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Eye for an Eye
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Eye for an Eye

By William Ian Miller

Cambridge University Press, USA, 2005. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. This book is a historical and philosophical meditation on paying back and buying back, that is, it is about retaliation and redemption. It takes the law of the talion - eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth - seriously. In its biblical formulation that law states the value of my eye in terms of your eye, the value of your teeth in terms of my teeth. Eyes and teeth become units of valuation. But the talion doesn't stop there. It seems to demand that eyes, teeth, and lives are also to provide the means of payment. Bodies and body parts, it seems, have a just claim to being not just money, but the first and precisest of money substances. In its highly original way, the book offers a theory of justice, not an airy theory though. It is about getting even in a toughminded, unsentimental, but respectful way. And finds that much of what we take to be justice, honor, and respect for persons requires, at its core, measuring and measuring up. 266 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Language; Language & Linguistics; ISBN: 0521856809. ISBN/EAN: 9780521856805. Inventory No: 246657.. 9780521856805

$27.35

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
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Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

By Lynne Truss

Profile Books, Australia, 2005. Softcover. Near Fine Condition. A witty, entertaining, impassioned guide to perfect punctuation, for everyone who cares about precise writing. Not a primer but a 'zero tolerance' manual for direct action. A panda walked into a cafe. He ordered a sandwich, ate it, then pulled out a gun and shot the waiter. 'Why?' groaned the injured man. The panda shrugged, tossed him a badly punctuated wildlife manual and walked out. And sure enough, when the waiter consulted the book, he found an explanation. 'Panda,' ran the entry for his assailant. 'Large black and white mammal native to China. Eats, shoots and leaves.' We see signs in shops every day for "Banana's" and even "Gateaux's". Competition rules remind us: "The judges decision is final." Now, many punctuation guides already exist explaining the principles of the apostrophe; the comma; the semi-colon. These books do their job but somehow punctuation abuse does not diminish. Why? Because people who can't punctuate don't read those books! Of course they don't! They laugh at books like those! Eats, Shoots and Leaves adopts a more militant approach and attempts to recruit an army of punctuation vigilantes: send letters back with the punctuation corrected. Do not accept sloppy emails. Climb ladders at dead of night with a pot of paint to remove the redundant apostrophe in "Video's sold here" 209 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Language; Language & Linguistics; ISBN: 1861976771. ISBN/EAN: 9781861976772. Inventory No: 246318.. 9781861976772

$12.04

Mistakes, Misnomers and Misconceptions
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Mistakes, Misnomers and Misconceptions

By R. Brasch

Fontana / Collins, Great Britain, 1983. Softcover. Good Condition. 224 pages. Fading to spine. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Language; Language & Linguistics; ISBN: 0006365795. ISBN/EAN: 9780006365792. Inventory No: 245448.. 9780006365792

$12.76

African Voices: An Introduction to the Languages and Linguistics of Africa
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African Voices: An Introduction to the Languages and Linguistics of Africa

By Vic Webb and Kembo-Sure [Editor]

Oxford University Press, 2001. Reprint. Softcover. Very Good Condition. This book focuses on the languages and linguistics of Africa. Covering the major themes that are dealt with in university courses, and making extensive use of linguistic symbols and diagrams, this is an essential text for undergraduate and postgraduate linguistics students in South Africa and Africa as a whole, as well as for students of African studies worldwide. Its topics include general descriptions of African languages, the nature of languages in contact and in competition, language in education, and the need for governmental intervention in linguistic issues. 334 pages. Previous owner name on inside cover . Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Language; Language & Linguistics; ISBN: 0195716817. ISBN/EAN: 9780195716818. Inventory No: 244283.. 9780195716818

$74.76

The Complete Plain Words
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The Complete Plain Words

By Sir Ernest Gowers

Pelican / Penguin Books, Great Britain, 1966. Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. 272 pages. Previous owners name to top of title page. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Language; Language & Linguistics; Inventory No: 243188..

$11.31

The Penguin Dictionary of English Idioms
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The Penguin Dictionary of English Idioms

By Daphne M. Gulland & David Hinds-Howell

Penguin Books, Great Britain, 1986. Second Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition. 305 pages. Light foxing to outer page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Reference; Reference; Language. Inventory No: 242190..

$12.76

Mind the Gaffe: The Penguin Guide to Common Errors in English
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Mind the Gaffe: The Penguin Guide to Common Errors in English

By R. L. Trask

Penguin Books, Great Britain, 2002. Softcover. Very Good Condition. 302 pages. Light foxing to outer page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Reference; Reference; Language. Inventory No: 242192..

$12.76

The Penguin Dictionary of Modern Humorous Quotations
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The Penguin Dictionary of Modern Humorous Quotations

By R. L. Trask

Penguin Books, Great Britain, 2002. Second Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition. 373 pages. Foxing to outer page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Reference; Reference; Language. Inventory No: 242193..

$12.76

Usage and Abusage: A Guide to Good English
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Usage and Abusage: A Guide to Good English

By Eric Partridge [Revised by Janet Whitecut]

Penguin Books, Great Britain, 1995. Third Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition. 400 pages. Light foxing to outer page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Reference; Reference; Language. Inventory No: 242191..

$12.76

That Takes The Cake
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That Takes The Cake

By R. Brasch

Angus & Robertson, Australia, 1995. Reprint. Softcover. Very Good Condition. 294 pages. Light tanning to page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Language; Language & Linguistics; ISBN: 0207185638. ISBN/EAN: 9780207185632. Inventory No: 240829.. 9780207185632

$15.68

Our Living Language: A Guide to English Grammar
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Our Living Language: A Guide to English Grammar

By J.H.G.Grattan, P Gurrey

Thomas Nelson, London, 1946. Reprint. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. 323 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Language; Language & Linguistics; Inventory No: 239878..

$14.22

Lost for Words: Australia's Lost Language in Words and Stories
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Lost for Words: Australia's Lost Language in Words and Stories

By Hugh Lunn

ABC Books, Australia, 2006. Reprint. Trade Paperback. Very Good Condition. Strike a light! things are crook in tallarook! Hugh Lunn has been collecting old words and phrases that are no longer a part of our everyday language, and has brought them together in a book in a totally unique, informative and humorous way. Divided into themes (such as Mother's advice, things about the house, Argy bargy, trouble at work) words and phrases are placed into context in mini-stories that will have you chuckling and remembering a time when these sayings were a rich part of your life. 347 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Language; Language & Linguistics; Australian. ISBN/EAN: 9780733317590. Inventory No: 239743.. 9780733317590

$23.71

Word Play - What happens When People Talk
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Word Play - What happens When People Talk

By Peter Farb

Coronet, Great Britain, 1977. Softcover. Good Condition. 332 pages. Age tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Language; Language & Linguistics; ISBN: 0340219866. ISBN/EAN: 9780340219867. Inventory No: 238966.. 9780340219867

$11.31

New Accents: Structuralism And Semiotics
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New Accents: Structuralism And Semiotics

By Terence Hawkes

Methuen, London, 1978. Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. 192 pages. Tape marks to endpapers. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Language; Language & Linguistics; ISBN: 0416796303. ISBN/EAN: 9780416796308. Inventory No: 238669.. 9780416796308

$14.22

A Dictionary of New Words
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A Dictionary of New Words

By Sara Tulloch [Compiled]

Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1991. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. The English language is very much alive and growing. In the past decade alone such new words and phrases as Patriot Missile, thrash metal, Gaia, fatism, womanist and Cowabunga have been assimilated into everyday language. Reflecting all areas of modern life from technology to ecology, and youth culture to big business, the 750 articles in this guide illustrate the origins and usage of each term with quotations from a wide range of publications. 322 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Language; Britain/UK; Language & Linguistics; ISBN: 019869170X. ISBN/EAN: 9780198691709. Inventory No: 238316.. 9780198691709

$20.06

Quaint and Curious: The Unusual Origins of some Ordinary Words
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Quaint and Curious: The Unusual Origins of some Ordinary Words

By Reader's Digest / John Kahn

Reader's Digest, Sydney, 1990. Softcover. Good Condition. Illustrator: Larry. Size: Small Octavo. 56 pages. Illustrator: Larry. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Language; Language & Linguistics; ISBN: 0864380585. ISBN/EAN: 9780864380586. Inventory No: 237396.. 9780864380586

$8.39

Beginner's Dutch Grammar
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Beginner's Dutch Grammar

By Gerdi Quist and Dennis Strik

Hodder & Stoughton, Great Britain, 2000. Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. 228 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Language; Language & Linguistics; ISBN: 0340775483. ISBN/EAN: 9780340775486. Inventory No: 236666.. 9780340775486

$14.59

The Language Gap
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The Language Gap

By Clifford Wilson & Donald McKeon

Zondervan Publishing House, USA, 1984. Softcover. Good Condition. 208 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Language; Language & Linguistics; ISBN: 0310357713. ISBN/EAN: 9780310357711. Inventory No: 235640.. 9780310357711

$14.22

Bloomsbury Good Word Guide
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Bloomsbury Good Word Guide

By Martin H. Manser [editor]

Bloomsbury, Great Britain, 1988. Softcover. Good Condition. A guide to punctuation, pronunciation, spelling and grammar plus jargon and buzz words - showing when and how to use them. Over 1500 entries are listed alphabetically with extensive cross-referencing. The entries appear on two distinct levels - concise answer and more detailed explanation. 271 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Language; Language & Linguistics; ISBN: 0747503702. ISBN/EAN: 9780747503705. Inventory No: 235525.. 9780747503705

$12.76

Correct Punctuation and Effective Sentence Construction [Foulsham's Cloth-Bound Pocket Library]
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Correct Punctuation and Effective Sentence Construction [Foulsham's Cloth-Bound Pocket Library]

By Max Crombie

W. Foulsham & Co Ltd, London. Hardcover. Fair Condition. Green boards marked, bumped at corners and rubbed at edges. Size: Small Octavo. 124 pages. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Language; Language & Linguistics; Inventory No: 235141..

$12.76

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