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  • Words We Useby Diarmaid Ó Muirithe

    Gill Books 2006; US$ 9.99

    'Diarmaid Ó Muirithe’s column Words We Use has been a feature of 'The Irish Times' over many years. This anthology, chosen by William Trevor as one of his Books of the Year in 'The Guardian', will change the way you think about language forever. more...

  • Word Dropsby Paul Anthony Jones

    University of New Mexico Press 2016; US$ 9.99

    From aardvark to zenzizenzizenzic , Word Drops collects a thousand obscure words and language facts in one fascinating chain of word associations. more...

  • Discovering Wordsby Julian Walker

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 7.99

    For centuries English has assimilated words from other languages. Julian Walker offers a treasury of word histories, showing the variety of ways in which the words we use have evolved. The book is arranged into subjects, within which a selection of words are traced back through the stages by which they came to be part of the English language, and through... more...

  • The Stories of Slangby Jonathon Green

    Little, Brown Book Group 2017; US$ 15.99

    Like the flesh-and-blood humans whose uncensored emotions it represents, slang's obsessions are sex, the body and its functions, and intoxication: drink and drugs. Slang does not do kind. It's about hatreds - both intimate and and national - about the insults that follow on, the sneers and the put-downs. Caring, sharing and compassion? Not at this... more...

  • May We Borrow Your Language?by Philip Gooden

    Head of Zeus 2016; US$ 13.49

    A richly entertaining exploration of the origins of the words that English has borrowed from other languages over its 1500-year history. more...

  • The Everything Build Your Vocabulary Bookby Valentine Dmitriev

    Adams Media 2006; US$ 9.95

    A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader. more...

  • What the Dickens?!by Bryan Kozlowski

    Running Press 2016; US$ 20.00

    GRAB A BUMPER, FORGET YOUR FANTEEGS, AND ROAM AT A FOOT-PACE THROUGH THE TWISTY ALLEYWAYS OF THE VICTORIAN VERNACULAR! What larks! Dive into the world of literature's ultimate wordsmith, Charles Dickens, in this literary romp through his finest quips, barbs, and turns of phrase. Featuring 200 of Dickens' best-loved words, drawn from his fifteen... more...

  • New Insights into the Semantics of Legal Concepts and the Legal Dictionaryby Martina Bajcic

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2017; US$ 135.00

    This book focuses on legal concepts from the dual perspective of law and terminology. While legal concepts frame legal knowledge and take center stage in law, the discipline of terminology has traditionally been about concept description. Exploring topics common to both disciplines such as meaning, conceptualization and specialized knowledge transfer,... more...

  • A to Zby Sengupta Abhijit

    Hachette India 2017; Not Available

    Why do we need good –or better – EnglishJust 26 letters – five vowels and 21 consonants – have createdperhaps the largest lexicon in the world and made Englishglobally the most widely used language today for interactionin international trade, world sports and global politics, not toforget education.A to Z explores, letter by letter, how the English... more...

  • Building Vocabulary Skills and Strategies Level 8by Elliott Quenley

    Saddleback Publishing 2004; US$ 33.95

    A great vocabulary program that is equally appropriate for younger students working at grade level and older students who have "forgotten" or never mastered the basics. The friendly look and tone of this series belies the comprehensive sweep of more...