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Macquarie Aboriginal Naming Book: An Australian Guide to Naming your Home or Boat
1 Macquarie Aboriginal Naming Book: An Australian Guide to Naming your Home or Boat
New South Wales Macquarie Library 1996 0949757845 / 9780949757845 First Paperback Near Fine 12mo Rover Thomas (cover) 
164 pp. Extremely light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. All else as new. "With over 6000 words at your disposal, you are sure to find the perfect name for your home, boat or even a pet!" 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Empires of the Plain: Henry Rawlinson and the Lost Languages of Babylon, Adkins, Leslie
2 Adkins, Leslie Empires of the Plain: Henry Rawlinson and the Lost Languages of Babylon
London HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2003 0007173954 / 9780007173952 First Paperback Very Good Remainder Octavo 
424 pp. Light edgewear to illustrated covers. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Remainder mark to lower edge of text block. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white plates. Maps. "The key to understanding the many cuneiform scripts and languages was an immense inscription high on a sheer rock face at Bisitun in the mountains of western Iran, carved on the orders of King Darius the Great of Persia over 2,000 years ago. Only Rawlinson had the physical and intellectual skills, courage, and self-motivation and opportunity to make the perilous ascent and copy the monument." 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Wordwatching : Field Notes from an Amateur Philologist, Burnside, Julian
3 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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The Feminist Critique of Language: A Reader. Second Edition, Cameron, Deborah (editor)
4 Cameron, Deborah (editor) The Feminist Critique of Language: A Reader. Second Edition
London Routledge 1999 0415164001 / 9780415164009 Reprint Paperback Very Good Large 0ctavo 
368 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Spine creased, but binding is solid. Internally bright and unmarked. "Both an established guide to the major debates and directions in current feminist thinking about language and a digest of the history of 20th century feminist ideas about language. This new edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded to take account of new developments in feminist debates about language, including new material on sexist language and political correctness." 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Grammatical Man: Information, Entropy, Language and Life, Campbell, Jeremy
5 Campbell, Jeremy Grammatical Man: Information, Entropy, Language and Life
New York Simon & Schuster 1982 0671440624 / 9780671440626 Reprint Paperback Very Good Octavo 
319 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Lower corner bumped; a few pages a little curled. A little scuffing to lower edge of text block. Faint yellowing to edges of text block. Apart from a few faint stains and specks to the first two or three pages, internally unmarked; solidly bound. "It synthesizes all the most interesting aspects of contemporary thinking, showing where linguistics meets physics, where mind meets matter. This is grand stuff." -- Annie Dillard 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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6 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.
7 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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Psychology and Language: An Introduction to Psycholinguistics, Clark, Herbert H., and Eve V. Clark
8 Clark, Herbert H., and Eve V. Clark Psychology and Language: An Introduction to Psycholinguistics
New York Harcourt Brace 1977 0155728164 / 9780155728165 Paperback Very Good Octavo 
608 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. A little foxing and scuffing to edges of text block. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Political Language and Rhetoric, Corcoran, Paul E.
9 Corcoran, Paul E. Political Language and Rhetoric
St Lucia University of Queensland Press 1979 070221339X / 9780702213397 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Octavo 
216 pp. Very light general and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Spine a little sunned. Faint dust foxing to upper edge of text block. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language, Crystal, David
10 Crystal, David The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1992 0521424437 / 9780521424431 Reprint Paperback Very Good Quarto 
vii, 472 pp. B&W illustrations and diagrams. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Corners curled. Faint stains and scuffing to edges of text block. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "Trucker talk, mystical letters, Shakespeare in pidgin, sneezing in Tongan, the qwerty keyboard, talking with drums, speaking in tongues -- any list can only begin to convey the enormous and fascinating range of topics." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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11 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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Translators through History (Benjamins Translation Library 13)), Delisle, Jean, and Judith Woodsworth (editors)
12 Delisle, Jean, and Judith Woodsworth (editors) Translators through History (Benjamins Translation Library 13))
Amsterdam and Philadelphia John Benjamins Publishing Company / UNESCO Publishing 1995 1556196970 / 9781556196973 First Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
345 pp. Corners slightly curled. Previous owner's name inked to first page. All else as new. Black-and-white illustrations in the text. "Translators and interpreters have played a determining role in the development of their societies and have been fundamental to the unfolding of intellectual history itself." 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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Mother Tongues: Travels Through Tribal Europe, Drysdale, Helena
13 Drysdale, Helena Mother Tongues: Travels Through Tribal Europe
London Picador 2001 0330372807 / 9780330372800 Reprint Hard Cover Fair Near Fine Octavo 
400 pp. Extremely light edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. All else as new. Black-and-white maps. Bibliography. "This beautiful book delves not only into the highs and lows of peripatetic family life, but digs deeper into the very nature of the powerful bond between languge and identity that affects us all, whether we know it or not." 
Price: 20.00 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
14 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
15 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.
16 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
17 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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18 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.
19 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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The Gay Language of Wine: Expressions used in Wine Terminology illustrated with drawings by Wilhelm Busch, Geiss, Lisbet
20 Geiss, Lisbet The Gay Language of Wine: Expressions used in Wine Terminology illustrated with drawings by Wilhelm Busch
Western Germany Verlag D. Meininger Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 16mo Wilhelm Busch 
166 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Lower corners a little bumped. Faint dust foxing to upper edge of text block. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Includes bilingual (German/English) list of the 74 expressions. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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