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Research Perspectives on English for Academic Purposes

7, 15/03/2001, £41.99
This volume of specially commissioned articles examines theory and practice in EAP.

Rediscover Grammar

Paperback, 30/03/2004, £33.59
The best-selling grammar reference - essential for all teachers and students of English. It provides an effortless tour through the structures and terminology of the English Language

Making Sense of Grammar

Paperback, 21/04/2004, £33.59
The author explains structure and then shows how it works in different language contexts - the literary, the non-literary, the spoken and the written. He explores a wide range of linguistic themes including sociolinguistics, language acquisition and register, and shows how our language can be interpreted.

Using English 2ed

Paperback, 13/12/2006, £36.99
Provides an introduction to the study of English for students of language and linguistics. This title examines the way in which the English language is used in different contexts and in many parts of the world, by both native and non-native speakers. It explores the issues of language use in speech and writing, in work and play, and in persuading.

Literature in the Language Classroom

Paperback, 17/12/1987, £29.99
A variety of imaginative techniques for integrating literature work with language learning.

English as a Global Language 2ed

Paperback, 28/07/2003, £16.99
Crystal presents an account of the rise and status of English as a global language.

Cambridge Encyclopedia Of The English Language 2ed

Paperback, 04/08/2003, £35.00
This second edition presents an overhaul of its subject for a new generation of language-lovers.

My Grammar and I (or Should That be 'Me'?)

Paperback, 01/09/2011, £7.99
The go-to guide for grammar, My Grammar and I offers amusing examples of awful grammar, while steering you in the direction of grammatical greatness. Refreshing everything you should have learnt at school and more, My Grammar and I is informative yet entertaining - an ideal buy for any English language enthusiast.

Dictionary of English Grammar

Paperback, 31/08/2000, £7.99
A guide to the grammatical laws and idiosyncrasies that govern the English Language. It is suitable for linguists, English Language students, and those who write in English.

English Language: A Guided Tour of the Language

Paperback, 28/03/2002, £9.99
Provides a survey of the English language in its various forms. This book describes the structure of the language, the uses of English throughout the world and provides a history of English. It includes a chapter on 'The effect of technology' on the English language.

Oxford English for Careers: Nursing 2: Student's Book

Paperback, 24/07/2008, £34.70
Nursing 2 teaches pre-work students to communicate accurately, in English, with patients and colleagues.

Oxford English for Careers: Nursing 2: Class Audio CD

26/06/2008, £37.80
Nursing teaches pre-work students to communicate accurately, in English, with patients and colleagues.

Pride and Prejudice

Paperback, 20/12/2007, £10.00
Word count 29,455 Bestseller

Oxford Everyday Grammar

Paperback, 08/04/2004, £9.99
This accessible and unique approach to grammar comes in two parts: the first section consists of a practical guide on how to understand and use grammar successfully, and the second is an extensive A-Z glossary of grammatical terms. It is ideal for both language students and anyone wanting to improve their written and spoken English.

1001 Words You Need to Know and Use: An A-Z of Effective Vocabulary

Paperback, 10/07/2014, £7.99
Reissued with an attractive new cover, this A-Z provides 1001 words you need to know to make your writing and speaking effective and convincing. With clear guidance on choosing the right word, this book is essential for anyone wanting to achieve success in written and spoken tasks including essays, interviews, CVs and application letters, and more.

Grammar : A Friendly Approach 2ed

Paperback, 01/03/2010, £15.99
This book introduces grammar in a gentle way by illustrating the kinds of issues students may come across by setting them in context using a soap opera style script.

Fight For English

Paperback, 07/09/2006, £29.99
This is the story of the battles both past and present surrounding English usage. So many of us are made to feel ashamed of how we use our language, but in this lively and authoritative contribution to the debate David Crystal argues for a more rational and balanced approach.

Oxford History of English (Updated Ed)

Paperback, 29/11/2012, £19.99
Lynda Mugglestone's hugely popular The Oxford History of English is republished in a reset and revised edition featuring David Crystal's new take on the future of English. With impeccable and approachable scholarship, it describes the changing sounds, words, and meanings of English. A book for everyone interested in the language.

Words in Time and Place

Hardback, 18/09/2014, £16.99
How has the English language developed over time? How have words entered the English language, or changed their meaning? David Crystal takes us on a wonderful tour through the origins and evolution of 15 groups of words, from dying to spacecraft. His source is the monumental Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary.

Oxford A-Z of Better Spelling

Paperback, 15/08/2013, £7.99
Adding endings and remembering when 'i' comes before 'e' are just some of the aspects of spelling that confront us with endless pitfalls. This easy-to-use A-Z guide does what no spellchecker can do: it offers both spellings for tricky words and rules that will help you develop good spelling.

Fowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage 3ed

Paperback, 10/03/2016, £11.99
Fowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage is an invaluable quick-reference work, providing clear, practical and up-to-date guidance on questions of grammar, spelling, style, and word choice. Jeremy Butterfield has judiciously revised the text to reflect the English usage practices and concerns of the 21st century.

By Hook Or By Crook

Paperback, 01/04/2008, £11.99
A delightfully discursive, Bill Bryson-esque and personal journey through the groves and the thickets of the English language, by our foremost scholar of the history and structure of the English language.

Gwynne's Grammar

Hardback, 18/04/2013, £9.99
Mr Gwynne believes passionately that we must regain our knowledge of the lost science of grammar before it is too late. Formerly a successful businessman, Mr Gwynne has for many years been teaching and tutoring just about every sort of subject to just about every sort of pupil in just about every sort of circumstance. This title tells his story.

English for academic study: Reading, Teacher's book

Paperback, 07/08/2012, £17.00
A university preparation course published in collaboration with the University of Reading.

English for Academic Study: Writing

Paperback, 16/05/2012, £10.00
A university preparation course published in collaboration with the University of Reading.

English for academic study: Writing, Teacher's book

Paperback, 18/05/2012, £17.00
A university preparation course published in collaboration with the University of Reading.


Paperback, 15/08/2013, £8.99
Completely revised and updated, this new edition of the Oxford Guide to Plain English is an essential tool for clear communication. It provides authoritative help on how to get your message across effectively. In 25 easy-to-follow chapters, it covers straightforward language, punctuation, grammar, writing emails, and much more.

Researching English Language

Paperback, 31/07/2008, £32.99
Offers advice about research methods with reference to the various English Language topics including variation in accents, news discourse, forensic linguistics, child language development and more. This title guides readers step-by-step through the research process, from initial ideas to the submission of the dissertation.

Internet Linguistics: A Student Guide

Paperback, 27/01/2011, £32.99

History Of The English Language 6ed

Paperback, 16/08/2012, £39.99

Cambridge Academic English C1 Advanced Student's Book: An Integrated Skills Course for EAP

Paperback, 19/07/2012, £35.71
A three-level (B1+ to C1) integrated skills course for higher education students at university or on foundation courses.

Cambridge English for Nursing Intermediate Plus Student's Bo

Paperback, 30/10/2008, £26.25
A short self-study or classroom course (40-60 hours) for nurses who need to use English in the workplace.

Story Of English

Paperback, 05/05/2011, £12.99
Two thousand years ago English was confined to a handful of savage tribes on the shores of north-west Europe; and now, in one form or another, it is spoken by a billion people around the world. This title offers a tale of the origins and development of the English language.

English for ICT STudies in Higher Education Studies

01/04/2010, £24.00
A faculty-specific series for students in higher education.

English for ICT Studies in Higher Education Studies

Paperback, 01/04/2010, £17.00
A faculty-specific series for students in higher education.

English for academic study:Extended writing & research skills Teacher's book

Paperback, 18/05/2012, £17.00
A university preparation course published in collaboration with the University of Reading.


Paperback, 18/05/2012, £17.00
A university preparation course published in collaboration with the University of Reading.

102 English Things to Do

Hardback, 09/10/2012, £9.99

English as a Global Language 2ed

Paperback, 29/03/2012, £11.99
Written in a detailed and fascinating manner, this book is ideal for general readers interested in the English language.

Better Writing

Paperback, 24/11/2014, £15.00

Words of a Feather: An Etymological Explanation of Astonishing Word Pairs

Hardback, 05/11/2015, £9.99
Is there any PRESTIGE in a STRAITJACKET? When does a CLIQUE become a CLICHE? And what has MORRIS DANCING to do with MAURITANIA? In this witty volume, Graeme Donald explores the intriguing links between words with a common origin.
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