossary of important Japanese words and an index of vocabulary and grammar The most common social situations encountered by visitors to Japan, including asking directions, taking public transport and ordering food This book is based on classroom materials developed at the University of Hawaii, and has been designed to help beginners build practical language skills in only a few weeks of home study. It is an accessible guide to the basic patterns of the Japanese language, and to occasions when they will be most useful to travelers in Japan.
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            ISBN 9784805313718
            Released NZ 1 Jan 2020
            Publisher Tuttle Publishing
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            Elementary Mandarin Chinese Textbook: The Complete Language Course for Beginning Learners (With Companion Audio)
             

            Elementary Mandarin Chinese Textbook: The Complete Language Course for Beginning Learners (With Companion Audio) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kubler, Cornelius C.

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            Elementary Mandarin Chinese Textbook is a new beginner Mandarin Chinese course which enables you to quickly learn the basics of the language. The 24 lessons in this book are meant to be used in 3 hours per week of class instruction over one academic year. Students will need anoth...er 2-3 hours of outside practice and review for every hour of class time, using the materials in the accompanying Elementary Mandarin Chinese Workbook. These books can also be used by self-study learners due to the extensive explanations and free supplementary materials available - including online audio and video recordings and flash cards. The entire course can be completed in 25 to 35 weeks and teaches you the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing Mandarin Chinese at a conversational level. Each lesson starts with a dialogue and includes a list of new and supplementary Chinese vocabulary along with questions and grammar notes about the dialogue, a reading section and extensive exercises (that are in the Workbook). Elementary Mandarin Chinese Textbook offers the following significant advantages over other similar textbooks: Common, everyday Chinese dialogues are used for listening and practice - complete with vocabulary lists and questions and storylines based on actual everyday experiences in China Chinese grammar is explained in simple, non-technical terms with useful notes and tips given Reading exercises are provided for all new words and phrases in each lesson Free online audio recordings by native speakers from various parts of China help you not only acquire correct pronunciation but also to understand Chinese speakers who have different accents Illustrations and supplementary video clips add authenticity to the dialogues in the book A Chinese-English dictionary is provided at the back for easy reference Chinese characters and Pinyin Romanized forms are used throughout the book (except for the reading exercises), so this book is usable by learners who wish to focu
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            ISBN 9780804851244
            Released NZ 1 Jan 2020
            Publisher Tuttle Publishing
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            Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain

            Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain (Paperback, New ed.)

            By Wolf, Maryanne

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            Explores how our brains learnt to read. This work presents a discussion ranging from the history of the earliest known examples of written language, to whether reading online really is making us 'stupider', and why dyslexia can be a gift.

            ISBN 9781848310308
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2008
            Publisher Icon Books Ltd
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            Cultureflow Te Reo Maori -Intro CD Rom
             

            Cultureflow Te Reo Maori -Intro CD Rom (CD Rom)

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            This is an absolute beginner's programme covering pronunciation, greetings/farewell, powhiri/marae protocol, Maori origins and the Treaty of Waitangi in 2010. Cultureflow Intro is an opportunity for organisations to visit Te Ao Maori (Maori world) and discuss the positive impact ...our culture has within and outside of Aotearoa. The software also includes extra activities to enhance the learning process
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            ISBN 9780473102739
            Published NZ 10 Nov 2011
            Publisher Cultureflow
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            The Study of Language
             

            The Study of Language (Hardback, 7th Revised edition)

            By Yule, George

            • RRP: $289.99
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            This bestselling textbook is the most fundamental and easy-to-use introduction for beginner students. Broad yet concise, this overview of key topics draws students in. The seventh edition has substantial changes to the chapters on phonetics and semantics, 40 new study questions a...nd more than 20 new tasks.
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            ISBN 9781108499453
            Released NZ 2 Jan 2020
            Publisher Cambridge University Press
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            600 Basic Words Cartoons Flash Cards Bilingual English Slovak: Easy learning baby first book with card games like ABC alphabet Numbers Animals to practice vocabulary in use. Childrens picture dictionary workbook for toddlers kids to beginners adults.
             

            600 Basic Words Cartoons Flash Cards Bilingual English Slovak: Easy learning baby first book with card games like ABC alphabet Numbers Animals to practice vocabulary in use. Childrens picture dictionary workbook for toddlers kids to beginners adults. (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Language, Kinder

            • RRP: $36.50
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            The adults in a child's life play a significant role in helping a child learn new words. Through everyday conversations and interactions caregivers use this 600 Basic Words Cartoons Flash Cards and talk about what words mean which helps expand a child's vocabulary. You can use th...is educational flashcards on teaching vocabulary through a variety of fun word-learning strategies. Vocabulary represents one of most important skills necessary for teaching and learning a foreign language. It is the basis for the development of all the other skills: reading comprehension listening comprehension speaking writing spelling and pronunciation. That is why having large vocabulary is absolutely important.
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            ISBN 9781081592967
            Released NZ 20 Jul 2019
            Publisher Independently Published
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Grammar Rules: Grammar Rules
             

            Grammar Rules: Grammar Rules (Hardback)

            By Shrives, Craig

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            Suitable for Brits and Americans, this grammar-reference book offers well-crafted 'grammar lite' explanations as well as hundreds of tips and workarounds.

            ISBN 9780857830371
            Released NZ 8 Sep 2011
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Through the Language Glass: Why The World Looks Different In Other Languages
              

            Through the Language Glass: Why The World Looks Different In Other Languages (Paperback)

            By Deutscher, Guy

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            An odyssey that takes us from Homer to Darwin, from scientists to savages, from the corridors of Yale to the rivers of the Amazon, from how to name the rainbow to why Russian water - a 'she' - become a 'he' once you have dipped a tea bag into her. It explores some of the fascinat...ing questions about language, culture and the human mind.
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            ISBN 9780099505570
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2011
            Publisher Cornerstone
            Interest Age 14+ years
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