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The Language Instinct

The Language Instinct

by Steven Pinker

Originally published: New York : W. Morrow and Co., c1994.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [469]-502) and index.
Made In America

Made In America

by Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson turns away form the highways and byways of middle America, so hilariously depicted in his bestselling The Lost Continent, for a fast, exhilarating ride along the Route 66 of American language and popular culture.Bill Bryson turns away form the highways and byways of middle America, so hilariously depicted in his bestselling The Lost Continent, for a fast, exhilarating ride along the Route 66 of American language and popular culture.In Made in America, Bryson de-mythologizes his native land -... Read more about this item
Language In Thought and Action

Language In Thought and Action

by S I Hayakawa

Language in Thought and Action is a book on semantics by Samuel Ichiye Hayakawa, based on his previous work Language in Action published in 1939. Early editions were written in consultation with different people. The current 5th edition was published in 1991. It was updated by Hayakawa's son, Alan R. Hayakawa and has an introduction by Robert MacNeil. Its Library of Congress control number is 92033105. The book has sold over one million copies and has been translated into eight languages.
Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue

Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue

by John McWhorter

Includes bibliographical references.
The Stuff Of Thought

The Stuff Of Thought

by Steven Pinker

This New York Times bestseller is an exciting and fearless investigation of language Bestselling author Steven Pinker possesses that rare combination of scientific aptitude and verbal eloquence that enables him to provide lucid explanations of deep and powerful ideas. His previous books?including the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Blank Slate?have catapulted him into the limelight as one of today?s most important popular science writers. In The Stuff of Thought, Pinker presents a fascinating look at how our... Read more about this item
Language and Mind

Language and Mind

by Noam Chomsky

This is the long-awaited third edition of Chomsky's outstanding collection of essays on language and mind. The first six chapters, originally published in the 1960s, made a groundbreaking contribution to linguistic theory. This new edition complements them with an additional chapter and a new preface, bringing Chomsky's influential approach into the twenty-first century. Chapters 1-6 present Chomsky's early work on the nature and acquisition of language as a genetically endowed, biological system... Read more about this item
Syntactic Structures

Syntactic Structures

by Noam Chomsky

Syntactic Structures is an influential book by American linguist Noam Chomsky, first published in 1957. Widely regarded as one of the most important texts in the field of linguistics, this work laid the foundation of Chomsky's idea of transformational grammar. The book contains the well-known example of a sentence that is completely grammatical, yet completely nonsensical in "Colorless green ideas sleep furiously.
Cassell's Latin Dictionary

Cassell's Latin Dictionary

by D P Simpson

Since its first appearance in 1854 and through many revisions this dictionary has remained constant in its appeal to scholars.?This new and revised Latin Dictionary is among the best of its kind, being reliable, compact and adequate for the needs of all save the specialist. He has produced what is in effect a new book, typographically easy to consult and combining elegance with utility.? -The Times Literary SupplementThis edition Incorporates modern English idiom and current Latin spelling.Includes... Read more about this item
Language In Action

Language In Action

by S I Hayakawa

A Sanskrit Reader

A Sanskrit Reader

by Charles Rockwell Lanman

Science and Sanity

Science and Sanity

by Alfred Korzybski-

Metaphors We Live By

Metaphors We Live By

by George Lakoff

Origins

Origins

by Eric Partridge

The Study Of Language

The Study Of Language

by George Yule

Words and Rules

Words and Rules

by Steven Pinker

Greek Grammar

Greek Grammar

by Herbert Weir Smyth

Metaphors We Live By

Metaphors We Live By

by Lakoff- George/ Johnson- Mark

Frogs Into Princes

Frogs Into Princes

by John; Bandler, Richard Grinder

Empires Of the Word

Empires Of the Word

by Ostler Nicholas

Course In General Linguistics

Course In General Linguistics

by Ferdinand De Saussure

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A New Arabic Grammar Of the Written Language

by J a Haywood and H M Nahmad

Linguistics Books & Ephemera

Origins Of the Specious

Origins Of the Specious

by O'Conner, Patricia T ; Kellerman, Stewart

Do you cringe when a talking head pronounces "niche" as NITCH? Do you get bent out of shape when your teenager begins a sentence with "and," or says "octopuses" instead of "octopi"? Do you think British spellings are more "civilised" than the American versions? Would you bet the bank that "jeep" got its start as a military term and "SOS" as an acronym for "Save Our Ship"? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you're myth-informed. Go stand in the corner--and read this book!In Origins of the... Read more about this item
La Sociolinguistica

La Sociolinguistica

by Gaetano, Berruto

Coherence and Grounding in Discourse: Outcome of a Symposium, Eugene, Oregon, June 1984

Coherence and Grounding in Discourse: Outcome of a Symposium, Eugene, Oregon, June 1984

by Tomlin, Russell S.; Editor

Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 1987. Paperback. Very good+. Printed paper wraps, octavo, not illustrated. Book has creasing to spine, rubbing to joints, mild wear to corners, binding tight, text clean and unmarked.
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£66.61
The Literature of Ideas in Egypt: Part I.

The Literature of Ideas in Egypt: Part I.

by Dior, Kathie

Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1986. Paperback. Very Good. Paperback. 242pp. Internally fine with clean text that has no underlining, highlighting or notes.
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£35.27
Visible Speech: The Science of Universal Alphabetics; or Self-Interpreting Physiological Letters, for the Writing of All Languages in One Alphabet. Illustrated by Tables, Diagrams, and Examples

Visible Speech: The Science of Universal Alphabetics; or Self-Interpreting Physiological Letters, for the Writing of All Languages in One Alphabet. Illustrated by Tables, Diagrams, and Examples

by Bell, Alex. Melville

London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co, 1867. Inaugural edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Inaugural edition, 1867, hardcover with original cloth boards and rebound new spine, small quarto, 126pp. + 16 plates, illustrated in b&w. Book VG with bright gilt letters to new spine, edgewear that tears cloth, rubbing, binding tight with new endpapers, endpapers on both ends reinforced with paper strips in gutters, inner gutters cracked, text toned throughout and shows foxing to edges of pages, otherwise unmarked. No DJ.... Read more about this item
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£199.84
Language, from a Biological Point of View: Current Issues in Biolinguistics

Language, from a Biological Point of View: Current Issues in Biolinguistics

by Boeckx, Cedric; Maria del Carmen Horno-Cheliz; Jose-Luis Mendivil-Giro

Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012. First printing. Hardcover. Good/Near Fine. Cloth in dust jacket, good copy in near fine dust jacket, pencil-notes to first 30 pages or so of the text, light wear to the dust jacket. Dust jacket housed in archival dust jacket protector.
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£35.27
Beginning Morphology and Syntax

Beginning Morphology and Syntax

by Benjamin F. Elson; Velma B. Pickett

SIL International Publications, 1988. Paperback. Acceptable. Disclaimer:A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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£5.71
Liu's Chinese-English Dictionary

Liu's Chinese-English Dictionary

by Liu Dah-Jen

np: (The Asian Associates?), 1971. Hardcover. Fine/Slipcase. No date, c. 1971. Hardcover, blue cloth. 1554 pp. Illustrated. A Fine, clean copy, in the original cardboard slipcase/box.
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£62.70
Vedic Variants, Vol. I: The Verb

Vedic Variants, Vol. I: The Verb

by Maurice Bloomfield, Franklin Edgerton

Linguistic Society of America; University of Pennsylvania, 1930. Hard cover. Very good/No jacket. Volume one only. Cover corners are lightly worn and bumped. Spine is tanned, not affecting legibility. Spine is slightly shaken, but binding is secure. Edges of text block are tanned, not visible on pages. Back and front endpapers and inside covers are foxed. Previous owner's ink signature on front endpaper. Pages are clean and unmarked.
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£17.24
Motor Phonetics: A Study of Speech Movements in Action

Motor Phonetics: A Study of Speech Movements in Action

by Stetson, R.H

Amsterdam: North-Holland Publishing Company, 1951. Second edition. Paperback. Very Good. Second edition, 1951, paperback, quarto, 212pp., illustrated in b&w. Book VG with toning, rubbing and soil to wrap, previous owner's name to top front panel, binding tight, text clean and unmarked but toned throughout. No DJ.
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£39.97
GENERAL LINGUISTICS: AN INTRODUCTORY SURVEY

GENERAL LINGUISTICS: AN INTRODUCTORY SURVEY

by ROBINS R. H

London,, 1967. Hardback. Dust Jacket.. Very good condition, with sellotape stains at front and rear free endpapers. In good+ dust jacket with slight bubbling at edge of spine.. 8vo. pp xxii, 391. 4th Impression with corrections. Grey glossy dust jacket with white and black lettering. Publisher's grey boards lettered in gilt at front and spine.
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£20.00
Science and Sanity: An Introduction to Non-Aristotelian Systems and General Semantics

Science and Sanity: An Introduction to Non-Aristotelian Systems and General Semantics

by Korzybski, Alfred

Lakeville: The International Non-Aristotelian Library Publishing Company, 1958. Fourth Edition. Hardcover. Octavo; G+/fair; grayish green spine with black; fourth edition; dust jacket exterior shows noticeable wear with few smudges; some chipping to edges; spine has darkened mildly; other slight toning toward edges; vertical creases to jacket due to folding; damp stains to inside jacket; mylar wrap to jacket; cloth exterior has modest wear; lightly sunned spine; good, intact binding; textblock exterior... Read more about this item
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£88.17
The Study of Language

The Study of Language

by Yule, George

Cambridge University Press, 1985-10-24. Paperback. Very Good. 1.5990 in x 22.3858 in x 15.0000 in.
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£6.49
A Mi Csaladunk & Unnepnapok -- American Hungarian Textbook Series No. 1 -- A pre-primer & No. 2 - A Primer

A Mi Csaladunk & Unnepnapok -- American Hungarian Textbook Series No. 1 -- A pre-primer & No. 2 - A Primer

by Koszorus, Gabriella, illus

Ligonier, PA: Bethlen Freedom Press - American Hungarian Literary Guild, 1972. Paperback. Very Good. 11 x 8.5 inches, cloth backed wraps & for the second volume simple pale blue wraps, very good, light wear. 18 pp, 30 pp, illustrated, some in color in the pre-primer, all b/w for the Unnepnapok volume.
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£23.51
Linguistic Changes in Post-Communist Eastern Europe and Eurasia

Linguistic Changes in Post-Communist Eastern Europe and Eurasia

by Andrews, Ernest (ed.)

Boulder / New York: East European Monographs / Columbia, 2008. First printing. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. 2008, First Edition. 238 pp. Fine copy. Hardcover. Absolutely NEW. Though unmarked, this book is from the collection of the noted linguistics scholar Paul Hopper.
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£18.81
A New Slavic Language is Born: The Rusyn Literary Language of Slovakia

A New Slavic Language is Born: The Rusyn Literary Language of Slovakia

by Magocsi, Paul Robert

NY: East European Monographs, 1996. Hardcover. Very good. Hardcover. xv, 68pp. Very good hardback bound in publisher's blue cloth and issued without a jacket.
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£39.18
De Therapia Vocis et Loquelae: Vol. II [This volume only!]

De Therapia Vocis et Loquelae: Vol. II [This volume only!]

by n/a

Wien, Germany: Wiener Medizinischen Akademie, 1965. Paperback. Very good. Volume two only! Printed paper wraps, octavo, not illustrated. Book has soil and rubbing to wraps, mild cornerwear, binding tight, text clean and unmarked. Text in German and English.
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£23.51
Demosthenis: Orationess (Two Volume Set)

Demosthenis: Orationess (Two Volume Set)

by Butcher, S.H

Oxonii, 1958. Later printing. Very Good. Two volume set, blue cloth boards, Latin preface, Greek text, 808pp., no DJ.
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£31.35
Die Sprache Des Kentischen Psalters (Vespasian a.I. ) Ein Beitrag Zur Angelsachsischen Grammatik

Die Sprache Des Kentischen Psalters (Vespasian a.I. ) Ein Beitrag Zur Angelsachsischen Grammatik

by Zeuner, Rudolf

Halle: Max Niemeyer, 1881. First printing. Hardcover. Good. Cloth backed marbled boards, good copy with recent black book cloth covering spine, contents VG and clean. 142 pp. A linguistic study of the Anglo-Saxon Kentish Psalter.
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£15.67
Griechisches Etymologisches Worterbuch Lieferung 15

Griechisches Etymologisches Worterbuch Lieferung 15

by Frisk, Hjalmar

Heidelberg: Carl Winter, 1963. Paperback. Very good. Paperback. 385-480pp. Wraps tanned, else very good.
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£11.76
Litteratur und Sprache der Singhalesen; Grundriss der Indo-Arischen Philogie und Altertumskunde (Encyclopedia of Indo-Aryan Research); I. Band, 10. Heft

Litteratur und Sprache der Singhalesen; Grundriss der Indo-Arischen Philogie und Altertumskunde (Encyclopedia of Indo-Aryan Research); I. Band, 10. Heft

by Geiger, Wilhelm; G. Bühler

Strassburg: Karl J. Trübner, 1900. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Leather-backed patterned boards, 93 pp., Very Good copy, a bit of straining to the inner hinges, soil/discoloration to pages of the book, light rubbing to the book at the tips and edges. Rare. Text in German.
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£39.97
Ideophones

Ideophones

by Voeltz, F.K. Erhard and Christa Kilian-Hatz; Editors

Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2001. Hardcover. Fine. Gilt stamped brown cloth boards, octavo, not illustrated. Book has handsome boards and tight binding, text clean and unmarked.
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£66.61
Adventures of a Verbivore [COLLECTIBLE ADVANCE UNCORRECTED PROOFS]

Adventures of a Verbivore [COLLECTIBLE ADVANCE UNCORRECTED PROOFS]

by Lederer, Richard

New York: Pocket Books, 1994. Uncorrected Proofs . Paperback. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. This is a pre-publication edition, offered to supporters of this small press publisher, an edition comparable to an "Advance Uncorrected Proofs" copy or "Advance Reading Copy" [ARC] or an "Unedited, Uncorrected Page Proof" - fast becoming an attractive collectible, as it precedes the First Edition. Led by a self-proclaimed verbivore--someone who makes a daily diet of words--this journey through the... Read more about this item
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£11.17
Tiddim Chin: A Descriptive Analysis of Two Texts (London Oriental Series: Volume 15)

Tiddim Chin: A Descriptive Analysis of Two Texts (London Oriental Series: Volume 15)

by Henderson, Eugenie J.A

London: Oxford University Press, 1965. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near fine. Hardcover with green cloth boards in dust jacket, 1965, octavo, 172pp., not illustrated. Book near fine with hint of shelfwear to spine ends, binding tight, text clean and unmarked. DJ near fine with sticker ghost to top corner of front panel, now in archival mylar wrap.
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£87.77
The Social Motivation of A Sound Change

The Social Motivation of A Sound Change

by Labov, William

London: William Clowes, 1963. Paperback. Very good. Paperback. 36 page offprint reprinted from Word in publisher's side stapled wraps. pbox.
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£11.76
Dictionary of Western Kamchadal

Dictionary of Western Kamchadal

by Worth, Dean S

Berkeley: University of California Press, 1969. First edition. Paperback. Very Good+. Presumed first edition, 1969, paperback, large octavo, 320pp., not illustrated. Book VG+ with sticker ghost to front panel, mild edgewear and creasing to spine, binding tight, text clean and unmarked. No DJ.
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£17.24