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- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00
Do you cringe when a talking head pronounces ?niche? as NITCH? Do you get bent out of shape when your teenager begins a sentence with ?and?? Do you think British spellings are more ?civilised? than the American versions? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you?re myth-informed. In Origins of the Specious , word mavens Patricia T.... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 6.00 US$ 4.92
Award-winning original fiction for learners of English. At seven levels, from Starter to Advanced, this impressive selection of carefully graded readers offers exciting reading for every student's capabilities. more...
- Equinox Publishing Ltd 2005; US$ 25.60
Rather than narrowly dividing language between correct and incorrect, this book promotes a respect for the power and usefulness of language in all its forms. It draws from a number of linguistic grammars, traditional grammar, and contemporary composition theory, yet achieves a unified synthesis by seeing each of these as ways to understand the language... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 16.00 US$ 13.12
Your shortest route to mastering verb conjugations One of the greatest challenges in learning a language is mastering verb conjugations. English Verb Drills makes it easier than ever for you to meet that challenge. It allows you to focus exclusively on building your mastery of verbs without being distracted by other elements of grammar. Combining... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 196.00
The book explores the semantics and pragmatics of epistemic expressions in 16th and 17th century English: verily , in faith , I ween and others. Using the Natural Semantic Metalanguage (NSM) approach, evidence from texts and collocations, and adducing cultural evidence, the work argues for the existence of a distinct epistemic ethos in... more...
- De Gruyter 2000; US$ 853.00
Die zweite Auflage des Handbuchs Sprachgeschichte bezieht die seit Mitte der achtziger Jahre erschienene Literatur zur Sprachgeschichte des Deutschen sowie zur Theorie und Methode der Sprachgeschichtsschreibung ein. Die Konzeption des Handbuchs wurde z. T. neu gewichtet; beispielhaft seien genannt die neu hinzugekommenen Kapitel Aspekte einer europäischen... more...
- OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 33.99 US$ 29.23
The best introduction to word history ever published combines scholarship with readability. OED's chief etymologist shows how words originate and change. He explores the histories of place and personal names and explains how to use different kinds of evidence, historical as well as linguistic. This is a book for everyone interested in words. more...
- Soft Skull Press 2007; US$ 14.99
The Writing Workshop Notebook is devoted to making, remaking, and remarking on writing. Ziegler's text is animated by a concern about how we relate to our own and others? writing and by a desire to have a suitable effect on the reader?s experience with writing and critiquing. The book is supported by the author's experience from decades of leading... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 16.00
When you receive the daily mail do you jump to open the handwritten envelopes first because you can?t wait to see who has written and why? Or do you hold those letters aside to savor and enjoy after you are done sorting your bills and tossing the junk mail? Whatever your approach, you no doubt recognize the importance of the note that comes in a unique... more...