All in A Word

All in A Word

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Delve into the hidden nature of words:
An irresistible mix of information, curiosity, and fun

Linguist Vivian Cook takes us on a brilliant series of excursions into the history and meaning of words: How do we learn words as a child? How are words born, and why do they die? Why do some never get spoken, and others never written? Each chapter is charmingly illustrated--and accompanied by a rich assortment of games, lists, puzzles, and quotes. From polite words to crass words, from p-c words to Shakespeare's words, from food and wine words to jazz and drug words--the book is an exciting exploration into the abundance and variety of words.
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Melville House Publising, 2010
ISBN: 9781935554226
1935554220
Characteristics: 305 p. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: It's all in a word

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ilikeitrainy
Aug 21, 2012

Not all of this applied to "American" English. That made it interesting and, at times, frustrating. Was fin and entertaining either way.

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