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  • A Chinese Phrase A Day Practice Padby Sam Brier; Xia Lu

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 12.99

    A Chinese Phrase A Day is a fun, less-intimidating way to learn Chinese! Part of Tuttle's best-selling page-a-day line, this new edition teaches useful everyday phrases and words. Although more people are studying the Chinese language than ever before, others are still wary of starting because they believe, "it's too difficult." But A Chinese... more...

  • Romanische Fachsprachenby Sylvia Reinart; Wolfgang Pöckl

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 35.00

    Awareness of the importance of technolects, or specialized languages, has increased substantially in the professional working world and in everyday life. A systematic engagement with past and present forms and functions of specialized language communication, as provided by this book, is thus indispensable. more...

  • Italian Vocabulary Drillsby David Stillman; Tiziano Cherubini; Ronni Gordon

    McGraw-Hill Education 2014; US$ 13.00

    Practice your way to a bigger vocabulary and better Italian skills If you want to expand your language skills, Italian Vocabulary Drills is filled with the information and practice you need to reach optimum results. This book features essential Italian words grouped into similar themes such as daily life, food, house and home, travel, holidays,... more...

  • German Vocabulary Drillsby David Stillman; Daniele Godor; Ronni Gordon

    McGraw-Hill Education 2015; US$ 13.00

    What you need to build your German lexicon as well as your confidence in communicating in the language German Vocabulary Drills provides a thematic approach by presenting clusters of essential terms. These terms are reinforced by a variety of written exercises, from fill-in the blank to translations to matching games. In addition, unlike other... more...

  • The Language of Londonby Daniel Smith

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 6.99

    This beautifully presented and accessible guide is the perfect companion to learning the phrases of London's East End and the interesting origins behind Cockney Rhyming Slang - a language first invented as a secret code among the thieves of London's underworld. Organized thematically, rather than alphabetically, this book allows the reader to gain... more...

  • A Middle English Reader and Vocabularyby Kenneth Sisam; J. R. R. Tolkien

    Dover Publications 2011; US$ 22.95

    Scholarly and highly informative, this anthology represents a distinctive contribution to the understanding and enjoyment of Middle English literature. Kenneth Sisam's well-chosen extracts from writings of the 14th century illustrate a rising new spirit in vernacular works. Selections include excerpts from such tales as "Sir Gawayne and the Grene... more...

  • The Making of Englishby Henry Bradley

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 9.95

    This etymological tour de force was written by a self-taught farmer's son who became a world-famous linguist and senior editor of the Oxford English Dictionary . By the time he was a teenager, Henry Bradley (1845-1923) had immersed himself in several classical languages. His achievements were ultimately recognized with honorary degrees from Oxford... more...

  • An Etymological Dictionary of the English Languageby Walter W. Skeat

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 39.95

    This reference traces English words back to their Indo-European roots. Each entry features a brief definition, identifies the language of origin, and employs a few illustrative quotations. An extensive appendix includes prefixes, suffixes, more. more...

  • Discovering Words in the Kitchenby Julian Walker

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 7.99

    Throughout history the English language has reflected social changes, trade routes, and waves of fashion. This book examines the histories of the names of foods, ingredients, utensils, drinks, cooking methods, and dishes to show how the vocabulary of English has reflected the ways speakers of the language have interacted with their tastes, their... more...

  • Deffence et illustration du clavardageby Dan Van Raemdonck; Thylla Nève de Mévergnies

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 11.99

    On entend souvent dire que, depuis qu?ils clavardent (écrivent sur des claviers), les jeunes ne savent plus écrire ou que le langage SMS contamine leur écrit. À chaque évolution de la langue, ce genre de questions se pose, qui repose pour beaucoup sur des représentations plutôt que sur des faits. Si des études montrent l?impact somme toute limité... more...