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A charming and indispensable tour of two thousand years of the written word, Shady Characters weaves a fascinating trail across the parallel histories of language and typography.
The Unexpected Evolution of Language reveals the origins of 208 everyday terms and the interesting stories behind their shift in meaning.
"Grammatically Correct" steers clear of academic stuffiness, focusing instead on practical strategies and intuitive explanations.
"Fun, fiasco, pandemonium, checkmate, swashbuckler, ubuntu, you know the stories behind these words? Phil does and he shares these and hundreds of other words in his latest book." --Radio Alice
First time in book form! A successful program for teaching 3,500 vocabulary words that successful people need to know, based on America's #1 bestselling audio vocabulary series.
Do you know why... ...a mortgage is literally a death pledge? ...why guns have girls' names? ...why salt is related to soldier? You're about to find out...
This expanded fifth edition of "Grammar in Plain English " makes an excellent self-teaching manual for adults preparing for the GED, as well as for ESL students and all others who need to improve their command of English.
With this guide, American immigrants and international students develop their fluency skills and academic vocabulary through conversation exercises. Focusing on both daily experiences and American culture through proverbs, quotations, and speaking exercises, ...
Sign Language
An introduction to American Sign Language illustrating each word with two to four photographs showing the beginning, middle, and end positions of the sign and instructional arrows to indicate movement
The new bigger edition provides more than 300 American Sign Language (ASL) signs, illustrated with the same clear, easy-to-understand photos and descriptions. This book/DVD set is a must-have for all parents, grandparents, anyone else who spends time with preverbal children.
This guide introduces parents to the 150 most common signs babies can understand and use, including 50 new illustrations. Included are steps to teach the signs, an expanded section on verbal development, and much more.
Nathan Bierma is the best kind of language writer--good-humored, open to new ideas, and interested more in the WHY? of language than the DON'TS. His writing imparts pleasure and knowledge in equal doses. --Erin McKean, editor, New Oxford American Dictionary and founder of Wordnik, an online dictionary
ESL (English as a second language)
The new edition has been revised to match the format of the latest TOEIC and includes fifty vocabulary-building lessons that focus on American English as it is used within the context of modern business, industry, communications, and cultural activities.
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