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The Instruction of Imagination: Language as a Social Communication Technology

by Daniel Dor

The book suggests a new perspective on the essence of human language. This enormous achievement of our species is best characterized as a communication technology - not unlike the social media on the Net today...

A Comedy & A Tragedy: A Memoir of Learning How to Read and Write

by Travis Hugh Culley

In this powerful memoir, former bicycle messenger and acclaimed author of The Immortal Class recounts his difficult journey to literacy.


A Comedy & A Tragedy is the story of one young man’s effort to teach...

Words and Rules: The Ingredients Of Language

by Steven Pinker

"In Words and Rules, Steven Pinker answers questions about the miraculous human ability called language, and does it in the gripping, witty style of his other bestsellers. Here Pinker explains the myst"

Saussure For Beginners

by W. Terrence Gordon & Abbe Lubell

A concise, accessible introduction to the great linguist who shaped the study of language for the 20th century, Saussure for Beginners puts the challenging ideas of Ferdinand de Saussure (1857-1913) into clear...

The Suppository of All Wisdom

by Andrew Thompson & Andrew Weldon

Inspired by Tony Abbott's immortal verbal overreach, The Suppository of All Wisdom is a hilarious, fully illustrated guide to the words and expressions we most often mangle, muck up and just don't quite understand....

Patience and Fortitude: Power, Real Estate, and the Fight to Save a Public Library

by Scott Sherman

A riveting investigation of a beloved library caught in the crosshairs of real estate, power, and the people’s interests—by the reporter who broke the story   In a series of cover stories for The Nation...

Style Guide

by The Economist

This expanded eleventh edition of the bestselling guide to style is based on the Economist's own updated house style manual, and is an invaluable companion for everyone who wants to communicate with the clarity,...

Get Started in Writing a Novel

by Nigel Watts

This new edition of an acclaimed guide to writing a novel helps you if you are just at the very beginning of your writing journey, showing you how to gain confidence and find inspiration. A classic book that...

Flip It On Its Ear:  A Radical Approach to Public Speaking

by Onlee L Bowden

Flip It on Its Ear and its companion interactive video course are designed to radically alter how we think about ourselves and public speaking. With over thirty years of teaching, writing, and speaking on the...

Shakespeare Basics for Grown-Ups: Everything You Need to Know About the Bard

by E. Foley & B. Coates

An essential guide to Shakespeare, from the international bestselling authors of Homework for Grown-Ups

The Bard was so incredibly prolific that even most Shakespeare scholars would welcome the occasional refresher...

Journaling : The Super Easy Five Minute Basics To Journaling Like A Pro In 30 Days

by Scott Green

Keeping a journal is a very useful path towards self-improvement. However, this is only when journaling becomes a habit, and not something that is done just once. Essentially, journaling works its wonders because...

Habit Stacking: How To Write 3000 Words & Avoid Writer's Block (The Power Habits Of A Great Writer)

by Scott Green

If you have always been drawn to word, have vivid imagination, and possess knack for putting your mental pictures into words, you have probably been drawn to, or tried your hand at writing, one or more times...

Creative Confidence : How To Unleash Your Confidence & Easily Write 3000 Words Without Writer's Block Box Set

by Scott Green

The thing about creativity is that it really exists in virtually everything. Many times, people have the misconception that creativity only exists in artistic endeavors such as music, writing or painting. However,...

Typed Words, Loud Voices

by Elizabeth J. Grace, Amy Sequenzia & Melanie Yergeau

"I'd like coffee, please." "No. I don't believe you. How do I know it is really you who wants coffee and not your friend there subliminally transmitting that to you by touching your shoulder?" Imagine a world...

Academic Writing and Plagiarism: A Linguistic Analysis

by Diane Pecorari

Plagiarism has long been regarded with concern by the university community as a serious act of wrongdoing threatening core academic values. There has been a perceived increase in plagiarism over recent years,...

The Ethical Journalist: Making Responsible Decisions in the Digital Age

by Gene Foreman

This new edition of a well-regarded, student-friendly textbook for journalism ethics has been extensively revised and updated to meet the needs of the 21st century journalist working in the digital age. Educates...

Hospitality and Authoring

by Richard Haswell & Janis Haswell

Hospitality and Authoring, a sequel to the Haswells’ 2010 volume Authoring, attempts to open the path for hospitality practice in the classroom, making a strong argument for educational use and offering an...

Joe Learns to Read: Reading

by Margaret C. McCulloch

Joe struggles to read and all the children in his third grade class laugh at him. He has given up on learning to read and sleeps in class. His teacher, Miss May, never gives up on Joe. On his eighth birthday,...

Practical Exercises in English

by Huber Gray Buehler

The art of using one's native tongue correctly and forcibly is acquired for the most part through imitation and practice, and is not so much a matter of knowledge as of habit. As regards English, then, the first...

Library Security: Better Communication, Safer Facilities

by Steve Albrecht

Through the methods outlined in this book, Albrecht demonstrates that effective communication not only makes library users feel more comfortable but also increases staff morale, ensuring the library is place...