Language And Linguistics

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  • Complete Ukrainian

    £44.99

    Complete Ukrainian

    Are you looking for a complete course in Ukrainian which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, ‘Complete Ukrainian’ will guarantee success!

    £44.99
  • Paperback Oxford English Dictionary

    £7.99

    Paperback Oxford English Dictionary

    This edition offers over 120,000 words, phrases, definitions, example sentences & guidance on grammar & usage. Integrated into the dictionary are also entries on people & places, & a supplement provides information on various subjects.

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    £7.99
  • The Cambridge Companion to American Gothic

    £22.99

    The Cambridge Companion to American Gothic

    This Companion offers an accessible overview to the diversity of the American Gothic that will be of use to undergraduates, graduate students, and professional researchers. The introduction and sixteen chapters explore this topic chronologically, in relation to different social groups, and in different genres and media.

    £22.99
  • The Hidden History of Coined Words

    £21.99

    The Hidden History of Coined Words

    Written by one of the country’s most experienced and entertaining etymological detectives, The Hidden History of Coined Words provides a delightful excavation into the process by which words became minted. Not only does Ralph Keyes give us the who-what-where of it all, but delights in stories that reveal the mysteries of successful coinage.

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    £21.99
  • Highly Irregular

    £14.99

    Highly Irregular

    Highly Irregular is an illustrated history of English as told through all the things that are weird about it. Why are there so many silent letters? Why do we have irregular verbs? What is the deal with the word ‘colonel’? The weirdness of English can be blamed on specific influences that shaped it, and in this book Arika Okrent investigates the many puzzles of our language to show how English came to be the way it is today.

    SKU: 9780197539408 Category:
    £14.99
  • Everything and Less

    £20.00

    Everything and Less

    How Amazon has changed literature

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    £20.00
  • The Babel Message

    £12.99

    The Babel Message

    A thrilling journey deep into the heart of language, from a rather unexpected starting point. Keith Kahn-Harris is a man obsessed with something seemingly trivial – the warning message found inside Kinder Surprise eggs: ‘WARNING, read and keep: Toy not suitable for children under 3 years. Small parts might be swallowed or inhaled.’ On a tiny sheet of paper, this message is translated into dozens of languages – the world boiled down to a multilingual essence. Inspired by this, the author asks: what makes ‘a language’? With the help of the international community of language geeks, he shows us what the message looks like in Ancient Sumerian, Zulu, Cornish, Klingon – and many more. Along the way he considers why Hungarian writing looks angry, how to make up your own language, and the meaning of the heavy metal umlaut.

    £12.99
  • Frank Ramsey

    £12.99

    Frank Ramsey

    Frank Ramsey was a brilliant Cambridge philosopher, mathematician, and economist who died in 1930 at 26 having made landmark contributions to decision theory, game theory, mathematics, logic, semantics, philosophy of science, and the theory of truth. This rich biography tells the story of his extraordinary life and intellectual achievement.

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    £12.99
  • Why Women Read Fiction

    £10.99

    Why Women Read Fiction

    Written by a leading academic and broadcaster and drawing on interviews with readers, writers, reading groups, bookshop owners, librarians, and figures from literary publishing, reviewing, and festivals, this accessible volume offers an overview of the contemporary scene of women’s novel-reading.

    SKU: 9780198827696 Category:
    £10.99
  • Italian in 3 Months

    £9.99

    Italian in 3 Months

    Whether you’re a complete beginner or wanting to refresh your knowledge, ‘Italian in 3 Months’ will have you speaking Italian fluently in just 12 weeks. The 12 weekly chapters contain lessons on the key grammatical structures and present a range of useful vocabulary, along with exercises to reinforce your learning. The essentials of Italian grammar are clearly explained and tested in conversational exercises, giving you the authentic feel of the language. In addition to a written ‘imitated pronunciation’ guide, which replaces Italian sounds with English syllables you’re already familiar with, the new audio app also allows you to perfect your pronunciation – at home or on the go.

    £9.99
  • Kingdom of Characters

    £20.00

    Kingdom of Characters

    What does it take to reinvent a language? After a meteoric rise, China today is one of the world’s most powerful nations. Just a century ago, it was a crumbling empire with literacy reserved for the elite few, as the world underwent a massive technological transformation that threatened to leave them behind. In ‘Kingdom of Characters’, Jing Tsu argues that China’s most daunting challenge was a linguistic one: the century-long fight to make the formidable Chinese language accessible to the modern world of global trade and digital technology.

    SKU: 9780241295854 Category:
    £20.00
  • A Writer’s Journal Workbook

    £12.99

    A Writer’s Journal Workbook

    A writer will change and grow many times in their writing life. This Journal Workbook aims to champion this journey. It answers those tricky questions writers long to ask, shares secret practices to inspire their writing confidence, and free their unique gifts from common obstacles and writing worries. In this Journal Workbook you will discover surprising new techniques from acting, neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and spirituality to re-wild your creativity and empower your writing craft. Writing can seem overwhelming. You long to be a writer, but where do you start? And how do you bridge the gap between where you are right now and where you want to go? How do you discover your voice? What does that even mean? And what can you do to improve your writing? Or discover what you want to write about? This is not a book about getting published or finding an agent. This is a book about finding you. Finding your voice. Trusting you

    SKU: 9781472987365 Category:
    £12.99