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Paperback. .
Publisher
Biteback Publishing
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2016
Condition
New
SKU
V9781785900242
ISBN
9781785900242
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 13.99
€ 11.33

Hardcover. Featuring pets, farmyard animals, big cats and wild beasts, this beautifully presented book is the perfect gift for animal lovers and all those with an interest in this quirky linguistic tradition. Illustrator(s): Bewick, Thomas. Num Pages: 144 pages, 126 black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBX; CJBG. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 119 x 178 x 11. Weight in Grams: 172.
Publisher
Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2015
Condition
New
SKU
V9781851244454
ISBN
9781851244454
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 13.99
€ 11.48

Paperback. A practical guide to the charms of the Gallic people - from their daily routines to their peerless gesticulations, from their come-ons to their put-downs. Num Pages: 288 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DDF; CBX; JFCA; WTD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 177 x 130 x 17. Weight in Grams: 192.
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd United Kingdom
Number of pages
288
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2009
Condition
New
SKU
V9780141041674
ISBN
9780141041674
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 13.99
€ 10.70

Paperback. A fascinating look at the meanings and origins of the many colourful foreign phrases we use every day. Num Pages: 176 pages. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBX; WZG. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 129 x 15. Weight in Grams: 154.
Publisher
Michael O´Mara Books Ltd
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2015
Edition
Reprint
Condition
New
SKU
V9781782434320
ISBN
9781782434320
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 8.99
€ 8.87

Paperback. This Companion, now available in a paperback format, brings together more than 60 distinguished contributors to offer a wide-ranging survey of the history of the English language. Many of the essays investigate regional and ethnic varieties and take up issues of and gender. Editor(s): Momma, Haruko; Matto, Michael. Series: Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture. Num Pages: 724 pages, ill. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBX; CFF. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 246 x 171 x 36. Weight in Grams: 1254.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2011
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons Ltd United Kingdom
Edition
1st Edition
Number of pages
728
Condition
New
SKU
V9780470657935
ISBN
9780470657935
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 52.70

Hardback. For a dead language, Latin has achieved an elevated stature unmatched by few living languages -- its cultural cachet evidenced through countless terms and phrases utilized in Western law, medicine, and science. Editor(s): Clackson, James. Series: Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World. Num Pages: 664 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: 2ADL; CBX; CF. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 246 x 183 x 41. Weight in Grams: 1340.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2011
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Edition
1st Edition
Number of pages
664
Condition
New
SKU
V9781405186056
ISBN
9781405186056
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 193.05

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

Paperback. "A dictionary of modern English usage first published 1926"--T.p. verso. Editor(s): Crystal, David. Series: Oxford World's Classics. Num Pages: 832 pages. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBD; CBG. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 195 x 129 x 38. Weight in Grams: 564.
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Number of pages
832
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2010
Edition
Reprint
Condition
New
SKU
V9780199585892
ISBN
9780199585892
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 14.99
€ 12.14

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. From the first words of an infant to the peculiar modern dialect of text messaging, this book reveals language's myriad intricacies and quirks. It sheds light on the development of unique linguistic styles, the origins of obscure accents, and the search for the first written word. Num Pages: 272 pages, 40 illustrations. BIC Classification: CBX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 216 x 137 x 22. Weight in Grams: 402. Clean copy with some shelf wear
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2011
Publisher
Yale University Press
Condition
Used, Very Good
SKU
KAC0003117
ISBN
9780300170825
Paperback
Condition: Used, Very Good

€ 4.99

Paperback. .
Publisher
Oxford University Press Inc
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2017
Edition
1st Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9780190665043
ISBN
9780190665043
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 16.99
€ 13.77

Paperback. Num Pages: 256 pages. BIC Classification: CBX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 230 x 157 x 17. Weight in Grams: 484.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2023
Publisher
Aboriginal Studies Press Australia
Number of pages
256
Condition
New
SKU
V9781922059260
ISBN
9781922059260
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 34.99
€ 31.74

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
Orion Publishing Co
Condition
Used, Very Good
SKU
KKD0000001
ISBN
9781780227955
Paperback
Condition: Used, Very Good

€ 4.99

Paperback. This is a book about Scouse, the language of Liverpool and how it evolved. It goes back to early times looking at the different groups of people who have contributed to Liverpool's rich speech and culture and examines the features that make Scouse so unique. Num Pages: 64 pages. BIC Classification: 1DBKENL; CBX; WQH; WZG. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 159 x 125 x 5. Weight in Grams: 102.
Publisher
My World
Number of pages
64
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2013
Condition
New
SKU
V9781909486034
ISBN
9781909486034
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 7.20

Paperback. From Alphabets to Zipcodes, the surprising story of our 26 letters from million-selling author and Radio 4 language expert, Michael Rosen. Num Pages: 448 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: CBX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 129 x 197 x 28. Weight in Grams: 312.
Publisher
John Murray Press
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2014
Condition
New
SKU
V9781848548886
ISBN
9781848548886
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 14.99
€ 11.48

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

Paperback. These are just a few of the topics covered in this book. As Mark Walker makes clear, present-day English is still steeped in its Roman and Latin origins. As a result English still has many thousands of Latin words in everyday use. Num Pages: 192 pages, ill. BIC Classification: 2ADL; CBX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 200 x 131 x 16. Weight in Grams: 208.
Publisher
The History Press Ltd United Kingdom
Number of pages
192
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2010
Edition
None, Reprint Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9780752458984
ISBN
9780752458984
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 13.99
€ 12.99

Paperback. The King James Bible has contributed more to English than any other source. In this enlightening book David Crystal asks why. He looks at how its words have been given new life by poets, playwrights, novelists, politicians, journalists, advertisers, film-makers, hip-hop artists, and many others. Num Pages: 336 pages. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBX; HRCG. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 215 x 193 x 17. Weight in Grams: 406.
Publisher
Oxford University Press United Kingdom
Number of pages
336
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2011
Edition
Reprint
Condition
New
SKU
V9780199695188
ISBN
9780199695188
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 13.99
€ 11.32

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. Num Pages: 880 pages. BIC Classification: 2GDC; CBX; CFA; CFF; JFSL3. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 219 x 279 x 60. Weight in Grams: 2070.
Publisher
Princeton University Press
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2017
Edition
Bilingual
Condition
New
SKU
V9780691174570
ISBN
9780691174570
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 84.88
€ 69.71

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