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  1. Concise Thesaurus of Traditional English Metaphors

    By P.R. Wilkinson

    This absorbing collection of metaphors includes a variety of expressions with figurative meanings, like similes, proverbs, slang and catchphrases. It is the result of a lifetime of work on dialect and metaphor and gives an overview of the folk wisdom expressed in figurative expressions. The author...

    Published October 28th 2007 by Routledge

  2. Redesigning English

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Sharon Goodman, David Graddol, Theresa Lillis

    This fully updated edition of Redesigning English explores the innovative uses of English from early manuscripts to post-colonial literature, creative writing and developments in new media. Focusing on how English has, and continues to evolve through its global status, there is a strong emphasis on...

    Published April 15th 2007 by Routledge

  3. Learning English

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Neil Mercer, Joan Swann, Barbara Mayor

    Learning English focuses on young children's acquisition of spoken and written English in monolingual and bilingual contexts and explores the debates surrounding English in schools and colleges, and the often controversial nature of the English curriculum in different parts of the world. ...

    Published March 20th 2007 by Routledge

  4. Using English

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Janet Maybin, Neil Mercer, Ann Hewings

    Using English provides an invaluable introduction to the study of English for students of language and linguistics. It examines the way in which the English language is used today in different contexts and in many parts of the world, by both native and non-native speakers. Issues of language use in...

    Published December 12th 2006 by Routledge

  5. Changing English

    2nd Edition

    Edited by David Graddol, Dick Leith, Joan Swann, Martin Rhys, Julia Gillen

    Changing English examines the history of English from its origins in the fifth century to the present day. It focuses on the radical changes that have taken place in the structure of English over a millennium and a half, detailing the influences of migration, colonialism and many other historical,...

    Published November 27th 2006 by Routledge

  6. The Routledge Book of World Proverbs

    By Jon R. Stone

    The Routledge Book of World Proverbs invites the reader to travel the globe in search of the origins of such words of wisdom, experiencing the rich cultural traditions reflected in each nation’s proverbs. This collection contains over 16,000 gems of humour and pathos that draw upon themes from our...

    Published September 7th 2006 by Routledge

  7. The Earliest English

    An Introduction to Old English Language

    By Chris Mccully, Sharon Hilles

    Series: Learning about Language

    The Earliest English provides a student-friendly introduction to Old English and the earliest periods of the history of the English Language as it evolved before 1215. Using non-technical language, the book covers basic terminology, the linguistic and cultural backgrounds to the emergence and...

    Published September 8th 2004 by Routledge

  8. Meaning and the English Verb

    3rd Edition

    By Geoffrey N. Leech

    Every language has its peculiar problems of meaning for the foreign learner. In the English language, some of the biggest yet most fascinating problems are concentrated in the area of the finite verb phrase: in particular, tense, aspect, mood and modality. Meaning and the English Verb describes...

    Published September 8th 2004 by Routledge

  9. A History of English Negation

    By Gabriella Mazzon

    Series: Longman Linguistics Library

    Negation is one of the main functions in human communication.A History of English Negation is the first book to analyse English negation over the whole of its documented history, using a wide database and accessible terminology. After an introductory chapter, the book analyses evidence from the...

    Published March 10th 2004 by Routledge

  10. Daniel Jones, Selected Works: Volume V

    Edited by Beverley Collins, Inger M. Mees

    Series: Logos Studies in Language and Linguistics

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published November 27th 2002 by Routledge