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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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Prodigal Tongue: The Love-Hate Relationship Between British and American English, The

`The first and perhaps only book on the relative merits of American and British English that is dominated by facts and analysis rather than nationalistic prejudice. For all its scholarship, this is al..

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Quid Pro Quo: What the Romans Really Gave the English Language

In this original and highly accessible book, Peter Jones takes the reader on a fascinating journey along the highways and byways of Roman life and culture, telling the amazing stories behind the origi..

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Quid Pro Quo: What the Romans Really Gave the English Language

In this original and highly accessible book, Peter Jones takes the reader on a fascinating journey along the highways and byways of Roman life and culture, telling the amazing stories behind the origi..

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Savoir Faire: 1000 Foreign Phrases You Should Know to Sound Smart

Add hundreds of foreign phrases to your daily lexicon and learn about their quirky, fascinating origins! Some foreign phrases are so good they become a sort of lingua franca. They capture the true zei..

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Sounds Appealing: The Passionate Story of English Pronunciation

It's not what you say, it's the way that you say it ...There have long been debates about 'correct' pronunciation in the English language, and Britain's most distinguished linguistic expert, David Cry..

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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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Swearing Is Good For You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language

Swearing, it turns out, is an incredibly useful part of our linguistic repertoire. Not only has some form of swearing existed since the earliest humans began to communicate, but it has been shown to r..

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Talk on the Wild Side: The Untameable Nature of Language

Language is a wild animal: rough, ambiguous, inconsistent in countless ways. But that just makes it all the more tempting to tame it. Many have tried, from sticklers for supposedly correct grammar to ..

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Teaching by Principles: An Interactive Approach to Language Pedagogy 4e

Teaching by Principles is a widely acclaimed methodology test used in language teacher education programs around the world. In this fourth edition, Dr. H. Douglas Brown and Dr. Heekyeong Lee offer a c..

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That's the Way it Crumbles: The American Conquest of the English Language

Are we tired of hearing that fall is a season, sick of being offered fries and told about the latest movie? Yeah. Have we noticed the sly interpolation of Americanisms into our everyday speech? You be..

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Understanding Second Language Acquisition

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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Understanding Syntax

Assuming no prior knowledge, Understanding Syntax illustrates the major concepts, categories and terminology associated with the study of cross-linguistic syntax. A theory-neutral and descriptive view..

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Usage & Abusage: Guide To Good English

Usage and Abusage is Penguin's classic linguistic reference book that not only tells you how to use English correctly, but is also a declaration of war on its misuse. Covering grammatical problems, wo..

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Vulgar Tongues: An Alternative History of English Slang

Slang is the language of pop culture, low culture, street culture, underground movements and secret societies; depending on your point of view, it is a badge of honour, a sign of identity or a dangero..

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We Are Not Amused: Victorian Views on Pronunciation as Told in the Pages of Punch

Pronunciation governs our regional and social identity more powerfully than any other aspect of spoken language. No wonder, then, that it has attracted most attention from satirists. In this intriguin..

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Wonderful World of Words

Did you know that 'Almost' is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order? Or that 'Stewardesses' is the longest word you can type solely with your left hand? O..

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Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries

Do you have strong feelings about the word -irregardless-? Have you ever tried to define the word -is-? Brimming with intelligence and personality, this vastly entertaining account of how dictionaries..

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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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