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  • English as a Global Languageby David Crystal

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 14.00

    Crystal presents an account of the rise and status of English as a global language. more...

  • Bird by Birdby Anne Lamott

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    "Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our  family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized... more...

  • The Language Mythby Vyvyan Evans

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 64.00

    Drawing on cutting-edge research, Evans presents an alternative to the received wisdom, showing how language and the mind really work. more...

  • Cognitive Scienceby José Luis Bermúdez

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 56.00

    Cognitive Science combines the interdisciplinary streams of cognitive science into a unified narrative in an all-encompassing introduction to the field. more...

  • Discourse Strategiesby John J. Gumperz

    Cambridge University Press 1982; US$ 46.00

    The volume will be of central interest to anyone concerned with communication in the fields of interethnic or industrial relations. more...

  • History of Linguistics Volume Iby Giulio Lepschy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    This comprehensive history of linguistics is part of a 5 volume set. Together, the volumes examine the social, cultural and religious functions of language, its place in education, the prestige attached to different varieties of language, and the presentation of lexical and grammatical descriptions. They explore the linguistic interests and assumptions... more...

  • How Languages Workby Carol Genetti

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 48.00

    This new introduction to linguistics presents language in all its amazing complexity, while guiding students gently through the basics. more...

  • Sociolinguisticsby Florian Coulmas

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 34.00

    This new and updated textbook gives students a coherent view of the complex interaction of language and society. more...

  • Hittite and the Indo-European Verbby Jay H. Jasanoff

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 59.99

    This book reconciles what is known of the Proto-Indo-European verbal system with the evidence of Hittite and the other early Anatolian languages. The decipherment of Hittite in 1917 and the recognition that it was an Indo-European language had dramatic consequences for conceptions of the Indo-European parent language. For most of the twentieth century,... more...

  • Understanding Second Language Acquisitionby Lourdes Ortega

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    Whether we grow up with one, two, or several languages during our early years of life, many of us will learn a second, foreign, or heritage language in later years. The field of Second language acquisition (SLA, for short) investigates the human capacity to learn additional languages in late childhood, adolescence, or adulthood, after the first language... more...