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  • Dirty Italian
    Dirty Italian (Multiple languages, Paperback) Gabrielle Euvino

    A guide that reveals the contemporary colloquial language Italians actually speak. It presents cool things to say for all casual situations: shopping, parties, nightclubs, sporting events, and even romance and sex.

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  • The Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology
    The Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology (English, Hardback) C. T. Onions

    This book provides a brief account of the origins, history, and sense-development of more than 38,000 words.

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  • Not Enough Room to Swing a Cat
    Not Enough Room to Swing a Cat (Hardback) Martin Robson

    'As the crow flies","cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey"- many terms like these are used in everyday English language conversation and writing.

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  • Scorn
    Scorn (English, Hardback) Matthew Parris

    'He's 100% political herpes. Back in six months whatever you do. Or three days, like last time.' Camilla Long on Nigel Farage...

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  • Language of the Third Reich
    Language of the Third Reich (English, Paperback) Victor Klemperer

    Originally published in English: London; New Brunswick, N.J.: Athlone Press, 2000.

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  • American and British English
    American and British English (English, Paperback) Paul Baker

    Is British English becoming more like American English? Paul Baker tracks the changes, trends and distinctions of both languages to answer this question.

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  • The Naming of the Shrew
    The Naming of the Shrew (English, Paperback) John Wright

    Latin names - frequently unpronounceable, all too often wrong and always a tiny puzzle to unravel - have been annoying the layman since they first became formalised as scientific terms in the eighteenth century. ...

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  • Indo-European Language and Culture
    Indo-European Language and Culture (English, Paperback) Benjamin W. Fortson

    This revised and expanded edition provides a comprehensive overview of comparative Indo-European linguistics and the branches of the Indo-European language family, covering both linguistic and cultural material. Now offering even greater coverage than the first edition, it is the definitive introduction to the field.

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  • A History of the Irish Language
    A History of the Irish Language (English, Paperback) Aidan Doyle

    This book traces the history of the Irish language from the time of the Norman invasion to independence. Aidan Doyle addresses both the shifting position of Irish in society and the important internal linguistic changes that have taken place, and combines political, cultural, and linguistic history.

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  • Linguistics: A Very Short Introduction
    Linguistics: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) P. H. Matthews

    Covers the major aspects of linguistics. This guide begins at the 'arts' end of the subject and finishes at the 'science' end, with the discoveries regarding language in the brain. It looks at the prehistory of languages and their common origins, language and evolution, language in time and space, grammar and dictionaries and phonetics.

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  • Language Change
    Language Change (English, Paperback) Joan L. Bybee

    This new introduction explores all aspects of language change, with an emphasis on the role of cognition and language use.

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  • May We Borrow Your Language?
    May We Borrow Your Language? (English, Paperback) Philip Gooden

    A richly entertaining exploration of the origins of the words that English has borrowed from other languages over its 1500-year history.

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  • The Stories of English
    The Stories of English (Paperback) David Crystal

    This superbly well-informed - and also wonderfully entertaining - history of the English language answers all these questions, showing how the many strands of English (Standard English, dialect and slang among them) developed to create the richly-varied language of today.

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  • The Ancient Egyptian Language
    The Ancient Egyptian Language (English, Paperback) James P. Allen

    The first comprehensive study of how the phonology and grammar of ancient Egyptian changed over four millennia of language history.

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  • The Turkish Language Reform
    The Turkish Language Reform (English, Paperback) Geoffrey Lewis

    Designed to be accessible to the general reader as well as of interest to the scholar, this is an account of the transformation of Ottoman Turkish into modern Turkish, based on the author's knowledge and experience of the language, history, and people of Turkey.

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  • English Accents and Dialects
    English Accents and Dialects (English, Paperback) Arthur Hughes, Peter Trudgill

    English Accents and Dialects provides a unique introductory guide to the regional and social varieties of English spoken in the UK and Ireland.

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  • Tamil
    Tamil (English, Hardback) David Shulman

    Spoken by eighty million people, Tamil is one of the great world languages, and one of the few ancient languages that survives as a mother tongue. David Shulman presents a comprehensive cultural history of Tamil, emphasizing how its speakers and poets have understood the unique features of their language over its long history.

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  • The Cambridge History of Early Medieval English Literature
    The Cambridge History of Early Medieval English Literature (English, Paperback) Clare A. Lees

    This History presents an up-to-date, diverse and comprehensive account of writing in the early medieval period in the British Isles.

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  • World Englishes and Culture Wars
    World Englishes and Culture Wars (English, Hardback) Braj B. Kachru

    This book is about the contact of English with diverse languages and cultures, and its concurrent indigenization and speciation.

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  • Borrowing
    Borrowing (English, Paperback) Shana Poplack

    Studies of bilingual behavior have been proliferating for decades, yet short shrift has been given to its major manifestation, the incorporation of words from one language into the discourse of another....

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