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  • Queen's Englishby Bernard C. Lamb

    Michael O' Mara Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    Shows how the English language, used properly, has power to instruct, move and entertain people, but used incorrectly, can lead to a lack of clarity and confusion. This book informs readers how to use the basics of grammar, punctuation and spelling, and teaches the tips and tricks of style, rhetoric, vocabulary and the use of foreign phrases. more...

  • Eish, but is it English?by Rajend Mesthrie

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2011; US$ 10.00

    "What makes South African English different? Have you ever wondered where the words ‘gogga’, ‘tsotsi’ and ‘larney’ come from? Did you know that the first sentence uttered by a South African in English may have been spoken by a Khoikhoi man in 1613? South African English is unique and is made up of several varieties. This entertaining and informative... more...

  • Harvey Wallbangers and Tam O'Shantersby Martin Hannan

    John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 1.44

    Did you know that Maria Ann Smith was genuinely a grandmother who died not knowing that she had given the world one of the best varieties of apple? Or that the word tawdry, meaning tacky or tasteless, has its origins in the fate of a seventh-century Saxon princess, Etheldreda, who was canonised and became St Audrey? Or that when we say Fanny Adams,... more...

  • Le Bumper Book of Franglaisby Miles Kington

    Old Street Publishing 2011; US$ 7.99

    Franglais is the ultimate invented language. A source of unending delight to anyone who did French at school, it is the creation of the great English humorist Miles Kington. This new collection brings together the best pieces written in the two-and-a-half decades up to the author's tragic death in 2008. Each appears in paperback for the first time,... more...

  • Lost Englishby Chris Roberts

    Michael O'Mara 2012; US$ 2.99

    In the last thirty years or so a large number of once commonplace words, phrases and expressions have disappeared without trace from common usage. And with them, too, have gone a number of goods, services and everyday objects that were once an important part of our everyday lives. Where did they go and why? Lost English takes a look at how our language... more...

  • A Dictionary of Hong Kong Englishby Patrick J. Cummings; Hans-Georg Wolf

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2011; US$ 15.00

    This book is the first dictionary of Hong Kong English and one of the few non-native variety dictionaries of English. It includes only words and word senses that are particular to this variety or have a specific reference to Hong Kong, and thus contributes to legitimizing Hong Kong English as a variety in its own right. more...

  • Writingby Facts On File

    Infobase Publishing 2012; US$ 24.95

    Writing covers 20 writing careers for anyone interested in having their work appear in books, magazines, newspapers, advertisements, radio, film, television, or online. more...

  • Collaborative Learning and Writingby Kathleen M. Hunzer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 55.00

    Although most writing instructors know the benefits of collaborative learning and writing in college writing classes, many remain unsure how to implement collaborative techniques successfully in the classroom. This collection provides a diversity of voices that address the "how tos" of collaborative learning and writing by addressing key... more...

  • Early Middle English Syntaxby Lilo Moessner

    De Gruyter 1989; US$ 154.00

    Die Buchreihe Linguistische Arbeiten (LA) trägt wesentlich zur aktuellen linguistischen Theoriebildung im Bereich der allgemeinen und einzelsprachlichen Linguistik bei. Veröffentlicht werden hochwertige Arbeiten, die aktuelle Fragestellungen bearbeiten und die Entwicklung der Sprachwissenschaft, synchron oder diachron, empirisch oder... more...

  • English in the Worldby Philip Seargeant; Joan Swann

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    English in the World: History, Diversity, Change examines the English language as it has developed through history and is used across the globe today. The first half of the book outlines the history of the language from its fifth-century roots through its development as a national, a colonial, and now a global language. In the second half, the focus... more...