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  • Vocabulary 4000by Jeff Kolby

    Nova Press 2001; US$ 9.95

    English offers perhaps the richest vocabulary of all languages, in part because its words are culled from so many languages. It is a shame that we do not tap this rich source more often in our daily conversation to express ourselves more clearly and precisely. Many a vocabulary book lists esoteric words we quickly forget or feel self-conscious using.... more...

  • Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writingby Mignon Fogarty

    Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 15.99

    Online sensation Grammar Girl makes grammar fun and easy in this New York Times bestseller Are you stumped by split infinitives? Terrified of using "who" when a "whom" is called for? Do you avoid the words "affect" and "effect" altogether? Grammar Girl is here to help! Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. Grammar Girl, is determined to wipe out bad grammar--but... more...

  • Oxford Guide to Plain Englishby Martin Cutts

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 13.99

    Plain English is the art of writing clearly, concisely, and in a way that precisely communicates your message to your intended audience. This book offers 25 practical guidelines helping you to improve your vocabulary, style, grammar, and layout to achieve clear writing. It gives expert advice on all aspects of the writing process: from avoiding jargon... more...

  • 500 Words You Should Knowby Caroline Taggart

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 9.99

    Ever wanted to ameliorate your atavistic lexicon, engage in a little intellectual badinage or been discombobulated by tricky diction? 500 Words You Should Know has you covered.Words are beautiful and versatile things, but when used incorrectly they can lose a lot in transition, and the more complex the word, the more misused it can become. And as words... more...

  • Meeting the Needs of Second Language Learnersby Judith Lessow-Hurley

    ASCD 2003; US$ 16.95

    An overview of the challenges of educating second language learners and a guide to a variety of strategies for effectively meeting their unique educational needs. more...

  • Essential Linguisticsby David E. Freeman; Yvonne S. Freeman

    Heinemann 2004; US$ 37.50

    With increased emphasis on phonemic awareness and phonics, teachers need to know how language works. Basic linguistic concepts can help them make decisions about how to teach reading, spelling, phonics, and grammar to all students, including English language learners. The Freemans explain essential linguistic concepts in a thorough but manageable manner,... more...

  • A Dictionary of Modern English Usageby H. W. Fowler; David Crystal

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 11.99

    No book had more influence on twentieth-century attitudes to the English language in Britain than Henry Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage. It rapidly became the standard work of reference for the correct use of English in terms of choice of words, grammar, and style. Much loved for his firm opinions, passion, and dry humour, Fowler has... more...

  • Troublesome Wordsby Bill Bryson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 15.98

    Troublesome Words is playful and riddlesome guide to the English language from the bestselling author of Notes from a Small Island and A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson What is the difference between mean and median , blatant and flagrant , flout and flaunt ? Is it whodunnit or whodunit ? Do you know? Are... more...

  • May I Quote You on That?by Stephen Spector

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 10.99

    We all use language in different ways, depending on the situations we find ourselves in. In formal contexts we are usually expected to use a formal level of Standard English-the English codified in grammars, usage guides, and dictionaries. In May I Quote You on That? Stephen Spector offers a new approach to learning Standard English grammar and usage.... more...

  • The Word Lover's Delightby From Ed. Of Captivate Network

    Kensington 2009; US$ 12.99

    Word Up! From amusia to xerophagy, from the ephemeral to the vituperative, The Word Lover's Delight is chockablock with words that are not only fascinating and unusual but that you can use in your everyday speech--to jaw-dropping effect. With a wide range of words, from the moderately difficult to the somewhat ostentatious, The Word... more...