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New Keywords (05 Edition)
New Keywords (05 Edition)
by Tony 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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Teaching English Language Learners Across the Content Areas (10 Edition)
Teaching English Language Learners Across the Content Areas (10 Edition)
by Judie Haynes
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Taking off from the ideas in our best-selling book, Getting Started with English Language Learners, here's a book that helps teachers in every subject area become expert teachers of English language learners (ELL). Using classroom scenarios that depict... (read more)

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The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots
The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots
by Joseph Twadell Shipley
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There are no direct records of the original Indo-European speech. By comparing the vocabularies of its various descendants, however, it is possible to reconstruct the basic Indo-European roots with considerable confidence. In The Origins of English Words,... (read more)

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Studies in Germanic, Indo-European and Indo-Uralic.
Studies in Germanic, Indo-European and Indo-Uralic.
by Frederik Kortlandt
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The red thread which runs through this book is a quest for relative chronology of linguistic developments. The probability of a reconstruction can be judged against the background of the transitions which it implies for the linguistic system as a whole... (read more)

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Essentials of Mastering English: A Concise Grammar
Essentials of Mastering English: A Concise Grammar
by Carl Bache
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Designed for both native and non-native speakers of English studying at the undergraduate level, this guide covers the basics of English grammar, emphasizing the distinction between form and function. Topics include sentence functions, clause types... (read more)

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Understanding and Using Good Grammar: Reproducible Lessons, Exercises, and Tests
Understanding and Using Good Grammar: Reproducible Lessons, Exercises, and Tests
by Genevieve Walberg Schaefer
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Assists students with the more challenging points of grammar. Assures students' understanding with a full system of review, analysis, and application. Encourages active learning with over 150 reproducible lessons, exercises, and tests Schaefer)... (read more)

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Essential Idioms in English: Phrasal Verbs and Collocations
Essential Idioms in English: Phrasal Verbs and Collocations
by Robert J. Dixson
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From catching a cold to landing on your feet, idiomatic expressions add color and style to the English language. The latest edition of Essential Idioms in English remains the resource of choice for mastering more than 500 common English idioms, phrasal... (read more)

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What's in a Word?: Fascinating Stories of More Than 350 Everyday Words and Phrases
What's in a Word?: Fascinating Stories of More Than 350 Everyday Words and Phrases
by Webb B. Garrison
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Have you ever woken up on the wrong side of the bed? Did you make it to that early morning meeting by the skin of your teeth? Was your heart in the right place when you proposed that idea, even though you couldn't hold a candle to the guy next to you who... (read more)

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Making Whoopee: Words of Love for Lovers of Words
Making Whoopee: Words of Love for Lovers of Words
by Evan Morris
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The definitive book on the vocabulary of love, from the nationally syndicated "Word Detective."... (read more)

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Word Wizard: Super Bloopers, Rich Reflections, and Other Acts of Word Magic
Word Wizard: Super Bloopers, Rich Reflections, and Other Acts of Word Magic
by Richard Lederer
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After a multi-decade career of stimulating readers to appreciate and laugh at the glories and oddities of our English language, beloved language maven Richard Lederer has collected his very best and most popular pieces in Word Wizard. In this career... (read more)

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Focus on Writing 1 A1 (12 Edition)
Focus on Writing 1 A1 (12 Edition)
by Natasha Haugnes
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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 academic... (read more)

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The Secret Life of Words: How English Became English
The Secret Life of Words: How English Became English
by Henry Hitchings
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AN ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEAR The Secret Life of Words is a wide-ranging account of the transplanted, stolen, bastardized words we've come to know as the English languag. It's a history of English as a whole, and of the thousands of individual words... (read more)

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Northstar 4: Listening and Speaking - Text Only (3RD 09 - Old Edition)
Northstar 4: Listening and Speaking - Text Only (3RD 09 - Old Edition)
by Tess Ferree
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Northstar, now in its third edition, motivates students to succeed in their academic as well as personal language goals. For each of the five levels, the two strands — Reading and Writing and Listening and Speaking — provide a fully... (read more)

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Lifelines 2 : Coping Skills in English (2ND 93 Edition)
Lifelines 2 : Coping Skills in English (2ND 93 Edition)
by Barbara Foley
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This 4-volume, competency-based series integrates real-life skills with essential language, vocabulary, and cultural information. Individual, small group, and whole class exercises emphasize natural language and ample oral/aural practice.<BR>... (read more)

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The Origins of Language: A Slim Guide
The Origins of Language: A Slim Guide
by James R. Hurford
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An Introduction to Word Grammar. by Richard Hudson (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics)
An Introduction to Word Grammar. by Richard Hudson (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics)
by Richard A. Hudson
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Word grammar is a theory of language structure and is based on the assumption that language, and indeed the whole of knowledge, is a network, and that virtually all of knowledge is learned. It combines the psychological insights of cognitive linguistics... (read more)

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The World in a Phrase: A Brief History of the Aphorism
The World in a Phrase: A Brief History of the Aphorism
by James Geary
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For lovers of words and seekers of wisdom, a lively history of aphorisms--the oldest written art form--and the intriguing people who have penned them, from the Buddha to Emily Dickinson.... (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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Cambridge Word Routes Anglika-Ellinika
Cambridge Word Routes Anglika-Ellinika
by Michael Mccarthy
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Cambridge Word Routes and Word Selectors are a range of unique bilingual reference books in which words and phrases are organised in topic groups, helping learners to explore related vocabulary in a way that is not possible in conventional dictionaries... (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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