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            Highly Irregular: Why Tough, Through, and Dough Don't Rhyme-And Other Oddities of the English Language
             

            Highly Irregular: Why Tough, Through, and Dough Don't Rhyme-And Other Oddities of the English Language (Hardback)

            By Okrent, Arika; Illustrated by O'Neill, Sean

            • RRP: $36.40
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            • Internationally sourced

            Maybe you've been speaking English all your life, or maybe you learned it later on. But whether you use it just well enough to get your daily business done, or you're an expert with a red pen who never omits a comma or misplaces a modifier, you must have noticed that there are so...me things about this language that are just weird. Perhaps you're reading a book and stop to puzzle over absurd spelling rules (Why are there so many ways to say '-gh'?), or you hear someone talking and get stuck on an expression (Why do we say How dare you but not How try you ?), or your kid quizzes you on homework (Why is it eleven and twelve instead of oneteen and twoteen ?). Suddenly you ask yourself, Wait, why do we do it this way? You think about it, try to explain it, and keep running into walls. It doesn't conform to logic. It doesn't work the way you'd expect it to. There doesn't seem to be any rule at all. There might not be a logical explanation, but there will be an explanation, and this book is here to help. In Highly Irregular, Arika Okrent answers these questions and many more. Along the way she tells the story of the many influences--from invading French armies to stubborn Flemish printers--that made our language the way it is today. Both an entertaining send-up of linguistic oddities and a deeply researched history of English, Highly Irregular is essential reading for anyone who has paused to wonder about our marvelous mess of a language.
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            ISBN 9780197539408
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            Index, A History of the
             

            Index, A History of the (Hardback)

            By Duncan, Dennis

            • RRP: $50.00
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            • Pub Date
              5 Jan 22

            Most of us give little thought to the back of the book-it's just where you go to look things up. But here, hiding in plain sight, is an unlikely realm of ambition and obsession, sparring and politicking, pleasure and play. Here we might find Butchers, to be avoided, or Cows that ...sh-te Fire, or even catch Calvin in his chamber with a Nonne. This is the secret world of the index: an unsung but extraordinary everyday tool, with an illustrious but little-known past. Here, for the first time, its story is told. Charting its curious path from the monasteries and universities of thirteenth-century Europe to Silicon Valley in the twenty-first, Dennis Duncan reveals how the index has saved heretics from the stake, kept politicians from high office, and made us all into the readers we are today. We follow it through German print shops and Enlightenment coffee houses, novelists' living rooms and university laboratories, encountering emperors and popes, philosophers and prime ministers, poets, librarians, and - of course - indexers along the way. Revealing its vast role in our evolving literary and intellectual culture, Duncan shows that, for all our anxieties about the Age of Search, we are all index-rakers at heart, and we have been for eight hundred years.
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            ISBN 9780241374238
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2022
            Publisher Penguin
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            Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism
             

            Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism (Hardback)

            By Montell, Amanda

            • RRP: $55.00
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            • Pub Date
              31 Jan 22

            The author of the widely praised Wordslut analyzes the social science of cult influence: how cultish groups from Jonestown and Scientology to SoulCycle and social media gurus use language as the ultimate form of power. What makes cults so intriguing and frightening?

            ISBN 9780062993151
            Released NZ 31 Jan 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Nine Nasty Words: English in the Gutter - Then, Now, and Forever
             

            Nine Nasty Words: English in the Gutter - Then, Now, and Forever (Hardback)

            By McWhorter, John

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            One of the preeminent linguists of our time examines the realms of language that are considered shocking and taboo in order to understand what imbues curse words with such power--and why we love them so much --

            ISBN 9780593188798
            Publisher Penguin
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            Explaining Reading: A Resource for Explicit Teaching of the Common Core Standards
             

            Explaining Reading: A Resource for Explicit Teaching of the Common Core Standards (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 3rd New edition)

            By Duffy, Gerald G. , United States); Christie-Lutes, Terri; Cartwright, Kelly B.; Vaughn, Margaret; Walker-Dalhouse, Doris

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            DESCRIPTION This trusted teacher resource and widely adopted text presents effective ways to demystify essential reading skills and strategies for K-8 students who are struggling. It has been fully revised to focus on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language ar...ts. Following a concise introduction to the CCSS and explicit teaching, 30 engaging examples show how to be explicit when teaching each Literature, Informational Text, and Foundational Skills standard. Grounded in authentic reading tasks that teachers can adapt for their classrooms, the examples guide teachers to differentiate instruction, model and scaffold learning, assess student skills, and align reading instruction with Common Core writing standards --
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            ISBN 9781462515561
            Publisher Guilford Publications
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            He Puna Kupu, He Manawa aa-Whenua
             

            He Puna Kupu, He Manawa aa-Whenua (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Waikato-Tainui

            • RRP: $35.00
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            "Ko te reo kei too arero, te reo o too ao. Noo reira ko too reo aa iwi, te reo o too ngaakau, te reo e hiiri ai koe ki ngoo whakapapa me ngoo paanga ki ngaa iwi o te motu.Kua whakatoopuungia ngaa kupu, ngaa kiianga noo roto mai o ngaa horopaki Tainui ki te waahi kotahi hei kai ma...a te mata, hei kai maa te hinengaro, hei kai maa te rangatira. Noo reira kei ngaa rangatira o Tainui waka, ko teenei Puna Kupu hei Manawa aa-Whenua maa taatou katoa.Kua roa te iwi e karanga ana kia whakaputaina he rauemi haapai i te iwi kia Tainui ake ai te rere o te reo i roto i a taatou. Noo reira i whakahuihuia e Waikato-Tainui ngaa kaumaatua me ngaa maatanga reo o ngaa roherohenga o Tainui waka whaanui kia whakaritea teenei taonga hei whakautu i taa koutou karanga.Meenaa raanei ko koe teenaa e hiikaka ana kia Tainui ake ai too reo, e kaingaakau ana ki ngaa reo aa iwi, maau teenei rauemi, moou teenei rauemi. Tukua!"--Kait prongo.
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            ISBN 9780143773610
            Published NZ 3 Sep 2019
            Publisher Penguin
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            Language (Te Reo Maori)
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            Speak Not: Empire, Identity and the Politics of Language
              

            Speak Not: Empire, Identity and the Politics of Language (Hardback)

            By Griffiths, James

            • RRP: $44.00
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            • Pub Date
              16 Dec 21

            As we stand at the brink of a terminal decline in the world's languages, and the rise of the hegemonic 'super-tongue', this is a personal and engaging account of how we can stop the race towards the extinction of linguistic diversity.

            ISBN 9781786999696
            Released NZ 16 Dec 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism

            Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Montell, Amanda

            • RRP: $37.99
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            The author of the widely praised Wordslut analyzes the social science of cult influence: how cultish groups from Jonestown and Scientology to SoulCycle and social media gurus use language as the ultimate form of power. What makes cults so intriguing and frightening What makes the...m powerful The reason why so many of us binge Manson documentaries by the dozen and fall down rabbit holes researching suburban moms gone QAnon is because we're looking for a satisfying explanation for what causes people to join-and more importantly, stay in-extreme groups. We secretly want to know: could it happen to me Amanda Montell's argument is that, on some level, it already has . . . Our culture tends to provide pretty flimsy answers to questions of cult influence, mostly having to do with vague talk of brainwashing. But the true answer has nothing to do with freaky mind-control wizardry or Kool-Aid. In Cultish, Montell argues that the key to manufacturing intense ideology, community, and us/them attitudes all comes down to language. In both positive ways and shadowy ones, cultish language is something we hear-and are influenced by-every single day. Through juicy storytelling and cutting original research, Montell exposes the verbal elements that make a wide spectrum of communities cultish, revealing how they affect followers of groups as notorious as Heaven's Gate, but also how they pervade our modern start-ups, Peloton leaderboards, and Instagram feeds. Incisive and darkly funny, this enrapturing take on the curious social science of power and belief will make you hear the fanatical language of cultish everywhere.
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            ISBN 9780063244689
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Mai i te Kakano
             

            Mai i te Kakano (Paperback)

            By Jacob, Heni

            • RRP: $87.99
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            Provides a unique, "more Maori", more fun way to say things in everyday situations. Written entirely in Maori, this book includes sections on Maori idiom and metaphor, common errors, and examples of language in use in a variety of settings, including the home, at the supermarket ..., at the beach and on the sports field.
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            ISBN 9780473208738
            Published NZ 2 May 2012
            Publisher Miscellaneous Publisher
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            Language (Te Reo Maori)
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            Through the Language Glass: Why The World Looks Different In Other Languages
             

            Through the Language Glass: Why The World Looks Different In Other Languages (Paperback)

            By Deutscher, Guy

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            An odyssey that takes us from Homer to Darwin, from scientists to savages, from the corridors of Yale to the rivers of the Amazon, from how to name the rainbow to why Russian water - a 'she' - become a 'he' once you have dipped a tea bag into her. It explores some of the fascinat...ing questions about language, culture and the human mind.
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            ISBN 9780099505570
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2011
            Publisher Cornerstone
            Interest Age 14+ years
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