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Perspectives on the Study of Speech

by P. D. Eimas & J. L. Miller

Published in the year 1982, Perspectives on the Study of Speech is a valuable contribution to the field of Cognitive Psychology.


Urdu: An Essential Grammar

by Ruth Laila Schmidt

This is a reference guide to the most important aspects of the language as it is used by native speakers today.


The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English

by Tom Dalzell

The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English offers the ultimate record of modern American Slang.

The 25,000 entries are accompanied by citations that authenticate the words...


Red Herrings and White Elephants: The Origins of the Phrases We Use Everyd

by Albert Jack

Mad hatter . . . pie in the sky . . . egg on your face. We use these phrases every day, yet how many of us know what they really mean or where they came from?

From bringing home the bacon to leaving no stone...


Another Word A Day: An All-New Romp through Some of the Most Unusual and Intriguing Words in English

by Anu Garg

A smorgasbord of surprising, obscure, and exotic words

In this delightful encore to the national bestseller A Word A Day, Anu Garg, the founder of the wildly popular A Word A Day Web site (wordsmith.org), presents...


Security: Politics, Humanity, and the Philology of Care

by John T. Hamilton

From national security and social security to homeland and cyber-security, "security" has become one of the most overused words in culture and politics today. Yet it also remains one of the most undefined. What...


Language and Power: A Resource Book for Students

by Paul Simpson & Andrea Mayr

Routledge English Language Introductions cover core areas of language study and are one-stop resources for students.

Assuming no prior knowledge, books in the series offer an accessible overview of the subject,...


Successful Television Writing

by Lee Goldberg & William Rabkin

The industry speaks out about SUCCESSFUL TELEVISION WRITING

"Where was this book when I was starting out? A fantastic, fun, informative guide to breaking into?and more importantly, staying in?the TV writing game...


The Browser's Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases

by Mary Varchaver & Frank Ledlie Moore

"Kudos (Greek), encomiums (Latin), and accolades (French) to the authors for their enlightening and amusing lexicon, a testament that English is the most cheerfully democratic and hospitable language ever cobbled...


Vocabulary & Spelling Success in 20 Minutes a Day

by LLC Learning Express

This book is part of the Success in 20 minutes a Day series, a proven program, now revamped, with an eye-catching, modern design and updates throughout.This invaluable skill-building guide features:a pretest,...


In Other Words: A Coursebook on Translation

by Mona Baker

This best-selling textbook is the essential coursebook for any student studying in this field. Assuming no knowledge of foreign languages, In Other Words offers both a practical and theoretical guide to translation...


Syllable Weight: Phonetics, Phonology, Typology

by Matthew Gordon

The book is the first systematic exploration of a series of phonological phenomena previously thought to be unified under the rubric of syllable weight. Drawing on a typological survey of 400 languages, it is...


Ourselves: Why We Are Who We Are

by Frank Smith

This book delves into how we come to terms with ourselves, with other people, and with the world in general. It is about how we come to be what we are, and to think the way we do. It is a book about influences...


Inside Prime Time

by Todd Gitlin

Prime time: those precious few hours every night when the three major television networks garner millions of dollars while tens of millions of Americans tune in. Inside Prime Time is a classic study of the workings...


Working with Texts: A Core Introduction to Language Analysis

by Maggie Bowring, Ronald Carter & Angela Goddard

Working with Texts: A Core Book for Language Analysis provides a basic foundation for understanding aspects of English language crucial in the analysis of text. The major topics covered include writing, the...


Colloquial Turkish: The Complete Course for Beginners

by Ad Backus & Jeroen Aarssen

Colloquial Turkish provides a step-by-step course in Turkish as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential...


Yes, I Could Care Less

by Bill Walsh

These are interesting times for word nerds. We ate, shot and left, bonding over a joke about a panda and some rants about greengrocers who abuse apostrophes. We can go on Facebook and vow to judge people when...


The Linguistics of Laughter: A Corpus-Assisted Study of Laughter-Talk

by Alan Partington

The Linguistics of Laughter examines what speakers try to achieve by producing 'laughter-talk' (the talk preceding and eliciting an episode of laughter) and, by using abundant examples from language corpora,...


Literature, Journalism and the Avant-Garde: Intersection in Egypt

by Elisabeth Kendall

The author explores the role of journalism in Egypt in effecting and promoting the development of modern Arabic literature from its inception in the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. Remapping the...


Spell It Out

by David Crystal

The fascinating and surprising history of English spelling from David Crystal, everyone's favorite expert logophile

With The Story of English in 100 Words, David Crystal took us on a tour through the history...