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  • The Unfolding Of Language by Guy Deutscher
    The Unfolding Of Language (English, Paperback) Guy Deutscher

    'Language is mankind's greatest invention - except of course, that it was never invented.' So begins Guy Deutscher's fascinating investigation into the evolution of language.

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  • Pop Goes the Weasel by Albert Jack
    Pop Goes the Weasel (Paperback) Albert Jack

    Who were Mary Quite Contrary and Georgie Porgie? How could Hey Diddle Diddle offer an essential astronomy lesson? And if Ring a Ring a Roses isn't about catching the plague, then what is it really about? This title explores the strange histories behind the nursery rhymes we thought we knew, showing that their real meanings are far from innocent.

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  • Runes by Martin Findell
    Runes (Paperback) Martin Findell

    Runes employ many techniques from informal scratchings to sophisticated inlaid designs on weapons, or the exquisite relief carvings of the Franks Casket. This book tells the story of runes from their mysterious origins, their development as a script, to their use and meaning in the modern world.

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  • A Brief History of the Verb <i>To Be</i> by Andrea Moro
    A Brief History of the Verb <i>To Be</i> (English, Hardback) Andrea Moro

    A journey through linguistic time and space, from Aristotle through the twentieth century's "era of syntax," in search of a dangerous verb and its significance.

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  • The Horse, the Wheel, and Language by David W. Anthony
    The Horse, the Wheel, and Language (English, Paperback) David W. Anthony

    Roughly half the world's population speaks languages derived from a shared linguistic source known as Proto-Indo-European. But who were the early speakers of this ancient mother tongue, and how did they manage to spread it around the globe? This title reveals how their domestication of horses and use of the wheel spread language.

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  • Through the Language Glass by Guy Deutscher
    Through the Language Glass (English, Paperback) Guy Deutscher

    "Guy Deutscher is that rare beast, an academic who talks good sense about linguistics... Observer*Does language reflect the culture of a society? A delightful amalgam of cultural history and popular science, this book explores some of the most fascinating and controversial questions about language, culture and the human mind.

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  • Language of the Third Reich by Victor Klemperer
    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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  • Sounds Appealing by David Crystal
    Sounds Appealing (Hardback) David Crystal

    It's not what you say, it's the way that you say it ... ...

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  • Italian Slanguage by Mike Ellis
    Italian Slanguage (Multiple languages, Paperback) Mike Ellis

    Learn simple Italian faster than you can say arrivederci!...

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  • Words and the First World War by Julian Walker
    Words and the First World War (English, Paperback) Julian Walker

    "The experiences could be understood only as being of such extremity that they stood beyond written words; it was not a failure of language, but a view that, for the individual, language, particularly written words, and the enormity of the experience were not matched."...

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  • Lmh Official Dictionary Of Jamaican Words And Proverbs by Kevin Harris
    Lmh Official Dictionary Of Jamaican Words And Proverbs (English, Hardback) Kevin Harris

    As Jamaica expands its reach into the world and the interest in its culture and history grows, more and more people have asked for a series of titles that capture the colour and style of the everyday Jamaican lifestyle. Following in the footsteps of the popular and fun Jamaican Dancehall Dictionary comes this guide to words and proverbs. Illustrated throughout with humorous b/w line drawings.

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  • Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang by John Ayto
    Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang (English, Paperback) John Ayto

    Drawing on the unique resources of the Oxford English Dictionary and offering coverage of over 6,000 slang words and expressions from the Cockney 'abaht' to the American term 'zowie', this is the most lively and authoritative dictionary of slang from the 20th and 21st centuries.

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  • The Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology by C. T. Onions
    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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  • Attitudes to Language by Dan Clayton
    Attitudes to Language (English, Paperback) Dan Clayton

    Essential study guides for the future linguist.

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  • The Indo-European Controversy by Asya Pereltsvaig
    The Indo-European Controversy (English, Paperback) Asya Pereltsvaig, Martin W. Lewis

    This book challenges media-celebrated evolutionary studies linking Indo-European languages to Neolithic Anatolia, instead defending traditional practices in historical linguistics.

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  • The Oxford Handbook of Names and Naming by Carole Hough
    The Oxford Handbook of Names and Naming (English, Paperback) Carole Hough

    This handbook offers an up-to-date account of the state of the art in different areas of onomastics, in a format that is both useful for specialists and accessible to the general reader. International experts examine name theory, place and personal names, names in literature, socio-onomastics, names and other disciplines, and other types of names.

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  • A Linguistic History of Ancient Cyprus by Philippa M. Steele
    A Linguistic History of Ancient Cyprus (English, Paperback) Philippa M. Steele

    The first comprehensive treatment of the languages and scripts of Cyprus, from the Late Bronze Age to the Hellenistic Period.

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  • Aussie Slang Dictionary by Lolla Stewart
    Aussie Slang Dictionary (Paperback) Lolla Stewart

    Revised and updated edition of the entertaining guide to deciphering and speaking the true Aussie language, full of true-blue Aussie word definitions.

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  • The English Language: A Very Short Introduction by Simon Horobin
    The English Language: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) Simon Horobin

    How has the English language evolved into the version we know today? How will it develop in future? Is it changing for the better or the worse? Simon Horobin's entertaining Very Short Introduction engages with these often heated debates, giving the historical and linguistic framework which will enable well informed discussion.

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  • The Naming of the Shrew by John Wright
    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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