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- 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$ 83.47
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$ 62.87
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...
- Pocket Books 2005; US$ 6.99
LEARNING NEW WORDS IS AS EASY AS ONE, TWO, THREE! • RECOGNIZE the keys to the English language, the basic units from which all words are made • FOLLOW clear examples of how the key explains a word's origin and meaning -- or how it combines with other keys to create new words • BUILD your word power with practical exercises to expand... more...
- 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...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
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...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 419.00
The introduction provides an overview of medieval personal nomenclature and of linguistic structures. There are some 110 entries in the dictionary; besides commentaries on cultural and linguistic history, they contain representative lists of instances of the names from editions of medieval documents. The commentaries deal with etymology, the motives... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 12.99
It is said to be the most frequently spoken (or typed) word on the planet, more common than an infant's first word ma or the ever-present beverage Coke. It was even the first word spoken on the moon. It is "OK"-- the most ubiquitous and invisible of American expressions, one used countless times every day. Yet few of us know the secret... more...