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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 NZ 11 Feb 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Through the Language Glass: Why The World Looks Different In Other Languages
             

            Through the Language Glass: Why The World Looks Different In Other Languages (Paperback)

            By Deutscher, Guy

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            An odyssey that takes us from Homer to Darwin, from scientists to savages, from the corridors of Yale to the rivers of the Amazon, from how to name the rainbow to why Russian water - a 'she' - become a 'he' once you have dipped a tea bag into her. It explores some of the fascinat...ing questions about language, culture and the human mind.
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            ISBN 9780099505570
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2011
            Publisher Cornerstone
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Around the World in 80 Words: A Journey Through the English Language

            Around the World in 80 Words: A Journey Through the English Language (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Jones, Paul Anthony

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            What makes a place so memorable that it survives forever in a word? In this captivating round-the-world tour, Paul Anthony Jones acts as your guide through the intriguing stories of how eighty places became immortalized in the English language. You'll discover why the origins of ...turkeys, limericks, Brazil nuts, and Panama hats aren't quite as straightforward as you might presume. If you've never heard of the tiny Czech mining town of Ja chymov--or Joachimsthal, as it was known until the late 1800s--you're not alone, which makes its claim to fame as the origin of the word dollar all the more extraordinary. The story of how the Great Dane isn't all that Danish makes the list, as does the Jordanian mountain whose name has become a byword for a tantalizing glimpse. We'll also find out what the Philippines has given to your office inbox, what Alaska has given to your liquor cabinet, and how a speech given by a bumbling North Carolinian gave us a word for impenetrable nonsense. Surprising, entertaining, and illuminating, this is essential reading for armchair travelers and word nerds. Our dictionaries are full of hidden histories, tales, and adventures from all over the world--if you know where to look.
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            ISBN 9780226682792
            Released NZ 15 Mar 2020
            Publisher The University of Chicago Pres
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            The Lost Words
             

            The Lost Words (Hardback)

            By Macfarlane, Robert; Illustrated by Morris, Jackie

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            From bestselling Landmarks author Robert Macfarlane and acclaimed artist and author Jackie Morris, a beautiful collection of poems and illustrations to help readers rediscover the magic of the natural world.

            ISBN 9781487005382
            Released NZ 2 Oct 2018
            Publisher Anansi International
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            The Godzone Dictionary: Of Favourite New Zealand Words and Phrases
             

            The Godzone Dictionary: Of Favourite New Zealand Words and Phrases (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Cryer, Max

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            "The Godzone Dictionary is a concise A - Z of the words and phrases that make our New Zealand language and speech patterns so different. Language expert Max Cryer examines a wide range of words and phrases, shedding light on their origin and offering helpful definitions. Slang wo...rds and expressions feature heavily, while one of the unique features of this book is the large number of Mori words that have become part of our common language in recent years. The listing also includes the popular names of our sports teams, and an appendix of common New Zealand acronyms completes the book."--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9781775594000
            Published NZ 1 Aug 2019
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
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            Bad Words: And What They Say About Us

            Bad Words: And What They Say About Us (Hardback)

            By Gooden, Philip

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            This is emphatically not just another book about swear words/bad language -- though it will include those -- but more about why and how certain terms fall in and out of favour and therefore, indirectly, what these changes in taste and taboo say about us.

            ISBN 9781472141576
            Released NZ 10 Sep 2019
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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            Hey Diddle-Diddle: Our Best-Loved Nursery Rhymes and What They Really Mean
              

            Hey Diddle-Diddle: Our Best-Loved Nursery Rhymes and What They Really Mean (EPUB ebook)

            By Foster, Sam

            A compilation of 40 of the best-loved traditional nursery rhymes that offers clues as to their true meanings and often surprising origins. It offers a trip down memory lane and some food for thought for those interested in English history and language.

            ISBN 9780857657398
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            Language en
            Released NZ 6 Oct 2008
            Publisher Summersdale Publishers
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            Sounds & Furies: The Love-Hate Relationship between Women and Slang

            Sounds & Furies: The Love-Hate Relationship between Women and Slang (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Green, Jonathon

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            Women as slang creators and users is perhaps the last, and very important, piece of the slang jigsaw. Women in slang is a pretty sorry story, but women and slang is an undiscovered territory, which this book explores, from female-dominated web sites such as Mumsnet to Chicago tee...nager Peaches Monroe and the coining of 'on fleek'.
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            ISBN 9781472141927
            Released NZ 12 Nov 2019
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Greek for the Rest of Us: The Essentials of Biblical Greek
             

            Greek for the Rest of Us: The Essentials of Biblical Greek (EPUB ebook – Second Edition)

            By Mounce, William D.

            Greek for the Rest of Us, the second edition of renowned Greek teacher William Mounce's widely-used resource, teaches the essentials of biblical Greek and how to use more advanced Bible study tools. Greek for the Rest of Us is ideal for the beginner and even for those with a semi...nary education.
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            ISBN 9780310518099
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            Language en
            Released NZ 23 Sep 2014
            Publisher Zondervan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Music, Language, and the Brain
             

            Music, Language, and the Brain (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Patel, Aniruddh D.

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            In the first comprehensive study of the relationship between music and language from the standpoint of cognitive neuroscience, Aniruddh D. Patel challenges the widespread belief that music and language are processed independently. Since Plato's time, the relationship between musi...c and language has attracted interest and debate from a wide range of thinkers. Recently, scientific research on this topic has been growing rapidly, as scholars from diverse disciplines, including linguistics, cognitive science, music cognition, and neuroscience are drawn to the music-language interface as one way to explore the extent to which different mental abilities are processed by separate brain mechanisms. Accordingly, the relevant data and theories have been spread across a range of disciplines. This volume provides the first synthesis, arguing that music and language share deep and critical connections, and that comparative research provides a powerful way to study the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying these uniquely human abilities. Winner of the 2008 ASCAP Deems Taylor Award
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            ISBN 9780199755301
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2010
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age 19+ years
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