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Language Arts, May 2014 | Best Sellers

August 2013 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

  1. Latin: Story of a World Language
    Leonhardt, Jürgen
    Belknap: Harvard University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780674058071. $29.95
  2. What Is English? And Why Should We Care?
    Machan, Tim William
    Oxford University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780199601257. $35
  3. Shady Characters: The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols, and Other Typographical Marks
    Houston, Keith
    W.W. Norton
    2013. ISBN 9780393064421. $25.95
  4. The Bilingual Brain
    Hernandez, Arturo E.
    Oxford University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780199828111. $55
  5. The Language of Life and Death: The Transformation of Experience in Oral Narrative
    Labov, William
    Cambridge University Press
    2013. ISBN 9781107033344. $85
  6. Storytelling and the Sciences of Mind
    Herman, David
    MIT Press
    2013. ISBN 9780262019187. $45
  7. Communicating Beyond Language: Everyday Encounters with Diversity
    Rymes, Betsy
    2014. ISBN 9780415503389. $135
  8. More Than Nature Needs: Language, Mind, and Evolution
    Bickerton, Derek
    Harvard University Press
    2014. ISBN 9780674724907. $35
  9. From the Tree to the Labyrinth: Historical Studies on the Sign and Interpretation
    Eco, Umberto
    Harvard University Press
    2014. ISBN 9780674049185. $39.95
  10. A Social History of Hebrew: Its Origins Through the Rabbinic Period
    Schniedewind, William M.
    Yale University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780300176681. $35
  11. A Political History of Spanish: The Making of a Language
    Del Valle, José
    Cambridge University Press
    2013. ISBN 9781107005730. $120
  12. Language & Human Understanding: The Roots of Creativity in Speech and Thought
    Braine, David
    Catholic University of America Press
    2014. ISBN 9780813221748. $59.95
  13. Relationship Thinking: Agency, Enchrony, and Human Sociality
    Enfield, N.J.
    Oxford University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780199338733. $74
  14. Imprisoned in English: The Hazards of English as a Default Language
    Wierzbicka, Anna
    Oxford University Press
    2014. ISBN 9780199321490. $99
  15. Cultivating Ecologies for Digital Media Work: The Case of English Studies
    Braun, Catherine C.
    Southern Illinois University Press
    2014. ISBN 9780809332960. $40
  16. Keeping Languages Alive: Documentation, Pedagogy and Revitalization
    Jones, Mari C.
    Cambridge University Press
    2013. ISBN 9781107029064. $95
  17. The Visual Language of Comics: Introduction to the Structure and Cognition of Sequential Images
    Cohn, Neil
    2013. ISBN 9781441170545. $140
  18. Arabic in the Fray: Language Ideology and Cultural Politics
    Suleiman, Yasir
    Edinburgh University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780748637409. $120
  19. Research Methods in Language Variation and Change
    Krug, Manfred
    Cambridge University Press
    2013. ISBN 9781107004900. $110
  20. Trading Tongues: Merchants, Multilingualism, and Medieval Literature
    Hsy, Jonathan
    Ohio State University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780814212295. $59.95