• 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.
  • 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 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.'
  • The Alternative Mathematical Model of Linguistic Semantics and Pragmatics

    By Vilem Novak

    Our Price: $159.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780306442698
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: February 1993
    In opposition to the classical set theory of natural language, Novák's highly original monograph offers a theory based on alternative and fuzzy sets. This new approach is firmly grounded in semantics and pragmatics, and accounts for the vagueness inherent in natural language-filling a large gap in our current knowledge. The theory will foster fruitful debate among researchers in linguistics and artificial intellegence.
  • Altsachsisches Handworterbuch/ A Concise Old Saxon Dictionary

    By Heinrich Tiefenbach

    Our Price: $349.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783110232332
    • Publisher: De Gruyter
    • Published: May 2010
  • 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
  • American Humor, Slang and Expressions

    By Rangi Ranganath

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780755206520
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: February 2011
  • Analysing Police Interviews

    By Elisabeth Carter

    Our Price: $44.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780567129093
    • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
    • Published: May 2013
    Winner of the British Society of Criminology 'Criminology Book Prize 2012'This book uses transcripts from real UK police interviews, investigating previously unexplored and under-explored areas of the process. It illustrates the way in which police and suspects use language and sounds to inform, persuade and communicate with each other. It also looks closely at how interactional tools such as laughter can be used to sidestep the legal boundaries of this setting without sanction.The work reveals the delicate balance between institutional and conversational talk, the composition and maintenance of roles and the conflicts between the rules of interaction and law. The analyses offer detailed insights into the reality behind the myth and mystique of police interviews and contain findings which have the potential to inform and advance evidence-based police interview training and practice.
  • Analyze Anything

    By Gregory Fraser

    Our Price: $136.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781441154064
    • Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
    • Published: June 2012
    Fraser and Davidson are both well-published poets who are affiliated with the English department of the U. of West Georgia. Their text is appropriate for college-bound students, those early in their college career, and those further along who find themselves still wrestling with writing about literature. The presentation of semiotic analysis is clear, engaging, and specific, with plenty of examples. Chapters address choosing a sign to analyze, questioning and staging the sign, generating ideas about meaning, and building essays and ideas. The last chapter presents 10 analytical exercises pertaining to spectacle, ads, metaphor, gender, slang, consumption, and captivity, among other themes. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
  • Anaphora and Definite Descriptions

    By Aakko Hintikka

    Our Price: $79.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789027720566
    • Publisher: Kluwer Academic Pub
    • Published: June 1985
  • Anaphora and Definite Descriptions

    By Jaako Hintikka

    Our Price: $149.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789027720559
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: February 1986
  • The Anatomy of Meaning

    By N. J. Enfield

    Our Price: $37.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781107407756
    • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
    • Published: October 2012