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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 12 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri
    In Other Words - by Jhumpa Lahiri

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781408866139 | ISBN 10: 1408866137

    In Other Words is a revelation. It is at heart a love story of a long and sometimes difficult courtship, and a passion that verges on obsession: that of a writer for another language. For Jhumpa Lahiri, that love was for Italian, which first captivat ... more

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  • Cover image of book Confabulations by John Berger
    Confabulations - by John Berger

    £6.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780141984957 | ISBN 10: 0141984953

    'Language is a body, a living creature ... and this creature's home is the inarticulate as well as the articulate'.   John Berger's work has revolutionized the way we understand visual language. In this new book he writes about language itsel ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lingo: A Language Spotter
    Lingo: A Language Spotter's Guide to Europe - by Gaston Dorren

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781781254172 | ISBN 10: 1781254176

    Welcome to Europe as you've never known it before, seen through the peculiarities of its languages and dialects.   Combining linguistics and cultural history, Gaston Dorren takes us on an intriguing tour of the continent, from Proto-Indo-European ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Welsh Language: A History by Janet Davies
    The Welsh Language: A History - by Janet Davies

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781783160198 | ISBN 10: 1783160195

    The existence of the Welsh-language can come as a surprise to those who assume that English is the foundation language of Britain. However, J. R. R. Tolkien described Welsh as the 'senior language of the men of Britain'. Visitors from outside Wales m ... more

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  • Cover image of book Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells a Story by Michael Rosen
    Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells a Story - by Michael Rosen

    £10.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781848548886 | ISBN 10: 1848548885

    From Alphabets to Zipcodes, the surprising story of our 26 letters from million-selling author and Radio 4 language expert, Michael Rosen.  From minding your Ps and Qs to wondering why X should mark the spot, Alphabetical is a book for everyone wh ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dreaming in Hindi: Life in Translation by Katherine Russell Rich
    Dreaming in Hindi: Life in Translation - by Katherine Russell Rich

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781846272622 | ISBN 10: 1846272629

    'I took up with Hindi at a time when it seemed my life had buckled out from under me ... I no longer had the language to describe my own life. So I decided I'd borrow someone else's.'   Having survived a serious illness and now at a ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Secret Life of Words: How English Became English by Henry Hitchings
    The Secret Life of Words: How English Became English - by Henry Hitchings

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780719564550 | ISBN 10: 0719564557

    Communication is essential to our lives, but how often do we stop to think about where the words we use have come from? Have you ever thought about which words in English have been borrowed from Arabic, French or Dutch? Try admiral, landscape and mar ... more

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  • Cover image of book Words, Words, Words by David Crystal
    Words, Words, Words - by David Crystal

    £9.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780199210770 | ISBN 10: 0199210772

    Words, Words, Words is all about the wonder of words. Drawing on a lifetime's experience, David Crystal explores language in all its rich varieties through words: the very building blocks of our communication. Language has no life of its own: it only ... more

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  • Cover image of book Totally Weird and Wonderful Words by Edited by Erin McKean
    Totally Weird and Wonderful Words - by Edited by Erin McKean

    £11.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780195312126 | ISBN 10: 0195312120

    Impress your friends and pepper your dinner party conversations with such nuggers as gobemouche, mumpsimus, and cachinnate. Tie your tongue in knots trying to say such sesquipedalian words and many more in Totally Weird and Wonderful Words. Both witt ... more

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  • Cover image of book 100 Hieroglyphs: Think Like an Egyptian by Barry Kemp
    100 Hieroglyphs: Think Like an Egyptian - by Barry Kemp

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781862078444 | ISBN 10: 1862078440

    "Barry Kemp's take on the ancient Egyptians' script is as original as his whole approach to interpreting the complexities of their culture... this is both an invaluable reference work for students of hieroglyphs and essential reading for anyone wanti ... more

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  • Cover image of book Spoken Here: Travels Among Threatened Languages by Mark Abley
    Spoken Here: Travels Among Threatened Languages - by Mark Abley

    £8.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780099460220 | ISBN 10: 009946022x

    Mark Abley's journeys among the speakers of languages at the brink take him to aboriginal Australia, to American Indian reservations and to elderly Canadian speakers of Yiddish, as well as to places where the languages are fighting back: Wales, the F ... more

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  • Cover image of book African Muslim Names by Sharifa M. Zawawi
    African Muslim Names - by Sharifa M. Zawawi

    £16.99   paperback   (1998) - ISBN 13: 9780865435735 | ISBN 10: 0865435731

    A name reflects and reinforces an identity both when it is given and when it is changed. African Muslim Names discusses the social and cultural significance of proper names. It explains how names are chosen for newborns in African societies and the v ... more

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