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  • 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...

  • English Spelling (Collins Webster?s Easy Learning)by Collins

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    Collins Webster?s Easy Learning Spelling is suitable for anyone who wants to improve their spelling and write more accurately and impressively. By describing the important features of English spelling, rules to use, and pitfalls to avoid, this e-book makes spelling easy. 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...

  • Alphabeticalby Michael Rosen

    John Murray 2013; Not Available

    From Alphabets to Zipcodes, the surprising story of our 26 letters from million-selling author and Radio 4 language expert, Michael Rosen. more...

  • Alphabeticalby Michael Rosen

    John Murray 2013; US$ 21.52

    From Alphabets to Zipcodes, the surprising story of our 26 letters from million-selling author and Radio 4 language expert, Michael Rosen. more...

  • Many a True Wordby Richard Anthony Baker

    Headline 2013; US$ 28.07

    From the author of the BBC Radio News house style guide comes a fascinating guide to the English language. more...

  • Many a True Wordby Richard Anthony Baker

    Headline 2013; Not Available

    From the author of the BBC Radio News house style guide comes a fascinating guide to the English language. more...

  • Dog Days and Dandelionsby Martha Barnette

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    From apian (like a bee) to zodiac (little-animals circle), a word book that spots the animal origins of words and names There are mice in your muscles , and blackbirds in your merlot . Behind adulation is a dog's wagging tail. Peculiar houses a herd of cattle. Grubby is crawling with bugs. Wordhound Martha Barnette collects more than... more...

  • Newspeak (Routledge Revivals)by Jonathon Green

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    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...

  • Dictionary of Jargonby Jonathon Green

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 185.00

    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...