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  • SAT Power Vocabby Princeton Review

    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...

  • The Second 100 Japanese Kanjiby Eriko Sato

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 16.95

    This is an invaluable study guide for learning Japanese characters. The major struggle facing all beginning Japanese language students is to learn to recognize, read and write hundreds of Japanese characters. The Second 100 Japanese Kanji adopts a structural approach that helps students to overcome the initial difficulty of reading kanji and... more...

  • The Secret Life of Wordsby Henry Hitchings

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 27.99

    Words are essential to our everyday lives. An average person spends his or her day enveloped in conversations, e-mails, phone calls, text messages, directions, headlines, and more. But how often do we stop to think about the origins of the words we use? Have you ever thought about which words in English have been borrowed from Arabic, Dutch, or Portuguese?... more...

  • Simply Englishby Simon Heffer

    Random House 2014; US$ 15.98

    In his best-selling Strictly English Simon Heffer explained how to write and speak our language well. In Simply English he offers an entertaining and supremely useful A?Z guide to frequent errors, common misunderstandings and stylistic howlers. What is the difference between amend and emend , between imply and infer , and between uninterested... more...

  • The Surgeon of Crowthorneby Simon Winchester

    Penguin Books Ltd 2002; US$ 15.98

    The making of the Oxford English Dictionary was a monumental 50 year task requiring thousands of volunteers. One of the keenest volunteers was a W C Minor who astonished everyone by refusing to come to Oxford to receive his congratulations. In the end, James Murray, the OED's editor, went to Crowthorne in Berkshire to meet him. What he found was incredible... more...

  • Teaching and Learning Terminologyby Amparo Alcina; Amparo Alcina

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 128.00

    This volume, which was originally published in Terminology 15:1 (2009), presents and reflects on experiences dealing with terminology training, from a theoretical, practical and professional perspective. Terminology is part of the programmes of several (post)graduate courses, such as Translating and Interpreting, Applied Languages, Information Science... more...

  • Troublesome Wordsby Bill Bryson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 15.98

    Troublesome Words is playful and riddlesome guide to the English language from the bestselling author of Notes from a Small Island and A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson What is the difference between mean and median , blatant and flagrant , flout and flaunt ? Is it whodunnit or whodunit ? Do you know? Are you sure?... more...

  • Typology of Writing Systemsby Susanne R. Borgwaldt; Terry Joyce

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 128.00

    This paper aims at determining the relationship between writing in chats and features from different writing systems. Although net users do not realise it, they recreate features mainly from morphographic systems and consonantal scripts and, consequently, they seem to be searching for a more economical way of conveying meaning through writing. When... more...

  • Vocabulary & Spelling Success in 20 Minutes a Dayby LearningExpress LLC Editors

    LearningExpress, LLC 2013; US$ 5.99

    This book is part of the Success in 20 minutes a Day series, a proven program, now revamped, with an eye-catching, modern design and updates throughout.This invaluable skill-building guide features:a pretest, pinpointing strengths and weaknesses; hundreds of exercises in test format for essential practice, including lessons on definitions, spelling,... more...

  • What Not to Write - A Guide to the Dos and Don?ts of Good English (New & Updated)by Kay Sayce

    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...