Best Sellers: Language, October 17, 2013

January 2013 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

  1. Masters of the Word: How Media Shaped History from the Alphabet to the Internet
    Bernstein, William J.
    2013. ISBN 9780802121387. $27.50
  2. Words of the World: A Global History of the Oxford English Dictionary
    Ogilvie, Sarah
    Cambridge University Press
    2013. ISBN 9781107021839. $85
  3. Roots of English: Exploring the History of Dialects
    Tagliamonte, Sali A.
    Cambridge University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780521863216. $99
  4. A History of Psycholinguistics: The Pre-Chomskyan Era
    Levelt, Willem J.M.
    Oxford University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780199653669. $115
  5. Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing
    Mohr, Melissa
    Oxford University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780199742677. $24.95
  6. Lacan in Public: Psychoanalysis and the Science of Rhetoric
    Lundberg, Christian
    University of Alabama Press
    2012. ISBN 9780817317782. $44.95
  7. Spell It Out: The Curious, Enthralling, and Extraordinary Story of English Spelling
    Crystal, David
    St. Martin’s Press
    2012. ISBN 9781250003478. $22.99
  8. The Story of Spanish
    Nadeau, Jean-Benoit
    St. Martin’s Press
    2013. ISBN 9780312656027. $27.99
  9. Multimodal Literacies and Emerging Genres
    Bowen, Tracey
    University of Pittsburgh Press
    2013. ISBN 9780822962168. $25.95
  10. Does Spelling Matter?
    Horobin, Simon
    Oxford University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780199665280. $35
  11. The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest To Crack an Ancient Code
    Fox, Margalit
    Ecco: HarperCollins
    2013. ISBN 9780062228833. $27.99
  12. The Cambridge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition
    Herschensohn, Julia
    Cambridge University Press
    2013. ISBN 9781107007710. $150
  13. Memory, Language, and Bilingualism: Theoretical and Applied Approaches
    Altarriba, Jeanette
    Cambridge University Press
    2013. ISBN 9781107008908. $99
  14. Translingual Practice: Global Englishes and Cosmopolitan Relations
    Canagarajah, Suresh
    2013. ISBN 9780415683982. $135
  15. Language Online: Investigating Digital Texts and Practices
    Barton, David
    2013. ISBN 9780415524940. $145
  16. The Oxford History of English
    Mugglestone, Lynda
    Oxford University Press
    2012. ISBN 9780199660162. $27.95
  17. Semantics for Latin: An Introduction
    Devine, A.M.
    Oxford University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780199969524. $85
  18. Narrative Discourse: Authors and Narrators in Literature, Film, and Art
    Hogan, Patrick Colm
    Ohio State University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780814212097. $79.95
  19. The Oxford Handbook of Sociolinguistics
    Bayley, Robert
    Oxford University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780199744084. $150
  20. PowerPoint, Communication, and the Knowledge Society
    Knoblauch, Hubert
    Cambridge University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780521197328. $95
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Bette-Lee Fox ( is Managing Editor, Library Journal.

Now in her 46th year with Library Journal, Bette-Lee also edits LJ's Video Reviews column, six times a year Romance column, and e-original Romance reviews, which post weekly as LJ Xpress Reviews. She received the Romance Writers of America (RWA) Vivian Stephens Industry Award in 2013 for having "contributed to the genre or to RWA in a significant and/or continuing manner"