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1 5989Berry, Thomas Elliott The Most Common Mistakes In English Usage
Mcgraw Hill NY 1971 0070050538 / 9780070050532 Reprint Paperback Near Fine 
146 pages; Near Fine condition. No creases. Outside page edges very lightly aged tanned. Solid, clean. This book analyzes the errors most commonly made in spoken and written English and presents them in a systematic, down to earth manner. 
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2 11877Cooper, Stephen Language In Education: Theory And Practice #3 - Graduate Theses And Dissertations In English As A Second Language: 1976-77
Center for Applied Linguistics Va. 1978 0872810798 / 9780872810792 Stapled Wraps Very Good 
27 pages; Very Good condition. No creases. Check mark to the side of several paragraphs. Solid, otherwise clean. Although published by the Center for Applied Linguistics, this book was prepared by ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics. This is the second annual listing of graduate theses and dissertations in English as a second language. The studies cited here were completed during the academic year 1976-1977. The listing is intended to provide graduate students and others doing research in ESL and related fields with specific, comprehensive data on current graduate-level studies. 
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3 17788Curme, George O(liver) Syntax
D. C. Heath and Company Japan 1931 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
616 pages; Very Good Plus/Very Good. Maruzen Asian Edition. Name inside front board and inside back board. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is shelf rubbed. Tiny tears at top spine tip. Now in protective sleeve. The is the Maruzen Asian Edition. The purpose of this volume is to present a systematic and rather full outline of English Syntax based upon actual usage. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 8299Dean, Leonard F. ; Wilson, Kenneth G. Essays On Language And Usage
Oxford NY 1966 Second Edition; Sixth Printing Paperback Very Good 
409 pages; Very Good condition. Small stain inside back cover and back fly-leaf. Store stamp on front fly-leaf. Light front hinge crease. No spine creases. Just a bit of rub to cover. Solid, otherwise clean. We are grateful to the many teachers and students who have made suggestions for revision from their experience with the first edition. Such a response renews one's sense of the generous spirit and intelligence that unify the great diversity of our schools and colleges when they concern themselves with a liberal subject... Trade Paperback. 
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5 18913Grant, Phil S.; Bracher, Frederick; Duff, Samuel E. Correctness and Precision in Writing, Form D
Houghton Mifflin NY 1948 Paperback Very Good 
Ex-Library; 195 pages; Very Good condition. Form D - SMU ex-library book. No creases. Stamps, date due slip. Spine label on front cover edge. Outside page edges and cover are age tanning. Solid, otherwise clean. Lessons and tests in writing. A great study guide for correctness and precision in writing. Trade Paperback. 
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6 17790Hamon, Esther Our American language
Globe Book Co NY 1968 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
282 pages; Very Good Plus/No Jacket. Examination Copy stamp on first page. Gift from Globe Book Co label inside front board. Outside page edges very lightly age tanned. Tiny bit of shelf rub at edges. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean.This book deals with our language: its history, its framework, its sound, its power and its use. 
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7 5952Hayakawa, S. I. Choose The Right Word - A Modern Guide To Synonyms
Harper & Row NY 1987 0060913932 / 9780060913939 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Near Fine 
726 pages; Near Fine condition. Light bump to front bottom corner tip. No creases. Solid, Clean. Distinctions between synonyms concisely explained, for examples for more than 6000 commonly used words. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Introduction to Middle English, Jones, Charles
8 20649Jones, Charles Introduction to Middle English
Holt, Rinehart and Winston NY 1972 0030844797 / 9780030844799 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
28 pages; Near Fine/No jacket. Binding flaw to back endpaper. (looks like the endsheet was torn). Perfect fold out map in detail. "Middle English (ME) is collectively the varieties of the English language spoken after the Norman Conquest (1066) until the late 15th century; scholarly opinion varies but the Oxford English Dictionary specifies the period of 1150 to 1500. This stage of the development of the English language roughly followed the High to the Late Middle Ages." 
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9 10054Kenyon, John Samuel American Pronunciation
George Wahr, Publisher Michigan 1946 Ninth Edition; Fourth Printing Hardcover Good 
248 pages; Good/No Jacket. Extensive notes in pencil by an SMU professor - mainly on the blank pages - very few notes at the text margins. Very light shelf rub. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and binding is tight. This book is designed primarily for a textbook on pronunciation. 
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10 20423Lederer, Richard A Man of My Words, Reflections on the English Language
St. Martin's Press NY 2003 0312317859 / 9780312317850 Second Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
288 pages; Fine/Fine. As new beautiful book and just jacket. "Both punderful romp and passionate reverie, A Man of My Words shimmers with wit and wisdom" Great reading! 
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The Bride of Anguished English  A Bonanza of Bloopers, Blunders, Botches, and Boo-Boos, Lederer, Richard
11 20662Lederer, Richard The Bride of Anguished English A Bonanza of Bloopers, Blunders, Botches, and Boo-Boos
St. Martin's Press NY 2000 031226223X / 9780312262235 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by McLean, Jim Signed by Author
178 pages; Fine/Fine. SIGNED by Richard Lederer on the Title page. Beautiful book and dust jacket, in protective sleeve. Delightfully illustrated by Jim McLean."For years wordsmith and punster Richard Lederer has charmed and delighted fans with his bestselling "Anguished English" series. In his funniest book yet, readers will again cherish the author's latest chronicle of the goofs and gaffes and fluffs and flubs of our anguished language. And the best part? Everything in here actually occurred! Nothing has been made up!" [jacket] ; Signed by Author 
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12 18291Mencken, H. L. The American Language - Supplement I, An Inquiry into the Development of English in The United States
Alfred A. Knopf NY 1945 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
739 pages; Very Good Plus/No Jacket. Supplement I ONLY. Strong binding and hinges. Outside page edges and inside boards lightly age tanning. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. 739 pages plus 35 pages of Index. 
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13 16270Morehouse, Percy A. Jr; Jamarillo, Mari Lucia Cultural Differences Revealed through Language
University of Texas At Austin TX 1964 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Fine 
49 pages; Fine condition. No creases. Solid, clean. An excellent gift! One sided printing and pictures which are bilingual, which would make for easier learning. Presented by the Public school Ethnic studies Funded by 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title 4. A very nice adaption of Dr. Mari Jamarillo's Cultural Differences Revealed through Language, Desegregation Center University of New Mexico. Trade Paperback. 
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14 12931Mounier, Emmanuel Introduction Aux Existentialismes - Collection Idees
Gallimard France 1962 Paperback Good 
189 pages; Good condition. Text in French. First 1/5 of the book has underlining and marginalia (in French) . Light reading creases. Name to fly-leaf. Outside page edges lightly age tanned. Solid, otherwise clean. Philosophical thoughts and ideas of existentialists. Trade Paperback. 
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15 4071Waldron, R. A. SENSE AND SENSE DEVELOPMENT
Oxford University Press NY 1967 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
224 pages; Very Good Plus/Very Good Plus. This is an ex-library book from Ft. Burgwin Research Ctr. One small two line stamp on inside front cover and front FFP. No other stamps. Pocket and date due sheet on inside back cover. This is a Solid, Clean copy. Boards are straight and tips are pointed. DJ has spine label and tiny bit of wear at top spine tip. Light smudge on white of front panel. Enhanced with new protective sleeve. 
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