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      English Words and Sentences: An Introduction.

      English Words and Sentences: An Introduction.

      Publisher Description Hands-on, theory-neutral and non-technical, this textbook is a basic introduction to the structure of English words and sentences. Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistic analysis, it presents the facts in a straightforward...

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      Language!: Five Hundred Years of the Vulgar Tongue.

      Language!: Five Hundred Years of the Vulgar Tongue.

      Traces the development of slang and its trajectory through society. Beginning in the gutter and the thieves' tavern, and displayed only in a few criminological pamphlets, slang has made its way up and out: across social classes and into every medium...

      Was: $49.95
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      Virtual Words: Language from the Edge of Science and Technology.

      Virtual Words: Language from the Edge of Science and Technology.

      In these 28 essays, Keats investigates linguistic innovation that comes with new ideas and products. Why do some, like blog, anthropocene and crowdsourcing succeed while others, e.g. flog and conficker do not? Each word that is considered is given its...

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      Sorry About That: The Language of Public Apology.

      Sorry About That: The Language of Public Apology.

      What makes a successful apology? This analyses public apologies of presidents, politicians, entertainers and businessman within popular American culture, and demonstrates the ways in which language creates sincere or insincere apologies. Over 50...

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      Gallimaufry: A Hodgepodge of Our Vanishing Vocabulary.

      Gallimaufry: A Hodgepodge of Our Vanishing Vocabulary.

      He begins by saying that when he was young he used to catch trains at a railway station. Nowdays most people call it a train station. He explains many shifts in our vocabulary - radio rather than wireless; changes in fashion mean that Oxford bags,...

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      Words, Words, Words.

      Words, Words, Words.

      We love this celebration of what we say and how we say it. Prof Crystal takes us on an erudite (yet easily readable) journey through the magic world of words, and for the passionate among you, at the end he explains how to find out the history of a word,...

      Was: $29.95
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      The Language Wars: A History of Proper English.

      The Language Wars: A History of Proper English.

      Topics he examines include grammar rules, regional accents, swearing, spelling, dictionaries, political correctness and the role of electronic media in reshaping language. This entertaining tour also probes the split infinitive, elocution and text...

      Was: $56.00
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