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Politeness: Some Universals in Language Usage

Paperback, 27/02/1987, £34.99
A new introduction surveys the considerable literature in linguistics, psychology and social sciences that the original essay on the phenomenon of politeness stimulated.

Pronunciation Games

07/12/1995, £36.10
Pronunciation Games is a photocopiable resource book for use with students of elementary to proficiency level.

How Children Learn Language

Paperback, 03/01/2005, £23.99
This engaging and accessible book explains the incredible mastery of language by young children.

Rules, Patterns and Words

Paperback, 24/12/2003, £24.70
In an accessible style, the author demonstrates the link between grammar and vocabulary.

Language and the Internet

Hardback, 31/08/2006, £22.99
A revealing insight into the language of the Internet, looking at e-mail, chat, the Web, instant messaging and blogging.

Can You Eat, Shoot And Leave? (work

Paperback, 06/10/2011, £7.99
The punctuation workout for sticklers and rookies alike.

Critical Language Awareness

Paperback, 15/06/1992, £36.99
Presents an approach to language awareness based upon critical theories of language and language education. This text consists of 13 essays with contributions from both theorists and practitioners on subjects such as language in multicultural education and English as a foreign language.

Working with Texts: A Core Introduction to Language Analysis

Paperback, 13/12/2007, £31.99
Introduces students to the main principles of language analysis, through real text examples. This book features contemporary examples of English in use. It emphasises on theoretical principles that ensures evenness of level.

Words and Minds: How We Use Language to Think Together

Paperback, 29/06/2000, £24.99
Words and Minds takes a lively and accessible look at the evolution of language and how we use language in joint activities.

Language As A Local Practice

Paperback, 24/02/2010, £24.99

Language and Intercultural Communication Reader

Paperback, 28/01/2011, £36.99

Exploring World Englishes

Paperback, 15/06/2012, £25.99
Routledge Introductions to Applied Linguistics consists of introductory level textbooks covering the core topics in Applied Linguistics, designed for those entering postgraduate studies and language professionals returning to academic study.

Gender and Language

Paperback, 27/01/2006, £24.99
Gender and Language offers a broad and accessible introduction to the study of language and gender for those new to the subject.

Group Communication

Paperback, 27/03/1997, £22.99
"Group Communication" introduces applications of small group dynamics. Peter Hartley shows how an understanding of how groups work and interact can improve the chances of successful team communication and cooperation.

Words Words Words

Paperback, 26/04/2007, £9.99
Words, Words, Words is a celebration of what we say and how we say it. It invites us to engage linguistically with who we are: to understand what words tell us about where wecome from and what we do. And as they continually shape our lives, it suggests ways that we can look at words anew and get involved with collecting and coining words ourselves.

Language And Interaction: An Advanced Sourcebook

Paperback, 23/05/2008, £24.99
Introduces key concepts in language and social interaction. This book describes how individuals develop skills in social interaction. It shows how people create identities through their use of language. It brings together essential readings in anthropology, discourse studies and sociology.


Paperback, 12/03/1998, £21.50
This very popular series gives teachers practical advice and guidance, together with resource ideas and materials for the classroom.

Cognitive Approach to Language Learning

Paperback, 05/02/1998, £32.00
Discusses psycholinguistic and cognitive aspects of language learning. This work looks at the contrast between universalist accounts of language learning and accounts which focus on individual differences between learners. It focuses on practical applications of these themes in task-based learning and language testing.

Understanding English As A Lingua F

Paperback, 22/09/2011, £30.50
A clear explanation of the theories and principles underlying English as a Lingua Franca studies and how they relate to other areas of research.


Paperback, 26/02/2009, £16.00
Translation is one of the most important cross-linguistic and cross-cultural practices. This short introduction focuses on what you need to know about it: the different perspectives on translation and key issues such as equivalence in translation, translation evaluation, and the role of translation in language teaching, globalization, and intercultural communication.

Psychology Of Second Language Acquisition

Paperback, 26/02/2009, £37.50

English As A Lingua Franca:attitude

Paperback, 26/07/2007, £31.00
This book explores attitudes related to English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) and the implications for student identities. In addition ways in which the problems can be addressed in teacher education are explored. English language materials and testing are discussed.

Conversational Interaction In Second language acquisition

Paperback, 04/10/2007, £30.50
Examines the benefits of interactional feedback, discusses the source of the positive outcomes of recasts and negotiations. Explores the relationship between learners' perceptions and learning. Investigates individual differences such as working memory and gender, and considers both social and cognitive factors in interaction-driven development.

Language Learner Strategies

Paperback, 29/11/2007, £30.50
Research into language learner strategies has the fundamental goal of improving the teaching and learning of second languages. This book explores the notion that the reason some learners of second languages excel and others struggle lies in what the learners themselves do-the strategies they bring to language learning and to language use. Name of series: Oxford Applied Linguistics

Study of Second Language Acquisition 2ed

Paperback, 25/09/2008, £43.00
A comprehensive and coherent account of the research and theory in the field of second language acquisition, including chapters on instructed SLA.


Paperback, 24/03/2011, £22.99
An updated edition of this popular introduction to language teaching methodology which describes different methods and approaches in language teaching.

IELTS Masterclass Teachers book

Paperback, 20/04/2006, £17.00
Guidance, answers, recording scripts, activity ideas ... all you need to help you support your higher-level IELTS students.

Understanding Human Communication 10ed

Paperback, 20/08/2009, £65.99


Paperback, 03/08/2000, £10.99
Examines the close link between language and society and the many factors that influence the way we speak. Ranging from gender, environment, age, race, class, region and politics, this work surveys languages and societies from all over the world drawing on examples from Afrikaans to Yiddish. It is suitable for sociolinguistics.

Txtng: The Gr8 Db8

Paperback, 09/07/2009, £7.99
Does txtng spell the end of literacy? David Crystal looks at the evidence, investigating how txtng began, what it is, why it's used, and how it works. Txtng: The Gr8 Db8 is entertaining and instructive: reassuring for parents, illuminating for teenagers, fascinating for everyone.

Study Skills for Linguistics

Paperback, 02/04/2015, £27.99

Interpersonal Communication: Putting Theory into Practice

Paperback, 08/01/2013, £39.99
"This edition published 2013"--T.p. verso.


Paperback, 11/05/2015, £29.99

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.

Introduction to the Philosophy of Language

Paperback, 14/12/2006, £20.99
A critical introduction to the central issues of the philosophy of language.

Discourse and Context in Language Teaching.

Paperback, 05/02/2001, £21.15
Discourse and Context in Language Teaching: A Guide for Language Teachers is part of the Cambridge Handbooks for Language for Language Teachers series.


Paperback, 18/03/2010, £15.00
Online and mobile technologies are profoundly influencing how we read and write, speak and listen, but not in the ways you might suppose. Always On draws upon a decade of research to reveal how instant messaging, cell phones, multitasking, Facebook, blogs, and internet search functions are reshaping social interaction and written culture.

Shakespeare Miscellany

Hardback, 07/04/2005, £10.00
This compilation, in the tradition of the Victorian miscellany, gathers together essential facts and fascinating insights into the plays and poems, the man behind them (insofar as this is known), and the context in which he worked.

How Language Works

Paperback, 13/05/2006, £10.99
Features a survey of everything from how sounds become speech to how names work. This work also talks about eyebrow flashes, whistling languages, how parents teach their children to speak, how politeness travels across languages and how the way we talk show not just how old we are but where we're from and even who we want to be.

Two Girls One On Each Knee

Paperback, 05/06/2014, £8.99
In the century since its birth, the crossword has evolved into the world's most popular intellectual pastime: a unique form of wordplay, the codes and conventions of which are open to anyone masochistic enough to get addicted. This book celebrates the wit, ingenuity and frustration of setting and solving puzzles.

Cambridge Companion to Modern British Culture

Paperback, 19/08/2010, £18.99
A lively and informative set of perspectives on the key themes that shape modern Britain.

CELTA course, The - Trainee Book

Paperback, 10/08/2007, £27.99
The preparation course for the Cambridge ESOL teacher training exam, the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA), the most popular teacher training qualification.

Cambridge Encyclopedia Of Language

Paperback, 03/06/2010, £25.99
This completely revised and expanded edition of Crystal's acclaimed book incorporates developments in the lively field of language study.

Cambridge Guide to Second Language Teacher Education

Paperback, 23/03/2009, £27.60
This collection provides a state-of-the-art survey of current issues, debates and approaches in contemporary Second Language Teacher Education.

History of the English Language in 100 Places

Hardback, 01/07/2013, £25.00
A History of the English Language in 100 Places is a joyous ride through time, where readers can criss-cross the British Isles and the world at large to land in a hundred contrasting places and light on a hundred wonderful topics that bring the extraordinary story of the English language alive.



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