Lebendig bleiben
Zum ersten Mal übersetzt liegt dieses frühe Manifest von Michel Houellebecq über die poetische Existenz vor. Lebendig bleiben ist eine persönliche Meditation über das Leid in all seinen Formen, die uns das Leben zufügt....


Alif Baa with DVDs
Newly revised and packaged with DVDs containing both audio and video exercises, Alif Baa with DVDs: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds, is the first part of the Al-Kitaab program. It teaches learners to recognize and produce both letters and...


Rendez-vous is a first-year French text designed to promote proficiency in the four skills: listening,reading,speaking and writing as well as culture. The text gives students an opportunity to learn how to carry out everyday tasks in French and to...


As I'm doing the Genki books as self-study, I've found that the answer guide is extremely helpful, because I can check my answers, when I'm not sure of them.


The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Italian Phrases
The #1 guide to Italian phrases—revised and updated. Completely revised and updated, The Pocket Idiot’s Guide to Italian Phrases, Second Edition, is truly the only Italian phrasebook readers will ever need. It...


Basic Japanese Grammar
This is a clear simple and compact guide to colloquial, everyday Japanese grammar.Basic Japanese Grammar teaches all the grammar you need to speak Japanese and understand simple spoken Japanese. Covering only what...


Consciousness and the Acquisition of Language
The lecture notes taken down by students were periodically gathered together and submitted to Merleau-Ponty for his approval. Then every two or three weeks these notes were published in the Bulletin du Groupe d'etudes de psychologie de l'Universite...


Dutch Phrase Book & Dictionary
Berlitz redefines the phrase book with this completely revised and redesigned full-color edition of the Dutch Phrase Book.


The Anatomy Of Swearing
Although the act of swearing, or cursing, has today been reduced to the four-letter interjection and unimaginative put-down, this has not always been the case. Elegant, sublime oaths and vicious imprecations mark the history of human conduct and...


Italian Step by Step
This book is older than most of the other Italian books I’ve been using, but still incredibly useful. I worked with it for a little over a few weeks in a cramming session on Italian before my book on Interlibrary Loan that was written in Italian...


Greek to GCSE
This course was written in response to a JACT (Joint Association of Classical Teachers) survey of over 100 schools. It offers a fast-track route to GCSE for those with limited time. It is based on experience of what pupils find difficult,...


On Language
William Safire is the most widely read writer on language in America. In his witty way, Mr. Safire enlightens us concerning proper usage, correct pronunciation, the roots of our daily discourse, and the vacuous vogue lingo in which "subsume" is...


The Story of Language
A fascinating look at the evolution of the English language. Reading this as a young teenager sparked my interest in language and linguistics.


Japanese Demystified
Eriko Sato, Ph.D is Assistant Professor of Japanese Linguistics and Pedagogy in the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Sato's research interests include Japanese linguistics and...


The Loom of Language
It is at the same time a history of language, a guide to foreign tongues, and a method for learning them. It shows, through basic vocabularies, family resemblances of languages Teutonic, Romance, Greek helpful tricks of translation, key combinations...


It's Still Greek to Me
I was initially looking for a condensed refresher for introductory greek, but soon discovered that this wasn't it -- I had to re-read my basic Greek textbook for that. However, once my basic grammar was a little better, this was a very helpful (and...


Merde! et Merde Encore!
"Book-of-the-Month Club" combined edition contains both: Merde! (1984) and Merde Encore! (1986)


The English Language
Where does today's English come from? This book describes the nature of language and language change, and presents a history of the English language from prehistory to the present day, dealing with key topics such as grammar, pronunciation and...


Teach Yourself Hindi and English Dictionary
Am currently using this to learn Hindi, slowly but surely. Am actually creating my own dictionary - first was hand written, but now have started using Baraha to do it on the computer. Very time intensive! But I want to have a dictionary that...


Verbal Advantage
First time in book form! A successful program for teaching 3,500 vocabulary words that successful people need to know, based on America's #1 bestselling audio vocabulary series."People judge you by the words you use." Millions of...


The Arabic Language and National Identity
Considering the communicative and symbolic roles of language in articulating national identity, Yasir Suleiman provides a fresh perspective on nationalism in the Middle East. The links between language and nationalism are delineated and he...


Golden Dawn Audios
Israel Regardie (born Francis Israel Regudy) was considered by many to be the last living Adept of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. At an early age, Regardie worked as Aleister Crowley's personal secretary. In addition to his extensive...


An Introduction to Old English
This accessible overview covers all the basic linguistic elements of Old English, including nouns, adjectives, verbs, syntax, word order, and vocabulary. Offering a unique study of Old English in context, it combines a wide variety of short texts...


Origins of Human Communication
Winner, 2009 Eleanor Maccoby Book Award in Developmental Psychology, presented by the American Psychological Association. and Honorable Mention, Literature, Language & Linguistics category, 2008 PROSE Awards presented by the...


Abridged Greek-English Lexicon
This is the abridged version of 1909 edition, often called the "Little Liddell." Simon Wallenberg has enlarged the typeface for easier reading and except for this improvement the publishers have left the original work intact. A Greek-English...


French Phrases for Dummies
An easy-to-tote communications road map-French to go!France is the world's #1 tourist destination, with 2.2 million American visitors in 2002, and French the second most popular foreign language among U.S. high school and college students. This...


Russian For Dummies
Russian is spoken by nearly 450 million people, and demand for Russian-speakers is growing. This introductory course includes an audio CD with practice dialogues-just the ticket for readers who need basic Russian for business, school, or...


English Prepositions Explained
This completely revised and expanded edition of "English Prepositions Explained (EPE)," originally published in 1998, " "covers approximately 100 simple, compound, and phrasal English prepositions of space and time with the focus being on short...


The Word Circus
This book is not ony tremendously informative, but FUN to read. It is filled with many morsels of facts about words and language, but also anagrams, palindromes, riddles and MUCH more!This is the type of book which one usually reads periodically,...


Contemporary Linguistic Analysis
A book which I read in 1st year university. I used it in other classes too as it was very informative


Teach Yourself Bengali Complete Course Package (Book + 2cds) [With Book]
Bestselling language courses now with audio CDs From Danish to Spanish, Swahili to Brazilian Portuguese, the languages of the world are brought within the reach of any beginning student. Learners can use the Teach Yourself Language Courses at their...


Loaded Words
In "Loaded Words" the inimitable literary and cultural critic Marjorie Garber invites readers to join her in a rigorous and exuberant exploration of language. What links the pieces included in this vibrant new collection is the author's contention...


Sermones Romani
This text provides readings from Latin authors for students who have completed the first book in the Lingua Latina series. As with all Lingua Latina materials, the text and notes are all in Latin.


Berlitz Italian Phrase Book
Berlitz Phrase Books, the unparalleled market leaders, feature 1,200 current expressions visitors will hear during their travels plus cultural tips and cautions to guide visitors through social situation and provide valuable safety tips. The phrase...


First Italian Reader for Beginners
The book consists of Elementary and Pre-intermediate courses with parallel Italian-English texts. The author maintains learners' motivation with funny stories about real life situations such as meeting people, studying, job searches, working etc....


Elements of Acoustic Phonetics
This revised and expanded edition of a classic textbook provides a concise introduction to basic concepts of acoustics and digital speech processing that are important to linguists, phoneticians, and speech scientists. The second edition includes...


Your First 100 Words in Persian
"YOUR FIRST 100 WORDS IN . . . PERSIAN"A paperback originalTakes the intimidation out of learning a new languageIn the Your First 100 Words In series, readers are shown how to decipher and read a new script by learning 100...


The First 100 Words in Spanish
-- A basic vocabulary of 100 words is delightfully illustrated by Stephen Cartwright-- Foreign language editions list each word with its English equivalent-- Sticker books have 100 stickers to correspond with vocabulary-- The...


American Language
The American Language, first published in 1919, is H. L. Mencken's book about the English language as spoken in the United States. Mencken was inspired by "the argot of the colored waiters" in Washington, as well...


The Atlas of Languages
This is not a deep, heavy work, it is intended to be an overview of languages around the world - an Atlas of Languages. It takes each continent and describes the languages found there, starting with Europe and Eurasia, then South and Southeast Asia,...


Japanese in Mangaland
A truly innovative and enjoyable way to learn Japanese-based on manga. Like the original Japanese in MangaLand, the second volume in the series combines the phenomenal popularity of manga with language instruction to make learning Japanese...


A First Book in Comprehension, Precis and Composition
A First Book in Comprehension, Precis


Practice! Practice!
This workbook contains additional exercises to supplement each chapter of Latin Via Ovid, a Latin textbook for classroom use. It features exercises consisting of fill-ins, sentence completion, declining verbs, translation in and out of Latin, and...


An Introduction to English Runes
Runes are quite frequently mentioned in modern writings, usually imprecisely as a source of mystic knowledge, power or insight. This book sets the record straight. It shows runes working as a practical script for a variety of purposes in early...


Out of the Loud Hound of Darkness
Traveling on from The Deluxe Transitive Vampire and Torn Wings and Faux Pas (chosen by the Los Angeles Times Book Review as one of the best books of 1997), Karen Elizabeth Gordon continues her wildly...


The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations
The definitive pronouncement on more than 1,500 of our most commonly mispronounced words.From the language maven Charles Harrington Elster comes an authoritative and unapologetically opinionated look at American speech. As Elster points out,...


This book is 75 years old, yet reading it today, I can't help but feel that this would be a better introductory book for Linguistics students than the ones we use currently.Bloomfield, over the course of a little over 500 pages covers almost...


Practice Makes Perfect Arabic Verb Tenses
Practice your way to Arabic fluency"Practice Makes Perfect: Arabic Verb Tenses" goes beyond other verb books to coach you in when and why verb tenses are used. You will find clear and concise explanations that pinpoint why specific tenses...


An Introduction to Historical Linguistics
All languages change, just as other aspects of human society are constantly changing. This book is an introduction to the concepts and techniques of diachronic linguistics--the study of language change over time. It covers all the major areas of...


Grammar Smart
The words you use say a lot about you. Grammar makes a lasting impression on friends, co-workers, and teachers, but learning the rules has always been boring. That's why the folks at The Princeton Review created Grammar...


Dirty Japanese
GET D!RTYNext time you’re traveling or just chattin’ in Japanese with your friends, drop the textbook formality and bust out with expressions they never teach you in school, including:•Cool slang•Funny...


This is the kind of book you should read in one go, not where you take a 2 month break in the middle. It's a quick read, but I do feel it kind of falls in-between two chairs. It's not a simple introduction to aspect, but it's not an extremely...


Integrated Korean
This is a thoroughly revised edition of Integrated Korean: Beginning 1, the first volume of the best-selling series developed collaboratively by leading classroom teachers and linguists of Korean. All series' volumes have been developed in...


The Oxford Introduction to Proto-Indo-European and the Proto-Indo-European World
This book introduces Proto-Indo-European and explores what the language reveals about the people who spoke it. The Proto-Indo-Europeans lived somewhere in Europe or Asia between 5,500 and 8,000 years ago, and no text of their language survives....


The Life of Apollonius of Tyana, Volume II
THIS EDITION HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEWER EDITION.Novel and biography are joined in this literary work with a historical core. Philostratus' life of the first century mystic from Tyana was written at the request of the empress Julia Domna....


The History of the English Language
Tells a story of invasion and conquest, of exploration and adventure, of poetry and literature, of business and technology. Find out how people like St Augustine, William of Normandy, William Shakespeare, Noah Webster, and others have influenced and...


Lehr-Und Übungsbuch Der Deutschen Grammatik
Als je Duits wilt leren, is het onontbeerlijk daarvoor een degelijk leerboek te hebben. Lehr-Und Übungsbuch Der Deutschen Grammatik vervult die rol met verve. Het is bedoeld voor de beginnende en gevorderde studenten/liefhebbers.Het...


Vocabulary in Use, High Intermediate
A three-level vocabulary series for both self-study and classroom use. Now with a revised edition for each level, this best-selling series has been fully updated to give students the support they need to master more than 7,000 words and phrases in...


Chinese Calligraphy Made Easy
Most courses in Chinese Calligraphy go slowly. Very slowly. They teach patience. Chinese Calligraphy Made Easy teaches calligraphy--and teaches it fast. While most programs force students to learn all of the many basic brushstrokes first, Rebecca...


Just Enough French
The Just Enough Series are the perfect phrasebooks for first-time travelers who want just enough language skills to get by and be easily understood. They are fully updated to meet today's travel needs. KEY FEATURES: /Includes just enough vocabulary...


The Blue Pocket Book of French Verbs
Based on the popular language "bibles," "The Blue Pocket Book of French Verbs "and "The Red Pocket Book of Spanish Verbs "are the most comprehensive, clearest, and easiest-to-use sources for beginning and intermediate learners. Now these books are...


This class and book helped me to realize why I never ever want to get a Master's or more in the field of Linguistics. I love language, but not on a theoretical science aspect view aka field study. My brain did not have the capacity to keep up with...


Adventures of a Verbivore
Richard Lederer is the author of more than 35 books about language, history, and humor, including his best-selling Anguished English series and his current book, The Gift of Age. He has been profiled in magazines as diverse as...


Understanding morphology
This series provides approachable, yet authoritative introductions to all the major topics in linguistics. Ideal for students with little or no prior knowledge of linguistics, each book carefully explains the basics, emphasising understanding of the...


Definitely suffers from uneven quality and is a bit dated. However, there are three pieces in here that really stand out to me:"Hacking Away at the Counterculture" compares computer virus terminology with AIDS virus in interesting ways,...


Theories of Translation
Spanning the centuries, from the seventeenth to the twentieth, and ranging across cultures, from England to Mexico, this collection gathers together important statements on the function and feasibility of literary translation. The essays provide an...


Persuading People
From the ancient rhetoric of Aristotle to political speeches today, this new edition of Persuading People investigates and illuminates the art of persuasion. Starting with basic theory, the authors go on to analyse the rhetorical...


The History of Languages
Tore Janson is a Swedish linguist and professor. Janson was professor of Latin at the University of Gothenburg, and later became professor of African languages at the same alma mater. He retired in 2001, but has since been affiliated with the...


Think On My Words
I didn't enjoy this book as well as I had hoped to as much of it is a rather dry analysis of Shakespeare's use of syntax, meter and other grammar. However, as with several recent books, the last chapter lifted it from the 2-2.5 region to a 3-star...


Rosetta Stone Homeschool Version 3 Latin Level 1
Rosetta Stone Homeschool® Level 1 is the beginner level program which builds a foundation of fundamental vocabulary and essential language structures to help students gain the confidence they need to master basic conversational skills....


A Mouthful of Air
I loved this book because I didn't always agree with it. It was fun to read, and I kept up a conversation with it as I read. Anthony Burgess has a strong, opinionated voice, and it's easy to have an opinion in return. Even when I disagreed, I was...


Ologies and Isms
Aquaculture? Haemophilia? Isochronous? Neuralgia? Polyunsaturated? Rodenticide? How often do we see a technical word without quite knowing what it means? If we can decipher it-undo its language code-we can start to understand others of a similar...


Je suis petite, moi ? Bihan on?
I'm not sure about this one.The illustrations were beautiful and imaginative. However for this book to be effective for native speakers of English and Japanese, I believe that the book should have included the romanization...


Essential Introductory Linguistics
This is a new kind of textbook for courses in introductory linguistics. It makes clear what is important or essential, and omits what is not. It is strictly selective, highly structured, focused, to-the-point and informative. It presents material in...


201 Arabic Verbs
Raymond P. Scheindlin is professor of Medieval Hebrew Literature at The Jewish Theological Seminary and director of JTS's Shalom Spiegel Institute of Medieval Hebrew Poetry. He has been on the JTS faculty since 1974 and served as provost from 1984...


How to Insult, Abuse & Insinuate in Classical Latin
When your contempt has reached classical proportions, crude Anglo-Saxon expletives just won't cut the mustard. Learn to express your outrage in the words of such late, great Romans as Horace, Cicero, Virgil, and Ovid -- guys who could "dis" with...


Learn Ancient Greek
Based on the same principles as Learn Latin, Peter Jones’s bestselling book of the hugely popular Daily Telegraph series, this book teaches you enough Greek in 20 chapters to be able to read some real ancient Greek – one of the world’s...


The Wonder of Whiffling
So many gorgeous words it is almost painfully enjoyable to read. Without this book I would never be abe to refer to myself as a dobbet, (a short, stumpy little person), or a grinagog (someone who is always grinning, believe it or not). I would never...


Am I Small? Watashi, Chisai?
I'm not sure about this one.The illustrations were beautiful and imaginative. However for this book to be effective for native speakers of English and Japanese, I believe that the book should have included the romanization...


Is That Mother in the Bottle?
Examines the ways language grows and changes and the effect of different syntax and speech patterns on communication.