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7, 18/08/2005, £15.99
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.

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.

Intercultural discourse and communication

Paperback, 02/08/2004, £20.99
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, £39.99
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.

Translation Studies Reader

Paperback, 24/05/2012, £30.99

Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics

Paperback, 18/02/2013, £38.99
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.

Achieving understanding

Paperback, 19/01/1996, £21.99
This is a study of understanding in a second language, related to the actual lives of minority workers. The focus is on everyday interactions between these workers and the bureaucrats of the society in which they are now resident.

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.

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.

Introducing Intercultural Communication: Global Cultures and Contexts

Paperback, 18/11/2014, £29.99
A new edition of this popular, student-focused exploration of intercultural communication. Global in focus, full of pedagogy and supported by a companion website.

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.

Developing Language Learner: An Introduction to Exploratory Practice

Paperback, 17/12/2008, £21.99
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.

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

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, £16.99
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.

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.

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.

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.

Intercultural Communication: A Discourse Approach 3ed

Paperback, 16/12/2011, £28.99
This newly revised edition is both a lively introduction and practical guide to the main concepts and challenges of intercultural communication.

Intercultural Communication And Ideology

Paperback, 30/12/2010, £29.99
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

Hardback, 03/11/2011, £12.99
The massive Christmas 2011 bestseller and Radio 4 Book of the Week


Hardback, 01/11/2012, £12.99
Mark Forsyth's bestselling day in the life of unusual, beautiful and forgotten English words, in paperback for the first time

Etymologicon and the Horologicon

Hardback, 01/11/2012, £25.00
'Gemel' is an old English word meaning 'twin' - Mark Forsyth's Gemel Edition brings together a Sunday Times Number One bestseller and its BBC Radio 4's Book of the Week sequel in a beautiful, stylish box set which is ideal as a gift.


Paperback, 21/03/2013, £8.99
Fusing adventure, anthropology, linguistics and psychology, and drawing on Everett's pioneering research with the Amazonian Pirahas, this book argues that language is embedded within - and is inseparable from - its specific culture. It presents the controversial idea that language is not an innate component of the brain.

Discourse of Blogs and Wikis

Paperback, 10/11/2009, £25.99
Presents an insightful analysis of the discourse produced by blogs and wikis. This book looks at how blogs and wikis: allow for easier than ever publication; can claim to challenge institutional hierarchies; provide alternate perspectives on events; exemplify globalization; and, challenge demarcations between the personal and the public.

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

Paperback, 03/11/2016, £8.99
The massive Christmas 2011 bestseller and Radio 4 Book of the Week


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.

The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase

Paperback, 04/09/2014, £8.99
Mark Forsyth's 'sparkling' (Charles Moore, Daily Telegraph) and idiosyncratically brilliant third book.

That's Not What I Meant!: How Conversational Style Makes or Breaks Your Relations with Others

Hardback, 03/08/1992, £16.99
Tannen's classic investigation into how growing up in different parts of the country, having different ethnic and class backgrounds, even age and personality contribute to different conversational styles. Reissued to coincide with her new book The Argument Culture.

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.

Technical English

Paperback, 01/11/2002, £27.50
Divided into vocabulary and grammar topic sections, this title is suitable for class or self-study.

50 MIxed-ability Grammar Lessons

Paperback, 10/12/2004, £26.00
This rich resource provides grammar practice activities mixed-ability classes covering elementary, pre-intermediate and intermediate structures. Each lesson contains three graded levels of activity based around each structure. Activities include language games, quizzes and articles and are suitable for class participation and individual study.

Customs and Lifestyle in the English-speaking World

Paperback, 02/04/2007, £24.00
English is the official language spoken in many countries, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa. Any study of English should therefore extend beyond Britain and the USA in order to broaden students' horizons and give them an insight into countries

Text Linguistics

Paperback, 01/12/2013, £25.00
Whether prose or poetry, how does a text come to mean what it does? A functional-semantic approach to text analysis, such as is illustrated in this book, offers a revealing look at the resources of language at work in the creation of meaning, and a unique perspective on the text as object of study.

Five-Minute Linguist

Paperback, 20/04/2012, £13.99
The Five-Minute Linguist has been a popular introduction to the subject of language because it is succinct, clear, accurate, -- and fun to read. Now in its second edition, the book has been warmly received by readers across the globe because it offers quick and reliable answers to questions about language that most of us have

Speaking in Tongues: Curious Expressions from Around the World

Hardback, 01/09/2016, £10.00
Ever feel like you are pedalling in the choucroute? Been caught with your beard in the mailbox again? Or maybe you just wish everyone would stop ironing your head? This book brings the weird, wonderful and surprising nuanced beauty of language to life with over fifty watercolour and ink illustrations.

52 Activies for Improving Cross-Cultural Communication

Paperback, 27/08/2009, £35.00
Every culture has a communication style norm and when that style mixes with another, stereotypes and misperceptions can arise. This book looks at how styles and patterns of communication differ vastly among people from different cultures. It explores cross-cultural communication issues with an eye toward increasing understanding and effectiveness.

Alchemy of Discourse: Image, Sound and Psyche

Paperback, 01/01/2002, £15.99

Independent Language Learning: Building on Experience, Seeking New Perspectives

Paperback, 01/10/2011, £16.50
The book brings together papers which focus on upon issues related to the investigation and support of independent language learning in very different out-of-classroom educational and geographical contexts, but which all share the belief that the learner is ultimately responsible for his or her own learning.

Teaching Adult Second Language Learners

Paperback, 28/01/2000, £26.80
This handbook provides a summary of the principles involved in teaching adults and activities specifically designed for adult learners.

Intercultural Interaction: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Intercultural Communication

Paperback, 30/07/2009, £24.99
Written in a highly accessible style and in four parts, this book provides rapid and authoritative access to current ideas and practice in intercultural communication. It draws on concepts and findings from a range of different disciplines and uses authentic examples of intercultural interaction to illustrate points.

Language in Cognition

Paperback, 04/09/2009, £21.99
"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.

Colonialism and Grammatical Representation

Paperback, 16/04/2007, £22.99
A detailed study of Gilchrist's grammatical praxis which presents a picture of the complex relationship between grammatical inquiry and the politics of colonial discourse in the early years of the Indian Empire.

Introduction To Foreign Language Learning and Teaching

Paperback, 19/06/2008, £22.99

Uniquely combining both theory and practice, and covering both learning and teaching, this reader-friendly book is the complete handbook on language learning. This new edition will re-position the book at the cutting edge of developments in both academic theory and classroom practice.

Digital Literacies

Paperback, 11/04/2013, £19.99

Key Themes in the Ethnography of Education

Paperback, 05/11/2013, £26.99
This is the only book that pulls together the anthropological and sociological ethnography of education across formal and informal settings.



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