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Language: history & general works

Paperback. .
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

€ 24.99
€ 18.66

Paperback. In the century since its birth, the crossword has evolved into the world's most popular intellectual pastime: a unique form of wordplay, the codes and conventions of which are open to anyone masochistic enough to get addicted. This book celebrates the wit, ingenuity and frustration of setting and solving puzzles. Num Pages: 320 pages, illustrations (black and white). BIC Classification: CBX; JFCX; WDKC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 198 x 129 x 19. Weight in Grams: 244.
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2014
Condition
New
SKU
V9780141977102
ISBN
9780141977102
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 16.99
€ 13.77

Paperback. .
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2014
Edition
8th Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9781444183092
ISBN
9781444183092
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 62.52

Paperback. Num Pages: 464 pages. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBX. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 229 x 153 x 22. Weight in Grams: 580.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd United Kingdom
Number of pages
480
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2012
Edition
6th Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9780415655965
ISBN
9780415655965
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 57.59

Paperback. .
Publisher
Wooden Books
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2015
Condition
New
SKU
V9781904263784
ISBN
9781904263784
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 9.04

Hardback. 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
2016
Publisher
Oxford University Press Inc
Condition
Used, Good
SKU
KSS0005240
ISBN
9780199927128
Hardback
Condition: Used, Good

€ 4.99

Hardback. Num Pages: 198 pages. BIC Classification: 2AFS; CBX; JFHF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 130 x 99 x 10. . Very good copy with light shelf wear
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2018
Publisher
Luath Press Ltd
Condition
Used, Very Good
SKU
KCW0018282
ISBN
9781910745397
Hardback
Condition: Used, Very Good

€ 4.99

Paperback. .
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2017
Edition
1st Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9781138911673
ISBN
9781138911673
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 41.99
€ 41.87

Paperback. This updated and revised edition is the authoritative guide to foreign words and phrases used in contemporary British and American English. Drawn from over 40 languages, the 6,000 entries detail the history of each word or phrase and provide selected quotations to clearly illustrate their use in the English language. Editor(s): Delahunty, Andrew. Series: Oxford Quick Reference. Num Pages: 432 pages. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBD; CBX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 131 x 26. Weight in Grams: 314.
Publisher
Oxford University Press United Kingdom
Number of pages
432
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2010
Edition
2nd Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9780199543687
ISBN
9780199543687
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 15.99
€ 12.95

Paperback. Previous edition was authored by Bloomer, Aileen. Num Pages: 488 pages, 13 colour illustrations, 14 black & white tables, 7 black & white halftones, 116 black &. BIC Classification: CBX; CF. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College); (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 245 x 190 x 22. Weight in Grams: 1048.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd United Kingdom
Number of pages
496
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2013
Edition
2nd Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9780415583381
ISBN
9780415583381
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 57.67

Paperback. Writing is a defining marker of civilisation; without it there could be no accumulation of knowledge. Andrew Robinson tells the fascinating story of the history of writing, considering its development, and examining the enormous variety of writing and scripts we use today. Series: Very Short Introductions. Num Pages: 176 pages, 15 b&w halftone. BIC Classification: CBX; JFCX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 176 x 114 x 10. Weight in Grams: 142.
Publisher
Oxford University Press United Kingdom
Number of pages
176
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2009
Edition
1st Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9780199567782
ISBN
9780199567782
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 11.99
€ 10.51

Hardback. .
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2016
Condition
New
SKU
V9781620402153
ISBN
9781620402153
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 18.99
€ 16.19

Paperback. 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. BIC Classification: 2AB; 3JD; CBD; CBX; CFFD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 132 x 199 x 19. Weight in Grams: 250.
Publisher
Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2015
Condition
New
SKU
V9781851243877
ISBN
9781851243877
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 11.99
€ 10.63

Paperback. Originally published: London: Adlard Coles, 1983. Num Pages: 96 pages, b/w cartoons throughout. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBX; WGG; WSSN. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 122 x 197 x 7. Weight in Grams: 76.
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2014
Edition
Reprint
Condition
New
SKU
V9781472907981
ISBN
9781472907981
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 10.99
€ 10.79

Paperback. Tells the story of how American arose out of the English language, and along the way, de-mythologizes his native land - explaining how a dusty desert hamlet with neither woods nor holly became Hollywood, how the Wild West wasn't won, why Americans say 'lootenant' and 'Toosday', and more. Series: Bryson. Num Pages: 592 pages. BIC Classification: 1KBB; 2ABM; CBX; HBJK; HBTB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 131 x 208 x 37. Weight in Grams: 422.
Publisher
Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2016
Condition
New
SKU
V9781784161866
ISBN
9781784161866
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 14.99
€ 11.46

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 Books Ltd
Condition
New
SKU
9780141040080
ISBN
9780141040080
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 12.99
€ 10.44

Hardcover. A History of the English Language in 100 Places is a joyous ride through time, where readers can criss-cross the British Isles and the world at large to land in a hundred contrasting places and light on a hundred wonderful topics that bring the extraordinary story of the English language alive. Num Pages: 256 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 232 x 169 x 24. Weight in Grams: 812.
Publisher
Robert Hale Ltd United Kingdom
Number of pages
256
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2013
Condition
New
SKU
V9780709095705
ISBN
9780709095705
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 32.99
€ 27.73

Hardcover. Featuring songbirds, aquatic birds, birds of prey and garden favourites, this beautifully presented collection will delight both bird-lovers and word-lovers in equal measure. Illustrator(s): Bewick, Thomas. Num Pages: 120 pages, 111 black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: CBX; WNCB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 128 x 178 x 14. Weight in Grams: 180.
Publisher
Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2014
Condition
New
SKU
V9781851244096
ISBN
9781851244096
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 13.99
€ 11.48

Hardback. Num Pages: 224 pages, Two-color art throughout. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBX; DSRC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 136 x 186 x 18. Weight in Grams: 314.
Publisher
Running Press,U.S.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2016
Condition
New
SKU
V9780762460779
ISBN
9780762460779
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 15.99
€ 12.22

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 Books Ltd
Condition
Used, Very Good
SKU
KKD0009733
ISBN
9781782430094
Paperback
Condition: Used, Very Good

€ 17.95

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