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  • Numerous Meaningsby Bert Bultinck

    BRILL 2005; US$ 109.00

    Outlandish as it may seem to the uninitiated, the meaning of English cardinal numbers has been the object of many heated and fascinating debates. Notwithstanding the numerous important objections that have been formulated in the last three decades, the (neo-)Gricean, scalar account is still the standard semantic description of numerals. In this book,... more...

  • The Grammar of the English Tense Systemby Susan Reed; Bert Cappelle

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 243.31

    The future of English linguistics as envisaged by the editors of Topics in English Linguistics lies in empirical studies which integrate work in English linguistics into general and theoretical linguistics on the one hand, and comparative linguistics on the other. The TiEL series features volumes that present interesting new data and... more...

  • Cheerio Tom, Dick and Harryby Ruth Wajnryb

    Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 22.68

    From wordmeister Ruth Wajnryb, a witty and thought provoking examination of the words that once peppered our language but are now fading from use. more...

  • English Syntax and Argumentationby Bas Aarts

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2001; US$ 99.95

    This textbook on syntax aims to give students a thorough grounding in the basics of sentence structure, and at the same time strives to acquaint them with the essentials of syntactic argument. This edition contains many new exercises, which are now graded in terms of level of difficulty. more...

  • Medical Englishby Ramón Ribes; Pablo R. Ros

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2005; US$ 39.30

    English is not your mother tongue? This enjoyable book offers everything you need to cope with everyday situations as a resident in English-speaking countries, at scientific meetings or just to stay up to date with medical advances. Each chapter starts with a cartoon. more...

  • The Handbook Of Academic Writingby Rowena Murray; Sarah Moore

    McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 38.00

    Aimed at academics, this book offers practical advice. It defines what academic writing is, and the process of getting started through to completion, covering topics such as gaining momentum, reviewing and revising, self-discipline, writing regularly, and writers' groups and retreats. more...

  • Nineteenth-Century Englishby Merja Kytö; Mats Rydén; Erik Smitterberg

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 34.00

    This volume explores English in the nineteenth century, showing it to be a period of both stability and change for the language. more...

  • Origins of the Speciousby Patricia T. O'Conner; Stewart Kellerman

    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...

  • The Black Pearls Starter/Beginnerby Richard MacAndrew

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 6.00

    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...

  • Meaning-Centered Grammarby Craig Hancock

    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...