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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.


Idiomantics: The Weird and Wonderful World of Popular Phrases

by Philip Gooden

Idiomantics is a unique exploration of the world of idiomatic phrases. To cite three examples - from American English, Dutch and Italian - what on Earth are a snow job, a monkey sandwich story, and Mr Punch's...


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...


Carnivalizing Difference: Bakhtin and the Other

by Peter I. Barta, Paul Allen Miller & Charles Platter

It has seemed at times that there is no neutral territory between those who see Bakhtin as the practitioner of a kind of neo-Marxist, or at least materialist, deconstruction and those who look at the same texts...


Choose The Right Word: An entertaining and easy-to-use guide to better English- with 70 test yourself quizzes

by Robin Hosie & Vic Mayhew

Whether applying for a job, writing a letter of complaint or simply talking with colleagues or friends, the people who get listened to are those with a confident command of language. Choose the Right Word is...


The Art of Intimacy

by Stacey D'Erasmo

The first work of nonfiction by Stacey D’Erasmo, author of the New York Times Notable Books Tea and The Sky Below

“What is the nature of intimacy, of what happens in the space between us? And how do we,...


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...


Hungarian: An Essential Grammar

by Carol H. Rounds

A clear guide to the most important structures of the Hungarian language.


A 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...