Language: history & general works
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In this provocative and persuasive new book, Nicholas Ostler challenges our assumption that English ..
Smith, Noel 'Razor'
'I have spent almost 33 of the last 53 years in and out of prison, but mainly in. I was a juvenile o..
People speak different languages, and always have. The Ancient Greeks took no notice of anything unl..
Two Girls, One on Each Knee: A History of Cryptic Crosswords is an audaciously constructed book on t..
Despite the humble origins of its name (Anglo Saxon for the speck at the head of a boil), the dot ha..
What do the following have in common?Let there be light - A fly in the ointment - A rod of iron - Ne..
The technological realm provides an unusually active laboratory not only for new ideas and products ..
Almost everyone swears, or worries about not swearing, from the two year-old who has just discovered..
Throughout history the English language has reflected social changes, trade routes, and waves of fas..
Have you ever wondered why we talk about a handicap in sport, why boxing is so named, or whether a d..
Half the world's population speaks a language that has evolved from a single, prehistoric mother ton..
Routledge Language Workbooks provide absolute beginners with practical introductions to core areas o..
Sell, Roger D.
Up until the mid-1980s most pragmatic analysis had been done on spoken language use, considerably le..
Im not hanging noodles on your ears. In Moscow, this curious, engagingly colorful assertion is commo..
Hayes, Justin Cord
The bizarre meanings behind everyday names! Did you know that Jacobs tend to cheat in school, Marys ..
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