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  • 250 Essential Chinese Characters Volume 1by Philip Yungkin Lee; Darell Tibbles

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 29.99

    This is an invaluable study guide for learning basic Chinese characters. 250 Essential Chinese Characters Volume 1 is a second edition, completely revised and with 50 percent new material. Featuring a new design; tips for mastery throughout; exercises in AP-exam format; progressive review sections; and several indices, this volume is a crucial... more...

  • Japanese Kanji and Kanaby Wolfgang Hadamitzky; Mark Spahn

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 24.99

    This comprehensive book helps you learn the 92 basic Kana characters and 2,136 standard Kanji characters. Complete, compact and authoritativethis book provides all the information needed to learn kanji and kana, including the 92 basic hiragana and katakana phonetic symbols (known collectively as Kana) and the 2,136 standard Joyo Kanji characters... more...

  • The Second 100 Japanese Kanjiby Eriko Sato

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 9.95

    This is an invaluable study guide for learning Japanese characters. The major struggle facing all beginning Japanese language students is to learn to recognize, read and write hundreds of Japanese characters. The Second 100 Japanese Kanji adopts a structural approach that helps students to overcome the initial difficulty of reading kanji and... more...

  • 250 Essential Japanese Kanji Characters Volume 1 Revisedby Kanji Text Research Group University of Tokyo

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 22.99

    "This is the best kanji book available today. Designed for beginners with a basic knowledge of Japanese to use in the classroom on for self?study."? Modern Language Journal 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.... more...

  • Vocabulary & Spelling Success in 20 Minutes a Dayby LearningExpress LLC Editors

    LearningExpress, LLC 2013; US$ 5.99

    This book is part of the Success in 20 minutes a Day series, a proven program, now revamped, with an eye-catching, modern design and updates throughout.This invaluable skill-building guide features:a pretest, pinpointing strengths and weaknesses; hundreds of exercises in test format for essential practice, including lessons on definitions, spelling,... more...

  • Typology of Writing Systemsby Susanne R. Borgwaldt; Terry Joyce

    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...

  • Many a True Wordby Richard Anthony Baker

    Headline 2013; US$ 15.99

    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 richness... more...

  • 100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Knowby Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010; US$ 6.73

    More is expected of middle schoolers?more reading, more writing, more independent learning. Achieving success in this more challenging world requires knowing many more words. 100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know helps students in grades 6 to 8 (ages 11-14) to express themselves with distinction and get the most out of school. The 100 words... more...

  • Word Origins ... and How We Know Themby Anatoly Liberman

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.45

    Word Origins is the only guide to the science and process of etymology for the layperson. This funny, charming, and conversational book not only tells the known origins of hundreds of words, but also shows how their origins were determined. Liberman, an internationally acclaimed etymologist, takes the reader by the hand and explains the many ways... more...

  • Newspeak (Routledge Revivals)by Jonathon Green

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    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...