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A World Without "Whom": The Essential Guide to Language in the BuzzFeed Age

Eats, Shoots & Leaves for the internet age As language evolves faster than ever before, what is the future of `correct' writing? When Emmy Favilla was tasked with creating a styleguide for BuzzF..

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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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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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Alternative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition

This volume presents six alternative approaches to studying second language acquisition - 'alternative' in the sense that they contrast with and/or complement the cognitivism pervading the field. All ..

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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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Art of Language Invention: From Horse-Lords to Dark Elves, the Words Behind World-Building

From master language creator David J. Peterson, creator of Game of Thrones' (HBO) Dothraki language, comes a creative guide to language construction. Peterson begins with a brief history of constructe..

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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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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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Course in General Linguistics

Ferdinand de Saussure is commonly regarded as one of the fathers of 20th Century Linguistics. His lectures, posthumously published as the Course in General Linguistics ushered in the structuralist mod..

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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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English Syntax and Argumentation 4E

How can we go about describing the structure of sentences? What do we learn from analysing language in this way? This book examines the nuts and bolts of English syntax in an accessible way. Now in it..

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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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F***ing History of Swearing

Swearing is and always has been regarded as undereducated, obscene, rude and profane in society. It has been censored, forbidden and the institutions of power continue to ban it from society and a..

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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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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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Going to Hell in a Hen Basket

Everyone has made the mistake of using a word or phrase that they think sounds sort of right, but isn't. Rubin collects his favourite malapropisms in a gift book that's perfect for bookworms and words..

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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?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 Speak, Therefore I am: Seventeen Thoughts About Language

There are no men so dull and stupid, not even idiots, as to be incapable of joining together different words, and thereby constructing a declaration by which to make their thoughts understood...On the..

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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 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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Kiwi Speak

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Language Instinct

Steven Pinker's The Language Instinct propelled him to worldwide fame in 1994. His groundbreaking book's premise - that language is instinctual rather than acquired - so shook the foundations of biolo..

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Language Mind & Culture : Practical Introduction

This book shows that given the new findings of cognitive linguistics, it is possible to offer a unified account of not only linguistic meaning but also that of meaning in a wide variety of social and ..

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Language, Society and Power: An Introduction

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: 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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Lingo: A Language Spotter's Guide to Europe

Welcome to Europe as you've never known it before, seen through the peculiarities of its languages and dialects. Combining linguistics and cultural history, Gaston Dorren takes us on an intriguing tou..

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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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Making Sense: The Glamorous Story of English Grammar

The world's greatest authority on language explains the secrets and subtleties of the grammar of English. David Crystal explores its history and varieties, explains its rules and irregularities and sh..

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Maori: A Linguistic Introduction

Maori, the indigenous language of New Zealand, is an endangered, minority language, with an important role in the culture and identity of the Maori community. This comprehensive overview looks at all ..

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Metaphor and Discourse

Metaphor and Discourse presents work on the functioning of metaphor in public discourse and related discourse areas, which presents a challenge to the 'classic' Conceptual Metaphor Theory approach. Di..

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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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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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On the Origin of Stories: Evolution, Cognition, and Fiction

A century and a half after the publication of "Origin of Species", evolutionary thinking has expanded beyond the field of biology to include virtually all human-related subjects - anthropology, archeo..

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