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Introduction to Sociolinguistics 5ed

Paperback, 01/02/2017, £32.99

Child Language: Acquisition and Development 2ed

Paperback, 01/11/2017, £32.99
Presenting the latest thinking and research on how children acquire their first language, this book takes the reader from a standing start to the point where they can engage with key debates and current research in the field of child language.

Qualitative Communication Research Methods 4ed

Paperback, 29/11/2017, £77.00
Qualitative Communication Research Methods, Fourth Edition introduces you to qualitative research in speech and mass communication. Award-winning scholars and authors Thomas R. Lindlof and Bryan C. Taylor guide you through every step of the qualitative process, from developing research topics and questions through writing a final report. You are given numerous examples of work in the field to illustrate how studies are designed, carried out, written, evaluated, and related to theory. In addition to covering the theories and methods currently used in qualitative communication research, the authors also discuss important trends influencing the future of that research, helping you make informed judgments about the significance and consequences of recent trends. New to the Fourth Edition: A new chapter titled "The Diversity of Qualitative Research in Communication Subfields" provides readers with a complete guide to the field's distinctive subfields and enables you to identify the research agenda that best represents your own interests.Two rising subfields- Political Communication and Communication Activism- have been added, resulting in 13 subfields covered. Two major phases of data analysis have been split into separate chapters, enabling you to concentrate on the initial steps of analysis before moving on to the interpretation phase of analysis.Discussions of important intellectual and institutional trends currently reshaping the landscape of qualitative research, including Materialist Theory, Big Data, and Open-Access publishing, provide you with cutting-edge knowledge and skills that affect what you study and how you study it.An analysis of new developments in media and technology shows you how social media networks and other digital platforms are not only topics of research, but also the means for collecting and analyzing data.

May We Borrow Your Language?: How English Steals Words From All Over the World

Paperback, 07/09/2017, £7.99
A richly entertaining exploration of the origins of the words that English has borrowed from other languages over its 1500-year history.


Hardback, 28/03/2013, £12.99
Composed of 100 bite-sized entries of 400 to 600 words each, Netymology weaves together stories, etymologies and analyses around digital culture's transformation, and creation, of words. An Etymologicon for the net.

Research Methods in Intercultural Communication: A Practical Guide

Paperback, 08/01/2016, £35.50
Research Methods in Intercultural Communication introduces and contextualizes the most important methodological issues in the field for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students. Examples of these issues are which paradigms and how to research multilingually, interculturally and ethnically.

Penguin dictionary of language

Paperback, 05/08/1999, £12.99
Provides information on language, languages, linguistics, grammatical and literary concepts.

We Are Not Amused: Victorian Views on Pronunciation as Told in the Pages of Punch

Hardback, 13/10/2017, £12.99
David Crystal shows how our feelings about pronunciation today have their origins in the way our Victorian predecessors thought about the subject, as revealed in the pages of the satirical magazine, 'Punch'. Richly illustrated, this is a fascinating and highly entertaining insight into our ongoing amusement and prejudice at how we speak.

How To Do Discourse Analysis: A Toolkit

Paperback, 21/09/2010, £25.99
Discourse analysis is widely used in a range of academic subjects, all concerned with how humans make meaning and communicate within and across different social and cultural groups. Using a practical how-to approach, this book provides the tools necessary to work with discourse analysis, with step-by-step tasks.

Scorn: The Wittiest and Wickedest Insults in Human History

Paperback, 02/11/2017, £9.99
A totally up-to-date compendium of the sharpest, wittiest and downright rudest insults in human history

Words in the Mind

Paperback, 06/12/2002, £24.99
Words in the Mind deals with words, and how humans learn them, remember them, understand them, and find the ones they want. It discusses the structure and content of the human word-store or 'mental lexicon', with particular reference to the spoken language of native English speakers.

Dent's Modern Tribes: The Secret Languages of Britain

Paperback, 05/10/2017, £10.99
Learn how to decode the private languages that are swapped around us every day - amongst cabbies and paramedics, soap stars and comedians, cricketers and barristers - in Susie Dent's unique and witty guide to Britain's modern tribes.


Paperback, 11/05/2011, £31.99
Assuming no prior experience, this core textbook introduces formal semantics in an accessible and engaging way and provides students with a solid understanding of a range of semantic phenomena.

Semantics: A Coursebook

Paperback, 19/04/2007, £24.99
This practical coursebook introduces all the basics of semantics in a simple, step-by-step fashion.

Understanding Semantics

Paperback, 01/12/2013, £38.99
Understanding Semantics is an accessible and invaluable introduction to the three main traditions of semantics: structuralism and decomposition, cognitive semantics and formal semantics.

Language Teacher Psychology

Paperback, 05/01/2018, £34.95
This book examines teachers and their psychology from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives. It covers well-established areas of teacher psychology plus areas that have only recently begun to be explored. The 19 chapters in this volume make a significant contribution to the emerging field of language teacher psychology.

How Language Began: The Story of Humanity's Greatest Invention

Paperback, 06/09/2018, £10.99
A revolutionary account of the origins of language from one of the world's best known and most influential linguists.

Languages of the World: An Introduction

Paperback, 24/08/2017, £30.99
Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, this textbook introduces readers to the rich diversity of human languages, familiarizing students with the variety and typology of languages around the world. An essential resource for undergraduate courses on language typology, historical linguistics and general linguistics.

Swearing Is Good For You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language

Paperback, 02/08/2018, £8.99
The science of swearing: from neuroscience to swearing apes, why we swear, what it does to us and why it's important.

Now You're Talking: Human Conversation from the Neanderthals to Artificial Intelligence

Paperback, 02/05/2019, £10.99
`A lively, intelligent and persuasive history of speech...Expertly and patiently explained' The TimesWhy are human beings the only animals that can speak? We judge others - and whether we trust them - not just by their words but by the way they talk: their intonation, their pitch, their accent.

Cambridge English Empower Upper Intermediate Student's Book

Paperback, 12/02/2015, £37.79
Cambridge English Empower is a general adult course that combines course content from Cambridge University Press with validated assessment from the experts at Cambridge English Language Assessment.

Cambridge English Empower Advanced Student's Book

Paperback, 21/01/2016, £37.79
Cambridge English Empower is a general adult course that combines course content from Cambridge University Press with validated assessment from the experts at Cambridge English Language Assessment.

Routledge Handbook of Language and Identity

Paperback, 30/07/2019, £39.99

Short Stories in Russian for Beginners: Read for pleasure at your level, expand your vocabulary and learn Russian the fun way!

Paperback, 04/10/2018, £10.99
Short Stories in Russian for Beginners is an unmissable collection of eight unconventional and captivating short stories for adult and young adult learners.

Phonetics: A Coursebook

Paperback, 26/01/2012, £28.99
A problem-based introduction to phonetics, featuring over three hundred integrated exercises to help students discover and practice the subject interactively. It assumes no previous knowledge of phonetics; concepts are introduced gradually and frequent cross-referencing means that students will see how the subject fits together and how later concepts build on earlier ones.

Rewording the Brain

Paperback, 26/09/2018, £12.99
A guide to cryptic crosswords and how they can help increase brain power.

Four Words for Friend: Why Using More Than One Language Matters Now More Than Ever

Paperback, 10/03/2020, £11.99
A compelling argument about the importance of using more than one language in today's world


Paperback, 25/02/1988, £9.99
Raymond Williams' seminal exploration of the history of meaning of some of the most important words in the English language.

Language and Gender 3ed

Paperback, 01/11/2019, £17.99

Study of Language 7ed

Paperback, 02/01/2020, £24.99
This bestselling textbook is the most fundamental and easy-to-use introduction for beginner students. Broad yet concise, this overview of key topics draws students in. The seventh edition has substantial changes to the chapters on phonetics and semantics, forty new study questions and more than twenty new tasks.

Study Speaking 2ed

Paperback, 14/10/2004, £26.51
This course is for intermediate and above students who need to speak English in connection with academic work.


Paperback, 18/11/2009, £32.99
Follows the GCE specification and features over 100 colour images, contemporary case studies and examples. This book introduces students to the skills of reading communication texts and understanding the link between communication and culture, taking students through the tasks expected of them to pass the AQA exam.

Duoethnography in English Language Teaching: Research, Reflection and Classroom Application

Paperback, 05/02/2020, £34.95
This book sets out duoethnography as a method of research, reflective practice and a pedagogical approach in English Language Teaching (ELT). The chapters are a range of duoethnographies from established and emerging researchers and teachers, which explore the interplay between cultural discourses and life histories with a focus on ELT in Japan.

Word Perfect: Etymological Entertainment For Every Day of the Year

Hardback, 15/10/2020, £14.99
The perfect present for word-lovers: a word for every day of the year: 'WORD PERFECT is a golden vaulted cave of fascinating and funny hidden gems' JO BRAND

Collaborative Autoethnography

Paperback, 15/09/2012, £34.99
A practical guide providing researchers with a variety of data collection, analytic, and writing techniques to conduct collaborative autoethnography projects.

How Dead Languages Work

Hardback, 09/04/2020, £20.00
Different languages have different personalities, and there is a lot that can be lost in translation. This volume offers an engaging and accessible introduction to six ancient and medieval languages, introducing their most distinctive features and showing how these linguistic traits play out in short excerpts from actual ancient texts.

Languages Are Good For Us

Hardback, 07/01/2021, £18.99
A celebration of the huge linguistic diversity that is open to all of us at birth, and that has inspired and fascinated humans since the invention of speech.

The Cambridge Handbook of English Corpus Linguistics

Paperback, 16/04/2020, £32.99
Surveys the breadth of corpus-based linguistic research on English, including chapters on collocations, phraseology, grammatical variation, historical change, and the description of registers and dialects. Each chapter includes a critical discussion of the corpus-based methods employed for research in this area, and an explicit summary of new findings and discoveries.
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