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A dictionary of R.A.F. slang
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For ANYONE WHO IMAGINES THEMSELVES FLYING A SPITFIRE.Drop your visiting cards, put aside your beer-lever, stop being a half-pint hero and discover the...
The unfolding of language
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'Language is mankind's greatest invention - except of course, that it was never invented.' So begins Guy Deutscher's fascinating investigation into th...

The elements of eloquence
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FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE ETYMOLOGICON. 'An informative but highly entertaining journey through the figures of ...
The horologicon
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FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE ETYMOLOGICON. 'Reading The Horologicon in one sitting is very tempting' Roland White, S...

Stories of daily life from the Roman world
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What did Roman children do first when they arrived at school in the morning? What excuse for missing school could be counted on to stave off a whippin...
English with an accent
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Since its initial publication, English with an Accent has provoked debate and controversy within classrooms through its in-depth scrutiny of American ...

The horologicon
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FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE ETYMOLOGICON. 'Reading The Horologicon in one sitting is very tempting' Roland White, S...
The Cambridge introduction to Sanskrit
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Ideal for courses in beginning Sanskrit or self-study, this textbook employs modern, tried-and-tested pedagogical methods and tools, but requires no p...

Motherfocl?ir
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Bestseller & Winner of the Popular Non-Fiction Irish Book Award. 'Thought-provoking, irreverent and often laugh-out-loud hilarious' Irish Independ...
The stories of English
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When and why did 'thou' disappear from Standard English? Would a Victorian Cockney have said 'observation' or 'hobservation'? Was Jane Austen making a...

Language change
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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...
Seriously funny, and other oxymorons
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'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 ....

Oxford dictionary of proverbs
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This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English, utilizing the latest research from the Oxfor...
Long live Latin
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Virgil gave us the Aeneid, and Ovid the Metamorphoses; Lucretius analysed the material world and Caesar interrogated how we view reality through the l...

The adventure of English
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English is the collective work of millions of people throughout the ages. It is democratic, ever-changing and ingenious in its assimilation of other c...
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...
The horse, the wheel, and language
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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...

Keywords
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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...
The horologicon
Our Price: £12.99
FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE ETYMOLOGICON. 'Reading The Horologicon in one sitting is very tempting' Roland White, S...