The Story of EnglishThe Story of English
by Robert McCrum, Robert Macneil, William Cran
Now revised, The Story of English is the first book to tell the whole story of the English language. Originally paired with a major PBS miniseries, this book presents a stimulating and comprehensive record of spoken and written English—from its Anglo-Saxon origins some two thousand years ago to the present day, when English is the dominant langua ...
Number of pages: 468 | Publication Date: 2002-12-31 | ISBN-13: 9780142002315

WordstruckWordstruck
Robert MacNeil
A Nova Scotia boyhood is recaptured through remembrances of early encounters with the written word and love of the language and the quiet but unforgettable special moments of youth ...
Number of pages: 230 | Publication Date: 1989-03-30 | ISBN-13: 9780670818716

Burden of DesireBurden of Desire
Robert Macneil
Set against a vived backdrop of a world at war, Burden of Desire opens with a cataclysmic explosions that provides the novel's extraordinary central metaphor. The blast and its aftermath, which devastates Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1917, rocks the lives of the three major characters, and ensures that the world as they know it will never be the same a ...
Number of pages: 466 | Publication Date: 1992-02-11 | ISBN-13: 9780385420198

Iona PortalIona Portal
Robert David MacNeil
The ancient battle between good and evil is nearing its end. Evil is winning. Since ancient times, our planet has been visited by super-intelligent aliens who shift between parallel worlds as easily as we move from sunlight to shadow. Described in our myths as angels, gods, and demons, these trans-dimensional beings often walk among us unnoticed, b ...
Number of pages: 296 | Publication Date: 2011-12-04 | ISBN-13: 9781467992541

Iona StrongholdIona Stronghold
Robert David MacNeil
THE SYNAXIS IS BACK! The long awaited sequel to Robert David MacNeil’s Sci-Fi thriller, IONA PORTAL, is finally here! Two years have passed since the opening of the Iona portal. A battle continues to rage between two alien races: the warlike Archons from the parallel dimension of Hades, and the benevolent Irin, from the realm of Basilea. The Arch ...
Number of pages: 324 | Publication Date: 2015-10-30 | ISBN-13: 9781518805431

Iona RisingIona Rising
Robert David MacNeil
THE SYNAXIS IS BACK! The ancient battle between good and evil has reached its climax. Planet Earth is about to be destroyed. To save their world, the synaxis members must travel to a realm beyond their imagining, penetrate into the depths of the earth, and rebuild the ancient structure at Stonehenge. It’s the greatest challenge they’ve yet face ...
Number of pages: 298 | Publication Date: 2017-02-15 | ISBN-13: 9781543091632

Do You Speak American? PaDo You Speak American? Pa
Robert MacNeil
Is the growing influence of Spanish threatening to displace English in the United States? Are America's grammatical standards in serious decline? Has the media saturation of our culture homogenized our speech? These and other questions catapulted Robert MacNeil and William Cran, coauthors of the language classic The Story of English, on a journey t ...
Number of pages: 228 | Publication Date: 2005-11-14 | ISBN-13: 9780156032889

Language in Thought and ActionLanguage in Thought and Action
by S.I. Hayakawa, Alan R. Hayakawa
In an era when communication has become increasingly diverse and complex, this classic work on semantics—now fully revised and updated—distills the relationship between language and those who use it. Renowned professor and former U.S. Senator S. I. Hayakawa discusses the role of language in human life, the many functions of languag ...
Number of pages: 196 | Publication Date: 1991-01-01 | ISBN-13: 9780156482400

Language in Thought and ActionLanguage in Thought and Action
by S.I. Hayakawa, Alan R. Hayakawa
A revised, updated edition of S. I. Hayakawa’s classic work on semantics. He discusses the role of language, its many functions, and how language shapes our thinking. Introduction by Robert MacNeil; Index. ...
Number of pages: 196 | Publication Date: 1991-01-01 | ISBN-13: 0884489680140

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