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- OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 149.99
This book continues Julie Coleman's acclaimed history of dictionaries of English slang and cant. It describes the increasingly systematic and scholarly way in which such terms were recorded and classified in the UK, the USA, Australia, and elsewhere, and the huge growth in the publication of and public appetite for dictionaries, glossaries, and... more...
- Crombie Jardine Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 8.99
There are very few words in the English language that are neither swear words nor saucy euphemisms and yet which retain the power to make us want to cover our ears, close our eyes and sing 'la-la-la' very loudly to drown out the speaker's voice. This book contains the worst of these offenders. more...
- Stenhouse Publishers 2010; US$ 25.20
Have you ever wanted your own personal writing coach to help improve your teaching of writing? How about two personal writing coaches? In Day by Day, Stacey Shubitz and Ruth Ayres, creators of the popular blog Two Writing Teachers, guide you through the trials and tribulations of a whole year of writing workshop. more...
- Stenhouse Publishers 2006; US$ 19.35
As teachers everywhere find more and more students with limited English in their classes, many are asking: ?How can I include ELL students in every aspect of the day??. Beginning with designing a classroom that welcomes students and creates appropriate conditions for learning, Emelie Parker and Tess Pardini go on to detail a workshop format for reading,... more...
- Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2007; US$ 16.95
In an entertaining journey through the peculiarities, illogicalities and sheer charm of the English language, Much Ado About English wanders down the languages idiosyncratic and surprising byways. Richard Watson Todd considers everything from the origins of words to their erratic spelling and unexpected uses, where words have come from and how... more...
- Continuum International Publishing 2008; US$ 140.00
China ’s growing economic, military and political stability have, for the first time, started to gain international recognition. As China increasingly opens up to the world, its unique role in the context of economic globalization is becoming more pronounced, which is exemplified by its recent membership of the WTO and Beijing ’s successful... more...
- Michael O' Mara Books 2011; US$ 9.99
Shows how the English language, used properly, has power to instruct, move and entertain people, but used incorrectly, can lead to a lack of clarity and confusion. This book informs readers how to use the basics of grammar, punctuation and spelling, and teaches the tips and tricks of style, rhetoric, vocabulary and the use of foreign phrases. more...