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  • Romanische Fachsprachenby Sylvia Reinart; Wolfgang Pöckl

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 26.51

    Das Bewusstsein für die Relevanz von Fachsprachen nicht nur in der hochspezialisierten Arbeitswelt, sondern auch im Alltag hat sich deutlich verstärkt. Angesichts einer zunehmenden Ausdifferenzierung der Berufsperspektiven von AbsolventInnen romanistischer Studiengänge ist eine systematische Auseinandersetzung mit Formen und Funktionen... more...

  • Bullshitby Mark Peters

    Crown/Archetype 2015; US$ 16.00

    An irreverent lexicon of the seemingly infinite ways we call bullshit, written by a McSweeney's columnist and etymologist, illustrated by a New Yorker -contributing cartoonist. What's the difference between "balderdash" and "drivel"? Where did "mumbo-jumbo" come from? How should you use "meadow mayonnaise"? What's "felgercarb" and which popular... more...

  • An Etymological Dictionary of Modern English, Vol. 1by Ernest Weekley

    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...

  • An Etymological Dictionary of Modern English, Vol. 2by Ernest Weekley

    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...

  • 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...

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

    Dover Publications 2011; US$ 22.95

    This highly respected anthology of medieval English literature features poetry, prose and popular tales from Arthurian legend and classical mythology. Includes notes on each extract, appendices, and an extensive glossary by J. R. R. Tolkien . 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...

  • The Word Detectiveby John Simpson

    Little, Brown Book Group 2016; US$ 23.99

    Language is always changing. No one knows where it is going but the best way to future-cast is to look at the past. John Simpson animates for us a tradition of researching and editing, showing us both the technical lexicography needed to understand a word, and the careful poetry needed to construct its definition. He challenges both the idea that dictionaries... 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...