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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 34.95
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 the newly released Volume 1 , it includes everything that today's learners and teachers want: tips for mastery throughout; special... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 29.95
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...
- Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 16.95
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 this initial difficulty and quickly master the basic Japanese characters that are fundamental to this language. Intended... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 26.95
"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...