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Darwinism and the Linguistic Image: Language, Race, and Natural Theology in the Nineteenth Century (New Studies in American Intellectual and Cultural History), Alter, Stephen G.
1 Alter, Stephen G. Darwinism and the Linguistic Image: Language, Race, and Natural Theology in the Nineteenth Century (New Studies in American Intellectual and Cultural History)
Baltimore The Johns Hopkins University Press 1998 0801858828 / 9780801858826 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Octavo 
193 pp. As new. List of [b/w] illustrations. Notes. Essay on Sources. Index. "Anyone who is fascinated by diagrams showing the genealogy of the Indo-European family of languages, typically shown on the inside cover of dictionaries, and who enjoys noting instances of convergence between the sciences and humanities, will like this short, elegantly written book. It draws expertly both on Charles Darwin's theoretical notebooks and on recent scholarship in the history of linguistics." -- Sandra Herbert 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Wordwatching : Field Notes from an Amateur Philologist, Burnside, Julian
2 Burnside, Julian Wordwatching : Field Notes from an Amateur Philologist
Carlton North, VIC, Australia Scribe Publications 2005 1920769382 / 9781920769383 Reprint with Corrections Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo 
234 pp. Extremely light edgewear to unclipped dj. A little wear to edges of red boards. Tiny dent to upper edge of text block, which is faintly yellowed. Internally as new. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Step By Step in Esperanto: A Textbook for English-Speaking Students, Butler, Montagu C.
3 Butler, Montagu C. Step By Step in Esperanto: A Textbook for English-Speaking Students
El Cerrito, California Esperanto League for North America 1991 093975013 Ninth Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 12 mo 
280 pp. Light wear to edges of unclipped dustjacket. Internally as new. "For class teaching or home study. With graduated reading matter, numerous exercises, and index. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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4 Cherry, Kittredge Womansword: What Japanese Words Say About Women
Tokyo Kodansha International 2002 4770028881 / 9784770028884 Reprint Paperback Fine Fine 8vo 
150 pp. Paperback in Illustrated card dustwrapper. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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Using Language, Clark, Herbert H.
5 Clark, Herbert H. Using Language
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2003 0521567459 / 9780521567459 Reprint Paperback Good Octavo 
xi, 432 pp. Light general and edgewear to covers. Corners a little curled; spine uncreased. Faint discolouration and slight scuffing to edges of text block. Internally unmarked and solidly bound. References, index of names, subject index. "...sets out the thesis that language use is really a form of joint action." 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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6 Davis, Norman & Gray, Douglas & Ingham, Patricia & Wallace-Hadrill, Anne A Chaucer Glossary
Oxford Oxford University Press 1979 0198111711 / 9780198111719 First Paperback Edition Paperback Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
ix, 185 pp. Covers a little worn. Spine and upper edges of covers are sunned. Text block edges are stained and somewhat grubby. Ink splotch to inside front cover. Internally unmarked, unwrinkled and tightly bound. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Dictionary of Chinese Symbols: Hidden Symbols in Chinese Life and Thought (Routledge Dictionaries), Eberhard, Wolfram. Translated from the German by  G. L. Campbell
7 Eberhard, Wolfram. Translated from the German by G. L. Campbell Dictionary of Chinese Symbols: Hidden Symbols in Chinese Life and Thought (Routledge Dictionaries)
London and New York Routledge 2003 0415002281 / 9780415002288 Reprint Paperback Very Good Small Octavo 
332 pp. Light creasing to spine, but binding is solid. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins; a little scuffing to lower edge of text block. Internally as new. Black-and-white drawings in the text. "Because symbols used in art represent, to a great extent, the modes of behaviour and expression in Chinese society, using this dictionary should lead to a better understanding of Chinese culture." Bibliography. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Kanji Kanji, Editorial Staff, The East Magazine
8 Editorial Staff, The East Magazine Kanji Kanji
Tokyo The East Publications 1972 Second Printing Hard Cover Good Good Octavo Ban Kojin 
191 pp. Light general and edgewear (creasing, a few small chips, discolouration esp. along upper edge), to unclipped dj. Boards square and clean. Light discolouration to edges of text block. Prev. owners' details embossed on ffep; another prev. owner's name to half-title page. One or two small splotches, and a shallow crease, to first few pages. Text is clean, bright, solidly bound. Calligraphy-based b/w ink paintings throughout. "Reveals the secrets of Chinese characters and the stories and legends that surround them in a manner so interesting you won't be able to forget them." 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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Peter Mark Roget: The Word and the Man, Emblen, D.L.
9 Emblen, D.L. Peter Mark Roget: The Word and the Man
London Longman 1970 0582108276 / 9780582108271 Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo 
368 pp. Light general and edgewear to price-clipped dustjacket. Foxing to edges of text block. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white plates. Appendices: Advice to the Poor; and The Published Writings of Peter Mark Roget. Notes; Bibliography; Index. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Nuba Personal Art, Faris, James C
10 Faris, James C Nuba Personal Art
London Duckworth 1972 0715605941 / 9780715605943 First Cloth Good Good 0ctavo 
130pp. Dustjacket slightly worn at edges; two 1-inch tears on lower edge. Price clipped. Light wear to lower board edges. Two tiny red dots to edges of text block. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. With 15 line drawings, and 52 b/w and 28 colour photographs. Tables and diagrams. List of plates. Notes, bibliography, index. "...Documents the unique Nuba art tradition, placing it in its social, ecological and cultural setting. ...Also specifies the principles of the visual grammar in algorithmic form, using methods derived from generative linguistics." 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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11 Folsom, Franklin The Wonderful Story of Language
London Odhams Books Limited 1963 Hard Cover Good + No Jacket Quarto John Hull and Tran Mawicke 
192 pp. Very light general wear to illustrated glossy boards. Ends of backstrip and (unbumped) corners are a little chipped. Internally unmarked and solidly bound. Linguistics for children. Colour and b/w illustrations throughout. 
Price: 45.00 AUD
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The Physics of Speech, Fry, D.B.
12 Fry, D.B. The Physics of Speech
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1987 0521293790 / 9780521293792 Reissue Paperback Good Octavo 
148 pp. Slight edgewear. Corners rubbed. Prev. owner's sticker to inside front cover. Faint pencilled underlining to a few pages in one chapter only. Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics series. Includes "a fully illustrated account of the use of the sound spectrograph in acoustic analysis and chapters dealing with the acoustic features of English sounds and with the way we recognise speech sounds by the acoustic cues inherent in a particular language." 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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13 Green, Jonathon Chasing the Sun: Dictionary Makers and the Dictionaries They Made
New York Henry Holt 1996 0805034668 / 9780805034660 First U.S. Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good + Large Octavo 
xv, 510 pp. Very light wrinkling and discolouration to edges of illustrated dustwrapper, unclipped and now protected in removable clear sleeve. Faint discolouration to upper edge of text block. Internally as new. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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14 Haldane, R. A. The Hidden World
London Robert Hale 1976 0709153511 / 9780709153511 First Great Britain Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
207 pp. Occasional diagrams. "...sets forth the story of hidden writing from earliest times to the present." Page edges lightly yellowed and foxed. Small ink inscription to front flyleaf. Boards with some edgewear. Dustjacket with light edgewear and general wear, and some light creasing. Dustjacket, now protected in archival mylar, is not clipped. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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15 Harris, Roy The Language Machine
Ithaca, New York Cornell University Press 1987 0801421055 / 9780801421051 First Great Britain Hard Cover As New Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
182 pp. Dustjacket, now protected in archival mylar, is not clipped. but has slight edgewear -- wrinkling along top edge, tiny chips to corners. Black cloth boards with gilt lettering along spine. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Phonetics in Linguistics: A Book of Reading, Jones, W.E., and J. Laver, editors
16 Jones, W.E., and J. Laver, editors Phonetics in Linguistics: A Book of Reading
London Longman 1973 0582524512 / 9780582524514 First Hard Cover Good Good Octavo 
345 pp. Light general and edgewear to unclipped dj. Faint foxing to edges of text block and eps. Internally unmarked, solidly bound. "The book is designed to show the scope and character of what might be called the modern "British School" of phonetics, as it has developed from the pioneer work in the 19th century of Sweet, Ellis and Bell. Two figures in particular have dominated British phonetics and phonology in the 20th century, Daniel Jones and J. R. Firth; six of their articles are reprinted here, and all the remaining articles were written by scholars who were themselves colleagues or students of Jones or Firth, or by those scholars' own later students." 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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17 Katzner, Kenneth The Languages of the World
London and New York Routledge 1995 0415118093 / 9780415118095 Reprint of 3rd Edition Paperback Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
x, 378 pp. Front lower corner is badly creased (first 4-5 pgs also creased in same spot). Edges lightly yellowed. Some other very minor dents and creases to cover. Otherwise, book is clean, bright, unwrinkled, tightly bound. Includes "a chart of the world's language families [showing] the relationship between different languages and subfamilies; sample texts and translations for nearly 200 languages; a country-by-country survey, listing every country ... with information about its principal languages, the number of speakers of each...". 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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18 Landman, Fred Indefinites and the Type of Sets: Explorations in Semantics
Massachusetts / London Blackwell 2004 1405116307 / 9781405116305 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
xxvii, 269 pp. A few unobtrusive dents to glossy illustrated boards. Internally as new. 
Price: 50.00 AUD
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Patterns of Language: Papers in General, Descriptive and Applied Linguistics, McIntosh, Angus, and M.A.K. Halliday
19 McIntosh, Angus, and M.A.K. Halliday Patterns of Language: Papers in General, Descriptive and Applied Linguistics
London Longman 1967 Second Printing Hard Cover Good Good Octavo 
199 pp. Light general and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. A little foxing to edges of text block and eps. Internally unmarked and solidly bound. "Students of literature will find of particular interest the papers dealing with the problems of style and the linguistic analysis of literary texts." 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Vanishing Voices: The Extinction of the World's Languages, Nettle, Daniel, and Suzanne Romaine
20 Nettle, Daniel, and Suzanne Romaine Vanishing Voices: The Extinction of the World's Languages
New York Oxford University Press 2002 0195152468 / 9780195152463 First Paperback Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
243 pp. A little unobtrusive scuffing to illustrated covers. Corners a little curled. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. List of Illustrations; References and Further Reading; Bibliography; Index. "The world's languages are dying. Ninety percent of them are expected to disappear in the next one hundred years. Why are they dying, and what should we do about it?" 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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