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- Headline 2013; US$ 20.84
What are the top one hundred words we use the most? How should anchovy, chastisement and tryst be pronounced? How good are you at spelling the most commonly misspelt words and names? For the answers to these andquestions and much more, sit back and let Richard Anthony Baker take you on a journey through the English language. Marvel at the... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 130.00
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00
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...
- Random House Children's Books 2013; US$ 15.99
THE PRINCETON REVIEW GETS RESULTS! Ace the SAT verbal sections with 1,600+ words you need to know to excel. This eBook edition has been optimized for onscreen viewing with cross linked quiz questions, answers, and explanations. The Princeton Review's SAT Power Vocab brings you useful definitions and study tips for more than 1,600 frequently-used... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 24.00
"Language is funny, and so is Ammon Shea. His excellent new book tours our irrational prejudices about language, showing that an appreciation for the quirks and ironies of language history can put our understanding on a firmer basis and restore our sense of humor." ?David Skinner, author of The Story of Ain't "On the playground of language, there... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 18.95
This is a complete and easy–to–use 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...