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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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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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Horsefeathers: & Other Curious Words
Horsefeathers: & Other Curious Words
by Charles Funk
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Oh, horsefeathers!... (read more)

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Life Skills & Test Prep 4
Life Skills & Test Prep 4
by Wendy Pratt Long
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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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Concise Dictionary of English Etymology
Concise Dictionary of English Etymology
by Walter Skeat
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The Wordsworth Reference Library includes language dictionaries, language guides, historical references, and much more. This popular series covers everything from the familiar and practical to the extraordinary and outrageous.... (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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Top Notch Fundamentals - With CD (2ND 11 Edition)
Top Notch Fundamentals - With CD (2ND 11 Edition)
by Saslow
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The Top Notch Fundamentals Student's Book and Workbook Pack  make English unforgettable through multiple exposures to language, numerous opportunities to practice it, and systematic and intensive recycling. Goals- and achievement-based lessons... (read more)

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Focus on Writing 4 (Student Book Alone)
Focus on Writing 4 (Student Book Alone)
by John Beaumont
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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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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 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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Anonyponymous: The Forgotten People Behind Everyday Words
Anonyponymous: The Forgotten People Behind Everyday Words
by John Bemelmans Marciano
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An encyclopedia of linguistic biographies: the witty, illustrated stories of the Earl of Sandwich, Charles Boycott, and other historical figures better known as words than people. Eponymous, adj. Giving ones name to a person, place, or thing. Anonymous... (read more)

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology (Oxford Paperback Reference)
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology (Oxford Paperback Reference)
by Oxford
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From where did the words "bungalow" and "assassin" derive? How were "adder", "anger", and "umpire" originally spelled? In this essential companion to any popular dictionary, over 17,000 entries provide a wealth of information about our language and its... (read more)

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Morris Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins
Morris Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins
by William Morris
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< P> The first Edition of the < i> Morris Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins< /i> detailed the fascinating and little known stories behind thousands of words and phrases that we use every day. In this new edition, William and Mary... (read more)

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Chambers Dictionary of Etymology
Chambers Dictionary of Etymology
by Larousse Kingfisher Chambers
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This fascinating dictionary explores the development of over 25,000 English words.... (read more)

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Focus on Grammar 2 Workbook, 4th Edition
Focus on Grammar 2 Workbook, 4th 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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What I Believe 2: Listening and Speaking about What Really Matters
What I Believe 2: Listening and Speaking about What Really Matters
by Mary E Ward
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   What I Believe 2: Listening and Speaking about What Really Matters , by Mary E. Ward, is based on the public radio series This I Believe. What I Believe 2 features the unique voices of individuals from all walks of life who share... (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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New Keywords: A Revised Vocabulary of Culture and Society
New Keywords: A Revised Vocabulary of Culture and Society
by Tony (edt) Bennett
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Over 25 years ago, Raymond Williams’ Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society set the standard for how we understand and use the language of culture and society. Now, three luminaries in the field of cultural studies have assembled a volume... (read more)

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English Words from Latin and Greek Elements
English Words from Latin and Greek Elements
by Donald Ayers
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Since 1965, Donald Ayers' English Words from Latin and Greek Elements has helped thousands of students to a broader vocabulary by showing them how to recognize classical roots in modern English words. Its second edition, published in 1986, has confirmed... (read more)

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