Books About Language

Title: 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Author: Capt. Francis Grose

Keys: slang, idiom

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Notes: B6

Title: A Dictionary of Catch Phrases

Author: Eric Partridge

Keys: words; idiom

Alpha Y/N: Y

Notes: 5

Title: A Dictionary of Forces Slang 1939-1955

Author: Eric Partridge

Keys: slang

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Notes: 3

Title: A Dictionary of the English Language (7th ed)

Author: Samuel Johnson (1785 ed)

Keys: words

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Title: A Grammar of Style

Author: A.E. Darbyshire

Keys: usage; grammar

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Notes: 3

Title: A History of English in its Own Words

Author: Carver

Keys: words; history

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Notes: 5

Title: A History of Modern Colloquial English

Author: Wyld (Fisher Unwin 1920)

Keys: language history

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Notes: 3

Title: A History of Reading

Author: Alberto Manguel

Keys: language

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Title: A History of the English Language

Author: Baugh & Cable (Routledge 1993)

Keys: language history

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Notes: 6A

Title: A Mouthful of Words

Author: Anthony Burgess

Keys: linguistics

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Notes: 3

Title: A New Testament Word-Book

Author: Eric Partridge

Keys: etymology and usage

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 4A

Title: A Popular Dictionary of Australian Slang

Author: Baker

Keys: words; slang

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 2

Title: A Wealth of Words

Author: Fowler and Russell

Keys: words

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Notes: 1

Title: A Word in Edgeways

Author: Ivor Brown

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 1

Title: A Word in Your Ear

Author: Philip Howard

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 6

Title: Adjectives and other Words

Author: Ernest Weekley

Keys: words

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Notes: 1

Title: Adventuring Among Words

Author: Partridge

Keys: words

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Notes: 3

Title: All Trivia

Author: Pearsall-Smith

Keys: miscellaneous

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Notes: 1

Title: Ambrose Bierce

Author: Richard O’Connor

Keys: epigrams

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Title: America in so many Words

Author: David K Barnhart, Allan A Metcalf

Keys: words

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Title: American English

Author: Albert H Marckwardt

Keys: language

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Title: An Anthology of Invective and Abuse

Author: Kingsmill

Keys: language; quotations; insults

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Title: An Etymological Dictionary

Author: Ernest Weekley

Keys: words; etymology

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Notes: 6

Title: An Etymological Dictionary of Modern English

Author: Ernest Weekley

Keys: etymology

Alpha Y/N: Y

Notes: 6A

Title: An Exaltation of Larks

Author: Lipton

Keys: words

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Notes: 5

Title: Aussie English

Author: John O’Grady

Keys: words

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Notes: 2

Title: Aussie Talk

Author: Macquarie

Keys: words, slang

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Notes: 3A

Title: Australia Speaks

Author: Baker

Keys: words; language

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Notes: 2

Title: Australian English

Author: Ramson

Keys: words, australian english, slang

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Notes: 3

Title: Australian Underworld Slang

Author: Simes

Keys: words; slang

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Notes: 3

Title: Australian Words and their Origins

Author: Oxford

Keys: words; etymology

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 5

Title: Bloomsbury Dictionary of Differences

Author: Laurence Urdang

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 6

Title: Bloomsbury Dictionary of Difficult Words

Author: Laurence Urdang

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 6

Title: Bloomsbury Thesaurus

Author: Bloomsbury (1993)

Keys: words

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Title: Book of Insults and Irreverent Quotations

Author: Hook and Kahn

Keys: quotations; language; insults

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Notes: 2

Title: Book of Words

Author: Ivor Brown

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 1

Title: Breaking Priscian’s Head

Author: J.Y.T Greig

Keys: dialect, pronunciation

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Title: Brewers Dictionary of Names

Author: Brewer

Keys: etymology words

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes:

Title: British and American Usage since 1900

Author: Partridge and Clarke

Keys: language; american english; usage

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Notes: 4

Title: Browser’s Dictionary

Author: Ciardi

Keys: words; etymology

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 4

Title: Cassell Dictionary of Insulting Quotations

Author: Jonathon Green

Keys: quotations

Alpha Y/N: Y

Notes:

Title: Cassell’s Book of Humourous Quotations

Author:

Keys: quotations; language

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Title: Caught in the Web of Words

Author: Murray

Keys: biography; language

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Notes: 4

Title: Caxton and his World

Author: N.F. Blake

Keys: printing

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Notes: 3

Title: Chamber of Horrors

Author: Vigilans (foreword by Eric Partridge)

Keys: barbarisms

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Notes: 3

Title: Chambers Thesaurus

Author:

Keys: words

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Title: Chambers Twentieth Century Dictionary (1951)

Author: dictionary

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Title: Chambers Twentieth Century Dictionary (1993)

Author: dictionary

Keys:

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Title: Changing English

Author: Potter

Keys: language

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Notes: 3

Title: Chasing the Sun

Author: Jonathon Green

Keys: lexicography

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Title: Chomsky

Author: Lyons

Keys: language

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Notes: 1

Title: Chosen Words

Author: Ivor Brown

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 1

Title: Colins Dictionary of Literary Quotations

Author:

Keys: quotations

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Title: Comfortable Words

Author: Bergen Evans

Keys: words; usage

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 3A

Title: Complete Plain Words

Author: Gowers (HMSO 1955)

Keys: words

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Notes: 4

Title: Complete Plain Words

Author: Gowers (Pelican 1958)

Keys: language

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Notes: 1

Title: Concise Dicdionary of Twenty Languages

Author: Bergman

Keys: dictionary

Alpha Y/N: &Y

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Title: Curious Words

Author: Leslie Dunkling

Keys: words; etymology

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 5

Title: Currnet English Usage

Author: Frederick T Wood, RH Flavell, LM Flavell

Keys: usage,grammar

Alpha Y/N: Y

Notes:

Title: Cynic’s Lexicon

Author: Green

Keys: quotations

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Title: Death Sentence

Author: Don Watson

Keys: management speak; misuse of language

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Title: Devil’s Dictionary

Author: Bierce

Keys: quotations

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes:

Title: Devious Derivations

Author: Hugh Rawson

Keys: etymology

Alpha Y/N: Y

Notes: 5A

Title: Dictionaries American and English

Author: J.R. Hulbert

Keys: lexicography

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Notes: 3

Title: Dictionary of Austral English

Author: Morris

Keys: dictionary, australian english

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 3A

Title: Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms

Author: Wilkes

Keys: dictionary

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 5

Title: Dictionary of Biographical Quotation

Author: Wintle and Kenin (eds)

Keys: quotes

Alpha Y/N: Y

Notes:

Title: Dictionary of Cliches

Author: Eric Partridge

Keys: cliche, idiom

Alpha Y/N: Y

Notes:

Title: Dictionary of Dates

Author: Rhys (ed)

Keys: miscellaneous

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Title: Dictionary of English Idioms

Author: Harrap

Keys: idiom

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 5

Title: Dictionary of Eponyms

Author: Manser

Keys: eponyms words etymology

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 2

Title: Dictionary of Fictional Characters

Author: Freeman

Keys: miscellaneous

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 2

Title: Dictionary of Historical Slang

Author: Partridge (Penguin)

Keys: slang

Alpha Y/N: Y

Notes: B6

Title: Dictionary of Idioms

Author: Flavell

Keys: idiom

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 5

Title: Dictionary of Modern Phrase

Author: Graeme Donald

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes:

Title: Dictionary of Musical Quotations

Author: (Wordsworth Library)

Keys: quotations

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Title: Dictionary of New Words

Author: Jonathon Green

Keys: dictionary

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes:

Title: Dictionary of New Words

Author: Jonathon Green

Keys: neologisms

Alpha Y/N: Y

Notes: B6

Title: Dictionary of Phrase and Allusion

Author: Rees

Keys: idiom allusion

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 5

Title: Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins

Author: William and Mary Morris

Keys: etymology, idiom

Alpha Y/N: Y

Notes:

Title: Dictionary of Word Origins

Author: Ayto

Keys: etymology

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 6

Title: Dictionary of Word Origins

Author: Jordan Almond

Keys: etymology

Alpha Y/N: Y

Notes: 5A

Title: Dictionary of Word Origins

Author: Linda and Roger Flavell

Keys: words; etymology

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 5

Title: Dictionary of Wordmakers

Author: Hunt

Keys: eponyms etymology

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 2

Title: Dictionary of Words Facts and Phrases

Author: Eliezer Edwards

Keys: etymology; origins

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes:

Title: Digger Dialects

Author: WH Downing (ed by JM Arthur & WS Ramson)

Keys: Australian English, slang

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Notes: 3A

Title: Dimboxes Epopts and other Quidams

Author: Grambs

Keys: words

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Notes: 6

Notes: 6

Title: Dinkum Dictionary

Author: Johansen

Keys: dictionary

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes:

Title: Disorderly Discourse – Narrative, Conflict and Inequality

Author: Charles L Briggs

Keys: language and discourse

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Title: Doublespeak

Author: William Lutz

Keys: language

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Notes: 4A

Title: Encyclopaedia of Phrases and Origins

Author: Crowther

Keys: etymology

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 6

Title: English – a Course for Human Beings

Author: Partridge (Macdonald 1955)

Keys: grammar

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Notes: 3

Title: English Biblical Translation

Author: A.C. Partridge

Keys: usage

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Notes: 3

Title: English Colloquial Idioms

Author: Wood

Keys: idiom

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 5

Title: English Idioms and How to Use Them

Author: W. McMordie

Keys: idiom

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Title: English Idioms and How to Use Them

Author: W. McMordie

Keys: idiom

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Title: English our English (and how to sing it)

Author: Keith Waterhouse

Keys: language

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Notes: 3

Title: English Past and Present

Author: Trench

Keys: language, history

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Notes: 1

Title: English Synonyms Explained

Author: Crabb

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 6

Title: English Transported

Author: W.S. Ramson

Keys: Australian English usage

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Notes: 4

Title: Enlarged Devil’s Dictionary

Author: Bierce

Keys: quotations

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes:

Title: Eric Partridge in his Own Words

Author: David Crystal (ed)

Keys: language; words

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Notes: 3

Title: Essays on Language and Usage

Author: Dean & Wilson (ed)

Keys: language

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Notes: 3; sections on: dictionaries words and meanings; the history of english; the structure of english; usage; and style.

Includes Orwell’s essay on Politics and the English Language

Title: Et Cetera Et Cetera

Author: Lewis Thomas

Keys: etymology; words

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Notes: 6

Title: Euphemisms

Author: John Ayto

Keys: words

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Notes: 5

Title: Fair of Speech: The uses of Euphemism

Author: Enright

Keys: words

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Notes: 5

Title: Falling into Language

Author: Chris Wallace-Crabbe

Keys: language; poetry

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Notes: 3A

Title: Fighting Words

Author: Christine Ammer

Keys: words; language

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 4

Title: Five Hundred Years of Printing

Author: Steinberg

Keys: printing

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Notes: 4

Title: Forgotten English

Author: Jeffrey Kacirk

Keys: etymology, social history

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Title: Forked Tongues

Author: Graham Jones

Keys: euphemism, lies, excuses

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Notes: 5

Title: Freedom of Speech

Author: Eric Barendt

Keys: free speech, censorship, obscenity

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Notes:

Title: Genderspeak

Author: Elgin (John Wiley 1993)

Keys: language; gender-bias

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Notes: 6

Title: Glancing Blows

Author: Buzo

Keys: language; australian english

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Notes: 6

Title: Good English Guide

Author: Godfrey Howard

Keys: words; usage

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 5

Title: Good Writing Guide

Author: Nick Renton (The Business Library1997)

Keys: grammar, usage

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Title: Grooming Gossip and the Evolution of Language

Author: Robin Dunbar

Keys: language

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Notes: 4A

Title: Growth and Structure of the English Language

Author: Jesperson

Keys: language

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Notes: 1

Title: Guinness Book of Poisonous Quotes

Author: ed Colin Jarman

Keys: quotes

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Title: Handbook of English Fundamentals

Author: Emery, Kierzek and Lindblom

Keys: grammar, usage

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Notes: 4

Title: Harmless Drudges

Author: Israel Schenker

Keys: dictionaries; words; lexicography

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Notes: 3

Title: Having the Last Word

Author: Ivor Brown

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 1

Title: Heavens to Betsy

Author: Funk

Keys: words; idiom; etymology

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 5

Title: Here There and Everywhere

Author: Partridge

Keys: words

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Notes: 1

Title: History in English Words

Author: Barfield

Keys: words; etymology

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Notes: 5

Title: Hue and Cry to Humble Pie

Author: Judy Parkinson

Keys: idiom

Alpha Y/N: Y

Notes:

Title: I Break my Word

Author: Ivor Brown

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 1

Title: Idiom Savant

Author: Jerry Dunn

Keys:idiom

Alpha Y/N: Y

Notes:

Title: In a Word

Author: Ernst and Thurber

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 5

Title: In Other Words

Author: C.J Moore

Keys: foreign words

Alpha Y/N: Y

Notes:

Title: Johnson’s Dictionary and the Language of Learning

Author: DeMaria

Keys: language

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Notes: 2

Title: Johnson’s Dictionary: a Modern Selection

Author: McAdam & Milne (ed)

Keys: dictionary

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes:

Title: Joysprick

Author: Anthony Burgess

Keys: language of James Joyce

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Notes: 3

Title: Just Another Word

Author: Ivor Brown

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 1

Title: Keywords

Author: Williams

Keys: words; language development

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 6

Title: Language

Author: Rod Mengham

Keys: language

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Notes: 6

Title: Language – Its Nature Develpoment and Origins

Author: Jesperson

Keys: language

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Notes: 2

Title: Language and Learning

Author: Britton

Keys: language

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Notes: 1

Title: Language and the Pursuit of Truth

Author: John Wilson

Keys: language, philosophy

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Notes: 1

Title: Language in Action

Author: Hayakawa

Keys: language; words

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Notes: 2

Title: Language in Danger

Author: Andrew Dalby

Keys:

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Notes: language; development and disappearances of languages

Title: Language in History

Author: Harold Goad

Keys: language, history

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Notes: 1

Title: Language in the Modern World

Author: Simeon Potter

Keys: language

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Notes: 1

Title: Language in Thought and Action

Author: S.I. Hayakawa & Basil Pillard

Keys: language

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Notes: 2

Title: Language Made Plain

Author: Anthony Burgess

Keys: language

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Notes: B6

Title: Language Made Plain

Author: Burgess

Keys: linguistics

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Notes:

Title: Language Truth and Logic

Author: Ayer

Keys: language

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Notes: 1

Title: Language: The Loaded Weapon

Author: Dwight Bolinger

Keys: usage

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Notes: 4A

Title: Law in Shakespeare

Author: Cushman K Davis

Keys:

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Notes: use of legal terms in Shakespeare’s plays

Title: Law Words

Author: Centre for Plain Legal Language

Keys: words; legal

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 6A

Title: Le Mot Juste

Author: Ehrlich

Keys: words; foreign phrases; dictionary

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 6

Title: Liberty and Language

Author: Geoffrey Sampson

Keys: linguistics

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Notes: 3A

Title: Linguistics

Author: David Crystal (Penguin 1971)

Keys: linguistics

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Notes:

Title: Linguistics at Large

Author: Minnis (ed)

Keys: language

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Notes: 2

Title: Loose Cannons and Red Herrings

Author: Claiborne

Keys: idiom; etymology

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 5

Title: Made in America

Author: Bryson

Keys: language; american english

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Notes: 6

Title: Magill’s Quotations in Context

Author: Magill

Keys: quotations

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Title: Mankind Nation and the Individual

Author: Jesperson

Keys: language

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Notes: 1

Title: Manual of English Grammar and Composition

Author: Nesfield

Keys: grammar

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Notes: 4

Title: Mastering English Grammar

Author: Burton

Keys: grammar

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Notes: 4

Title: Metaphors We Live By

Author: George Lakoff & Mark Johnson

Keys: language, metaphor

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Notes:4A

Title: Mind your Language

Author: Ivor Brown

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 1

Title: Moder English Usage (3rd edn)

Author: Fowler (ed Burchfield)

Keys: usage, grammar, language

Alpha Y/N: Y

Notes: 4

Title: Modern American Usage

Author: Horwill

Keys: language, american english; usage

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Notes: 4

Title: Modern Australian Usage

Author: Hudson

Keys: language

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Notes: 4

Title: Modern English Usage

Author: Fowler

Keys: language

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Notes: 4

Title: Modern English Usage

Author: Fowler (Gowers edn)

Keys: language

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Notes: 4

Title: Modern Linguistics

Author: Simeon Potter

Keys: linguistics

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Notes: 3

Title: Mother Tongue: The English Language

Author: Bryson

Keys: language

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Notes: 1

Title: Mrs Byrne’s Dictionary of Unusual Obscure and Preposterous Words

Author: Josefa Heifetz Byrne

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 4

Title: My Word

Author: Jeans

Keys: etymology; words

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 6

Title: Name into Word

Author: Partridge (Secker & Warburg 1950)

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N:

Notes:

Title: Name into Word – a discursive Dictionary

Author: Partridge (Secker & Warburg 1950)

Keys: etymology

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Notes: 2

Title: New Words for Old

Author: Philip Howard

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 6

Title: Nineteen Eightyfour

Author: George Orwell

Keys: language

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Notes: 3

Title: No Idle Words

Author: Ivor Brown

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 1

Title: Noblesse Oblige

Author: Mitford (ed)

Keys: language; words

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Notes: 1

Title: Oddities and Curiosities of Language

Author: Bombaugh

Keys: words

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Notes: 3

Title: Old and Middle English

Author: T.L. Kington Oliphant

Keys: language

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Notes: 3

Title: On The Study of Words

Author: Trench (revised by Mayhew)

Keys: etymology

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 1

Title: One Word and Another

Author: V.H. Collins

Keys: words; etymology

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 3A

Title: Origins

Author: Partridge

Keys: etymology

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 6

Title: Origins and Meanings of Popular Phrases and names

Author: Basil Hargrave

Keys: idiom

Alpha Y/N: Y

Notes:

Title: Our Language

Author: Potter

Keys: language

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Notes: 1

Title: Oxford Companion to the English Language

Author: (ed Tom McArthur)

Keys: language; words

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 6

Title: Oxford Dictionary of New Words

Author: dictionary

Keys: dictionary; neologisms

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: B6

Title: Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (2nd ed)

Author:

Keys: quotations

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Notes:

Title: Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (3rd ed)

Author: quotations

Keys:

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Notes:

Title: Oxford English Dictionary (2nd ed)

Author: dictionary

Keys: dictionary

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes:

Title: Payton’s Proper Names

Author: Payton

Keys: etymology

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Notes: 2

Title: Pedigree: Words from Nature

Author: Stephen Potter and Laurens Sargent

Keys: etymology; word origins from natural phenomena

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Notes: 4A

Title: Penguin Dictionary of Surnames

Author: etymology

Keys:

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Notes:

Title: Plain Language for Lawyers

Author: Michael Asprey

Keys: language

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Notes:

Title: Points of View

Author: Burchfield

Keys: language; usage

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 6

Title: POSH

Author: Michael Quinion

Keys: word origins and myths; idiom

Alpha Y/N: Y

Notes:

Title: Puns

Author: Walter Redfern

Keys:

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Notes: puns, verbal and visual

Title: Reflections on Language

Author: Chomsky

Keys: language

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Notes: 2

Title: Right Words

Author: Murray-Smith

Keys: words, australian usage

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Notes: 2

Title: Roget’s Thesaurus

Author:

Keys: words

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Notes:

Title: Romance of Words

Author: Ernest Weekley

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 1

Title: Say the Word

Author: Ivor Brown

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 1

Title: Scorn with added Vitriol

Author: Mathew Parris

Keys: language; quotations; insults

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 1

Title: Selected Writings of Otto Jespersen

Author: Jespersen

Keys: language, semantics, etymology, grammer, change

Alpha Y/N: N

Notes:

Title: Shades of Meaning

Author: Samuel R Levin

Keys: synonyms, semantics

Alpha Y/N: Y

Notes:

Title: Short History of the Printed Word

Author: Warren Chappell

Keys: printing; language history

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 4

Title: Shorter Oxford English Dictionary

Author: dictionary

Keys:

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes:

Title: Simpsons Contemporary Quotations

Author: Simpson and Boorshin

Keys: quotations

Alpha Y/N:

Notes:

Title: Slang and Euphemism

Author: Richard A Spears

Keys: slang

Alpha Y/N: Y

Notes:

Title: Slang Down the Ages

Author: Jonathon Green

Keys: words; slang

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 3

Title: Something about Words

Author: Ernest Weekley

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 1

Title: Speaking Freely – A Guided Tour of American English

Author: Stuart Berg Flexner and Anne H Soukhanov

Keys: words

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Notes:

Title: Spelling

Author: G H Vallins

Keys: spelling

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 3

Title: Straight and Crooked Thinking

Author: Thouless

Keys: language

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 1

Title: Studies in Words

Author: CS Lewis

Keys: language, usage

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Notes:

Title: Subtext

Author: Fast

Keys: language; communication

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 2

Title: Superior Person’s Little Book of Words

Author: Bowler

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 5

Title: Sweet’s Anglo-Saxon Primer

Author: Sweet (revised by Norman Davis)

Keys: early English

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Notes: 4

Title: Tautology

Author: Buzo

Keys: language

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Notes: 5

Title: That Takes the Cake

Author: R Brasch

Keys: etymology

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 5

Title: The A – Z of Non-sexist Language

Author: Margaret Doyle

Keys: gender-bias; language; words

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 6

Title: The American Language

Author: Mencken

Keys: language; american english

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Notes: 4

Title: The Art of Plain Talk

Author: Flesch

Keys: language

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Notes: 2

Title: The Ascent of Babel

Author: Gerry T M Altmann

Keys: psycholinguistics

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Notes:

Title: The Australian Language

Author: Baker

Keys: words; language

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 2

Title: The Australian Way with Words

Author: Harris

Keys: words, australian english

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 3A

Title: The Best English

Author: GH Vallins

Keys: language

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 3

Title: The Book of Babel

Author: Nigel Lewis

Keys: words; metaphor

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 6

Title: The Cambridge Australian English Style Guide

Author: Pam Peters

Keys: usage

Alpha Y/N: Y

Notes:

Title: The Cynic’s Dictionary

Author: Rick Bayan

Keys: aphorisms

Alpha Y/N: Y

Notes:

Title: The Dictionary of Contemporary Slang

Author: Tony Thorne

Keys: slang

Alpha Y/N: Y

Notes:

Title: The Dictionary of Australian Quotations

Author: Murray-Smith

Keys: quotations

Alpha Y/N:

Notes:

Title: The Dictionary of Diseased English

Author: Hudson (Macmillan 1978)

Keys: words; language

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 5

Title: The Dictionary of Modern Phrase

Author: Graeme Donald

Keys: idiom, neologism

Alpha Y/N: Y

Notes: B6

Title: The Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

Author: Brewer

Keys: words; miscellaneous

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes:

Title: The Drum

Author: Baker

Keys: words; language

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 2

Title: The Elements of Legal Writing

Author: Martha Faulk and Irving Mehler

Keys: language; style

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 6A

Title: The Elements of Style

Author: Strunk and White

Keys: usage; language

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 4

Title: The Endangered English Dictionary

Author: David Grambs

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N: Y

Notes:

Title: The English Language

Author: Burchfield

Keys: language

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Notes: 3

Title: The English Language

Author: David Crystal

Keys: language

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 5

Title: The English Language

Author: Ernest Weekley

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 3

Title: The English Language

Author: W.F. Bolton and David Crystal

Keys: language; words

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 1

Title: The English Language

Author: Wrenn

Keys: language

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 3

Title: The F Word

Author: Jesse Sheidlower (ed)

Keys: slang, euphemism

Alpha Y/N: Y

Notes:

Title: The Gentle Art of Lexicography

Author: Partridge (Deutsch 1963)

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 3

Title: The Handbook of Non-sexist Writing

Author: Casey Miller and Kate Swift

Keys: gender-bias; language; words

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 6

Title: The Highly Selective Dictionary for the Extraordnarily Literate

Author: Eugene Ehrlich

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N: Y

Notes:

Title: The History of English

Author: McCrum Cran McNeil

Keys: language history

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 4

Title: The History of the English Language

Author: Emerson

Keys: language history

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 3

Title: The Household Dictionary of the English Language

Author: (William Collins & Co, approx 1880-1890)

Keys: dictionaries

Alpha Y/N: Y

Notes: illustrated, said to be based on Johnson, Walker, Webster and Worcester; contains a history of the English language, (gives pronunciations ‘umour, ‘erb, but historic)

Title: The Importance of Language

Author: Max Black (ed) (Prentice Hall 1962)

Keys: language

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 1

Title: The King’s English

Author: Fowler

Keys: language; usage

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 4

Title: The King’s English

Author: Kingsley Amis

Keys: usage

Alpha Y/N: Y

Notes: 4

Title: The Language Instinct

Author: Steven Pinker

Keys: language

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 3

Title: The Left Handed Dictionary

Author: Leonard Louis Levinson

Keys: words, cynicism

Alpha Y/N: Y

Notes: B6

Title: The Life and Times of the English Language

Author: Claiborne

Keys: language

Alpha Y/N: 4

Notes:

Title: The Little Book of Aussie Insults

Author: Robert Treborlang

Keys: quotations; insults

Alpha Y/N: Y

Notes: 2

Title: The Little Book of Famous Insults

Author: Ramsey (ed)

Keys: quotations; language; insults

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 2

Title: The Loom of Language

Author: Hogben (ed)

Keys: languages

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 2

Title: The Lost Beauties of the English Language

Author: Charles Mackay

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N: Y

Notes:

Title: The Making of English

Author: Henry Bradley

Keys: language, etymology

Alpha Y/N:

Notes:

Title: The New First Aid in English

Author: Angus MacIver

Keys: vocabulary, grammar

Alpha Y/N: N

Notes:

Title: The Origins and Development of the English Language

Author: Thomas Pyles and John Alego

Keys: language history

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 3A

Title: The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Author: (ed) JA Simpson

Keys: proverbs

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 1

Title: The Penguin Dictionaary of Proverbs

Author:

Keys: proverbs

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Title: The Penguin Dictionary of Curious and Interesting Words

Author: Saussy

Keys: dictionary

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 6

Title: The Penguin Rhyming Dictionary

Author:

Keys: rhyme

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 1

Title: The Penguin Working Words

Author:

Keys: words; usage

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 5

Title: The Ploitically Incorrect Phrasebook

Author: Nigel Rees

Keys: language, humour

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 4A

Title: The Power of Babel

Author: John McWhorter

Keys: languages

Alpha Y/N:

Notes:

Title: The Private Lives of English Words

Author: Heller Humez and Dror

Keys: etymology

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 5

Title: The Queen’s English

Author: Arnold Wall

Keys: language; usage

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 6

Title: The Queen’s English

Author: Harry Blamires

Keys: usage; language

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 6

Title: The Slang Thesaurus

Author: Jonathon Green

Keys: slang

Alpha Y/N: Y

Notes: B6

Title: The Spell of Words

Author: Levitt

Keys: words; language

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 6

Title: The State of the Language

Author: Philip Howard

Keys: words; language

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 6

Title: The State of the Language

Author: Ricks and Michaels (ed)

Keys: language

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 6; essays on contemporary language and usage

Title: The Story of Language

Author: Pei

Keys: language

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 2

Title: The Story of the Alphabet

Author: Edward Clodd

Keys: language development

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 4

Title: The Surgeon of Crowthorne

Author: Simon Winchester

Keys: dictionaries

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: an account of the contributions of W.C. Minor to the Oxford English Dictionary

Title: The Treasure of Our Tongue

Author: Lincoln Barnett

Keys: language

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 2

Title: The Tyranny of Words

Author: Chase

Keys: language

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 2

Title: The Use of English

Author: Quirk

Keys: language

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 1

Title: The Word Museum

Author: Jeffrey Kacirk

Keys:

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: words; archaic words

Title: The Words We Use

Author: J.A. Sheard

Keys: language development

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 3

Title: The Words we Use

Author: Robert Lord

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 5

Title: The Wordsworth Book of Intriguing Words

Author: Paul Hellweg

Keys: words

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Notes: 6; a collection of words from various obscure aspects of life, including ‘manias, various acronyms, etc

Title: Thereby Hangs a Tale

Author: Funk

Keys: words; idiom; etymology

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 5

Title: Thesaurus of American Slang

Author: Robert Chapman

Keys: slang; language

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: B6

Title: Thesaurus of Quotations

Author: Fuller

Keys: quotations

Alpha Y/N:

Notes:

Title: They Have a Word for It

Author: Howard Rheingold

Keys: gap words, vocabulary

Alpha Y/N: Y

Notes:

Title: Trash Cash Fizzbos and Flatliners: a Dictionary of Today’s Words

Author: Sid Lerner (Houghton Mifflin 1993)

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: B6

Title: Tudor to Augustan English

Author: A.C. Partridge

Keys: usage

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 3

Title: Twentieth Century Speeches

Author: Brian MacArthur

Keys: language

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: B6

Title: Uncumber and Pantaloon

Author: Gillian Edwards

Keys: idiom etymology

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 5

Title: Universal Etymological English Dictionary

Author: Nathaniel Bailey (London 1752)

Keys: dictionary

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 6A

Title: Unlocking the English Language

Author: Burchfield

Keys: language

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 2

Title: Usage and Abusage

Author: Partridge

Keys: usage; language

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 4

Title: Using Words

Author: John Casson

Keys: language

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 6A

Title: Vocabula Unbound

Author: Robert Hartwell Fiske (ed)

Keys:

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Notes: language; idiom; usage; words

Title: Voices of Man

Author: Pei

Keys: language

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 1

Title: Walker’s Dictionary

Author: Walker (1828)

Keys: dictionary

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 6A

Title: Weasel Words

Author: Don Watson

Keys: management speak; misuse of language

Alpha Y/N:

Notes:

Title: Weasel Words

Author: Philip Howard

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 6

Title: Weeds in the Garden of Words

Author: Kate Burridge

Keys:

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: history of language; idiom

Title: What a Word

Author: A.P. Herbert

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 1

Title: What’s the Difference

Author: Norman Moss

Keys: words; american english

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 4

Title: What’s the Word

Author: Safire

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N:

Notes:

Title: When a Loose Cannon…

Author: Olivia Isil

Keys: idiom

Alpha Y/N: Y

Notes: 6

Title: When Words Lose Their Meaning

Author: White (University of Chicago Press 1989)

Keys: linguistics

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 2

Title: Why Do We Say…

Author: Nigel Rees

Keys: idiom

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 3A

Title: Winged Words

Author: Philip Howard

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 6

Title: Word Origins

Author: Wilfred Funk

Keys: etymology, idiom

Alpha Y/N: Y

Notes: 6

Title: Wordpower

Author: Edward de Bono

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N:

Notes:

Title: Words – an Illustrated History of Western Languages

Author: Victor Stevenson (ed)

Keys: words; etymology

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 6A

Title: Words about Words

Author: Smith and Exel

Keys: etymology and philology

Alpha Y/N:

Notes:

Title: Words Ancient and Modern

Author: Ernest Weekley

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 1

Title: Words and Idioms

Author: Pearsall Smith

Keys: words; idiom

Alpha Y/N

Notes: 5

Title: Words and Rules

Author: Stephen Pinker

Keys: linguistics, language change

Alpha Y/N:

Notes:

Title: Words and their Ways in English Speech

Author: Greenough and Kittredge

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 2

Title: Words and Ways of American English

Author: Pyles

Keys: words; language

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 4

Title: Words and Women

Author: Casey Miller and Kate Swift

Keys: gender-bias; language; words

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 6

Title: Words Fail Me

Author: Philip Howard

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N: Y

Notes:

Title: Words from History

Author: Asimov

Keys: etymology

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 6

Title: Words in Everyday Life

Author: Brook (Macmillan 1981)

Keys: words; etymology

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 5

Title: Words in our Time

Author: Ivor Brown

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 1

Title: Words in Season

Author: Ivor Brown

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 1

Title: Words in Sheep’s Clothing

Author: Pei

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 6

Title: Words in the Making

Author: Vallins

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 1

Title: Words in Time

Author: Geoffrey Hughes

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 5

Title: Words of Wisdom

Author: William Safire

Keys: quotations

Alpha Y/N: &Y

Notes: 3

Title: Words on Words

Author: David Crystal and Hilary Crystal

Keys: words, quotations

Alpha Y/N: Y

Notes:

Title: Words Words Words

Author: Peterson

Keys: language; australian english

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 4

Title: Wordstruck

Author: MacNeil (Faber & Faber 1989)

Keys: biography

Alpha Y/N:

Notes:

Title: Wordwatching

Author: Julian Burnside

Keys:

Alpha Y

Notes: language; idiom; usage; words

Title: World of Words

Author: Partridge

Keys: words

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 3

Title: Worldly Wise

Author: McDonald

Keys: etymology; words

Alpha Y/N:

Notes: 6