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- Hodder & Stoughton 2009; Not Available
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...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2011; Not Available
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...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.00
From classic poetry to pop lyrics, from Charles Dickens to Dolly Parton, even from Jesus to James Bond, Mark Forsyth explains the secrets that make a phrase?such as ?O Captain! My Captain!? or ?To be or not to be??memorable. In his inimitably entertaining and wonderfully witty style, he takes apart famous phrases and shows how you too can write like... more...
- Chronicle Books LLC 2012; US$ 1.99
Scrabble® aficionados may know that both "Brr" and "Brrr" are legitimate plays, but what about everyday names like Peter, Carl, and Marge? They're not listed as proper nouns, but they are certainly playable. For lovers of Scrabble®, Bananagrams®, and Words with Friends®, this lively guide helps readers make the most out of word games, packed with new... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 16.99
Careful writers and speakers agree that cliches are generally to be avoided. However, nearly all of us continue to use them. Why do they persist in our language? In It's Been Said Before, lexicographer Orin Hargraves examines the peculiar idea and power of the cliche. He helps readers understand why certain phrases became cliches and why they should... more...
- Narr Francke Attempto 2010; US$ 83.28
In der Sprache der Wissenschaften spiegeln sich wichtige Facetten gesamtgesellschaftlicher Entwicklungen. Die Bedeutung der antiken Kulturtraditionen für die europäischen Nationen lässt sich an der Rolle des Lateinischen ablesen, das während des gesamten Mittelalters und bis in die Frühe Neuzeit als Publikations- und Verkehrssprache der gelehrten Welt... more...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 62.73
Bactrian, the only Iranian language written in the Greek alphabet, was spoken in ancient Bactria in northern Afghanistan. It is an intermediary Middle Iranian language, possessing the characters of both Eastern and Western Iranian groups, and thus playing a very important role in the dialectology of Iranian Languages. Saloumeh Gholami?s study deals... more...
- Kensington 2009; US$ 9.99
A quixotic stab at improving the nation's literacy. Hey, it can't hurt. -- Asbury Park Sunday Press Did you just end your last memo to your boss "CU L8R?" Do mysterious voices tell you to use "their" and "there" interchangeably? Don't know the difference between "its" and "it's?" Suffer no more--help is on the way! Discover: ? The... more...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 9.95
This etymological tour de force was written by a self-taught farmer's son who became a world-famous linguist and senior editor of the Oxford English Dictionary . By the time he was a teenager, Henry Bradley (1845-1923) had immersed himself in several classical languages. His achievements were ultimately recognized with honorary degrees from Oxford... more...
- Research & Education Association 2013; US$ 5.99
REA?s Interactive Flashcard books represent a novel approach which combines the merits of flash cards with the ease of using a book. One side of each page includes questions to be answered, with space for writing in one?s answers ? a feature not usually found on flash cards. The flip side of the same page contains the correct answers, much as flash... more...