• Babel No More the Search for the Worlds Most Extraordinary Language Learners
    Babel No More the Search for the Worlds Most Extraordinary Language Learners
    ISBN: 9781451628258
    Title: Babel No More the Search for the Worlds Most Extraordinary Language Learners
    Author: ERARD MICHAEL


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Bad English a History of Linguistic Aggravation
    Bad English a History of Linguistic Aggravation
    ISBN: 9780399165573
    Title: Bad English a History of Linguistic Aggravation
    Author: SHEA AMMON

    The author of Reading the OED presents an eye-opening look at language 'mistakes'' and how they came to be accepted as correct--or not.English is a glorious mess of a language, cobbled together from a wide variety of sources and syntaxes, and changing over time with popular usage. Many of the words and usages we embrace as standard and correct today were at first considered slang, impolite, or just plain wrong.Whether you consider yourself a stickler, a nitpicker, or a rule-breaker in the know, Bad English is sure to enlighten, enrage, and perhaps even inspire. Filled with historic and contemporary examples, the book chronicles the long and entertaining history of language mistakes, and features some of our most common words and phrases, including:DecimateHopefullyEnormityThat/whichEnervate/energizeBemuse/amuseLiterally/figurativelyAin't IrregardlessSocialistOMGStupiderLively, surprising, funny, and delightfully readable, this is a book that will settle arguments among word lovers--and it's sure to start a few, too.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Barron's 501 Latin Verbs
    Barron's 501 Latin Verbs
    ISBN: 9780764137426
    Title: Barron's 501 Latin Verbs
    Author: PRIOR RICHARD E & WOHLBERG JOSEPH

    Popular phrases, words, and expressions accompany the complete conjugation of common Latin verbs

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $59.99
    $59.99
  • Barrons Italian English Dictionary
    Barrons Italian English Dictionary
    ISBN: 9780764137648
    Title: Barrons Italian English Dictionary
    Author: BARRONS


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • Barrons Spanish English Dict
    Barrons Spanish English Dict
    ISBN: 9780764133299
    Title: Barrons Spanish English Dict
    Author: BARRONS

    Barron's is now taking a comprehensive approach to foreign-language reference volumes, starting with two definitive bilingual dictionaries, each featuring 100,000 entries with translations. These reliable and authoritative dictionaries are ideal reference books for schools, libraries, businesses, and the home bookshelf. Yet their manageable size and reasonable price also make them practical learning tools for students taking language courses. Each dictionary features: - Two full-length sections: English to target language and target language to English - American-style English translations for both French and Spanish - Headwords printed in a second color for easy reference with translations, parts of speech, and pronunciation guide printed in black - Exemplary phrases using headwords in standard contexts - Separate bilingual lists for numerals, phonetics symbols, abbreviations, and geographical names These all-inclusive dictionaries also feature full-color atlas-style maps, concise grammar guides, regular verb conjugation lists, and many more language learning aids. Here are two complete and up-to-date bilingual dictionaries for libraries, schools, and the home. They can also serve as helpful take-along books for international travelers.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Basic Hindi
    Basic Hindi
    ISBN: 9780071784245
    Title: Basic Hindi
    Author: SONIA TANEJA

    Bite-sized instruction and hundreds of engaging exercises to help you develop your Hindi script, grammar, vocabulary, and conversation skills

    Get a solid foundation in Hindi with "Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Hindi." You will learn everything from reading and writing the Devanagari script, to mastering of core vocabulary, basic grammar, and conversational structures.

    You will get clear guidance on writing the Hindi script; transliteration for all Hindi text in the first four chapters; and online recordings of key vocabulary and expressions to aid correct pronunciation.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00

    $34.00
  • Basic Indonesian
    Basic Indonesian
    ISBN: 9780804838962
    Title: Basic Indonesian
    Author: ROBSON STUART & KURNIASIH YACINTA

    This is a user-friendly and comprehensive beginner Indonesian book and a great way to learn Indonesian.

    Divided into 28 graded lessons, Basic Indonesian provides fill-in-the-blank exercises, quizzes, word puzzles and question-and-answer practices to reinforce Indonesian language learning. Extensive cultural notes are provided along with detailed tips on etiquette and appropriate cultural behavior in the world's largest Islamic society. It has been made to fill the need for a one-volume Indonesian course book which can be used for either self-study or classroom use by those who are keen to make a start on mastering the Indonesian language. The users might be students in universities or schools outside Indonesia, or expatriates living in Indonesia. The stories are set in Jakarta (apart from an excursion to Yohyakarta), are original and describe realistic situations, contain some interesting cultural sidelights, and display a lively mix of narrative and dialogue. Chapters include clear Language notes, which, help explain the grammar and build a solid foundation for further steps forward in the study of Indonesian.

    The MP3 Audio-CD is to be used along with the book and reinforces pronunciation while building better listening comprehension.

    Key features of Basic Indonesian are:

    • 28 graded lessons.
    • Multiple types of accompanying exercises.
    • Entertaining stories and dialogues in manga-style cartoon strips.
    • Clear grammar and usage notes.
    • Interesting cultural notes.
    • Accompanying MP3 audio-CD
    Available seperately--Try Tuttle's Indonesian Flash Cards to reinforce the vocabulary you've learned with Basic Indonesian

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Basic Japanese: Learn to Speak Japanese in 10 Easy Lessons (Includes Manga Illustrations, Free MP3 Audio Recordings & a Dictionary)
    Basic Japanese: Learn to Speak Japanese in 10 Easy Lessons (Includes Manga Illustrations, Free MP3 Audio Recordings & a Dictionary)
    ISBN: 9784805313909
    Title: Basic Japanese: Learn to Speak Japanese in 10 Easy Lessons (Includes Manga Illustrations, Free MP3 Audio Recordings & a Dictionary)
    Author: MARTIN SAMUEL E. & SATO ERIKO

    An introduction to Japanese through authentic, commonly-used sentences.

    This best-selling Japanese textbook is a user-friendly guide for beginners designed for use in a classroom or self-study. It adopts a very different approach from other Japanese language books--teaching you the underlying sentence structures and patterns of Japanese along with essential vocabulary and phrases so you can attain basic fluency quickly. The emphasis is on acquiring a working knowledge of simple, everyday Japanese sentences.

    This new edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded to reflect the way Japanese is spoken in Japan today. Manga illustrations have been added to each dialogue along with the latest jargon for the internet, social media, cellphones, and IT, and a bidirectional dictionary is included at the back.

    Each self-contained lesson presents a simple four-step method:

    Step 1: Basic Sentences: Each lesson begins with a few simple sentences. Essential vocabulary and phrases are learned within the context of these sentences. Audio recordings by native speakers are in the free CD-ROM in the book.

    Step 2: Communication Notes: A detailed discussion of each sentence follows to assist you in understanding the underlying structure and how to form new sentences based on the same pattern.

    Step 3: Everyday Conversations: Authentic dialogues with manga illustrations and native-speaker recordings show you how people communicate naturally in Japan today through simple, everyday interactions.

    Step 4: Exercises: Several sets of easy exercises help reinforce your understanding of the key points presented in the lesson and review what you have learned so you can move on to the next lesson.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00

    $33.00
  • Basic Mandarin Chinese Reading & Writing: An Introduction to Written Chinese for Beginners
    Basic Mandarin Chinese Reading & Writing: An Introduction to Written Chinese for Beginners
    ISBN: 9780804847261
    Title: Basic Mandarin Chinese Reading & Writing: An Introduction to Written Chinese for Beginners
    Author: KUBLER CORNELIUS C.

    A complete beginning-level course for written Mandarin Chinese designed to teach you to read and write Mandarin quickly and efficiently

    The Basic Mandarin Chinese series offers a complete introductory course superior to any other language product for Chinese. These books teach spoken and written Chinese separately, allowing you to focus on the area most important to you, and to learn the spoken and written forms of Chinese at different speeds depending on your available time and interest.

    The free audio recordings included with this book reinforce the content and make the learning process easy. Whether you're learning Mandarin for work, travel or other reasons--the Basic Mandarin Chinese approach of having two separate but integrated "tracks" helps you to learn the language more efficiently and more successfully.

    Key features of this Chinese textbook and discs include:

    • Learn to read and write the 288 highest-frequency characters and over 700 words
    • Designed to have you reading and writing simple, connected Chinese sentences quickly
    • Both simplified and traditional characters are taught; you may choose to learn either or both
    • Features a variety of fonts and styles--typeset and handwritten--preparing you to use Chinese characters in different contexts, from reading signs to texting on your phone
    The free disc included with this book includes over 6 hours of audio recordings by various native speakers, including recordings of all the reading selections, new characters, and vocabulary.

    This textbook is designed to be used in conjunction with the Basic Mandarin Chinese--Reading & Writing Practice Book which provides a range of drills and exercises designed to enhance your proficiency in reading and writing Mandarin Chinese quickly. This book is a new edition of Basic Written Chinese.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00

    $50.00
  • Basic Mandarin Chinese Reading & Writing: Practice Book
    Basic Mandarin Chinese Reading & Writing: Practice Book
    ISBN: 9780804847278
    Title: Basic Mandarin Chinese Reading & Writing: Practice Book
    Author: KUBLER CORNELIUS C.

    This comprehensive Chinese character workbook can be used with any textbook or on its own to enhance your Mandarin reading and writing skills dramatically

    No matter what textbook you're using to learn Chinese, it requires a lot of practice. Here is a wealth of effective activities and drills--plus an hour of native speaker audio recordings--to help you learn the 288 basic Chinese characters quickly and effectively.

    This book follows the Basic Mandarin Chinese--Reading & Writing textbook but works equally well with other coursebooks or on its own. The free disc contains audio recordings as well as printable PDF files providing hundreds of pages of extra exercises and activities and a set of 288 printable flash cards to help you learn the basic characters.

    Basic Mandarin Chinese--Reading and Writing Practice Book includes a wealth of carefully-designed activities designed to improve every aspect of your reading and writing skills, including:

    • Character writing practice sheets
    • Dictation, fill-in-the-blank, and dialog completion exercises
    • Answering questions, reading maps, converting written style to spoken style
    • Identifying radicals and phonetics, punctuating sentences
    • Writing tasks based on real-life schedules, photographs and name cards
    • Translation exercises
    The accompanying disc contains:
    • Audio recordings by native Mandarin speakers
    • Hundreds of printable practice pages
    • A printable set of 288 Chinese flashcards
    About the Basic Mandarin Chinese series:
    Respected Chinese language educator Dr. Cornelius Kubler has taught Mandarin Chinese to diplomats, business people and students for several decades--using an effective learning system with two separate but integrated "tracks" to help you learn the spoken and written forms of the language more efficiently and more successfully. The materials in this series have been acclaimed as a breakthrough in Mandarin Chinese language learning. This book is a new edition of Basic Written Chinese: Practice Essentials.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Beaut Little Book of NZ Slang
    Beaut Little Book of NZ Slang
    ISBN: 9780143009955
    Title: Beaut Little Book of NZ Slang
    Author: ORSMAN HARRY

    It's a well-known fact that Kiwis have their own way of talking, and without a guide you can easily come a greaser. Have a gink at this beaut little book, and you won't need to feel a nong any more. In fact, you'll be away laughing. You can put a ring around that!

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $13.00
    $13.00
  • Begat the King James Bible & the English Language
    Begat the King James Bible & the English Language
    ISBN: 9780199695188
    Title: Begat the King James Bible & the English Language
    Author: CRYSTAL DAVID

    Let there be light, ""A fly in the ointment,"" ""New wine in old bottles,"" ""How are the mighty fallen,"" ""The salt of the earth."" All these everyday phrases owe their popularity to the King James Bible. Indeed, it is said that this astonishing Bible has contributed more to the color and grace of the English language than almost any other literary source. InBegat, best-selling language expert David Crystal offers a stimulating tour of the verbal richness and incredible reach of the King James Bible. How can a work published in 1611 have had such a lasting influence on the language? To answer this question, Crystal offers fascinating discussions of phrases such as ""The skin of one's teeth"" or ""Out of the mouth of babes,"" tracing how these memorable lines have found independent life in the work of poets, playwrights, novelists, politicians, and journalists, and how more recently they have been taken up with enthusiasm by advertisers, Hollywood, and hip-hop. He shows, for instance, how ""Let there be light"" has resurfaced as ""Let there be lite,"" the title of a diet cookbook, and ""Let there be flight,"" the title of an article about airport delays. Along the way, Crystal reminds us that the King James Bible owes much to earlier translations, notably those by Wycliffe in the fourteenth century and Tyndale in the sixteenth. But he also underscores crucial revisions made by King James's team of translators, contrasting the memorable ""Am I my brother's keeper"" with Wycliffe's ""Am I the keeper of my brother."" Language lovers and students of the Bible will be equally enthralled byBegatand its engaging look at the intersection of religion and literature.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
    $24.00
  • Beginning Japanese Kanji: Language Practice Pad
    Beginning Japanese Kanji: Language Practice Pad
    ISBN: 9780804846707
    Title: Beginning Japanese Kanji: Language Practice Pad
    Author: MATSUZAKI WILLIAM

    Five minutes a day is all it takes to begin learning Japanese.

    With Beginning Japanese Kanji Language Practice Pad, anyone can master the 334 basic kanji along with 1,000 frequently used words in just minutes a day Ideal for beginning Kanji learners, this informative writing pad-style workbook was designed for students preparing for the JLPT N5 and AP Japanese Exams. Each sheet introduces a new character in bold, easy-to-read type, along with its pronunciation, meanings, stroke order, and related vocabulary.

    After studying the character and its compound forms, users can tear off the sheet and practice writing these in the writing boxes provided. These sheets make it easy to learn the correct stroke order; in just five minutes a day, users of all ages will be well on their way to writing Japanese like a native

    This handy kit includes:

    • A 16 page portable study book that lists all 334 Japanese characters and associated vocabulary
    • Mnemonic visual aids to enhance comprehension
    • 336 page double-sided workbook for writing practice


    Format: Kit
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Beginning Japanese Phrases: Language Practice Pad
    Beginning Japanese Phrases: Language Practice Pad
    ISBN: 9780804846714
    Title: Beginning Japanese Phrases: Language Practice Pad
    Author: MATSUZAKI WILLIAM

    With Beginning Japanese Phrases Language Practice Pad you can master essential Japanese phrases in just minutes a day

    Although more people are studying the Japanese language than ever before, others are still wary of starting because they believe "it's too difficult." But Beginning Japanese Phrases Language Practice Pad will show absolute beginners that Japanese is in many ways much easier than other languages, and it will help intermediate Japanese learners review and improve upon their past studies and practice Japanese every day. Japanese is a fascinating language that uses Chinese characters (kanji) as well as two other alphabets (hiragana and katakana). After a few weeks of gradual progress, your ability to read Japanese, write Japanese and speak Japanese will grow tremendously.

    This calendar-like desk companion is divided into monthly topics and builds upon itself, one day at a time. Japanese phrases are kept short, simple and functional.

    Each of the 332 pages includes these four components:

    • The phrase or dialogue in Japanese characters.
    • A transliteration using English letters (romanji), which gives English speakers a guide to pronunciation.
    • The English translation.
    • A related note about the phrase, Japan, or Japanese culture to add context.


    Format: Boxed Set
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Beginning Linguistics
    Beginning Linguistics
    ISBN: 9780230231702
    Title: Beginning Linguistics
    Author: BAUER LAURIE

    This introduction to linguistics for the absolute beginner focuses on the core topics of phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. Theoretically-neutral, each essential topic is covered in depth and the author's engaging style encourages interaction from students by using regular short questions to check comprehension.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $52.00
    $52.00
  • Bendable Learnings the Wisdom of Modern Management
    Bendable Learnings the Wisdom of Modern Management
    ISBN: 9781741669046
    Title: Bendable Learnings the Wisdom of Modern Management
    Author: WATSON DON

    Mission statements are everywhere: you have to have one, whether you're a Fortune 500 company, a hedge fund, a primary school, a church or a hockey club. Without a mission statement, who would know what your values are, or what your culture is? And how then, going forward, will you get buy-in on your strategy and uptake of your brand? The language of modern management has triumphed, transforming clear, everyday communication into meaningless sludge. To sound professional, you must express everything in abstract nouns, and each noun in terms of another one; you must talk about synergy and strategy, uptake and outcomes and outputs and inputs, key performance indicators and drivers and customer experience - even if your 'customers' are in fact patients in your hospital. This language is deliberately obscure and falsely scientific; what is more worrying, those who use it have lost the very ability to think clearly. From Don Watson, the author of Death Sentence and Weasel Words, comes this new assortment of noxious management drivel and financial market blather. Read them aloud - then try the exercises. The disease may not yet have run its course, but Watson's acerbic wit restores hope in the power of well-chosen words to entertain and to inspire.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Ben-yehudas Pocket English-hebrew Hebrew-english Dictionary Meelon Ben-yehuda Meelon Ceem Anglee-iuree Iuree-anglee
    Ben-yehudas Pocket English-hebrew Hebrew-english Dictionary Meelon Ben-yehuda Meelon Ceem Anglee-iuree Iuree-anglee
    ISBN: 9780671688622
    Title: Ben-yehudas Pocket English-hebrew Hebrew-english Dictionary Meelon Ben-yehuda Meelon Ceem Anglee-iuree Iuree-anglee
    Author: BEN-YEHUDA EHUD


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Berlitz Phrase Book and Dictionary Korean
    Berlitz Phrase Book and Dictionary Korean
    ISBN: 9781780044927
    Title: Berlitz Phrase Book and Dictionary Korean
    Author: BERLITZ PUBLISHING

    Berlitz Phrasebook and Dictionary KoreanCompact, clear, and packed with key words and phrases to help conversation, this pocket-sized Korean phrasebook and dictionary from Berlitz's trusted language experts (with free app) is a trusty travel companion, and all you need to make yourself understood - and to understand others - when you're out and about in Korea.· With its emphasis on conversational usage, and up-to-date language on social media, leisure, business - and more - this is the only phrase book you'll need when exploring Korea· Includes 3000-word bilingual dictionary · Visually appealing colour-coding system means you can find what you want, when you want, and fast· The simplified Berlitz pronunciation system will ensure you're clearly understood· Stunning colour photography enhances the expert content, and makes this series the most visually attractive phrase book on the marketAbout Berlitz: Berlitz draws on years of travel and language expertise to bring you a wide range of travel and language products, including travel guides, maps, phrase books, language-learning courses, dictionaries and kids' language products.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Bescherelle La Conjugasion Pour Tous
    Bescherelle La Conjugasion Pour Tous
    ISBN: 9782218951985
    Title: Bescherelle La Conjugasion Pour Tous
    Author: COLLECTIF


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • Best Little Grammar Book Ever! 101 Ways to Impress With Your Writing & Speaking
    Best Little Grammar Book Ever! 101 Ways to Impress With Your Writing & Speaking
    ISBN: 9780984331604
    Title: Best Little Grammar Book Ever! 101 Ways to Impress With Your Writing & Speaking
    Author: MILLER ARLENE

    Arlene Miller uses her extensive experience and exuberant manner to assemble a surprisingly entertaining approach to our challenging language. I can't think of a neater, nor more useful, tool on your shortlist of references.--K. Patrick McDonald, author, consultant, speaker, and paramedic.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen
    Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen
    ISBN: 9781925240993
    Title: Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen
    Author: NORRIS MARY

    Mary Norris has spent more than three decades in The New Yorker's copy department, maintaining its celebrated high standards. Now she brings her vast experience, good cheer, and finely sharpened pencils to help the rest of us in a boisterous language book as full of life as it is of practical advice.

    Between You & Me features Norris's laugh-out-loud descriptions of some of the most common and vexing problems in spelling, punctuation, and usage comma faults, danglers, "who" vs. "whom," "that" vs. "which," compound words, gender-neutral language and her clear explanations of how to handle them. Down-to-earth and always open-minded, she draws on examples from Charles Dickens, Emily Dickinson, Henry James, and the Lord's Prayer, as well as from The Honeymooners, The Simpsons, David Foster Wallace, and Gillian Flynn. She takes us to see a copy of Noah Webster's groundbreaking Blue-Back Speller, on a quest to find out who put the hyphen in Moby-Dick, on a pilgrimage to the world's only pencil-sharpener museum, and inside the hallowed halls of The New Yorker and her work with such celebrated writers as Pauline Kael, Philip Roth, and George Saunders.

    Readers and writers will find in Norris neither a scold nor a softie but a wise and witty new friend in love with language and alive to the glories of its use in America, even in the age of autocorrect and spell-check. As Norris writes, "The dictionary is a wonderful thing, but you can't let it push you around."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00

    $30.00
  • Big Book of Words You Should Know Over 3,000 Words Every Person Should Be Able to Use
    Big Book of Words You Should Know Over 3,000 Words Every Person Should Be Able to Use
    ISBN: 9781605501390
    Title: Big Book of Words You Should Know Over 3,000 Words Every Person Should Be Able to Use
    Author: OLSEN DAVID

    Do you know what "quatrefoil" and "impolitic" mean? What about "halcyon" or "narcolepsy"?

    This book is a handy, easy-to-read reference guide to the proper parlance for any situation. In this book you will find: Words You Absolutely Should Know (covert, exonerate, perimeter); Words You Should Know But Probably Don't (dour, incendiary, scintilla); Words Most People Don't Know (schlimazel, thaumaturgy, epergne); Words You Should Know to Sound Overeducated (ad infinitum, nugatory, garrulity); Words You Probably Shouldn't Know (priapic, damnatory, labia majora); and more.

    Whether writing an essay, studying for a test, or trying to impress friends, family, and fellow cocktail party guests with their prolixity, you will achieve magniloquence, ebullience, and flights of rhetorical brilliance.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00

    $29.00
  • Biology Level 3  Esa Study Guide
    Biology Level 3 Esa Study Guide
    ISBN: 9781927194584
    Title: Biology Level 3 Esa Study Guide
    Author: SINCLAIR MARIA

    The new edition of this popular title covers the NCEA Level 3 Biology Achievement Standards 3.1 to 3.7 being implemented in 2013. It features brief notes, clear explanations, examples, plenty of diagrams and numerous actvities with answers in the back of the book. Use throughout the year to support classroom work, to help with internal assessments and to revise for end-of-year exams.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Blood Toil Tears & Sweat the Great Speeches
    Blood Toil Tears & Sweat the Great Speeches
    ISBN: 9780141442068
    Title: Blood Toil Tears & Sweat the Great Speeches
    Author: CHURCHILL WINSTON


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
    $31.00
  • Bloomers, Biros & Wellington Boots: How the Names Became the Words
    Bloomers, Biros & Wellington Boots: How the Names Became the Words
    ISBN: 9781782435747
    Title: Bloomers, Biros & Wellington Boots: How the Names Became the Words
    Author: SHOLL ANDREW

    Revealing the history behind words from Hoover to Sandwich and Wellington Boots to the Biro, this guide to eponyms is full of surprises. What's in a name? From Achilles to zeppelin, the words we use in everyday language invoke a cast of historical characters, from figures of ancient legend to modern-day sports stars. But have you ever stopped to wonder how on earth the names became the words we use so often? How, for example, did Italian nationalist leader Giuseppe Garibaldi give his name to something so sweet as a biscuit? Who was the Gordon Bennett whose name has become an expression of surprise or displeasure? And who knew, when Odysseus set off on his ten-year voyage home in Homer's epic, that long journeys would take his name? Behind so many words are real people with a story to tell. This fascinating book reveals the history behind the most familiar and more unusual eponyms.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.00
    $17.00
  • Blooming English
    Blooming English
    ISBN: 9780521548328
    Title: Blooming English
    Author: BURRIDGE KATE

    A look at the quirks of the English language, past and present, this volume shows our capacity to play with the language and examines how we use it - in slang and jargon, swearing, speaking the unspeakable or concealing unpleasant or incovenient facts.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $62.00
    $62.00
  • Blue Book of Grammar & Punctuation an Easy-to-use Guide With Clear Rules, Real-world Examples, & Reproducible Quizzes
    Blue Book of Grammar & Punctuation an Easy-to-use Guide With Clear Rules, Real-world Examples, & Reproducible Quizzes
    ISBN: 9780470222683
    Title: Blue Book of Grammar & Punctuation an Easy-to-use Guide With Clear Rules, Real-world Examples, & Reproducible Quizzes
    Author: STRAUS JANE

    The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is filled with easy-to-understand rules,real-world examples, dozens of reproducible exercises, and pre- and post-tests.
    This handy workbook is ideal for teachers, students in middle school through college, ESL students, homeschoolers, and professionals. Valuable for anyone who takes tests or writes reports, letters, Web pages, e-mails, or blogs, The Blue Book offers instant answers to everyday English usage questions.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Bonjour Effect: the Secret Codes of French Conversation Revealed
    Bonjour Effect: the Secret Codes of French Conversation Revealed
    ISBN: 9781250051851
    Title: Bonjour Effect: the Secret Codes of French Conversation Revealed
    Author: BARLOW JULIE

    Jean-Benoit Nadeau and Julie Barlow spent a decade traveling back and forth to Paris as well as living there. Yet one important lesson never seemed to sink in: how to communicate comfortably with the French, even when you speak their language. In "The Bonjour Effect" Jean-Benoit and Julie chronicle the lessons they learned after they returned to France to live, for a year, with their twin daughters. They offer up all the lessons they learned and explain, in a book as fizzy as a bottle of the finest French champagne, the most important aspect of all: the French don't communicate, they "converse." To understand and speak French well, one must understand that French conversation runs on a set of rules that go to the heart of French culture. Why do the French like talking about "the decline of France"? Why does broaching a subject like money end all discussion? Why do the French become so aroused debating the merits and qualities of their own language? Through encounters with school principals, city hall civil servants, gas company employees, old friends and business acquaintances, Julie and Jean-Benoit explain "why," culturally and historically, conversation with the French is not about communicating or being nice. It's about being "interesting." After reading "The Bonjour Effect," even readers with a modicum of French language ability will be able to hold their own the next time they step into a bistro on the Left Bank."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Bonjour Effect: The Secret Codes of French Conversation Revealed
    Bonjour Effect: The Secret Codes of French Conversation Revealed
    ISBN: 9780715652190
    Title: Bonjour Effect: The Secret Codes of French Conversation Revealed
    Author: BARLOW JULIE & NADEAU JEAN-BENOIT

    Jean-Beno�t Nadeau and Julie Barlow spent a decade traveling back and forth to Paris as well as living there. Yet one important lesson never seemed to sink in: how to communicate comfortably with the French, even when you speak their language. In The Bonjour Effect Jean-Beno�t and Julie chronicle the lessons they learned after they returned to France to live, for a year, with their twin daughters. They offer up all the lessons they learned and explain, in a book as fizzy as a bottle of the finest French champagne, the most important aspect of all: the French don't communicate, they converse. To understand and speak French well, one must understand that French conversation runs on a set of rules that go to the heart of French culture. Why do the French like talking about "the decline of France"? Why does broaching a subject like money end all discussion? Why do the French become so aroused debating the merits and qualities of their own language? Through encounters with school principals, city hall civil servants, gas company employees, old friends, and business acquaintances, Julie and Jean-Beno�t explain why, culturally and historically, conversation with the French is not about communicating or being nice. It's about being interesting.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Book Lover's Treasury of Quotations
    Book Lover's Treasury of Quotations
    ISBN: 9781578266302
    Title: Book Lover's Treasury of Quotations
    Author: BRIELYN JO

    Rich with meaningful quotes, heartfelt humor and witty one-liners, "The Book Lover s Treasury of Quotations" brings together the best and brightest to speak on all that books have to offer. Whether it s their ability to transport us to exciting new worlds, or the way they open our eyes to new ways of seeing our own, "The Book Lover s Treasury of Quotations "speaks to the lifelong reader in each of us.
    Simple and accessible for all ages, this delightful title welcomes readers to share in the many wonderful experiences that reading can offer. An affordable and simple gesture, this enjoyable title adds a little meaning to any gift or occasion and is impossible to resist. Beautifully assembled in an easy-to-follow format, "The Book Lover s Treasury of Quotations" is the perfect gift for the book lover in your life.
    Turning to the first page in a new book and beginning a brand new journey is the sort of excitement that you can t find anywhere else. Whether it s a gripping mystery, a timeless romance or a thrilling adventure, reading is one of the most important and personally fulfilling things a person can do. "The Book Lover s Treasury of Quotations" collects the wisdom on offer from reading and puts them all in one place in an attractive volume that fits in your pocket
    "The Book Lover s Treasury of Quotations" collects over 200 quotes of the literary laughs and lessons that only books can provide "

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Brazilian Portuguese Phrasebook Lp 4ed
    Brazilian Portuguese Phrasebook Lp 4ed
    ISBN: 9781740597319
    Title: Brazilian Portuguese Phrasebook Lp 4ed
    Author: 4TH EDITION

    A few words can take you a long way. These pocket-sized language guides--the most extensive two-way dictionary and culinary reader available in a phrasebook--are perfect for travellers of all ages and budgets who want to interact with the locals to maximize their travel experience. Each title in the series features colour sections, a user-friendly sentence builder, an easy-to-follow pronunciation guide and over 2,500 essential words and phrases. Useful sections are divided into key areas, including food, health, accommodations and going out.The Brazilian Portuguese Phrasebook includes a new sustainable travel language chapter for the responsible traveller.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Brazillian Portuguese Phrasebook & Dict. LP 5ed
    Brazillian Portuguese Phrasebook & Dict. LP 5ed
    ISBN: 9781743211816
    Title: Brazillian Portuguese Phrasebook & Dict. LP 5ed
    Author: 5TH EDITION

    Complete with tips for pronunciation and grammar, two-way dictionary and snappy sentence builder. You'll also find communication tips and cultural information - Brazilliant! Handy phrases for socialisingResponsible travel talkHealth and emergency sectionUseful phrases for finding accommodation Coverage Includes: Introduction, Basics, Practical, Social, Food, Safe Travel, Dictionary and Sustainable Travel

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.00
    $17.00
  • Breathing the Page: Reading the Act of Writing
    Breathing the Page: Reading the Act of Writing
    ISBN: 9781897151785
    Title: Breathing the Page: Reading the Act of Writing
    Author: WARLAND BETSY

    Twelve years in the making, Breathing the Page: Reading the Act of Writing is a must-read for students of creative writing. This collection is comprised of two sets of twelve essays each. "Materials" reflects on the history and animate nature of the objects we use in the act of writing, from computers, to pens and pencils, right down to paper. Warland subverts our assumptions about these 'tools' by making the case that our materials are also our collaborators. 'Concepts' investigates, names, and addresses the powerful forces at work beneath the language of craft. Warland shows that what ultimately determines whether a piece of writing succeeds or flounders is a writer's ability to be humbled, overcome, or guided by these forces

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $41.00
    $41.00
  • Brewers Dict of Phrase & Fable 19 Ed
    Brewers Dict of Phrase & Fable 19 Ed
    ISBN: 9780550102454
    Title: Brewers Dict of Phrase & Fable 19 Ed
    Author: DENT SUSIE

    Why doesn't God go away? God: All That Matters, by philosopher Mark Vernon,suggests that there is something odd about the way God is discussed today. It is often as if the divine were being examined in a test tube, in a search for empirical and objective confirmation of his/her existence. Yet, for people of faith, the experience of God is nothing if not subjectively real; they know God, in-so-far as they do, in their lives.

    Vernon therefore looks to move the argument on from the debates between atheist and religious fundamentalists, to look at how people through time have looked for, experienced, and explained God - in suffering, in nature, in morality, in peak experiences, in goodness, in the future and in love.

    This accessible and concise book will appeal to both students and general readers, giving a fascinating introduction to a wide range of perspectives on God.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $77.00
    $77.00
  • Briefest English Grammar & Punctuation Guide Ever
    Briefest English Grammar & Punctuation Guide Ever
    ISBN: 9781742232799
    Title: Briefest English Grammar & Punctuation Guide Ever
    Author: COLMAN RUTH

    With excellent examples and easy-to-follow rules, this concise and practical guide covers the basics of English grammar and punctuation. Perfect for English speakers who weren't taught proper grammar in the classroom as well as for general readers who are uncertain about punctuation marks in certain situations, this handbook sheds light on the most common questions, including Where should commas go? When should a hyphen be used?and What is the difference between an adjective and an adverb?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Brothers Karamazov
    Brothers Karamazov
    ISBN: 9780374528379
    Title: Brothers Karamazov
    Author: DOSTOYEVSKY T PEVEAR R & VOLOKHONSKY L


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Bulgarian Phrasebook & Dictionary Lp 2nd Ed
    Bulgarian Phrasebook & Dictionary Lp 2nd Ed
    ISBN: 9781741793314
    Title: Bulgarian Phrasebook & Dictionary Lp 2nd Ed
    Author: 2ND EDITION

    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher With Lonely Planet's Bulgarian Phrasebook, let no barriers - language or culture - get in your way. Grab this phrasebook and soak up the sun at a Black Sea beach, drop by the medieval town of Veliko Tarnovo, or visit Bulgaria's best spiritual treasure, Rila Monastery. Our phrasebooks give you a comprehensive mix of practical and social words and phrases in more than 120 languages. Chat with the locals and discover their culture ? a guaranteed way to enrich your travel experience. Order the right meal with our menu decoder Never get stuck for words with our 3500-word two-way dictionary We make language easy with shortcuts, key phrases & common Q&As Feel at ease, with essential tips on culture & manners Coverage includes: Basic language tools such as pronunciation; phrases for getting out and about, being social, food, safe travel, sustainable travel, and more; and two dictionaries Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet and Ronelle Alexander. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' -The New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -Fairfax Media (Australia)

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.00
    $17.00
  • Bullshit: a Lexicon
    Bullshit: a Lexicon
    ISBN: 9781101904534
    Title: Bullshit: a Lexicon
    Author: PETERS MARK

    An irreverent lexicon of the seemingly infinite ways we call bullshit, written by a McSweeney's columnist and etymologist, illustrated by a New Yorker-contributing cartoonist.

    What's the difference between "balderdash" and "drivel"? Where did "mumbo-jumbo" come from? How should you use "meadow mayonnaise"? What's "felgercarb" and which popular TV show coined it?

    There are hundreds of common and rare terms for bullshit in English, including borrowings from German, turn-of-the-century sailors, The Simpsons, and beyond. Bullshit is everywhere, but not all of it is created equal. Mark Peters's Bullshit: A Lexicon is the handy guide to identifying and calling BS in all of its many forms, from "bunk" and "claptrap" to "applesauce" and "gobbledygook." Packed with historical facts, pop culture tidbits, and definitions for each term, Bullshit is perfect for humor readers, language lovers, and anyone looking to describe life's everyday annoyances.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Buongiorno Italia Course Book
    Buongiorno Italia Course Book
    ISBN: 9780563519454
    Title: Buongiorno Italia Course Book
    Author: CREMONA JOSEPH

    You can gain valuable insights into modern Italian culture, and extended reading material in Italian will enhance your learning experience, introducing more advanced language and specialist topics. Focusing on listening, reading, writing and speaking skills, Buongiorno Italia! will help you reach the equivalent of a first qualification, such as GCSE. 20 units based around authentic dialogues in Italian illustrate the basic structures and vocabulary in an everyday context Exercises, activities and explanations reinforce learning throughout the course

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $61.00
    $61.00
  • Burmese Phrasebook Lp 5ed
    Burmese Phrasebook Lp 5ed
    ISBN: 9781743214336
    Title: Burmese Phrasebook Lp 5ed
    Author: 5TH EDITION

    Spoken by about 30 million people, Burmese is the official language of Myanmar (formerly Burma). Completely rewritten and revamped, this new edition is essential reading for anyone spending time in Myanmar.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.00
    $17.00
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