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OUR BOOK OF THE MONTH IS BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU BY SALLY ROONEY
OUR BOOK OF THE MONTH IS BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU BY SALLY ROONEY

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  • David Crystal

    A Little Book Of Language

    $26.00

    With a language disappearing every two weeks and neologisms springing up almost daily, an understanding of the origins and currency of language has never seemed more relevant. In this charming volume, a narrative history written explicitly for a young audience, expert linguist David Crystal proves why the story of language deserves retelling. From the first words of an infant to the peculiar modern dialect of text messaging, A Little Book of Language ranges widely, revealing language's myriad...

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    Roland Barthes

    A Lover's Discourse

    $19.00

    The language we use when we are in love is not a language we speak. It is a language addressed to ourselves and to our imaginary beloved. It is a language of solitude, of mythology, of what Barthes calls an 'image repertoire'. Reviving the notion of the amorous subject beyond psychological or clinical enterprises, Barthes' A Lover's Discourse is a book for everyone who has ever been in love, or indeed, thought themselves to be immune to its power. Paperback: 256 PagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x...

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  • Gretchen Mcculloch

    Because Internet

    $17.00

    Language is humanity’s most spectacular open-source project, and the internet is making our language change faster and in more interesting ways than ever before. Internet conversations are structured by the shape of our apps and platforms, from the grammar of status updates to the protocols of comments and @replies. Linguistically inventive online communities spread new slang and jargon with dizzying speed. What’s more, social media is a vast laboratory of unedited, unfiltered words where we ...

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  • Mary Norris

    Between You & Me

    $27.00

    Mary Norris has spent more than three decades guarding The New Yorker's grand traditions of grammar and usage. Now she brings her vast experience and sharpened pencil to help the rest of us in a charming language book as full of life as it is of practical advice. Between You & Me features Norris's laugh-out-loud exhortations about exclamation marks and emoticons, comma faults and swear words; her memorable exchanges about usage with writers such as Ian Frazier, Pauline Kael, Philip Roth a...

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    Amanda Montell

    Cultish

    $48.00

    What makes "cults" so intriguing and frightening? What makes them powerful? The reason why so many of us binge Manson documentaries by the dozen and fall down rabbit holes researching suburban moms gone QAnon is because we're looking for a satisfying explanation for what causes people to join-and more importantly, stay in-extreme groups. We secretly want to know: could it happen to me? Amanda Montell's argument is that, on some level, it already has... Our culture tends to provide pretty flim...

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  • Gyles Brandreth

    Have You Eaten Grandma?

    $19.00

    Don't know if it's, like, okay to say 'like'? Are your apostrophe's in the wrong place? Want to make fewer not less grammatical mistakes? Then do not despair, Have You Eaten Grandma? is the definitive (and hilarious) guide to punctuation, spelling, and good English for the twenty-first century. Self-confessed grammar guru Gyles Brandreth pokes fun at the linguistic foibles of our time, tells us where we've been going wrong (and how to put it right), and reveals his tips and tricks to make eve...

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  • Rebecca Gowers

    Horrible Words

    $22.00

    Nothing inflames the language purists like an illogical irregardless or a hideous otherization. But is it enough simply to dismiss these words as vile and barbarous howlers? Taking a genial tour far and wide through our linguistic badlands, Rebecca Gowers finds answers that are helpful, surprising and often extremely funny. Paperback: 224 PagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 198 mmISBN: 9780141978970 Published by Penguin Books

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  • Penerbit Tiara

    Kamus Indonesia Inggeris

    $39.00

    An Indonesian-to-English dictionary.  Paperback: 270 pagesProduct Dimensions: 132 x 185 mmCondition: 7/10Published by Penerbit Tiara

  • Philip Pettit

    Made With Words

    $42.00

    Hobbes's extreme political views have commanded so much attention that they have eclipsed his work on language and mind, and on reasoning, personhood, and group formation. But this work is of immense interest in itself, as Philip Pettit shows in Made with Words, and it critically shapes Hobbes's political philosophy. Pettit argues that it was Hobbes, not later thinkers like Rousseau, who invented the invention of language thesis--the idea that language is a cultural innovation that transforme...

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    David Crystal

    Making Sense

    $18.00

    In Making Sense, David Crystal confronts the foe of many: grammar. Once taught relentlessly to all students in the English-speaking world, grammar disappeared from most school curricula, so that terms such as "preposition" and "conjunction" now often confound children and adults alike. Explaining the nuts and bolts of grammar presents a special challenge, because - far more than is the case with spelling and punctuation - the subject is burdened with a centuries-old history of educational pra...

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  • Thomas Nelson & Sons

    Pacific Junior Dictionary

    $39.00

    This dictionary has been prepared for students of English in schools, to which they can refer each time they come across a difficult or unfamiliar word, and for anyone who has been learning to read, write and speak English for three years and more. Paperback: 344 pagesProduct Dimensions: 132 x 185 mmCondition: 7/10Published by Thomas Nelson & Sons

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  • Melvyn Bragg

    The Adventure Of English

    $24.00

    English is the collective work of millions of people throughout the ages. It is democratic, ever-changing and ingenious in its assimilation of other cultures. English runs through the heart of world finance, medicine and the Internet, and it is understood by around two thousand million people across the world. Yet it was very nearly wiped out in its early years. In this book Melvyn Bragg shows us the remarkable story of the English language; from its beginnings as a minor guttural Germanic di...

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  • David J. Peterson

    The Art Of Language Invention

    $34.00

    From master language creator David J. Peterson comes a creative guide to language construction for sci-fi and fantasy fans, writers, game creators, and language lovers. Peterson offers a captivating overview of language creation, covering its history from Tolkien’s creations and Klingon to today’s thriving global community of conlangers. He provides the essential tools necessary for inventing and evolving new languages, using examples from a variety of languages including his own creations, p...

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  • Albert Costa

    The Bilingual Brain

    $21.00

    Translated by John W. Schwieter Over half of the world's population is bilingual and yet few of us understand how this extraordinary, complex ability really works. How do two languages co-exist in the same brain? What are the advantages and challenges of being bilingual? How do we learn - and forget - a language? In the first study of its kind, leading expert Albert Costa shares twenty years of experience to explore the science of language. Looking at studies and examples from Canada to Franc...

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    Tom Wolfe

    The Kingdom Of Speech

    $35.00

    Tom Wolfe, whose legend began in journalism, takes us on an eye-opening journey that is sure to arouse widespread debate. The Kingdom of Speech is a captivating, paradigm-shifting argument that speech--not evolution--is responsible for humanity's complex societies and achievements. From Alfred Russel Wallace, the Englishman who beat Darwin to the theory of natural selection but later renounced it, and through the controversial work of modern-day anthropologist Daniel Everett, who defies the c...

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    Alex Bellos

    The Language Lover's Puzzle Book

    $32.00

    The Language Lover's Puzzle Book is a book of more than 100 surprising and entertaining puzzles that celebrate the amazing diversity of the world of words and language. Featuring a huge variety of ancient, modern and even invented languages, this collection of problems will introduce you to unusual alphabets and scripts, curious vocabularies and phonologies, and global variations in simple behaviours like counting, telling the time, and naming children. Whether you are a crossword solver, a c...

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    Steven Pinker

    The Sense Of Style

    $24.00

    What is the secret of good prose? Does writing well even matter in an age of instant communication? Should we care? In this funny, thoughtful book about the modern art of writing, Steven Pinker shows us why we all need a sense of style. More than ever before, the currency of our social and cultural lives is the written word, from Twitter and texting to blogs, e-readers and old-fashioned books. But most style guides fail to prepare people for the challenges of writing in the 21st century, port...

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  • Adrienne Raphel

    Thinking Inside The Box

    $30.00

    Almost as soon as it appeared, the crossword puzzle became indispensable to our lives. Invented practically by accident in 1913, when a newspaper editor at the New York World was casting around for something to fill empty column space, it became a roaring commercial success almost overnight. Ever since then, the humble puzzle has been an essential ingredient of any newspaper worth its salt. But why, exactly, are the crossword's satisfactions so sweet? Blending first-person reporting from the ...

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  • George Orwell

    Why I Write

    $15.00

    Whether puncturing the lies of politicians, wittily dissecting the English character or telling unpalatable truths about war, Orwell's timeless, uncompromising essays are more relevant, entertaining and essential than ever in today's era of spin.Paperback: 128 PagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780141019000Published by Penguin Books

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    Kory Stamper

    Word By Word

    $28.00

    With wit and irreverence, lexicographer Kory Stamper cracks open the obsessive world of dictionary writing, from the agonizing decisions about what to define and how to do it to the knotty questions of ever-changing word usage. Filled with fun facts--for example, the first documented usage of "OMG" was in a letter to Winston Churchill--and Stamper's own stories from the linguistic front lines (including how she became America's foremost "irregardless" apologist, despite loathing the word), Wo...

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  • Eric Partridge

    You Have A Point There

    $28.00

    The English Language Book Society, in addition to its low-priced editions of specialist works, publishes a variety of new series for the non-specialist. Each volume has been selected for its high standard of accuracy and usefulness of interest, and is now available at a lower price than ever before.Paperback: 230 PagesProduct Dimensions: 135 x 210 mmCondition: 7/10Published by Hamish Hamilton

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