• 100 More Words Every High School Graduate Should Know (100 Words)

    By Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries

    Our Price: $6.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780544019669
    • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    • Published: March 2013
    Collects one hundred words that juniors and seniors in high school should know, including their definition, pronunciation, and etymology.
  • 2107 Curious Word Origins, Sayings and Expressions from White Elephants to Song Dance

    By Charles Earle Funk

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780883658451
    • Publisher: Galahad Books
    • Published: September 1993
    This fascinating reference includes four previously published best-selling titles--A Hog on Ice, Thereby Hangs a Tale, Heavens to Betsy! and Horsefeathers and Other Curious Words.
  • Aboutness (Carl G. Hempel Lecture Series)

    By Stephen Yablo

    Our Price: $57.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780691144955
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • Published: April 2014
    "This is an excellent book. Aboutness is highly original and represents a major contribution to metaphysics and the philosophy of language."--Thomas Hofweber, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill"Aboutness is a major achievement. Yablo is one of the most distinctive philosophical writers of our time. Every sentence of this landmark book is a joy, and the discussion is elegant throughout. In this part of philosophy, it doesn't get better than this."--Gideon Rosen, Princeton University
  • Academic Discourse

    By Ken Hyland

    Our Price: $43.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780826498045
    • Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
    • Published: March 2009
    Hyland (education, U. of London) presents an introductory text on academic discourse in English, for undergraduate and postgraduate students, general readers and specialists in other areas of applied linguistics or language teaching. The text draws on several corpora of academic written and spoken discourse, with examples from Chinese, American and British academic institutions. Hyland begins with discussion of the nature of academic discourse and its significance to academic life, theoretical and methodological approaches used in studies of text and talk in the academy, and the concepts of "community" and "discipline." He then explores these approaches and concepts in relation to contemporary settings and genres, with analysis of four types of discourse--research, instructional, student, and popular academic discourse--followed by an examination of the effects of academic discourse on political and economic contexts, on perceptions of science, and on international scholarship. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
  • Academic Evaluation: Review Genres In University Settings

    Our Price: $115.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780230224339
    • Publisher: PALGRAVE
    • Published: September 2009
    Summary from OCLC: Academic criticism can be highly fraught and threatening, potentially wounding to the reviewed author and disruptive to the discipline, but it occurs routinely in review genres. This book explores how academics publically evaluate each others' work. Focusing on blurbs, book reviews, review articles, and literature reviews, the international contributors to the volume show how writers manage to critically engage with others' ideas, argue their own viewpoints, and establish academic credibility while simultaneously navigating these risky interactions.
  • Academic Writing and Genre

    By Ian Bruce

    Our Price: $39.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781441103086
    • Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
    • Published: October 2010
    `The book is informative, clearly written and well organized. It is a significant contribution to the genre discussion in general, and to the teaching of academic writing in particular.' LinguistListThe focus of this book is the use of genre-based approaches to teaching academic writing. Genre-based courses enable second language learners to integrate their linguistic, organizational and contextual knowledge in a variety of different tasks. The book reviews pedagogical approaches to genre through English for Specific Purposes and Systemic Functional Linguistics to present a synthesis of the current research being undertaken in the field. From this theoretical base, lan Bruce proposes a new model of genre-based approaches to academic writing, and analyzes the ways in which this can be implemented in pedagogy and curriculum design.Academic Writing and Genre is a cutting-edge monograph which will be essential reading for researchers in applied linguistics.
  • The Accidental Dictionary: The Remarkable Twists and Turns of English Words

    By Paul Anthony Jones

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781681775692
    • Publisher: Pegasus Books
    • Published: October 2017
  • Altered English: Surprising Meanings of Familiar Words

    By Jeffrey Kacirk

    Our Price: $11.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780764920196
    • Publisher: POMEGRANATE PRESS, LTD.
    • Published: April 2002
    A collection of almost 1,500 A-Z entries that explain archaic or unusual meanings of modern English words, by the author of 'The Word Museum.'
  • America In So Many Words: Words That Have Shaped America

    By David K. Barnhart

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780618002702
    • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
    • Published: September 1999
    Offers a chronological history of famous American words and expressions, such as hot dog, bayou, bogus, and cafeteria
  • The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots (Third Edition)

    By Calvert Watkins

    Our Price: $21.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780547549446
    • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    • Published: September 2011
    A fully revised and updated edition provides etymologies for more than 13,000 words while tracing English's connection to other world languages, in a reference that is complemented by an essay on the reconstruction abilities of linguists and Proto-Indo-European culture. Original.
  • American Humor, Slang and Expressions

    By Rangi Ranganath

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780755206520
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: February 2011
  • Anaphora and Definite Descriptions

    By Aakko Hintikka

    Our Price: $79.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789027720566
    • Publisher: Kluwer Academic Pub
    • Published: June 1985
  • The Anatomy of Meaning

    By N. J. Enfield

    Our Price: $37.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781107407756
    • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
    • Published: October 2012
  • Anonyponymous: The Forgotten People Behind Everday Words

    By John Bemelmans Marciano

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781596916531
    • Publisher: Bloomsbury
    • Published: October 2009
    Where would we be today without the anonyponymous? What? You don't know that word, you say? 'Anonyponymous' may not technically be a term endorsed by most linguists. It is a clever combination of thewords 'eponymous,' which is a person who has given his or her name to refer to an object, and 'anonymous' since they are often forgotten. Examples of anonyponymous are everywhere. Where would be be without the Earl of Sandwich come lunchtime? Or without Coriolano Paparazzo when we want to catch up on the latest celebrity fashion? These people and many more are the subject of John Bemelmans Marciano's humorous and intriguing book 'Anonyponymous.'
  • Applying Cognitive Linguistics to Second Language Learning and Teaching

    By Jeannette Littlemore

    Our Price: $44.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780230302358
    • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    • Published: September 2011