Featuring more than one thousand new, rewritten, and updated entries, this timely reference on American politics explains current terms in politics, economics, and diplomacy and includes a new introduction and index. 25,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo.
Good news! America’s master wordsmith strikes again with a new collection of erudite, witty, provocative, sometimes barbed, frequently hilarious “On Language” columns. Published in The New York Times and syndicated in more than three hundred other newspapers, these opinions from the “Supreme Court of Current English Usage” cover everything from the bottom line on tycoonese and the accesses* of computerese to portmanteau words like televangelist and Draconomics (the language maven’s own plan for our bloated economy). Although Safire makes an admirable case for adverbs and adjectives, advocates of strong verbs will be heartened to hear that he also: pleads for the preservation of the subjunctive mood; delivers, hot off the college campus, the latest lingo in which ‘rents means parents and yesterday’s wimps are today’s squids; decries the brevity-is-next-to-godliness literary school; bids farewell to anxiety (it’s been replaced by trendy stress or swangst); noodles over such weighty geopolitical questions as “when an intercept of a fighter is a buzz”; bemoans the loss of roughage to fiber; and rides herd over the language spoken in Marlboro Country. More good news! Safire again spices his own wit and wisdom with correspondence from Lexicographic irregulars, those zealous readers and letter writers who reply to his columns with praise, scorn, corrections and nitpicks—anything to match wits with Super-maven. If You Could Look It Up and Take My Word for It occupy prominent spots in your bookcase, then Language Maven Strikes Again belongs there too. If they don’t, then begin with this Safire and work your way back. *That’s not a typo—that’s a pun.
Encyclopedias and dictionaries by Franz Josef Hausmann
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
Die vorliegende (sozio-)linguistische Untersuchung hat zum Ziel, das Wesen und die Kontinuität der konservativ-restaurativen Sprachkritik in Amerika offenzulegen. Anhand von kritischen Urteilen über die amerikanische Sprachkultur in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart wird nachgewiesen, dass in Amerika besondere geschichtliche Erfahrungen und gesellschaftliche Bedingungen zu eigentümlichen konservativ-restaurativen sprachkritischen Denkweisen geführt haben.
O'Connor & Sabato's best-selling American government text with seven chapters on Texas politics and government. Offers a historical perspective of American & Texas government. Brings everything right up to the present with an abundance of current and student-relevant examples. New "Join the Debate" & "On Campus" boxes engage students in the material. New "Analyzing Visuals" boxes help develop visual literacy skills.
This election update edition of the number one book in American government continues to provide the most current and engaging introduction available for the course without chapters dedicated to policy. Written with the belief that knowledge of the development of American government is integral to fully understand our current political system, American Government: Continuity and Change offers a strong historical perspective that highlights the evolution of government and engages students with examples relevant to their lives today.
The fourth biennial update of a textbook for an introductory course. Revised, especially in the Interest Group Politics section, to integrate events through the Starr Report, but not impeachment hearings. Also considers debates about campaign finance, economic and political changes in Russia and Jap