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  • Romanische Fachsprachenby Sylvia Reinart; Wolfgang Pöckl

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 26.59

    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...

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

    McGraw-Hill Education 2014; US$ 14.00 US$ 12.60

    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 US$ 11.70

    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...

  • 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...