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  • Written in Stoneby Christopher Stevens

    Ebury Publishing 2014; US$ 20.78

    Half the world?s population speaks a language that has evolved from a single, prehistoric mother tongue. A mother tongue first spoken in Stone Age times, on the steppes of central Eurasia 6,500 years ago. It was so effective that it flourished for two thousand years. It was a language that spread from the shores of the Black Sea across almost all... more...

  • Italienische Lexikographieby Elmar Schafroth

    De Gruyter Mouton 2016; US$ 524.00

    Der Band bietet einen Überblick über Geschichte und Gegenwart der italienischen Lexikographie und fokussiert dabei insbesondere das enge Verhältnis zwischen Lexikologie und Lexikographie sowie die technischen und fachlichen Möglichkeiten, die sich durch die digitalen Wörterbücher ergeben. Wörterbuchtypen und -strukturen sowie Methoden ihrer Konzeption... more...

  • Choose The Right Wordby Vic Mayhew

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; Not Available

    Whether applying for a job, writing a letter of complaint or simply talking with colleagues or friends, the people who get listened to are those with a confident command of language. Choose the Right Word is a fun guide to using English effectively and to avoiding common mistakes. It is both a valuable work of reference and an enjoyable read. While... more...

  • Romanische Fachsprachenby Sylvia Reinart; Wolfgang Pöckl

    De Gruyter Mouton 2016; US$ 525.00

    Das Bewusstsein für die Relevanz von Fachsprachen nicht nur in der hochspezialisierten Arbeitswelt, sondern auch im Alltag hat sich deutlich verstärkt. Angesichts einer zunehmenden Ausdifferenzierung der Berufsperspektiven von AbsolventInnen romanistischer Studiengänge ist eine systematische Auseinandersetzung mit Formen und Funktionen fachsprachlicher... more...

  • The Language of Londonby Daniel Smith

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 6.99

    This beautifully presented and accessible guide is the perfect companion to learning the phrases of London's East End and the interesting origins behind Cockney Rhyming Slang - a language first invented as a secret code among the thieves of London's underworld. Organized thematically, rather than alphabetically, this book allows the reader to gain... more...

  • Media Persianby Dominic Parviz Brookshaw

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 89.99

    Includes links to online audio files + interactive audio-visual e-Flashcards. What is the Persian term for 'climate change'? How would you say 'detention centre'? Could you recognise the phrase 'The World Cup'? Or 'information technology'? This short, accessible vocabulary gives you ready-made lists of key terms in media... more...

  • An Etymological Dictionary of Modern English, Vol. 1by Ernest Weekley

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 18.95

    Volume 1 of 2. Classic contains most of the more common words, plus slang, archaic words and phrases, and common foreign words. Roots are identified, cross-references to words with similar roots are listed and colloquial usages and alternate spellings are given. "Notable for its readable historical discussions, apt citations and jargonless clarity"... more...

  • An Etymological Dictionary of Modern English, Vol. 2by Ernest Weekley

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 18.95

    Volume 2 of 2. Classic contains most of the more common words, plus slang, archaic words and phrases, and common foreign words. Roots are identified, cross-references to words with similar roots are listed and colloquial usages and alternate spellings are given. "Notable for its readable historical discussions, apt citations and jargonless clarity"... more...

  • A Middle English Reader and Vocabularyby Kenneth Sisam; J. R. R. Tolkien

    Dover Publications 2011; US$ 22.95

    Scholarly and highly informative, this anthology represents a distinctive contribution to the understanding and enjoyment of Middle English literature. Kenneth Sisam's well-chosen extracts from writings of the 14th century illustrate a rising new spirit in vernacular works. Selections include excerpts from such tales as "Sir Gawayne and the Grene... more...

  • An Etymological Dictionary of the English Languageby Walter W. Skeat

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 39.95

    This reference traces English words back to their Indo-European roots. Each entry features a brief definition, identifies the language of origin, and employs a few illustrative quotations. An extensive appendix includes prefixes, suffixes, more. more...