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Language: history & general works

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The ancient Egyptian language
Our Price: £22.49
This book, the first of its kind, examines how the phonology and grammar of the ancient Egyptian language changed over more than three thousand years ...
A practical introduction to phonetics
Our Price: £22.50
An understanding of phonetics - of the mechanisms of speech, of how the sounds of language are produced, and of how they can be analysed and classifie...

Mrs Moreau's warbler
Our Price: £8.99
Swallow and starling, puffin and peregrine, blue tit and blackcap. We use these names so often that few of us ever pause to wonder about their origins...
Don't believe a word
Our Price: £15.29
Everyone likes to think they know a bit about language:There's a term in Portuguese you simply can't translate The origin of a word tells you how it s...

The story of be
Our Price: £11.69
It's the most simple, unassuming, innocent-looking verb: 'to be'. Yet it is jam-packed with more different meanings, forms, and uses than any other En...
Motherfoclóir
Our Price: £9.89
Bestseller & Winner of the Popular Non-Fiction Irish Book Award. 'Thought-provoking, irreverent and often laugh-out-loud hilarious' Irish Independ...

Vulgar tongues
Our Price: £13.49
Slang is the language of pop culture, low culture, street culture, underground movements and secret societies; depending on your point of view, it is ...
Seriously funny, and other oxymorons
Our Price: £8.99
'Brilliant! Will make a perfect Xmas stocking filler' Bronya Ralley'Delightful. This dip-in-anywhere book put a smile on my face from the first page ....

Through the language glass
Our Price: £8.99
Guy Deutscher is that rare beast, an academic who talks good sense about linguistics... he argues in a playful and provocative way, that our mother t...
Is that a fish in your ear?
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Is That a Fish in Your Ear? by David Bellos asks: how do we really make ourselves understood to other people? This funny, wise and life-affirming lang...

A conspiracy of ravens
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'A murder of crows', 'a charm of goldfinches', 'an ostentation of peacocks': collective nouns for British birds have existed since at least the mid fi...
Keywords
Our Price: £8.99
Raymond Williams' seminal exploration of the history of meaning of some of the most important words in the English language.First published in 1976, a...

Quantitative research methods for linguistics
Our Price: £28.79
Quantitative Research Methods for Linguistics provides an accessible introduction to research methods for undergraduates undertaking research for th...
The English language
Our Price: £8.09
The English language is spoken by more than a billion people throughout the world. But where did English come from? And how has it evolved into the la...

The secret life of language
Our Price: £11.69
This book looks at how language has evolved around the globe from ancestral proto-languages to our recognisable modern tongues. It demonstrates how la...
Swear!ng is g*od f*r you
Our Price: £11.69
Swearing, it turns out, is an incredibly useful part of our linguistic repertoire. Not only has some form of swearing existed since the earliest human...

Moranifesto
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'I've lived through ten iOS upgrades on my Mac - and that's just something I use to muck about on Twitter. Surely capitalism is due an upgrade or two?...
Craic baby
Our Price: £7.19
From the author of the bestselling Motherfoclóir, Non-fiction Irish Book of the Year. A TLS BOOK OF THE YEAR. What do we talk about when we talk about...

The happiness dictionary
Our Price: £13.49
'A delightful compendium' - Evening StandardHave you ever had a feeling that you couldn't quite describe, because no English word exists for it?Indeed...
Hellenistic and biblical Greek
Our Price: £27.89
This Hellenistic Greek reader is designed for students who have completed one or more years of Greek and wish to improve their reading ability and gai...