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  • Robert Hartwell Fiske's Dictionary of Unendurable Englishby Robert Hartwell Fiske

    Scribner 2011; US$ 17.00

    Robert Hartwell Fiske aims to eliminate laxity in language today by way of this witty and engaging reference. Fiske rails against "laxicographers and ding-a-linguists" who, with their misguided thinking, actually promote the dissolution of the English language. He also illustrates why dictionaries don't always provide the correct meaning or usage... more...

  • Grammar Girl's 101 Words Every High School Graduate Needs to Knowby Mignon Fogarty

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 6.99

    Millions of people around the world communicate better thanks to Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, whose top-rated weekly grammar podcast has been downloaded more than 30 million times. Now she's turning her attention to improving our vocabulary?one word at a time?with Grammar Girl's 101 Words Every High School Graduate Needs to Know . Not sure... more...

  • Essential English Grammar: Teach Yourselfby Ron Simpson

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 21.60

    Essential English Grammar is packed with easy-to-follow explanations and summaries, practical tips on how to avoid common grammar mistakes, interesting facts about the historical and regional use of English and a special section on punctuation. This clear, straightforward guide to modern English grammar will help you to improve your knowledge of the... more...

  • Essential English Grammar: Teach Yourselfby Ron Simpson

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; Not Available

    Essential English Grammar is packed with easy-to-follow explanations and summaries, practical tips on how to avoid common grammar mistakes, interesting facts about the historical and regional use of English and a special section on punctuation. This clear, straightforward guide to modern English grammar will help you to improve your knowledge of the... more...

  • Ex-Etiquette for Holidays and Other Family Celebrationsby Jann Blackstone-Ford; Sharyl Jupe

    Chicago Review Press 2007; US$ 9.95

    Through realistic and trusted advice, this innovative new guide brings the celebration back to the holidays for blended families. Answering a myriad of questions unique to blended families, this comprehensive resource offers suggestions on how to determine who hosts milestone birthday parties, bar and bat mitzvahs, and Quinceaneras; coordinate who... more...

  • A Reference Grammar of Frenchby R. E. Batchelor; M. Chebli-Saadi

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 43.00

    A lively, wide-ranging and original handbook on the structure of the French language. more...

  • Mind the Gaffeby R L Trask

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; Not Available

    Can anything be described as 'very real'? There are so many obstacles on the way to writing clear, precise ('accurate'?) English ('english'?) that it is a wonder ('wander'?) anyone ('any one' or 'anyone'?) can be understood. Fortunately, all those who have ever feared being shown up by using one of the twenty worst words and phrases to be avoided at... more...

  • Cheerio Tom, Dick and Harryby Ruth Wajnryb

    Allen & Unwin 2008; US$ 27.26

    Written with charm and quaint wit, this study embarks on a voyage of discovery among the words that once peppered the language of baby boomers and their parents to discover why they seem to be slipping from common use. Why is it that people don't say cheerio any more? Why did they in the first place? Do people still tinker with jalopies? And... more...

  • Grammar for Grown-upsby Katherine Fry; Rowena Kirton

    Random House 2012; US$ 16.23

    Agitated about apostrophes? Struggling with spelling? Dithering over dangling participles? Stumped by the subjunctive? Relax. Help is at hand... For native English speakers who realise that there is more to good English than meets the eye, but don't know where to start; for parents struggling to explain... more...

  • Teach Yourself Afrikaansby Helena van Schalkwyk

    Random House Struik 2012; US$ 12.00

    This manual teaches students with no previous experience or knowledge of the languages in carefully graded stages and by examples or exercises and focuses on everyday Afrikaans conversation and pronunciation. more...