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Life After...Languages and Literature

7, 18/05/2006, £20.99
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, £30.99
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, £51.99
This handbook and reference work provides a detailed examination of the theoretical and practical aspects of lexicography.


Paperback, 09/12/1999, £20.99
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, £33.99
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.

Just a Phrase

Paperback, 29/04/2009, £22.99
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.

Developing Language Learner: An Introduction to Exploratory Practice

Paperback, 17/12/2008, £59.99
This book-length treatment of Exploratory Practice introduces five propositions about learners as practitioners of learning who are capable of developing their expertise through conducting research in and on their own classroom learning lives.

Intercultural discourse and communication

Paperback, 02/08/2004, £36.50
Intercultural Discourse and Communication: The Essential Readings is a collection of articles that discuss major theoretical approaches, case studies of cultural and sub--cultural contact from around the globe, issues of identity in a biculturala individuals, and the a real worlda implications of intercultural contact and conflict.

Managing Intercultural Conflict Effectively

Paperback, 21/08/2001, £84.00
In this volume, Ting-Toomey and Oetzel accomplish two objectives: to explain the culture-based situational conflict model, including the relationship among conflict, ethnicity, and culture; and, second, integrate theory and practice in the discussion of interpersonal conflict in culture, ethnic, and gender contexts. While the book is theoretically directed, it is also a down-to-earth practical book that contains ample examples, conflict dialogues, and critical incidents. Managing Intercultural Conflict Effectively helps to illustrate the complexity of intercultural conflict interactions and readers will gain a broad yet integrative perspective in assessing intercultural conflict situations. The book is a multidisciplinary text that draws from the research work of a variety of disciplines such as cross-cultural psychology, social psychology, sociology, marital and family studies, international management, and communication.

Talking Ape : How Language Evolved

7, 08/03/2007, £12.50
Traces language back to its earliest origins among our distant ape-like forbears several million years ago. This book examines the qualities of mind and brain needed to support the operations of language; investigates the first links between signs, sounds, and meanings; explores the beginnings and prehistories of vocabulary and grammar; and more.

Language: A Biological Model

7, 18/08/2005, £34.99
Presents a different way of viewing the partial regularities that language displays, the norms and conventions of language. The central norms applying to language, like those norms of function and behavior that account for the survival and proliferation of biological traits, are non-evaluative norms.

Introducing Intercultural Communication: Global Cultures and Contexts

Paperback, 18/11/2014, £32.99
A new edition of this popular, student-focused exploration of intercultural communication. Global in focus, full of pedagogy and supported by a companion website.

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics 3ed

Paperback, 13/03/2014, £11.99
This authoritative dictionary provides coverage across the field of linguistics, both the theoretical and the practical. In over 3,250 entries it clearly defines terms relating to phonetics, grammar, semantics, languages (spoken and written), dialects, and sociolinguistics.

Translation Studies Reader

Paperback, 24/05/2012, £40.99

Queen's English

Paperback, 25/06/2015, £7.99
Practical, authoritative and entertaining, this book reminds readers how to use the basics of grammar, punctuation and spelling. It also teaches them new tips and tricks of style and vocabulary to give their writing and speech an impressive flair.

Horrible Words: A Guide to the Misuse of English

Hardback, 31/03/2016, £10.99
A guide to the most reviled words in English, masquerading as advice on how and why you might want to use them. It is also a bold manifesto that asserts our common rights over English, even as it questions the true nature of style.

Two Girls, One on Each Knee

Hardback, 07/11/2013, £12.99
Focuses on the pleasures and puzzles of cryptic crosswords and their linguistic wordplay. This title celebrates the wit, ingenuity and frustration of setting and solving puzzles.

Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics

Paperback, 18/02/2013, £49.99
This handbook serves as an introduction and reference point to key areas in the dynamic field of applied linguistics. It is characterised by its scope, its broad relevance, its social engagement, and its authoritative yet straightforward chapters.

Fucking Apostrophes

Hardback, 03/11/2016, £6.99
A hilarious, furious and profoundly useful short guide to the most maddening punctuation in English.

Key Terms In Discourse Analysis

Paperback, 16/12/2010, £21.99
Offers a comprehensive set of definitions of key terms in discourse analysis, a core area of linguistics and language studies courses. This book is suitable for students of linguistics, language studies and media and cultural studies courses who are engaging in discourse analysis.

Intercultural Communication And Ideology

Paperback, 30/12/2010, £32.99
A cutting text that offers a critical approach to current theories and practices of intercultural communication, and invites students and professionals to explore alternative concepts and to become aware of cultural prejudices.

Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language

Paperback, 06/09/2012, £8.99
The massive Christmas 2011 bestseller and Radio 4 Book of the Week

Exploring Intercultural Communication: Language in Action

Paperback, 16/08/2013, £34.99
This text begins by looking at the real-world problems associated with intercultural communication, then discussing intervention and how to engage with these concerns, before finally relating these practical issues to theoretical foundations.

Intercultural Communication: A Discourse Approach 3ed

Paperback, 16/12/2011, £40.50
This newly revised edition is both a lively introduction and practical guide to the main concepts and challenges of intercultural communication.

How Good is Your Grammar?

Hardback, 01/10/2015, £12.99
John Sutherland, one of Britain's most celebrated professors of English literature, is here to test, stretch, amuse and instruct you with his definitive quiz on all things grammatical. This is neither a rule book nor a primer but a rollercoaster ride through the mysteries and magic of the world's greatest language.

Peas & Queues: Mindfield of Modern Manners

Hardback, 03/10/2013, £12.99
Should you sign your text messages with an 'x'? Which of your friends do you ask to be your best man? Who are you supposed to kiss and when - and is it one kiss or two? This title offers comfort and guidance on the social pitfalls of every phase of life, from christenings to condolence letters.

Language and Gender 2ed

Paperback, 07/04/2010, £17.99
This new edition of Language and Gender has been thoroughly revised and updated, including the addition of entirely new chapters that explore recent work in the field. A range of approaches is covered at an introductory level, presenting sometimes difficult and complex issues in an understandable way.

Gift of the Gab: How Eloquence Works

Hardback, 02/05/2017, £10.99

Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase

Paperback, 03/11/2016, £8.99
Mark Forsyth's 'sparkling' (Charles Moore, Daily Telegraph) and idiosyncratically brilliant third book.

Essential Grammar in Use: A Reference and Practice Book for Elementary Students of English 2ed

Paperback, 20/03/1997, £10.40
This is an adaptation of Essential Grammar in Use especially for Italian elementary learners.

Materials Evaluation and Design for Language Teaching

Paperback, 31/07/2016, £29.99
Provides advanced introductions to the main areas of study in contemporary Applied Linguistics, with a principal focus on the theory and practice of language teaching and language learning and on the processes and problems of language in use.

A Glossary of Cognitive Linguistics

Paperback, 11/05/2007, £15.99
This alphabetic guide gives an up-to-date introduction to the key terms in cognitive linguistics, covering all the major theories, approaches, ideas and many of the relevant theoretical constructs.

Language Learning with Technology

Paperback, 04/04/2013, £29.99
Language Learning with Technology is for teachers interested in integrating technology into their classroom practice.

Study of Language 5ed

7, 10/03/2014, £23.99
Easy to follow, simple to understand, broad yet concise - the fundamental introduction to language. Includes thirty new tasks.

Materials Development In Language Teaching 2ed

Paperback, 07/04/2011, £30.99
Comprehensively revised and updated to take account of the impact of technology on the field of materials development

Discourse Strategies

Paperback, 30/09/1982, £42.99
The volume will be of central interest to anyone concerned with communication in the fields of interethnic or industrial relations.

Cambridge Companion to Modern British Culture

Paperback, 19/08/2010, £21.99
A lively and informative set of perspectives on the key themes that shape modern Britain.

Cambridge Encyclopedia Of Language

Paperback, 03/06/2010, £30.00
This completely revised and expanded edition of Crystal's acclaimed book incorporates developments in the lively field of language study.

Identity and Language Learning: Extending the Conversation

Paperback, 07/10/2013, £17.95
This second edition of Norton's classic text on language learning and identity will bring her ground-breaking ideas to a new generation of students, teachers and researchers. Featuring a comprehensive Introduction and an Afterword by Claire Kramsch, this new edition integrates research, theory and classroom practice.

English Language;Description,variation & context

Paperback, 23/07/2009, £30.99
What is the English language like, why is it like that and what do we need to know in order to study it? This wide-ranging and research-led introductory textbook provides students with the grounding in linguistics necessary to investigate these questions for themselves.

Language in Cognition

Paperback, 04/09/2009, £29.00
"Boeckx has a deep familiarity with all of the (very wide-ranging) material he intends to present, and has done original and important work in several of these areas. He is a lucid and engaging expositor, and is highly qualified in every respect to undertake an enterprise of this nature -- which is, I think, a very valuable one.

Digital Literacies

Paperback, 11/04/2013, £30.99

Key Themes in the Ethnography of Education

Paperback, 05/11/2013, £30.99
This is the only book that pulls together the anthropological and sociological ethnography of education across formal and informal settings.

Applied Linguistics and Materials Development

Paperback, 06/12/2012, £45.00
Applies applied linguistic theories to the development of materials for language learning to add new depth to the field.

Language Development

Paperback, 13/04/2012, £34.99
An accessible introduction to language development aimed at a wide audience of students from different disciplines such as psychology, behavioural science, linguistics, cognitive science, and speech pathology. It requires only minimal knowledge of psychology, and is intended for undergraduates from the second year of studies onwards.


Paperback, 05/09/2013, £8.99
Mark Forsyth's bestselling day in the life of unusual, beautiful and forgotten English words, in paperback for the first time

Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase

Hardback, 07/11/2013, £12.99
Mark Forsyth's 'sparkling' (Charles Moore, Daily Telegraph) and idiosyncratically brilliant third book.

British Language And Culture

Paperback, 01/03/2007, £4.99
Presents the history of British English language and culture; how to speak it and its place in life and society. This book includes an easy-to-use lexicon index; terms for food and drink, sports and entertainment; and, sections on the Welsh and Scottish. It covers slang, jargon, common misunderstandings, humorous and quirky expressions, and more.



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