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  • Modelling and Assessing Vocabulary Knowledgeby Helmut Daller; James Milton; Jeanine Treffers-Daller

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 34.00

    Brings together contributions from internationally-renowned researchers on new approaches and developments in the field of vocabulary research and testing. more...

  • English Grammar Workbook For Dummiesby Nuala O'Sullivan; Geraldine Woods

    Wiley 2010; US$ 22.36

    English Grammar Workbook For Dummies, UK Edition is grammarFirst Aid for anyone wanting to perfect their English and developthe practical skills needed to write and speak correctly. Eachchapter focuses on key grammatical principles, with easy-to-followtheory and examples as well as practice questions and explanations.From verbs, prepositions and... more...

  • Letter Perfectby David Sacks

    Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 22.00

    Letters are tangible language. Joining together in endless combinations to actually show speech, letters convey our messages and tell our stories. While we encounter these tiny shapes hundreds of times a day, we take for granted the long, fascinating history behind one of the most fundamental of human inventions -- the alphabet. The heart of the book... more...

  • Discovering Wordsby Julian Walker

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 7.95

    For 1500 years English has built new words or taken them from other languages and changed their form and often their meaning to make them the words we use today. When we explore the journeys, arrivals and changes of these words, they present us with some extraordinary stories. School for example, comes indirectly from the Greek word for leisure, and... more...

  • Word Fugitivesby Barbara Wallraff

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Despite the many thousands of dictionary words at our disposal, our language can be dismayingly inadequate. How many times have you searched for a word that means just what you want it to but failed to find anything suitable anywhere? Most of us, it turns out, lead lives rife with experiences, people, and things that have no names. At least, they... more...

  • Hot for Wordsby Marina Orlova

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Brilliant philologist and sexy YouTube sensation Marina Orlova is Hot For Words ?and you will be too when you join her on a titillating journey through the origins and meanings of words and phrases. Combining fascinating philology and etymology with provocative, full-colored photos of the alluring author, Hot For Words makes intelligence almost... more...

  • Defining Eclipse: Vocabulary Workbook for Unlocking the SAT, ACT, GED, and SSATby Brian Leaf

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010; US$ 9.99

    About the Author. How to Use This Book. Group 1: Subterfuge. Group 2: Conditional Parole. Group 3: Clandestine Plans. Group 4: Herculean Effort. Group 5: Appeasing Charlie? Quiz 1. Group 6: Neophyte on the Loose? Group 7: Insatiable Pull. Group 8: Ironclad Promise. Group 9: Chagrin. Group 10: Volatile Wolf? Quiz 2. Group 11:... more...

  • Defining New Moon: Vocabulary Workbook for Unlocking the SAT, ACT, GED, and SSATby Brian Leaf

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010; US$ 9.99

    About the Author. How to Use This Book. Group 1: Callous Prophecy. Group 2: Impasse. Group 3: Contingency Plan. Group 4: Blanched Trio . Group 5: Ravenous Vampires. Quiz 1. Group 6: Thwarted Plans. Group 7: Macabre. Group 8: Tenuous Composure. Group 9: Precipice. Group 10: Severed! Quiz 2. Group 11: Morose. Group 12: A Nebulous Threat. Group 13:... more...

  • Defining Twilight: Vocabulary Workbook for Unlocking the SAT, ACT, GED, and SSATby Brian Leaf

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 9.99

    About the Author. How to Use This Book. Group 1: Noble Death? Group 2: A Pallid Reflection. Group 3: A Precarious Niche. Group 4: Apprehensive Stammering. Group 5: Surrepeptitious Glances. Quiz 1. Group 11: Bedlam. Group 12: Livid Angel. Group 13: Chagrin. Group 14: Muted Purgatory? Group 15: Prudent Friendship? Quiz 3. Group... more...

  • What's in a Name?by Eugene Ehrlich

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    A fun and informative guide to the how and why of proper names and their haphazard entry into common English language by the author of the bestselling Amo, Amas, Amat and More. more...