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Language: history & general works

Hardcover. Tracing the development of green from the days when it was just a colour, web when it was something spiders made and trolls when they were nothing more threatening than the baddies in fairy tales, this is a fascinating tour through the history of the words we use every day. Num Pages: 192 pages. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 139 x 206 x 21. Weight in Grams: 326.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2016
Publisher
Michael O'Mara
Condition
New
SKU
KRA0013593
ISBN
9781782434726

€ 4.91

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

€ 37.99
€ 35.31

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

€ 95.41

Hardcover. Num Pages: 256 pages, 155 black & white illustrations, 67 black & white tables, 97 black & white halftones, 58. BIC Classification: CBX; CFDM; CFH; CFK. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 246 x 174. .
Publisher
Routledge
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2017
Edition
1st Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9781138886339
ISBN
9781138886339

€ 109.94

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

€ 36.99
€ 35.36

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

€ 222.64

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

€ 66.60
€ 25.41

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
€ 11.01

Paperback. Originally published in 1907, this informative and engaging textbook sets out to contain and explicate all of the elements of English grammar. Num Pages: 350 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBW; CBX; CJBG. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 178 x 127 x 20. Weight in Grams: 33.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2017
Edition
Reissue
Condition
New
SKU
V9781316633441
ISBN
9781316633441

€ 30.87

Paperback. Editor(s): Rieber, Robert W.; Carton, Aaron S. Series: Cognition and Language: A Series in Psycholinguistics. Num Pages: 349 pages, biography. BIC Classification: CBX; DSB; JM. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 254 x 178 x 19. Weight in Grams: 692.
Publisher
Springer
Format
Paperback
Publication date
1993
Edition
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1993
Condition
New
SKU
V9781461362128
ISBN
9781461362128

€ 203.35

Hardcover. Num Pages: 239 pages, 4 black & white illustrations, 7 colour illustrations, biography. BIC Classification: CBX; JFD; JKV; KNTJ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 155 x 218 x 21. Weight in Grams: 476.
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2016
Edition
1st ed. 2016
Condition
New
SKU
V9781137453501
ISBN
9781137453501

€ 87.69
€ 85.17

Paperback. A study of the Chinese modal particle a (), one of the used modal particles in Mandarin Chinese. It transcribes the first 20 episodes, about 20 hours in length, of the popular Chinese TV drama series Kewang 'Expectations'. Num Pages: 409 pages. BIC Classification: CBX; CFF; CFG; DSB; JN. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 227 x 156 x 32. Weight in Grams: 630.
Publisher
Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2013
Edition
Bilingual
Condition
New
SKU
V9783034311939
ISBN
9783034311939

€ 77.62

Paperback. Editor(s): Deutsch, Andreas. BIC Classification: CBX. Dimension: 290 x 205. .
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2016
Publisher
J.B. Metzler
Edition
1. Aufl. 2017 ed.
Condition
New
SKU
V9783740012724
ISBN
9783740012724

€ 56.54

Paperback. Num Pages: 372 pages, black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, frontispiece. BIC Classification: CF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 216 x 231 x 37. Weight in Grams: 1416.
Publisher
Marg Foundation
Number of pages
372
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2010
Condition
New
SKU
V9788185026916
ISBN
9788185026916

€ 41.99
€ 41.90

Hardcover. Num Pages: 256 pages. BIC Classification: 1DBK; 3JJH; CBX; HBJD1; HBLW; HBWQ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 130 x 205 x 20. Weight in Grams: 304.
Publisher
A&C BLACK
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2014
Condition
New
SKU
V9781472904898
ISBN
9781472904898

€ 14.99
€ 13.65

Hardcover. An informative and fascinating book which covers over 6,000 names in common use in English, including traditional names as well as the very newest names. It covers pet names, variant spellings, and gives intriguing historical and linguistic information for names from Aaron to Zuleika. Series: The Oxford Reference Collection. Num Pages: 472 pages. BIC Classification: CBX; GBC; HBTG. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 139 x 249 x 2. Weight in Grams: 578.
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2016
Edition
2nd Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9780198800514
ISBN
9780198800514

€ 36.53

Paperback. Where does the ampersand get its name from? What does the hashtag have to do with commerce in ancient Rome? This book gives answers to these questions. From the pilcrow to the ampersand, it reflects the changes in written communication through the ages, charting how punctuation has adapted to each new technological innovation. Num Pages: 352 pages. BIC Classification: AKD; CBX; CFL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 197 x 131 x 24. Weight in Grams: 330.
Publisher
PENGUIN BOOKS
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2015
Edition
New Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9780718193881
ISBN
9780718193881

€ 16.99
€ 13.47

Hardcover. Ever feel like you are pedalling in the choucroute? Been caught with your beard in the mailbox again? Or maybe you just wish everyone would stop ironing your head? This book brings the weird, wonderful and surprising nuanced beauty of language to life with over fifty watercolour and ink illustrations. Num Pages: 112 pages, full colour illustrations. BIC Classification: CBX; GBCQ; WHX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 200 x 172 x 16. Weight in Grams: 364.
Publisher
Square Peg
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2001
Edition
Book Club (BCE/BOMC)
Condition
New
SKU
V9781910931264
ISBN
9781910931264

€ 13.99
€ 10.42

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

€ 10.99
€ 10.29

Paperback. How do we really make ourselves understood to other people? This book shows how, from puns to poetry, news bulletins to the Bible, Asterix to Swedish films, translation is at the heart of everything we do - and makes us who we are. Num Pages: 400 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: CBX; CFP. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (J) Children / Juvenile; (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 198 x 130 x 24. Weight in Grams: 298.
Publisher
Particular
Number of pages
400
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2012
Edition
0th Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9780241954300
ISBN
9780241954300

€ 13.99
€ 11.09

Hardcover. The mother tongue of the Roman Empire and the lingua franca of the West for centuries afterward, Latin survives today primarily in classrooms and texts. Yet this "dead language" is unique in the influence it has exerted across centuries and continents. The author offers the story of the first "world language," from antiquity onwards. Num Pages: 360 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: 2ADL; CBX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 163 x 243 x 27. Weight in Grams: 696.
Publisher
Harvard University Press United States
Number of pages
360
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2013
Edition
First Translated Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9780674058071
ISBN
9780674058071

€ 35.99
€ 29.68

Paperback. Reissued to celebrate Sceptre's 30th anniversary: Melvyn Bragg's bestselling biography of the English language, featuring a new afterword by the author. Num Pages: 384 pages. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 131 x 274 x 26. Weight in Grams: 292.
Publisher
Sceptre
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2016
Condition
New
SKU
V9781473639065
ISBN
9781473639065

€ 18.99
€ 14.94

Paperback. 5,000 of the funniest one-liners ever told in one definitive volume. Num Pages: 320 pages. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBX; WHX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 131 x 197 x 27. Weight in Grams: 292.
Publisher
Biteback Publishing
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2016
Condition
New
SKU
V9781785900242
ISBN
9781785900242

€ 13.99
€ 11.01

Paperback. The most up-to-date history and assessment of one of Europe's oldest living languages. Num Pages: 192 pages, 10 black and white images. BIC Classification: 2AFW; CBX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 129 x 17. Weight in Grams: 260.
Publisher
UNIVERSITY OF WALES PRESS
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2015
Edition
Second Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9781783160198
ISBN
9781783160198

€ 14.90

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