Best Sellers: Language, May 24, 2012

August 2011 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

1) Duels and Duets: Why Men and Women Talk So Differently
Locke, John L.
Cambridge University Press
2011. ISBN 9780521887137. $28

2) The Language Wars: A History of Proper English
Hitchings, Henry
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2011. ISBN 9780374183295. $28

3) Is That a Fish in Your Ear? Translation and the Meaning of Everything
Bellos, David
Faber & Faber
2011. ISBN 9780865478572. $27

4) The Secret Life of Pronouns: What Our Words Say About Us
Pennebaker, James W.
2011. ISBN 9781608194803. $28

5) New Narratives: Stories and Storytelling in the Digital Age
Page, Ruth
University of Nebraska Press
2011. ISBN 9780803217867. $40

6) Speaking American: A History of English in the United States
Bailey, Richard W.
Oxford University Press
2012. ISBN 9780195179347. $27.95

7) Overtested: How High-Stakes Accountability Fails English Language Learners
Pandya, Jessica Zacher
Teachers College Press
2011. ISBN 9780807752487. $62

8) Digital Discourse: Language in the New Media
Thurlow, Crispin
Oxford University Press
2011. ISBN 9780199795437. $99

9) Babel No More: The Search for the World’s Most Extraordinary Language Learners
Erard, Michael
Free Press: Simon & Schuster
2012. ISBN 9781451628258. $25.99

10) Rhetorical Style: The Uses of Language in Persuasion
Fahnestock, Jeanne
Oxford University Press
2011. ISBN 9780199764129. $99

11) Affective Narratology: The Emotional Structure of Stories
Hogan, Patrick Colm
University of Nebraska Press
2011. ISBN 9780803230026. $60

12) Communication Ethics and Crisis: Negotiating Differences in Public and Private Spheres
Groom, S. Alyssa
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
2012. ISBN 9781611474497. $60

13) Conversational Rhetoric: The Rise and Fall of a Women’s Tradition, 1600‚ 1900
Donawerth, Jane
Southern Illinois University Press
2012. ISBN 9780809330270. $60

14) Language, Gender and Feminism: Theory, Methodology and Practice
Mills, Sara
2011. ISBN 9780415485951. $136

15) Interests and Opportunities: Race, Racism, and University Writing Instruction in the Post-Civil Rights Era
Lamos, Steve
University of Pittsburgh Press
2011. ISBN 9780822961734. $24.95

16) Ethnographic Contributions to the Study of Endangered Languages
Granadillo, Tania
University of Arizona Press
2011. ISBN 9780816526994. $55

17) Applied Conversation Analysis: Intervention and Change in Institutional Talk
Antaki, Charles
Palgrave Macmillan
2011. ISBN 9780230229952. $95

18) Embodied Interaction: Language and Body in the Material World
Streeck, Jürgen
Cambridge University Press
2011. ISBN 9780521895637. $99

19) Arabic, Self and Identity: A Study in Conflict and Displacement
Suleiman, Yasir
Oxford University Press
2011. ISBN 9780199747016. $99

20) The Cambridge Guide to Pedagogy and Practice in Second Language Teaching
Burns, Anne
Cambridge University Press
2012. ISBN 9781107015869. $103

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