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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 21 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris
    The Lost Words - by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris

    £20.00   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780241253588 | ISBN 10: 0241253586

    THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER   From bestselling Landmarks author Robert Macfarlane and acclaimed artist & author Jackie Morris.  All over the country, there are words disappearing from children's lives. These are the words of th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Keywords for Radicals: The Contested Vocabulary of Late Capitalist Struggle by Kelly Fritsch, Clare O
    Keywords for Radicals: The Contested Vocabulary of Late Capitalist Struggle - by Kelly Fritsch, Clare O'Connor and A.K. Thompson (Editors)

    £18.95   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781849352420 | ISBN 10: 1849352429

    In Keywords (1976), Raymond Williams devised a "vocabulary" that reflected the vast social transformations of the post-war period. He revealed how these transformations could be grasped by investigating changes in word usage and meaning. Keywords for ... more

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  • Cover image of book Trivium: The Classical Liberal Arts of Grammar, Logic, & Rhetoric by John Martineau (Editor)
    Trivium: The Classical Liberal Arts of Grammar, Logic, & Rhetoric - by John Martineau (Editor)

    £14.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781907155185 | ISBN 10: 190715518x

    The Trivium consists of three liberal arts pertaining to language. Grammar, logic and rhetoric have been studied for over two thousand years as a way of refining both a speaker and their speech. With extra sections on euphonics, poetic meter and form ... more

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  • Cover image of book Landmarks by Robert Macfarlane
    Landmarks - by Robert Macfarlane

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780241967874 | ISBN 10: 0241967872

    Landmarks is Robert Macfarlane's joyous meditation on words, landscape and the relationship between the two.   Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes are grained into our words. Landmarks is about the power of language to shape our s ... more

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  • Cover image of book Making a Point: The Pernickety Story of English Punctuation by David Crystal
    Making a Point: The Pernickety Story of English Punctuation - by David Crystal

    £12.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781781253502 | ISBN 10: 1781253501

    Behind every punctuation mark lie a thousand stories. The punctuation of English, marked with occasional rationality, is founded on arbitrariness and littered with oddities. For a system of a few dozen marks it generates a disproportionate degree of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Improper Names: Collective Pseudonyms from the Luddites to Anonymous by Marco Deseriis
    Improper Names: Collective Pseudonyms from the Luddites to Anonymous - by Marco Deseriis

    £20.00   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780816694877 | ISBN 10: 0816694877

    The first comprehensive analysis of the shared pseudonym, a collective strategy to build symbolic power that challenges established forms of political and aesthetic representation.   Bridging gaps among the history of the labor movement, cinema stu ... more

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  • Cover image of book Uncommon Ground: A Word-Lover
    Uncommon Ground: A Word-Lover's Guide to the British Landscape - by Dominick Tyler

    £16.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781783350483 | ISBN 10: 1783350482

    This book offers an enchanting visual glossary of the British landscape: photographs and stories which take the reader from the waterlogged fens to the white sands of the Western Isles. 'Out...over the hill and then down the dip and through some lump ... more

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  • Cover image of book An Unkindness of Ravens: A Book of Collective Nouns by Chloe Rhodes
    An Unkindness of Ravens: A Book of Collective Nouns - by Chloe Rhodes

    £9.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781782433088 | ISBN 10: 1782433082

    Why are geese in a gaggle? Are crows really murderous? And what makes lions so proud? Collective nouns are one of the most charming oddities of the English language, often with seemingly bizarre connections to the groups they identify. But have you e ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Horologicon: A Day
    The Horologicon: A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language - by Mark Forsyth

    £12.99   hardback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781848314153 | ISBN 10: 1848314159

    The Horologicon (or book of hours) gives you the most extraordinary words in the English language, arranged according to the hour of the day when you really need them.   Do you wake up feeling rough? Then you’re philogrobolized.. Pretending to wor ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Is an Other: The Secret Life of Metaphor and How it Shapes the Way We See the World by James Geary
    I Is an Other: The Secret Life of Metaphor and How it Shapes the Way We See the World - by James Geary

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780061710292 | ISBN 10: 0061710296

    For lovers of language and fans of Blink and Freakonomics, New York Times bestselling author James Geary offers this fascinating look at metaphors and their influence in every aspect of our lives, from art to medicine, psychology to the stock market ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Little Book of Language by David Crystal
    A Little Book of Language - by David Crystal

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780300170825 | ISBN 10: 0300170823

    With a language disappearing every two weeks and neologisms springing up almost daily, an understanding of the origins and currency of language has never seemed more relevant. In this charming volume, a narrative history written explicitly for a youn ... more

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  • Cover image of book Unmentionables: From Family Jewels to Friendly Fire - What We Say Instead of What We Mean by Ralph Keyes
    Unmentionables: From Family Jewels to Friendly Fire - What We Say Instead of What We Mean - by Ralph Keyes

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781848542075 | ISBN 10: 1848542070

    We say a lot about ourselves by what we don't say. Words and phrases like 'collateral damage', 'wardrobe malfunction', 'vertically challenged', and old favourites like 'unmentionables' (trousers, apparently) or 'lady of the night' - all are ways of n ... more

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  • Cover image of book Shocked and Awed: How the War on Terror and Jihad Have Changed the English Language by Fred Halliday
    Shocked and Awed: How the War on Terror and Jihad Have Changed the English Language - by Fred Halliday

    £12.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781848850316 | ISBN 10: 184885031x

    Far more than just a military conflict, the 'War on Terror' has been a struggle over values and meanings, a desperate contest for hearts and minds in which language has become the battlefield.  In this highly original book, Fred Halliday takes u ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Secret Life of Words: How English Became English by Henry Hitchings
    The Secret Life of Words: How English Became English - by Henry Hitchings

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780719564550 | ISBN 10: 0719564557

    Communication is essential to our lives, but how often do we stop to think about where the words we use have come from? Have you ever thought about which words in English have been borrowed from Arabic, French or Dutch? Try admiral, landscape and mar ... more

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  • Cover image of book Outright Barbarous: How the Violent Language of the Right Poisons American Democracy by Jeffrey Feldman
    Outright Barbarous: How the Violent Language of the Right Poisons American Democracy - by Jeffrey Feldman

    £13.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780978843151 | ISBN 10: 0978843150

    Since September 11, 2001, most attempts at reasoned political debate in America have been severely limited by the violent language of the Right. In books and on television, it has become a regular ritual for conservative pundits and intellectuals to ... more

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  • Cover image of book Slang: The People
    Slang: The People's Poetry - by Michael Adams

    £16.99   hardback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780195314632 | ISBN 10: 0195314638

    Slang, writes Michael Adams, is poetry on the down low, and sometimes lowdown poetry on the down low, but rarely, if ever, merely lowdown. It is the poetry of everyday speech, the people's poetry, and it deserves attention as language playing on the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Shakespeare by Bill Bryson
    Shakespeare - by Bill Bryson

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780007197903 | ISBN 10: 000719790x

    World-famous writer Bill Bryson brings us this brilliantly readable biography of our greatest dramatist and poet, William Shakespeare.  Examining centuries of myths, half-truths and downright lies, Bill Bryson tries to make sense of the man b ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Myth of Mars and Venus: Do Men and Women Really Speak Different Languages? by Deborah Cameron
    The Myth of Mars and Venus: Do Men and Women Really Speak Different Languages? - by Deborah Cameron

    £10.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780199550999 | ISBN 10: 0199550999

    Popular assumptions about gender and communication - famously summed up in the title of the massively influential 1992 bestseller Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus - can have unforeseen but far-reaching consequences in many spheres of life, fro ... more

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  • Cover image of book Understanding Spelling by Olivia O
    Understanding Spelling - by Olivia O'Sullivan & Anne Thomas

    £23.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780415419888 | ISBN 10: 0415419883

    How do children learn to spell and what kinds of teaching support them most effectively?  Based on a three-year longitudinal study of children's spelling in different primary classrooms, Olivia O'Sullivan, Assistant Director of the Centre for ... more

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  • Cover image of book An Asperger Dictionary of Everyday Expressions by Ian Stuart-Hamilton
    An Asperger Dictionary of Everyday Expressions - by Ian Stuart-Hamilton

    £15.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781843105183 | ISBN 10: 1843105187

    This revised and expanded edition adds over 300 new expressions that help unlock the meaning of everyday expressions. Both informative and entertaining, the book addresses an important aspect of social communication for people with Asperger Syndrome, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Blooming English: Observations on the Roots, Cultivation and Hybrids of the English Language by Kate Burridge
    Blooming English: Observations on the Roots, Cultivation and Hybrids of the English Language - by Kate Burridge

    £19.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780521548328 | ISBN 10: 0521548322

    English is the most creative, changeable and imaginative of languages. Some words are invented to meet temporary needs and are quickly discarded; others carry meanings hundreds of years old.  Language fascinates us, and we spend a lot of time pl ... more

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