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            Pedantic: A Hilarious and Useful Guide to the 100 Terms Smart People Should Know
             

            Pedantic: A Hilarious and Useful Guide to the 100 Terms Smart People Should Know (Paperback)

            By Petras, Ross; Petras, Kathryn

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            • Pub Date
              31 Mar 20

            Your boss makes a joke about Schrodinger's cat-which is something you've heard of but you're a little vague about what exactly happened (or didn't happen) with that cat. Or you're reading a New Yorker article that explains that 'Solecism slipped into solipsism into full-blown nar...cissistic project.' An excellent point . . . if you're sure what 'solecism' means . . . or, for that matter, 'solipsism.' Language gurus Ross Petras and Kathryn Petras to the rescue! In the breezy and entertaining yet informative style of their New York Times bestseller You're Saying It Wrong, they give you a brief rundown on words smart people should know-from the worlds of science and the arts to philosophy, and from broader topics like quantum physics and ontology to more specific ones like Plato's cave and trompe l'oeil. They cover the Latin phrases we hear and read (prima facie, sui generis, and the like) as well as those that have entered our vocabularies from other languages (bildungsroman, sturm und drang). These are the words that, if you were asked directly, 'What does this mean?' you might hem and haw and try to change the subject. After reading this book, you won't have to.
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            ISBN 9781760877996
            Published AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            The Sociology of Organizations: An Anthology of Contemporary Theory and Research
              

            The Sociology of Organizations: An Anthology of Contemporary Theory and Research (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wharton, Amy S.

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            Wharton's anthology provides an overview of contemporary theory and research in the sociology of organizations. Three features of this book are particularly distinctive: an emphasis on sociological content; attention to contemprary theory and research; and its comprehensive, rese...arch-based, and methodologically diverse approach.
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            ISBN 9780195330700
            Released AU 1 Mar 2007
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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            The Struggle for Legitimacy: Indigenized Englishes in Settler Schools

            The Struggle for Legitimacy: Indigenized Englishes in Settler Schools (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sterzuk, Andrea

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            This book examines experiences of Indigenous students in settler schools by using the example of a Canadian school as a window onto the relationship between colonial discourses; indigenized English language varieties; racialized identities; and biased educational practices of set...tler schools.
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            ISBN 9781847695178
            Released AU 11 Nov 2011
            Publisher Channel View Publications Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Critical Language and Literacy Studies
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            Tonality in Austronesian Languages
              

            Tonality in Austronesian Languages (Paperback)

            Edited by Edmondson, Jerold A.; Gregerson, Kenneth J.

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            Chapters: Tonogenesis in the North Huon Gulf ChainRoss, Malcolm DUses of phonation type in JavanesePoedjosoedarmo, Gloria RVoicing and vowel height in Madurese: a preliminary reportCohn, Abigail CPhan Rang Cham and Utsat: Tonogenetic themes and variantsThurgood, GrahamTone in Uts...atMaddieson, Ian and Keng-Fong PangOverview of Austronesian and Philippine accent patternsZorc, R. DavidWestern Cham as a register languageEdmondson, Jerold A. and Kenneth J. GregersonTonogenesis in New CaledoniaRivierre, Jean-ClaudeProto-Austronesian stressWolff, John UProto-Micronesian prosodyRehg, Kenneth LAustronesian final consonants and the origin of Chinese tonesSagart, Laurent
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            ISBN 9780824815301
            Released AU 25 Mar 2008
            Publisher University of Hawai'i Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Oceanic Linguistics Special Publication
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            Kayardild Morphology and Syntax
               

            Kayardild Morphology and Syntax (Hardback)

            By Round, Erich R.

            • RRP: $187.99
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            This book presents new data and analyses of the inflectional system and syntax of Kayardild, a typologically striking language of Australia. By virtue of the technical format employed, the book makes Kayardild accessible to mainstream formal linguistic theory, and so will appeal ...to a broad new audience as well as to those who know Kayardild well.
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            ISBN 9780199654871
            Released AU 11 Dec 2012
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Oxford Studies of Endangered Languages
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            Japanese Made Easy: A situation-based guide designed to get you speaking simple Japanese from the very first day! (Revised and Updated)
             

            Japanese Made Easy: A situation-based guide designed to get you speaking simple Japanese from the very first day! (Revised and Updated) (Paperback)

            By Monane, Tazuko Ajiro; Revised by Matsunari, Yumi

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            A comprehensive, situation-based guide designed to get you speaking simple Japanese from the very first day! Covers the most common social situations encountered by visitors to Japan: Greetings and simple conversation Asking directions and questions Telling the time and handling ...money Shopping and order food & drinks Counting and asking prices Traveling and taking transportation Japanese Made Easy is an accessible and thorough self-study guide that has readers using simple, everyday Japanese vocabulary and phrases within a few hours. This book has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect current usage. In this edition, all vocabulary and sentence patterns are shown in Japanese script as well as romanized Japanese and English. Revisions also include new dialogues, cultural notes, illustrations and updated vocabulary. Japanese Made Easy features: Practice exercises based on over 30 of the most important Japanese sentence patterns, with example sentences and answer keys Notes on the key points of Japanese grammar and vocabulary A detailed glossary of important Japanese words and an index of vocabulary and grammar The most common social situations encountered by visitors to Japan, including asking directions, taking public transport and ordering food This book is based on classroom materials developed at the University of Hawaii, and has been designed to help beginners build practical language skills in only a few weeks of home study. It is an accessible guide to the basic patterns of the Japanese language, and to occasions when they will be most useful to travelers in Japan.
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            ISBN 9784805313718
            Released AU 1 Jan 2020
            Publisher Tuttle Publishing
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            Thinking Inside the Box: Adventures with Crosswords and the Puzzling People Who Can't Live Without Them
             

            Thinking Inside the Box: Adventures with Crosswords and the Puzzling People Who Can't Live Without Them (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Raphel, Adrienne

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              31 Mar 20

            A delightful, erudite, and immersive exploration of the crossword puzzle and its fascinating history from a brilliant young writer.

            ISBN 9781472144638
            Released AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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            Grammar Rules: Grammar Rules
             

            Grammar Rules: Grammar Rules (Hardback)

            By Shrives, Craig

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            Suitable for Brits and Americans, this grammar-reference book offers well-crafted 'grammar lite' explanations as well as hundreds of tips and workarounds.

            ISBN 9780857830371
            Released AU 8 Sep 2011
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Thinking Inside the Box: Adventures with Crosswords and the Puzzling People Who Can't Live Without Them
             

            Thinking Inside the Box: Adventures with Crosswords and the Puzzling People Who Can't Live Without Them (Hardback)

            By Raphel, Adrienne

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            • Pub Date
              5 Mar 20

            A delightful, erudite, and immersive exploration of the crossword puzzle and its fascinating history from a brilliant young writer.

            ISBN 9781472144645
            Released AU 5 Mar 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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            Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain

            Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain (Paperback, New ed.)

            By Wolf, Maryanne

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            Explores how our brains learnt to read. This work presents a discussion ranging from the history of the earliest known examples of written language, to whether reading online really is making us 'stupider', and why dyslexia can be a gift.

            ISBN 9781848310308
            Released AU 1 Dec 2008
            Publisher Icon Books Ltd
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