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Vocabulary

  • May We Borrow Your Language?by Philip Gooden

    Head of Zeus 2016; US$ 11.65

    A richly entertaining exploration of the origins of the words that English has borrowed from other languages over its 1500-year history. more...

  • You're Saying It Wrongby Ross Petras; Kathryn Petras

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2016; US$ 14.99

    For word nerds and grammar geeks, a witty guide to the most commonly mispronounced words, along with their correct pronunciations and pithy forays into their fascinating etymologies and histories of use and misuse. With wit and good humor, this handy little book not only saves us from sticky linguistic situations but also provides fascinating cocktail-party-ready... more...

  • Japanese Kanji Flash Cards Volume 2by Alexander Kask; Emiko Konomi

    Tuttle Publishing 2016; US$ 16.99

    Everything you need to learn 200 everyday Japanese kanji characters is here in this ebook! Flash cards are an essential tool in memorizing words when you are learning a new language. In Japanese Kanji Flash Cards Kit, Volume 2, you'll get all the tools needed to learn 200 everyday Japanese kanji, following on from the 200 kanji introduced in Volume... more...

  • Heiligenverehrung und Namengebungby Kathrin Dräger; Fabian Fahlbusch; Damaris Nübling

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 134.73

    From the Middle Ages until today, the names of saints have been included in all areas of naming. The names of saints are present to differing extents in various classes of names, but there has been little previous research on this phenomenon. This volume is a comprehensive examination of the veneration of saints in different areas of onomastics, thereby... more...

  • Hindi Flash Cardsby Richard Delacy

    Tuttle Publishing 2016; US$ 19.99

    Hindi is the national language of India, one of the worlds largest and fastest growing countries! Flash cards are an excellent language learning tool. This comprehensive set of flash cards is designed for students, travelers and anyone who wants to learn Hindi. This is one of the best ways to learn to read and recognize Hindi words, learn new vocabulary... more...

  • Vocabulary 4000by Jeff Kolby

    Nova Press 2016; US$ 9.95

    English offers perhaps the richest vocabulary of all languages, in part because its words are culled from so many languages. It is a shame that we do not tap this rich source more often in our daily conversation to express ourselves more clearly and precisely. Many a vocabulary book lists esoteric words we quickly forget or feel self-conscious using.... more...

  • GRE 4000by Jeff Kolby

    Nova Press 2016; US$ 9.95

    The 4000 Words Essential for the GRE. The verbal section of the GRE is essentially a vocabulary test. With a few exceptions, if you know the word, you will probably be able to answer the question correctly. Thus, it is crucial that you improve your vocabulary. Even if you have a strong vocabulary, you will still encounter unfamiliar words on the GRE.... more...

  • The Routledge Handbook of the English Writing Systemby Vivian Cook; Des Ryan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 240.00

    The Routledge Handbook of the English Writing System provides a comprehensive account of the English Writing System, both in its current iteration and highlighting the developing trends that will influence its future. Thirty chapters written by specialists from around the world cover core linguistic and psychological aspects, and also include... more...

  • The Song of Middle-earth: J. R. R. Tolkien?s Themes, Symbols and Mythsby David Harvey

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 10.65

    Available for the first time in paperback, this is the pre-eminent critical study, and exploration, of how myth and legend played such a significant role in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. more...

  • Écriture (Les Grands Articles)by Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    Deux mondes semblent s'opposer, à l'heure actuelle, à l'intérieur de l'univers de la communication graphique-visuelle. Mais ne s'agit-il pas, en fait, d'une opposition illusoire ? N'est-ce pas, au contraire de ce que l'on suppose, un retour au passé extrême de l'écrit, à ses sources idéographiques, que nous offre l'ordinateur ? more...