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Language: history & general works

Paperback. A compendium that includes three of the author's acclaimed books about language - "The Wonder of Whiffling", "The Meaning of Tingo" and "Toujours Tingo". Num Pages: 800 pages. BIC Classification: CBG; CBX; WH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 131 x 51. Weight in Grams: 618.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2010
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Edition
UK ed.
Number of pages
800
Condition
New
SKU
V9780141028392
ISBN
9780141028392
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 21.99
€ 17.21

Paperback. Num Pages: 384 pages, 57 illustrations. BIC Classification: CBX; DSBB; HDDM; HRKP5. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 254 x 200 x 23. Weight in Grams: 922.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2014
Publisher
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Edition
1st Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9781481175265
ISBN
9781481175265
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 38.99
€ 36.69

Paperback. This book has two parts. The first six chapters are relatively general. They review the history of English spelling and the reasons for the many irregularities of our modern language. The second part of the book is more technical. The criteria that should govern the choice among alternative reforms are described with care. Num Pages: 256 pages, 8 figures. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBX; CF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 234 x 156. Weight in Grams: 1419.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2016
Publisher
Equinox Publishing Ltd United Kingdom
Number of pages
256
Condition
New
SKU
V9781781791318
ISBN
9781781791318
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 29.70

Paperback. THE TIMES columnist Oliver Kamm takes on the pedants in this witty, authoritative and sometimes provocative guide to the use and abuse of the English language. Num Pages: 304 pages. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBX. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 131 x 199 x 25. Weight in Grams: 306. Good clean copy with some minor shelf wear
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2015
Publisher
W&N
Condition
Used, Very Good
SKU
KKD0000001
ISBN
9781780227955
Paperback
Condition: Used, Very Good

€ 4.64

Paperback. Journey into the history of English and discover how words have been absorbed into our language to make it what it is today Num Pages: 448 pages. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 214 x 128 x 29. Weight in Grams: 282. Good clean copy with some minor shelf wear
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2009
Publisher
John Murray
Condition
Used, Very Good
SKU
KKD0000028
ISBN
9780719564550
Paperback
Condition: Used, Very Good

€ 4.64

Paperback. A richly entertaining exploration of the origins of the words that English has borrowed from other languages over its 1500-year history. Num Pages: 336 pages. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 129. . Good clean copy with some minor shelf wear.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2017
Publisher
Head of Zeus
Condition
Used, Very Good
SKU
KKD0000359
ISBN
9781786694553
Paperback
Condition: Used, Very Good

€ 4.64

Hardcover. Selfie, slacker, groovy, teenager-these are some of the words that have emerged from the different generations in American history. This book tells the stories of these and dozens of other words that identify and characterize the generations, from skedaddle, dude, and sexy, to rock and roll, streaking, and friends with benefits. Num Pages: 232 pages. BIC Classification: CB; CBX; CFFD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 138 x 186 x 25. Weight in Grams: 292. Clean copy with some shelf wear, minor nicks and bumps on dustwrapper but otherwise clean
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2015
Publisher
OUP USA
Condition
Used, Good
SKU
KSS0005240
ISBN
9780199927128
Hardback
Condition: Used, Good

€ 4.64

Hardcover. Presenting the variations between British and American vocabulary, this book opens the door to a deeper exploration of historical and cultural differences, and each chapter begins with a single word and takes the reader on a wide-ranging expedition. Num Pages: 240 pages. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBX; WH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 146 x 224 x 25. Weight in Grams: 374. Good clean copy with minor shelf wear in good dustwrapper
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2015
Publisher
Square Peg
Condition
Used, Very Good
SKU
KSS0005283
ISBN
9780224101523
Hardback
Condition: Used, Very Good

€ 4.64

Hardcover. Num Pages: 160 pages. BIC Classification: 1DBR; CBX; HBTB; WH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 200 x 135. . Good copy with some minor shelf wear, minor edge wear to dustwrapper but otherwise good
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2018
Publisher
Head of Zeus
Condition
Used, Very Good
SKU
KKD0007680
ISBN
9781786691866
Hardback
Condition: Used, Very Good

€ 17.95

Paperback. For centuries English has assimilated words from other languages. This title provides an introduction to the subject of etymology, showing how the words we use hold the histories of human interaction and communication. Series: Shire Discovering. Num Pages: 80 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 177 x 113 x 7. Weight in Grams: 178. Good copy with some minor shelf wear
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2009
Publisher
Shire Publications London
Condition
Used, Very Good
SKU
KKD0008775
ISBN
9780747807490
Paperback
Condition: Used, Very Good

€ 17.95

Hardcover. The first work dedicated solely to the subject of slang words and their meanings, this book is a lost gem originally intended to educate the polite London classes in the parlance of thieves and ruffians, should they be so unlucky as to wander into the 'wrong' parts of town. Num Pages: 224 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 2AB; 3JD; CBX; CFFD; HBLH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 208 x 142 x 24. Weight in Grams: 380. Fine copy in dustwrapper
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2010
Publisher
The Bodleian Library
Condition
Used, Like New
SKU
KKD0008974
ISBN
9781851243488
Hardback
Condition: Used, Like New

€ 17.95

Hardcover. The story of words, cultures, the OED and John Simpson, a word detective with thirty-seven years of dictionary experience and twenty years as Chief Editor of the world's most important dictionary Num Pages: 384 pages. BIC Classification: 2AB; BM; CBX; CFM. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 165 x 344 x 35. Weight in Grams: 638. Good copy with some minor shelf wear. Dustwrapper with minor edge wear but remains good
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2016
Publisher
Little, Brown
Condition
Used, Very Good
SKU
KKD0009001
ISBN
9781408706602
Hardback
Condition: Used, Very Good

€ 17.95

Paperback. Proverbs are short, well-known, pithy sayings that offer advice or words of encouragement and are used in everyday English without much thought ever being given to their meanings, or indeed, usefulness. Caroline Taggart explores the truth behind our favourite proverbs, their history and proves that they are as useful today as they ever were. Num Pages: 192 pages. BIC Classification: CBX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 189 x 200 x 12. Weight in Grams: 164. Good copy with some shelf wear
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2013
Publisher
Michael O'Mara
Condition
Used, Very Good
SKU
KKD0009733
ISBN
9781782430094
Paperback
Condition: Used, Very Good

€ 17.95

Paperback. Presenting a tour of English from its mongrel origins to its status as the world's most-spoken tongue; its apparent simplicity to its deceptive complexity; its vibrant swearing to its uncertain spelling and pronunciation, this book covers curious eccentricities that make it as maddening to learn and as flexible to use. Num Pages: 288 pages. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 130 x 18. Weight in Grams: 206.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2009
Publisher
Penguin
Condition
New
SKU
9780141040080
ISBN
9780141040080
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 12.99
€ 9.76

Paperback. A witty and comprehensive exploration of euphemestic language and what our euphemisms reveal about us Num Pages: 352 pages. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBX; WHL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 131 x 196 x 23. Weight in Grams: 224.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2011
Publisher
John Murray Publishers Ltd
Number of pages
352
Condition
New
SKU
V9781848542075
ISBN
9781848542075
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 11.99
€ 10.05

Paperback. The first comprehensive study of how the phonology and grammar of ancient Egyptian changed over four millennia of language history. Num Pages: 266 pages. BIC Classification: 2CXG; CBX; CFF; CFLA. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 228 x 156 x 13. Weight in Grams: 446.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2013
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Condition
New
SKU
9781107664678
ISBN
9781107664678
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 21.95

Hardcover. An English Language Source Book. 21 cartoons. Illustrator(s): Nathan, Arris. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade). BIC Classification: 2AB; CBX. Dimension: 207 x 139 x 19. Weight: 302.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2008
Publisher
The University Of Buckingham Press
Condition
New
SKU
V9780955464270
ISBN
9780955464270
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 23.99
€ 20.95

Paperback. Does language reflect the culture of a society? Is our mother-tongue a lens through which we perceive the world? Can different languages lead their speakers to different thoughts? This title states that contrary to the fashionable academic consensus of today, the answer to all these questions is - yes. Num Pages: 320 pages, Illustrations (some col.), ports. BIC Classification: CBX; CFB; CFD; CFFD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 130 x 23. Weight in Grams: 316.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2011
Publisher
Arrow
Condition
New
SKU
9780099505570
ISBN
9780099505570
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 12.99
€ 9.76

Paperback. Contains a range of general discussions on tradition and innovation in the methodology used in discourse studies (Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, Argumentation Theory, Rhetoric, Philosophy) and a number of empirical applications of such methodologies in the analysis of actual instances of language use in the public sphere. Editor(s): Loureda, Oscar; Olza, Ines; Casado Velarde, Manuel. Series: Linguistic Insights. Num Pages: 564 pages, 30, Illustrations various. BIC Classification: CBP; CBX; CF; CJCK; GTC. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 228 x 151 x 33. Weight in Grams: 810.
Publisher
Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2014
Edition
New edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9783034312868
ISBN
9783034312868
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 103.20

Hardcover. Interaction combines two crucial elements: the intrapersonal and the interpersonal. In this book, the authors approach this issue from two complementary perspectives: from the internal and external or cognitive and social perspective. Editor(s): Badio, Janusz; Ciepiela, Kamila. Series: Lodz Studies in Language. Num Pages: 146 pages. BIC Classification: CBX; CFB; CJCK; DSB; JFC. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 155 x 215 x 15. Weight in Grams: 298.
Publisher
Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2013
Edition
New edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9783631644287
ISBN
9783631644287
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 38.99
€ 38.07

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