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The Naming of the Shrew

by John Wright Bloomsbury Publishing (November 06, 2014)

Latin names Â? frequently unpronounceable, all too often wrong and always a tiny puzzle to unravel Â? have been annoying the layman since they first became formalised as scientific terms in the eighteenth...


The Word at War

by Philip Gooden & Peter Lewis Bloomsbury Publishing (September 25, 2014)

War words have embedded themselves in our collective psyche; British politicians are fond of invoking the 'Dunkirk spirit' whenever the country is faced with major crisis or even minor adversity, and Roosevelt's...


From Silence to Voice

by Paola Della Valle Libro International (May 01, 2012)

Before the 1970s, Maori existed in New Zealand literature as figures created by Pakeha writers. The Maori renaissance of the 1970s changed all that. Fiction writers led by Ihimaera and Grace challenged earlier...


Not Like a Native Speaker: On Languaging as a Postcolonial Experience

by Rey Chow Columbia University Press (September 23, 2014)

Although the era of European colonialism has long passed, misgivings about the inequality of the encounters between European and non-European languages persist in many parts of the postcolonial world. This unfinished...


ZOUNDS!

by Mark Dunn & Sergio Aragones St. Martin's Press (October 22, 2013)

From Geronimo! to gesundheit to haminahamina to holy mackerel, and from abracadabra to zoinks, Mark Dunn and Sergio Aragonés show you interjections like you've never seen them before.

Often thought of as unnecessary...


Women as Translators in Early Modern England

by Deborah Uman University of Delaware Press (April 12, 2012)

This book considers both the practice and representation of translation in works penned by early modern women including Margaret Tyler, Mary Sidney Herbert, Anne Lock, Katherine Philips, and Aphra Behn.


The Language Wars

by Henry Hitchings Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 25, 2011)

The English language is a battlefield. Since the age of Shakespeare, arguments over correct usage have been bitter, and have always really been about contesting values-morality, politics, and class. The Language...


The Secret Life of Words

John Llewellyn Rhys Prize 2008

by Henry Hitchings Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 29, 2009)

Words are essential to our everyday lives. An average person spends his or her day enveloped in conversations, e-mails, phone calls, text messages, directions, headlines, and more. But how often do we stop to...


Grammatical Profiles

by Dr. Martin J. Ball, Paul Fletcher & David Crystal Multilingual Matters (July 02, 2019)

This book brings together 12 previously unpublished language profiles based on the original Language Assessment, Remediation and Screening Procedure (LARSP). The languages featured are: Bangla, Croatian, Colombian...


Constructing Feminine to Mean

by Abdelkader Fassi Fehri Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

Linguistic gender is a complex and amazing category that has puzzled and still puzzles theoretical linguists, typologists, philosophers, cognitive scientists, didacticians, as well as scholars of anthropology,...


Linguistic Mysteries of Ethnonyms in Inner Asia

by Penglin Wang Lexington Books (March 28, 2018)

In Linguistic Mysteries of Ethnonyms in Inner Asia, Penglin Wang focuses on semantics as a central theme in onomastics and strives to unravel the origin and meaning of a series of influential ethnonyms such...


Poetry in Speech

by Egbert J. Bakker Cornell University Press (February 15, 2018)

Applying linguistic theory to the study of Homeric style, Egbert J. Bakker offers a highly innovative approach to oral poetry, particularly the poetry of Homer. By situating formulas and other features of oral...


Indigenous Languages, Politics, and Authority in Latin America

by Alan Durston & Bruce Mannheim University of Notre Dame Press (May 30, 2018)

This volume makes a vital and original contribution to a topic that lies at the intersection of the fields of history, anthropology, and linguistics. The book is the first to consider indigenous languages as...


Understanding Misunderstanding

by Terence Moore Melrose Books (March 09, 2017)

LOCKE AND MOORE IN CONVERSATION An original take on an original mind In a bold experiment linguist Terence Moore holds a series of conversations in 21st century language with 17th century philosopher, John Locke....


Language Variety in the New South

by Jeffrey Reaser, Eric Wilbanks, Karissa Wojcik & Walt Wolfram The University of North Carolina Press (March 15, 2018)

Bringing together scholars from a range of disciplines to assess the use and meaning of language in the South, a region rich in dialects and variants, this comprehensive edited collection reflects the cutting-edge...


Language as Hermeneutic

by Walter J. Ong, Thomas D. Zlatic & Sara van den Berg Cornell University Press (January 15, 2018)

Language in all its modes—oral, written, print, electronic—claims the central role in Walter J. Ong’s acclaimed speculations on human culture. After his death, his archives were found to contain unpublished...


Outlaw Rhetoric

by Jenny C. Mann Cornell University Press

A central feature of English Renaissance humanism was its reverence for classical Latin as the one true form of eloquent expression. Yet sixteenth-century writers increasingly came to believe that England needed...


Short Dictionary of Classical Word Origins

by Harry E. Wedeck Philosophical Library (January 01, 1957)

Whether one reads only newspapers or nothing more serious than a short story or a novel—whatever one reads one is constantly running up against an allusion to the Ancient Classics of Greece and Rome and, in...


Dictionary Of Latin Literature

by James H. Mantinband Philosophical Library (January 01, 1956)

James H. Mantinband's Dictionary of Latin Literature introduces readers to the essential works of the Latin masters. An excellent tool for students and curious readers alike, this dictionary provides guides...


Dictionary of Early English

by Joseph T. Shipley Philosophical Library (January 15, 1955)

An alphabetical discussion of words from early English authors, including the most interesting, informative—and revivable—English words that have lapsed from general use.

Includes:

1) Words likely to be...


Chinese Script

by Thomas O. Höllmann & Maximiliane Donicht Columbia University Press (November 14, 2017)

In this brisk and accessible history, sinologist Thomas O. Höllmann explains the development of the Chinese writing system and its importance in literature, religion, art, and other aspects of culture. Spanning...


Chinese Characters Learning & Practice Book, Volume 5

by S. W. Well Suntific (January 07, 2017)

A series of simple books that answers all your questions about the fascinating ancient Chinese characters from their correct Stroke sequences to proper Mandarin pronunciations, all with the help of their most...


Chinese Characters Learning & Practice Book, Volume 4

by S. W. Well Suntific (December 29, 2016)

A series of simple books that answers all your questions about the fascinating ancient Chinese characters from their correct Stroke sequences to proper Mandarin pronunciations, all with the help of their most...


Chinese Characters Learning & Practice Book, Volume 3

by S. W. Well Suntific (December 14, 2016)

A series of simple books that answers all your questions about the fascinating ancient Chinese characters from their correct Stroke sequences to proper Mandarin pronunciations, all with the help of their most...


Chinese Characters Learning & Practice Book, Volume 2

by S. W. Well Suntific (July 01, 2015)

A series of simple books that answers all your questions about the fascinating ancient Chinese characters from their correct Stroke sequences to proper Mandarin pronunciations, all with the help of their most...


Chinese Characters Learning & Practice Book, Volume 1

by S. W. Well Suntific (March 31, 2014)

A series of simple books that answers all your questions about the fascinating ancient Chinese characters from their correct Stroke sequences to proper Mandarin pronunciations, all with the help of their most...


Chinese Characters Learning & Practice Book, Starter Volume

by S. W. Well Suntific (March 31, 2014)

A series of simple books that answers all your questions about the fascinating ancient Chinese characters from their correct Stroke sequences to proper Mandarin pronunciations, all with the help of their most...


The Colourful Biography of Chinese Characters, Volume 5

by S. W. Well Suntific (June 20, 2016)

The complete book of Chinese characters that covers every aspect of, and therefore answers all the questions one might have for, these fascinating ancient language symbols from script evolution to colour-illustrated...


The Colourful Biography of Chinese Characters, Volume 4

by S. W. Well Suntific (October 28, 2015)

The complete book of Chinese characters that covers every aspect of, and therefore answers all the questions one might have for, these fascinating ancient language symbols from script evolution to colour-illustrated...


The Colourful Biography of Chinese Characters, Volume 3

by S. W. Well Suntific (May 23, 2015)

The complete book of Chinese characters that covers every aspect of, and therefore answers all the questions one might have for, these fascinating ancient language symbols from script evolution to colour-illustrated...


The Colourful Biography of Chinese Characters, Volume 2

by S. W. Well Suntific (August 08, 2014)

The complete book of Chinese characters that covers every aspect of, and therefore answers all the questions one might have for, these fascinating ancient language symbols from script evolution to colour-illustrated...


The Colourful Biography of Chinese Characters, Volume 1

by S. W. Well Suntific (March 31, 2014)

The complete book of Chinese characters that covers every aspect of, and therefore answers all the questions one might have for, these fascinating ancient language symbols from script evolution to colour-illustrated...


Overture to The Colourful Biography of Chinese Characters

by S. W. Well Suntific (July 06, 2015)

The complete introduction to Chinese language that covers its writing symbols, pronunciation, and unique language characteristics with emphases of the formation and classes of the writing symbols or characters...


Dawn: The Origins of Language and the Modern Human Mind

by Rik Smits Transaction Publishers (February 10, 2016)

In this work, originally published in Dutch, Rik Smits theorizes that language could not have developed originally as a system of communication. It is, instead, the result of combining separate abilities, each...


Making a Point

by David Crystal St. Martin's Press (October 06, 2015)

The triumphant concluding volume in David Crystal's classic trilogy on the English language combines the first history of English punctuation with a complete guide on how to use it. Behind every punctuation...


Talking Back, Talking Black: Truths About America's Lingua Franca

by John McWhorter Bellevue Literary Press (December 19, 2016)

An authoritative, impassioned celebration of Black English, how it works, and why it matters


Accented Futures: Language Activism and the Ending of Apartheid

by Carli Coetzee Wits University Press (June 01, 2013)

In this wonderfully original and intensely personal-yet deeply analytical-work, Dr. Carli Coetzee argues in favor of difference and disagreement as legitimate forms of activism to bring about social change both...


Doing Conceptual History in Africa

by Axel Fleisch & Rhiannon Stephens Berghahn Books (May 23, 2016)

Employing an innovative methodological toolkit, Doing Conceptual History in Africa provides a refreshingly broad and interdisciplinary approach to African historical studies. The studies assembled here focus...


Multiliterate Ireland: Literary Manifestations of a Multilingual History

by Tina L. Bennett-Kastor Lexington Books (October 08, 2015)

Multiliterate Ireland explores the literature of a selection of Irish writers through the prism of multiliteracy. Through this wide-ranging analysis of literature, history, strategic influence, and culture,...


Righting the Mother Tongue: From Olde English to Email, the Tangled Story of English Spelling

by David Wolman HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

“A funny and fact-filled look at our astoundingly inconsistent written language, from Shakespeare to spell-check.”

St. Petersburg Times

 

David Wolman explores seven hundred years of trial, error, and reform...


Einführung in das Altspanische

by Stefan Barme Ibidem Press (August 01, 2015)

This introduction to Medieval Spanish, or Old Spanish, closes a long-standing gap in the literature. Focusing on the internal history of the Spanish language, it traces its phonetic, grammatical, and lexical...


The Story of English

by Philip Gooden Quercus (November 05, 2013)

Born as a Germanic tongue with the arrival in Britain of the Anglo-Saxons in the early medieval period, heavily influenced by Norman French from the 11th century, and finally emerging as modern English from...


Inventing English: A Portable History of the Language

by Seth Lerer Columbia University Press (August 04, 2015)

Seth Lerer tells a masterful history of the English language from the age of Beowulf to the rap of Eminem. Many have written about the evolution of grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary, but only Lerer situates...


Erzähltextanalyse [German-language Edition]: Modelle, Kategorien, Parameter

by Meinhard Mair Ibidem Press (March 01, 2014)

This comprehensive and systematic text book provides teachers and students alike with a profound, yet concise reference for the analysis of narrative texts. It provides appropriate and differentiated terminological...


In a Manner of Speaking

by Colin McNairn Skyhorse (April 28, 2015)

What do “the whole kit and caboodle,” “the whole shebang,” “the whole megillah,” “the whole enchilada,” “the whole nine yards,” “the whole box and dice,” and “the full Monty” have in common?...