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- University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 39.95
This book discusses words used in the Southeast and how they have changed during the 20th century. It also describes how the lexicon varies according to the speaker's age, race, education, sex, and place of residence (urban versus rural; coastal versus piedmont versus mountain). Data collected in the 1930s as part of the Linguistic Atlas of the Middle... more...
- De Gruyter 2010; US$ 210.00
The book embeds an analysis of the Old English numeral system and its particularities into a broader, cross-linguistic discussion and provides a theoretical framework for the general study of numeral systems. A novel perspective on the morphosyntactic behaviour of numerals allows the author to test and refine some long standing tenets in the... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 135.00
Singapore English: A grammatical description provides a vivid account of current, contemporary Singapore English, complementing older seminal accounts of this variety. Drawing primarily on the Grammar of Spoken Singapore English Corpus, which comprises naturally-occurring conversational speech, the contributions in this volume not only provide comprehensive... more...
- Random House Struik 2011; US$ 10.00
"What makes South African English different? Have you ever wondered where the words ?gogga?, ?tsotsi? and ?larney? come from? Did you know that the first sentence uttered by a South African in English may have been spoken by a Khoikhoi man in 1613? South African English is unique and is made up of several varieties. This entertaining and informative... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2011; US$ 15.00
This book is the first dictionary of Hong Kong English and one of the few non-native variety dictionaries of English. It includes only words and word senses that are particular to this variety or have a specific reference to Hong Kong, and thus contributes to legitimizing Hong Kong English as a variety in its own right. more...
- Beobachter-Edition 2011; US$ 46.99
Selbstsicher reden und souverän wirken - das lässt sich jetzt noch einfacher lernen. Wie baue ich die Rede auf? Wie bringe ich meine Botschaft lebendig rüber? Schweizerdeutsch oder Hochdeutsch? Soll ich ablesen oder frei reden?Kommunikationsprofi Patrick Rohr verrät, welche rhetorischen Kniffe garantiert funktionieren und was gegen Nervosität hilft.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 56.95
The Voices project of the British Broadcasting Corporation, a recent high-profile media investigation, gathered contemporary English dialect samples from all over the UK and invited contributions from the public to a dedicated website. This book explores both issues of ideology and representation behind the media project and uses to which the emerging... more...
- Black & White Publishing 2013; US$ 2.17
Scouse One-Liners is the latest collection showcasing the Scouse skill for straightforward insults, sly digs and outright threats, culled from pubs and clubs Liverpool-wide by Ian Black, master of the quick sidestep. Uproariously witty and full of unforgettable sidesplitting sayings, this is one book that will have you crying with laughter and reciting... more...