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The Illustrated Book of Signs & Symbols

By: Bruce-Mitford, Miranda

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishing, 1996:

Seller ID: BB0248649

ISBN: 0789410001

Condition: vg


This stunning illustrated guide to more than 2,000 signs and symbols covers the arts, religions, and folklore of cultures across the world. Cross-referenced, color-coded, and indexed. View more info

A history of English in its own words

By: Carver, Craig M.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Books:

Seller ID: BB0215178

ISBN: 0760719799

Condition: vg/vg


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Our marvelous native tongue

By: Claiborne, Robert

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : NYT Times Books, c1983.:

Seller ID: BB0240832

ISBN: 0812910389

Condition: vg/vg


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The roots of English

By: Claiborne, Robert

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 1990.:

Seller ID: BB0240940

ISBN: 0385414277

Condition: vg


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Even-Steven and fair and square

By: Freeman, Morton S.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York : Plume, c1993.:

Seller ID: BB0242299

ISBN: 0452270677

Condition: vg-


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A sea of words

By: King, Dean

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt & Co., 2000.:

Edition: 3

Seller ID: BB0242300

ISBN: 0805066152

Condition: vg


This comprehensive lexicon provides definitions of nautical terms, historical entries describing the people and political events that shaped the period, and detailed explanations of the scientific, medical, and biblical references that appear in the novels. View more info

The Living Language

By: Morris, Linda

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Harcourt College Pub:

Seller ID: BB0242412

ISBN: 0155511270

Condition: g


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Ad Infinitum: A Biography of Latin

By: Ostler, Nicholas

Price: $6.00

Publisher: ,:

Seller ID: BB0247525

ISBN: 073949564X

Condition: VG


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Linguistics for non-linguists

By: Parker, Frank R.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston : Allyn and Baron, c1986.:

Seller ID: BB0227243

ISBN: 0205135730

Condition: good


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No uncertain terms

By: Safire, William

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2003.:

Seller ID: BB0241772

ISBN: 0743242432

Condition: vg/vg


There is no wittier, more amiable or more astute word maven than Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist William Safire.For many people, the first item on the agenda for Sunday morning is to sit down and read Safire's "On Language" column in "The New York Times Magazine," then to compose a "Gotcha" letter to the Times. Each of his books on language is a classic, to be read, re-read and fought over. Safire is the beloved, slightly crotchety guru of contemporary vocabulary, sp... View more info

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Who put the butter in butterfly?

By: Schwan, Kassie

Price: $3.00

Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, 1990, c1989.:

Seller ID: BB0204337

ISBN: 0060916613

Condition: vg


Bestselling author and pop-culture pundit David Feldman demystifies our language's most curious cliches and quips. From cooties and mugwumps to Ps and Qs and Peeping Tom, this is a doozie of a diversion. View more info

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The Story of Ain't

By: Skinner, David V.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Harper:

Seller ID: BB0227253

ISBN: 0062027468

Condition: vg/vg


Created by the most respected American publisher of dictionaries and supervised by the editor Philip Gove, Webster's Third broke with tradition, adding thousands of new words and eliminating "artificial notions of correctness," basing proper usage on how language was actually spoken. The dictionary's revolutionary style sparked what David Foster Wallace called "the Fort Sumter of the Usage Wars." Editors and scholars howled for Gove's blood, calling him an enemy of cl... View more info

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Speak: A Short History of Languages

By: Tore Janson

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA, October 2003:

Seller ID: BB0245128

ISBN: 0199263418

Condition: vg


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