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Forget What You Know
Forget What You Know
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5.0 out of 5 stars The end of Midtown, but what a way to call it a day., 18 Mar 2010
This review is from: Forget What You Know (Audio CD)
The first thing to point out, which none of the reviewers explicitly said, is that this album is very much darker than anything else Midtown have produced previuosly - with lyrics referencing depression, substance abuse and even suicide. So this explains the lack of an upbeat feeling of previous albums. However, this does not undermine its brilliance; all of the tracks have been very well put together and sound perfect, and they may even surprise you by being much more experimental and creative than before. Highlights of the album are Manhattan, Until Kills, Whole New World and Nothing Is Ever What It Seems.

It's a shame Midtown are no more, but this is a good album to finish on by being a lot more mature musically - on the whole it's a bit bitter and really quite dark by previous Midtown standards. The album seems to convey feelings of discomfort and general unhappiness, which probably sounds unappealing to you reading this, but somehow Midtown manage to pull it off and make such songs addictive to listen to!


Modern Dutch Studies: A Volume of Essays in Honour of the Retirement of Peter King
Modern Dutch Studies: A Volume of Essays in Honour of the Retirement of Peter King
by M.J. Wintle
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting collection of essays on Modern Dutch Studies, 20 Sep 2003
This book was published in honour of Professor Peter King who retired from the University of Hull. This book is a collection 20 essays falling into four general areas of Modern Dutch Studies: Language and Translation (5), Literature (8), Social Sciences (5) and Visual Arts(2). Each essay is written by a well-known expert in the field from various institutions such as University College London, University of Hull and the University of Leiden. There is a surprisingly wide range of topics, such as the use of CALL, Old High German in Ghent, Proper Nouns, Marxism in the Dutch Trade Union Movement, Political Culture in Belgium and Art Criticism.
This book is a very good read for those who are reading Dutch Studies or have a general interest in the topics. Overall I have found the book easy to read and it has provided me with lots of useful information too.


AS/A-Level German Exam Revision Notes
AS/A-Level German Exam Revision Notes
by Thomas Reimann
Edition: Paperback

11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible!, 20 Sep 2003
This book is good if you would like to brush up on grammar or improve your language a little but it really does not help in any other way. For the AS this book could be OK, but as for the A2 it helps in NO way because it contains little useful material, such as how to go about criticising novels etc.


Teach Yourself Dutch Grammar (TYCG)
Teach Yourself Dutch Grammar (TYCG)
by Gerdi Quist
Edition: Paperback

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A useful addition to Teach Yourself Dutch, 7 Jun 2003
This book really is a useful addition to Teach Yourself Dutch. It goes into most of the grammar points in TYD in more detail, so that if you were not so sure about something in TYD then this book includes more detail, examples and what is really useful are the many exercises to make sure you grasp the points correctly. It is also worth buying because it includes 'extras' about speech such as style, including strong language, interjections and differences between informal and formal. Obviously these are extremely helpful if you want to sound more native.


The Cambridge Companion to Modern German Culture (Cambridge Companions to Culture)
The Cambridge Companion to Modern German Culture (Cambridge Companions to Culture)
by Eva Kolinsky
Edition: Paperback
Price: 19.86

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Concise and very helpful., 19 Mar 2003
I found this book very helpful with my studies as it covers a great deal but concisely.
Recommended.


Language Change: Progress or Decay? (Cambridge Approaches to Linguistics)
Language Change: Progress or Decay? (Cambridge Approaches to Linguistics)
by Jean Aitchison
Edition: Paperback
Price: 22.99

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant. Extremely interesting., 19 Mar 2003
This book is covers a lot and is clearly written in a way that is suitable for the student but also anybody who has an interest in language change.
It is split into four parts: -
Preliminaries - this talks about introductory things as well as how evidence is collected and how to chart the changes.
Transition - this extremely interesting chapter goes through ways in which languages change, using a variety of up-to-date examples of well-known studies and others. It looks at not only changes to phonology but also syntactic changes too.
Causation - this concentrates primarily at sociolinguistics and why languages change. It also looks at other reasons such as 'mechanical' and how languages 'repair' themselves.
Beginnings and endings - this looks at pidgins and Creoles as devices to study language beginnings and endings, using some examples, primarily Tok Pisin of Papua New Guinea. It concludes by saying language is not progressing or decaying.
I recommend this book for anybody studying language change, whatever the language(s) concerned may be.


Dutch (TYCC)
Dutch (TYCC)
by Gerdi Quist
Edition: Audio Cassette

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!, 19 Mar 2003
This review is from: Dutch (TYCC) (Audio Cassette)
This book is up-to-date and very useful if you want to know casual Dutch. It starts off pretty simple with the basics and then progresses through various useful topics, such as talking about yourself, shopping, talking about jobs, talking about computers and even your mobile phone! This book teaches essential grammar along the way, as well as useful words and ways to make you sound more native. it even has some helpful hints about Dutch culture.
If you have read Teach Yourself Beginner's Dutch or the old version of this book and thought they were pretty poor, then this book IS better. It really is because I thought those others were not so good.
To some up the book: it's really useful for real-life situations and written in a relatively amusing and simple way.


Complete Dutch Book/CD Pack (Teach Yourself Languages)
Complete Dutch Book/CD Pack (Teach Yourself Languages)
by Lesley Gilbert
Edition: Paperback

38 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource, 19 Mar 2003
This book is up-to-date and very useful if you want to know casual Dutch. It starts off pretty simple with the basics and then progresses through various useful topics, such as talking about yourself, shopping, talking about jobs, talking about computers and even your mobile phone! This book teaches essential grammar along the way, as well as useful words and ways to make you sound more native. it even has some helpful hints about Dutch culture.
If you have read Teach Yourself Beginner's Dutch or the old version of this book and thought they were pretty poor, then this book IS better. It really is because I thought those others were not so good.
To some up the book: it's really useful for real-life situations and written in a relatively amusing and simple way.


Teach Yourself Dutch (Teach Yourself Complete Courses)
Teach Yourself Dutch (Teach Yourself Complete Courses)
by Gerdi Quist
Edition: Paperback

28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book, 19 Mar 2003
This book is up-to-date and very useful if you want to know casual Dutch. It starts off pretty simple with the basics and then progresses through various useful topics, such as talking about yourself, shopping, talking about jobs, talking about computers and even your mobile phone! This book teaches essential grammar along the way, as well as useful words and ways to make you sound more native. it even has some helpful hints about Dutch culture.
If you have read Teach Yourself Beginner's Dutch or the old version of this book and thought they were pretty poor, then this book IS better. It really is because I thought those others were not so good.
To sum up the book: it's really useful for real-life situations and written in a relatively amusing and simple way.


Collins Concise German Dictionary
Collins Concise German Dictionary

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent dictionary., 3 Jan 2003
This dictionary is excellent because it is more than just a dictionary. It also tells you how to write a letter, phrases to use on the phone and other very useful phrases. it is simple to use and it also contains colloquial phrases, idioms and even swear words. The explanations are clearly set out so you can find what you mean.


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