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1 11775Boyd, John R. ; Boyd, Mary Ann Connection - Communicative, Listening And Speaking Activities - Teacher's Edition
Regents NY 1981 0883454440 / 9780883454442 First Trade Edition; First Printing Trade Fine 
147 pages; Fine condition. TEACHER's Edition. Full number sequence. No creases. Solid, clean. A Reference to various books on communications. Teacher's Edition - Teaching better listening and speaking skills. 
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2 13016Cirre, Jose F. ; Cirre, Manuela M. Espana Y Los Espanoles
Holt, Rinehart and Winston NY 1970 0030802555 / 9780030802553 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
190 pages; Near Fine/No Jacket. Text in SPANISH. Tiny bit of shelf rub to spine tips and corner tips. Book beautifully illustrated. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. Includes Vocabulary. Learning about History and speaking Spanish. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 4587Curry, S. S., Ph.D. Classic Selections From the Best Authors, Adapted to the Study of Vocal Expression
Expression Company MA 1888 Hardcover Good 
Ex-Lib; 446 pages; Only date on copyright page is 1888. Good condition/ No Jacket. Starting to split at a couple of pages - but overall a solid binding. This ex-library copy has spine label and pocket, date due sheet still attached inside back cover and back fly-leaf. Front board lightly dented at bottom front corner. SMU library stamps inside boards - none on outside page edges. Outside page edges lightly tanned. Cover rubbed at all edges - rubbed through to the cardboard at the corner tips. A few check marks, in pencil, at a few paragraphs. Selected extracts as will be best adapted to develop the essential qualities of the voice, to furnish the greatest variety of examples for the illustration of the various steps in vocal expression 
Price: 13.00 USD
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4 12212Gleeson, Patrick; Wakefield, Nancy (Eds) Language & Culture: A Reader
Charles E. Merrill OH 1968 1st Merrill Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
200 pages; Very Good Plus condition. Full number sequence. Light front hinge crease. No spine creases. Just a bit of shelf rub to cover edges. Solid, clean. Language is a subject broad enough to go beyond the limits of a single academic discipline. Yet anthropologists, sociologists, communications engineers, philosophers, linguists, literary critics, and more--each in his own way, must deal with particular language problems. Trade Paperback. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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5 18686Orne, Jerrold The Language of the Foreign Book Trade - Abbreviations, Terms, Phrases
American Library Association 1976 0838902197 / 9780838902196 Third Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-Library; 333 pages; Very Good/No Jacket. University ex-library. Spine label; nameplate; stamp: For Reference, Not to be Taken from this Room; no pocket. SMU stamp top and bottom text block. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are otherwise clean. Very solid binding and hinges. Abbreviations, Terms, Phrases in Czech; Dano-Norwegian; Dutch; Finnish; French; German; Hungarian; Italian; Polish; Portuguese; Romanian; Russian; Spanish; Swedish. A great reference. 
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6 12213Salomon, Loui B. Semantics And Common Sense
Holt, Rinehart and Winston NY 1966 First Printing Paperback Near Fine 
180 pages; Near Fine condition. No creases. Soft bump to front fore edge. Solid, clean. Language is a subject broad enough to go beyond the limits of a single academic discipline. If the title of this book implies that that semantics and common sense do not always go together, the implication is strictly intentional. Trade Paperback. 
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7 11774Ulibarri, Horatio Bilingual Education, A Handbook For Educators
Southern Methodist University TX 1970 First Trade Edition; First Printing Trade Very Good+ 
143 pages; Very Good condition. Just a bit of shelf rub at edges. No creases. A Reference for various books that can be read for a bilingual education. Helpful charts regarding different cultures, values and more. 
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8 16509Van Dusen, C. Raymond Training the Voice for Speech: a Manual for Introductory Voice Training
Mcgraw-Hill NY 1943 Third Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-Library; 232 pages; Very Good/No Jacket. Light green boards with gilt and dark green lettering. Ex-Library with stamps, spine label, pocket and date due slip. A bit of shelf rub to edges. Outside page edges are age tanned. Solid binding and hinges. Boards are straight, spine is square and pages are otherwise clean. Radio and sound pictures have raised the standards for speech to a point where, if we hope to succeed in business, professional, or social contacts, we must speak with a voice that is pleasant in quality, flexible, well projected, and clearly enunciated. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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9 4403Weismann, Donald L. LANGUAGE AND VISUAL FORM, THE PERSONAL RECORD OF A DUEL CREATIVE PROCESS
University of Texas TX 1968 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
Ex-Lib; 122 pages; Very Good Plus/No Jacket. This ex-library copy from SMU University has stamps inside boards, fly-leaf pages and top/bottom outside page edges. Spine label. Boards are Straight, Tips are Pointed, Spine is Square and All is Clean. INSCRIBED and dated by the Author. Also has a letter from the Author which accompanied the book as a gift. Account of an artist's experiment in simultaneously creating and analyzing the process of creation. Includes 12 color plates. ; Signed by Author 
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