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- 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...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 18.95
Volume 1 of 2. Classic contains most of the more common words, plus slang, archaic words and phrases, and common foreign words. Roots are identified, colloquial usages and alternate spellings are given. more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 18.95
Volume 2 of 2. Classic contains most of the more common words, plus slang, archaic words and phrases, and common foreign words. Roots are identified, colloquial usages and alternate spellings are given. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Firsty Group 2013; US$ 7.99
Kay Sayce has more than 30 years? experience in book publishing, starting with the publication of her first book in 1978. A year later, after a stint as a publisher?s reader, she joined Faber & Faber, London, as an editor. more...