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  • Language: A Linguistic Introduction to Historyby J. Vendryes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 55.95

    Originally published between 1920-70, The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize the most up to date findings and theories of historians,... more...

  • Global English Slangby Julie Coleman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    Global English Slang brings together nineteen key international experts and provides a timely and essential overview of English slang around the world today. The book illustrates the application of a range of different methodologies to the study of slang and demonstrates the interconnection between the different sub-fields of linguistics. A key... more...

  • English for Au Pairsby Lucy Curtis; Lucy Letherland

    Marion Boyars 2014; US$ 8.75

    English for Au Pairs has interlinked stories about a group of au pairs new to England. Marta, an 18-year-old from Poland arrives in the UK to work as an au pair. Throughout her year-long stay she has many different experiences - some bad, some good - but with the support of her host family she finds new friends and improves her English. English for... more...

  • Greatest Scouse One-Linersby Ian Black

    Black & White Publishing 2013; US$ 2.17

    Scouse One-Liners is the latest collection showcasing the Scouse skill for straightforward insults, sly digs and outright threats, culled from pubs and clubs Liverpool-wide by Ian Black, master of the quick sidestep. Uproariously witty and full of unforgettable sidesplitting sayings, this is one book that will have you crying with laughter and reciting... more...

  • English Transcription Courseby Maria Lecumberri; J. A. Maidment

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    Have you ever been confused by the fact that the words 'though' and 'bough' are pronounced differently, or frustrated by the realisation that 'hint' and 'pint' don't rhyme? It is well known that the spelling system of English is notoriously unhelpful as an indicator of how to pronounce English words. Spoken and written representations of English are... more...

  • The English Writing Systemby Vivian J Cook

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    English is increasingly becoming the world's lingua franca. If we are not native speakers of one of the many varieties of English, then we may be students of English, or use English regularly for academic or business purposes. The English Language series, which is international in focus, aims to synthesize the wealth of existing linguistic research... more...

  • The Cultural Politics of English as an International Languageby Alastair Pennycook

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    Covering a wide range of areas including international politics, colonial history, critical pedagogy, postcolonial literature and applied linguitics, this book examines ways to understand the cultural and political implications of the global spread of English. Firstly, it explores how a particular view of English as an international language has come... more...

  • Revisiting Truth, Beauty,and Justice: Evaluating With Validity in the 21st Centuryby James C. Griffith; Bianca Montrosse-Moorhead

    Wiley 2014; US$ 29.00 US$ 25.13

    This issue discusses ways of constructing, organizing, and managing arguments for evaluation. Not focued solely on the logic of evaluation or predictive validity, it discusses the various elements needed to construct evaluation arguments that are compelling and influential by virtue of the truth, beauty, and justice they express. Through exposition,... more...

  • Verborgen, unsichtbar, unlesbar ? zur Problematik restringierter Schriftpräsenzby Tobias Frese; Wilfried E. Keil; Kristina Krüger

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 0.00

    From the perspective of early modernity, the presence of writing is linked to its visibility and legibility. This may be a questionable assumption, and it was especially problematic for writers in the premodern era, for whom concealment and veiling played such an important role. The aim of this book is to critically examine the category... more...

  • Eats, Shites & Leavesby A. Parody

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 2.99

    Featuring a plethora of examples that show how to get the worst out of the world's most commonly spoken language, Eats, Shites and Leaves is a wittily informative insight into how the English language can be used and abused in the twenty-first century more...