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The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language
The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language
by Mark Forsyth
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Do you wake up feeling rough? Then youre philogrobolized. Find yourself pretending to work? Thats fudgelling. And this could lead to rizzling, if you feel sleepy after lunch. Though you are sure to become a sparkling deipnosopbist by dinner. Just dont... (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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Slip of the Tongue: Talking about Language (Real World)
Slip of the Tongue: Talking about Language (Real World)
by Katie Haegele
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Drawing from personal experiences to explore a wide range of topics in linguistics, this clever memoir looks at the ways people use language to communicate, to make art, and simply to survive. It begins with descriptions of the rich linguistic history of... (read more)

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Alphabet Juice: The Energies, Gists, and Spirits of Letters, Words, and Combinations Thereof; Their Roots, Bones, Innards, Piths, Pips
Alphabet Juice: The Energies, Gists, and Spirits of Letters, Words, and Combinations Thereof; Their Roots, Bones, Innards, Piths, Pips
by Roy Blount
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“If everybodys first English teacher were Roy Blount Jr., we might still be trillions in debt, but we would be so deeply in love with words and their magic . . . that wed hardly notice.” —Chris Tucker, The Dallas Morning News After... (read more)

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New Joys of Yiddish Updated Edition
New Joys of Yiddish Updated Edition
by Leo Rosten
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Enjoy the most comprehensive and hilariously entertaining lexicon of the colorful and deeply expressive language of Yiddish. With the recent renaissance of interest in Yiddish, and in keeping with a language that embodies the variety and vibrancy of life... (read more)

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English from the Roots Up, Volume 1: Help for Reading, Writing, Spelling & S. A. T. Scores (English from the Roots Up)
English from the Roots Up, Volume 1: Help for Reading, Writing, Spelling & S. A. T. Scores (English from the Roots Up)
by Joegil K. Lundquist
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There are several interesting things to discuss when teaching this root word, jacio, jactum. Remember that in Latin, "j" is pronounced as though it were a "y". Actually, the ancient Romans didn't juse "j" at all. They spelled this word, "iacio, iactum... (read more)

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Why Do We Say It?: The Stories Behind the Words, Expressions and Cliches We Use
Why Do We Say It?: The Stories Behind the Words, Expressions and Cliches We Use
by Frank Oppel
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How did lollypops get their name? What's long about a longshoreman?  Why do we pass the buck? The answers are in this fascinating volume.  The intriguing origins of hundreds of unusual words and expressions are here, organized in a handy... (read more)

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Why You Say It: The Fascinating Stories Behind Over 600 Everyday Words and Phrases
Why You Say It: The Fascinating Stories Behind Over 600 Everyday Words and Phrases
by Webb B Garrison
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The Fascinating stories behind over 600 everyday words and phrases such as... Shindig - A veteran square dance caller will tell you that bruised shins result from the swigging feet of beginning dancers. A dance that leaves telltale marks on the lower... (read more)

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The Facts on File Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins, Fourth Edition (Writers Reference)
The Facts on File Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins, Fourth Edition (Writers Reference)
by Robert Hendrickson
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The Facts On File Writer's Library includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other indispensable resources for writers, students, and serious readers. From the origins of words and phrases to the meanings of literary terms, the collection provides... (read more)

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Flying by the Seat of Your Pants: Surprising Origins of Everyday Expressions
Flying by the Seat of Your Pants: Surprising Origins of Everyday Expressions
by Harry Oliver
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Let's "cut to the chase" and "make no bones about it"-this book will have you "pleased as punch." Sowing your wild oats, throwing in the towel, painting the town red...Harry Oliver reveals the fascinating stories behind these and other strange turns of... (read more)

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Lexicographer's Dilemma
Lexicographer's Dilemma
by Jack Lynch
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In its long history, the English language has had many lawmakers—those who have tried to regulate or otherwise organize the way we speak. The Lexicographer's Dilemma poses a pair of questions—what does proper English mean, and who... (read more)

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Focus on Writing 3 (12 Edition)
Focus on Writing 3 (12 Edition)
by Colin Ward
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Focus on Writing   is an academic writing program that provides students with essential tools to master not only the key steps in the writing process, but also the grammatical structures, lexical knowledge, and rhetorical modes essential for... (read more)

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The Story of English in 100 Words
The Story of English in 100 Words
by David Crystal
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In this entertaining history worlds most ubiquitous language, linguistics expert David Crystal draws on one hundred words that best illustrate the huge variety of sources, influences and events that have helped to shape our vernacular since the... (read more)

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Word Origin 2015 Day-To-Day Calendar
Word Origin 2015 Day-To-Day Calendar
by Gregory Mcnamee
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With daily vocabulary lessons ranging from humorous to provocative to sometimes just plain strange, the Word Origin calendar offers language buffs a stimulating year of engrossing root-word trivia.  Learn the remarkable origins behind obscure as... (read more)

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Team Talk: Sporting Words and Their Origins (Shire General)
Team Talk: Sporting Words and Their Origins (Shire General)
by Julian Walker
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Have you ever wondered why we talk about a handicap in sport, why boxing is so named, or whether a dumbbell ever rang? It was during the nineteenth century that hitherto local games with relaxed and varying rules were formalized. During this process... (read more)

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Life Skills and Test Prep 4 (09 Edition)
Life Skills and Test Prep 4 (09 Edition)
by Dawn Furushima
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Life skills and Test Prep 2, the companion student text, provides through practice of life skills and is linked to the unit themes and vocabulary of Center Stage. Center Stage is a four-level, four-skills course that supports student learning and... (read more)

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Focus on Grammar 2 - Workbook (4TH 12 Edition)
Focus on Grammar 2 - Workbook (4TH 12 Edition)
by Samuela Eckstut-didier
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This pack consists of the Focus on Grammar 2 Student Book with a MyEnglishLab access code and Workbook 2.   Focus on Grammar maintains the proven pedagogy that makes it the most popular contextualized grammar series worldwide. Its unique four-step... (read more)

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Issues in Clinical and Cognitive Neuropsychology #2: The Invention of Middle English: An Anthology of Primary Sources
Issues in Clinical and Cognitive Neuropsychology #2: The Invention of Middle English: An Anthology of Primary Sources
by David Matthews
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At a time when medieval studies is increasingly concerned with historicizing and theorizing its own origins and history, the development of the study of Middle English has been relatively neglected. The Invention of Middle English collects for the first... (read more)

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Blooming English: Observations on the Roots, Cultivation and Hybrids of the English Language
Blooming English: Observations on the Roots, Cultivation and Hybrids of the English Language
by Kate Burridge
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A fascinating and well-crafted look at the quirks of the English language, past and present.... (read more)

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Corpus and Discourse #52: Academic Vocabulary in Learner Writing: From Extraction to Analysis
Corpus and Discourse #52: Academic Vocabulary in Learner Writing: From Extraction to Analysis
by Magali Paquot
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Academic vocabulary is in fashion, as witnessed by the increasing number of books published on the topic. In the first part of this book, Magali Paquot scrutinizes the concept of 'academic vocabulary' and proposes a corpus-driven procedure based on the... (read more)

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