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  • Weeds in the Garden of Wordsby Kate Burridge

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 24.00

    Kate Burridge provides an entertaining look at 'unacceptable' words, phrases and pronunciations in English. more...

  • Syntactic Change in Germanicby Kate Burridge

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1993; US$ 165.00

    This study examines certain features of Dutch syntax between approximately 1300 and 1650. Of central importance are the overall developments in the word order patterning and the various changes they entail elsewhere in the grammar, such as in the negative construction. After an introductory chapter providing goals and background for the study, the... more...

  • Gift of the Gob: Morsels of English Language Historyby Kate Burridge

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 18.78

    A book about the quirks of the English language from an Australian point of view, from popular author and ABC TV and Radio regular Kate Burridge. Morsels of English Language History , ? Why can we fall in love but not in hate? , ? What do codswallop and poppycock share? , ? Why not one house and two hice? , ? How come we scream blue murder,... more...

  • Blooming Englishby Kate Burridge

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 17.07

    A collection of observations on the mysteries and intricacies of English generated from talkback calls to Kate's popular segment on Peter Clarke's evening program on 3LO. Based on Kate Burridge's ABC Radio call-in show about language, this book reveals the seemingly limitless fascination English speakers have for the language and the joy with which... more...

  • Weeds in the Garden of Words: Further observations of the tangled histor y of the English languageby Kate Burridge

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 17.07

    People who love English - the way words are used and put together to create meaning; the arcane rules and infuriating exceptions; the vital, living history of the way the language has changed through the centuries to create a richness and depth that exceeds that of many other languages - are often very passionate about how it is used and how it is... more...

  • Forbidden Wordsby Keith Allan; Kate Burridge

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 34.00

    This 2006 book examines how we use language to swear, to insult, and also to be politically correct. more...

  • Introducing English Grammar, Second Editionby Kersti Borjars; Kate Burridge

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    Answering key questions such as 'Why study grammar?' and 'What is standard English?', Introducing English Grammar guides readers through the practical analysis of the syntax of English sentences. With all special terms carefully explained as they are introduced, the book is written for readers with no previous experience of grammatical analysis.... more...

  • Historical Linguistics 2001by Barry J. Blake; Kate Burridge; Jo Taylor

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 203.00

    This is a selection of papers from the 15th International Conference on Historical Linguistics held in Melbourne 13-17 August 2001, hosted by the Linguistics Program at La Trobe University. The papers range from the general theoretical to the study of particular languages and embrace most areas of linguistics, particularly morpho-syntax. more...

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