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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2014; US$ 13.02
Optimised for colour tablets. The images in this e-book are not suitable for viewing on black and white e-ink devices. For children aged 6 and over, Collins Junior Illustrated Dictionary contains full sentence definitions, colour headwords and child-friendly example sentences, along with beautiful colourful illustrations and photographs. more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 11.90
A jubilant celebration of British English?s most wonderful moments (and of the island nations that came up with them). more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 10.40
Collins Webster?s Easy Learning Spelling is suitable for anyone who wants to improve their spelling and write more accurately and impressively. By describing the important features of English spelling, rules to use, and pitfalls to avoid, this e-book makes spelling easy. more...