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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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Including information about English language, culture, history and power, this title traces the way that the English language as twisted and turned in response to the way the world has...
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I'm not hanging noodles on your ears
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Idioms are often hilarious, and they provide a wonderful window on how different cultures see the world. Whether you are a linguist or just a lover of words and ...
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A Slap in the Face: Why Insults...
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In A Slap in the Face, William Irvine undertakes a wide-ranging investigation of insults, their history, the role they play in social relationships, and the science behind them.
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Vernacular Eloquence: What Speech Can...
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A writing guide for the twenty-first century, Vernacular Eloquence explores how the variety of ways the spoken word can enhance the written word, drawing on examples from blogs, email, and...
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Terms of Employment: The Secret Lingo...
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This book briefly describes the origins of the German language, and its connection to English. It provides a series of useful phrases in German.
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One for Sorrow: A Book of...
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This charming book is filled with sayings, legends and proverbs derived from the oral history of the countryside and unveils how they came about, what they mean, and how they...
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1001 Symbols: The Illustrated Key to...
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Explore the hidden meaning of symbols with this unique, illustrated thesaurus packed with 1,001 symbols from East and West throughout the ages
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How to Talk Like a Local: From ...
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From dardledumdue, which means daydreamer in East Anglia, through forkin robbins, the Yorkshire term for earwigs, to clemt, a Lancashire word that means hungry, this title investigates an astonishingly rich...
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The Myth of Mars and Venus: Do Men ...
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Cameron debunks the myths about language and the sexes propagated in recent popular writing by drawing on more than 30 years of scientific research in language and gender studies. She...
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Discourse and Politeness: Ambivalent...
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Examines Japanese institutional discourse and attempts to clarify the relationship between politeness, facework and speaker identity. This book seeks to establish an analysis of facework as the basis for evaluating...
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Unspeak: Words are Weapons
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* The language of everyday deception stripped bare
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