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- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010; US$ 6.95
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...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 10.99
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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 67.95
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...
- Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 18.99
This is a complete and easytouse guide for reading and writing Chinese characters. Learning written Chinese is an essential part of mastering the Chinese language. Reading & Writing Chinese places at your fingertips the essential 1,725 Chinese characters' up-to-date definitions, derivations, pronunciations, and examples of correct usage by... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99
Learn how to write all the basic Japanese hiragana with this user-friendly workbook. Japanese Hiragana for Beginners makes learning hiragana fast and effective by using memorable picture mnemonics, along with clear explanations, examples and lots of fun exercisesa method that has helped thousands of students learn hiragana successfully in the... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 12.99
This workbook has been carefully designed to facilitate the quick and easy mastery of the forty-six character hiragana syllabary used to write all types of native words not written in kanji. Each character is introduced here with brushed, handwritten, and typed samples to enhance character recognition. Entertaining illustrations and amusing examples... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 12.99
This is an introductory guide and workbook to writing Japanese Katakana. Anybody who is able to master English, with its irregular spellings and idiosyncratic pronunciations, is more than equipped to master written Japanese. The hiragana and katakana syllabaries are purely phonetic characters, which function much like the letters of the English... more...