The series builds an extensive collection of high quality descriptions of languages around the world. Each volume offers a comprehensive grammatical description of a single language together with fully analyzed sample texts and, if appropriate, a word list and other relevant information which is available on the language in question. There are no restrictions as to language family or area, and although special attention is paid to hitherto undescribed languages, new and valuable treatments of better known languages are also included. No theoretical model is imposed on the authors; the only criterion is a high standard of scientific quality.
This book contains amusing illustrations and descriptive text, which provide an interesting insight into the harsh realities faced by convicts under the old penal system, and the beginnings of colonial enterprise. Informative captions, a complete glossary and an index make this an ideal and fun introduction to the conventions of non-fiction texts. This is an ideal text for Key Stage 2 shared and guided reading and helps achieve the goals of the Scottish Standard Curriculum 5-14.
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