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What are Secondary Sources?  Journal articles, book chapters etc... written about a work, usually offering a critical view of that work.

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Language Books

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Handbook of Bilingualism & Multilingualism - Bhatia & Ritchie (Eds)
ISBN: 9781444334906
Publication Date: 2013
Comprising state-of-the-art research, this substantially expanded and revised Handbook discusses the latest global and interdisciplinary issues across bilingualism and multilingualism. Includes the addition of ten new authors to the contributor team, and coverage of seven new topics ranging from global media to heritage language learning

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When the World Spoke French - Fumaroli & Howard (Translator)
ISBN: 1590173759
Publication Date: 2011
During the 18th century, from the death of Louis XIV until the Revolution, French culture set the standard for all of Europe. In Sweden, Austria, Italy, Spain, England, Russia, and Germany, among kings & queens, diplomats, military leaders, writers, aristocrats & artists, French was the universal language of politics & intellectual life.... Marc Fumaroli presents a gallery of portraits of Europeans and Americans who conversed and corresponded in French, along with excerpts from their letters or other writings.

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Chinese Pronunciation - Live ABC
ISBN: 9780071627368
Publication Date: 2010
The key to correct Chinese pronunciation--through sight & sound In Mandarin Chinese, the word ma can mean four different things depending on the tone (the pitch)--mother, hemp,horse, or to scold--though the pronunciation is the same. If you are not a native speaker of Chinese, you may find this aspect of learning the language daunting.

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Kaleidoskop : kultur, literature & grammatik - Moeller
ISBN: 0618668829
Publication Date: 2007
A learner-centered approach that promotes communication & focuses on the literature & culture of the German-speaking world. Reading plays an important role in this text, with exercises for listening, speaking & writing revolving around the wide range of authentic reading selections.

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Reference Grammar of French - R. E. Batchelor; M. Chebli-Saadi
ISBN: 0521196736
Publication Date: 2011
A lively, wide-ranging and original handbook on the structure of the French language. It includes new information on register, pronunciation, gender, number, foreign words (Latin, Arabic, English, Spanish, Italian), adjectives and past participles used as nouns, texting, word order, frequency of occurrence of words, and usage with all geographical names.

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Basic Japanese Kanji - Stout, Hakone & Suzuki
ISBN: 9784805310489
Publication Date: 2011
Introduction to the first 205 of the 410 core characters in Japanese (plus 18 additional kanji that serve as building blocks). These kanji are the most frequently used in newspapers, conversations & the top college-level beginning Japanese textbooks. Using a focused combination of proven traditional methods & unique new methods, this book will help independent learners and university or high school students to write, read, speak & use Japanese better.

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Correct your French blunders : avoid 99% of the common mistakes made by learners of French - VĂ©ronique Mazet
ISBN: 0071468862
Publication Date: 2007
Tired of making the same old mistakes of switching genders, confusing tenses, & mixing up idioms? This book warns you of 100s of typical errors learners make & explains the reasons behind them, so you can correct yourself in the future.



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