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  • Beyond Wordsby John Humphrys

    Hodder & Stoughton 2009; US$ 12.99

    'Wonderfully spirited' DAILY MAIL The follow-up to the Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller Lost for Words , from Today presenter and national treasure John Humphrys. From the huge response to Lost for Words , it's clear that many of us share John's strong feelings about the use and misuse of the English language. Not because we want to... more...

  • In Love with Norma Loquendiby William Safire

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 25.00

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist describes his lifelong fascination with  Norma Loquendi --common speech--in a collection of columns that celebrates the mysteries and continual evolution of the English language. From the Hardcover edition. more...

  • The Surgeon of Crowthorneby Simon Winchester

    Penguin Books Ltd 2002; US$ 14.09

    The making of the Oxford English Dictionary was a monumental 50 year task requiring thousands of volunteers. One of the keenest volunteers was a W C Minor who astonished everyone by refusing to come to Oxford to receive his congratulations. In the end, James Murray, the OED's editor, went to Crowthorne in Berkshire to meet him. What he found was incredible... more...

  • Port Out, Starboard Homeby Michael Quinion

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 11.27

    Can it really be true that 'golf' stands for 'Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden'? Or that 'rule of thumb' comes from an archaic legal principle that a man may chastise his wife, but only with a rod no thicker than his thumb? These and hundreds of other stories are commonly told and retold whenever people meet. They grow up in part because expressions... more...

  • Quoth the Mavenby William Safire

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 25.00

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist discusses contemporary figures of speech, from witty stories about expressions such as "kiss and tell" and "stab in the back" to the evolution of "read my lips." NOTE: This edition does not include illustrations. more...

  • Teaching and Learning Terminologyby Amparo Alcina

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 128.00

    This volume, which was originally published in Terminology 15:1 (2009), presents and reflects on experiences dealing with terminology training, from a theoretical, practical and professional perspective. Terminology is part of the programmes of several (post)graduate courses, such as Translating and Interpreting, Applied Languages, Information Science... more...

  • Language Arts Skills & Strategies Level 4by Pearl Production

    Saddleback Educational Publishing 2005; US$ 33.95

    Here's a great English-language arts program that is equally appropriate for younger students working at grade level and older students who have "forgotten" or never mastered the basics. The friendly look and tone of this series belies the comprehensive sweep of the instructional sequence. Every topic--from capitalization and punctuation to transitive/intransitive... more...

  • Language Arts Skills & Strategies Level 5by Pearl Production

    Saddleback Educational Publishing 2005; US$ 33.95

    Here's a great English-language arts program that is equally appropriate for younger students working at grade level and older students who have "forgotten" or never mastered the basics. The friendly look and tone of this series belies the comprehensive sweep of the instructional sequence. Every topic--from capitalization and punctuation to transitive/intransitive... more...

  • Language Arts Skills & Strategies Level 7by Pearl Production

    Saddleback Educational Publishing 2005; US$ 33.95

    Here's a great English-language arts program that is equally appropriate for younger students working at grade level and older students who have "forgotten" or never mastered the basics. The friendly look and tone of this series belies the comprehensive sweep of the instructional sequence. Every topic--from capitalization and punctuation to transitive/intransitive... more...

  • 250 Essential Japanese Kanji Characters Volume 2 Revisedby Kanji Text Research Group University of Tokyo

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 16.95

    Everyday tasks like finding a street address or buying a train ticket can be an ordeal in Japan if you don't read kanji–the system of Japanese writing based on Chinese characters. Unfortunately, the kanji characters taught in most textbooks are not always those that you'll encounter in everyday situations. To fill this gap, a group of teachers from... more...