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Is That A Fish in Your Ear?

By: Bellos, David

Price: $6.50

Publisher: NY, Faber & Faber: 2011

Edition: 1st US Edition.

Seller ID: 010210


373 pp., index. Close to new. square, crisp. Princeton's director of translation examines the challenges of crossing language barriers. Subtitle: Translation and the Meaning of Everything Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In View more info

Al-Manar English-Arabic Dictionary (Student Edition)

By: Karmi, Hasan S.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Beirut, Longman/Librairie Du Liban: 1983

Edition: Later Printing.

Seller ID: 009458


903 pp. Nearly new, small black slash mark on top edge. Gilt lettering. No writing or underlining. A dictionary of about 40,000 common words in English with their meanings given in Arabic. Many thumbnail illustrations. The dictionary is intended to provide a general working vocabulary to college students Size: 8vo-8 in Tall View more info

Story of English

By: McCrum, Robert;Cran, William;MacNeil, Robert

Price: $3.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1986

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 0503003727


384 pp. Bumped corners, lightly crinkled dj edges. Dot on preliminary page. Otherwise text is clean, binding sturdy. A companion to the PBS series on the history of English and its current status. Numerous photos, historical illustrations. View more info

The Story of Language

By: Pei, Mario

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J.P. Lippincott: 1965

Edition: 4th Printing of Revised Edition.

Seller ID: 009452


491 pp., strong binding. "New, revised edition" of Pei's classic popular introduction to linguistics. First published in 1949. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Hebrew Basic Course

By: Reif, Joseph A.; Levinson, Hanna

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Foreign Service Institute: 1965

Seller ID: 010320


552 pp. Corners curled, moderate wear. Binding strong, crease on spine. No markings in text. No casettes or DVDs included. Two catalogs of language instruction laid in. Detailed introduction and instruction in informal modern Hebrew as encountered in Israel. Text in English, Anglicized phonetic equivalents and Hebrew alphabet. Pointers on pronunciation, many pattern drills, 14-pp. glossary at rear. Size: 4to -- 10.25 in Tall View more info

Spell It Right!

By: Shaw, Harry

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Barnes & Noble: 1971

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 005718


149 pp. Faded red and gray wraps, light creases on cover, moderately thumbed, corners rubbed. No markings, binding OK. A former NYU writing instructor presents six "common sense, psychologically tested" methods for improving spelling ability. Especially useful are the lists of look-alike and sound-alike words. View more info

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The Conscious Reader

By: Shrodes, Caroline; Shugrue, Michael; Belford, Fontaine Maury, Eds

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NY, Allyn and Bacon: 1998

Edition: 7th Edition, 4th Printing.

Seller ID: 009931


971 pp. Previous owner's name on half-title page; no other markings. Thumbed, binding firm, still close to new. A college reader of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Scores of selections chosen to illustrate various writing techniques, such as analysis, argument, diction, narration, etc. `The preface states the reader aims to promote multidisciplinary learning reflecting cultural diversity. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall View more info

Words We Misspell

By: Vizetelly, Frank H

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Funk & Wagnalls: 1921

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009066


249 pp. plus end matter. Gilt titling still bright on gray cloth. Bumped corners, else near fine. No markings. Moderately toned pages. No markings. A collection of 10,000 words. It's actually much more than a spelling list. Entries include tips on remembering the spelling and avoiding mix-ups with similar words. Also hints on pronunciation and usage. Plus general rules or patterns of spelling (and the many exceptionsP. Part of the Standard Desk-Book Series. 12mo -- 7 in ... View more info