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Historical & comparative linguistics

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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 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 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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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 Criminal Alphabet: An A-Z of...
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Noel "Razor" Smith
 
From ex-professional bank robber, this is a dictionary of criminal slang out there - and an absorbing journey, through words, into the heart of the criminal world.
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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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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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A Writer's Reference
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Diana Hacker; Nancy Sommers
 
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...
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Dirty German
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Chaffey, D.
 
Slang, funny insults, swear words, casual expressions heard on the streets of Germany.
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Dirty Italian
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Euvino, G.
 
Slang, funny insults, swear words, casual expressions heard on the streets of Italy.
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Dirty French
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Clautier, A.
 
Slang, funny insults, swear words, casual expressions heard on the streets of France.
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Reading Koine Greek: An Introduction...
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Rodney J Decker
 
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German. Biography of a language
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Sanders, R. H.
 
Blending linguistic, anthropological, and historical research, the book presents a brilliant biography of the language as it evolved across the millennia.
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The Essence of Jargon: Argot & the...
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Alice Becker-Ho; Roger Farr; John...
 
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The Unfolding of Language
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Guy Deutscher
 
Presents an investigation into the evolution of language. This book exposes the elusive forces of creation at work in human communication. Along the way, it teaches why German maidens are...
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