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A Chaucer Glossary
This Glossary, designed as a practical aid to the reading of Chaucer, is intended to be serviceable with any of the widely read editions. Its primary aim is to explain the meanings of words and phrases used by Chaucer in ways which are unfamiliar in modern English. Words used as they are today are not included, but many now in common use do appear, as they had different co This Glossary, designed as a practical aid to the reading of Chaucer,...

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Linguistic Fieldwork: A Practical Guide
Doing field research isn’t like working in the lab with chemicals: both the field worker and their consultants are real people who interact in complex ways. This book is a guide to conducting that interaction in order to produce research which benefits not only the linguistic community, but also language speakers. Given the rapidity of decline in global linguistic diversit Doing field research isn’t like working in the lab with...

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Sumerian Lexicon: A Dictionary Guide to the Ancient Sumerian Language
With 6,400 entries, this is the most complete available lexicon of ancient Sumerian vocabulary. It replaces version 3 of the author’s Sumerian Lexicon, which has served an audience of over 380,000 visitors at the web site sumerian[dot]org since 1999. This published version adds over 2,600 new entries, and corrects or expands many of the previous entries. Also, following th With 6,400 entries, this is the most complete available lexicon...

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The Romance Languages
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Cambridge Latin Course 1 Student’s Book
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Go Hang a Salami! I’m a Lasagna Hog!: and Other Palindromes
What do Adam, Napoleon, and Agee have in common? Their bond is the palindrome, that peculiar marvel of language when words or sentences read the same forward and backward. But Adam (Madam, I’m Adam) and Napoleon (Able was I ere I saw Elba) are credited with only one palindrome apiece. Jon Agee has come up with a whole bookful!Each of the more than sixty palindromes is acco What do Adam, Napoleon, and Agee have in common? Their bond is...

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Foreign Tongue: A Novel of Life and Love in Paris
Paris, the storybook capital of romance—of strolls down cobblestone streets and kisses by the Seine—may not be the ideal location to mend a wounded heart. But pragmatic professional writer Anna, who has been unlucky in love in L.A., has come here with keys to her aunt’s empty apartment. Bilingual and blessed with dual citizenship, she seeks solace in the delectable pastrie Paris, the storybook capital of romance—of strolls down...

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A Summer of Hummingbirds: Love, Art, and Scandal in the Intersecting Worlds of Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Martin Johnson Heade
A surprising and scandalous story of how the interaction within a group of exceptional and uniquely talented characters shaped and changed American thought At the close of the Civil War, the United States took a deep breath to lick wounds and consider the damage done. A Summer of Hummingbirds reveals how, at that tender moment, the lives of some of our most noted writers, A surprising and scandalous story of how the interaction within a...

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Insulting English
At last, a compendium of ingeniously insulting words for every occasion. For anyone who’s been stymied by the level of sloth, bad looks and low intelligence of his fellow man (and woman), help is on the way. You can’t change the tiresome creatures around you, but now you can describe them behind their backs with pleasing specificity. Yes, Insulting English is a user’s guide At last, a compendium of ingeniously insulting...