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Vocabulary

  • The Cabinet of Linguistic Curiositiesby Paul Anthony Jones

    Elliott & Thompson 2017; US$ 11.99

    A whole year’s worth of linguistic curiosities, just waiting to be discovered. Within these pages you might leap back in time, learn about linguistic trivia, follow a curious thread or wonder at the web of connections in the English language. 1 January quaaltagh (n.) the first person you meet on New Year’s Day 1 April dorbellist (n.) ... more...

  • Speak and Read Japaneseby Larry Herzberg

    Stone Bridge Press 2017; US$ 9.99

    A handy supplement for learning 300 of the most common Japanese words, works with any textbook! more...

  • The Stories of Slangby Jonathon Green

    Little, Brown Book Group 2017; US$ 15.99

    Like the flesh-and-blood humans whose uncensored emotions it represents, slang's obsessions are sex, the body and its functions, and intoxication: drink and drugs. Slang does not do kind. It's about hatreds - both intimate and and national - about the insults that follow on, the sneers and the put-downs. Caring, sharing and compassion? Not at this... more...

  • Creativity and English Language Teachingby Alan Maley; Tamas Kiss

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 94.19

    This book offers a unique perspective on creativity in an educational environment where there is a relative dearth of literature on this subject. The authors link practice and principle to provide a practical and valuable guide for more creative language learning and teaching, using not only theoretical ideas but useful practical advice and recommendations... more...

  • African Languages/Langues Africainesby P. Ak?j?obi Nwachukwu

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 110.00

    Volume 2 of African Languages includes articles originally published in 1976, written in French and English on educational, literary, cultural, historical and socio-linguistic aspects of language in Africa, as well as descriptive and comparative studies. Among others there are chapters on an early Vai manuscript from Liberia, John Clarke's unidentified... more...

  • African Languages/Langues Africainesby P. Ak?j?obi Nwachukwu

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 110.00

    Volume 3 of African Languages includes articles originally published in 1977, written in French and English on educational, literary, cultural, historical and socio-linguistic aspects of language in Africa, as well as descriptive and comparative studies. Among others there are chapters on the national language issue in Africa (Akan in Ghana), a socio-linguistic... more...

  • Routledge Revivals: Language in Tanzania (1980)by Edgar C. Polomé; C. P. Hill

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 150.00

    Originally published in 1980, Language in Tanzania presents a comprehensive overview of the Survey of Language Use and Language Teaching in Eastern Africa. Using extensive research carried out by an interdisciplinary group of international and local scholars, the survey also covers Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Zambia. The book represents one of the... more...

  • La Langue Berbèreby André Basset

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 95.00

    Originally published in 1952, this volume shows the structural characteristics of the Berber language and its interrelations as far as these are known; the distribution of the language and the numbers speaking it; its use as literary and educational media and as a lingua franca. more...

  • Practical Orthography of African Languagesby International African Institute

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 110.00

    The first edition of the Practical Orthography of African Languages was a best-seller and this and the following volume re-issues the second edition, in English and French. Originally published in 1930, it provided an invaluable solution to the problem of finding a practical and uniform method of writing African languages. The volume is bound with... more...

  • Corpus Linguistics for Vocabularyby Pawe? Szudarski

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 39.95

    Corpus Linguistics for Vocabulary provides a practical introduction to using corpus linguistics in vocabulary studies. Using freely available corpus tools, the author provides a step-by-step guide on how corpora can be used to explore key vocabulary-related research questions and topics such as: The frequency of English words and how to choose... more...