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Horrible Words: A Guide to the Misuse...
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Rebecca Gowers
 
'Stuffed with entertaining detail ...Horrible Words is lively, provocative, witty and enlightening' The Times Nothing inflames the language purists like an illogical...
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That's The Way It Crumbles: The...
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Are we tired of hearing that fall is a season, sick of being offered fries and told about the latest movie? Yeah. Have we noticed the sly interpolation of Americanisms...
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The Word Detective: A Life in Words:...
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The story of words, cultures, the OED and John Simpson, a word detective with thirty-seven years of dictionary experience and twenty years as Chief Editor of the world's most important...
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Signs of the Time :  How Symbols Took...
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Symbols shows just how much importance has been attached to the smallest and simplest of ideas, with over forty of the most significant symbols from religion, politics and popular culture...
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Quid Pro Quo: What the Romans Really...
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A surprising, witty and entertaining journey through the Latin roots of the English language, by the bestselling author of Veni Vidi Vici and Eureka!
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Reading With Patrick: A Teacher, a...
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Reading With Patrick is the true story of a teacher, a boy who lost his way and the redemptive power of books
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The Gift of the Gab: How Eloquence Works
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A many-faceted exploration of spoken eloquence: how it works, how it has evolved, and how to tap its remarkable power We all know eloquence when we hear it. But what...
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In a Manner of Speaking: The Story of...
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Charlie Haylock; Barrie Appleby
 
Discover the many twists and turns through history that led to the language, accents and turns of phrase which make up modern English
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Confabulations
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John Berger
 
'Language is a body, a living creature ...and this creature's home is the inarticulate as well as the articulate'. John Berger's work has revolutionized the way we...
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A Writer's Reference
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Diana Hacker
 
For success in college, no skill is more critical than writing; it's the very core of a student's academic experience. Tested and trusted, A Writer's Reference is an...
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Touchthinklearn: ABC
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Using the same innovative production technique and brilliant aesthetic cheered by parents, educators, and children alike in the acclaimed TouchThinkLearn series, here...
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Grammar: Know Your Shit or Know ...
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Practising German Grammar
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Martin Durrell; Katrin Kohl; Gudrun...
This new edition of PRACTISING GERMAN GRAMMAR provides you with varied and accessible exercises for developing an in-depth and practical awareness of German as it is spoken and written today.
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Dirty Spanish. Everyday slang
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Caballero, J., & N. Denton-Brown
 
Slang, insults, sex terms and swear words; 'Dirty Spanish' teaches the casual expressions heard every day on the streets of Spain and Latin America.
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Becoming Fluent: How Cognitive ...
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Richard M. Roberts; Roger J. Kreuz
 
Adults who want to learn a foreign language are often discouraged because they believe they cannot acquire a language as easily as children. Once they begin to learn a...
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Natsuki Ikezawa; Alfred Birnbaum
 
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