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The Mother Tongue
The Mother Tongue
by Bill Bryson
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"Everything, it seems, is interesting to Bill Bryson. The marvel is that he can make it all interesting to us....Bryson's book, Mother Tongue...is the one that convinced me he could probably write informatively and with humor about anything. I mean, who... (read more)

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Language, Truth and Logic
Language, Truth and Logic
by Alfred Jules Ayer
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Classic introduction to objectives and methods of schools of empiricism and linguistic analysis, especially of the logical positivism derived from the Vienna Circle. Topics: elimination of metaphysics, function of philosophy, nature of philosophical... (read more)

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Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English
Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English
by John Mcwhorter
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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” at all? Is the way we... (read more)

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Subjects, Expletives, and the Epp (Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax)
Subjects, Expletives, and the Epp (Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax)
by Peter Svenonius
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This collection of previously unpublished articles examines Noam Chomsky's Extended Projection Principle and its relationship to subjects and expletives (works like "it" that stand for other words). Re-examining Chomsky's proposition that each clause... (read more)

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En Una Palabra
En Una Palabra
by Charlie Lopez
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Es un fascinante viaje a traves de los origenes e historias de mas de quinientos terminos de uso cotidiano. Charlie Lopez se vale de la etimologia para revelar vinculos insospechados entre muchos vocablos conocidos y personajes historicos, de ficcion... (read more)

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The Sociolinguistics of Language (Sociolinguistics of Language)
The Sociolinguistics of Language (Sociolinguistics of Language)
by Ralph W Fasold
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A companion to the author's Sociolinguistics of Society, this textbook, examines the influence of social interaction in language use and discusses a variety of facts about language from the commonplace to the exotic.... (read more)

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English Language: A Historical Introduction
English Language: A Historical Introduction
by Charles Barber
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A textbook survey of the English language, introducing the theoretical and technical concepts of historical linguistics.... (read more)

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A Life in Letters: The Personal, the Professional, and the Political
A Life in Letters: The Personal, the Professional, and the Political
by Sol Saporta
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This is a varied collection of letters to the editors of various newspapers, which reflect the interaction of Sol Saporta's personal, professional, and political life and thinking over a period of 25 years. A large section of the letters deal with... (read more)

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Language Files 8TH Edition Materials for a Introduction
Language Files 8TH Edition Materials for a Introduction
by Ohio State Univ
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This unique collection features: -- In-depth material on the core areas of introductory linguistics. -- An innovative format that allows instructors to determine easily the order of topics to be covered. -- Practice exercises and problems, with... (read more)

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Talking Turkey and Other Cliches We Say (Ways to Say It)
Talking Turkey and Other Cliches We Say (Ways to Say It)
by Nancy Loewen
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Feeling under the weather? Don't throw in the towel. Chin up! This book is your dream come true. For more cliches, look inside.... (read more)

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Bilingualism Across the Lifespan: Aspects of Acquisition, Maturity, and Loss
Bilingualism Across the Lifespan: Aspects of Acquisition, Maturity, and Loss
by Kenneth Hyltenstam
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In this broad overview of current theoretical and empirical approaches to the study of bilingualism, the contributors examine the dynamics of bilingual language processing over time from the perspectives of neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics and... (read more)

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Anshen Transdisciplinary Lectureships in Art, Science, and t #3: Language and Thought
Anshen Transdisciplinary Lectureships in Art, Science, and t #3: Language and Thought
by Noam Chomsky
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A fascinating analysis of human language and its influence on other disciplines by one of the nation's most respected linguists. Chomsky is also the author of What Uncle Sam Really Wants and The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many (15,000 copies sold).... (read more)

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Essentials of English Grammar
Essentials of English Grammar
by L Sue Baugh
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Perplexed by prepositions? Stymied by semicolons? Solve the puzzle of good grammar. A quick reference for people with grammar questions and an excellent primer for anyone learning the basics, Essentials of English Grammar features a glossary of grammar... (read more)

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Anguished English (06 Edition)
Anguished English (06 Edition)
by Lederer
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Anguished English is the impossibly funny anthology of accidental assaults upon our common language. From bloopers and blunders to Signs of the Times to Mixed-Up Metaphors . . . from Two-Headed Headlines to Mangling Modifiers . . . it's a collection that... (read more)

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Pragmatics: An Introduction
Pragmatics: An Introduction
by Jacob L Mey
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This is a succinct introduction to the burgeoning field of pragmatics, the study of language from the point of view of its users, of the choices they make, the constraints they encounter in using language in social interaction, and the effects their use... (read more)

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Introducing Linguistics: A Graphic Guide (Introducing)
Introducing Linguistics: A Graphic Guide (Introducing)
by R L Trask
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A brilliantly accessible guide to our most defining faculty as humans: language. Linguistics: A Graphic Guide combines iconic text and images to take us into the fascinating story told by our words. It covers the history of the field from its ancient... (read more)

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Writing the Story of Alphabets
Writing the Story of Alphabets
by Shelby Rice
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Well-written, loaded with information, and with a rich assortment of illustrations, each Discoveries RM volume is a look at one facet of art, archaeology, music, history, philosophy, popular culture, science, or nature. These innovatively designed... (read more)

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Eve Spoke: Human Language and Human Evolution
Eve Spoke: Human Language and Human Evolution
by Philip Lieberman
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The human imagination never ceases to be captivated by the quest for its own roots. Who were our ancestors? In the evolutionary clash of brains and brawn, what was it that prevailed and made us, Homo sapiens, uniquely human? Today scientists cite... (read more)

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Linguistic Inquiry Monographs #6: Some Concepts and Consequences of the Theory of Government and Binding
Linguistic Inquiry Monographs #6: Some Concepts and Consequences of the Theory of Government and Binding
by Noam Chomsky
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Noam Chomsky, more than any other researcher, has radically restructured the study of human language over the past several decades. While the study of government and binding is an outgrowth of Chomsky's earlier work in transformational grammar, it... (read more)

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Word Smart II How To Build a More Educat
Word Smart II How To Build a More Educat
by Princeton Review
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Revised Edition This revised edition of Word Smart II features another 848 words you need to know for an educated, up-to-date vocabulary. Other features are a pronunciation guide, a list of common usage errors and the most frequently tested words.... (read more)

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