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Language Studies

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Language Studies

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1 Bill Bryson MADE IN AMERICA An Informal History of the The English Language in the United States
William Morrow 1995 068810312X / 9780688103125 Fourth Printing Softcover Very Good+ 
Very nice condition, clean, no markings, light wear to corners, a little spotting bottom edge of pages. 417 pages. Bryson's "Informal History of the English Language in the United States" is, in a word, fascinating. After reading this tour de force, it's clear that a nation's language speaks volumes about its true character: you are what you speak. Bryson traces America's history through the language of the time, then goes on to discuss words culled from everyday activities: immigration, eating, shopping, advertising, going to the movies, and others. [548]; 8vo 
Price: 11.95 USD
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2 Espy, Willard R. O Thou Improper, Thou Uncommon Noun An Etymology of Words That Once Were Names
Clarkson N. Potter 1978 0517530813 / 9780517530818 Softcover Very Good 
Light creasing to covers, a little corner curling, a few small stains outer edge of pages. Interior of pages are clean and unmarked. From the author: "Taken massively, Improper, Uncommon Nouns are dangerous to the health. Try one here, one there. If there are no disagreeable side effects, such as breaking out in a rash, taste again, but sparingly and at intervals. Otherwise you may become seriously ill." [792]; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 10.50 USD
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NTC 1999 0844237086 / 9780844237084 First Edition Softcover Good+ 
Cover has light wear and rubbing to edges and corners, light creasing. Interior clean. A few pages have some side creases and a few tiny edge tears seen. 296 pages. (325-noto) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 3.95 USD
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James A. Michener's Writer's Handbook  Explorations in Writing and Publishing, Michener, James A.
4 Michener, James A. James A. Michener's Writer's Handbook Explorations in Writing and Publishing
Random House 1992 0679741267 / 9780679741268 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Hardcover is clean & unmarked, bumping to spine ends. First section of pages has light creasing. Jacket has some scuffing, small stain/creasing to spine bottom, creasing front flap & small tear spine top. James A. Michener is the author of 35 book, including numerous best sellers. With his helpful advice, you can now use your writing talents and skills to achieve your own goals. [921]; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 180 pages; One of America's foremost authors describes the process of writing and publishing a book in this invaluable step-by-step guide for writers, editors, and book lovers. 
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