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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 ...
How we talk
Our Price: £20.99
We all had teachers who scolded us over the use of um, uh-huh, oh, like, and mm-hmm. But as linguist N. J. Enfield reveals in How We Talk, these bad ...

The Cambridge introduction to Sanskrit
Our Price: £25.19
Ideal for courses in beginning Sanskrit or self-study, this textbook employs modern, tried-and-tested pedagogical methods and tools, but requires no p...
Do not pluck the beard of a stranger ... and other wise Gaelic proverbs
Our Price: £5.99
A collection of proverbs in the original Gaelic, and translated into English covering family, work, money, self-Improvement and food and drink amongst...

Speaking in tongues
Our Price: £9.00
Ever feel like you are pedalling in the choucroute? Been caught with your beard in the mailbox again? Or maybe you just wish everyone would stop ironi...
Through the language glass
Our Price: £9.99
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?
Our Price: £8.99
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...
Oxford dictionary of proverbs
Our Price: £8.99
This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English, utilizing the latest research from Oxford Di...

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 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...

Motherfocl?ir
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...
English grammar
Our Price: £44.99
This best-selling comprehensive descriptive grammar forms a complete course, ideal for all students studying English Language, whether on a course or ...

That's not English
Our Price: £8.09
In this brilliant transatlantic survival guide, Erin Moore examines the key differences between the British and the Americans through their language. ...
English with an accent
Our Price: £35.99
Since its initial publication, English with an Accent has provoked debate and controversy within classrooms through its in-depth scrutiny of American ...

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...
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 ...

Red herrings and white elephants
Our Price: £7.19
Bold as brass, cold feet, cock and bull, off the cuff, red herrings and white elephants - we use these phrases every day and yet have only the vaguest idea of where many of them come from. The origins of hundreds of common phrases are explained in this book.
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...

Photojournalism
Our Price: £89.99
This book explores the role of photographs in newspapers and online news, analyzing how meanings are made in images and exploring text-image relations...
Politicians and rhetoric
Our Price: £54.99
This analysis of the rhetoric of nine successfully persuasive politicians explains how their use of language created credible and consistent stories a...

An introduction to Chinese poetry
Our Price: £36.95
This innovative textbook for learning classical Chinese poetry moves beyond the traditional anthology of poems translated into English and instead b...
Coming home
Our Price: £11.69
'Some part of me believed I would become a more complete person if I spoke Irish, more in tune with my roots, my identity, my very being.' 'I was o...

Language change
Our Price: £25.99
How and why do languages change? Where does the evidence of language change come from? How do languages begin and end? This introduction to language c...
Language and linguistics
Our Price: £17.99
A comprehensive and critical A-Z guide to the main terms and concepts used in the study of language and linguistics, definitions featured include: te...

Fucking apostrophes
Our Price: £6.29
'At last, a book that tells you exactly where to stick your apostrophe ... funny and useful, the perfect stocking filler.' David Marsh, Guardian Apos...
The horse, the wheel, and language
Our Price: £21.60
Roughly half the world's population speaks languages derived from a shared linguistic source known as Proto-Indo-European. But who were the early spea...

All that glisters ...
Our Price: £8.99
Quotations - or snippets from them - are commonly used in everyday speech, most often without the speaker knowing where they came from. From words of ...
Statistical analyses for language testing
Our Price: £31.49
Provides a step-by-step approach to the most useful statistical analyses for language test developers and researchers using IBM SPSS, Winsteps and Fac...

English compounds and their spelling
Our Price: £85.00
Anyone writing texts in English is constantly faced with the unavoidable question whether to use open spelling (drinking fountain), hyphenation (far-o...
Pardon my French
Our Price: £8.99
From sugar-cube etiquette to why the Marseillaise is all about slaughtering Austrians and Prussians as bloodily as possible, Charles Timoney lays bare the Gallic mindset alongside their bizarre language.

The horologicon
Our Price: £8.09
FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE ETYMOLOGICON Mark Forsyth presents a delightfully eccentric day in the life of unusual,...
English for journalists
Our Price: £19.79
English for Journalists has established itself as an invaluable guide to the basics of English in newsrooms the world over, focusing on the essential ...