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Raddoppiamento Sintattico in Italian: A Synchronic and Diachronic Cross-Dialectical Study

by Doris Angel Borrelli

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Literal Sense and the Gospel of John in Late Medieval Commentary and Literature

by MArk Hazard

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Production, Perception, and Phonotactic Patterns: A Case of Contrastive Palatalization

by Alexei Kochetov

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Learning How to Say No When You Usually Say Yes

by Maritza Manresa

The urge to say yes, to please everyone around you can be overwhelming. It can be rooted in your desire to maintain your self-image, the product of chronically low self esteem. But the truth in life is that...


How to Write a Query Letter: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

by Donna Murphy

This book was written for the potential writer looking to effectively write and send a query letter that will grab the attention of editors and agents. You will learn the basics of writing to someone in a letter,...


Preposterous Proverbs: Why Fine Words Butter No Parsnips

by Max Cryer

In 'Preposterous Proverbs', Max Cryer looks at a vast array of proverbs from around the world. Proverbs on birth, food, women and love rub shoulders with others on money, animals, sin and death. He has chosen...


Murder & Mayhem: A Doctor Answers Medical and Forensic Questions for Mystery Writers

by MD, D. P. Lyle

In Murder and Mayhem: A Doctor Answers Medical and Forensic Questions for Mystery Writers, Dr. D. P. Lyle culls the best of his popular "The Doctor Is In" question-and-answer column for the Mystery Writers of...


Glossaries Of Americanisms   V

by Daniel R Davis

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Phone Book: The Curious History of the Book That Everyone Uses But No One Reads

by Ammon Shea

Read Ammon Shea's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community.

A surprising, lively, and rich history of that ubiquitous doorstop that most of us take for granted.

Ammon Shea is not your typical thirtysomething...


The Torchlight List: Around the World in 200 Books

by Jim Flynn

In today’s world it seems that everywhere we turn we are saturated with book recommendations from talk shows, magazines, radio shows, friends, and top ten lists. But which books are really the best, and what...


The Meaning of Tingo: and Other Extraordinary Words from Around the World

by Adam Jacot de Boinod

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.


Pronunc Standard Eng America V

by Daniel R Davis

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Auditory Representations in Phonology

by Edward S. Flemming

This book provides evidence for the importance of auditory properties of speech sounds in phonology.


Yiddish Given Names: A Lexicon

by Rella Israly Cohn

This is a lexicon of Yiddish given names, preceded by four chapters of material that explains the lexical conventions, the historical environment, and the research applicable to this subject.


Never Let a Fool Kiss You or a Kiss Fool You

by Mardy Grothe

What do Mae West, John F. Kennedy, Victor Hugo, and H. L. Mencken have in common? They all indulged in chiasmus-a literary device in which word order is reversed to hilarious or poignant effect. When Mae West...


Uglier Than a Monkey's Armpit: Untranslatable Insults, Put-Downs, and Curses from Around the World

by Stephen Dodson

The most curious, funny, insightful, and expressive invectives from more than forty languages-fully illustrated, you miserable misokakku.

"Misokkasu": Scum of soya paste. (Japanese) "Tu es um borra-battos.":...


Word for Word

by James E. Snyder

An ingeniously handy guide to help you transform chew into masticate, rainy into pluvian?or antediluvian into plain old old.

Attorney James Snyder didn?t set out to write a book about words. But one day he looked...


78 Reasons Why Your Book May Never Be Published and 14 Reasons Why It Just Might

by Pat Walsh

For the hundreds of thousands who buy writers’ guides every year, at last there’s one that tells the ugly truth: writers who can’t get published are usually making a lot of mistakes. This honest, often...


Four-Letter Words: And Other Secrets of a Crossword Insider

by Michelle Arnot

Crossword puzzle expert and champion Michelle Arnot has complied this irresistibly fun and entertaining manual filled with fascinating facts, puzzle miscellany, and surefire tips for puzzle solving. For devoted...


Reading the OED: One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages

by Ammon Shea

An obsessive word lover's account of reading the entire Oxford English Dictionary, hailed as "the Super Size Me of lexicography."

"I'm reading the OED so you don't have to," says Ammon Shea on his slightly masochistic...