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Paperback. Num Pages: 304 pages. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBX; CFFD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 211 x 140 x 24. Weight in Grams: 294.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2016
Publisher
Ig Publishing
Edition
Reprint
Condition
New
SKU
V9781632460172
ISBN
9781632460172

€ 23.99
€ 18.09

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

€ 30.01

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

€ 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

€ 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

€ 4.64

Hardcover. 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 each wish the other would speak first. Other-Wordly is an irresistible gift for lovers of words and those lost for words alike. Illustrator(s): Garrity-Riley, Kelsey. Num Pages: 64 pages, Full-colour throughout. BIC Classification: CBX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 162 x 210 x 11. Weight in Grams: 278.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2016
Publisher
Chronicle Books
Condition
New
SKU
9781452125343
ISBN
9781452125343

€ 12.99
€ 10.70

Paperback. Anne Curzan presents a pioneering new definition of prescriptivism as a linguistic phenomenon. Num Pages: 208 pages, 19 b/w illus. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBX; CF; CFF. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 154 x 229 x 15. Weight in Grams: 310.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2016
Publisher
Cambridge University Press United Kingdom
Number of pages
208
Condition
New
Edition
Reprint
SKU
V9781316604885
ISBN
9781316604885

€ 32.65

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

€ 4.91

Hardcover. Tim Machan explores the nature of English present and past, and its role in shaping the identity of those who speak it. He pursues his object through episodes in its history around the globe, from Caxton to Churchill and from rural America to colonial Australia. This is a book for everyone interested in English and the role of language in society Num Pages: 416 pages. BIC Classification: CBX; CF; CFF; HBTB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 237 x 163 x 29. Weight in Grams: 774. Good clean copy with minor shelf wear in good dustwrapper
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2013
Publisher
OUP Oxford
Condition
Used, Very Good
SKU
KSS0005279
ISBN
9780199601257

€ 4.91

Hardcover. Num Pages: 256 pages. BIC Classification: 2AB; 2ABM; CBX; JFC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 216 x 135. . Good clean copy with minor shelf wear in good dustwrapper
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2017
Publisher
Profile Books
Condition
Used, Very Good
SKU
KSS0005282
ISBN
9781781256688

€ 4.91

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

€ 4.91

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

€ 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

€ 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

€ 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

€ 17.95

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

€ 98.77

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

€ 37.99
€ 36.53

Hardcover. Editor(s): Jenkins, Jennifer (Southampton University, UK); Dewey, Martin J (King's College, University of London, UK); Baker, Will, (La (University of Southampton, UK). Series: Routledge Handbooks in Applied Linguistics. Num Pages: 784 pages. BIC Classification: CBX; CFB; CJ; EBAL. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 246 x 174. .
Publisher
Routledge
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2017
Edition
1st Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9781138855328
ISBN
9781138855328

€ 236.76

Hardcover. 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.
Publisher
Equinox Publishing Ltd United Kingdom
Number of pages
256
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2016
Condition
New
SKU
V9781781791301
ISBN
9781781791301

€ 38.99
€ 7.78

Hardcover. Is there any PRESTIGE in a STRAITJACKET? When does a CLIQUE become a CLICHE? And what has MORRIS DANCING to do with MAURITANIA? In this witty volume, Graeme Donald explores the intriguing links between words with a common origin. Num Pages: 256 pages. BIC Classification: CBX; WZG. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 139 x 205 x 25. Weight in Grams: 328.
Publisher
John Blake
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2016
Condition
New
SKU
V9781784188146
ISBN
9781784188146

€ 13.99
€ 10.69

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