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- 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...
- St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 9.99
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...
- 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...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 128.00
This paper aims at determining the relationship between writing in chats and features from different writing systems. Although net users do not realise it, they recreate features mainly from morphographic systems and consonantal scripts and, consequently, they seem to be searching for a more economical way of conveying meaning through writing. When... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available
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...
- 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...
- Headline 2013; Not Available
What are the top one hundred words we use the most? How should anchovy, chastisement and tryst be pronounced? How good are you at spelling the most commonly misspelt words and names? For the answers to these andquestions and much more, sit back and let Richard Anthony Baker take you on a journey through the English language. Marvel at the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 130.00
George Orwell coined the term ?Newspeak? for his novel 1984 , the purpose of which was designed to shrink vocabularies and eliminate subtlety and nuance. For this dictionary, first published to herald the year 1984, Jonathon Green compiled nearly 8, 000 entries ? selected from the slangs and specific vocabularies of trades, professions and interests... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00
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...