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  • Our Magnificent Bastard Tongueby John McWhorter

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 12.99

    A survey of the quirks and quandaries of the English language, focusing on our strange and wonderful grammar Why do we say ?I am reading a catalog? instead of ?I read a catalog?? Why do we say ?do? at all? Is the way we speak a reflection of our cultural values? Delving into these provocative topics and more, Our Magnificent Bastard Language distills... more...

  • Well-Spoken Thesaurusby Tom Heehler

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2011; US$ 12.99

    The Ultimate Guide to Powerful Language more...

  • Vocabulary For Dummiesby Laurie E. Rozakis

    Wiley 2011; US$ 15.99

    Someone just called you captious. Should you be flattered? Considering your extreme lactose intolerance, is it a good idea to order veau au béchamel from a French menu? Calumny is to slander as obloquy is to a) flattery, b) sermon, or c) invective? You’ve just heard that your new boss is a real martinet, should you be worried or excited... more...

  • Collins Junior Illustrated Dictionary (Collins Primary Dictionaries)by Collins Dictionaries

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    Optimised for colour tablets. The images in this e-book are not suitable for viewing on black and white e-ink devices. For children aged 6 and over, Collins Junior Illustrated Dictionary contains full sentence definitions, colour headwords and child-friendly example sentences, along with beautiful colourful illustrations and photographs. more...

  • Collins Junior Illustrated Thesaurus (Collins Primary Dictionaries)by Collins Dictionaries

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    Optimised for colour tablets. The images in this e-book are not suitable for viewing on black and white e-ink devices. Help children aged 6 and over to develop their writing skills at home and in the classroom with this colourful, easy-to-use thesaurus, fully refreshed for the latest curriculum. 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...

  • 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...

  • Many a True Wordby Richard Anthony Baker

    Headline 2013; Not Available

    What are the top one hundred words we use the most? How should anchovy, chastisement and tryst be pronounced? How good are you at spelling the most commonly misspelt words and names? For the answers to these andquestions and much more, sit back and let Richard Anthony Baker take you on a journey through the English language. Marvel at the richness... more...

  • Beyond Wordsby John Humphrys

    Hodder & Stoughton 2009; US$ 6.99

    From the huge response to Lost for Words , it?s clear that many of us share John?s strong feelings about the use and misuse of the English language. Not because we want to split hairs (or infinitives) but because how we use words reveals so much about the way we see the world. Here John takes a sharp look at phrases and expressions in current use... more...

  • Foolproof Spelling: Flashby Elspeth Summers

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 5.99

    The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Foolproof Spelling is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to learning the basic principles of correct spelling in a few short steps. Whether to brush up on writing skills, do better... more...