Read e-book online All In a Word: 100 Delightful Excursions into the Uses and PDF

By Vivian Cook

ISBN-10: 1935554220

ISBN-13: 9781935554226

Delve into the hidden nature of phrases:
An impossible to resist mixture of details, interest, and fun

Linguist Vivian prepare dinner takes us on a super sequence of tours into the historical past and which means of phrases: How can we research phrases as a toddler? How are phrases born, and why do they die? Why perform a little by no means get spoken, and others by no means written? every one bankruptcy is charmingly illustrated—and observed through a wealthy collection of video games, lists, puzzles, and rates. From well mannered phrases to crass phrases, from p-c phrases to Shakespeare’s phrases, from meals and wine phrases to jazz and drug words—the booklet is an exhilarating exploration into the abundance and diversity of phrases.

Show description

Read or Download All In a Word: 100 Delightful Excursions into the Uses and Abuses of Words PDF

Best linguistics books

Read e-book online A Linguistic History of Italian (Longman Linguistics PDF

Submit yr word: First released in 1995 through Longman Publishing
------------------------

A Linguistic background of Italian deals a transparent and concise clarification of why sleek Italian grammar has develop into how it is. It makes a speciality of the consequences of ancient adjustments at the glossy constitution of Italian, revealing styles and constructions which aren't continually obvious to those that are just conversant in glossy Italian. even though the booklet concentrates at the inner background of the language, the emergence of Italian is taken into account opposed to the broader historical past of the historical past of the Italian dialects, and different exterior components similar to cultural and social impacts also are tested. Surveys of present study are integrated, overlaying quite a lot of phenomena lately dropped at gentle or re-evaluated.

This publication contains dialogue of a few components really ignored by way of past histories of the language, comparable to the advance of Italian outdoor Italy. specific recognition is paid to the impact of different Romance dialects, the linguistic results of Italian changing into a literary instead of a spoken language, and structural adaptations that have resulted from the purchase of the language by means of a predominantly dialect-speaking inhabitants.

Containing in actual fact offered examples, the publication is designed to be obtainable to these with out wisdom of Italian itself. it's going to hence entice scholars of basic linguistics, background linguistics, and Romance linguistics, in addition to these learning Italian. it's the purely significant 'internal' heritage of Italian at the moment on hand in English.

Download PDF by Arin Bayraktaroğlu (ed.), Maria Sifianou (ed.): Linguistic Politeness Across Boundaries: The Case of Greek

This quantity contains 14 papers investigating politeness phenomena in Greece and Turkey, the cultural cross-roads of Europe, Asia and the center East. It displays present examine and gives observations of and findings in styles of linguistic politeness in a geographical sector except the a lot studied English talking ones.

Echolalias: On the Forgetting of Language by Daniel Heller-Roazen PDF

Simply as speech may be received, so can or not it's misplaced. audio system can omit phrases, words, even whole languages they as soon as knew; over the process time peoples, too, permit move of the tongues that have been as soon as theirs, as languages disappear and provides solution to the others that keep on with them.

Additional resources for All In a Word: 100 Delightful Excursions into the Uses and Abuses of Words

Example text

I. <> ) -i. 1- I I ^ *=ncv. X Vi ^^^X. i S f^ ~7KX. ~^aAcvjc. "in^T^ ( t M M od. ooca*Aev\ "111. j/ > nT JOHN cn XIX. l ocri rtf OJL .. i . l A\J " . ca=3i ,ocn Com. C om. ^ C. f. CM M 3113 om. fl om. Com. C -iC-UJfl^ v = -cp ! } ^ . (^003 >") ciNy. CxX OD . crA^ rf<^Vi~D\ A^A . en ,cn -** . kra-. OD ^ >A\ : CO , on . l : craA -^T O Ephrami v ^ ^^ -O; I O \ \ \QS. 1 v <^ \ o cnA PC \_ \_ \ir-c . OVID i ovoo . >co envoi (J.

I . en . CUO^X-fV rd o i=3 1 Av^lxaA en . l . _JLrc_3 u\^ . -~f\ \. i ** A J S o o en ooen rdA rC 3 M. ( - ( : t. M I(j6 a Ai^_p^<^i a oin. M oin. l rdsal^ra OOen rdA ^airroA vYxx^acvz. Tiirc r<l\ ( t^i"vS-)^^ CM om. 1 om. ^^ M ( ( ^ . l. CM j j 7 a -03 phl1 3 , - ,, 1! V^>HC . 1 o en "c Oco\*i en ff\ ^ a> V. ^^ rr^ j>-aCVl. *o ^ cn\ ne . en m_V_ y r^o en en cKsiAjL. Jrc l ^las. Tii^. v^ icncu <T3 \I . T^3 rC* en _ ^r] 13. ^3. iiiifc. r<Lrc OcnA ^3 CD cvicn , CVxA ^ OCn A nC r^*rC r^O CD ^V* >A r^-AXTJ CVT.

003 >") ciNy. CxX OD . crA^ rf<^Vi~D\ A^A . en ,cn -** . kra-. OD ^ >A\ : CO , on . l : craA -^T O Ephrami v ^ ^^ -O; I O \ \ \QS. 1 v <^ \ o cnA PC \_ \_ \ir-c . OVID i ovoo . >co envoi (J. r I. en M ( 3 1 . r<ln M ^o L M > M 1 ^ ( M. I, . ^ ( t. A H>M> oin. 003 M OOO3 I M (. on;, ( din . I". } I C V JOHN euro rc oon ^flA l >en XVIII. 31 XIX 2 - r<A r<Ao . TC\ . T a en . icn k . i" . * > 11.

Download PDF sample

All In a Word: 100 Delightful Excursions into the Uses and Abuses of Words by Vivian Cook


by James
4.5

Rated 4.04 of 5 – based on 47 votes