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Aronoff, Fudemann: What is morphology?

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  • What is morphology?
  • Mark Aronoff and Kirsten Fudemann. xvii, 257 pages. Second edition 2005

Anthony: The Horse, the Wheel, and Language: How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World. Paperback

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  • Horse, the Wheel, and Language: How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World. Paperback
  • David W. Anthony
  • 566 pages. 3 halftones, 86 line illustrations, 16 tables, 25 maps. 2010.
  • The Horse, the Wheel, and Language solves a puzzle that has vexed scholars for two centuries, the source of the Indo-European languages and English, and recovers a magnificent and influential civilization from the past...
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Beekes: Comparative Indo-European Linguistics. Second Edition. Paperback

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  • Comparative Indo-European Linguistics. An Introduction. Second Edition.
  • Robert S.P. Beekes 2011
  • Paperback, xxiv, 415 pp. The book presents the latest in scholarly insights, like the laryngeal and glottalic theory, the accentuation, the ablaut patterns, and these are systematically integrated into the treatment. The text of this second edition has been corrected and updated by Michiel de Vaan. Sixty-six new exercises enable the student to practice the reconstruction of PIE phonology and morphology.
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Carnie: Syntax: A Generative Introduction. Paperback

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  • Syntax: A Generative Introduction
  • Andrew Carnie 2006
  • Paperback, 512 pages, 3 illustrations, 248 x 174 mm
  • Building on the success of the bestselling first edition, the second edition of this textbook provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the major issues in Principles and Parameters syntactic theory, including phrase structure, the lexicon, case theory, movement, and locality conditions.
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Carter: Keywords in Language and Literacy. Paperback

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  • Keywords in Language and Literacy. Paperback
  • Ronald Carter
  • 192 pages, illustrated. 1995. Just what is Standard English? Is it correct English? Should grammar be taught? In this handy A to Z guide to language and literacy, Carter unpicks the meaning of key terms like `proper English', `real books', `text', and `discourse', and the ways in which concepts are used - and abused

Clackson: Indo-European Linguistics. An Introduction. Paperback

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  • Indo-European Linguistics. An Introduction. Paperback
  • by James Clackson. 288 pages, 25 exercises, 10 figures. 2007. Complete with a comprehensive glossary, almost 100 tables in which language data and examples are clearly laid out, discussion points, this text will be an essential toolkit for all those studying historical linguistics, language typology and the Indo-European languages for the first time.

Comrie: Language Universals & Linguistic Typology. Second edition, Paperback

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  • Language Universals & Linguistic Typology.
  • Bernard Comrie. Second edition, 1989
  • Paperback, 278 pages, 250 x 200 mm
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Costello: Signing: How to Speak with Your Hands. Paperback

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  • Signing: How to Speak with Your Hands. Shares more than one thousand hand gestures from the American sign language, representing words for things, people, foods, adjectives and adverbs, numbers, time, places, health, recreation, religion, and emotions. Paperback. Ca. 19x27cm
  • by Elaine Costello. 250 pages. 1983, 1988

Daniels: The World's Writing Systems. Hardcover

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  • World's Writing Systems. Hardcover
  • Edited by Peter T. Daniels and William Bright
  • xlv, 920 pages. 1996

Diringer: The Alphabet: A Key to the History of Mankind. Cloth

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  • The Alphabet: A Key to the History of Mankind. Cloth
  • David Diringer. Foreword by Sir Ellis Minns
  • 608 pages, index. Reprint, this edition 2005

Foley: Anthropological Linguistics. Paperback

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  • Anthropological Linguistics. Paperback.
  • By William Foley. 520 pages. 1997. It starts from a theoretical viewpoint of both language and culture as conventionalised forms of situated practice and uses this as a unifying framework to cover the full range of topics normally treated under the rubric of language and culture.

Fortson: Indo-European Language and Culture. An Introduction. 2nd edition.Paperback

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  • Indo-European Language and Culture. An Introduction. Paperback
  • By Benjamin W. Fortson IV. 568 pages, 16 illustrations. 2nd edition, 2009. Fills a long-present gap in the literature of Indo-European studies.
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Gardner-Chloros: Code-switching. Paperback

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  • Code-switching.
  • Penelope Gardner-Chloros 2009
  • 254 pages.Paperback. It is quite commonplace for bilingual speakers to use two or more languages, dialects or varieties in the same conversation, without any apparent effort. The phenomenon, known as code-switching, has become a major focus of attention in linguistics. This concise and original study explores how, when and where code-switching occurs.

Grimes: Ethnologue: Languages of the World. 13th Edition. In 3 volumes. Paperback

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  • Ethnologue: Languages of the World. 13th Edition. In 3 volumes. Paperback. Shipping costs can be a little more than usual but we inform you first
  • Barbara F. Grimes, editor
  • Volume 1: Ethnologue Languages of the World. xi, 966 pages. Volume 2: Ethnologue Languages of the World. Family Index. vi, 125 pages. Volume 3: Ethnologue Languages of the World. Name Index. 288 pages. 1996 edition, very reduced price

Gussenhoven: Understanding Phonology. Paperback

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  • Understanding Phonology
  • Gussenhoven & Jacobs
  • Paperback, 320 pages, 234 x 156 mm. 3rd edition 2011
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Haarmann: Babylonische Welt. Geschichte und Zukunft der Sprachen. Gebunden

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  • Babylonische Welt. Geschichte und Zukunft der Sprachen. Gebunden
  • Harald Haarmann
  • 341 Seiten, 39 Abbildungen. 2001. Mehr als 6000 Sprachen gibt es auf der Erde. Passt die Sprachvielfalt noch in das Zeitalter der Globalisierung? Oder ist sie als Träger kultureller Identität nicht vielmehr die condition humaine schlechthin?

Katzner: The Languages of the World. 3rd Edition. Paperback

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  • Languages of the World. 3rd Edition. Paperback
  • Kenneth Katzner
  • 400 pages, 100 facsimiles of original texts. 2002. Written with the non-specialist in mind. Features include: information on nearly 600 languages. individual descriptions of 200 languages, with sample passages and English translations. concise notes on where each language is spoken, its history, alphabet and pronunciation. coverage of every country in the world, its main language and speaker numbers. introduction to language families

Lacy de, O'Leary: Comparative Grammar of the Semitic Languages. Hardback

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  • Comparative Grammar of the Semitic Languages. Hardback
  • by De Lacy O'Leary
  • 300 pages. 2000 (In UK GBP 170.=! 23-11-2008)

LeMay: Facts on File Dictionary of New Words. Hardcover

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  • Facts on File Dictionary of New Words. Hardcover
  • by Lemay, Harold / Lerner, Sid / Taylor, Marian
  • 163 pages. 1985. First published as The New words dictionary by Ballantine (1985). Expanded to 500 entries in this edition. An informal collection of words not yet found in standard dictionaries. Intended to be ephemeral.

Levin: Semitic and Indo-European: The Principal Etymologies. With observations on Afro-Asiatic. Hardback

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  • Semitic and Indo-European: The Principal Etymologies. With observations on Afro-Asiatic. Volume 1. Hardback
  • Saul Levin. xxii, 519 pages. 1995. This volume presents the key examples of morphological correspondences between Indo-European and Semitic languages, afforded by nouns, verbal roots, pronouns, prepositions, and numerals. Its focus is on shared morphology embodied in the cognate vocabulary.

Major: Black Slang: A Dictionary of Afro-American Talk

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  • Black Slang: A Dictionary of Afro-American Talk
  • edited by Clarence Major
  • 126 pages. Reprinted 1987

Mallory, Adams: The Oxford Introduction to Proto-indo-european and the Proto-indo-european World. Paperback

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  • Oxford Introduction to Proto-indo-european and the Proto-indo-european World. Paperback
  • by J. P. Mallory and D. Q. Adams
  • xxiv, 731 pages. 2006. This book introduces Proto-Indo-European and explores what the language reveals about the people who spoke it.

Oxford Concise Dictionary of Linguistics. Paperback

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  • By Peter Matthews
  • 464 pages. 23x20cm.
  • Now in its second edition, this invaluable work is the most authoritative dictionary of linguistics of its kind available. The author, Peter Matthews, is professor of linguistics at Cambridge University and an established expert in the field.
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Ramat: The Indo-European Languages. Paperback

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  • Indo-European Languages. Paperback
  • editor: Paolo Ramat. Introduction by Anna Giacalone Ramat
  • 528 pages, 16 illustrations, 67 tables. 2006

Robinson: Lost Languages: The Enigma of the World's Undeciphered Scripts. Hardback

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  • Lost Languages: The Enigma of the World's Undeciphered Scripts
  • Andrew Robinson 2009
  • Hardback, 352 p. 9.25 H x  1.25 D x  7.50 W inches
  • reprinting
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Sims: Understanding Morphology. 2nd edition. Pb

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  • Understanding Morphology. 2nd edition.
  • Martin Haspelmath, Andrea Sims 2010. Paperback, 224 pages, Illustrations, 233 x 157 mm
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Smith, Tague-Busler: Icebreaker: A Manual for Public Speaking. Paperback

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  • Icebreaker: A Manual for Public Speaking. Fourth edition. Paperback
  • Tracey L. Smith and Mary Tague-Busler. viii, 168 pages, illustrated. 1998. It offers students a conversational, highly accessible presentation of ideas designed to help them master the fundamentals of public speaking. Students are guided through the steps of choosing and focusing the topic, and researching, preparing, and delivering their speech.

Spada, Lightbown: How Languages Are Learned. Paperback

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  • How Languages Are Learned. Paperback
  • by Patsy M. Lightbown and Nina Spada. 252 pages. 4th edition
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Valin, Lapolla: Syntax: Structure, Meaning, and Function. Paperback

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  • Syntax: Structure, Meaning, and Function. Paperback
  • by Robert D. Van Valin and Randy J. Lapolla. xxviii, 713 pages. 1998

Watkins: The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots. Third Edition. Paperback

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  • American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots. Third Edition. Paperback
  • Calvert Watkins
  • 192 pages. 2011. Fully revised and updated. More than 13,000 words are traced to their origins in Proto-Indo-European, the prehistoric ancestor of English that was spoken before the advent of writing.
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West: Indo-European Poetry and Myth. Paperback

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  • Indo-European Poetry and Myth. Paperback
  • by M. L. West. xii, 525 pages. 2009
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Watkins: How to Kill a Dragon: Aspects of Indo-European Poetics. Pb

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  • How to Kill a Dragon: Aspects of Indo-European Poetics.
  • Calvert Watkins
  • Paperback, 640 pages, 3 illustrations, bibliography, 236 x 156 mm
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Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells a Story. hardback

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  • Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells a Story.
  • Michael Rosen
  • Hb., 448 pages, 210 x 140 mm.
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