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- Counterpoint 2015; US$ 25.00
How on Earth did we fix upon our twenty-six letters, what do they really mean, and how did we come to write them down in the first place? Michael Rosen takes you on an unforgettable adventure through the history of the alphabet in twenty-six vivid chapters, fizzing with personal anecdotes and fascinating facts. Starting with the mysterious Phoenicians... more...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 62.87
Bactrian, the only Iranian language written in the Greek alphabet, was spoken in ancient Bactria in northern Afghanistan. It is an intermediary Middle Iranian language, possessing the characters of both Eastern and Western Iranian groups, and thus playing a very important role in the dialectology of Iranian Languages. Saloumeh Gholami?s study deals... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2014; US$ 13.00
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...
- Random House Children's Books 2014; US$ 9.99
Everything you need to know to be a grammar guru. This eBook edition is formatted for on-screen viewing with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations. The words you use say a lot about you. Grammar makes a lasting impression on friends, coworkers, and teachers, but learning the rules has always been notoriously dull. That?s why... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 18.99
Word Workout is a practical book for building vocabulary?a graduated program featuring thousands of words that begins with those known by most college graduates and ascends to words known only by the most educated, intelligent, and well-read adults. This workout is a comprehensive program, chock-full of information about synonyms, antonyms, and... more...
- Microcosm Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99
Slip of the Tongue is a love letter to words and the myriad and contradictory ways we use them. Author Katie Haegele is a respected memoirist who makes sense of the world around her by looking at the ways we use language: to communicate, to make art, and simply to survive. She takes us through her life by describing her family?s rich linguistic history... more...
- 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...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 16.99
Latin names †“ frequently unpronounceable, all too often wrong and always a tiny puzzle to unravel †“ have been annoying the layman since they first became formalised as scientific terms in the eighteenth century. Why on earth has the entirely land-loving Eastern Mole been named Scalopus aquaticus , or the Oxford Ragwort been called Senecio squalidus... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2014; US$ 20.78
Half the world?s population speaks a language that has evolved from a single, prehistoric mother tongue. A mother tongue first spoken in Stone Age times, on the steppes of central Eurasia 6,500 years ago. It was so effective that it flourished for two thousand years. It was a language that spread from the shores of the Black Sea across almost all... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2014; US$ 16.00
Harness the power of suffixes while adding more than 4,000 words to your Spanish vocabulary! How do you turn a boat into a boatload in Spanish? Or change bread into a baker?* It isn't magic, it's suffixes. When attached to base terms, they have the ability to change meanings to indicate quantity, profession, gender, size, status, relationship,... more...