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500 Beautiful Words You Should Know

CRESTFALLEN at CHICANERY and CIRCUMLOCUTION? Have no TRUCK with TOMFOOLERY and TRUMPERY? Or OMNISCIENT about OBLOQUIES and OPSIMATHS? Whether you've answered yes, no or 'sorry, I didn't catch th..

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Accidental Dictionary: The Remarkable Twists and Turns of English Words, The

Brimming with hidden histories and tantalising twists, The Accidental Dictionary tells the extraordinary stories behind ordinary words. Our everyday language is full of surprises; its origins are stra..

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Adventure of English

English is the collective work of millions of people throughout the ages. It is democratic, ever-changing and ingenious in its assimilation of other cultures. English runs through the heart of world f..

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Awkword Moments: A Lively Guide to the 100 Terms Smart People Should Know

Your boss makes a joke about Schrodinger's cat--which is something you've heard of but you're a little vague about what exactly happened (or didn't happen) with that cat. Or you're reading a New Yorke..

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Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language

The internet isn't the first technology to alter how we communicate, but it is making our language change faster and in more interesting ways than ever before. The programmers behind the apps and plat..

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Bilingual Brain: And What It Tells Us about the Science of Language, The

What exactly does it mean for two languages to coexist in the same brain? How do babies exposed to different languages differentiate between them? And how does cognitive decline affect the two languag..

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Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities: A Yearbook of Forgotten Words, The

Open the Cabinet to leap back in time, learn about linguistic trivia, follow a curious thread or wonder at the web of connections in the English language. 1 January quaaltagh (n.) the first per..

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Cauld Blasts and Clishmaclavers: A Treasury of 1,000 Scottish Words

The Scots language is an ancient and lyrical tongue, one inherently linked to the country's history and identity, its land and culture. It is also a living and vital vernacular, used daily. Yet some o..

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Curious English Words and Phrases: The Truth Behind the Expressions We Use

Have you ever wondered where terms like `end of your tether', `gets my goat' or `letting ones hair down' come from? Or why we call some people `geezers', `sugar daddies' or `lounge lizards'? Or where ..

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Don't Believe A Word

'Wonderful. You finish the book more alive than ever to the enduring mystery and miracle of that thing that makes us most human' STEPHEN FRY 'Most popular books on language dumb down; Shari..

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Don't Believe A Word: The Surprising Truth About Language

THINK YOU KNOW LANGUAGE? THINK AGAIN A word's origin doesn't tell you what it means today There are languages that change when your mother-in-law is present Mistakes don't undermine Eng..

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Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE ETYMOLOGICON Mark Forsyth presents the secret of writing unforgettable phrases, uncovering the techniques that have made immortal such lin..

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Essential English Literary Terms

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Every Word is a Bird We Teach to Sing: Encounters with the Mysteries & Meanings of Language

'Full of charm and fascination' The Bookseller 'Would dazzle any storyteller in love with words and their deepest meanings' Amy Tan, author of Joy Luck Club 'A generous book and a beguiling ..

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First Language Acquisition 3E

How do young children learn language? When does this process start? What does language acquisition involve? Children are exposed to language from birth, surrounded by knowledgeable speakers who offer ..

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I Used to Know That: English

If you can't tell a possessive pronoun from a correlative conjunction, confuse 'disinterested' and 'uninterested' and struggle with the subjunctive, then I Used to Know That: English has the answers. ..

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Introducing Language and Intercultural Communication

Introducing Language and Intercultural Communication is a lively and accessible introduction for undergraduates who are new to the area of intercultural communication. Incorporating real-life examples..

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Introducing Language and Intercultural Communication - SECOND HAND COPY
Introducing Linguistics: A Graphic Guide

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Introductory Phonology

## Please check Price and availability before ordering, thank you ## Accessible, succinct, and including numerous student-friendly features, this introductory textbook offers an exceptional foun..

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Language, Society and Power: An Introduction 5E

Language, Society and Power is an accessible introduction to studying language in a variety of social contexts. This book examines the ways language functions, how it influences the way we vi..

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Languages of the World: An Introduction (2nd Revised edition)

What do all human languages have in common and in what ways are they different? How can language be used to trace different peoples and their past? Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, the new ..

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Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words

Did you know that the Japanese have a word to express the way sunlight filters through the leaves of trees? Or that there's a Swedish word that means a traveller's particular sense of anticipation bef..

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Made in America: An Informal History of American English

"Funny, wise, learned and compulsive." (GQ). Bill Bryson turns away from travelling the highways and byways of middle America, so hilariously depicted in his bestselling The Lost Continent, The Life a..

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Mother Tongue

Bill Bryson's Mother Tongue is a hymn to the English language. In examining how a second-rate, mongrel tongue came to be the undisputed language of the globe, Bryson explores English from America to A..

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My Grammar and I

A runaway hit and "Sunday Times" bestseller in 2008, "My Grammar and I" has continued to grow in popularity, becoming the go-to guide for grammar. Repackaged with a fresh jacket design, this much-love..

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Other-Wordly: Words Both Strange and Lovely from Around the World

Discover words to surprise, delight and enamor. Learn terms for the sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees, for dancing awkwardly but with relish, and for the look shared by two people who ..

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Planning Lessons and Courses: Designing Sequences of Work for the Language Classroom

This book deals with the kinds of everyday questions working teachers face as they plan lessons and courses. Each chapter contains an analysis of the issue under discussion, as well as practical princ..

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Power of Words

In these selected writings by Simone Weil - philosopher, activist, mystic - she explores the influence of language employed by the powerful, an individual's rights and responsibilities, and foods of t..

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Practice of English Language Teaching 5E

The highly acclaimed Practice of English Language Teaching is the essential guide for teachers of English in a wide range of contexts. The fifth edition has been revised to reflect new developments in..

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Signs of Civilisation

'Punctuation is not only an important part of our language code; an advanced system of punctuation has been a driving force in our entire Western Civilisation. Nothing less.' With the inven..

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Superior Person's Book of Words

'Words are not only tools; they are also weapons'The secret to being a truly Superior Person is to use really superior words. More impressive than a top hat, much more effective than a fist-fight, her..

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Understanding Second Language Acquisition (1st Edition, 2008)

Whether we grow up with one, two, or several languages during our early years of life, many of us will learn a second, foreign, or heritage language in later years. The field of Second language acquis..

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Word Drops: A Sprinkling of Linguistic Curiosities

If you're logofascinated, you are literally spellbound by language. Word Drops is a language fact book unlike any other, its linguistic tidbits all falling together into one long interconnected chain ..

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Word to the Wise: Untangling the mix-ups, misuse and myths of language

Even the best wordsmiths can find themselves tripping over words that are commonly misused, mixed up or misspelled. Most of us have suffered the embarrassment of suddenly discovering that they have be..

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