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Hebrew Basic Course

By Reif, Joseph A.; Levinson, Hanna

Washington, D.C.: Foreign Service Institute, 1965. Textbook. Very Good. Trade Paperback. 552 pp. Corners curled, moderate wear. Binding strong, crease on spine. No markings in text. No casettes or DVDs included. Two catalogs of language instruction laid in. Detailed introduction and instruction in informal modern Hebrew as encountered in Israel. Text in English, Anglicized phonetic equivalents and Hebrew alphabet. Pointers on pronunciation, many pattern drills, 14-pp. glossary at rear. Size: 4to -- 10.25 in Tall.


Is That A Fish in Your Ear?
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Is That A Fish in Your Ear?

By Bellos, David

NY: Faber & Faber, 2011. Book. Fine. Boards. 1st US Edition.. 373 pp., index. Close to new. square, crisp. Princeton's director of translation examines the challenges of crossing language barriers. Subtitle: Translation and the Meaning of Everything Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In.


The Conscious Reader
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The Conscious Reader

By Shrodes, Caroline; Shugrue, Michael; Belford, Fontaine Maury, Eds

NY: Allyn and Bacon, 1998. Textbook. Very Good. Trade Papeback. 7th Edition, 4th Printing.. 971 pp. Previous owner's name on half-title page; no other markings. Thumbed, binding firm, still close to new. A college reader of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Scores of selections chosen to illustrate various writing techniques, such as analysis, argument, diction, narration, etc. `The preface states the reader aims to promote multidisciplinary learning reflecting cultural diversity. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall.


Al-Manar English-Arabic Dictionary (Student Edition)

By Karmi, Hasan S.

Beirut: Longman/Librairie Du Liban, 1983. Book. Near Fine. Brown Leatherette. Later Printing.. 903 pp. Nearly new, small black slash mark on top edge. Gilt lettering. No writing or underlining. A dictionary of about 40,000 common words in English with their meanings given in Arabic. Many thumbnail illustrations. The dictionary is intended to provide a general working vocabulary to college students Size: 8vo-8 in Tall.


The Story of Language

By Pei, Mario

Philadelphia: J.P. Lippincott, 1965. Book. Very Good. Cloth. 4th Printing of Revised Edition.. 491 pp., strong binding. "New, revised edition" of Pei's classic popular introduction to linguistics. First published in 1949. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


Words We Misspell

By Vizetelly, Frank H

NY: Funk & Wagnalls, 1921. Book. Very Good. Cloth. First Edition. 12mo -- 7 in Tall. 249 pp. plus end matter. Gilt titling still bright on gray cloth. Bumped corners, else near fine. No markings. Moderately toned pages. No markings. A collection of 10,000 words. It's actually much more than a spelling list. Entries include tips on remembering the spelling and avoiding mix-ups with similar words. Also hints on pronunciation and usage. Plus general rules or patterns of spelling (and the many exceptionsP. Part of the Standard Desk-Book Series. 12mo -- 7 in Tall.


Story of English

By McCrum, Robert;Cran, William;MacNeil, Robert

New York: Viking Press, 1986. Book. Very Good. Cloth. First American Edition. 4to -- 10 in Tall. 384 pp. Bumped corners, lightly crinkled dj edges. Dot on preliminary page. Otherwise text is clean, binding sturdy. A companion to the PBS series on the history of English and its current status. Numerous photos, historical illustrations..