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Lost in Translation: An Illustrated...
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Did you know that the Japanese have a word to express the way sunlight filters through the leaves of trees? Or, that there's a Swedish word that means a traveller's...
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Lawyer's Latin
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Few learn Latin in school and young lawyers with minimal knowledge of the language experience difficulty as they continue to meet it, particularly in old reported cases, academic articles and...
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Adonis to Zorro: Oxford Dictionary of...
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An absorbing dictionary that clearly explains the meanings of references and allusions that are likely to be encountered in modern English. Drawing on the resources of the Oxford English Corpus...
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I met lucky people: The Story of the...
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In the Middle Ages, it was believed they had come out of Egypt. And yet their language shares a number of words with Greek, and has its roots in India...
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For the Love of Letters: The Joy of...
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From Alphabets to Zipcodes, the surprising story of our 26 letters from million-selling author and Radio 4 language expert, Michael Rosen.
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Gwynne's Latin: The Ultimate...
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Suitable for anyone interested in learning Latin, this title helps you teach more Latin in half an hour than you would learn from years of being taught Latin at school...
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Begat: The King James Bible and the...
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The King James Bible has contributed more to English than any other source. In this enlightening book David Crystal asks why. He looks at how its words have been given...
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Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing
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A humorous, trenchant and fascinating examination of how Western culture's taboo words have evolved over the millennia
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You Say Potato: A Book About Accents
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The last word
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We adapt words from other languages, from slang, from developments in science, literature and art. Learn the advantages of having your own signature word; why the ...
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The Story of English in 100 Words
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David Crystal
 
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...
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