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            A Place For Everything: The Curious History of Alphabetical Order
             

            A Place For Everything: The Curious History of Alphabetical Order (Hardback)

            By Flanders, Judith

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            A celebration of alphabetical order, from its humble beginnings to its pre-eminence as the organizing principle for the sum of the world's knowledge.

            ISBN 9781509881567
            Released NZ 11 Feb 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Around the World in 80 Words: A Journey Through the English Language
              

            Around the World in 80 Words: A Journey Through the English Language (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Jones, Paul Anthony

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              1 Sep 20

            What makes a place so memorable that it survives forever in a word? In this captivating round-the-world tour, Paul Anthony Jones acts as your guide through the intriguing stories of how eighty places became immortalized in the English language. You'll discover why the origins of ...turkeys, limericks, Brazil nuts, and Panama hats aren't quite as straightforward as you might presume. If you've never heard of the tiny Czech mining town of Ja chymov--or Joachimsthal, as it was known until the late 1800s--you're not alone, which makes its claim to fame as the origin of the word dollar all the more extraordinary. The story of how the Great Dane isn't all that Danish makes the list, as does the Jordanian mountain whose name has become a byword for a tantalizing glimpse. We'll also find out what the Philippines has given to your office inbox, what Alaska has given to your liquor cabinet, and how a speech given by a bumbling North Carolinian gave us a word for impenetrable nonsense. Surprising, entertaining, and illuminating, this is essential reading for armchair travelers and word nerds. Our dictionaries are full of hidden histories, tales, and adventures from all over the world--if you know where to look.
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            ISBN 9780226682792
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Niuean: Predicates and Arguments in an Isolating Language
             

            Niuean: Predicates and Arguments in an Isolating Language (Hardback)

            By Massam, Diane

            • RRP: $167.99
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            This volume explores predication in Niuean, an endangered Polynesian language spoken on the island of Niue and in New Zealand. It extends our understanding of cross-linguistic sentence structure and grammatical case, and will be of interest to scholars in the fields of Austronesi...an linguistics, typology, and theoretical linguistics.
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            ISBN 9780198793557
            Released NZ 9 Apr 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Oxford Studies of Endangered Languages
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            Track Star Sentences
             

            Track Star Sentences (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Prokos, Anna

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            Buzz Star heads out to the Sneaker Squeaker Championship to cover a variety of track-and-field events. As star athlete Troy Fleet sprints down the track in hopes of winning a medal, Buzz helps him learn about forming sentences. Head for the finish line in the All-Star Activity an...d youll finish in first place!
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            ISBN 9781433921391
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2009
            Publisher Gareth Stevens Publishing
            Interest Age 8-12 years
            Series Grammar All-Stars (Paperback)
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            Bagels, Bumf, and Buses: A Day in the Life of the English Language

            Bagels, Bumf, and Buses: A Day in the Life of the English Language (Hardback)

            By Horobin, Simon

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            This book explores the fascinating origins of the words and phrases that we use every day. Simon Horobin takes the reader through a typical day's activities - waking up, eating meals, going to work - and looks at the etymology of the words we use to describe them, as well as how ...their meanings have changed over time.
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            ISBN 9780198832270
            Released NZ 15 Nov 2019
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
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            What's Your Pronoun?: Beyond He and She

            What's Your Pronoun?: Beyond He and She (Hardback)

            By Baron, Dennis

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            Contextualizing one of the most pressing cultural questions of our generation, Dennis Baron reveals the untold story of how we got from he and she to zie and hir and singular- they.

            ISBN 9781631496042
            Released NZ 11 Feb 2020
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Least You Should Know about Vocabulary Building: Word Roots

            The Least You Should Know about Vocabulary Building: Word Roots (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 7th edition)

            By Glazier, Teresa; Knight, Laura; Friend, Carol

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            THE LEAST YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT VOCABULARY BUILDING: WORD ROOTS uses words you already know to show you how to develop your vocabulary. With a better vocabulary, your papers will look better and your grades will improve as well.

            ISBN 9780495906346
            Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781285430454
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2010
            Publisher Cengage Learning, Inc
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Visions:Pre-Int Gram TB

            Visions:Pre-Int Gram TB (Paperback)

            By Lites, E.

            ISBN 9780133288247
            Released NZ 29 Jan 1990
            Publisher Prentice Hall
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Singapore English
             

            Singapore English (Hardback)

            By Deterding, David; Edited by Beal, Joan; Honeybone, Patrick; McMahon, April

            This book provides an overview of Singapore English in straightforward, non-technical language. All the findings presented in the book are illustrated with extensive examples from one hour of recorded conversational data.

            ISBN 9780748625444
            Released NZ 1 Jan 2008
            Publisher Edinburgh University Press
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Dialects of English
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            Imagery and Text: A Dual Coding Theory of Reading and Writing
             

            Imagery and Text: A Dual Coding Theory of Reading and Writing (Hardback)

            By Sadoski, Mark; Paivio, Allan

            This text presents and explains the specific application to literacy of Dual Coding Theory: a general theory of cognition first published by Al Paivio in 1971. It also includes a review of the research within educational applications.

            ISBN 9780805834383
            Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9780415898478
            Released NZ 12 Jan 2001
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
            Interest Age 19+ years
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