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  • The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slangby John Ayto; John Simpson

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 16.00

    Slang is a colourful, alternative vocabulary. It bristles with humour, vituperation, prejudice, informality: the slang of English is English with its sleeves rolled up, its shirt-tails dangling, and its shoes covered in mud. This dictionary presents a panoramic view of twentieth century English slang from Britain, North America, Australia, and elsewhere... more...

  • Oxford Better Wordpowerby J. Whitcut

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 26.00

    This is a vocabulary building book for anyone who wants to improve their command of English. The first section provides a 'tool-kit' to improve confidence and understanding, while the second is a reference section for help with specific problems. A detailed contents list is provided. more...

  • Ernest Hemingway on Writingby Larry W. Phillips

    Scribner 2002; US$ 15.00

    An assemblage of reflections on the nature of writing and the writer from one the greatest American writers of the twentieth century. Throughout Hemingway?s career as a writer, he maintained that it was bad luck to talk about writing?that it takes off ?whatever butterflies have on their wings and the arrangement of hawk?s feathers if you show it or... more...

  • Language of Politicsby Adrian Beard

    Routledge 1999; US$ 28.95

    This accessible textbook in the Intertext series is unique in offering student's practical experience of textual analysis focused on the language of politics. It can be used individually or with the series core textbook. more...

  • Culture, Media, Languageby Stuart Hall et al

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 46.95

    A collection of the pioneering work from The Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies. more...

  • A Dictionary of Grammatical Terms in Linguisticsby R.L. Trask

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    Covers both current and traditional terminology in syntax and morphology. It includes descriptive terms, the major theoretical concepts, and the chief terms from mathematical and computational linguistics in over 1,500 entries. more...

  • The Good Grammar Guideby Richard Palmer

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 39.95

    This book is for anyone who wants to improve his or her knowledge of grammar and punctuation. It is written by an author who thinks that learning grammar should be fun. Plenty of sound and meticulous advice is offered in this friendly, enthusiastic guide. more...

  • An Encyclopedia of Languageby N.E. Collinge

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 440.00

    This well organised and usefully illustrated encyclopaedia explores human language from every angle, and provides comrehensive reference to the state of knowledge and future directions of its study. more...

  • Language of Metaphorsby Andrew Goatly

    Routledge 1997; US$ 49.95

    Combining insights from relevance theory and functional linguistics, Goatly provides a powerful model for understanding how metaphors work in real communicative situations. more...

  • The Elements of Journalismby Bill Kovach; Tom Rosenstiel

    Crown Publishing Group 2001; US$ 15.00

    In July 1997, twenty-five of America's most influential journalists sat down to try and discover what had happened to their profession in the years between Watergate and Whitewater. What they knew was that the public no longer trusted the press as it once had. They were keenly aware of the pressures that advertisers and new technologies were putting... more...