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Lets Learn Hiragana: First Book of Basic Japanese Writing

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Lets Learn Hiragana: First Book of Basic Japanese Writing

Yauko Mitamura

Writing systems, alphabets; Language teaching & learning material & coursework; Languages & ESL

Paperback

There are three types of Japanese script--katakana, hiragana, and kanji. It is possible to read Japanese knowing only a limited... [more]

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Furphies and Whizz-bangs: Anzac Slang from the Great War

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Furphies and Whizz-bangs: Anzac Slang from the Great War

Amanda Laugesen (Director, Australian National Dictionary Centre)

Language: reference & general; Dictionaries; linguistics; History; Australasian & Pacific history; Military history

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This book illuminates Australian soldiers' voices, feelings and thoughts, through exploration of the words and language used... [more]

$32.95  $12.00

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Learning Japanese Hiragana and Katakana 2ED Workbook for Self Study

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Learning Japanese Hiragana and Katakana 2ED Workbook for Self Study

Kenneth G. Henshall, Tetsuo Takagaki

Bilingual & multilingual dictionaries; Writing systems, alphabets; Language teaching & learning material & coursework; Languages & ESL

Paperback

<i>Learning Hiragana and Katakana</i> is a systematic and comprehensive Japanese workbook that can be used along with a Japanese... [more]

$19.99

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Becoming an African Diaspora in Australia: Language, Culture, Identity

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Becoming an African Diaspora in Australia: Language, Culture, Identity

Finex Ndhlovu

Sociolinguistics; History; Migration, immigration & emigration; Ethnic minorities & multicultural studies

Hardback

Becoming an African Diaspora in Australia extends debates on identities, cultures and notions of race and racism into new... [more]

$137.95  $40.00

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Simplified Dictionary of Modern Samoan

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Simplified Dictionary of Modern Samoan

R.W. Allardice

Bilingual & multilingual dictionaries; linguistics; Language self-study texts; Languages & ESL

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This dictionary of over 15,000 entries has been compiled to meet a need for a contemporary Samoan language resource. It is... [more]

$40.00

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Appraising Research: Evaluation in Academic Writing

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Appraising Research: Evaluation in Academic Writing

S. Hood

Writing & editing guides; Semantics; Language teaching theory & methods; Language teaching & learning material & coursework

Hardback

Focusing on the introductions to research articles in a variety of disciplines, the author uses appraisal theory to analyze... [more]

$157.95  $35.00

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Easy Arabic Script: A Step by Step Guide to Handwriting

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Easy Arabic Script: A Step by Step Guide to Handwriting

Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar

linguistics; Languages & ESL

Paperback

A reference and workbook for students of Arabic. It features explanations and graphics, along with exercises and activities... [more]

$32.95

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Most Common Chinese Radicals: New Approaches to Learning Chinese

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Most Common Chinese Radicals: New Approaches to Learning Chinese

Zhang Pengpeng

linguistics; Languages & ESL

Paperback

This writing strand of the programme New Approaches to Learning Chinese uses 108 most commonly used Chinese radicals, sequences... [more]

$16.95

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The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary

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The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary

Simon Winchester

Language: history & general works; linguistics; Social & cultural history

Paperback

The creation of the first Oxford English Dictionary was an extraordinary endeavour, lasting over 70 years. In The Professor... [more]

$20.95

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The Art of Rhetoric

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The Art of Rhetoric

Aristotle

Semantics; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500; Ethics & moral philosophy; Social & political philosophy; Political science & theory

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Aristotle's Art of Rhetoric is a treatise concerning the theory and practice of the most dynamic form of discourse in Classical... [more]

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Norwegian: A Comprehensive Grammar

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Norwegian: A Comprehensive Grammar

Philip Holmes, Hans-Olav Enger (Professor of Nordic Languages)

Grammar, syntax; Languages & ESL

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Norwegian: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to modern Norwegian (the Bokmal standard). The Grammar is... [more]

$120.00

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How to Argue with a Cat: A Human's Guide to the Art of Persuasion

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How to Argue with a Cat: A Human's Guide to the Art of Persuasion

Jay Heinrichs

Semantics; Psychology; Assertiveness, motivation & self-esteem; Humour

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Cats rank among the world's top negotiators. They get humans to do what they want, when they want. So if you could learn to... [more]

$22.99

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Death Sentence: The Decay of Public Language

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Death Sentence: The Decay of Public Language

Don Watson

linguistics; Literary essays

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Part diatribe, part cool reflection on the state of Australia's public language, Don Watson's Death Sentence is scathing,... [more]

$19.99

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English Language: Description, Variation and Context

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English Language: Description, Variation and Context

Jonathan Culpeper, Paul Kerswill, Ruth Wodak, Anthony McEnery, Francis Katamba

Language: reference & general; linguistics; Historical & comparative linguistics; Phonetics, phonology; Grammar, syntax; Literary studies: general

Paperback

What is the English language like, why is it like that and what do we need to know in order to study it? This wide-ranging... [more]

$64.95

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Sounds Appealing: The Passionate Story of English Pronunciation

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Sounds Appealing: The Passionate Story of English Pronunciation

David Crystal

linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Dialect, slang & jargon

Paperback

It's not what you say, it's the way that you say it ...<br /><br />There... [more]

$29.99

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Decoding Chomsky: Science and Revolutionary Politics

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Decoding Chomsky: Science and Revolutionary Politics

Chris Knight

Philosophy of language; Social & political philosophy; Politics & government; Political science & theory

Paperback

A fresh and fascinating look at the philosophies, politics, and intellectual legacy of one of the twentieth century's most... [more]

$29.99

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The Unmasking of English Dictionaries

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The Unmasking of English Dictionaries

R. M. W. Dixon (James Cook University, North Queensland)

linguistics; Historical & comparative linguistics

Paperback

This book argues that a dictionary should show when to use one word rather than another, instead of treating each word separately.... [more]

$34.95

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The Prodigal Tongue: The Love-Hate Relationship Between British and American English

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The Prodigal Tongue: The Love-Hate Relationship Between British and American...

Lynne Murphy

linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Hardback

A laugh-out-loud dissection of the linguistic myths surrounding British and American English [more]

$34.99

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The Continuity of the Conquest: Charlemagne and Anglo-Norman Imperialism

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The Continuity of the Conquest: Charlemagne and Anglo-Norman Imperialism...

Wendy Marie Hoofnagle

linguistics; Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; History; Early history: c 500 to c 1450&1500; French Revolution

Paperback

An interdisciplinary study examining the origins of Anglo-Norman views of kingship in idealized interpretations of Charlemagne's... [more]

$51.99

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The Stories of Slang: Language at its most human

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The Stories of Slang: Language at its most human

Jonathon Green

Language: history & general works; linguistics; Dialect, slang & jargon

Paperback

The revealing stories behind slang, the language that shows us at our most human [more]

$32.99

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Swearing Is Good For You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language

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Swearing Is Good For You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language

Emma Byrne

Language: history & general works; linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Popular science; Neurosciences

Paperback

In a sparkling debut in the entertaining pop science vein of Mary Roach, scientist Emma Byrne examines the latest research... [more]

$29.99

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The F***ing History of Swearing

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The F***ing History of Swearing

Anna Maria Kiosse

linguistics; Gift books

Paperback

Swearing is and always has been regarded as undereducated, obscene, rude, and profane in society. However, the number of times... [more]

$24.99

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How We Talk: The Inner Workings of Conversation

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How We Talk: The Inner Workings of Conversation

N. J. Enfield

Language: history & general works; linguistics

Paperback

An expert guide to how conversation works, from how we know when to speak... [more]

$26.99

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Making Sense: The Glamorous Story of English Grammar

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Making Sense: The Glamorous Story of English Grammar

David Crystal

linguistics; Grammar, syntax

Paperback

The world's best-known authority on the English language reveals the secrets... [more]

$22.99

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Vulgar Tongues: An Alternative History of English Slang

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Vulgar Tongues: An Alternative History of English Slang

Max Decharne

Language: history & general works; linguistics; Dialect, slang & jargon

Paperback

This rollercoaster ride through the colorful history of slang--from highwaymen to hip-hop--is a fresh and exciting take on... [more]

$22.99

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