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The ancient Egyptian language
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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 ...
Practice tests for IELTS 2
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Prepare yourself for the IELTS exam using Collins Practice Tests for IELTS Book 2By using Practice Tests for IELTS 2, you will: Feel completely confid...

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...
English grammar essentials for dummies
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The fun and easy way to learn essential grammar rules, common usage errors, and other key concepts in the English languageUnderstanding the rules of E...

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...
Writing. Ages 3-5 Workbook
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Level: EYFSSubject: EnglishAn engaging Writing activity book to really help boost your child's progress at every stage of their learning! Fully in lin...

Through the language glass
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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 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...

A history of language
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This second edition of Steven Roger Fischer's fascinating book charts the history of communication from a time before human language was conceived of ...
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.

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...
Now you're talking
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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...

May we borrow your language?
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The English language that is spoken by one billion people around the world is a linguistic mongrel, its vocabulary a diverse mix resulting from centur...
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.

Sounds appealing
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It's not what you say, it's the way that you say it ... There have long been debates about 'correct' pronunciation in the English language, and Brit...
That's not English
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In this brilliant transatlantic survival guide, Erin Moore examines the key differences between the British and the Americans through their language. ...

Handwriting. Age 5-7 Bumper book
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Level: KS1Subject: EnglishAn engaging bumper Handwriting activity book to really help boost your child's progress at every stage of their learning! In...
Times tables. Age 7-11 Bumper book
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Level: KS2Subject: MathsAn engaging Times Tables activity book to really help boost your child's progress at every stage of their learning! Including ...

The story of be
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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...
Neurobiology of language
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Neurobiology of Language explores the study of language, a field that has seen tremendous progress in the last two decades. Key to this progress is t...

Morphosyntactic change
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Particle verbs (combinations of two words but lexical units) are a notorious problem in linguistics. Is a particle verb like look up one word or two? ...
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.

The story of English in 100 words
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Featuring Latinate and Celtic words, weasel words and nonce-words, ancient words ('loaf') to cutting edge ('twittersphere') and spanning the indispens...
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 comparative dictionary of Raute and Rawat
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Raute and Rawat are endangered languages belonging to the Raji-Raute language cluster within the large Sino-Tibetan family of languages spoken across ...
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...

All that glisters ...
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Quotations - or snippets from them - are commonly used in everyday speech, most often without the speaker knowing where they came from. From words of ...
Language, Thought, and Other Biological Categories
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Beginning with a general theory of function applied to body organs, behaviors, customs, and both inner and outer representations, Ruth Millikan argues...

Words and the First World War
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An illustrated analytical study, Words and the First World War considers the situation at home, at war, and under categories such as race, gender and...
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...

Oxford dictionary of word origins
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Combining both accessibility and authority, the Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins describes the origins and development of over 3,000 words and phrase...
The horologicon
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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 - Grammar & Punctuation Age 9-11
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Children will go Wild About Grammar & Punctuation using this fun workbook! They'll love practising the grammar & punctuation skills taught at ...
The horologicon
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The Horologicon (or book of hours) gives you the most extraordinary words in the English language, arranged according to the hour of the day when yo...

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...
Work on your phrasal verbs
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A workbook that introduces the most frequently used phrasal verbs in English and shows you how to use them effectively.Collins Work on your Phrasal Ve...

Sounds fascinating
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How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's od...
Contact
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Much has been written on dialect formation through contact between dialects of the same language, but the question of what happens when closely relate...

Kicking the bucket at the drop of a hat
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A fascinating collection of the many unusual and vibrant phrases that adorn our language, looking at their origins and meanings. Don't be down in the ...
The Oxford handbook of linguistic fieldwork
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This book offers a state-of-the-art guide to linguistic fieldwork, reflecting its collaborative nature across the subfields of linguistics and discipl...

Letts wild about English. Age 7-8
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Children will go Wild About English using this fun workbook! They'll love practising the key English skills taught at Key Stage 2, while finding out a...

A brief history of the verb to be
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A journey through linguistic time and space, from Aristotle through the twentieth century's era of syntax, in search of a dangerous verb and its sig...
The horologicon
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The Horologicon (or book of hours) gives you the most extraordinary words in the English language, arranged according to the hour of the day when yo...

The Etymologicon and The Horologicon
Our Price: £19.80
What is the actual connection between disgruntled and gruntled? What links church organs to organised crime, California to the Caliphate, or brackets ...
And I quote ...
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Quotations are an essential part of the fabric of the language. In And I quote, Elizabeth Knowles draws on her experience editing the Oxford Dictionar...

Now you're talking
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'A lively, intelligent and persuasive history of speech...Expertly and patiently explained' The TimesWhy are human beings the only animals that can sp...
Inferences during reading
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Inferencing is defined as 'the act of deriving logical conclusions from premises known or assumed to be true', and it is one of the most important pro...

Linguistics and evolution
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Evolutionary linguistics - an approach to language study that takes into account our origins and development as a species - has rapidly developed in r...
Work on your handwriting
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A workbook to help adult learners of English to improve their handwriting.Work on your Handwriting will help students to improve their handwriting in ...