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  • Hot for Wordsby Marina Orlova

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    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...

  • The Etymologiconby Mark Forsyth

    Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    ?The stocking filler of the season...how else to describe a book that explains the connection between Dom Perignon and Mein Kampf .?-- The Observer ?Crikey...this is addictive!?-- The Times ?Mark Forsyth is clearly a man who knows his onions.?-- Daily Telegraph more...

  • Collins Quite Brilliant: A celebration of British Englishby Collins

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    A jubilant celebration of British English?s most wonderful moments (and of the island nations that came up with them). more...

  • Collins Taak of the Toon: How to Speak Geordieby Sid Waddell

    HarperCollins Publishers 2009; Not Available

    Gain an insight into the English language, via one of the UK?s richest dialects: Geordie. more...

  • Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Wordsby William Bryson

    Doubleday Canada 2013; US$ 19.95

    One of the English language's most skilled and beloved writers guides us all towards precise, mistake-free usage. In the middle 1980s Bill Bryson was a copy editor for the London Times with the brash idea that he could fill a hole in the British book market for a concise, accessible, handy guide to proper usage. A complete unknown, he nonetheless... more...

  • Practice Makes Perfect English Problem Solverby Ed Swick

    McGraw-Hill Education 2013; US$ 14.00

    Tackle head-on all the hurdles that you find hard about learning English as an ESL student Practice Makes Perfect: English Problem Solver doesn't pretend that learning English is easy. Instead of covering the entirety of the language, it hones in on those areas where you might have difficulty--areas such as definite vs. indefinite articles,... more...

  • Spell It Outby David Crystal

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    The fascinating and surprising history of English spelling from David Crystal, everyone's favorite expert logophile With The Story of English in 100 Words, David Crystal took us on a tour through the history of our language. Now, with Spell It Out , he takes on the task of answering all the questions about how we spell: "Why is English spelling... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 419.00

    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...

  • 250 Essential Japanese Kanji Characters Volume 2 Revisedby Kanji Text Research Group University of Tokyo

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 29.95

    Everyday tasks like finding a street address or buying a train ticket can be an ordeal in Japan if you don't read kanji?the system of Japanese writing based on Chinese characters. Unfortunately, the kanji characters taught in most textbooks are not always those that you'll encounter in everyday situations. To fill this gap, a group of teachers from... more...

  • 250 Essential Chinese Characters Volume 2by Philip Yungkin Lee; Darell Tibbles

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 34.95

    This is an invaluable study guide for learning Chinese characters. More than a simple update, 250 Essential Chinese Characters Volume 2 offers 250 more characters in the extremely useful learning format that learners and teachers alike continue to praise. Following in the footsteps of Volume 1 , it includes everything that today's learners and... more...