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  1. Colloquial Spanish of Latin America

    2nd Edition

    By Roberto Carlos Rodriguez-Saona

    Series: Colloquial Series

    COLLOQUIAL SPANISH OF LATIN AMERICA is easy to use and completely up to date! Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Spanish of Latin America. No prior knowledge of the language is required. What makes...

    Published June 1st 2015 by Routledge

  2. Comic Alphabets

    Their Origin, Development, Nature

    By Eric Partridge

    Series: Routledge Revivals: The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

    First published in 1961, this book explores the form of the comic alphabet. Whether through poems, prose or phonetics, the alphabet has become a way in which mankind has taken pleasure in playing with words and phrases. Indeed, approaches can vary significantly from the almost moronically humorous...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  3. The World of Words

    An Introduction to Language in General and to English and American in Particular

    By Eric Partridge

    Series: Routledge Revivals: The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

    First published in 1939, this book provides a brief but comprehensive view of language in general, and of English and American language in particular. It is suitable for beginners and those who wish to learn about the basics of linguistics....

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  4. A Dictionary of the Underworld

    British and American

    By Eric Partridge

    Series: Routledge Revivals: The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

    First published in 1949 (this edition in 1968), this book is a dictionary of the past, exploring the language of the criminal and near-criminal worlds. It includes entries from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa, as well as from Britain and America and offers a fascinating and unique...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  5. Slang

    To-Day and Yesterday

    By Eric Partridge

    Series: Routledge Revivals: The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

    First published in 1933, this book explores both contemporary and historical slang, focusing on the characteristics and quirks of the English and American languages. As well as looking at commonly used slang, there are sections that give the reader insight into more unusual areas such as Cockney...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  6. A Dictionary of Abbreviations

    With Especial Attention to War-Time Abbreviations

    By Eric Partridge

    Series: Routledge Revivals: The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

    First published in 1942, this dictionary was designed to help civilians and members of H.M. forces to make their way amid the jungle of wartime abbreviations. The preface notes that newspaper readers, sailors, soldiers and airmen had to thrust themselves, like explorers, into these abbreviations in...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  7. A New Testament Word Book

    A Glossary

    By Eric Partridge

    Series: Routledge Revivals: The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

    First published in 1940, this book provides a literary dictionary to the New Testament. The treatment of selected words and phrases is not theological, but lexicographical and etymological. Each entry is introduced by illustrative quotations from the New Testament, and the book provides an...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  8. Pre´cis Writing

    Passages Judiciously Selected with an Introduction on the Art of Pre´cis

    By Eric Partridge

    Series: Routledge Revivals: The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

    First published in 1940, this book was designed by Eric Partridge to equip students, studying for final exams at school, with the tools they needed to become successful précis-ers. The selection of literary pieces is more diverse than other preìcis books of the time and Partridge’s background as a...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  9. A Handbook of Persuasive Tactics

    A Practical Language Guide

    By Joan Mulholland

    Most people have to communicate with colleagues every day and persuade them to understand their opinions or to accept their views. This handbook is intended for anyone who is interested in such goal-oriented language. It extracts 300 persuasive tactics from research findings in communication,...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  10. The Language of Negotiation

    A Handbook of Practical Strategies for Improving Communication

    By Joan Mulholland

    First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge