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  • New Insights into the Semantics of Legal Concepts and the Legal Dictionaryby Martina Bajcic

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2017; US$ 135.00

    This book focuses on legal concepts from the dual perspective of law and terminology. While legal concepts frame legal knowledge and take center stage in law, the discipline of terminology has traditionally been about concept description. Exploring topics common to both disciplines such as meaning, conceptualization and specialized knowledge transfer,... more...

  • A to Zby Sengupta Abhijit

    Hachette India 2017; Not Available

    Why do we need good –or better – EnglishJust 26 letters – five vowels and 21 consonants – have createdperhaps the largest lexicon in the world and made Englishglobally the most widely used language today for interactionin international trade, world sports and global politics, not toforget education.A to Z explores, letter by letter, how the English... more...

  • Words We Don't Use (Much Anymore)by Diarmaid Ó Muirithe

    Gill Books 2011; US$ 0.99

    Diarmaid O Muirithe's column Words We Use was a feature of The Irish Times over many years and has formed a critically acclaimed book of the same name. Words We Don't Use (much anymore) is a highly entertaining compendium of words which are either on the brink of extinction or have already been deemed obsolete by the great dictionaries. O’... more...

  • Do You Speak American?by Robert Macneil; William Cran

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 23.95

    Is American English in decline? Are regional dialects dying out? Is there a difference between men and women in how they adapt to linguistic variations? These questions, and more, about our language catapulted Robert MacNeil and William Cran—the authors (with Robert McCrum) of the language classic The Story of English —across the country in search... more...

  • Hot for Wordsby Marina Orlova

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    Brilliant philologist and sexy YouTube sensation Marina Orlova is Hot For Words —and you will be too when you join her on a titillating journey through the origins and meanings of words and phrases. Combining fascinating philology and etymology with provocative, full-colored photos of the alluring author, Hot For Words makes intelligence almost... more...

  • Spanish Made Simpleby Judith Nemethy

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 15.00

    With more than 2.5 million copies in print, Spanish Made Simple is the bestselling title in the Made Simple series. For years, this trusted guide has led students, tourists, and business travelers step-by-step through the basic vocabulary and grammar of this most-studied foreign language. Thoroughly revised and updated for our increasingly... more...

  • Language in Australiaby Suzanne Romaine

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 82.00

    Linguists and non-linguists will find in this volume a guide and reference source to the rich linguistic heritage of Australia. more...

  • The Secret Life of Wordsby Henry Hitchings

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 6.79

    Words are essential to our everyday lives. An average person spends his or her day enveloped in conversations, e-mails, phone calls, text messages, directions, headlines, and more. But how often do we stop to think about the origins of the words we use? Have you ever thought about which words in English have been borrowed from Arabic, Dutch, or Portuguese?... more...

  • Wordwatchingby Alex Horne

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 14.09

    Alex Horne loves words. He loves them so much, in fact, that he's gone on a mental safari and invented some of his own ... all he needs to do now is get them into the dictionary. But, as Alex discovers, gaining entry into the official lexicon takes more than just a gentle word in the ear of the editor. Evidence is required - Alex needs what the dictionary... more...

  • Pukka and Fremdby Doug Pike

    Mushroom Publishing 2011; US$ 2.99

    Ever had a tranq slipped into your twanky? Ever come across a pawky chouser that was adept at loo? Or (and I promise, this is the last one), have you ever swilled skookum saloop? If your answer to all of the above is a resounding no and you’re curious as to what those bizarre words mean, then Pukka & Fremd is the book for you. Pukka & Fremd is not,... more...