• 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.
  • Academic Discourse

    By Ken Hyland

    Our Price: $175.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780826498038
    • Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
    • Published: March 2009
    Academic discourse is a rapidly growing area of study, attracting researchers and students from a diverse range of fields. This is partly due to the growing awareness that knowledge is socially constructed through language and partly because of the emerging dominance of English as the language of scholarship worldwide. Large numbers of students and researchers must now gain fluency in the conventions of English language academic discourses to understand their disciplines, establish their careers and to successfully navigate their learning. This accessible and readable book shows the nature and importance of academic discourses in the modern world, offering a clear description of the conventions of spoken and written academic discourse and the ways these construct both knowledge and disciplinary communities. This unique genre-based introduction to academic discourse will be essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying TESOL, applied linguistics, and English for Academic Purposes.
  • Academic Discourse

    By Ken Hyland

    Our Price: $44.95
    • 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: $44.95
    • 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.
  • Academic Writing in Context

    By Martin Hewings

    Our Price: $94.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780826481313
    • Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
    • Published: July 2006
    This volume explores a number of themes of current interest to those engaged in researching and teaching academic genres: the social and cultural context of academic writing; differences between the academic and non-academic text; the analysis of particular text types; variation within and across disciplines; and applications of theory in the teaching of writing. The contributors include many of today's most influential scholars in the area of academic literacy, working in a wide variety of tertiary academic contexts in Britain, Finland, Hong Kong, Zimbabwe, Australia and the United States. The implications will be of relevance to all those engaged in teaching academic writing to both native and non-native English speaking students in tertiary education around the world.
  • Affixes in Their Origin and Application

    By Samuel Stehman Haldeman

    Our Price: $27.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781432548629
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: April 2007
  • Agency And Consciousness in Discourse

    By Paul J. Thibault

    Our Price: $79.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780826492524
    • Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
    • Published: November 2006
    This is a paperbound reprint of a 2004 book. Continuing the discussion he began in his 2004 Brain, Mind, and the Signifying Boyd, Thibault (linguistics and media communication, Agder U. College, Norway) explores how agency and consciousness are created and enacted in and through transactions between self and other. Such transactions are the central notion in the development of an adequate explanation of both agency and consciousness, he argues, and it is necessary to reconnect body-brain processes and interactions to the social and discursive practices that directly act upon and affect our body-brain systems in meaning-making activity. A central theme is how new emergent levels of organization come into existence between already existing scalar levels at the same time that existing levels are reorganized by the emergence of the new levels. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
  • Akkadian Lexical Companion for Biblical Hebrew: Etymological-Semantic and Idiomatic Equivalents W Ith Supplement on Biblical Aramaic

    By Hayim Ben- Yosef . Tawil

    Our Price: $39.75
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781602801141
    • Published: November 2009
  • 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
  • The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots (Third Edition)

    By Calvert Watkins

    Our Price: $24.99
    • 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.