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Historical & comparative linguistics

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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 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 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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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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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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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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Reading Koine Greek: An Introduction...
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Rodney J Decker
 
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Dictionary of German slang and...
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Strutz, H.
 
A compact guide with more than 4,000 words and their popular meanings.
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The Essence of Jargon: Argot & the...
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Alice Becker-Ho; Roger Farr; John...
 
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A Political History of Spanish: The...
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Jose Del Valle
 
A comprehensive work which offers a new and provocative approach to Spanish from political and historical perspectives.
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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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The Book of Beginnings
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Francois Jullien; Jody Gladding
 
A capstone work from a renowned philosopher who explores how Western cultural biases may be challenged by classic texts in order to enter another way of thinking
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