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DICTIONARY OF ENGLISH SYNONYMS AND ANTON

By: Market House Books, Ltd

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AMERICAN ENGLISH

By: ALBERT H MARCKWARDT

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Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS:

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NIGHT SKY

By: ANN LAUTERBACH

Price: $8.00

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A scintillating collection of essays on language from one of literature's most supple minds In "The Night Sky," her first work of essays, acclaimed poet Ann Lauterbach writes of the ways in which art and poetry are integral and necessary to human conversation. At the center of the book is a series of seven essays, by turns meditative and polemical, that articulate the interstices between Lauterbach's poetics and her experience. She advocates an active encounter with... View more info

MOUTHFUL OF AIR

By: ANTHONY BURGESS

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DORD THE DIGLOT AND AN AVOCADO OR TWO

By: ANU GARG

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From the creator of the popular A.Word.A.Day e-mail newsletter A collection of some of the most interesting stories and fascinating origins behind more than 300 words, names, and terms by the founder of WordSmith.org. Did you know: There's a word for the pleasant smell that accompanies the first rain after a dry spell? "Petrichor," combining "petros" (Greek for "stone") and "ichor" (the fluid that flows in the veins of Greek gods). An "illeist" is one who refers to onese... View more info

DICTIONARY OF CONTEMPORARY USAGE

By: BERGEN EVANS

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Publisher: GALAHAD BOOKS:

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MOTHER TONGUE

By: BILL BRYSON

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Publisher: HARPER COLLINS TRADE DIVISION:

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WORD ORIGINS: The Romance of Language

By: CECIL HUNT

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Publisher: PHILOSOPHICAL LIBRARY:

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HOG ON ICE AND OTHER CURIOUS EXPRESSIONS

By: CHARLES EARLE FUNK

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Publisher: HARPER COLLINS TRADE DIVISION:

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WORD WORKOUT

By: CHARLES HARR ELSTER

Price: $8.50

Publisher: ST. MARTINS PRESS/TOR BOOKS:

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AT THEIR WORD : ESSAYS ON THE ARTS OF LA

By: CID CORMAN

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Publisher: BLACK SPARROW PRESS@:

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new ways to greater word power

By: CLIFTON FADIMAN

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Publisher: DELL PUBLISHING:

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BEGINNER'S DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN ENGLIS

By: COLLIN / LOWI / WEIL

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Publisher: NTC PUBLISHING GROUP:

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ONE-LETTER WORDS A DICTIONARY

By: CRAIG CONLEY

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Merriam-Webster, move over Until now, no English dictionary ever found the fun or the fascination in revealing the meanings of letters. One-Letter Words, a Dictionary illuminates the more than 1,000 surprising definitions associated with each letter in the English alphabet. For instance, Conley uncovers seventy-six distinct uses of the letter X, the most versatile, most printed letter in the English language. Using facts, figures, quotations, and etymologies, the a... View more info

LANGUAGE AND LANGUAGES ENCYCLOPEDIC DICT

By: DAVID CRYSTAL

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WALKING ENGLISH : A JOURNEY IN SEARCH OF

By: DAVID CRYSTAL

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Publisher: OVERLOOK PRESS:

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A fascinating and insightful romp through the language we speak every day, by the linguistic expert who ?succeeds again and again with clarity, wit and enthusiasm? ("New York Times") In this discursive jaunt through the groves and thickets of the English language, David Crystal creates a mesmerizing and entertaining narrative account of his encounters with the language and its speakers. Woven from personal reflections, historical allusions, and observations of trave... View more info

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WORDS YOU SHOULD KNOW : 1200 ESSENTIAL W

By: DAVID OLSEN

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Publisher: ADAMS MEDIA CORPORATION:

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Lots of people need a quick and authoritative way to identify and define the most troublesome common words. The usual approach- stalling for time until you can grasp the context of what the person has just said-has its limits. If only there were a list, not of every word (after all, reading dictionaries is no one's idea of fun) but of the right words, the ones that are used frequently but don't quite register when you come across them. The Words You Should Know features ... View more info

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STORY OF AIN'T

By: DAVID SKINNER

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Created by the most respected American publisher of dictionaries and supervised by editor Philip Gove, Webster's Third broke with tradition, adding thousands of new words and eliminating "artificial notions of correctness," basing proper usage on how language was actually spoken. The dictionary's revolutionary style sparked what David Foster Wallace called "the Fort Sumter of the Usage Wars." Critics bayed at the dictionary's permissive handling of ain't. Literary int... View more info

YOU JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND

By: DEBORAH TANNEN

Price: $6.00

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LANGUAGE DISORDERS IN ADOLESCENTS

By: DONALD TIBBITS

Price: $5.00

Publisher: CLIFFS NOTES INC.:

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