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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...


Hungarian: An Essential Grammar

by Carol H. Rounds

This user-friendly guide to modern Hungarian clearly introduces the most important structures of this fascinating language. Suitable for beginning, intermediate and advanced students, it can be used by those...


History of the German Language Through Texts

by Thomas Gloning & Christopher Young

A History of the German Language Through Texts examines the evolution of German, from the Early Medieval period to the present day.

Written in a lively and accessible style, the book looks at the history of German...


Microsoft Word 2010 for Medical and Technical Writers, Second Edition

by Peter Aitken PhD & Maxine Okazaki PhD

Learn how to use Microsoft Word for long, complex documents. Microsoft Word is by far the most widely used word processing program. All over the world, it is used to create everything from half-page memos, meeting...


The Bugaboo Review: A Lighthearted Guide to Exterminating Confusion about Words, Spelling, and Grammar

by Sue Sommer

With the help of cartoon characters Bug and Boo, Sommer lays out the rules and troublesome words that ?ummox our word processors and email programs. Colorful examples and artful mnemonics help readers painlessly...


The Oceanic Languages

by Terry Crowley, John Lynch & Malcolm Ross

This new volume of the Language Family Series presents an overview of the Oceanic subgroup of the Austronesian languages, spread across a region embracing eastern Indonesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, and Micronesia....


The Writer's Mentor: A Guide to Putting Passion on Paper

by Cathleen Rountree

In The Writers Mentor, bestselling author, teacher, and writing coach Cathleen Rountree addresses the most common dilemmas of both aspiring and professional writers. Written in a question-and-answer format,...


Crossword Lists & Crossword Solver: Over 100,000 Potential Solutions Including Technical Terms, Place Names and Compound Expressions

by Anne Stibbs

This bumper volume provides crossword puzzlers with an aid to successful crossword completion. Over 100,000 potential solutions include technical terms, place names and compound expressions.


The Pen Commandments

by Steven Frank

   Steven Frank has a new approach to writing: fun first, rules to follow, success for all. In The Pen Commandments, his offbeat and entertaining guide, he's given us a book that all writers can turn to for...


The Genuine Teachers of This Art: Rhetorical Education in Antiquity

by Jeffrey Walker & Thomas W. Benson

A bold reconsideration of classical rhetorical pedagogy


The Pleasure of Thinking: A Journey through the Sideways Leaps of Ideas

by Theodore Dalrymple

What is the connection between God and East Sheen? How do you talk your way out of an Albanian jail? Why do dictators love to make comic books? How does a missed penalty-kick lead to a bloody war? Theodore Dalrymple,...


For the Love of Letters: The Joy of Slow Communication

by John O'Connell

Remember letters? They were good, weren’t they? The thrill of receiving that battered envelope with its longed-for contents – all the better for the wait... Handwritten is a celebration of letter-writing...


How to Publish, Promote, & Sell Your Own Book

by Robert Lawrence Holt

Robert Holt, himself the successful author of four self-published books, now shares his knowledge and savvy with other would-be author-publishers in this step-by-step guide to every aspect of self-publishing....


Peculiar Proverbs

by Stephen Arnott

Peculiar Proverbs is a hilarious and enlightening collection of genuine proverbs from around the world that ignores the sayings we are all familiar with and focuses on the more obscure. Some are deft, witty,...


Language: The Basics

by R. L. Trask

What makes human language unique?

Do women speak differently from men?

Just what is the meaning of "meaning"?

Language: The Basics provides a concise introduction to the study of language. Written in an engaging...


The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language

by Mark Forsyth

Do you know why…

…a mortgage is literally a death pledge? …why guns have girls’ names? …why salt is related to soldier?

You’re about to find out…

The Etymologicon (e-t?-‘mä-lä-ji-kän) is:...


Found in Translation: How Language Shapes Our Lives and Transforms the World

by Nataly Kelly & Jost Zetzsche

Translation. It’s everywhere we look, but seldom seen—until now. Found in Translation reveals the surprising and complex ways that translation shapes the world. Covering everything from holy books to hurricane...


The Dimwit's Dictionary: Replace Lazy Writing with Elegant English

by Robert Hartwell Fiske

Thousands of overused words and phrases—and alternatives to them—are compiled in this ultimate writer’s reference, composing the perfect companion for those seeking to weed out bland, commonplace content...


The Routledge Dictionary of English Language Studies

by Michael Pearce

Filled with real examples of the way people use English in different contexts, The Routledge Dictionary of English Language Studies is an indispensable guide to the richness and variety of the English language...


The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words (Expanded Second Edition)

by Peter E. Meltzer

The go-to guide for finding those exceptional and unexpected words that will bring your writing to the next level. Do you find that your regular thesaurus spits out the same old words already running through...