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LINGUIST List 21.2984

Mon Jul 19 2010

Books: Applied Linguistics: Rector et. al.

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>

Links to the websites of all LINGUIST's supporting publishers are available at the end of this issue.
        1.    Jackie Beilhart, Working Portuguese for Beginners: Rector et. al.

Message 1: Working Portuguese for Beginners: Rector et. al.
Date: 14-Jun-2010
From: Jackie Beilhart <jb594georgetown.edu>
Subject: Working Portuguese for Beginners: Rector et. al.
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Title: Working Portuguese for Beginners
Published: 2010
Publisher: Georgetown University Press

Book URL: http://http://press.georgetown.edu/detail.html?id=9781589017146

Author: Monica Rector
Author: Regina Santos
Author: Marcelo Amorim
Author: M. Lynne Gerber
CD: ISBN: 9781589017146 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 9.95 Comment: DVD, Student's Edition
CD: ISBN: 9781589017153 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 0.00 Comment: DVD, Teacher's Edition
Paperback: ISBN: 9781589016873 Pages: 512 Price: U.S. $ 0.00 Comment: Teacher's Edition
Paperback: ISBN: 9781589016385 Pages: 512 Price: U.S. $ 74.95 Comment: Student's Edition

Working Portuguese enables English speakers with no prior knowledge of
Brazilian Portuguese to develop the basic communication skills and cultural
knowledge needed to visit Brazil and to function in a work environment in
which Portuguese is spoken. This language program presents not only all the
situations and grammar normally covered in an elementary Portuguese
textbook but also includes situations set in a business context in every

Major Features:
- Twenty-four lessons, the last four concluding with a special independent
project in which the student applies the language to his or her area of
professional interest
- Clear objectives for acquiring language skills, grammar, and cultural
- Lessons cover the important basics normally covered in any beginning
Portuguese textbook such as introductions and greetings, counting, making
travel plans, taking public transportation, and asking for directions
- Lessons cover business tasks such as negotiating a contract, presenting a
new product, writing a business memo - all in Brazilian Portuguese
- Lessons provide dialogues and vocabulary lists for reading and listening,
grammar, cultural reading, and interactive homework
- Portuguese-English and English-Portuguese glossaries offer additional help
with vocabulary
- Course can be combined with affordable online access to self-grading
exercises (available through Quia.com, $24.95 per student for 18 months of

Student's Book
- Includes MP3 tracks of vocabulary, dialogues, and audio exercises on CD
- Lessons are valuable to the classroom student as well as self-directed
independent learners

Teacher's Edition
- Includes a CD-ROM with all MP3 tracks of vocabulary, dialogues, and audio
exercises found on the student's disk
- CD-ROM also provides quizzes and a midterm, materials for special
activities, and approximately 300 supplementary PowerPoint slides for
classroom presentation

Online teaching features at Quia.com
- Instructor-managed class activities and exercises
- Monitoring of student progress
- Customized grading options online
- Students can complete exercises online, submit their answers electronically
to their instructor, and receive automatic feedback
- Teachers can also use Quia templates to build their own exercises or use
exercises developed by other instructors to provide added help for students
- Motivated self-directed learners can also access the self-grading online
exercises at Quia.com (no instructor feedback will be provided)

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Portuguese (por)

Written In: Portuguese (por )

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Cambridge Scholars Publishing http://www.c-s-p.org
Cambridge University Press http://us.cambridge.org
Cascadilla Press http://www.cascadilla.com/
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd http://www.continuumbooks.com
De Gruyter Mouton http://www.degruyter.com/mouton
Edinburgh University Press http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/
Elsevier Ltd http://www.elsevier.com/linguistics
Emerald Group Publishing Limited http://www.emeraldinsight.com/
Equinox Publishing Ltd http://www.equinoxpub.com/
European Language Resources Association - ELRA http://www.elra.info.
Georgetown University Press http://www.press.georgetown.edu
John Benjamins http://www.benjamins.com/
Lincom GmbH http://www.lincom.eu
MIT Press http://mitpress.mit.edu/
Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Multilingual Matters http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG http://www.narr.de/
Oxford University Press http://www.oup.com/us
Palgrave Macmillan http://www.palgrave.com
Peter Lang AG http://www.peterlang.com
Rodopi http://www.rodopi.nl/
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Springer http://www.springer.com
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Wiley-Blackwell http://www.wiley.com

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Graduate Linguistic Students' Association, Umass http://glsa.hypermart.net/
International Pragmatics Assoc. http://www.ipra.be
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Pacific Linguistics http://pacling.anu.edu.au/
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St. Jerome Publishing Ltd http://www.stjerome.co.uk
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