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New York: HarperCollins [0-06-008287-9] 2003, 1st printing. (Hardcover) 444pp. Near fine in fine dust jacket. Notes, bibliography, index. A remainder mark on the bottom edge. (Books About Books, Book Collecting, Books--History, Censorship, Libraries).
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Japanese for Today

by Yasuo, Yoshida

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Tokyo: Gakken Co. 1973. (Hardcover) 399pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Chart and map endpapers, ribbon marker, illustrations, photographs, appendices, index. Lightly edgeworn and a previous owner's name inside. (Language, Language Instruction--Japanese).
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New York: Clarkson N. Potter [0-517-57061-0] 1989. (Hardcover) 354pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Illustrations, answers, index. "With the Word's Gotten Out, Willard R. Espy - word maven, punster, and raconteur extraordinaire - serves up a delightful romp through the English language. This is a book for everyone who loves language and… Read more
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Glyph-Breaker

by Fischer, Steven Roger

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New York: Copernicus [0-387-98241-8] 1997, 1st printing. (Hardcover) 234pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Color photographs, tables, diagrams, bibliography, index. "When he successfully deciphered the rongorongo script of Easter Island - the mysterious system of glyphs in which the island's Polynesian inhabitants had recorded their ritual chants and songs - Steven Roger… Read more
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New York: MacMillan Publishing Co. [0-02-553620-6] 1980. (Hardcover) 392pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Lightly edgeworn and there is a small closed tear with a narrow chip missing from the bottom edge of the dust jacket front panel. "Join a noted linguist on a treasure hunt for the hidden riches… Read more
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Hoboken: Melville House Publishing 978-1-933633-10-7 [978-1-933633-10-7] 2006. (Hardcover) 154pp. Near fine in fine dust jacket. Photographs, illustrations, notes, diagrams. "In its heyday, sentence diagramming was wildly popular in grammar schools across the country. Kitty Burns Florey learned the method in sixth grade from Sister Bernadette: 'It was a bit like art, a bit like… Read more
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An Introduction to Middle English

by Wardale, E.E.

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London: Routledge & Kegan Paul [0-7100-2254-9] 1969, 7th printing. (Hardcover) 130pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Maps, tables, index. The dust jacket is lightly faded, a previous owner's name on the front endpaper and some underlining and notation in the text. "This book has long been used by students, for it supplies… Read more
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An Elementary Middle English Grammar

by Wright, Joseph (With Elizabeth Mary Wright.)

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9780198119258
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London: Oxford University Press [0-19-811925-9] 1972. (Hardcover) 226pp. Very good plus in very good dust jacket. Red cloth with gilt lettering and crested spine. Tables, index. The covers are lightly speckled, the fore- edge has a small stain and the dust jacket is price-clipped. "The need of an elementary Middle English Grammar written on… Read more
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Sweet's Anglo-Saxon Primer

by Sweet, Henry

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Oxford: Oxford at the Clarendon Press [0-19-811110-X] 1970, 9th edition. (Hardcover) 129pp. Very good in very good plus dust jacket. Red cloth with gilt lettering and crested spine. Tables, glossary. A previous owner's name on the front endpaper, and a few pages in the text have extensive notation in ink. "Sweet's Primer first appeared… Read more
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Problems of Theoretical Phonology

by Saumjan, S.K.

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The Hague: Mouton 1968. (Paper covers) 224pp. Very good. Tables, diagrams, notes, index. The spine is lightly edgeworn at the top and bottom. "The task of the following investigation is a systematic explication of basic phonological concepts within the framework of theoretical phonology. The results of this explication lead the author to the formulation… Read more
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Shakespeare's Language

by Kermode, Frank

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London: Allen Lane [0-713-99378-2] 2000, 1st printing. (Hardcover) 324pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Notes, appendix, index. There is a remainder mark on the bottom edge. "The great English tragedies were all written in the first decade of the seventeenth century, and although there were some remarkable works by other playwrights, it… Read more
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Edison: Castle Books [0-7858-1612-7] 2002. (Hardcover) 190pp. Very good in near fine dust jacket. Illustrations. Page 123 is soiled. "Drawing on the language of the fighting man throughout the ages, this A-Z collection of popular idioms and turns of phrase delves into the origin and evolution of expressions now used in common language which… Read more
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Language in Action

by Hayakawa, S.I.

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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company 1941. (Hardcover) 345pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Illustrations, diagrams, notes, bibliography, index. Lightly edgeworn and the dust jacket is rubbed with light edgewear and a few closed tears. "How to tell the truth when you see it or hear it - and how… Read more
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London: MacMillan 1970. (Hardcover) 296pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Notes, appendices, bibliography, index. Lightly edgeworn and a previous owner's inscription inside. "A delightful book for anyone who loves literature, like the English language, hates to see them maltreated, and yet can be amused by man's absurdities. With tongue in… Read more
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The Study of Foreign Languages

by Roucek, Joseph S. (editor)

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New York: Philosophical Library 1968. (Hardcover) 338pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Diagrams, notes, bibliography. Lightly edgeworn. "This work represents a survey by a group of language experts of the problems confronting the teacher as well as the serious student of foreign languages. The changing nature of language teaching and study is… Read more
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Personalities of Language

by Jennings, Gary

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London: Victor Gollancz 1967. (Hardcover) 288pp. Very good plus in very good dust jacket. Bibliographical notes, index. The dust jacket has tiny chips to the top of the spine and a 1 / 2-inch chip to the bottom of the spine and there is minor ink underlining on page 29. "Every time a man… Read more
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The World of Words

by Stevenson, Victor

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New York: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc [0-8069-3905-2] 1999. (4to) 200pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Color photographs, illustrations, maps, glossary, index. "Words tells the fascinating story of a much-travelled family, the languages of Europe. Though American and Russian, Latvian and Sicilian, Icelandic and Greek, are now clearly separate languages, they all stem from an… Read more
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The Diversity of Meaning

by Cohen, L. Jonathan

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London: Methuen & Co 1962, 1st edition. (Hardcover) 340pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Top edge stained red, errata, notes, index. The spine is gently worn at the top and bottom and the top edge of the dust jacket is lightly stained. "The fashionable philosophy of ordinary language has often… Read more
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In Love with Norma Loquendi

by Safire, William (Illustrations by Keith Bendis.)

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New York: Random House [0-679-42386-9] 1994. (Trade paperback) 349pp. Very good plus. Illustrations, index. Very light edgewear to the corners and spine and a previous owner's name on the first page. "Language is not mechanical. When an officious adviser of President William Howard Taft spoke of 'the machinery of government,' Taft said in wonderment… Read more
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New York: St. Martin's Press [0-312-30741-1] 2005. (Hardcover) 303pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Glossary. There is a remainder mark on the bottom edge. "As the main spoken language of the Jews for more than a thousand years, Yiddish has had plenty to lament, plenty to conceal. Its phrases, idioms, and expressions… Read more
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