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The Last Word: Tales from the Tip of the Mother Tongue

By: Ben Macintyre

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 249213

ISBN: 140880333X

Condition: Very Good Condition


Do you know your geek-speak from your geek-chic? Ever wanted to put Humpty Dumpty together again? Can you distinguish Spanglish from Chinglish? We adapt words from other languages, from slang, from developments in science, literature and art. Often, we adopt them from a bright yellow and deeply dysfunctional television cartoon family called The Simpsons. D'oh!, Homer's grunt of irritation at each successive failure, has now entered the Oxford English Dictionary and it was Homer who also created sacrilicious, which so precisely captures the pleasure of being rude about someone else's religious ... View more info

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The Language Gap

By: Clifford Wilson & Donald McKeon

Price: $12.00

Publisher: USA, Zondervan Publishing House: 1984

Seller ID: 235640

ISBN: 0310357713

Condition: 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 View more info

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Usage and Abusage: A Guide to Good English

By: Eric Partridge [Revised by Janet Whitecut]

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Penguin Books: 1995

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 242191

Condition: 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 View more info

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A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms

By: G. A. Wilkes

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, Sydney University Press: 1990

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 249158

ISBN: 0424001780

Condition: Very Good Condition


About the only contact average Americans have had with Australian slang is the well-known television commercial that promises to "put another shrimp on the barbie" if they spend their next vacation "Down Under." Those that do eventually visit Australia will quickly find an indigenous patois incredibly rich and amusing, drawing on everything from American English to the languages of its native peoples. And readers of A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms will learn not only that "barbie" means barbecue, but that "Down Under" is rarely used by Australians them... View more info

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Wordcraft

By: Heather Chatfield, Harold Chatfield, Jan Williamson

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Oxford University Press: 1984

Seller ID: 247705

ISBN: 0195545508

Condition: 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 View more info

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Our Living Language: A Guide to English Grammar

By: J.H.G.Grattan, P Gurrey

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson: 1946

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 239878

Condition: Good Condition


323 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Language; Language & Linguistics; Inventory No: 239878. Hardcover View more info

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Pascal Stage 4: English Workbook 2

By: Janet McCarthy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NSW, Australia, Pascal Press: 2004

Seller ID: 227876

ISBN: 1741251044

Condition: Very Good


202 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Education; Education; Language. ISBN: 1741251044. ISBN/EAN: 9781741251043. Inventory No: 227876. Paperback View more info

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What's in a Word?

By: John Kahn

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, England, Reader's Digest: 1987

Seller ID: 164256

Condition: Very Good Condition


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 View more info

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Bad Language

By: Lars-Gunnar Andersson and Peter Trudgill

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Penguin Books: 1992

Seller ID: 230820

ISBN: 0140125086

Condition: 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/... View more info

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Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

By: Lynne Truss

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Profile Books: 2005

Seller ID: 246318

ISBN: 1861976771

Condition: 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 sh... View more info

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Poetry Speaking for Children Part 1 The Beginnings

By: Marjorie Gullan and Percival Gurrey

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co Ltd: 1953

Seller ID: 008943

Condition: Good Condition


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 View more info

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Correct Punctuation and Effective Sentence Construction [Foulsham's Cloth-Bound Pocket Library]

By: Max Crombie

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, W. Foulsham & Co Ltd:

Seller ID: 235141

Condition: Fair Condition


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 View more info

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Radical Reflections - Passionate Opinions On Teaching, Learning and Living

By: Mem Fox

Price: $12.50

Publisher: USA, Harvest / Harcourt Brace & Co: 1993

Seller ID: 224894

ISBN: 015607947X

Condition: Very Good Condition


The internationally acclaimed children's book writer and educator offers her insights into the learning process, language education, and the pleasure, growth, and power that reading and writing can bring. 169 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Language; Books for Writers; Writing. ISBN: 015607947X. ISBN/EAN: 9780156079471. Inventory No: 224894. Paperback View more info

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Word Play - What happens When People Talk

By: Peter Farb

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Coronet: 1977

Seller ID: 238966

ISBN: 0340219866

Condition: 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 View more info

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That Takes The Cake

By: R. Brasch

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Australia, Angus & Robertson: 1995

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 240829

ISBN: 0207185638

Condition: 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 View more info

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Mistakes, Misnomers and Misconceptions

By: R. Brasch

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Fontana / Collins: 1983

Seller ID: 245448

ISBN: 0006365795

Condition: 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 View more info

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Mind the Gaffe: The Penguin Guide to Common Errors in English

By: R. L. Trask

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Penguin Books: 2002

Seller ID: 242192

Condition: 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 View more info

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The Penguin Dictionary of Modern Humorous Quotations

By: R. L. Trask

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Penguin Books: 2002

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 242193

Condition: 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 View more info