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Chambers Dictionary of Etymology by Edited by Robert K. Barnhart (£31.00)Publisher: Edinburgh: Chambers — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0550142304]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Faint bow to the boards caused by the sheer weight of the text block. Text complete, clean and tight. A genuinely nice copy. Description: A Later Printing.

From the cover: “With over 30,000 entries, Chambers Dictionary of Etymology is a prestigious and scholarly dictionary that explains where English words come from. An important etymological resource for the expert, it is also a useful reference source for the general reader.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXVII] 1284 pages. Tags: barnhart 0550142304 9780550142306 english language etymology historical comparative linguistics arts disciplines
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Creating Language Crimes: How Law Enforcement Uses (and Misuses) Language by Roger W. Shuy (£23.00)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0195181662]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Small personal monogram to the first blank. Description: FROM THE COVER: “THIS BOOK by Roger W. Shuy, the senior figure in forensic linguistics, is the first to explain in an accessible way the vital role that linguistic evidence and its proper analysis play in criminal investigations.

Shuy provides compelling case studies of how language functions in investigations involving, among others, wired undercover operatives, and the interrogation of suspects. He makes the point that language evidence can be as important as physical evidence, but yet does not enjoy the same degree of scrutiny by investigators, attorneys, and the courts. Beyond this, however, his more controversial thesis is that police frequently misuse or manipulate language, using various powerful controversial strategies, in order to intentionally create an impression of the targets’ guilt or even to get them to confess.

This book makes its case by analyzing a dozen criminal cases involving a variety of crimes, such as fraud, bribery, stolen property, murder, and others. About half involve co-operating witnesses who do the tape recording, and the other half undercover police officers. These cases demonstrate how undercover operatives use different conversational strategies, such as overlapping conversation, ambiguity, interruption, refusing to take “no” for an answer, and others to create a negative impression of the targets on later listeners.

Creating Language Crimes provides a fascinating window into a little-known and discussed facet of law enforcement. It will appeal to anyone concerned with language (particularly sociolinguists and discourse analysts), as well as to those involved in law enforcement and criminal cases.”
Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¾". Black boards with Orange titling to the Spine. [XIV] 194 pages. Tags: shuy 0195181662 9780195181661 police langage undercover operations united states language communication law enforcement forensic linguistics application
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A Survey of Structural Linguistics by Giulo C. Lepschy (£18.00)Publisher: Faber & Faber — 1970Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Slight shelf wear at edges of DJ with some small tear near head of spine. Showroom (Faber) stamp on title page.Description: In a survey of the main trends in structural linguistics the author provides a critical account of the principal features of modern linguistic theory. 191pp Size: Demy Octavo. Index. Bibliography
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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language by David Crystal (£17.50)Publisher: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0521401798]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Charts; Colour photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Glossary; Appendices [7];Notes: Size: 11" x 9". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 489 pages. Tags: english language handbooks literary linguistic linguistics origins lexicon sources etymology structure lexical grammatical words word classes sentences system writing discourse variation learning studying 0521401798 9780521401791
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Je K'a Ka Yoruba by Antonia Yetunde Folarin Schleicher (£17.00)Publisher: New Haven & London: Yale University Press — 1998Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0300071450]Condition: Near Fine. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Maps;

From the cover: “This intermediate textbook for courses in Yoruba, one of the principal languages in Nigeria, presents a theme-based, communication-oriented approach that teaches language culture as well as grammar. The book includes monologues, dialogues, poems and songs.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8½". In the Yale Language series. [XIX] 224 pages. Tags: schleicher 0300071450 yale language 9780300071450 yoruba textbooks speakers english teaching learning material coursework linguistics study african languages
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Ideology and Linguistic Theory: Noam Chomsky and the Deep Structure Debates by Geoffrey J. Huck & John A. Goldsmith (£11.50)Publisher: London & New York: Routledge — 1997Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0415153131]Condition: Very Good. Description: A Later Printing. Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". In the Routledge History of Linguistic Thought series. [X] 186 pages. Tags: routledge history linguistic thought chomsky generative semanticists deep structure grammar semantics linguistics 20th century language philosophy syntax meaning disciplines punctuation languages
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Writing for Journalists by Wynford Hicks, with Sally Adams & Harriett Gilbert (£11.50)Publisher: Routledge — 2003Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0415184452]Condition: Very Good. Description: From the cover: “Writing for Journalists is about the craft of journalistic writing: how to put one word after another so that the reader gets the message or the joke, goes on reading and comes back for more. Whether students, trainees or professionals.

Writing for Journalists is a practical guide for all those who write for publication in newspapers and periodicals. Writing for Journalists introduces the reader to the essentials of good writing. Using many examples of previously published work and critically analysing stories and reviews from daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, periodicals and specialist trade journals.”

Writing for Journalists includes:
  • Advice on how to start writing and recommendations on about how to improve and develop your style
  • How to write a news story which is informative and interesting for readers
  • Tips on feature writing from profiles to product round-ups
  • How to research, structure and write reviews
  • A glossary of journalistic terms and suggestions for further reading
Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). In the Media Skills series. 159 pages. Tags: journalism authorship language arts linguistics literacy disciplines composition creative writing press editing guides wynford hicks with sally adams harriett gilbert 0415184452 media skills
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An Introduction to Second Language Acquisition Research by Diane Larsen-Freeman & Michael H. Long (£11.00)Publisher: London & New York: Longmans — 1991Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0582553776]Condition: Very Good. Upper wrapper slighty curled at the top corner otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Grahame Baker. Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). In the Applied Linguistics and Language Study series. [XVII] 398 pages. Tags: 0582553776 applied linguistics language study 9780582553774 401.93 second acquisition research learning education communication languages teaching united states skills arts disciplines
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The English Landscape: Past, Present and Future by Edited By S. R. J. [Stanley Reginald John] Woodell (£10.50)Publisher: Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0192116215]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is sunned at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Vignettes; Graphs; Black & White Drawings; Meteorological Charts; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “This book traces the development of the English landscape from earliest times to the present day and beyond. A group of distinguished scientists and historians give their views on all aspects of the shaping of our natural environment: from the great geological upheavals that occurred millions of years ago to the effects of towns and industry; from ancient woodland, hedges, and flowers to the threat posed by modern agriculture and forestry, and, finally, to our hopes for the future.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 240 pages. Tags: woodell 0192116215 natural history britain landscapes england biology sciences applied ecology language arts disciplines linguistics medical landscape scenery topography land environment
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The English Landscape: Past, Present And Future by Edited By S. R. J. [Stanley Reginald John] Woodell (£10.50)Publisher: Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0192116215]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Book plate to the pastedown.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Vignettes; Graphs; Black & White Drawings; Meteorological Charts; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “This book traces the development of the English landscape from earliest times to the present day and beyond. A group of distinguished scientists and historians give their views on all aspects of the shaping of our natural environment: from the great geological upheavals that occurred millions of years ago to the effects of towns and industry; from ancient woodland, hedges, and flowers to the threat posed by modern agriculture and forestry, and, finally, to our hopes for the future.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 240 pages. Tags: natural history britain landscapes england biology sciences applied ecology language arts disciplines linguistics medical landscape scenery topography land environment
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Compass Points: Jan Morris Introduces a Selection from the First Hundred Issues of Planet by Janet Davies (£9.50)Publisher: Cardiff: University of Wales Press — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0708312209]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a small nick to the top corner of the lower panel. Description: From the cover: “This anthology, selected by Janet Davies and described by Jan Morris in her introduction as ‘a selection of good writing on a dizzy variety of subjects’ is held together by the attempt to understand Wales by understanding its place in the world.

When the magazine Planet was founded in 1970 the world was on the brink of two immense events: the emergence of a new kind of Europe and the collapse of Communism. Both were to have incalculable influences upon the smaller nations, the minority nations in particular, and in Wales they were radically to affect the way citizens thought about their own country and its future. The sort of people who best articulated these effects were the sort who wrote and edited Planet, and the pages of this book record the various states of mind they exhibited in the last three decades of the twentieth century, and the first 100 issues of the magazine.

Its authors are as varied in origin as in occupation and outlook. They are dealing with subjects as disparate as sport, portraiture and linguistics from the point of view of a small, poor and deprived country on the western fringes of Europe. Yet there is something grand to the picture they present. It speaks of attitudes tolerant, humorous, self-critical, and receptive. There is little cynicism here. The Gypsies of Romania are treated with as much respect as the Ladies of Llangollen.

It is a proud collection, in short, written by people with no illusions about Wales, but with a true and steady affection for the place.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VII] 334 pages. Tags: welsh magazine, literature language, wales social conditions 20th century, politics government, customs, letters prose works, history great britain, first edition books, books written janet davies, 0708312209
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West and East of Tito by Harry Hodgkinson (£9.50)Publisher: Victor Gollancz — 1952Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently faded at the spine. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: From the preface: “THIS BOOK DOES not attempt to tell yet again the story of the quarrel between Tito and Stalin; that has already been done adequately and often. Instead, I have tried to use their dispute to illuminate the motives and intentions of the Soviet rulers.

We need above everything else in politics some general workable theory about Soviet aims and methods; in particular how far war enters into their calculations. Without it, Stalin’s policy is an uncharted sea; his actions spring up like unexpected, inexplicable storms threatening to involve our own craft in disaster.

The quarrel between Tito and Stalin, though at first sight a local incident, does in fact offer valuable evidence from within on the true springs of action of modern communism. In that incident and in the apparently unrelated publication of Stalin’s articles on Linguistics and his revival of the doctrine of ‘Coexistence’ we have I believe an important clue to explaining the nature of the general crisis of world communism and socialism and of the Soviet Union’s own appreciation of its relations with the rest of the world.”
Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 190 pages. Tags: broz communism history josip studies tito yugoslavia
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An Introduction to Historical Linguistics by Terry Crowley (£8.50)Publisher: South Melbourne: Oxford University Press — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0195583787]Condition: Very Good. Description: 3rd edition. [First Published: 1992] Illustrated by way of: Maps;

From the cover: “All languages change, just as other aspects of human society are constantly changing. This book is an introduction to the concepts and techniques of diachronic linguistics, the study of language change over time. It covers all the most important areas of historical linguistics, presenting concepts in a clear and concise way. Examples are given from a wide range of languages, with special emphasis on the languages of Australia and the Pacific. While the needs of undergraduate students of linguistics have been kept firmly in mind, the book will also be of interest to the general reader seeking to understand language and language change.”
Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9" x 6"). 342 pages. Tags: crowley 9780195583786 417.7 historical linguistics dialectology slang jargon language arts syntactic change observing disciplines phonetic phonemic morphological semantic lexical
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The Feminist Critique of Language: A Reader by Edited by Deborah Cameron (£8.50)Publisher: London & New York: Routledge — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780415164009]Condition: Very Good. Light crease to the top corner of the upper wrapper. Leans slighlty. Light reading creases to the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 2nd edition. [First Published: 1990]Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7". In the World and Word series. [XVIII] 368 pages. Tags: cameron 9780415164009 world word language languages sex differences sexism women english gender linguistics feminist perspectives grammar feminism sociolinguistics social science theory arts disciplines criticism
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Degree Course Descriptions: Over 120 Degree Courses Explained by Edited by John Mainstone & Ken Reynolds (£7.50)Publisher: Cambridge Occupational Analysts — 2007Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 095505415X]Condition: Very Good.Description: From the cover: “Students need to know what’s relevant to them about the nature of the degree courses they’re considering. They do not want waffle or hype. The descriptions are written by heads of departments and senior lecturers at major universities. These people know the courses from the inside and understand the difficulties facing students who are about to make choices that will affect their whole lives. Each description contains: a wide-ranging overview of the course area details of typical course structures career opportunities for graduates recommended reading website links In addition to the course descriptions, there are general articles covering related topics such as budgeting and other considerations when choosing a degree course.”Notes: Size: 9" x 6". 227 pages. Tags: accountancy accounting acting advertising advice aero aeronautical aerospace agricultural agriculture agronomy amenity america american analysis anatomy and animal animation anthropology application applied aquaculture aquatic archaeology architecture artificial arts astronomy astrophysics avionic ballet biochemistry biological biology biomechanics biomedical bioscience biotechnology botany broadcast budgeting building business cartography catering cell certificate chemical chemistry chiropody
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