Lahaina, HI (Vocus) March 24, 2010
An adjunct to formal books that teaches English as a second language awaits foreign students and readers as Xlibris announces the release of Wit in English, an English language arts book authored by Paul Joel Freeman.
The acceptance of English all over the world has pushed more foreign students to study it as a second language. However, while many of these students are taught formal English, most remain unaware of the interplay of wit when it comes to its actual use. Written to complement the academic approach in teaching the universal language, Freeman’s Wit in English teaches the subtleties of “between the lines English.” Students can dwell on wit, humor, and language in the first nine chapters of this book, and learn the applications of wit in various fields in the succeeding four chapters. Many examples, exercises, and self-tests are also provided for practice, including an inquiry of the role of wit in poetry, art (including cartoons), and drama. This book also helps enliven the study of English while giving quick insight into many puzzling aspects that would ordinarily take years for students to acquire.
A unique yet equally informative material, Wit in English reinvigorates language exchanges through the revival of the art of conversing in English. For more information on this book, log on to Xlibris.com.
About the Author
After receiving a Ph.D. from Stanford University, Paul Joel Freeman went into university teaching. There he quickly learned that a sure way to keep students alert during the traditional fifty-minute lecture was to use language itself as a stimulant. English with its built-in frailties, foibles, and paradoxes could be used to surprise students with wit and humor, providing welcome breaks in an ordinary staid lecture. Encouraged by the success of using “wit in language” as a teaching tool, Dr. Freeman became curious as to what underlay wit itself. This book is the result of that inquiry.
Wit in English * by Paul Joel Freeman
Publication Date: December 18, 2009
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 351 pages; ISBN 978-1-4415-2360-0
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 351 pages; ISBN 978-1-4415-2361-7
Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7479. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7876.