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Word Play - What happens When People Talk, Peter Farb
Word Play - What happens When People Talk
Peter Farb
8.00 AUD



A Dictionary of New Words, Sara Tulloch [Compiled]
A Dictionary of New Words
Sara Tulloch [Compiled]
20.00 AUD



Quaint and Curious: The Unusual Origins of some Ordinary Words, Reader's Digest / John Kahn
Quaint and Curious: The Unusual Origins of some Ordinary Words
Reader's Digest / John Kahn
4.00 AUD



The Language Gap, Clifford Wilson & Donald McKeon
The Language Gap
Clifford Wilson & Donald McKeon
12.00 AUD



Correct Punctuation and Effective Sentence Construction [Foulsham's Cloth-Bound Pocket Library], Max Crombie
Correct Punctuation and Effective Sentence Construction [Foulsham's Cloth-Bound Pocket Library]
Max Crombie
10.00 AUD



Oxford Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage, Robert Allen [Editor]
Oxford Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage
Robert Allen [Editor]
12.50 AUD



Bad Language, Lars-Gunnar Andersson and Peter Trudgill
Bad Language
Lars-Gunnar Andersson and Peter Trudgill
8.00 AUD



Pascal Stage 4: English Workbook 2, Janet McCarthy
Pascal Stage 4: English Workbook 2
Janet McCarthy
20.00 AUD



 

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The Language Gap, Clifford Wilson & Donald McKeon
1 Clifford Wilson & Donald McKeon The Language Gap
Zondervan Publishing House 235640 USA 1984 0310357713 / 9780310357711 Softcover Good Condition 208 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Language; Language & Linguistics; ISBN: 0310357713. ISBN/EAN: 9780310357711. Inventory No: 235640. Paperback 
1.00 
Price: 12.00 AUD
 
 
Usage and Abusage: A Guide to Good English, Eric Partridge [Revised by Janet Whitecut]
2 Eric Partridge [Revised by Janet Whitecut] Usage and Abusage: A Guide to Good English
Penguin Books 242191 Great Britain 1995 Third Edition Softcover Very Good Condition 400 pages. Light foxing to outer page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Reference; Reference; Language. Inventory No: 242191. Paperback 
1.00 
Price: 10.00 AUD
 
 
Wordcraft, Heather Chatfield, Harold Chatfield, Jan Williamson
3 Heather Chatfield, Harold Chatfield, Jan Williamson Wordcraft
Oxford University Press 247705 Great Britain 1984 0195545508 / 9780195545500 Softcover Good Condition 129 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Language; Language & Linguistics; ISBN: 0195545508. ISBN/EAN: 9780195545500. Inventory No: 247705. Paperback 
1.00 
Price: 8.00 AUD
 
 
Lost for Words: Australia's Lost Language in Words and Stories, Hugh Lunn
4 Hugh Lunn Lost for Words: Australia's Lost Language in Words and Stories
ABC Books 239743 Australia 2006 Reprint 0733317596 / 9780733317590 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition Strike a light! things are crook in tallarook! Hugh Lunn has been collecting old words and phrases that are no longer a part of our everyday language, and has brought them together in a book in a totally unique, informative and humorous way. Divided into themes (such as Mother's advice, things about the house, Argy bargy, trouble at work) words and phrases are placed into context in mini-stories that will have you chuckling and remembering a time when these sayings were a rich part of your life. 347 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Language; Language & Linguistics; Australian. ISBN/EAN: 9780733317590. Inventory No: 239743. Paperback 
1.00 
Price: 25.00 AUD
 
 
Our Living Language: A Guide to English Grammar, J.H.G.Grattan, P Gurrey
5 J.H.G.Grattan, P Gurrey Our Living Language: A Guide to English Grammar
Thomas Nelson 239878 London 1946 Reprint Hardcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket 323 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Language; Language & Linguistics; Inventory No: 239878. Hardcover 
1.00 
Price: 12.00 AUD
 
 
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 
1.00 
Price: 20.00 AUD
 
 
What's in a Word?, John Kahn
7 John Kahn What's in a Word?
Reader's Digest 164256 London, England 1987 Softcover 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 
1.00 
Price: 8.00 AUD
 
 
Bad Language, Lars-Gunnar Andersson and Peter Trudgill
8 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 
1.00 
Price: 8.00 AUD
 
 
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation, Lynne Truss
9 Lynne Truss Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
Profile Books 246318 Australia 2005 1861976771 / 9781861976772 Softcover Near Fine Condition A witty, entertaining, impassioned guide to perfect punctuation, for everyone who cares about precise writing. Not a primer but a 'zero tolerance' manual for direct action. A panda walked into a cafe. He ordered a sandwich, ate it, then pulled out a gun and shot the waiter. 'Why?' groaned the injured man. The panda shrugged, tossed him a badly punctuated wildlife manual and walked out. And sure enough, when the waiter consulted the book, he found an explanation. 'Panda,' ran the entry for his assailant. 'Large black and white mammal native to China. Eats, shoots and leaves.' We see signs in shops every day for "Banana's" and even "Gateaux's". Competition rules remind us: "The judges decision is final." Now, many punctuation guides already exist explaining the principles of the apostrophe; the comma; the semi-colon. These books do their job but somehow punctuation abuse does not diminish. Why? Because people who can't punctuate don't read those books! Of course they don't! They laugh at books like those! Eats, Shoots and Leaves adopts a more militant approach and attempts to recruit an army of punctuation vigilantes: send letters back with the punctuation corrected. Do not accept sloppy emails. Climb ladders at dead of night with a pot of paint to remove the redundant apostrophe in "Video's sold here" 209 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Language; Language & Linguistics; ISBN: 1861976771. ISBN/EAN: 9781861976772. Inventory No: 246318. Paperback 
1.00 
Price: 9.00 AUD
 
 
Poetry Speaking for Children Part 1 The Beginnings, Marjorie Gullan and Percival Gurrey
10 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 
1.00 
Price: 10.00 AUD
 
 
Correct Punctuation and Effective Sentence Construction [Foulsham's Cloth-Bound Pocket Library], Max Crombie
11 Max Crombie Correct Punctuation and Effective Sentence Construction [Foulsham's Cloth-Bound Pocket Library]
W. Foulsham & Co Ltd 235141 London Hardcover Fair Condition Small Octavo Green boards marked, bumped at corners and rubbed at edges. Size: Small Octavo. 124 pages. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Language; Language & Linguistics; Inventory No: 235141. Hardcover 
1.00 
Price: 10.00 AUD
 
 
Radical Reflections - Passionate Opinions On Teaching, Learning and Living, Mem Fox
12 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 
1.00 
Price: 12.50 AUD
 
 
Word Play - What happens When People Talk, Peter Farb
13 Peter Farb Word Play - What happens When People Talk
Coronet 238966 Great Britain 1977 0340219866 / 9780340219867 Softcover Good Condition 332 pages. Age tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Language; Language & Linguistics; ISBN: 0340219866. ISBN/EAN: 9780340219867. Inventory No: 238966. Paperback 
1.00 
Price: 8.00 AUD
 
 
Mistakes, Misnomers and Misconceptions, R. Brasch
14 R. Brasch Mistakes, Misnomers and Misconceptions
Fontana / Collins 245448 Great Britain 1983 0006365795 / 9780006365792 Softcover Good Condition 224 pages. Fading to spine. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Language; Language & Linguistics; ISBN: 0006365795. ISBN/EAN: 9780006365792. Inventory No: 245448. Paperback 
1.00 
Price: 10.00 AUD
 
 
That Takes The Cake, R. Brasch
15 R. Brasch That Takes The Cake
Angus & Robertson 240829 Australia 1995 Reprint 0207185638 / 9780207185632 Softcover Very Good Condition 294 pages. Light tanning to page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Language; Language & Linguistics; ISBN: 0207185638. ISBN/EAN: 9780207185632. Inventory No: 240829. Paperback 
1.00 
Price: 14.00 AUD
 
 
Mind the Gaffe: The Penguin Guide to Common Errors in English, R. L. Trask
16 R. L. Trask Mind the Gaffe: The Penguin Guide to Common Errors in English
Penguin Books 242192 Great Britain 2002 Softcover Very Good Condition 302 pages. Light foxing to outer page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Reference; Reference; Language. Inventory No: 242192. Paperback 
1.00 
Price: 10.00 AUD
 
 
The Penguin Dictionary of Modern Humorous Quotations, R. L. Trask
17 R. L. Trask The Penguin Dictionary of Modern Humorous Quotations
Penguin Books 242193 Great Britain 2002 Second Edition Softcover Very Good Condition 373 pages. Foxing to outer page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Reference; Reference; Language. Inventory No: 242193. Paperback 
1.00 
Price: 10.00 AUD
 
 
Quaint and Curious: The Unusual Origins of some Ordinary Words, Reader's Digest / John Kahn
18 Reader's Digest / John Kahn Quaint and Curious: The Unusual Origins of some Ordinary Words
Reader's Digest 237396 Sydney 1990 0864380585 / 9780864380586 Softcover Good Condition Small Octavo Larry Size: Small Octavo. 56 pages. Illustrator: Larry. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Language; Language & Linguistics; ISBN: 0864380585. ISBN/EAN: 9780864380586. Inventory No: 237396. Paperback 
1.00 
Price: 4.00 AUD
 
 
Oxford Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage, Robert Allen [Editor]
19 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: 1-2 kilos. Category: Language; Reference; Reference::Dictionary. ISBN: 0198604122. ISBN/EAN: 9780198604129. Inventory No: 231546. Paperback 
1.00 
Price: 12.50 AUD
 
 
A Dictionary of New Words, Sara Tulloch [Compiled]
20 Sara Tulloch [Compiled] A Dictionary of New Words
Oxford University Press 238316 Oxford 1991 First Edition 019869170X / 9780198691709 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good The English language is very much alive and growing. In the past decade alone such new words and phrases as Patriot Missile, thrash metal, Gaia, fatism, womanist and Cowabunga have been assimilated into everyday language. Reflecting all areas of modern life from technology to ecology, and youth culture to big business, the 750 articles in this guide illustrate the origins and usage of each term with quotations from a wide range of publications. 322 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Language; Britain/UK; Language & Linguistics; ISBN: 019869170X. ISBN/EAN: 9780198691709. Inventory No: 238316. Hardcover 
1.00 
Price: 20.00 AUD
 
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