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  • The Cambridge Handbook of Pragmaticsby Keith Allan; Kasia M. Jaszczolt

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 140.00

    In the fast-developing field of pragmatics, this Handbook is a one-stop resource for today's research and the many theoretical debates. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Compositionalityby Markus Werning; Wolfram Hinzen; Edouard Machery

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 149.99

    In this book leading scholars from every relevant field report on all aspects of compositionality, the notion that the meaning of an expression can be derived from its parts. Understanding how compositionality works is a central element of syntactic and semantic analysis and a challenge for models of cognition. It is a key concept in linguistics and... more...

  • How to Read a Wordby Elizabeth Knowles

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 17.99

    Have you ever wondered how you can find out more about a word: Where did it come from? How has its meaning altered? How can it be pronounced? What is its relationship to other words? Language is not fixed, but is an evolutionary process: words develop and change, in meaning, association, and pronunciation, as well as in many other ways. Exploring the... more...

  • Questionsby Jan P. de Ruiter

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 82.00

    Asks what questions do and how a question can shape the answer it evokes. more...

  • Reading the Oxford English Dictionaryby Ammon Shea

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; Not Available

    'I'm reading the OED so you don't have to. If you are interested in vocabulary that is both spectacularly useful and beautifully useless, read on...' Who among us does not know a wine-knight (a person who drinks valiantly), or someone who obaginates (to annoy by repeating over and over and over)? Who has not felt mumpish (sullenly angry) or appreciated... more...

  • Metaphorby L. David Ritchie

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 28.00

    A summary, critique and comparison of the most important theories on how metaphors are used and understood. more...

  • Let's Make Musicby Dorling Kindersley Ltd

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2013; Not Available

    Introduce your child to a love of reading with this Pre-Level 1 DK Reader Discover the world around you with the bright and colourful Let's Make Music . Join in the fun with other children as they blow their whistles at carnival or bang their drum to the beat! Help encourage your child's love of music by reading along as children play their... more...

  • Submarines and Submersiblesby Kate Hayden

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2013; Not Available

    Help foster your child's love of reading with this Level 1 Reader Discover the world around you with the bright and colourful Submarines and Submersibles . Descend deep beneath the waves and come face-to-face with the strange animals living there, brave underwater volcanoes and uncover a forgotten shipwreck. Help your child learn to... more...

  • Reading the Oxford English Dictionaryby Ammon Shea

    Penguin Group Australia 2010; Not Available

    'I'm reading the OED so you don't have to. If you are interested in vocabulary that is both spectacularly useful and beautifully useless, read on...' Who among us does not know a wine-knight (a person who drinks valiantly), or someone who obaginates (to annoy by repeating over and over and over)? Who has not felt mumpish (sullenly angry) or appreciated... more...

  • Sniffles and Sneezesby Penny Durant

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2013; Not Available

    Learn to love reading with this Level 2 DK Reader Discover the world around you with the bright and colourful Sniffles and Sneezes . Everyone sneezes, coughs and yawns - even animals. But why do we all go ah-choo? Discover why we sneeze and what happens when we do. Level 2 Readers have simple sentences, limited vocabulary and large... more...