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Historical & comparative linguistics

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Historical & comparative linguistics

Paperback. Hobson-Jobson is a unique lexicon of British India. Part dictionary, part encyclopedia it shows how words of Indian origin entered the English language and offers insight into Victorian views of Asia and the way cultures transform one another. Quirky and entertaining, this selected edition includes a fascinating introduction and notes. Editor(s): Teltscher, Kate. Series: Oxford World's Classics. Num Pages: 624 pages. BIC Classification: 1FKA; 2AB; CFB; CFF; HBTQ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 131 x 31. Weight in Grams: 428.
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2015
Edition
1st Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9780198718000
ISBN
9780198718000

€ 11.99
€ 10.39

Paperback. Simultaneously published in English under title: A brief history of the Spanish language. Num Pages: 288 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: 2ADS; CFF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 136 x 204 x 21. Weight in Grams: 340.
Publisher
The University of Chicago Press United States
Number of pages
288
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2015
Edition
2nd Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9780226133775
ISBN
9780226133775

€ 35.62

Paperback. This history of reading goes from the earliest examples of the clay tablets and cuneiform of ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt to today's digital revolution. It argues that it is the demands of the reader, acting alongside the will of the writer, that is the evolutionary motor of literary genres. Num Pages: 384 pages, 140 b&w illustrations. BIC Classification: CFF; GL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 232 x 166 x 25. Weight in Grams: 630.
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers United Kingdom
Number of pages
384
Format
Paperback
Publication date
1997
Edition
1st
Condition
New
SKU
V9780006546818
ISBN
9780006546818

€ 21.99
€ 15.91

Paperback. BIC Classification: CFF; HRCG. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). .
Publisher
Baker Academic
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2017
Condition
New
SKU
V9780801093203
ISBN
9780801093203

€ 15.99
€ 15.11

Paperback. Num Pages: 96 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: 2ADF; CFFD; WTK. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 140 x 186 x 9. Weight in Grams: 211.
Publisher
Gibbs M. Smith Inc United States
Number of pages
96
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2012
Edition
Bilingual
Condition
New
SKU
V9781423622444
ISBN
9781423622444

€ 10.99
€ 9.70

Paperback. How many languages are there? What differentiates one language from another? Are new languages still being discovered? Why are so many languages disappearing? These are some of the questions considered in this Very Short Introduction. By examining the science of languages, we find that the answers are not as simple as we might expect. Series: Very Short Introductions. Num Pages: 152 pages, Approximately 15 black and white illustrations. BIC Classification: CBX; CFF; CFZ; JHM. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 173 x 114 x 8. Weight in Grams: 120.
Publisher
Oxford University Press United Kingdom
Number of pages
152
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2012
Edition
1st Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9780199590599
ISBN
9780199590599

€ 11.99
€ 10.53

Paperback. Makes ancient Latin-learning materials usable by modern students for the first time. Num Pages: 112 pages, 4 b/w illus. BIC Classification: 1QDAR; 2ADL; 3D; CFF; HBJD; HBLA; HBTB. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 247 x 174. .
Publisher
Cambridge University Press United Kingdom
Number of pages
112
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2016
Edition
Bilingual
Condition
New
SKU
V9781107474574
ISBN
9781107474574

€ 26.41

Paperback. Covers the major aspects of linguistics. This guide begins at the 'arts' end of the subject and finishes at the 'science' end, with the discoveries regarding language in the brain. It looks at the prehistory of languages and their common origins, language and evolution, language in time and space, grammar and dictionaries and phonetics. Series: Very Short Introductions. Num Pages: 144 pages, 17 halftones. BIC Classification: CFA; CFF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 173 x 113 x 9. Weight in Grams: 120.
Publisher
Oxford University Press United Kingdom
Number of pages
144
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2003
Edition
1st Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9780192801487
ISBN
9780192801487

€ 11.99
€ 10.53

Paperback. Editor(s): Holm, John A.; Patrick, Peter L. Series: Westminster Creolistics. Num Pages: 420 pages, M. BIC Classification: 2ZP; CFFD; CFK; CJ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 238 x 170 x 19. Weight in Grams: 716. Parallel Outlines of 18 Creole Grammars. Series: Westminster Creolistics. 420 pages, M. Editor(s): Holm, John A.; Patrick, Peter. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational. BIC Classification: 2ZP; CFFD; CFK; CJ. Dimension: 238 x 170 x 19. Weight: 706.
Publisher
Battlebridge Publications
Number of pages
420
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2007
Condition
New
SKU
V9781903292013
ISBN
9781903292013

€ 32.99
€ 28.03

Paperback. Num Pages: 256 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 2CSA; CFF; HRCG. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 281 x 218 x 18. Weight in Grams: 610.
Publisher
Zondervan United States
Number of pages
256
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2011
Edition
Bilingual
Condition
New
SKU
V9780310493914
ISBN
9780310493914

€ 42.99
€ 30.18

Paperback. Presents an investigation into the evolution of language. This book exposes the elusive forces of creation at work in human communication. Along the way, it teaches why German maidens are neuter while German turnips are female, why we have feet not foots, and how great changes of pronunciation may result from simple laziness. Num Pages: 368 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: CFFD; J. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 196 x 130 x 23. Weight in Grams: 262.
Publisher
Arrow
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2006
Condition
New
SKU
V9780099460251
ISBN
9780099460251

€ 13.99
€ 11.34

Paperback. The best introduction to word history ever published combines scholarship with readability. OED's chief etymologist shows how words originate and change. He explores the histories of place and personal names and explains how to use different kinds of evidence, historical as well as linguistic. This is a book for everyone interested in words. Num Pages: 360 pages, line drawings. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBX; CFF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 240 x 171 x 19. Weight in Grams: 622.
Publisher
Oxford University Press United Kingdom
Number of pages
360
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2011
Edition
Reprint
Condition
New
SKU
V9780199691616
ISBN
9780199691616

€ 31.93

Paperback. Num Pages: 192 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: 2AB; CFF; EL. Category: (L) ELT / TEFL. Dimension: 276 x 211 x 26. Weight in Grams: 374.
Publisher
Pearson Education (US) United States
Number of pages
192
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2011
Edition
1st Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9780132313506
ISBN
9780132313506

€ 40.83

Paperback. Num Pages: 628 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: CFF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 229 x 152 x 35. Weight in Grams: 911.
Publisher
Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2007
Condition
New
SKU
V9781430458500
ISBN
9781430458500

€ 50.50
€ 42.90

Paperback. Editor(s): Hopkins, Tometro; Decker, Kendall; McKenny, John. Series: World Englishes. Num Pages: 360 pages. BIC Classification: 2AB; CFF. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 234 x 156. .
Publisher
Bloomsbury Academic
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2017
Edition
Reprint
Condition
New
SKU
V9781474298469
ISBN
9781474298469

€ 29.99
€ 29.24

Hardcover. Spoken by eighty million people, Tamil is one of the great world languages, and one of the few ancient languages that survives as a mother tongue. David Shulman presents a comprehensive cultural history of Tamil, emphasizing how its speakers and poets have understood the unique features of their language over its long history. Num Pages: 386 pages. BIC Classification: 2BRT; CBX; CFB; CFF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 168 x 243 x 34. Weight in Grams: 738.
Publisher
Belknap Press
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2016
Condition
New
SKU
V9780674059924
ISBN
9780674059924

€ 36.99
€ 36.20

Hardcover. An overview of all aspects of Hong Kong English in a style designed for undergraduates and general readers. Series: Dialects of English. Num Pages: 192 pages, Illustrations, maps. BIC Classification: 1FPCH; 2AB; CFFD. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 225 x 147 x 16. Weight in Grams: 338.
Publisher
Edinburgh University Press United Kingdom
Number of pages
192
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2010
Edition
1st Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9780748635955
ISBN
9780748635955

€ 79.32

Paperback. Num Pages: black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 2AHM; CFF; CJB; HRCG. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 226 x 150 x 20. Weight in Grams: 363.
Publisher
Baker Books
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2016
Condition
New
SKU
V9780801018916
ISBN
9780801018916

€ 19.99
€ 18.54

Hardcover. This is a vast collection of English words and multiword lexical units borrowed from the German language. Editor(s): Pfeffer, J.Alan; Cannon, Garland. Num Pages: 416 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBD; CFFD. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 253 x 177 x 24. Weight in Grams: 999.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Format
Hardback
Publication date
1994
Condition
New
SKU
V9780521402545
ISBN
9780521402545

€ 150.20

Paperback. Language in the Inner City firmly establishes African American Vernacular English not simply as slang but as a well-formed set of rules of pronunciation and grammar capable of conveying complex logic and reasoning and confirms the Black vernacular as a separate and independent dialect of English. Series: Conduct & Communication. Num Pages: 440 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 2AB; CFFD. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 153 x 231 x 27. Weight in Grams: 680.
Publisher
University of Pennsylvania Press
Format
Paperback
Publication date
1973
Condition
New
SKU
V9780812210514
ISBN
9780812210514

€ 25.99
€ 24.46

Paperback. A sort of Robbie Fowler's "Modern English Usage", this book provides an A to Row Z of the language of football, with over 800 examples of the set phrases we use to talk and write about the beautiful game. Num Pages: 208 pages. BIC Classification: CFFD; WSJA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 177 x 112 x 16. Weight in Grams: 162.
Condition
Used, Very Good
Publisher
Faber and Faber London
Number of pages
208
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2006
Edition
Main
SKU
KNW0007715
ISBN
9780571230525

€ 5.28

Hardcover. World Englishes is a twelve-volume series, presenting a comprehensive, detailed survey of English as it is spoken all over the world. The volumes are organised into four groups, covering Britain, Europe, America, Africa and Asia, and celebrate English in all its diversity. Editor(s): Decker, Kendall; McKenny, John; Hopkins, Tometro. Series: World Englishes. Num Pages: 952 pages. BIC Classification: 2AB; CFF. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 245 x 158 x 66. Weight in Grams: 1840.
Publisher
Bloomsbury Academic
Number of pages
952
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2012
Edition
0th Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9780826478481
ISBN
9780826478481

€ 873.46

Paperback. With the purpose of making the process of legal translation accessible to investigation, the author resorts to the parametrization of translational reality as an inalienable component of her translational theory being proposed here for consideration. Series: Linguistic Insights. Num Pages: 279 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: CBX; CFF; CFM; LAM. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 227 x 151 x 17. Weight in Grams: 418.
Publisher
Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2013
Edition
1st Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9783034312875
ISBN
9783034312875

€ 68.55

Paperback. Two thousand years ago English was confined to a handful of savage tribes on the shores of north-west Europe; and now, in one form or another, it is spoken by a billion people around the world. This title offers a tale of the origins and development of the English language. Num Pages: 496 pages. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBX; CFF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 144 x 195 x 33. Weight in Grams: 390.
Publisher
Faber & Faber
Number of pages
496
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2011
Edition
Main
Condition
New
SKU
V9780571275083
ISBN
9780571275083

€ 16.99
€ 13.80