Linguistics

Why Do We Say It?

Editors of Chartwell Books

Format: Hard Cover

NZD $16.99

Why Do We Say It? uncovers the roots of the English language and connects them to their intriguing origins. From idioms to cliches, this comprehensive book shows you the way around the English language. The intriguing origins of hundreds of unusual words and expressions are here for your perusal, handily organised in an alphabetical format. Useful for reference or just for browsing, Why Do We Say It? is also a great way to expand your vocabulary and have fun while doing it. This edition makes a wonderful gift for readers, writers, scholars, and students. Uncover the mysteries of the modern English language and share the facts and trivia with your family and friends.

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Australia's Original Languages

R. M. W. Dixon

Format: Paperback

NZD $36.99

An introduction to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait languages that explains their distinctive features accessibly for readers who have no previous experience with learning another language, and shows how language reflects traditional culture.

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How Language Began

Daniel Everett

Format: Paperback

NZD $27.99

A revolutionary account of the origins of language from one of the world's best known and most influential linguists.

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Words That Go Ping

Barbara Lasserre

NZD $27.99

Barbara Lasserre brings the neglected world of onomatopoeia to life in this witty little gem of a book which will delight language lovers.

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The Happiness Passport

Megan Hayes, Philippa Wilkinson and illustrated by Yelena Bryksenkova

Format: Hard Cover

NZD $27.99

Discover the secrets of living well through this charming world tour, exploring concepts from Danish hygge to Japanese ikigai.

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Teach Your Baby to Sign Deck

Monica Beyer

Format: Paperback

NZD $24.99

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Language

Daniel Everett

Format: Paperback

NZD $32.99

A groundbreaking and controversial new theory about how we talk.

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Introducing Linguistics

R. L. Trask, illustrated by Bill Mayblin

Format: Paperback

NZD $15.99

Covering thinkers from Aristotle to Saussure and Chomsky, Linguistics; A Graphic Guide reveals the rules and beauty that underlie language, our most human skill.

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Don't Sleep, There are Snakes

Daniel Everett

Format: Paperback

NZD $29.99

Adventure, personal enlightenment and the makings of a scientific revolution proceed together in this vivid, funny and moving book.

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Reading Diary

Alberto Manguel

Format: Paperback

NZD $29.99

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