This book is a collection of some of the recent research papers carried out by the author. The first paper deals with the relationship between language and gender. The second paper reviews the research on cognitive theory, with special reference to listening comprehension skill. The third and fourth papers deal with the skill of L2 writing from different perspectives. The fifth paper examines the skill of L2 reading from linguistic, cognitive, and cultural perspectives. The sixth paper deals with L2 learners'' grammaticality judgments. The seventh and eighth papers deal with different aspects of L2 writing from both linguistic and cognitive perspectives. The ninth and tenth papers belong to the areas of contrastive linguistics and translation, respectively.
Shira Greene's life hasn't quite turned out as planned. She going to be a was famous writer and happily married. Her literary career went nowhere and her husband turned out to be gay. She is contacted by a highly popular Nobel laureate to translate his new book. Her dream job until she finds the project impossible to do.