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A History of the English Language, Albert C. Baugh
1 Albert C. Baugh A History of the English Language
Routledge & Kegan Paul 2105 London 1960 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket 506 pages. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Language; Language & Linguistics; Inventory No: 2105. Hardcover 
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Elements of General Phonetics, David Abercrombie
2 David Abercrombie Elements of General Phonetics
Edinburgh University Press 228709 Edinburgh 1968 0852240287 / 9780852240281 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good This classic introduction is designed for students with no previous knowledge of phonetics in linguistics, speech therapy, and modern languages. It remains one of the best descriptions of the main topics in the study of phonetics. 203 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Language; Language & Linguistics; ISBN: 0852240287. ISBN/EAN: 9780852240281. Inventory No: 228709. Hardcover 
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The Book of Slang, Dennis Anderson
3 Dennis Anderson The Book of Slang
Jonathan David Publishers 028490 New York, USA 1975 First Edition 0824601916 Hardcover Good Good 178 pages. Light foxing to outer pages & edges. Navy board cover. Dust jacket scuffed, ring marks, rubbed on edges with several small open & closed tears - now protected by new plastic covering. Previous owners name to top of title page. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Language; Language & Linguistics; Reference::Dictionary. Inventory No: 028490. Hardcover 
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Resonate - For People Who Need To Be Heard, Dr Louise Mahler
4 Dr Louise Mahler Resonate - For People Who Need To Be Heard
Viking / Penguin 227238 Australia 2015 0670078905 / 9780670078905 Softcover Very Good Condition In Resonate Dr Louise Mahler, voice coach extraordinaire, demonstrates that your mind, body and voice are inextricably linked. By approaching voice through an understanding of the whole body, Louise explains how your state of mind determines the way you hold your body, how your feelings resonate through your voice and how this sequence ultimately influences the efficacy of your communication. She explains the most common ways people react to nerves or excitement, as well as how your listeners respond to your voice and gestures - and how to use these to communicate more powerfully. Whether you struggle to make a point at work or a school committee meeting; whether you're going for the next big job or trying to improve your performance in the one you have; or you simply want better ways to communicate, Resonate will show you how to tune in to your own vocal intelligence, identify the physical and mental blocks that are holding you back, and reclaim your authentic voice. With its practical exercises, inspiring real-life stories and insightful tips, this book will unlock your confidence and show you how to make your message resonate 192 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Language; Language & Linguistics; Self Help. ISBN/EAN: 9780670078905. Inventory No: 227238. Paperback 
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Swearing - A Social History Of Foul Language, Oaths And Profanity In English, Geoffrey Hughes
5 Geoffrey Hughes Swearing - A Social History Of Foul Language, Oaths And Profanity In English
Blackwell Publishers 231434 Great Britain 1993 0631165932 / 9780631165934 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket Tracing the history of swearing from ancient Anglo-Saxon traditions and those of the Middle Ages, through Shakespeare, the Enlightenment and the Victorians, to the Lady Chatterley trial and various current trends, Geoffrey Hughes explores a fascinating, little discussed yet irrespressible part of our linguistic heritage. 283 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Language; Language & Linguistics; ISBN: 0631165932. ISBN/EAN: 9780631165934. Inventory No: 231434. Paperback 
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Pascal Stage 4: English Workbook 2, Janet McCarthy
6 Janet McCarthy Pascal Stage 4: English Workbook 2
Pascal Press 227876 NSW, Australia 2004 1741251044 / 9781741251043 Soft Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket 202 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Education; Education; Language. ISBN: 1741251044. ISBN/EAN: 9781741251043. Inventory No: 227876. Paperback 
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What's in a Word?, John Kahn
7 John Kahn What's in a Word?
Reader's Digest 164256 London, England 1987 Soft Cover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket 64 pages. Minor foxing to inner covers and first and last pages. Copy is neat. Black and white illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Language; Language & Linguistics; Inventory No: 164256. Paperback 
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Word Watching - Field Notes From An Amateau Philologist, Julian Burnside
8 Julian Burnside Word Watching - Field Notes From An Amateau Philologist
Scribe Publications 226038 Australia 2005 Reprint 1920769382 / 9781920769383 Hardcover Near Fine Condition Near Fine We live in a torrent of words from radio and television, books and newspapers, and now from the internet. But, as Julian Burnside reminds us in this witty and erudite collection, words are both a source of pleasure and power, and can be deployed for good or for ill. Some of these essays explore curiosities in odd corners of the language simply to remind us of the extraordinary richness of the English language: we learn, for example, that the word pedigree refers to the shape of a stork's foot, and that halcyon recalls an early Greek love story. 234 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Language; Language & Linguistics; ISBN: 1920769382. ISBN/EAN: 9781920769383. Inventory No: 226038. Hardcover 
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The King's English - A Guide to Modern Usage, Kingsley Amis
9 Kingsley Amis The King's English - A Guide to Modern Usage
HarperCollins 232078 Great Britain 1997 First Edition 0002556812 / 9780002556811 Hardcover Good Condition Good A Parthian shot from one of the most important figures in post-war British fiction, The King's English is the late Kingsley Amis's last word on the state of the language. More frolicsome than Fowler's Modern Usage, lighter than the Oxford English Dictionary, and brimming with the strong opinions and razor-sharp wit that made Amis so popular--and so controversial--The King's English is a must for fans and language purists. 271 pages. Spine slightly slanted. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Language; Language & Linguistics; ISBN: 0002556812. ISBN/EAN: 9780002556811. Inventory No: 232078. Hardcover 
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Bad Language, Lars-Gunnar Andersson and Peter Trudgill
10 Lars-Gunnar Andersson and Peter Trudgill Bad Language
Penguin Books 230820 Great Britain 1992 0140125086 / 9780140125085 Softcover Good Condition The title of this book is intended ironically. The main thrust of this book is to argue that one should think twice before condemning particular forms of language or linguistic usages. Written by linguists, it takes the linguist's objective view but is written in non-technical language so that it can be accessible and entertaining to a large audience. Topics covered include swearing, slang, dialects, accents and jargon. 202 pages. Light foxing to endpapers and page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Language; Language & Linguistics; ISBN: 0140125086. ISBN/EAN: 9780140125085. Inventory No: 230820. Paperback 
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Read Better, Read Faster - A New Approach To Efficient Reading, Manya and Eric De Leeuw
11 Manya and Eric De Leeuw Read Better, Read Faster - A New Approach To Efficient Reading
Pelican / Penguin Books 010949 England 1967 Reprint Softcover Good No Dust Jacket 249 pages. Pelican Books No. A740. Pages browned. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Education; Education; Language. Inventory No: 010949. Paperback 
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Poetry Speaking for Children Part 1 The Beginnings, Marjorie Gullan and Percival Gurrey
12 Marjorie Gullan and Percival Gurrey Poetry Speaking for Children Part 1 The Beginnings
Methuen & Co Ltd 008943 London 1953 Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket 75 pages. Blue boards. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Poetry; Poetry; Language. Inventory No: 008943. Hardcover 
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The Adventure of English - The Biography of a Language - 500AD to 2000, Melvyn Bragg
13 Melvyn Bragg The Adventure of English - The Biography of a Language - 500AD to 2000
Sceptre 227162 Great Britain 2003 0340829931 / 9780340829936 Softcover Near Fine Condition Illustrated. English is the collective work of millions of people throughout the ages. It is democratic, ever-changing and ingenious in its assimilation of other cultures. English runs through the heart of world finance, medicine and the Internet, and it is understood by around two thousand million people across the world. Yet it was very nearly wiped out in its early years. In this book Melvyn Bragg shows us the remarkable story of the English language; from its beginnings as a minor guttural Germanic dialect to its position today as a truly established global language. THE ADVENTURE OF ENGLISH is not only an enthralling story of power, religion and trade, but also the story of people, and how their day-to-day lives shaped and continue to change the extraordinary language that is English. 354 pages. Light tanning to page edges. Illustrated in colour. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Language; ISBN: 0340829931. ISBN/EAN: 9780340829936. Inventory No: 227162. Paperback 
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The Adventure of English - The Biography of a Language - 500AD to 2000, Melvyn Bragg
14 Melvyn Bragg The Adventure of English - The Biography of a Language - 500AD to 2000
Sceptre 227581 Great Britain 2004 0340829931 / 9780340829936 Softcover Near Fine Condition Illustrated. English is the collective work of millions of people throughout the ages. It is democratic, ever-changing and ingenious in its assimilation of other cultures. English runs through the heart of world finance, medicine and the Internet, and it is understood by around two thousand million people across the world. Yet it was very nearly wiped out in its early years. In this book Melvyn Bragg shows us the remarkable story of the English language; from its beginnings as a minor guttural Germanic dialect to its position today as a truly established global language. THE ADVENTURE OF ENGLISH is not only an enthralling story of power, religion and trade, but also the story of people, and how their day-to-day lives shaped and continue to change the extraordinary language that is English. 354 pages. Illustrated in colour. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Language; ISBN: 0340829931. ISBN/EAN: 9780340829936. Inventory No: 227581. Paperback 
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Radical Reflections - Passionate Opinions On Teaching, Learning and Living, Mem Fox
15 Mem Fox Radical Reflections - Passionate Opinions On Teaching, Learning and Living
Harvest / Harcourt Brace & Co 224894 USA 1993 015607947X / 9780156079471 Softcover Very Good Condition 169 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Language; Books for Writers; Writing. ISBN: 015607947X. ISBN/EAN: 9780156079471. Inventory No: 224894. Paperback 
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French Short Stories Volume 1 / Nouvelle Francaises Tome 1, Pamela Lyon [Editor]
16 Pamela Lyon [Editor] French Short Stories Volume 1 / Nouvelle Francaises Tome 1
Penguin Books 149460 England, Great Britain 1984 Reprint 0140023852 / 9780140023855 Paperback Good No Dust Jacket 277 pp. In English. Previous owners name on front endpaper. A few words have been underlined. Tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Fiction::Short Story Fiction; Fiction; Language. ISBN: 0140023852. ISBN/EAN: 9780140023855. Inventory No: 149460. Paperback 
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Oxford Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage, Robert Allen [Editor]
17 Robert Allen [Editor] Oxford Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage
Oxford University Press 231546 Great Britain 2002 0198604122 / 9780198604129 Softcover Good Condition This invaluable reference work offers the best and most sought-after advice on English grammar based on Henry Fowler's original, which is still a classic text after nearly 80 years. Updated with the use of Oxford's unique language databases, it comprises over 4,200 entries giving clear recommendations on grammar, pronunciation, spelling, and writing style. This pocket-sized book gives advice on how to avoid common pitfalls in English usage, such as the split infinitive, infer or imply, who or whom. This work also offers broad coverage of British and American English, including examples from all over the English-speaking world and wide-ranging illustrative quotations from well-known authors, such as Julian Barnes and A. S. Byatt, and international newspapers and journals. 623 pages. Tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Language; Reference; Reference::Dictionary. ISBN: 0198604122. ISBN/EAN: 9780198604129. Inventory No: 231546. Paperback 
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Our Language, Simeon Potter
18 Simeon Potter Our Language
Pelican / Penguin Books 082058 England, Great Britain 1959 Reprint Softcover Good No Dust Jacket 207 pages. First published 1950. A 227 A popular study of the English language - its sources, its history, its peculiar genius and how it us and should be used in speech and writing. Pages browned. Previous owners name on inside cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Language; Language & Linguistics; Inventory No: 082058. Paperback 
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M. V. Sexton Speaking, Suzanne Newton
19 Suzanne Newton M. V. Sexton Speaking
Puffin / Penguin Books 003546 Great Britain 1990 0140323562 / 9780140323566 Softcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Ages 12 and up. Cover by Robert Barrett - 196 pages Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Children's::Puffin; Language; Children; Children's::Children's Fiction. ISBN: 0140323562. ISBN/EAN: 9780140323566. Inventory No: 003546. Paperback 
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Cliches and Coinages, Walter Redfern
20 Walter Redfern Cliches and Coinages
Basil Blackwell 231447 USA 1989 0631156917 / 9780631156918 Hardcover Good Condition Good This criss-cross study, the first of its kind, arranges a shotgun wedding between cliches and coinages - the old (that refuses to die), and new (that often quickly fades). Not such strange bedfellows, they jointly help to illuminate the running battle between the parasitic and the creative in our thought and language. Like puns, and against all defence-systems, they get everywhere. Cliches proliferate into proverbs, idioms, slogans, jargon, truisms, propaganda, racial stereotypes, rumour, education, kitsch. For their part, coinages permeate advertising, journalism, scientific terminology, poetry, schizophrenic language, acronyms, 'franglais'. Both purposeful and accidental neologisms (slips) are considered, with especial focus on blends. Coining is ambiguous: it embraces the mint-fresh and the forged. Just as neologisms feed mainly off fragments of existing words, so cliches can be recycled by being twisted to new purposes. The automatisms that beset us all can be subverted, or at least combatted. There are no automatic villians or heroes of this piece. A close analysis of plagiarism finds everyone guilty. Cliches are seen as essential social lubrication or balm, and coinages as a necessary counterweight to purism and linguistic refrigeration. Throughout, practice and theory in both areas are compared and contrasted, in the English, French and American traditions. Examples are taken from high culture, low life, and the level best where, of course, we all live. This text will be of interest to general readers and specialists in language studies in departments of French and English. 304 pages. Tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Language; Language & Linguistics; ISBN: 0631156917. ISBN/EAN: 9780631156918. Inventory No: 231447. Hardcover 
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