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- McGraw-Hill Education 2012; US$ 13.00
Use just the right phrases and master the art of conversation like a native speaker of English How do you share an experience from your home country? What should you say to start a conversation? How do you offer someone your advice? This handy reference will help you navigate social and business situations, with hundreds of ready-to-use English... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2012; Not Available
With our interactive Discovery Method , you will master the rules of French grammar and unlock your language learning potential. more...
- Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2007; US$ 9.99
Covers the spectrum from everyday communications such as letters and e-mails to corporate documents such as brochures and reports; Numerous examples show good writing in practice; Useful exercises, with solutions, to test your understanding; Handy checklists at the end of each section summarize the key information. Business English offers simple and... more...
- Transworld 2012; US$ 13.09
What is the difference between cant and jargon, or assume and presume? What is a fandango? How do you spell supersede? Is it hippy or hippie? These questions really matter to Bill Bryson, as they do to anyone who cares about the English language. Originally published as The Penguin Dictionary for Writers and Editors , Bryson's Dictionary... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1988; US$ 38.00
Runic and Mediterranean Epigraphy examines the past 100 years of runic scholarship to show that previous investigations on the origin of the runes have been hampered by a series of ad hoc postulates, the greatest being that the runes cannot have come into existence before the birth of Christ. If one examines the runic, Greek, and Latin alphabets on... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00
History, archaeology, and human evolutionary genetics provide us with an increasingly detailed view of the origins and development of the peoples that live in Northwestern Europe. This book aims to restore the key position of historical linguistics in this debate by treating the history of the Germanic languages as a history of its speakers. It focuses... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57
The First World War largely directed the course of the twentieth century. Fought on three continents, the war saw 14 million killed and 34 million wounded, countless millions of people displaced and the ends and beginnings of several states. Its impact shaped the world we live in today, and the language of the trenches, the common speech of the participants,... more...
- Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 22.00
Letters are tangible language. Joining together in endless combinations to actually show speech, letters convey our messages and tell our stories. While we encounter these tiny shapes hundreds of times a day, we take for granted the long, fascinating history behind one of the most fundamental of human inventions -- the alphabet. The heart of the book... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 7.95
For 1500 years English has built new words or taken them from other languages and changed their form and often their meaning to make them the words we use today. When we explore the journeys, arrivals and changes of these words, they present us with some extraordinary stories. School for example, comes indirectly from the Greek word for leisure, and... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
Despite the many thousands of dictionary words at our disposal, our language can be dismayingly inadequate. How many times have you searched for a word that means just what you want it to but failed to find anything suitable anywhere? Most of us, it turns out, lead lives rife with experiences, people, and things that have no names. At least, they... more...