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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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All About Language

In clear, congenial style Barry Blake explains how language works. He describes the make-up of words and how they're built from sounds and signs and put together in phrases and sentences. He examines ..

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Around the World in 80 Cliches: Cliche Compendium Featuring Translations from Around the World

Whether cliches get under your skin or make you laugh, this dictionary of cliches goes the extra mile to provide an essential resource for students, teachers, writers, and anyone with a keen interest ..

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Around the World in 80 Words: A Journey Through the English Language

'Brilliant for anyone interested in the effervescent oddness of English' --Stig Abell on Word Drops What makes a place so memorable that it survives for ever in a word? In this captivating round-th..

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Babel: Around the World in 20 Languages

If you were to master the 20 languages discussed in Babel you could chat to more than half the world's population. Actually, you could talk to another quarter of the world, who speak them as second la..

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Babel: Around the World in 20 Languages

If you were to master the twenty languages discussed in Babel, you could talk with three quarters of the world's population. But what makes these languages stand out amid the world's estimated 6,500 t..

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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

A whole year's worth of linguistic curiosities, just waiting to be discovered.; Within these pages you might leap back in time, learn about linguistic trivia, follow a curious thread or wonder at the ..

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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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Certain je ne Sais Quoi: Words We Pinched from Other Languages

A handy guide to the meanings and origins of the many foreign phrases we use every day. English as we know it today is enriched with many borrowings and influences from other languages. Aficionado, ch..

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Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

The third edition of The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics is an authoritative and invaluable reference source covering every aspect of its wide-ranging field. In 3,250 entries the Dictionary s..

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Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

Now in its second edition, this invaluable work is the most authoritative dictionary of linguistics of its kind available. The author, Peter Matthews, is professor of linguistics at Cambridge Universi..

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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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Dent's Modern Tribes: The Secret Languages of Britain

Did you know that . . . a soldier's biggest social blunder is called jack brew - making yourself a cuppa without making one for anyone else? That twitchers have an expression for a bird that can't be ..

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Doing Research 2E

This concise guide equips undergraduate students from all disciplines with the basic knowledge for doing research. Providing direct, practical advice, this second edition covers planning, groundwork, ..

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Eats, Shoots & Leaves

Anxious about the apostrophe? Confused by the comma? Stumped by the semicolon? Join Lynne Truss on a hilarious tour through the rules of punctuation that is sure to sort the dashes from the hyphens. W..

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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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Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language

THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER 'Witty and erudite ...stuffed with the kind of arcane information that nobody strictly needs to know, but which is a pleasure to learn nonetheless.' Nick Duerden..

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

'Full of charm and fascination' The Bookseller'Tammet's intriguing cases of linguistic idiosyncrasies expand our notions on what it means to be human . . . Would dazzle any storyteller in love with wo..

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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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Four Words for Friend: Why Using More Than One Language Matters Now More Than Ever

A compelling argument about the importance of using more than one language in today's world In a world that has English as its global language and rapidly advancing translation technology, it's ..

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Gift of the Gab: How Eloquence Works

We all know eloquence when we hear it. But what exactly is it? And how might we gain more of it for ourselves? This entertaining and, yes, eloquent book illuminates the power of language from a lingui..

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Hair of the Dog to Paint the Town Red: The Curious Origins of Everyday Sayings and Fun Phrases

Over 400 intriguing, entertaining, and often hilarious etymological journey The English language is riddled with phrases that are complete nonsense. Ever met "a monkey's uncle," seen a "red-handed" t..

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Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing

Almost everyone swears, or worries about not swearing, from the two year-old who has just discovered the power of potty mouth to the grandma who wonders why every other word she hears is obscene. Whet..

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Horologicon:  Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language

The Horologicon (or book of hours) gives you the most extraordinary words in the English language, arranged according to the hour of the day when you really need them. Do you wake up feeling rough? Th..

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Horologicon: A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE ETYMOLOGICON Mark Forsyth presents a delightfully eccentric day in the life of unusual, beautiful and forgotten English words. From uhtcea..

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Horrible Words: A Guide to the Misuse of English

Nothing inflames the language gripers like a misplaced disinterested, an illogical irregardless, a hideous operationalisation. To purists these are 'howlers' and 'non-words', fit only for scorn. But i..

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How Language Began: The Story of Humanity's Greatest Invention

In his groundbreaking new book Daniel Everett seeks answers to questions that have perplexed thinkers from Plato to Chomsky: when and how did language begin? What is it? And what is it for? Danie..

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How Language Began: The Story of Humanity's Greatest Invention

In his groundbreaking new book Daniel Everett seeks answers to questions that have perplexed thinkers from Plato to Chomsky: when and how did language begin? what is it? and what is it for?Daniel Ever..

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How Language Works

David Crystal's How Language Works is a fascinating tour through the world of language from one of today's most renowned experts. It ranges over everything from how children learn to read to what make..

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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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In Other Words: An Illustrated Miscellany of the World's Most Intriguing Words and Phrases

Ever racked your brain for a word you're convinced should exist, yet is inexplicably absent from the dictionary? All languages have their limitations - should Englis h fall short, the expression m..

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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 Linguistics: A Graphic Guide

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Introduction to Sociolinguistics 4E

First published in 1992, Janet Holmes' An Introduction to Sociolinguistics has established itself as the key introductory textbook in the field, and this new fourth edition has been updated and expand..

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Language, Society and Power: An Introduction 4E

Language, Society and Power is the essential introductory text to studying language in a variety of social contexts. This book examines the ways language functions, how it influences ..

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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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Language: Its Structure & Use 7E

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Let's Eat Grandma: Everything You Need to Know About Grammar

Do you sometimes mix up your 'affects' and 'effects'? Do you know when to use 'less' or 'fewer'? And what about punctuation - would you like to feel sure about using semicolons? Grammar can be a bit o..

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Linguist at Work: A Festschrift for Janet Holmes

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Linguistic Typology : Morphology & Syntax

Language typology is the study of the structural similarities between languages regardless of their history, to establish a classification or typology of languages. It is a core topic of historical li..

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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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On the Death and Life of Languages

Twenty-five languages die each year; at this pace, half the world's five thousand languages will disappear within the next century. In this timely book, Claude Hagege seeks to make clear the magnitude..

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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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Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Typology

This handbook provides a critical state-of-the-art overview of work in linguistic typology. It examines the directions and challenges of current research and shows how these reflect and inform work on..

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