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1 Algeo, John; Editor. Thomas Pyles: Selected Essays on English Usage.
Gainesville: University Presses of Florida, 1979. First Edition. 
Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, xiv + 223 pp. Fine (As New) in a Very Good dust jacket with light edgewear. From dust jacket: The twenty-one essays by Thomas Pyles in this collection bear witness to the vitality of the English language and to its integrity in the midst of great variety in use. Published over a 34-year period by this distinguished scholar of English language study and usage, many of these writings are otherwise not readily available. The selections are presented here for the benefit of laymen as well as students of the language in honor of their author, a master of English prose style, who, by his example, has set and continues to set a standard in matter and manner to which all linguistics should aspire. The essays are grouped under five topical headings: the pronunciation of Latin in England and America; currently fashionable forms of expression; unwitting indecorum in the use of taboo words; curiosities in the bestowal of names and titles; and popular versus scholarly views of language usage and change. Although diverse in subject matter, the essays present a consistent view of English usage and of the attitudes that English language set forth with the precision, craft, and style that Thomas Pyles's students and colleagues look forward to in all his work. 
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2 Chin, Yin-lien C. Chinese Characters for Beginners.
Poughkeepsie, New York: Ambassador Offset & Copy Service, Ltd., Vassar College, (1974). 
Boxed set of 528 cards of basic characters for beginners of Chinese. The cards measure 2 1/2 x 4” in size; small enough to fit into the pocket, pocketbook or wallet. The original and simplified forms are written next to each other on the same side, for easy visual association between them. Compounds, selected on the basis of their usefulness and frequency of occurence, are listed on the back of the cards with the main character consistently given as the first element; both the characters and their romanized forms are given with the leatter alphabetically listed. The pronunciation is marked in accordance with the Pinyin spelling syste, with meanings given in English. 
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3 Davies, Peter. Roots: Family Histories of Familiar Words.
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, [1981]. 
Tall square octavo, black boards, 216 pp. Illus. Ex-Libris with usual markings, otherwise Fine in a like dust jacket. ‘This unique book offers case histories of 100 Indo-European roots and shows how they appear in modern English...Each of the 100 case histories was selected (from several thousand known roots) because of its wide use and its interest value...Each entry consists of a definition and discussion of the root, a concise history of its descent to present-day English, and a chart that presents the story visually. The book offers a wealth of curious and enlightening facts...' 
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4 De Saint-Pierre, J. H. Bernardin. Paul et Virginie. Aveo Vocabulaire.
New York: George R. Lockwood, (1852). 
Octavo, cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 141 pp + unpaginated Dictionary, French and English, of All the Words Contained in This Volume. Good, with soiling to covers and light edgewear; foxing throughout (age darkened spotting); a few pencilled notes. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 Fernandez-Rubio, Ramon; Editor. Selected Proceedings: The Thirty-Fifth Annual Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference.
Greenville, SC: Furman University, 1985. 
Octavo, paperbound (stiff white illus. wrappers), 387 pp. Near-Fine, with very slight rubbing to edges. Contents Include: The Future of Criticism, by Jonathan Culler; Generic Composition in Latin American Poetry: Nicanor Parra and Diatribe, by Geoffrey R. Barrow; Presencia del Texto Lascasiano en la obra de Garcia Marquez, by Antonio Benitez-Rojo; Colonial Historiography and the Contemporary Narrative, a Critical Dialogue; From Verga to Mascagni: The Operatic Conversion of Cavalleria Rusticana, by David C. Bradley; Evelyn Scott in Brazil, by Ashley Brown; Maintaining Cultural Traditions through Oral History: Antonine Maillet's Pelagie-la-charrette, by Thomas H. Brown.... 
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6 Gordon, Matthew J. Small-Town Values and Big-City Vowels: A Study of the Northern Cities Shift in Michigan. [Publication of the American Dialect Society, Number 84].
Published by Duke University Press for the American Dialect Society, (2001). First Edition. 
Octavo, navy blue cloth (hardcover), 229 pp. Fine (As New). From Acknowledgements: This volume reports on a sociolinguistic study of two Michigan communities. the report represents a revision of my 1997 dissertation completed at the University of Michigan. For help and inspiration of various kinds, I am indebted to the many people who were involed in my work and my studies there. My largest debt of gratitude is to the people of Paw Paw and Chelsea who graciously let me (and my tape recorder) into their homes and who shared with me much more of themselves than is captured in this report... 
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7 Gottlieb, Eugene. A Systematic Tabulation of Indo-European Animal Names with Special Reference to Their Etymology and Semasiology. New York University Dissertation. [Language Dissertations, Published by the Linguistic Society of America, Edited by George Melville Bolling, Hans Kurath, Edward Sapir, Samuel Moore. Number VIII, September 1931].
Reprinted with the permission of the original publishers. New York: Kraus Reprint Corporation, 1966. 
Octavo, paperbound (stiff blue wrappers), 48 pp. 
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8 Heisig, James W. Remembering the Kanji I: A Complete Course on How Not to Forget the Meaning and Writing of Japanese Characters.
Tokyo, Japan: Japan Publications Trading Co., Ltd., [1990]. 
Octavo, softbound, 494 pp. Fine. From Introduction: The aim of this book is to provide the student of Japanese with a simple method for correlating the writing and the meaning of Japanese characters in such a way as to make them both easy to remember. It is intended not only for the beginner, but also for the more advanced student looking for some relief to the constant frustration of forgetting how to write the kanji and some way to systematize what he or she already knows. by showing how to break down the complexities of the Japanese writing system into its basic elements and suggesting ways to reconstruct meanings from those elements, the methodoffers a new persepctive from whihc to learn the kanji...” 
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9 Jackendoff, Ray. Patterns in the Mind: Language and Human Nature.
New York: Basic Books, a Division of HarperCollinsPublishers, (1994). 
Octavo, cloth & boards (hardcover), gilt letters, ix + 246 pp. Fine (As New); in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. From dust jacket: What is it about the human mind that accounts for the fact that we can all speak and understand a language? Why can't other creatures do the same? And what does this tell us about the rest of human abilities? Recent dramatic discoveries in linguistics and psychology provide intriguing answers to these age-old mysteries. Along with the stunning advances in neuroscience and artificial intelligence, this research has breathed new life into the study of the mind. The central idea of this book is that our language ability is stored in the brain as a set of unconscious patterns, or a mental grammar. How do children learn this grammar? Ray Jackendoff demonstrates that this remarkable feat involves a rich interweaving of nature and nurture: children come to the task of learning language equipped with an innate, genetically encoded Universal Grammar that provides the building blocks for all human languages. Patterns in the Mind emphasizes the grammatical commonalities across language, both spoken and signed and discusses the implications for our understanding of language acquisition and loss. 
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10 Lane, George Sherman. [Bolling, George Melville; Editor]. Words for Clothing in the Principal Indo-European Languages. Language Dissertations Published by the Linguistic Society of America. Supplement to Language, Journal of the Linguistic Society of America. Number IX, September, 1931.
New York: Kraus Reprint Corporation, 1966. 
Octavo, paperbound (stiff, light blue wrappers), 44 pp. Near-Fine, with slight sunning to edges. 
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11 Littré, Emile. Histoire de la Langue Franćaise; Études sur les Origines, l'Etymologie, la Grammaire, les Dialectes, la Versification et les Lettres au Moyen Age. [Two volumes, complete].
Paris: Didier et Cie, 1882. Eighth edition. 
Two volumes. Quarter morocco & pebbled cloth (hardcover), lix, 436 pp + 518 pp. Very Good; perforated library stamps on title pages, endpapers are toned; otherwise, clean & tight. 
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12 Mathews, R. H. Chinese-English Dictionary. (A Chinese-English Dictionary Compiled for the China Inland Mission by R. H. Mathews, Shanghai: China Inland Mission and Presbyterian Mission Press, 1931). Revised American Edition.
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, (1972). 
Octavo, black cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, xxiv + 1226 pp. Fine (As New); in a Good+ dust jacket with light soiling and edgewear. From dust jacket: This volume meets the demand for a small dictionary which is at the same time comprehensive enough for the needs of the ordinary student. It contains 7,773 Chinese characters and 104,000 compounds taken from the classics, general literature, magazines, and newspapers. Published in 1931, it has been thoroughly revised and brought up to date in this new edition. All necessary corrections in regard to pronunciation have been made; the tones of the characters have been checked; and a large number of new terms have been added in order to facilitate the reading of contemporary periodicals and newspapers -- whether political, economic, chemical, or military. 
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13 Meiners, Gerold. Plattduutsch in sess Weken: Een Leesun Lehrbook for Anfanger un Kunnige.
Oldenburg: Isensee Verlag, [1997]]. 
Octavo, softbound, illus. covers, 100 pp. Fine (As New). Lesson plans, charts, exercises. 
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14 Pinney, Norman and Emile Arnoult. Pinney and Arnoult's French Grammar, A New Method, Combining Both the Oral and Theoretic: Particularly Calculated to Render the Speaking of French Easy to Learners of Different Ages and Capacities. With the Pronunciation of All the Words, and A Lexicon.
New York: Sheldon & Company, 1860. First Edition. 
Octavo, brown cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 520 pp + [14] pp advertisements. Good+, with light scuffing to boards, fraying to tips of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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15 Pockney, B. P. 88 Kopotknx Paccka3ob. 88 Short Russian Stories. Reader No. 1. With Notes and Vocabulary Compiled by B. P. Pockney.
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire: Collet's Ltd., (1969). 
Octavo, cloth (hardcover), 144 pp. Near-Fine, with darkened spine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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16 Rheingold, Howard. They Have a Word for It. A Lighthearted Lexicon of Untranslatable Words and Phrases.
Los Angeles: Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc., [1998]. First Editon. 
Octavo, softbound, glossy, color illus. covers, 224 pp. Fine. ‘...takes the reader to the far corners of the globe to discover words and phrases for which there are no equivalents in English. From the North Pole to New Guinea, from Easter Island to Tibet, Howard Rheingold explores more than forty familiar and obscure languages to discover genuinely useful (rather than simply odd) words that can open up new ways of understanding and experiencing life...Witty as well as wise...is gauranteed to enrich your vocabulary with words and phrases that will open your eyes, expand your mind, and lend an astonishing sophistication to your everyday speech.' 
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17 Sinor, Denis. The Nature of Possessive Suffixes in Uralic and Altaic. Reprinted from Linguistic and Literary Studies in Honor of Archibald A. Hill, ed. by M. A. Jazsyeri, et al, Vol. III (The Hague, Mouton, 1978).
Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Research Institute, Inner Asian Studies, n.d. 
Octavo, paperbound (stapled grey wrappers, illus.), pp 257-266. Near-Fine, with slight rubbing to covers. 
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18 Sinor, Denis. Urine, Star, Nail. Asian Studies Research Institute: Reprint Series No. 20. Reprinted from Journal de la Societe Finno-Ougrienne, Volume 72, 1973.
Indiana University, n.d. 
Octavo, stapled wrappers, pp. 391-397. Fine. 
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19 Steiger, Arnald. Origin and Spread of Oriental Words in European Languages.
New York: S. F. Vanni, (1963). First Edition. 
Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), 73 pp. Fine. Contents: Introduction; Islamic Cultural Expansion; The First Bridge: Iberia; The Second Bridge: Sicily; The Road of the Crusaders; The Caravan Road. 
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20 Thimm, Franz. Italian Self-Taught. A New System Founded on the Most Simple Principles for Universal Self-Tuition with Complete English Pronunciation of Every Word. Revised Edition.
Baltimore, MD: I & M Ottenheimer, Publishers, [1904]. 
Octavo, paperbound (stiff printed grey wrappers),95 pp. Near-Fine, with darkened spine, foxing (age darkening) to pages and lightly rubbed edges. 
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