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  1. Words Words Words by David Crystal

    Words Words Words by David Crystal

    $9.30

    Words, Words, Words is a celebration of what we say and how we say it. It invites us to engage linguistically with who we are: to understand what words tell us about where wecome from and what we do. And as they continually shape our lives, it suggests ways that we can look at words anew and get involved with collecting and coining words ourselves. Learn More
  2. Alpha Beta: How 26 Letters Shaped the Western World by John Man

    Alpha Beta: How 26 Letters Shaped the Western World by John Man

    $9.30

    This is a story of adventure, passion and intrigue in man's quest for a written language, and although today many languages around the world divide humanity, the alphabet largely units mankind. This book traces the history of the written word. Learn More
  3. Collins GEM Thesaurus by Eugene Ehrlich
  4. The Penguin Italian Reader by Timothy Holme
  5. Mastering Spanish 2 by Robert P. Clarke

    Mastering Spanish 2 by Robert P. Clarke

    $9.30

    The sequel to Mastering Spanish. The book uses text extracts from a variety of sources and transcribed conversations by native speakers. Learn More
  6. Varieties of English: An Introduction to the Study of Language by Dennis Freeborn

    Varieties of English: An Introduction to the Study of Language by Dennis Freeborn

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    A topic-based introduction to spoken and written English, providing a wide range of written texts and transcriptions of speech for commentary and analysis. The salient stylistic features are described in linguistic terms where this is relevant to the particular nature of the text or transcript. Learn More
  7. The Complete Why Do We Say That by Graham Donaldson

    The Complete Why Do We Say That by Graham Donaldson

    $9.30

    Examines the origin of familiar phrases such as "currying favour", and "stealing one's thunder". The book attempts to explain the origin of over 180 phrases. This book brings together all the material included in two previous books, "Why Do We Say That?" and "More 'Why Do We Say That?'". Learn More
  8. Talk, Talk, Talk: Investigation into the Mystery of Speech by Jay Ingram

    Talk, Talk, Talk: Investigation into the Mystery of Speech by Jay Ingram

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    A look at talk, exploring almost everything about this human activity - from the first words on earth to the wizardry of the brain. This book covers humankind's most enigmatic and intriguing skill - from the speech differences between Neaderthals and Cro-Magnons to Freudian slips. Learn More
  9. Turkish at Your Fingertips by Lexus

    Turkish at Your Fingertips by Lexus

    $9.30

    All the Turkish words and phrases the traveller is likely to need, plus signs, menu terms and standard replies, and the basics of grammar and pronunciation clearly presented. Learn More
  10. The Godzone Dictionary: Of Favourite New Zealand Words and Phrases by Max Cryer

    The Godzone Dictionary: Of Favourite New Zealand Words and Phrases by Max Cryer

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    The Godzone Dictionary is a concise A - Z of the words and phrases that make our New Zealand language so distinctive and individual, from Aotearoa and Avondale spiders to Zambuck and Zespri. Never stuffy or academic, Max Cryer brings his expert knowledge and sly wit to a book that is sure to be a reference for many years to come. Sweet as! Learn More

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