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Introduction to Sociolinguistics 5ed

Paperback, 01/02/2017, £25.99

Qualitative Communication Research methods 4ed

Paperback, 29/11/2017, £47.99
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.

Introduction to Sociolinguistics

Paperback, 06/11/2009, £24.99
An I ntroduction to Sociolinguistics has been a cornerstone of courses in the field for over two decades, with its clear and accessible coverage of a wide range of issues and useful student study features.


Hardback, 07/11/2013, £16.99
From Alphabets to Zipcodes, the surprising story of our 26 letters from million-selling author and Radio 4 language expert, Michael Rosen.

Intercultural Communication: A Contextual Approach

Paperback, 22/11/2011, £58.00
Fully updated Fifth Edition of James Neuliep's unique approach to examining and understanding intercultural communication. Adopted in both communication and business and management departments worldwide.

Elements of style for ScreenwritersElements of style for Screenwrite

Paperback, 01/07/1998, £10.50
Presents a reference in the art of clear and concise principles of screen formatting, structure and style for screenwriters. The book also offers a chapter on the structure and format of play texts.

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.

Talk to the Hand

Paperback, 05/07/2007, £7.99
Why hasn't your nephew ever thanked you for that perfect Christmas present? What makes your builder think he can treat you like dirt in your own home? Most important, what will it take to roll back a culture that applauds rudeness and finds it so amusing? This book addresses these questions.

Research Methods in Intercultural Communication: A Practical Guide

Paperback, 08/01/2016, £24.99
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.

Writing Skills

Paperback, 01/01/1999, £18.50
Uses diagrammatical illustrations and a systematical approach to business situations to provide essential reference for self-study and teaching.

50 Ways to Improve Your Intercultural Skills

01/07/2009, £21.50
Provides a range of instant ways to improve your communications skills in business. This title applies the theory of intercultural studies to the practice of communicating in English in a business and professional context.

Learning through Listening

Paperback, 02/08/2004, £10.00

50 Ways to Improve Your Telephoning and Teleconferencing Ski

31/01/2005, £21.50
Provides a range of instant ways to improve your communications skills in business.

Penguin dictionary of language

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

Wordsmiths and Warriors

Hardback, 01/11/2013, £20.00
Who formed and shaped the English language? David and Hilary Crystal take us on a journey through Britain to discover the people who gave our language its colour and character; Saxon invaders, medieval scholars, poets, reformers, dictionary writers. Part travelogue, part history, this beautifully illustrated book is full of unexpected delights.

Little Book of Language

Hardback, 09/03/2010, £16.99
Reveals language's myriad intricacies and quirks. This book focuses on the development of unique linguistic styles, the origins of obscure accents, and the search for the first written word. It discusses the plight of endangered languages, as well as successful cases of linguistic revitalization.

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.

Exploring Translation Theories

Paperback, 17/09/2009, £22.99
Presents a comprehensive analysis of key traditional and contemporary paradigms of translation theory. This book includes examples from a range of languages and various tasks and activities.

How To Do Discourse Analysis: A Toolkit

Paperback, 21/09/2010, £19.99
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, £8.99
A totally up-to-date compendium of the sharpest, wittiest and downright rudest insults in human history

Materials And Methods In Elt

Hardback, 16/01/2003, £24.99
* Offers a comprehensive and practical introduction to central themes in the principles and practice of Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language. * Features a number of new sections, including task-based learning, the use of the internet, and teacher-research, as well as new samples from current teaching materials.

Words in the Mind

Paperback, 06/12/2002, £21.99
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, £9.99
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, £28.99
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, £31.99
Understanding Semantics is an accessible and invaluable introduction to the three main traditions of semantics: structuralism and decomposition, cognitive semantics and formal semantics.

Business Communication: Building Critical Skills 6ed

Paperback, 01/04/2013, £61.99
Business Communication: Building Critical Skills

Introduction to Old English 3ed

Paperback, 17/02/2012, £27.99
Introduction to Old English is a leading text designed to help students engage with Old English literature for the first time. The 3rd edition includes numerous chapter updates, as well as expanded coverage of Old English manuscripts, runes, and other inscriptions.

(En)Countering Native-Speakerism: Global Perspectives

Hardback, 12/08/2015, £63.00
The book addresses the issue of native-speakerism, an ideology based on the assumption that 'native speakers' of English have a special claim to the language itself, through critical qualitative studies of the lived experiences of practising teachers and students in a range of scenarios.

For Who the Bell Tolls: One Man's Quest for Grammatical Perfection

Hardback, 04/09/2014, £8.99
Explains the grammar that people really need to know, such as the fact that an apostrophe is the difference between a company that knows its s*** and a company that knows it's s***, or the importance of capital letters to avoid ambiguity in such sentences as 'I helped my Uncle Jack off his horse.'

Linguistics for Intercultural Education

Paperback, 15/04/2013, £28.00
Deals with the issue of intercultural learning that has been tackled, amongst others, in the fields of education, language education and applied linguistics. This book appeals to an international readership of students, scholars and professionals across a wide range of disciplines, interested in making intercultural education effective.

Story of be: A Verb's-Eye View of the English Language

Hardback, 04/05/2017, £12.99
It's the most simple, unassuming, innocent-looking verb: 'to be'. Yet it is jam-packed with more different meanings, forms, and uses than any other English word. As he reveals be's multiple incarnations, David Crystal takes us to the heart of our flexible and changing language, with the help of wonderfully entertaining examples and cartoons.

Handbook of Language and Gender

Paperback, 30/12/2004, £39.99
The Handbook of Language and Gender is a collection of articles written by leading specialists in the field that examines the dynamic ways in which women and men develop and manage gendered identities through their talk. Examines the dynamic ways that women and men develop and manage gendered identities through their talk.

Thinking Styles

Paperback, 13/03/1999, £15.99
Sternberg presents a theory of thinking styles that aims to explain why aptitude tests, school grades, and classroom performance often fail to identify real ability.

Lexical Priming: New Theory of Words and Language

7, 29/04/2005, £21.99
Theoretically adventurous and suitable for use with a wide range of language studies, Hoey's book reverses the roles of lexis and grammar to present a radical new theory of the lexicon.

Success With Languages

Paperback, 14/07/2005, £13.99
Make the most of learning a new language with this comprehensive guide written by experienced language teachers. It offers crucial and practical advice, and features a number of exercises to help you assess the way you learn, improvements that can be made, and how to use resources effectively.

Life After...Languages and Literature

7, 18/05/2006, £9.99
Written specifically to help students make informed choices about their future, this book covers such topics as: identifying a career path that interests you; seeking out an opportunity that matches your skills and aspirations; staying motivated and pursuing your goals; networking; self-promotion; and, making the transition from scholar to worker.

Translator's Invisibility

7, 31/08/2006, £19.99
Locates alternative translation theories and practices in British, American and European cultures which aim to communicate linguistic and cultural differences instead of removing them.

Dictionary of Lexicography

Paperback, 07/06/2001, £24.99
This handbook and reference work provides a detailed examination of the theoretical and practical aspects of lexicography.


Paperback, 09/12/1999, £13.99
Semantics is an accessible and practical introduction to formal semantics, the study of linguistic meaning, for students studying language and linguistics.

Nexus Analysis

Paperback, 24/06/2004, £21.99
Introduces a new theory and a guide to its application. Nexus analysis allows participants in social action to explore its key elements and trace their historical trajectories towards actions, to anticipate the actions' outcomes.


Paperback, 30/05/2006, £14.99
Provides an introduction to the key concepts of semiotics. This edition presents examples including computer and mobile phone technology, television commercials and the web. It also covers questions such as: What is a sign? Which codes do we take for granted? How can semiotics be used in textual analysis? And, what is a text?

Just a Phrase

Paperback, 29/04/2009, £14.99
An autobiography and an introduction to the field of linguistics. It offers us a look behind the scenes at the adventures, rewards, challenges and pitfalls of his life in language. It is suitable not just for students and teachers but for lovers of language.



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