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English Grammar For Dummies

by Geraldine Woods

The fun and easy way to improve your grammar

Enhancing your speaking and writing skills helps in everyday situations, such as writing a paper for school, giving a presentation to a company's bigwigs, or communicating...


Understanding Semantics, 2nd Edition

by Sebastian Löbner

Understanding Semantics, Second Edition, provides an engaging and accessible introduction to linguistic semantics. The first part takes the reader through a step-by-step guide to the main phenomena and notions...


Exploring English Grammar: From Formal to Functional

by Caroline Coffin, Jim Donohue & Sarah North

This engaging textbook bridges the gap between traditional and functional grammar. Starting with a traditional approach, students will develop a firm grasp of traditional tools for analysis and learn how SFG...


Word on the Street: Debunking the Myth of a Pure Standard English

by John McWhorter

A barbed rebuttal to the conservative view that popular culture is destroying the English language.


English Grammar

by Richard Hudson

English Grammar:

* helps users to understand grammatical concepts

* encourages the reader to practise applying newly discovered concepts to everyday texts

* teaches students to analyze almost every word in any...


Grammar Essentials For Dummies

by Geraldine Woods

For students competing for the decreasing pool of college scholarships, writing a stellar entrance essay can make all the difference. With discrete explanations of vital grammar rules, common usage errors, and...


The Discourse of Teaching Practice Feedback

by Fiona Farr

In this book, Farr examines the spoken and written language of post-observation teaching-practice feedback on teacher education programs. To do so, she draws upon theories from discourse analysis, conversation...


A Dictionary of Stylistics

by Katie Wales

Reviews of the first edition:

'...a work of high seriousness...manna from rhetorical heaven for students and researchers with a lot of hard graft ahead of them... '(English Today)

'...an impressive single-author...


Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words from Around the World

by Ella Frances Sanders

An artistic collection of more than 50 drawings featuring unique, funny, and poignant foreign words that have no direct translation into English.

Did you know that the Japanese language has a word to express...


Shortcut: How Analogies Reveal Connections, Spark Innovation, and Sell Our Greatest Ideas

by John Pollack

A presidential speechwriter for Bill Clinton explores the hidden power of analogy to fuel thought, connect ideas, spark innovation, and shape outcomes

From the meatpacking plants that inspired Henry Ford's...


Dog Whistles, Walk-Backs, and Washington Handshakes: Decoding the Jargon, Slang, and Bluster of American Political Speech

by Chuck McCutcheon, David Mark & Jeff Greenfield

An election-year guide to understanding the language of the electeds, spin-meisters, and flacks of American politics


The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu

by Dan Jurafsky

Stanford University linguist and MacArthur Fellow Dan Jurafsky dives into the hidden history of food. Why do we eat toast for breakfast, and then toast to good health at dinner? What does the turkey we eat on...


Global Englishes: a resource book for students: A Resource Book for Students

by Jennifer Jenkins

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,...


Raising Bilingual Children: A Practical Guide

by Maritere Rodriguez Bellas

For most immigrant parents in America today, raising bilingual children is not a choice or a decision, but rather a way of life. Yet teaching children their parents’ native language often comes second to ensuring...


War Slang: American Fighting Words & Phrases Since the Civil War, Third Edition

by Paul Dickson

From the homegrown "boodle" of the 19th century to current "misunderstandistan" in the Middle East, America's foremost expert on slang reveals military lingo at its most colorful, innovative, brutal, and ironic....


The Routledge Handbook of Educational Linguistics

by Martha Bigelow & Johanna Ennser-Kananen

The Routledge Handbook of Educational Linguistics provides a comprehensive survey of the core and current language-related issues in educational contexts. Bringing together the expertise and voices of well-established...


Black Street Speech: Its History, Structure, and Survival

by John Baugh

In the minds of many, black street speech-the urban dialect of black Americans-bespeaks illiteracy, poverty, and ignorance. John Baugh challenges those prejudices in this brilliant new inquiry into the history,...


Tense and Narrativity: From Medieval Performance to Modern Fiction

by Suzanne Fleischman

In this pathfinding study, Suzanne Fleischman brings together theory and methodology from various quarters to shed important new light on the linguistic structure of narrative, a primary and universal device...


Amazonian Linguistics: Studies in Lowland South American Languages

by Doris L. Payne

Lowland South American languages have been among the least studied ln the world. Consequently, their previous contribution to linguistic theory and language universals has been small. However, as this volume...


Linguistics, Philosophy, and Montague Grammar

by Steven Davis & Marianne Mithun

This volume presents significant developments in the field of Montague Grammar and outlines its past and future contributions to philosophy and linguistics. The contents are as follows:Introduction by Steven...