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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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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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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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Describing Morphosyntax: A Guide for Field Linguists

This book is a guide for linguistic fieldworkers who wish to write a description of the morphology and syntax of one of the world's many underdocumented languages. It offers readers who work through i..

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Humble Pie and Cold Turkey: English Expressions and Their Origins

'Caroline Taggart has carved out a niche for herself in user-friendly, wittily written factual books.' - Yorkshire Post In this highly entertaining book, language enthusiast and Sunday Times best..

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I Saw the Dog: How Language Works

Every language in the world shares a few common features: we can ask a question, say something belongs to us, and tell someone what to do. But beyond that, our languages are richly and almost infinite..

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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 Game: How improvisation created language and changed the world

The Language Game overturns established thought, showing how our language derives from the chaos of improvisation rather than from a built-in grammar or language instinct Drawing on wonderfully entert..

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Languages Are Good For Us

A celebration of the huge linguistic diversity that is open to all of us at birth, and that has inspired and fascinated humans since the invention of speech. A celebration of the huge ling..

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McCarthy's Field Guide to Grammar: Natural English Usage and Style

You ain't gonna like it: bad grammar's not so bad. - The Times Remember all those grammar rules from school? No? Most of us don't. Mike McCarthy, renowned corpus linguist and co-author 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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Preposterous Proverbs: Why Fine Words Butter No Parsnips
Red Herrings And White Elephants:  Origins of the Phrases We Use Every Day

Have you ever wondered what phrases such as 'square meal', 'load of old codswallop', 'egg on your face' or 'in the limelight' really mean? The English language is littered with expressions like these ..

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Wild Words: How language engages with nature

A collection of international words that describe a natural phenomenon. The book showcases 75 beautiful words evocative of the wild, from all around the world, that describe natural happenings i..

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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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