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Guns, germs and steel
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'A book of big questions, and big answers' Yuval Noah Harari, bestselling author of Sapiens Why has human history unfolded so differently across the ...
The lost world of the Torah
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Our handling of what we call biblical law veers between controversy and neglect. On the one hand, controversy arises when Old Testament laws seem either odd beyond comprehension or positively reprehensible. On the other, neglect results when we consider the law obsolete. Even readers who do attempt to make use of the Old Testament 'law' often find

Really learn 100 phrasal verbs
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A self-study book that presents one phrasal verb on one page. Examples and exercises show the most important meanings and the situations in which it is most commonly used.
An introduction to classical Nahuatl
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Now available to an English-speaking audience, this book is a comprehensive grammar of classical Nahuatl, the literary language of the Aztecs. It offe...

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...
Linguistics
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Written by David Hornsby, who is a current Linguistics lecturer and researcher at theUniversity of Kent, Linguistics - The Essentials is designed to g...

The creole debate
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Creoles have long been the subject of debate in linguistics, with many conflicting views, both on how they are formed, and what their political and li...
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 Handbook of historical syntax
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Change is an inherent feature of all aspects of language, and syntax is no exception. While the synchronic study of syntax allows us to make discoveri...
Languages of the world
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What do all human languages have in common and in what ways are they different? How can language be used to trace different peoples and their past? As...

The Greek & Latin roots of English
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More than 60 percent of all English words have Greek or Latin roots; in the vocabulary of the sciences and technology, the figure rises to more than 9...
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, ...

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...
Pop goes the weasel
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In Pop Goes the Weasel, Albert Jack explores the strange and fascinating histories behind the nursery rhymes we thought we knew, showing that their re...

The secret life of language
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This book looks at how language has evolved around the globe from ancestral proto-languages to our recognisable modern tongues. It demonstrates how la...
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...

The cabinet of linguistic curiosities
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Paul Anthony Jones has unearthed a wealth of strange and forgotten words: illuminating some aspect of the day, or simply telling a cracking good yarn, each reveals a story. Written with a light touch that belies the depth of research it contains, this is both a fascinating compendium of etymology and a captivating historical miscellany.
Chambers dictionary of etymology
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With over 30,000 entries, Chambers Dictionary of Etymology is a prestigious and scholarly dictionary that explains where English words come from. An i...

Work on your idioms
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A workbook that introduces the most frequently used idioms in English and shows you how to use them effectively.Collins Work on your Idioms is a new p...
The architecture of language
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In this book, Noam Chomsky reflects on the history of 'generative enterprise' - his approach to the study of languages that revolutionized our understanding of human languages and other cognitive systems.

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