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  • Written in Stoneby Christopher Stevens

    Ebury Publishing 2014; US$ 18.32

    Half the world’s population speaks a language that has evolved from a single, prehistoric mother tongue. A mother tongue first spoken in Stone Age times, on the steppes of central Eurasia 6,500 years ago. It was so effective that it flourished for two thousand years. It was a language that spread from the shores of the Black Sea across almost all... more...

  • Chinese Flash Cards Volume 3by Philip Yungkin Lee; Jun Yang

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 27.99

    Flash cards are one of the quintessential keys to successful language learning, and Chinese Flash Cards ebook Volume 3 contains all the necessary ingredients you need to read and write Chinese. Many Chinese language students understand that there are three secrets to committing these Chinese characters, or Hanzi, to memory: start with the basic... more...

  • A Chinese Phrase A Day Practice Padby Sam Brier; Xia Lu

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 12.99

    A Chinese Phrase A Day is a fun, less-intimidating way to learn Chinese! Part of Tuttle's best-selling page-a-day line, this new edition teaches useful everyday phrases and words. Although more people are studying the Chinese language than ever before, others are still wary of starting because they believe, "it's too difficult." But A Chinese... more...

  • The Language of Londonby Daniel Smith

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 6.99

    This beautifully presented and accessible guide is the perfect companion to learning the phrases of London's East End and the interesting origins behind Cockney Rhyming Slang - a language first invented as a secret code among the thieves of London's underworld. Organized thematically, rather than alphabetically, this book allows the reader to gain... more...

  • An Etymological Dictionary of Modern English, Vol. 1by Ernest Weekley

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 18.95

    Volume 1 of 2. Classic contains most of the more common words, plus slang, archaic words and phrases, and common foreign words. Roots are identified, colloquial usages and alternate spellings are given. more...

  • An Etymological Dictionary of Modern English, Vol. 2by Ernest Weekley

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 18.95

    Volume 2 of 2. Classic contains most of the more common words, plus slang, archaic words and phrases, and common foreign words. Roots are identified, colloquial usages and alternate spellings are given. more...

  • The Making of Englishby Henry Bradley

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 9.95

    This etymological tour de force was written by a self-taught farmer's son who became a world-famous linguist and senior editor of the Oxford English Dictionary . By the time he was a teenager, Henry Bradley (1845-1923) had immersed himself in several classical languages. His achievements were ultimately recognized with honorary degrees from Oxford... more...

  • Bullshitby Mark Peters

    Crown/Archetype 2015; US$ 16.00

    An irreverent lexicon of the seemingly infinite ways we call bullshit, written by a McSweeney's columnist and etymologist, illustrated by a New Yorker -contributing cartoonist. What's the difference between "balderdash" and "drivel"? Where did "mumbo-jumbo" come from? How should you use "meadow mayonnaise"? What's "felgercarb" and which popular... more...

  • A Middle English Reader and Vocabularyby Kenneth Sisam; J. R. R. Tolkien

    Dover Publications 2011; US$ 6.99

    This highly respected anthology of medieval English literature features poetry, prose and popular tales from Arthurian legend and classical mythology. Includes notes on each extract, appendices, and an extensive glossary by J. R. R. Tolkien . more...

  • An Etymological Dictionary of the English Languageby Walter W. Skeat

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 39.95

    This reference traces English words back to their Indo-European roots. Each entry features a brief definition, identifies the language of origin, and employs a few illustrative quotations. An extensive appendix includes prefixes, suffixes, more. more...