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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 Group US 2012; US$ 12.99

    Do you know why? ?a mortgage is literally a death pledge? ?why guns have girls? names? ?why salt is related to soldier? You?re about to find out? The Etymologicon (e-t?-?mä-lä-ji-kän) is: *Witty (wi-te\): Full of clever humor *Erudite (er-?-dit): Showing knowledge *Ribald (ri-b?ld): Crude, offensive The Etymologicon is... 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...

  • Perfect Phrases for ESL Conversation Skillsby Diane Engelhardt

    McGraw-Hill Education 2012; US$ 13.00

    Use just the right phrases and master the art of conversation like a native speaker of English How do you share an experience from your home country? What should you say to start a conversation? How do you offer someone your advice? This handy reference will help you navigate social and business situations, with hundreds of ready-to-use English... 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...

  • Spell It Outby David Crystal

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    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 Jessica Nowak; Fabian Fahlbusch; Kathrin Dräger; Christian Bochenek

    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 will be... 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...

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

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 29.95

    Tackling kanji-the system of Japanese writing based on Chinese characters-is the most challenging aspect of learning the Japanese language. 250 Essential Japanese Kanji Characters Volume 1 and Volume 2 are time-tested books that have now been enhanced and revised using proven methods from the Kanji Text Research Group at the University of Tokyo.... more...