Linguistics

    Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventi

    Paperback £58.49

    The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang offers the ultimate record of modern, post WW2 American Slang. The 25,000 entries are accompanied by citations that authenticate the words as well as offer examples of usage from popular literature, newspapers, magazines, movies, television shows, musical lyrics, and Internet user groups. Etymology,...

    The Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities: A Yearbook of Forgotten Words

    By Paul Anthony Jones

    Hardback £11.45

    The ultimate gift for wordsmiths and lovers of language: a word for every day of the year

    Research Methods in Psycholinguistics and the Neurobiology o

    By Peter Hagoort

    Paperback Save £0.24 = £26.75

    The first comprehensive guide to research methods and technologies in psycholinguistics and the neurobiology of language Bringing together contributions from a distinguished group of researchers and practitioners, editors Annette M.B.

    Restrictive Language Policy in Practice

    By Amy J. Heineke

    Paperback £24.92

    Arizona's monolingual and prescriptive approach to teaching English continues to capture international attention. This book examines the experiences of those involved in Arizona's language policy on a daily basis, highlighting the importance of local perspectives as well as preparing and professionalizing teachers of English learners.

    Introducing Discourse Analysis

    By James Paul Gee

    Paperback £24.53

    Introducing Discourse Analysis: From Grammar to Society is a concise and accessible introduction by bestselling author, James Paul Gee, to the fundamental ideas behind different specific approaches to discourse analysis, or the analysis of language in use. The book stresses how grammar sets up choices for speakers and writers to...

    Making Sense

    By David Crystal

    Paperback Save £1.14 = £7.85

    The world's greatest authority on language explains the secrets and subtleties of the grammar of English. David Crystal explores its history and varieties, explains its rules and irregularities and shows how to navigate its snares and pitfalls. He gives practical guidance on how grammar is used in different ways for...

    Workplace Writing

    By Stephen Bremner

    Paperback £27.92

    Workplace Writing: Beyond the Text draws together a wealth of research into different aspects of writing in workplace settings, creating a comprehensive picture of workplace writing and covering factors and activities that go far beyond the text. In a full analysis of the challenges facing the student writer transitioning from...

    Translation: The Basics

    By Juliane House

    Paperback £18.58

    Translation: The Basics is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the study of translation. Combining traditional text-based views with the context of translation in its widest sense, it presents an integrated approach to methodology in order to critically address influences such as power and gender, as well as cultural, ethical,...

    How Language Began: The Story of Humanity\'s Greatest Invention

    Hardback Save £7.54 = £17.46

    In his groundbreaking new book Daniel Everett seeks answers to questions that have perplexed thinkers from Plato to Chomsky: when and how did language begin? What is it? And what is it for? Daniel Everett confounds the conventional wisdom that language originated with Homo sapiens 150,000 years ago and that...

    Metaphorical Stories in Discourse

    By L. David Ritchie

    Hardback £74.28

    When Hillary Clinton conceded in 2008 that she didn't quite 'shatter the glass ceiling', she used an abbreviated metaphorical story, in which stories about one topic are presented as stories about something entirely different. This book examines metaphorical stories as a means to a deeper understanding of ordinary communication.

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