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            Kayardild Morphology and Syntax
               

            Kayardild Morphology and Syntax (Hardback)

            By Round, Erich R.

            • RRP: $224.99
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            This book presents new data and analyses of the inflectional system and syntax of Kayardild, a typologically striking language of Australia. By virtue of the technical format employed, the book makes Kayardild accessible to mainstream formal linguistic theory, and so will appeal ...to a broad new audience as well as to those who know Kayardild well.
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            ISBN 9780199654871
            Released NZ 11 Dec 2012
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Oxford Studies of Endangered Languages
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            Leadership and Literacy: Principals, Partnerships and Pathways to Improvement
             

            Leadership and Literacy: Principals, Partnerships and Pathways to Improvement (Hardback, 1st ed. 2017)

            By Dempster, Neil; Townsend, Tony; Johnson, Greer; Bayetto, Anne; Lovett, Susan

            • RRP: $326.99
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            This book focuses on what school leaders need to know and understand about leadership for learning, and for learning to read in particular.

            ISBN 9783319542973
            Publisher Springer International Publish
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism
              

            Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism (Hardback)

            By Montell, Amanda

            • RRP: $56.05
            • $56.05
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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?

            ISBN 9780062993151
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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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: $41.99
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            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
            Released NZ 24 Nov 2021
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
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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
            Interest Age General Audience
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            How Words Get Good: The Story of Making a Book
              

            How Words Get Good: The Story of Making a Book (Hardback, Main)

            By Lee, Rebecca

            • RRP: $39.99
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            A behind-the-scenes tour for booklovers everywhere.

            ISBN 9781788166379
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Babel Message: A Love Letter to Language
             

            The Babel Message: A Love Letter to Language (Hardback)

            By Kahn-Harris, Keith

            • RRP: $32.99
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            A thrilling journey deep into the heart of language, from a rather unexpected starting point.

            ISBN 9781785787379
            Released NZ 18 Jan 2022
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Language (English)
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            Kingdom of Characters: A Tale of Language, Obsession, and Genius in Modern China
             

            Kingdom of Characters: A Tale of Language, Obsession, and Genius in Modern China (Hardback)

            By Tsu, Jing

            • RRP: $50.00
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            What does it take to reinvent the world's oldest living language? China today is one of the world's most powerful nations, yet just a century ago it was a crumbling empire with literacy reserved for the elite few, left behind in the wake of Western technology. In Kingdom of Chara...cters, Jing Tsu shows that China's most daunting challenge was a linguistic one- to make the formidable Chinese language - a 2,200-year-old writing system that was daunting to natives and foreigners alike - accessible to a globalized, digital world. Kingdom of Characters follows the bold innovators who adapted the Chinese script - and the value-system it represents - to the technological advances that would shape the twentieth century and beyond, from the telegram to the typewriter to the smartphone. From the exiled reformer who risked death to advocate for Mandarin as a national language to the imprisoned computer engineer who devised input codes for Chinese characters on the lid of a teacup, generations of scholars, missionaries, librarians, politicians, inventors, nationalists and revolutionaries alike understood the urgency of their task and its world-shaping consequences. With larger-than-life characters and a thrilling narrative, Kingdom of Characters offers an astonishingly original perspective on one of the twentieth century's most dramatic transformations.
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            ISBN 9780241295854
            Released NZ 2 Jun 2022
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            DK Braille LEGO DUPLO Farm

            DK Braille LEGO DUPLO Farm (Board Book, Braille edition)

            By Grange, Emma

            • RRP: $30.00
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            A high-quality LEGO DUPLO book with braille and tactile images for blind and partially sighted parents and children to share with their sighted family members. Produced in consultation with braille experts, this LEGO DUPLO board book explores a LEGO DUPLO farm with animals includ...ing pigs, ducks, chickens, cows, sheep and horses. It combines high contrast colours with embossed images of the models for children to feel. Large-size text is printed alongside the braille, enabling sighted children to share the bonding experience of reading with their visually impaired parents, or for sighted parents to share with their visually impaired children. 2018 The LEGO Group. Produced by Dorling Kindersley under licence from the LEGO Group.
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            ISBN 9780241316566
            Released NZ 19 Mar 2018
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 0-5 years
            Series DK Braille
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            Learn Japanese with Manga Volume One: A Self-Study Language Book for Beginners - Learn to read, write and speak Japanese with manga comic strips! (free online audio)
             

            Learn Japanese with Manga Volume One: A Self-Study Language Book for Beginners - Learn to read, write and speak Japanese with manga comic strips! (free online audio) (Paperback)

            By Bernabe, Marc; Illustrated by Luque, Gabriel

            • RRP: $34.99
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            • Pub Date
              8 Nov 22

            Learn to read, write, and speak everyday Japanese with manga stories! If you enjoy manga, you'll love learning Japanese with this book. The language lessons are interspersed with entertaining manga comic strips, making it easy to learn and remember all the key vocabulary and gram...mar. With a focus on the casual speech used by young people in Japan, you'll find yourself feeling confident with speaking, reading, and writing Japanese quickly! Designed for self-study use by teen and adult learners (but suitable for anyone), this book is a fun resource for beginners-no prior knowledge of Japanese required! Readers will find: Help with learning to write and pronounce the 92 Hiragana and Katakana letters plus 160 basic Kanji characters Hundreds of useful words and phrases-from numbers and greetings to expletives and insults! Seven manga stories woven throughout the book, reinforcing your grasp of the language The basic vocabulary and grammar needed to communicate in Japanese! Hundreds of exercises with free online audio recordings by Japanese native speakers A bidirectional dictionary and answer keys for all the exercises
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            ISBN 9784805316894
            Released NZ 8 Nov 2022
            Publisher Tuttle Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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