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Um. . .: Slips, Stumbles, and Verbal Blunders, and What They Mean

By: Erard, Michael

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books: 2007

Inscription: Signed by Author

Book ID: EC28008BB

Condition: Very Good


BT6 - An uncorrected proof paperback book SIGNED by author with "Austin, TX" written in very good condition that has some bumped corners, light wrinkling and crease, light discoloration and shelf wear. A delightfully original and informative look at our propensity to stumble through our spoken language - stumbles are and what the stumbling says about the stumbler. 8.25"x5.5", 288 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. View more info

Obra Negra (Black Work)

By: Espinosa, Alfredo

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Monterrey, Mexico, Ediciones Castillo, S.A. De C.V.: 1997

Book ID: SCW13542

ISBN: 9687415584

Condition: Good


BC5 - A tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with minor overall shelf wear with a heavy clear plastic lamination applied to the covers plus there are the usual library stamps and label on the top outside paper edges, the front endpaper/half title page, and title page. A Spanish language novel by a noted contemporary Mexican writer. Esta novela es un peligro. Cumple con lo que proponía Cioran: "Un libro debe hurgar en las heridas, provocarlas incluso. "Sus hojas pueden sentirse como si fuesen de afeitar; se recomienda precaución en su manejo. El mundo de "Obra Negrra" secue... View more info

The Story Behind the Word

By: Freeman, Morton S.

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, I S I Press: 1985

Book ID: SCW08722

ISBN: 0894950479

Condition: Very Good


BG2 - A trade paperback book in very good+ condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound cop in gray and white wraps with very minor overall shelf wear. This is a title in the publisher's Professional Writing series. A compendium of word origins and etymologies useful as both reference and interested reading. Bibliography, indexed, 294p. View more info

Even Monkeys Fall From Trees: The Wit and Wisdom of Japanese Proverbs

By: Galef, David (editor)

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Tuttle Publishing: 2000

Book ID: SCW11811

ISBN: 0804832269

Condition: Good


CE2 - A trade paperback withdrawn ex-library book in good+ to very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated red and yellow wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with clear plastic tape reinforcing the spine plus there are the usual library stamps and labels on the top outside paper edges, the inside surface of the front cover, the front and back endpapers, and the title page. Compiled and translated from the Japanese by David Galef.A bilingual collection of Japanese proverbs. It contains one hundred of the most common Japanese proverbs with direct translations and th... View more info

The Pronunciation of English in the Atlantic States

By: Hans Kurath, Raven I. McDavid, Jr.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, Michigan, The University Of Michigan Press: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: EC30781BB

Condition: Very Good


CS5 - A first edition hardcover book in very good condition that has some bumped corners and light stains, some scuffing on the upper right corner of the front free endpaper, light tanning and shelf wear with no dust jacket. in very good dust jacket. The Pronunciation of English in the Atlantic States, based upon the collections of the linguistic atlas of the Eastern United States, Studies in American English 3. 11.25"x9", 181 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. View more info

On Noam Chomsky: Critical Essays

By: Harman, Gilbert (editor)

Price: $3.50

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Doubleday: 1974

Book ID: SCW03568

ISBN: 0385037651

Condition: Very Good


BC5 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in black and white photo illustrated white wraps wtih minor overall wear plus some very, very light soiling of the cover all plus some very light creasing on the spine. A diverse collection of papers by a group of Chomsky's contemporaries as part of a debate over his theory of language. The contributors are from a variety of fields, including philosophy, linguistics, psychology, and anthropology. This is a title in the publisher's Modern Studies in Philosophy series. Indexed, 345p. View more info

Human Words: The Compleat Unexpurgated, Uncomputerized Human Wordbook

By: Hendrickson, Robert

Price: $3.50

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Chilton Book Company: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW09011

ISBN: 0801956978

Condition: Good


CG2 - A tight, clean, sound copy with minor overall shelf wear with tape staining on the outside board surfaces and front and back free endpapers from where the dust jacket was taped to the boards plus there is some light bumping with some creasing at about the middle of the top paper edges plus there is some light soiling on the outside paper edges plus there are the usual library stamps, label, and pocket on the title page and back free endpaper. The dust jacket shows minor overall shelf wear primarily in the form of a patch of surface staining, light surface chipping, and rubbing on the spi... View more info

Le Messie De Dune (Dune Messiah)

By: Herbert, Frank

Price: $2.00

Publisher: France, Editions Robert Laffont: 1972

Book ID: SCW10960

Condition: Good


BW3 - A tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with minor overall shelf wear with some very light overall rubbing of the covers plus there is some light yellowing of the paper edges plus there is some light foxing of the front and back endpapers plus there is a used bookstore price in blue ink on the front endpaper plus there are large closed tears on the back endpaper and freepaper. Cover art by W. Siudmak. This is a French language edition of "Dune Messiah," the 2nd volume in the author's Dune series. The story of Maud'dib continues on the desert planet Arrakis. Its intricate social... View more info

Language: An Introductory Reader

By: Hogins, J. Burl; Yarber, Robert E.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1969

Book ID: EC18685BB

Condition: Good


AY5 - Book was library re-bound, library markings (labels, stamping, cardholder, etc.), some marked out info and stains, light discoloration and shelf wear. View more info

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Conversational Rhetoric: The Rise and Fall of a Women's Tradition, 1600-1900

By: Jane Donawerth

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Carbondale, Illinois, Southern Illinois University Press: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: ec49486

ISBN: 080933027X

Condition: Very Good


BA3 - A first edition (numberline starts at 1) hardcover book in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket and book have some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. Studies in Rhetorics and Feminisims, Series Editors, Chreyl Glenn and Shirley Wilson Logan. Rather than a linear history, Conversational Rhetoric follows the starts, stops, and starting over in womens rhetorical theory. It covers a broad range of womens rhetorical theory in the Anglo-American world and places them in their social, rhetorical, and gendered historical contexts. T... View more info

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Adventures in Yiddishland: Postvernacular Language and Culture

By: Jeffrey Shandler

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Berkeley, California, University of California Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Book ID: ec49241

ISBN: 0520244168

Condition: Very Good


AB2 - A first edition (complete numberline) hardcover book SIGNED by author with Yiddish inscription on the half-title page in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket and book have some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. Adventures in Yiddishland examines the transformation of Yiddish in the six decades since the Holocaust, tracing its shift from the language of daily life for millions of Jews to what the author terms a postvernacular language of diverse and expanding symbolic value. 9.25"x6.5", 263 pages. Satisfaction Guarante... View more info

Move Alpha: Conditions on Its Application and Output

By: Lasnik, Howard; Saito, Mamoru

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, MIT Press: 1994

Book ID: SCW13407

ISBN: 026262091X

Condition: Very Good


BC2 - A trade paperback book in very good+ condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in blue wraps with only very, very minor overall shelf wear. A book on modern syntactic Theory in linguistics studies. The authors elaborate a principles-and-parameters framework in which the differences and similarities among languages with respect to WH-whestions can be captured. Endnotes, references, indexed, 222p. View more info

Move Alpha: Conditions on Its Application and Output

By: Lasnik, Howard; Saito, Mamoru

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts, MIT Press: 1994

Book ID: EC23089BB

ISBN: 026262091X

Condition: Very Good


BP2 - A trade paperback book in near fine condition that has light discoloration and shelf wear. A book on modern syntactic Theory in linguistics studies. The authors elaborate a principles-and-parameters framework in which the differences and similarities among languages with respect to WH-whestions can be captured. Satisfaction Guaranteed. View more info

English 11: Composition and Language

By: Levine, Isidore; Simonini, Rinaldo C.; Sharp, Lionel R.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Lexington, Massachusetts, Ginn and Company: 1971

Book ID: EC8314BB

ISBN: 0663253608

Condition: Good


I4 - Book has stains and some bending on the cover, foxing on the page edges and endpapers, school stamping on the front fixed endpaper, small blackened out info on the front loose endpaper, moderate discoloration, and normal shelf wear otherwise good. Ginn English Language and Composition Series for Secondary Schools. General Editor and Project Coordinator: William W. West. View more info

El Conde Lucanor (Count Lucanor)

By: Manuel, Don Juan

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Barcelona, Spain, Planeta: 1990

Edition: Spanish Language Edition

Book ID: SCW11007

ISBN: 8432069507

Condition: Good


CE2 - A mass market paperback Spanish language text withdrawn ex-library book in good+ to very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated white with minor overall shelf wear with a heavy clear palstic lamination applied to the covers plus there is some very light yellowing of the paper edges and endpapers plus there are the usual library stamps and labels on the back cover, the top outside paper edges, the front endpaper, the title page. Edited and with notes by Carlos Alvar and Pilar Palanco. This is one of the earliest works of prose ficition. It was originally produced... View more info

Language: Book One (For the First Grade)

By: McDonald, Annie Laurie

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Austin, Texas, The Steck Company: 1936

Book ID: EC19626BB

Condition: Very Good


CJ1 - Has some chipping, wrinkling, crease, tanning, discoloration, and light shelf wear. Dixie Series of School Work Books. View more info

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Bolsa de Valores Montevideo 1867-2000

By: Napoleon Baccino Ponce de Leon

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Montevideo, Uruguay, Javier Irureta Goyena Gomensoro: 2000

Book ID: SCW11352

Condition: Very Good


BZ1 - A hardcover in very good condition that has some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear with no dust jacket. Text in Spanish and English. Una Vision de la Historia Economica del Uruguay. Edited by Javier Irureta Goyena Gomensoro. Photography by Flavio Monzón. Designed by Ana Urioste Seré and Natania Buszkaniec. Translation by Estudio Rosa Carmen Baroffio. This is a book about the economic history of Uruguay, focusing on the history of the Montevideo Stock Exchange, published by the Montevideo stock market. Heavily ilustrated with color and black and white photographs and re... View more info

Jose

By: Palacio Valdes, Armando

Price: $2.50

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Odyssey Press: 1932

Edition: Reprint Edition

Book ID: SCW11785

Condition: Very Good


CA2 - A hard cover reprint Spanish language edition book in very good condition with no dust jacket. A tight, clean, sound copy in dark red cloth covered boards with gold lettering on the spine and the front with very minor overall shelf wear with some scattered very light rubbing of the gold lettering on the front. Edited by Juan Cano and Edith Cameron. This is an edition of "José" by Armando Palacio Valdes that has been edited so as to provide a graded vocabulary. This book includes the Spanish language novel as well as an English preface as well as reading and writing exercises in ... View more info

Eric Partridge: In His Own Words

By: Partridge, Eri

Price: $3.50

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1980

Book ID: EC7977BB

ISBN: 0233973001

Condition: Very Good


H2 - Book has chipping and peeling on the top right corner of the front loose endpaper and light shelf wear otherwise very good. Edited by David Crystal. With tributes by Anthony Burgess, Ralph Elliott, Winston Graham and Randolph Quirk. View more info

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Buying into English: Language and Investment in the New Capitalist World

By: Prendergast, Catherine

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh Press: 2008

Book ID: EC27975BB

ISBN: 0822943468

Condition: Very Good


BT6 - An uncorrected proof trade paperback book in near fine condition that has light shelf wear. Buying into English presents a fascinating study of how language lives in the imagination as much as in the world, an astute analysis of the factors that have made English so prominent and yet so elusive, and a deconstruction of the myth of guaranteed viability for new states and economies through English. 9"x6", 176 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. View more info