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Discovering Words

Written by Julian Walker


Format: eBook, 128 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $7.95

For 1500 years English has built new words or taken them from other languages and changed their form and often their meaning to make them the words we use today. When we explore the journeys, arrivals and changes of these words, they present us with some extraordinary stories. School for example... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Discovering Words in the Kitchen

Written by Julian Walker


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $7.95

Throughout history, the English language has reflected social changes, trade routes, and waves of fashion. This book examines the histories of the names of foods, ingredients, utensils, drinks, cooking methods, and dishes to show how the vocabulary of English has reflected the ways speakers of the language have interacted with their... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Team Talk
Sporting Words and their Origins
Written by Julian Walker


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $7.95

Have you ever wondered why we talk about a handicap in sport, why boxing is so named, or whether a dumbbell ever rang? It was during the nineteenth century that hitherto local games with relaxed and varying rules were formalized. During this process terminologies developed to refer to these new standardized... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.
The Life of Language
The Life of Language
Written by Sol Steinmetz and Barbara Ann Kipfer
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307496461
Our Price: $14.99
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The Life of Language
The fascinating ways words are born, live & die
Written by Sol Steinmetz and Barbara Ann Kipfer


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: January 11, 2012
Price: $14.99

If time travelers from the nineteenth century dropped in on us, our strange vocabulary would shock them just as much as our TVs, cars, and computers. Society changes, and so does its word stock. The Life of Language reveals how pop culture, business, technology, and other forces of globalization expand and... Read more >
Team Talk
Team Talk
Written by Julian Walker
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780747808343
Our Price: $14.95
 Quantity: 1 
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Team Talk
Sporting Words and their Origins
Written by Julian Walker


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $14.95

Have you ever wondered why we talk about a handicap in sport, why boxing is so named, or whether a dumbbell ever rang? It was during the nineteenth century that hitherto local games with relaxed and varying rules were formalized. During this process terminologies developed to refer to these new standardized... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
Discovering Words in the Kitchen
Discovering Words in the Kitchen
Written by Julian Walker
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747807766
Our Price: $13.95
 Quantity: 1 
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Discovering Words in the Kitchen

Written by Julian Walker


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: May 25, 2010
Price: $13.95

Throughout history, the English language has reflected social changes, trade routes, and waves of fashion. This book examines the histories of the names of foods, ingredients, utensils, drinks, cooking methods, and dishes to show how the vocabulary of English has reflected the ways speakers of the language have interacted with their... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
Discovering Words
Discovering Words
Written by Julian Walker
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747807490
Our Price: $13.95
 Quantity: 1 
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Discovering Words

Written by Julian Walker


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
On Sale: October 20, 2009
Price: $13.95

For 1500 years English has built new words or taken them from other languages and changed their form and often their meaning to make them the words we use today. When we explore the journeys, arrivals and changes of these words, they present us with some extraordinary stories. School for example... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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