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Empires of the world: A language history of the world Ostler, N. Through the study of its languages, we find a potted story of the world itself. "Empires of the world" is the first and only book to recount this remarkable story in all its glorious variety.
Reference. Published 2006. Price: £20.00
The English language: A guided tour of the language Crystal, D. This is the definitive survey of the English language - in all its forms. Crystal writes accessibly about the structure of the language, the uses of English throughout the world and finally he gives a brief history of English.
Reference. Published 2002. Price: £9.99
A history of reading Manguel, A. This study of the history of reading goes from the earliest examples of the clay tablets and cuneiform of ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt via the invention of printing in the 15th century to the birth of a mass reading public and today's digital revolution.
Reference. Published 1997. Price: £16.99
How to speak any language fluently: fun, stimulating and effective methods to help anyone learn languages faster Rawlings, Alex This book will give you the skills to learn to speak any language with confidence. It uses techniques that can easily be incorporated into your daily life, while making use of whatever resources you have available.
Reference. Published 13/06/2017. Price: £13.99
An Introduction to Bilingualism: Principles and Processes Altaribba, J. & R. R. Heredia A study of bilingualism and all of its aspects--from theory and models to social approaches and their practical applications.
Reference. Published 22/09/2017. Price: £37.99
An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching Johnson, Keith Provides an engaging, student-friendly guide to the field of foreign language learning and teaching. Aimed at students with no background in the area and taking a task-based approach
Reference. Published 30/11/2017. Price: £24.99
The languages of the world Katzner, K. This Third Edition of Kenneth Katzner's best-selling guide to languages is essential reading for language enthusiasts everywhere.
Reference. Published 2002. Price: £45.99
Second language acquisition Snape, Neal & Tanja Kupisch This book covers key topics in second language acquisition and bilingualism, examining different theoretical approaches and introducing key theories in the field. Real studies are examined in areas such as acquisition of morphology, syntax and phonology, and practice questions give students a chance to think critically about crucial areas.
Reference. Published 07/10/2016. Price: £34.99
The story of writing: Alphabets, hieroglyphs & pictograms Robinson, A. In a succinct and absorbing text, Andrew Robinson explains the interconnection between sound, symbol and script. He discusses each of the major writing systems in turn. Full coverage is given to the history of decipherment, and a provocative chapter devoted to undechipered script challenges the reader.
Reference. Published 2007. Price: £14.95
The stuff of thought: Language as a window into human nature Pinker, S. Surprising, thought-provoking and incredibly enjoyable, there is no other book like it - Steven Pinker will revolutionise the way you think about language. He analyses what words actually mean and how we use them, and he reveals what this can tell us about ourselves.
Reference. Published 2007. Price: £10.99