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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 dictionary of R.A.F. slang
Our Price: £6.99
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...

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...
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 ....

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...
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
Our Price: £25.00
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...
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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...

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...
Cows on ice & owls in the bog
Our Price: £10.00
Scandinavians are cooler, sexier and more stylish than the rest of us. They have a higher standard of living, greater economic opportunity and equality, the world's best restaurants and moody TV dramas involving murders and sweaters. But did you know, amidst the obsession with hygge, IKEA and lagom, that Scandinavian sayings are absolutely bizarre?

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...
Tip of the tongue
Our Price: £7.99
A thoughtful and deeply personal book by master theatre-maker Peter Brook, described by the Independent as 'our greatest living theatre director'. In...

Craic baby
Our Price: £7.19
From the author of the bestselling Motherfocl?ir, 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...

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...
The English language
Our Price: £8.99
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...

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...
Have you eaten grandma?
Our Price: £8.99
A hilarious and definitive guide to 21st century language from grammar-guru Gyles Brandreth.'Brilliant, clear, entertaining, very funny and often outr...

Now you're talking
Our Price: £20.00
Being able to speak is what makes us human.If you've ever felt the shock of listening to a recording of your own voice, you realise how important your...
That's not English
Our Price: £8.99
In this brilliant transatlantic survival guide, Erin Moore examines the key differences between the British and the Americans through their language. ...