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The Disappearing Dictionary: A...
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David Crystal
 
A beautiful gift book that collects together brilliantly quirky English dialect words, before they disappear for ever.
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Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing
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Melissa Mohr
 
A humorous, trenchant and fascinating examination of how Western culture's taboo words have evolved over the millennia
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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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The Naming of the Shrew: A Curious...
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John Wright
 
A witty tribute to the history, construction and joyousness of the Latin names that describe our natural world.
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The Word at War: World War Two in 100...
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Philip Gooden; Peter Lewis
 
War words have embedded themselves in our collective psyche; British politicians are fond of invoking the 'Dunkirk spirit' whenever the country is faced with major...
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The English Language
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Charles Barber; Joan Beal; Philip Shaw
 
This bestselling text by Charles Barber recounts the history of the English language from its ancestry to the present day.
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Latin alive
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Solodow, J.B.
 
This is the story of how Latin developed into modern French, Spanish, and Italian, and deeply affected English as well. Although the Romance languages evolved directly...
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The Story of English: How an Obscure...
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Joseph Piercy
 
The Story of English illustrates the compelling history of how the relatively obscure dialects spoken by tribes from what are now Denmark, the Low Countries and northern Germany, became the...
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Reading Koine Greek: An Introduction...
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Many a True Word
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Richard Anthony Baker
 
From the author of the BBC Radio News house style guide comes a fascinating guide to the English language.
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The Queen's English: And How to Use It
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Bernard C. Lamb
 
The Queen's English shows how the English language, when used properly, has great power to instruct, move and entertain people, but used incorrectly, can lead to a lack of clarity...
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When the World Spoke French
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Marc Fumaroli; Richard Howard
 
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Not Enough Room to Swing a Cat: Naval...
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Martin Robson
 
'As the crow flies","cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey"- many terms like these are used in everyday English language conversation and writing.
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Dictionary of Word Origins
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Linda Flavell; Roger Flavell
 
Words are the building blocks of language, but their derivations are often stories in themselves. With entries from accolade to zoo and including such disparate items as blackmail, fiasco, influence...
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