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Exaltation of Larks the Ultimate Edition
Exaltation of Larks the Ultimate Edition
by James Lipton
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James Lipton is the creator, executive producer, writer, and host of Inside the Actors Studio, which is seen in eighty-nine million homes in America on the Bravo network, and in 125 countries, and has received fourteen Emmy nominations. He is the author... (read more)

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Signing Made Easy: A Complete Program for Learning Sign Language. Includes Sentence Drills and Exercises for Increased Comprehension and
Signing Made Easy: A Complete Program for Learning Sign Language. Includes Sentence Drills and Exercises for Increased Comprehension and
by Rod R Butterworth
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Mickey Flodin is the author of Signing Everyday Phrases, Signing for Kids, Signing is Fun, Signing Illustrated, and co-author, with Rod R. Butterworth, of The Perigee Visual Dictionary of Signing, The Pocket Dictionary of Signing, and Signing Made Easy.... (read more)

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Writing From Sources (8TH 11 Edition)
Writing From Sources (8TH 11 Edition)
by Brenda Spatt
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Covering every step of research, writing, and documentation, Writing from Sources provides a complete guide to source-based writing. The book builds from fundamental skills -- such as annotating a passage -- to more demanding ones such as integrating... (read more)

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Spreading the Word: Language and Dialect in America
Spreading the Word: Language and Dialect in America
by John H Mcwhorter
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John McWhorter is Associate Professor of Linguistics at University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of The Word on the Street: Fact and Fable About American English and two books about Pidgin and Creole languages.... (read more)

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That Should Be a Word: A Language Lover's Guide to Choregasms, Povertunity, Brattling, and 250 Other Much-Needed Terms for the Modern World
That Should Be a Word: A Language Lover's Guide to Choregasms, Povertunity, Brattling, and 250 Other Much-Needed Terms for the Modern World
by Lizzie Skurnick
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Finally there’s a word for it: Fidgital—excessively checking one’s devices. Martyrmony—staying married out of duty. Author of the highly popular “That Should Be a Word” feature in the New York Times Magazine, Lizzie... (read more)

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Choose the Right Word: Second Edition
Choose the Right Word: Second Edition
by Samuel I. Hayakawa
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Revised edition of Cassell's Modern Guide to Synonyms & Related Words. A blend of thesaurus, dictionary, and manual of English usage. Contains 1,000 entries which define and compare 6,000 commonly used synonyms and related words. Annotation c. Book... (read more)

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A Certain "Je Ne Sais Quoi": The Origin of Foreign Words Used in English
A Certain "Je Ne Sais Quoi": The Origin of Foreign Words Used in English
by Chloe Rhodes
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"English doesn't borrow from other languages. English follows other languages down dark alleys, knocks them over, and goes through their pockets for loose grammar." -James D. Nicoll Organized alphabetically for easy reference, A Certain "Je Ne Sais Quoi"... (read more)

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Schottenfreude: German Words for the Human Condition
Schottenfreude: German Words for the Human Condition
by Ben Schott
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Ever thought, There should be a German word for that? Well, thanks to the brilliantly original mind behind Schotts Original Miscellany, now there is. Schottenfreude is a unique, must-have dictionary, complete with newly coined words that explore the... (read more)

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Dictionary of Word Origins: The Histories of More Than 8,000 English-Language Words
Dictionary of Word Origins: The Histories of More Than 8,000 English-Language Words
by John Ayton
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What is the link between map and apron, acrobat and oxygen, zeal and jealousy, flour and pollen, secret and crime? Did you know that crimson originally comes from the name of tiny scale insects, the kermes, from whose dried bodies a red dyestuff is made?... (read more)

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Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It (09 Edition)
Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It (09 Edition)
by Kelly Gallagher
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A veteran full-time high-school English teacher in southern California, Gallagher has written many books over the years about how to teach reading and writing effectively. Here he shouts out a warning that many teachers and administrators in an... (read more)

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Course in Phonetics (7TH 15 Edition)
Course in Phonetics (7TH 15 Edition)
by Ladefoged
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Offering the most current coverage available, A COURSE IN PHONETICS, 7e remains the authoritative text for the study of phonetics. Combining Peter Ladefoged's student-friendly writing style with Keith Johnson's comprehensive presentation, the Seventh... (read more)

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Principles of Life - Text Only (2ND 14 Edition)
Principles of Life - Text Only (2ND 14 Edition)
by David M. Hillis
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With its first edition, Principles of Life provided a textbook well aligned with the recommendations proposed in BIO 2010: Transforming Undergraduate Education for Future Research Biologists and Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education. Now... (read more)

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That's Not English: Britishisms, Americanisms, and What Our English Says about Us
That's Not English: Britishisms, Americanisms, and What Our English Says about Us
by Erin Moore
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An expats witty and insightful exploration of English and American cultural differences through the lens of language that will leave readers gobsmacked   In Thats Not English, the seemingly superficial differences between British and American... (read more)

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Oxford Companion To the English Language
Oxford Companion To the English Language
by Oxford
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Some 3,500 entries encompass writing and speech, linguistics, rhetoric, literary terms; related topics such as bilingual education, child language acquisition, sign language, and psycholinguistics; and biographies of figures who have influenced the... (read more)

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Holy Cow!: Doggerel, Catnaps, Scapegoats, Foxtrots, and Horse Feathers--Splendid Animal Words and Phrases
Holy Cow!: Doggerel, Catnaps, Scapegoats, Foxtrots, and Horse Feathers--Splendid Animal Words and Phrases
by Boze Hadleigh
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We love animals but insult humans by calling them everything from weasels or pigs to sheep, mice, chickens, sharks, snakes, and bird-brains. Animal epithets, words, and phrases are so widespread we often take them for granted or remain ignorant of the... (read more)

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A Compendium of Collective Nouns: From an Armory of Aardvarks to a Zeal of Zebras
A Compendium of Collective Nouns: From an Armory of Aardvarks to a Zeal of Zebras
by Jason Sacher
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This illustrated guide compiles over 2,000 collective nouns and brings them to life in stunningly colorful, graphic artwork from the design dynamos at Woop Studios. Chock-full of treasures of the English language, the diversity of terms collected here... (read more)

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Reading Reminders
Reading Reminders
by Jim Burke
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Burke has published previously on teaching English, reading, and grant writing. Here he offers 100 techniques for teaching reading, based on his experiences as a high school English teacher, and using input from his students. For teachers, Burke... (read more)

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Visions Across the Americas (8TH 13 Edition)
Visions Across the Americas (8TH 13 Edition)
by J. Sterling Warner
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Louise Erdrich, Amy Tan, John Steinbeck, Pat Mora, and Andrew Lam are among the authors represented in Visions Across the Americas: Short Essays for Composition, 8th Edition. The book's 72 cross-cultural essays (12 of them new) cover a variety of themes--... (read more)

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Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language
Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language
by Steven Pinker
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One of Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World Today," Steven Pinker is the author of seven books, including How the Mind Works and The Blank Slate—both Pulitzer Prize finalists and winners of the William James Book Award. He is... (read more)

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100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses and Misuses (04 Edition)
100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses and Misuses (04 Edition)
by American Heritage Dictionaries Staff
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The Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries are a team of professional lexicographers with advanced degrees in various scholarly fields. The editors familiarize themselves with the vocabulary in specific subject areas, collect materials on new... (read more)

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