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Language: history & general works

Paperback. A masterful, engaging history of the English language from the age of "Beowulf" to the rap of Eminem, this book percolates with creative energy ("Publishers Weekly"). Num Pages: 349 pages, 18 black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBX; CF. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 155 x 229 x 20. Weight in Grams: 476.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2015
Publisher
Columbia University Press
Edition
revised and expanded edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9780231174473
ISBN
9780231174473
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 20.99
€ 16.47

Hardback. Editor(s): Kolb, Gwin J.; DeMaria, Robert. Series: The Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel Johnson. Num Pages: 560 pages, 89 b&w illustrations. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBX; DNF. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 235 x 156 x 45. Weight in Grams: 862.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2005
Publisher
Yale University Press United States
Edition
annotated edition
Number of pages
548
Condition
New
SKU
V9780300106725
ISBN
9780300106725
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 124.49
€ 94.79

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

Paperback. Documents the crucial role played by language in cultural conquest - how colonial Mayan emerged in the age of the cross, how it was taken up by native writers to become the language of indigenous literature, and how it ultimately became the language of rebellion against the system that produced it. Series: The Anthropology of Christianity. Num Pages: 484 pages, 16 b/w photographs, 2 line illustrations, 17 maps, 25 tables, 41 examples. BIC Classification: 1KL; 2JNM; 3JB; CBX; CFB; JHMC. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 228 x 154 x 30. Weight in Grams: 678.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2010
Publisher
University of California Press
Edition
0th Edition
Number of pages
472
Condition
New
SKU
V9780520257719
ISBN
9780520257719
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 37.99
€ 28.15

Hardback. This new edition of Greek: A History of the Language and its Speakers reveals the trajectory of the Greek language from the Mycenaean period of the second millennium BC to the current day. Num Pages: 526 pages, maps. BIC Classification: 2AHA; 2AHM; CBX; CFF. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 246 x 177 x 33. Weight in Grams: 1070.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2010
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons Ltd United Kingdom
Edition
2nd Edition
Number of pages
526
Condition
New
SKU
V9781405134156
ISBN
9781405134156
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 211.19

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. A study that traces the innovative mappings of Galician cultural history found in literary works by and about Galicians in the Anglophone world, paying particular attention to the community of 'London Galicians' and their descendants, in works by artists, novelists and poets. Series: Contemporary Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures. Num Pages: 186 pages. BIC Classification: 1DSE; CBX; HBJD. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 240 x 162 x 16. Weight in Grams: 1500.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2011
Publisher
Liverpool University Press United Kingdom
Edition
1st Edition
Number of pages
186
Condition
New
SKU
V9781846316678
ISBN
9781846316678
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 135.64

Paperback. Series: Cornell East Asia Series. Num Pages: 612 pages. BIC Classification: CBX; CFF; HD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 284 x 218 x 37. Weight in Grams: 1774.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2013
Publisher
Cornell Univ East Asia Program
Condition
New
SKU
V9781933947648
ISBN
9781933947648
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 74.69
€ 73.01

Hardback. Documents the crucial role played by language in cultural conquest: how colonial Mayan emerged in the age of the cross, how it was taken up by native writers to become the language of indigenous literature, and how it ultimately became the language of rebellion against the system that produced it. Series: The Anthropology of Christianity. Num Pages: 484 pages, 16 b/w photographs, 2 line illustrations, 17 maps, 25 tables, 41 examples. BIC Classification: 1KL; 2JNM; 3JB; CBX; CFB; JHMC. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 229 x 152 x 31. Weight in Grams: 503.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2010
Publisher
University of California Press United States
Number of pages
484
Condition
New
SKU
V9780520257702
ISBN
9780520257702
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 71.30
€ 55.34

hardcover. Num Pages: 320 pages. BIC Classification: CBX; CFGR; EBAL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 234 x 156. .
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2023
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd United Kingdom
Number of pages
320
Condition
New
Edition
1st Edition
SKU
V9781138938274
ISBN
9781138938274
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 148.56

Paperback. Series: Language Workbooks. Num Pages: 160 pages, 4 black & white tables, 6 black & white line drawings. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBX. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College); (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 176 x 247 x 10. Weight in Grams: 296.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2015
Edition
3rd Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9781138891753
ISBN
9781138891753
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 37.03

Hardback. 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 Publishing Ltd
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2015
Condition
New
SKU
V9781784188146
ISBN
9781784188146
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 13.99
€ 10.57

Hardback. .
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2016
Edition
1st ed. 2016
Condition
New
SKU
V9781137453501
ISBN
9781137453501
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 101.84
€ 64.49

Paperback. In the twenty-first century, can we really take the dominance of English for granted? In their time, Greek, Latin, Arabic, Sanskrit and Persian have each been world languages, sweeping the globe for centuries at a time. This title explores the rise of a linguistic diversity we could never before have imagined. Num Pages: 352 pages. BIC Classification: CBX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 196 x 130 x 22. Weight in Grams: 260.
Publisher
ADULT PBS
Number of pages
352
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2011
Condition
New
SKU
V9781846142161
ISBN
9781846142161
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 14.99
€ 11.46

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. 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
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2015
Edition
New Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9780718193881
ISBN
9780718193881
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 16.99
€ 12.97

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
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 16.99
€ 12.97

Hardcover. A fascinating, attractively illustrated collection of household sayings with their origins and meanings. Num Pages: 128 pages, 100 black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 159 x 131 x 19. Weight in Grams: 212. Origins and Meanings of Household Sayings. 128 pages, 100 black & white illustrations. A fascinating, attractively illustrated collection of household sayings with their origins and meanings. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade). BIC Classification: 2AB; CBX. Dimension: 159 x 131 x 19. Weight: 212.
Publisher
National Trust
Number of pages
128
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2011
Condition
New
SKU
V9781907892165
ISBN
9781907892165
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 10.03

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

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
01st Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9780241954300
ISBN
9780241954300
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 14.99
€ 11.48

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