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Language: history & general works

Paperback. How many languages are there? What differentiates one language from another? Are new languages still being discovered? Why are so many languages disappearing? These are some of the questions considered in this Very Short Introduction. By examining the science of languages, we find that the answers are not as simple as we might expect. Series: Very Short Introductions. Num Pages: 152 pages, Approximately 15 black and white illustrations. BIC Classification: CBX; CFF; CFZ; JHM. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 173 x 114 x 8. Weight in Grams: 120.
Publisher
Oxford University Press United Kingdom
Number of pages
152
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2012
Edition
1st Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9780199590599
ISBN
9780199590599
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 11.99
€ 10.51

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. A transatlantic survival guide, that examines the key differences between the British and the Americans through their language. It shows why Americans give - and take - so many bloody compliments and never, ever say 'shall' (well hardly ever), as well as what the British really mean when they say 'proper'. Num Pages: 240 pages. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBX; WH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 201 x 130 x 18. Weight in Grams: 172.
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2016
Condition
New
SKU
V9781784701918
ISBN
9781784701918
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 14.99
€ 11.46

hardcover. Special 30th Anniversary edition of Douglas Adams and John Lloyd's classic humour book, revised and updated and including The Deeper Meaning of Liff Num Pages: 240 pages, map. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBX; WH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 168 x 140 x 23. Weight in Grams: 242.
Publisher
Pan Macmillan
Number of pages
240
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2013
Edition
Main Market Ed.
Condition
New
SKU
V9780752227597
ISBN
9780752227597
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 16.99
€ 13.77

Paperback. Featuring Latinate and Celtic words, weasel words and nonce-words, ancient word ('loaf') to advanced ('twittersphere') and spanning the indispensable words that shape our tongue ('and', 'what') to the more fanciful ('fopdoodle'), the author takes us along the winding byways of language via the rude, the obscure and the downright surprising. Num Pages: 288 pages. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 132 x 197 x 19. Weight in Grams: 240.
Publisher
Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages
320
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2012
Edition
Main
Condition
New
SKU
V9781846684289
ISBN
9781846684289
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 14.99
€ 12.14

Hardcover. Series: Ancient Languages. BIC Classification: 1QDAR; 2ADL; 3D; CBX; CFLA; HBJD; HBLA1. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). .
Publisher
British Museum Press
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2016
Condition
New
SKU
V9780714122885
ISBN
9780714122885
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 13.99
€ 11.33

Paperback. Num Pages: 368 pages, B&W. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBG; CBX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 210 x 142 x 24. Weight in Grams: 344.
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc United States
Number of pages
368
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2013
Edition
Reprint
Condition
New
SKU
V9781608194964
ISBN
9781608194964
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 16.99
€ 14.66

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. Presents an investigation into the evolution of language. This book exposes the elusive forces of creation at work in human communication. Along the way, it teaches why German maidens are neuter while German turnips are female, why we have feet not foots, and how great changes of pronunciation may result from simple laziness. Num Pages: 368 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: CFFD; J. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 196 x 130 x 23. Weight in Grams: 262.
Publisher
Cornerstone
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2006
Condition
New
SKU
V9780099460251
ISBN
9780099460251
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 14.99
€ 11.46

Paperback. .
Publisher
Penguin Putnam Inc United States
Number of pages
272
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2012
Edition
1st Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9780399537974
ISBN
9780399537974
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 20.99
€ 16.23

Paperback. The best introduction to word history ever published combines scholarship with readability. OED's chief etymologist shows how words originate and change. He explores the histories of place and personal names and explains how to use different kinds of evidence, historical as well as linguistic. This is a book for everyone interested in words. Num Pages: 360 pages, line drawings. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBX; CFF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 240 x 171 x 19. Weight in Grams: 622.
Publisher
Oxford University Press United Kingdom
Number of pages
360
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2011
Edition
Reprint
Condition
New
SKU
V9780199691616
ISBN
9780199691616
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 34.04

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

Hardback. Spoken by eighty million people, Tamil is one of the great world languages, and one of the few ancient languages that survives as a mother tongue. David Shulman presents a comprehensive cultural history of Tamil, emphasizing how its speakers and poets have understood the unique features of their language over its long history. Num Pages: 386 pages. BIC Classification: 2BRT; CBX; CFB; CFF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 168 x 243 x 34. Weight in Grams: 738.
Publisher
Harvard University Press
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2016
Condition
New
SKU
V9780674059924
ISBN
9780674059924
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 40.99
€ 33.59

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

€ 9.04

Paperback. Num Pages: 292 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: 2ZX; CBX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 214 x 139 x 23. Weight in Grams: 274.
Publisher
Penguin Putnam Inc
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2015
Condition
New
SKU
V9780143126461
ISBN
9780143126461
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 23.99
€ 17.85

Paperback. Editor(s): Buckley, Jonathan. Translator(s): Edwards, Alison. Num Pages: 304 pages. BIC Classification: 1D; CBX; WHL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 131 x 198 x 28. Weight in Grams: 252.
Publisher
Profile Books Ltd
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2015
Edition
Main
Condition
New
SKU
V9781781254172
ISBN
9781781254172
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 14.99
€ 12.14

Hardback.
Publisher
Short Books Ltd
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2012
Condition
New
SKU
V9781780721095
ISBN
9781780721095
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 16.99
€ 12.99

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

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. Contrary to popular belief, the author of the first English dictionary is not Samuel Johnson, but Robert Cawdrey, who published his Table Alphabeticall in 1604 - nearly 150 years before Johnson's dictionary. Num Pages: 160 pages. BIC Classification: 2AB; 3JD; CBD; CBX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 131 x 199 x 27. Weight in Grams: 182.
Publisher
Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2015
Edition
New edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9781851243884
ISBN
9781851243884
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 14.99
€ 12.29

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