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- HarperCollins 2011; Not Available
?Sherlock Holmes could glance at a bowler hat and tell that its owner's wife had ceased to love him. In this brilliant book about metaphor James Geary is no less astonishing, as he deciphers the subtle implications embedded in advertising slogans, familiar slang and government double-talk?. You'll scarf down every page of I Is an Other and then ask... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2012; US$ 13.00
Diane Engelhardt has been an ESL instructor for more than 20 years and began her career as an instructor at Berlitz. She has taught conversational and business English to a wide variety of students in Canada and Germany. She also has prepared students for the TOEFL, Cambridge First Certificate, and London Chamber of Commerce (English for Business... more...
- 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...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2013; US$ 14.00
Ed Swick has written several ESL titles, including Practice Makes Perfect: English Grammar for ESL Learners , and Practice Makes Perfect: English Pronouns and Prepositions , and Writing Better English . more...
- 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...
- 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...