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  • British Sign Language For Dummies by City Lit Centre for the Deaf (London, England)
    British Sign Language For Dummies (English, Paperback) City Lit Centre for the Deaf (London, England)

    BSL is the language used by the Deaf Community in the UK and is an officially recognised language in its own right. It has its own grammar and syntax, which are completely different from the grammatical rules of English.

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  • Dutch For Dummies by Margreet Kwakernaak
    Dutch For Dummies (English, Paperback) Margreet Kwakernaak

    Dutch is spoken by 23 million people, mainly in the Netherlands and Belgium, and is an official EU language. For English speakers, written Dutch can be fairly straightforward to pick up, although the pronunciation can be more of a challenge.

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  • Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott
    Bird By Bird (English, Paperback) Anne Lamott

    "A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer's world and its treacherous swamps." --Los Angeles Times...

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  • Spanish for Dummies, Audio Set by Jessica Langemeier
    Spanish for Dummies, Audio Set (Multiple languages, Audio cassette) Jessica Langemeier

    3 hours of lessons on 3 CDs! The fun and easy way to communicate effectively in a new language! Want to speak Spanish? Don't have a lot of time? This practical audio set is designed to help you learn quickly and easily at home or on the road.

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  • British Sign Language: Teach Yourself by Paul Redfern
    British Sign Language: Teach Yourself (English, Mixed media product) Paul Redfern, Deafworks

    Get Started in British Sign Language is the ideal self-access course to teach BSL to hearing learners.

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  • French All-in-One For Dummies by Consumer Dummies
    French All-in-One For Dummies (Multiple languages, Paperback) Consumer Dummies

    Your comprehensive guide to speaking, reading, and writing in French French is a beautiful language but can be quite difficult to learn. Whether you need to learn the language for a French class, or for business or leisure travel, French for Dummies All-In-One makes it easier.

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  • Metaphors We Live by by George Lakoff
    Metaphors We Live by (English, Paperback) George Lakoff, Mark Johnson

    George Lakoff and Mark Johnson suggest that basic metaphors used in everyday speech not only affect the way we communicate ideas, but actually structure our perceptions and understandings from the beginning.

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  • Russian for Dummies, 2nd Edition with CD by Andrew Kaufman
    Russian for Dummies, 2nd Edition with CD (Multiple languages, Paperback) Andrew Kaufman, Serafima Gettys

    The fast and easy way to learn to speak Russian With Russia in line to host the World Cup in 2018, the Winter Olympics in 2014, as well as a Formula 1 Grand Prix, interest in Russia is on the rise.

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  • Polish For Dummies by Daria Gabryanczyk
    Polish For Dummies (Multiple languages, Paperback) Daria Gabryanczyk

    The ultimate quick and easy guide to learning Polish Polish can be a difficult language to master. It is pronounced phonetically and has several unique characters in its alphabet, but with Polish For Dummies in hand, you'll find yourself speaking like a local in no time.

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  • This Little Art by Kate Briggs
    This Little Art (English, Paperback) Kate Briggs

    An essay with the reach and momentum of a novel, Kate Briggs's THIS LITTLE ART is a genre-bending song for the practice of literary translation, offering fresh, fierce and timely thinking on reading, writing and living with the works of others.

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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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  • German All-In-One for Dummies with CD by Wendy Foster
    German All-In-One for Dummies with CD (Multiple languages, Paperback) Wendy Foster, Paulina Christensen

    Learn to speak German? Easy. German All-in-One For Dummies conveniently combines titles from the German Dummies library into one handy guide that covers all of the bases of the German language. For those looking to master fluency in this popular language, this book and CD combo are an efficient and logical choice.

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  • Spanish For Dummies by Pedro Vazquez Bermejo
    Spanish For Dummies (English, Paperback) Pedro Vazquez Bermejo, Susana Wald

    Whether you want to take up Spanish from scratch or brush up on your existing skills, this practical, easy-to-follow guide is for you! Inside you'll find helpful lessons, cultural facts, handy references and much more, including a Spanish-English mini-dictionary and common verb lists.

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  • Spanish for Dummies, 2nd Edition with CD by Susana Wald
    Spanish for Dummies, 2nd Edition with CD (Multiple languages, Paperback) Susana Wald, Cecie Kraynak

    This hands-on resource shows you the ins and outs of the Spanish language and culture, acting as both a guidebook and a reference. This updated edition features hints to start speaking Spanish quickly, as well as common expressions and phrases that'll make you sound fluent.

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  • Latin For Dummies by Clfford A. Hull
    Latin For Dummies (Multiple languages, Paperback) Clfford A. Hull, Steven R. Perkins

    Earn-lay atin-Lay? No, not that kind of Latin! You can learn true Latin, with conjugations, declensions, and all those extra syllables - and it's easier than you think. In fact, most people mistakenly think of learning Latin as perhaps the most useless, tedious, and difficult thing to do on earth. They couldn't be more wrong.

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  • Japanese for Dummies, 2nd Edition with CD by Eriko Sato
    Japanese for Dummies, 2nd Edition with CD (Multiple languages, Paperback) Eriko Sato

    Learn to speak Japanese the fast and easy way Japanese is the gateway to the rich culture of the exciting and complex island nation of Japan. Some people get intimidated by the prospect of speaking Japanese worried that it's just too complex and different but these fears are unfounded.

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  • The Latin Inscriptions of Rome by Tyler Lansford
    The Latin Inscriptions of Rome (Multiple languages, Paperback) Tyler Lansford

    This unique guide will prove a fascinating and illuminating companion for both sophisticated visitors to the Eternal City and armchair travelers seeking a novel perspective into Rome's rich history.

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  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language For Dummies by Michelle M. Maxom
    Teaching English as a Foreign Language For Dummies (English, Paperback) Michelle M. Maxom

    Four hundred million people speak English as a native language and there are currently over one billion people learning it. English is the first choice for people looking to study a second language, and is seen by many as the world s universal language .

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  • The Penguin Guide to Punctuation by R. L. Trask
    The Penguin Guide to Punctuation (English, Paperback) R. L. Trask

    Effective and easy to follow, this step-by-step guide aims to dispel the mysteries of punctuation and prove a useful aid to writing clear English.

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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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