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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • An Unkindness of Ravensby Chloe Rhodes

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 9.99

    Why are geese in a gaggle? Are crows really murderous? And what makes lions so proud? Collective nouns are one of the most charming oddities of the English language, often with seemingly bizarre connections to the groups they identify. But have you ever stopped to wonder where these peculiar terms actually came from? Most of those found in this... more...

  • A Student Handbook of Greek and English Grammarby Robert Mondi; Peter L. Corrigan

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2013; US$ 13.50

    The study of classical languages by earlier generations of English-speaking students was greatly facilitated by the study of English grammar in the schools, a tradition now out of favor but one that emphasized precisely the concepts, terms, and constructions needed for the study of Greek and Latin. Recent classical language textbooks, while presuming... more...

  • Leaves on the Lineby Simon Toseland

    Pavilion Books 2013; US$ 7.99

    In every walk of life, from relationships, to work, to politics, sport and the news, our everyday use of English harbours duplicities of meaning. We say 'I'm sorry' when we mean 'absolute nonsense', and write 'Yours faithfully' when we're thinking 'Sod you!' Jealousy, rage, love, affection we're equally good at disguising them all. Leaves on the Line... more...

  • Higher English Language for CfE: Answers and Marking Schemesby Mary M. Firth; Andrew G. Ralston; John Mitchell

    Hodder Education 2015; US$ 48.00

    A book of extremely detailed suggested marking instructions to use alongside the student book. This book of suggested answers offers extremely detailed marking instructions to use alongside the student book, that highlight where students can gain - or lose - the extra marks that influence grade awards. This book is photocopiable within the institution... more...

  • Higher English for CfE: The Textbookby Jane Cooper; John Mitchell

    Hodder Education 2015; US$ 23.98

    Ensure your students are prepared for every aspect of their assessment with the only textbook that offers comprehensive coverage of the new syllabus requirements. - Written by a highly experienced bestselling author. - Covers the new specification with all the new topics in the SQA examinations. - Provides thorough exam preparation, with graded Practice... more...

  • The Art of Scratchingby Shazea Quiraishi

    Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 15.99

    ?Taking inspiration from sources including historical and medical texts, curator’s notes and the Complete Kama Sutra, Shazea Quraishi’s poems explore love and loss through a range of voices: an Iraqi mother holds her fragile son; under the guise of ardour, a courtesan searches a client for signs of the woman she loves; a wife is unsettled... more...

  • Slangby Eric Partridge

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    First published in 1933, this book explores both contemporary and historical slang, focusing on the characteristics and quirks of the English and American languages. As well as looking at commonly used slang, there are sections that give the reader insight into more unusual areas such as Cockney slang, slang in journalism and slang in commerce, as... more...