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  • 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...

  • Dictionary of Jargon (Routledge Revivals)by Jonathon Green

    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...

  • Pronunc Standard Eng America Vby Daniel R Davis

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 405.00

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Glossaries Of Americanisms Vby Daniel R Davis

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 355.00

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Reading and Writing Chineseby William McNaughton; Jiageng Fan

    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...

  • Writing Japanese Katakanaby Jim Gleeson

    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...

  • The First 100 Chinese Characters: Simplified Character Editionby Alison Matthews; Laurence Matthews

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99

    This book is a quick and easy way to learn basic Chinese Characters. All beginning students of Chinese struggle to memorize and learn to write the Chinese characters. The First 100 Chinese Characters adopts a structural approach which helps students to quickly master the basic characters that are fundamental to this language. The English meanings,... more...

  • Japanese Hiragana for Beginnersby Timothy G. Stout

    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...

  • Japanese Hiraganaby Jim Gleeson

    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...