The Book Is On The Table by Elton JonesThe Book Is On The Table by Elton Jones

The Book Is On The Table

byElton Jones

Paperback | January 16, 2013

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At the end of the noughties I attended a graduation ceremony in theGreat Hall at the University of Leeds. There, I was awarded with aMaster of Arts degree in Linguistics and English Language Teaching.Just ten years before I had only basic skills in English and was stuckworking in a street stall in South America, earning £60 per month.This narrative tells about the adventurous journey learning Englishand how English empowered me to escape from a social backgroundof mediocrity. Along this journey I learned about Linguistics,Sociolinguistics, English Learning (as a foreign/ second language),and have discovered some sort of supernatural power that Englishbestowed upon me. I invite the readers to retrace the steps of suchdiscovery and to observe the intrinsic connection between languageand reality. Along the way, the reader will be introduced to a cartradesman from Yorkshire, a promising conservative student, a piousand steadfast mother, a sickening drag queen who impersonatesMadonna, the fierce rioters of Stonewall, an industrious and cunninglinguistics teacher, a devout Christian who believes that aliens controlthis world, and a famous American linguist who changed someprejudicial views on Black English vernacular. The readers should feelfree to learn a few linguistic technical terms, some car trade jargon, abunch of dialectical words, and a mouthful of taboo language. And ifthe reader incidentally learns to conjure some magic spell usingEnglish, as a happy by product, well... good for you.
Title:The Book Is On The TableFormat:PaperbackDimensions:542 pages, 8 × 5 × 1.21 inPublished:January 16, 2013Publisher:Legend Press LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1909593117

ISBN - 13:9781909593114

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