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  • Depraved Englishby Peter Novobatzky; Ammon Shea

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    From aboiement to zooerastia , a guided tour of the lantrified underbelly of the English language This unusual, un-put-downable little volume by Peter Novobatzky and Ammon Shea collects more than three hundred of the English language's most disgusting, offensive, and obscene words--words that have fallen out of common usage but will no doubt delight,... more...

  • Dictionary of Jargon (Routledge Revivals)by Jonathon Green

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 67.95

    First published in 1987, the Dictionary of Jargon expands on its predecessor Newspeak ( Routledge Revivals , 2014) as an authoritative reference guide to specialist occupational slang, or jargon. Containing around 21, 000 entries, the dictionary encompasses a truly eclectic range of fields and includes extensive coverage of both British and U.S.... more...

  • Discovering Words in the Kitchenby Julian Walker

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 7.99

    Throughout history the English language has reflected social changes, trade routes, and waves of fashion. This book examines the histories of the names of foods, ingredients, utensils, drinks, cooking methods, and dishes to show how the vocabulary of English has reflected the ways speakers of the language have interacted with their tastes, their... more...

  • English Spelling (Collins Webster?s Easy Learning)by Collins

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 10.43

    Collins Webster?s Easy Learning Spelling is suitable for anyone who wants to improve their spelling and write more accurately and impressively. By describing the important features of English spelling, rules to use, and pitfalls to avoid, this e-book makes spelling easy. more...

  • English Vocabulary Made Easyby SHRIKANT PRASOON

    V&S Publishers 2015; US$ 6.00

    The book, English Vocabulary Made Easy has been written by Professor Shrikant Prasoon, a well-known and versatile author of many books in English and other languages. The book contains three distinct sections, each containing different types of words that include Countable and Uncountable Nouns, Words in Singular and Plural, Words Commonly Mispro-nounced,... 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...

  • 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...

  • Familiennamen nach Herkunft und Wohnstätteby Christian Bochenek; Kathrin Dräger; Fabian Fahlbusch; Jessica Nowak

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 433.00

    With over 1,800 annotated maps, the Atlas of German Family Names draws together for the first time all of the family names that exist in the Federal Republic of Germany according to their statistical frequency and geographical distribution. The inclusion of a section on grammar addresses the needs of linguists, while a section on lexicology... more...

  • The First 100 Chinese Characters: Simplified Character Editionby Alison Matthews; Laurence Matthews

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    This book is a quick and easy way to learn basic Chinese Characters. All beginning students of Chinese struggle to memorize and learn to write the Chinese characters. The First 100 Chinese Characters adopts a structural approach which helps students to quickly master the basic characters that are fundamental to this language. The English meanings,... more...