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Language: history & general works

Paperback. Paperback, in very good condition.
Condition
Used, Very Good
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format
Paperback
Publication date
1968
Edition
3rd Edition
SKU
KRF0014174
ISBN
9780415050760
Paperback
Condition: Used, Very Good

€ 12.82

Paperback. Why is there an 'h' in ghost? William Caxton, inventor of the printing press and his Flemish employees are to blame: without a dictionary or style guide to hand in fifteenth century Bruges, the typesetters simply spelled it the way it sounded to their foreign cars, and it stuck. This book takes you on a journey through English spelling. Num Pages: 336 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 132 x 202 x 21. Weight in Grams: 276.
Publisher
Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages
224
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2013
Edition
Main
Condition
New
SKU
V9781846685682
ISBN
9781846685682
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 14.99
€ 12.13

Paperback. Examines the histories of the names of foods, ingredients, utensils, drinks, cooking methods, and dishes to show how the vocabulary of English has reflected the ways speakers of the language have interacted with their tastes, their environment and other cultures. Series: Shire Discovering. Num Pages: 96 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: CBX; WB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 177 x 115 x 9. Weight in Grams: 134. New.
Publisher
Shire Publications
Number of pages
96
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2010
Condition
New
SKU
9780747807766
ISBN
9780747807766
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 8.89

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. 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. Sparkling with insight and linguistic curiosity, this delightful compendium answers 101 of the most intriguing questions about the English language, from word origins and spelling to grammar and usage. Irresistible to anyone with an interest in the words around them. Num Pages: 176 pages, b & w line illustrations and photos. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBX; WZG. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 130 x 14. Weight in Grams: 192.
Publisher
Oxford University Press United Kingdom
Number of pages
176
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2009
Edition
1st Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9780199574155
ISBN
9780199574155
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 14.99
€ 12.14

Paperback. Stanford University linguist and MacArthur Fellow Dan Jurafsky dives into the hidden history of food. Num Pages: 256 pages, 30 illustrations. BIC Classification: CBX; WB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 141 x 210 x 17. Weight in Grams: 206.
Publisher
WW Norton & Co
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2015
Edition
1st Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9780393351620
ISBN
9780393351620
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 16.99
€ 15.92

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

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. How has the English language developed over time? How have words entered the English language, or changed their meaning? David Crystal takes us on a wonderful tour through the origins and evolution of 15 groups of words, from dying to spacecraft. His source is the monumental Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary. Num Pages: 304 pages, black & white tables. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 143 x 218 x 22. Weight in Grams: 480.
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2014
Edition
1st Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9780199680474
ISBN
9780199680474
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 24.99
€ 18.68

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 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. BIC Classification: 2AHA; 2AHM; CBX; CFF. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 245 x 170 x 30. Weight in Grams: 808.
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons Ltd United States
Number of pages
528
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2014
Edition
2nd Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9781118785157
ISBN
9781118785157
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 47.99
€ 47.35

Paperback. Does language reflect the culture of a society? Is our mother-tongue a lens through which we perceive the world? Can different languages lead their speakers to different thoughts? This title states that contrary to the fashionable academic consensus of today, the answer to all these questions is - yes. Num Pages: 320 pages, Illustrations (some col.), ports. BIC Classification: CBX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 130 x 23. Weight in Grams: 316.
Publisher
Arrow
Number of pages
320
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2011
Edition
01st Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9780099505570
ISBN
9780099505570
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 14.99
€ 11.46

Paperback. An authoritative and accessible history of the cultural miracle that is the written word. Num Pages: 416 pages. BIC Classification: CBX; HBTB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 200 x 130 x 32. Weight in Grams: 404.
Publisher
Atlantic Books
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2015
Condition
New
SKU
V9781848873636
ISBN
9781848873636
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 18.99
€ 14.04

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. 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. A guide to the grammar you already know. Num Pages: 240 pages. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 130 x 16. Weight in Grams: 172.
Publisher
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2014
Condition
New
SKU
V9781848548398
ISBN
9781848548398
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 13.99
€ 10.71

Paperback. A surprising, witty and entertaining journey through the Latin roots of the English language, by the bestselling author of Veni Vidi Vici and Eureka! Num Pages: 352 pages. BIC Classification: 1QDAR; 2AB; 2ADL; CBX; HBLA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 129. .
Publisher
Atlantic Books
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2017
Edition
Main
Condition
New
SKU
V9781782399339
ISBN
9781782399339
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 14.99
€ 11.14

Paperback. Num Pages: 272 pages. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 131 x 198 x 27. Weight in Grams: 258.
Publisher
Icon Books
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2016
Edition
UK ed.
Condition
New
SKU
V9781785781711
ISBN
9781785781711
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 14.99
€ 11.00

Paperback. This is a book about the structure, history and evolution of the Japanese language Num Pages: 256 pages. BIC Classification: 2GJ; CBX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 203 x 130. Weight in Grams: 397.
Publisher
Tuttle Publishing
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2017
Edition
Reissue
Condition
New
SKU
V9780804848831
ISBN
9780804848831
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 11.99
€ 10.50

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