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by Grenville Kleiser
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A Practical Handbook of Pertinent Expressions, Striking Similes, Literary, Commercial, Conversational, and Oratorical Terms, for the Embellishment of Speech and Literature, and The Improvement of the Vocabulary of Those Persons Who Read, Write, and Speak English.

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by William Leben
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William Leben states that English has the largest vocabulary in the world, it's structurally able to borrow words from other languages, and it is most widely spoken around the world as a first and second language.

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by James Champlin Fernald
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English Synonyms and Antonyms is basically a vocabulary builder that students might use as they prepare for entrance or exit exams. Each entry gives a list of synonyms, followed by a paragraph that briefly explains or exemplifies the subtle distinctions between the listed words.

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by Theresa McGarry
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Study of practical aspects of English syntax, semantics, and usage. Emphasis on the teaching of grammar and usage for those seeking teacher certification.

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by Michael Drout
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In this lecture Professor Michael Drout focuses on language as a whole and how it develops and is learned. He points out the amazing ability that children have for speaking and comprehending a language...

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by Richard Soule
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A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous or Parallel Expressions, Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology is a project for new LibriVox members to practice recording and using their recording setup.

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by Anonymous
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A collection of unintentionally humorous uses of the English language.

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by Ambrose Bierce
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Witty, opinionated alphabetical examples of what Bierce considered poor (American) English and advice on alternatives entertaining, thought-provoking, occasionally outdated but so interesting to see how style and taste have changed. Summary by Philippa

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by Samuel Johnson
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The published dictionary was a huge book: with pages nearly 1 feet tall and 20 inches wide, it contained 42,773 words; it also sold for the huge price of 4/10s.

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by Kathryn Bartholomew
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Develops conceptual tools for understanding the nature and the processes of language: phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics. Personal and professional attitudes toward the world of language are reexamined

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