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Ugetsu Monogatari or Tales of Moonlight and Rain (Routledge Revivals): A Complete English Version of the Eighteenth-Century Japanese Collection of Tal

by Ueda Akinari

Ugetsu Monogatari, or Tales of Moonlight and Rain numbers among the best-loved Japanese classics. These nine illustrated tales of the supernatural from eighteenth-century Osaka combine popular appeal with a...


The Word at War

by Philip Gooden & Peter Lewis

War words have embedded themselves in our collective psyche; British politicians are fond of invoking the ‘Dunkirk spirit’ whenever the country is faced with major crisis or even minor adversity, and Roosevelt’s...


The Elements of Eloquence: Secrets of the Perfect Turn of Phrase

by Mark Forsyth

From classic poetry to pop lyrics, from Charles Dickens to Dolly Parton, even from Jesus to James Bond, Mark Forsyth explains the secrets that make a phrase—such as “O Captain! My Captain!” or “To be...


How to Speak Brit: The Quintessential Guide to the King's English, Cockney Slang, and Other Flummoxing British Phrases

by Christopher J Moore

The quintessential A to Z guide to British English—perfect for every egghead and bluestocking looking to conquer the language barrier

 

Oscar Wilde once said the Brits have "everything in common with America...


Marriage in Changing Japan

by Joy Hendry

First, there is a detailed and descriptive analysis of the social organisation of, and place of marriage in, one community in Kyushu. To this extent, the study is a regional one and provides valuable ethnographic...


Unspeak: How Words Become Weapons, How Weapons Become a Message, and How That Message Becomes Reality

by Steven Poole

What do the phrases “pro-life,” “intelligent design,” and “the war on terror” have in common? Each of them is a name for something that smuggles in a highly charged political opinion. Words and phrases...


Handbook of Japanese Grammar

by Harold G Henderson

This grammar has been written to help the student to think in the Japanese way. Part One contains several introductory notes on Nomenclature, Syntax, Verbs, Aru, Iru, Oru, on Adjectives and on Foreign Words....


The English is Coming!: How One Language is Sweeping the World

by Leslie Dunton-Downer

English has fast become the number one language for everything from business and science, diplomacy and education, entertainment and environmentalism to socializing and beyond—virtually any human activity...


An Etymological Dictionary of Modern English, Vol. 1

by Ernest Weekley

Volume 1 of 2. Classic contains most of the more common words, plus slang, archaic words and phrases, and common foreign words. Roots are identified, colloquial usages and alternate spellings are given.


An Etymological Dictionary of Modern English, Vol. 2

by Ernest Weekley

Volume 2 of 2. Classic contains most of the more common words, plus slang, archaic words and phrases, and common foreign words. Roots are identified, colloquial usages and alternate spellings are given.


The Making of English

by Henry Bradley

Deeply educational yet not overwhelming, this compact culmination of a philological life uses nontechnical terms to explain the links between English and other tongues — Greek, Latin, German, Spanish, and...


Language Contact and the Origins of the Germanic Languages

by Peter Schrijver

History, archaeology, and human evolutionary genetics provide us with an increasingly detailed view of the origins and development of the peoples that live in Northwestern Europe. This book aims to restore the...


The Word Museum: The Most Remarkable English Words Ever Forgotten

by Jeffrey Kacirk

ENTER A GALLERY OF WIT AND WHIMSY

As the largest and most dynamic collection of words ever assembled, the English language continues to expand. But as hundreds of new words are added annually, older ones are...


Beyond Words

by John Humphrys

From the huge response to Lost for Words, it?s clear that many of us share John?s strong feelings about the use and misuse of the English language. Not because we want to split hairs (or infinitives) but because...


Glossaries of Americanisms V

by Daniel R Davis

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


Pronunc Standard Eng America V

by Daniel R Davis

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


Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English

by John McWhorter

A survey of the quirks and quandaries of the English language, focusing on our strange and wonderful grammar

Why do we say “I am reading a catalog” instead of “I read a catalog”? Why do we say “do”...


A Thesaurus of Medical Word Roots

by Horace Danner

Dr. Horace Gerald Danner’s A Thesaurus of Medical Word Roots is a compendium of the most-used word roots of the medical and health-care professions. All word roots are listed alphabetically, along with the...


The Dord, the Diglot, and an Avocado or Two: The Hidden Lives and Strange Origins of Common and Not-So-Common Words

by Anu Garg

From the creator of the popular A.Word.A.Day e-mail newsletter 

A collection of some of the most interesting stories and fascinating origins behind more than 300 words, names, and terms by the founder of WordSmith.org. ...


What's in a Name?: From Joseph P. Frisbie to Roy Jacuzzi, How Everyday Items Were Named for Extraor dinary People

by Philip Dodd

A brilliant and personal literary journey, in which Philip Dodd tells the curious tales of people whose names?deliberately or by chance?became household words

What?s in a name? For Philip Dodd, this question...