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Language and Linguistics

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Language and Linguistics
This section of the Hall of Books website is resreved for titles in the Language and Linguistics categories - how we talk, why we talk, how we use language, where slang comes from......

Language and Linguistics
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"Slang: To-day and Yesterday. With a short historical sketch; and vocabularies of English, American, and Australian Slang.", Eric Partridge.
1 Eric Partridge. "Slang: To-day and Yesterday. With a short historical sketch; and vocabularies of English, American, and Australian Slang."
Routledge & Kegan Paul 1960 Hardback Very Good No Jacket 
"Third edition reprint hardback, revised and brought up to date 1960, with no jacket. In overall very good condition, red cloth boards, with gilt titles to spine, are a little faded to spine and edges, corners and spine head rubbed and slightly worn. Binding tight and square, no annotations or inscriptions, prelims and page-ends a touch tanned but text clean and clear throughout. A very handsome book." 
Price: 22.95 GBP
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The English Language With A Chapter On The History Of American English by Professor Joh W. Clark, Ernest Weekley
2 Ernest Weekley The English Language With A Chapter On The History Of American English by Professor Joh W. Clark
Andre Deutsch 1952 Hardback Very Good Good 
"Hardback edition in the Language Library series, 1952, with price-clipped jacket. In overall very good used condition in a good dj with minor signs of age, handling and storage - dj rubbed and a little nicked to edges with large chip to upper rear edge and spine slightly tanned; grey cloth boards clean and crisp. Internally clean. Binding tight and appears lightly read; no annotations or inscriptions; tanning to page-ends and endpapers but text bright and clear throughout. Not an old library book. Photograph available." 
Price: 9.95 GBP
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A History of the English Language, G. L. Brook
3 G. L. Brook A History of the English Language
Andre Deutsch 1968 Hardback Good No Jacket 
"First Edition, Fifth Impression in the Language Library Series, 1968; hardback with no dj. In overall very good condition, blue cloth boards, with silver titles to spine, are slightly tanned to spine and corners a little rounded. Binding tight, no annotations - owners name to ffep; text clean and clear throughout. Fascinating history of how the English language developed." 
Price: 14.95 GBP
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The King's English, H. W. Fowler and F. G. Fowler
4 H. W. Fowler and F. G. Fowler The King's English
Oxford University Press 1954 Hardback Very Good Good 
"Third edition hardback reprint, 1954, with price-clipped jacket. In overall very good used condition in a good dj with minor signs of age, handling and storage - dj tanned to spine and rubbed to edges; blue cloth boards clean and crisp. Internally clean. Binding tight and appears little read; no annotations or inscriptions; slight toning to page-ends but text bright and clear throughout. Not an old library book. " 
Price: 9.95 GBP
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A Word In Your Ear, Ivor Brown
5 Ivor Brown A Word In Your Ear
Jonathan Cape 1943 Hardback Good No Jacket 
"Fifth impression hardback, 1943, with no jacket. In overall good used condition with only minor signs of handling and storage - cloth boards slightly faded to spine and edges. Internally clean. Binding tight and appears little read, no annotations or inscriptions; slight toning (wartime economy paper) but text bright and clear throughout. Not an old library book. Photograph available." 
Price: 7.95 GBP
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Just Another Word, Ivor Brown
6 Ivor Brown Just Another Word
Jonathan Cape 1943 1st Hardback Very Good Good 
"First edition hardback, 1943, with price-clipped jacket. In overall very good used condition in a good dj with only minor signs of handling and storage - dj lightly shelfworn with edges a touch chipped and nicked; red cloth boards generally clean and crisp with slight rubbing to spine head and tail. Internally clean. Binding tight and appears little read, no annotations or inscriptions; slight toning but text bright and clear throughout. Not an old library book. Photograph available." 
Price: 12.95 GBP
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Mind Your Language, Ivor Brown
7 Ivor Brown Mind Your Language
The Bodley Head 1962 1st Hardback Good No Jacket Derek Cousins 
"First edition hardback, 1962, with no jacket. In overall good to very good used condition with only minor signs of handling and storage - slight rubbing to edges. Internally clean. Binding tight and appears little read, no annotations or inscriptions; slight toning to page-ends and endpapers but text and illustrations bright and clear throughout. Not an old library book. Photograph available." 
Price: 10.95 GBP
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"Six Old English Chronicles of which two are now first translated from the Monkish Latin originals: Ethelwerd's Chronicle, Asser's Life of Alfred, Geoffrey of Monmouth's British History, Gildas, Nennius and Richard of Cirencester.", J. A. Giles
8 J. A. Giles "Six Old English Chronicles of which two are now first translated from the Monkish Latin originals: Ethelwerd's Chronicle, Asser's Life of Alfred, Geoffrey of Monmouth's British History, Gildas, Nennius and Richard of Cirencester."
George Bell & Sons 1896 Hardback Good No Jacket 
"Hardback edition in the Bohn's Antiquarian Library series, 1896, with no jacket. In overall good used condition with only minor signs of handling and storage - original brown cloth boards, with gilt titles to spine, are slightly worn to edges. Binding overall tight - gutter strained at pp112/113, annotation scattered here and there throughout the text (mostly underlinings); toning to page-ends but text clean and clear throughout. Frontispiece illustration of Alfred the Great retains tissue-paper guard. Not an old library book. Photograph available." 
Price: 44.95 GBP
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A New Expositor, J. Knowles
9 J. Knowles A New Expositor
Derby John and Charles Mozley 1871 Hardback Good No Jacket 
"Ninetieth edition hardback, 1871, with no jacket as published. In overall fair to good used condition with signs of handling and storage - original green embossed cloth boards are lightly soiled and shelfworn, titles faded and front upper rh corner soft. Binding overall tight and appears little read - slight crack to gutter at title page, no annotations or inscriptions - name in pencil to title page and one or two faint ticks in the margin; end-papers lightly stained and page-ends toned but text bright and clear throughout. Not an old library book. Photograph available." 
Price: 24.95 GBP
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Dictionnaire de l'Argot, Jean-Paul Colin
10 Jean-Paul Colin Dictionnaire de l'Argot
"Paris, " Larousse. Hardback Near Fine No Jacket 
"French Language hardback. 6 x 9 inches. 763 pages. In near fine condition with only slight signs of handling and storage. No jacket. Binding tight, no inscriptions or annotations, text crisp and clean throughout." 
Price: 19.95 GBP
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The Teaching of Reading revised Edition, John J. DeBoer and Martha Dallmann
11 John J. DeBoer and Martha Dallmann The Teaching of Reading revised Edition
"Holt, Reinhart and Winston" 1965 Hardback Good Good 
"Revised edition hardback, 1965, with unclipped jacket. In overall good to very good condition - dj a little tanned and rubbed to edges with a couple of short unclosed tears and nicks to top edge. Internally very clean. Binding tight, no annotations or inscriptions - owner's name neat to ffep; text and plates clean and clear throughout. Private copy, not an old library book." 
Price: 19.95 GBP
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Literary and Dramatic Readings. Book III, M. Partington (complier) and H. M. Spink (editor)
12 M. Partington (complier) and H. M. Spink (editor) Literary and Dramatic Readings. Book III
Schofield and Sims Hardback Good No Jacket 
"Undated hardback edition with no jacket. In overall good used condition with only minor signs of handling and storage - original blue cloth boards, with gilt titles to spine and front, are lightly worn to corners and rubbed to edges. Binding tight and appears little read, no annotations or inscriptions - very faint stamp to ffep and rear pastedown; toning to page-ends but text, illustrations and charming illustrated endpapers clean and clear throughout. Photograph available." 
Price: 29.95 GBP
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All About Language, Mario Pei
13 Mario Pei All About Language
The Bodley Head 1956 Hardback Good Fair 
"First UK edition hardback, 1956, with clipped jacket. In overall good used condition in a fair dj with minor signs of age, handling and storage - dj repaired to edges, spine heavily tanned (now protected in clear archival wrapper); red cloth boards rubbed to edges. Internally clean. Binding tight and appears little read, no annotations or inscriptions; light tanning to page-ends but text and maps bright and clear throughout. Not an old library book. Photograph available." 
Price: 14.95 GBP
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How Children Learn The Meaning of Words, Paul Bloom
14 Paul Bloom How Children Learn The Meaning of Words
"London, " The MIT Press. Hardback Fine Fine 
"Third Printing 2001. A Bradford Book - Learning, Development and Conceptual Change series. 6.5 x 9 inches. 300 pages. Virtually as-new and appears unread." 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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English As She Is Wrotten, Pedro Carolino
15 Pedro Carolino English As She Is Wrotten
Liverpool Scouse Press 1967 Paperback Very Good 
"First paperback edition with an introduction by Fritz Spiegl, 1967, in overall very good used condition with only minor signs of handling and storage - cream card covers slightly soiled. Internally clean. Binding tight and appears little read, no annotations or inscriptions - brief note to reverse of front cover; text and illustrations bright and clear throughout. Not an old library book. Photograph available." 
Price: 9.95 GBP
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"The British Orator: Comprising Observations On Vocal Gymnastics, Articulations, Melody, Modulation, Force, Time, And Gesture, Together With A Copious Selection Of Extracts In Poetry And Prose For Exercise in Reading And Declamation", Professor Th. K. Greenbank
16 Professor Th. K. Greenbank "The British Orator: Comprising Observations On Vocal Gymnastics, Articulations, Melody, Modulation, Force, Time, And Gesture, Together With A Copious Selection Of Extracts In Poetry And Prose For Exercise in Reading And Declamation"
"London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co.; Manchester: Abel Heywood & Son" 1896 Hardback Good No Jacket 
"Hardback edition, 1896, with no jacket. Ex. Triangle Library book with library markings to endpapers only, no pages removed. In overall good used condition with minor signs of handling and storage - original brown cloth boards, with gilt titles to spine, are lightly shelfworn. Binding overall tight and appears little read, no inscriptions - a couple of very minor annotations; toning to page-ends but text generally clean and clear throughout. Photograph available." 
Price: 34.95 GBP
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"Specimens of Early English with Introductions, Notes and Glossorial Index. Part 1 from Old English Homilies to King Horn, AD 1150 - AD 1300", Richard Morris
17 Richard Morris "Specimens of Early English with Introductions, Notes and Glossorial Index. Part 1 from Old English Homilies to King Horn, AD 1150 - AD 1300"
Oxford at the Clarendon Press 1898 Hardback Good No Jacket 
"Second (carefully) revised edition hardback, 1898, with no jacket. In overall good used condition with only minor signs of handling and storage - original black cloth boards, with gilt titles to spine, are rubbed to edges. Binding tight, name to ffep and some annotation in ink and pencil scattered throughout the text; toning to endpapers and page-ends but text clean and clear throughout. Not an old library book. Photograph available." 
Price: 17.95 GBP
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"Specimens of Early English with Introductions, Notes and Glossorial Index. Part II, from Robert of Gloucester to Gower, AD 1298 - AD 1393", Richard Morris and Walter W. Skeat
18 Richard Morris and Walter W. Skeat "Specimens of Early English with Introductions, Notes and Glossorial Index. Part II, from Robert of Gloucester to Gower, AD 1298 - AD 1393"
Oxford at the Clarendon Press 1898 Hardback Good No Jacket 
"Fourth edition hardback in the Clarendon Press Series, 1898, with no jacket. In overall good used condition - original red cloth boards are rubbed to edges, worn to spine head with neat repair to spine tail. Binding tight, name to ffep and some annotation in ink and pencil scattered throughout the text; toning to endpapers and page-ends but text clean and clear throughout. Not an old library book. Photograph available." 
Price: 17.95 GBP
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Stammering Correction Simplified, Ronald Muirden
19 Ronald Muirden Stammering Correction Simplified
J. Garnet Miller 1971 0853435243 / 9780853435242 1st Hardback Near Fine Near Fine 
First edition hardback, 1971, with price-clipped jacket. In overall near fine condition with only slight signs of handling and storage - light tanning to dj spine. Binding tight, no annotations or inscriptions, text clean and clear throughout. 
Price: 22.95 GBP
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Plain Words: A Guide To The Use Of English, Sir Ernest Gowers
20 Sir Ernest Gowers Plain Words: A Guide To The Use Of English
HMSO 1951 Hardback Good No Jacket 
"Hardback reprint, 1951, with no jacket. In overall good to very good condition. Binding tight, no annotations or inscriptions; slight tanning to prelims and page-ends but text clean and clear throughout." 
Price: 9.95 GBP
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"The British Orator: Comprising Observations On Vocal Gymnastics, Articulations, Melody, Modulation, Force, Time, And Gesture, Together With A Copious Selection Of Extracts In Poetry And Prose For Exercise in Reading And Declamation", Professor Th. K. Greenbank
"The British Orator: Comprising Observations On Vocal Gymnastics, Articulations, Melody, Modulation, Force, Time, And Gesture, Together With A Copious Selection Of Extracts In Poetry And Prose For Exercise in Reading And Declamation"
Professor Th. K. Greenbank

 
 

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