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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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            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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            How to Write Crime
             

            How to Write Crime (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Day, Marele

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            Aimed at anyone who has ever thought about writing a crime novel, this practical guide contains contributions by experienced writers in the genre. Topics include research, fact into fiction, plot and structure, and character. Contributers include Sandra Harvey, Kerry Greenwood an...d Garry Disher.
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            ISBN 9781863739986
            Published AU 1 Mar 1996
            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.

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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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            Growing Up with Two Languages: A Practical Guide for Multilingual Families and Those Who Support Them
             

            Growing Up with Two Languages: A Practical Guide for Multilingual Families and Those Who Support Them (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 4th New edition)

            By Cunningham, Una

            • RRP: $41.99
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              8 Apr 20

            Growing up With Two Languages provides a highly accessible account of the stages of language development, describes and evaluates the various systems and strategies that can be adopted and looks at the problems that can occur when a child is exposed to two language and cultures. ...Combining research-informed advice and the experience of parents raising children as speakers of a wide range of languages in every populated continent in the world, this book and its associated web material will answer questions, offer tried and tested strategies to keep children speaking a minority language and give material to enlist the support of the extended family, teachers and others. The perspective of adults themselves raised speaking more than one language is included. New to this edition is a chapter focussing on families raising children as speakers of indigenous and threatened languages and chapters for teachers and for health professionals who want to know more about multilingual child language development and how they can support parents to continue speaking their language with their children. With new and updated first-hand advice, Internet resources and examples throughout, this book also includes a chapter that introduces important recent research into multilingual children and further reading guides for those who want to know more. This book is for parents who are raising or plan to raise children as speakers of more than one language, and for the teachers and healthcare workers who meet and can support them.
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            ISBN 9780815380566
            Released AU 8 Apr 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
            Interest Age 16+ 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 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Raphel, Adrienne

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            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
            Interest Age General Audience
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            A Place For Everything: The Curious History of Alphabetical Order
             

            A Place For Everything: The Curious History of Alphabetical Order (Hardback)

            By Flanders, Judith

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            A celebration of alphabetical order, from its humble beginnings to its pre-eminence as the organizing principle for the sum of the world's knowledge.

            ISBN 9781509881567
            Released AU 11 Feb 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Alphamaniacs: Builders of 26 Wonders of the Word
              

            Alphamaniacs: Builders of 26 Wonders of the Word (Hardback)

            By Fleischman, Paul; Illustrated by Sweet, Melissa

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            • Pub Date
              1 May 20

            Are you a word person? A curiosity seeker? An explorer? Take a look at these twenty-six extraordinary individuals for whom love of language is an extreme sport.Step right up and read the genuine stories of writers so intoxicated by the shapes and sound of language that they colle...cted, dissected, and constructed verbal wonders of the most extraordinary kind. Jean-Dominique Bauby wrote his memoirs by blinking his left eyelid, unable to move the rest of his body. Frederic Cassidy was obsessed with the language of place, and after posing hundreds of questions to folks all over the United States, amassed (among other things) 176 words for dust bunnies. Georges Perec wrote a novel without using the letter e (so well that at least one reviewer didn't notice its absence), then followed with a novella in which e was the only vowel. A love letter to all those who love words, language, writing, writers, and stories, Alphamaniacs is a stunningly illustrated collection of mini-biographies about the most daring and peculiar of writers and their audacious, courageous, temerarious way with words.
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            ISBN 9780763690663
            Released AU 1 May 2020
            Publisher Candlewick Press,U.S
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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