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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...
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...

Quid pro quo
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Did you know that the word 'prestige' derives from the Latin word for 'illusion'? Or that 'infantry' stems from a Latin word meaning one who could not...
English compounds and their spelling
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Anyone writing texts in English is constantly faced with the unavoidable question whether to use open spelling (drinking fountain), hyphenation (far-o...

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...
An introduction to English grammar
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An Introduction to English Grammar provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of English grammar. The first part of the book ('The Grammar') pro...

Statistical analyses for language testing
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Provides a step-by-step approach to the most useful statistical analyses for language test developers and researchers using IBM SPSS, Winsteps and Fac...
Coming home
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'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...

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 adventure of English
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REISSUED AS A SCEPTRE 30TH CLASSIC, with a new afterword by the author.English is the collective work of millions of people throughout the ages. It is...

Doublespeak
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Doublespeak is the language of non-responsibility, carefully constructed to appear to communicate when it fact it doesn't. In this lively and eye-open...
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 ....

The F***ing History of Swearing
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This book is a bold and expressively designed treasure trove of information about the history of swearing. With its bold and expressive design, The F*...
Hellenistic and biblical Greek
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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...

Straight & crooked thinking
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This new edition of a timeless classic demonstrates how the use of clear, rational thinking and logic can win any argument, however emotionally charge...
Fabulosa!
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A Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year Richly evocative and entertaining. -Guardian An essential book for anyone who wants to Polari bona! -Atti...

The stories of linguistics
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What is the nature of human language? How did it originate? How are different languages connected?Exploring over two thousand years of human enquiry, ...
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 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 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...

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