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O Brave New Words

O Brave New Words Author Charles L. Cutler
ISBN-10 0806132469
Release 2000-02-01
Pages 304
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Native American loanwords are a crucial, though little acknowledged, part of the English language. This book shows how the more than one-thousand current loanwords were adopted and demonstrates how the changing relationships between Indians and European settlers can be traced in the rate of loanword borrowing and the kinds of words adopted. Appalachian: from the Appalachian Mountains in the eastern United States, from the Muskogean name of the Apalachee tribe of Florida Moose: Eastern Abenaki mos; Papoose: Narragansett papoos, child; Squash: Narragansett askutasquash; Texas: from a Caddo word, meaning "friends" or "allies."

Brave New Words

Brave New Words Author Kerry Maxwell
ISBN-10 1447262700
Release 2014-01-16
Pages 240
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This quirky, small-format gift book provides an introduction to more than 200 of the latest additions to the ever-expanding English lexicon. Featuring one word per page together with a brief explanation and an example of usage, listings include such gems as 'denture venturer' (the older adventure traveller), 'textual harassment' (persistently insulting someone by text message) and 'blamestorming' (using a meeting to discuss who is responsible when something has gone wrong). This simple concept book provides both a fun gift and an interesting talking point sure to please word enthusiasts everywhere.

Brave New Words

Brave New Words Author Jeff Prucher
ISBN-10 9780195305678
Release 2007-03-21
Pages 342
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The shared language of science fiction is covered in this historical dictionary that shows how science-fiction words and their associated concepts have developed over time and includes more than three thousand terms and an analysis of the influence of science fiction on the English language.

Brave New Words

Brave New Words Author Jeff Prucher
ISBN-10 9780199885527
Release 2007-05-07
Pages 384
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Winner of a 2008 Hugo Award, this new paperback takes readers on spectacular tour of the language created by science fiction. From "Stargate" to "Force Field," this dictionary opens a fascinating window into an entire genre, through the words invented by science fiction's most talented writers, critics, and fans. Each entry includes numerous citations of the word's usage, from the earliest known appearance forward. Drawn not only from science fiction novels and stories, citations also come from fanzines, screenplays, comics, songs, and the Internet.

Brave New Words

Brave New Words Author Elizabeth Ammons
ISBN-10 9781587299223
Release 2010-06-01
Pages 214
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The activist tradition in American literature has long testified to the power of words to change people and the power of people to change the world, yet in recent years many professional humanists have chosen to distract themselves with a postmodern fundamentalism of indeterminacy and instability rather than engage with social and political issues. Throughout her bold and provocative call to action, Elizabeth Ammons argues that the responsibility now facing humanists is urgent: inside and outside academic settings, they need to revive the liberal arts as a progressive cultural force that offers workable ideas and inspiration in the real-world struggle to achieve social and environmental justice. Brave New Words challenges present and future literary scholars and teachers to look beyond mere literary critique toward the concrete issue of social change and how to achieve it. Calling for a profound realignment of thought and spirit in the service of positive social change, Ammons argues for the continued importance of multiculturalism in the twenty-first century despite attacks on the concept from both right and left. Concentrating on activist U.S. writers—from ecocritics to feminists to those dedicated to exposing race and class biases, from Jim Wallis and Cornel West to Winona LaDuke and Paula Moya and many others—she calls for all humanists to link their work to the progressive literature of the last half century, to insist on activism in the service of positive change as part of their mission, and to teach the power of hope and action to their students. As Ammons clearly demonstrates, much of American literature was written to expose injustice and motivate readers to work for social transformation. She challenges today’s academic humanists to address the issues of hope and purpose by creating a practical activist pedagogy that gives students the knowledge to connect their theoretical learning to the outside world. By relying on the transformative power of literature and replacing nihilism and powerlessness with conviction and faith, the liberal arts can offer practical, useful inspiration to everyone seeking to create a better world.

Brave New Words

Brave New Words Author Jo Glanville
ISBN-10 9781446241493
Release 2010-03-25
Pages 192
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Winner 2008 Amnesty International Consumer Magazine of the Year About This Issue The internet has not only been a revolution for free speech - it's reinvented censorship. Cyber utopia has brought with it new forms of control - and it's not just authoritarian regimes that are limiting access to what we read and watch. Democracies are also curbing our right to information, whether in the name of child protection or copyright. Index on Censorship takes a close look at the new rules of the game, with contributions from bloggers, activists, journalists and experts around the world. About Index on Censorship From 2010 SAGE is proud to be the publisher of Index on Censorship, the award-winning magazine devoted to protecting and promoting free expression. International in outlook, outspoken in comment, Index reports on free expression violations around the world, publishes banned writing and shines a light on vital free expression issues through original, accessible and intelligent commentary and analysis, publishing some of the world's finest writers. Published four times a year (March, June, September, December), Index is available via annual subscription or to purchase on an issue-by-issue basis. Forthcoming 2010 issues: Free Speech and Music; Radio and the Promotion of Free Expression For subscription options click here the place to turn for free up-to-the-minute free expression news and comment

Brave New Word

Brave New Word Author Ramy Tadros
ISBN-10 9780994568502
Release 2016-04-10
Pages 80
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A practical guide for all writers great and small, wishing to enrich their rhetorical and oratorical talents. Civilization is today witnessing the age of all things rhetorical – of ostentatious style triumphing over lackluster substance and tedious truth. To survive in this peacock-eat-peacock world, authors and orators must grasp and master the ancient secret of stylistic success, tapping into the same power source that continues to energize the expressions of Julius Caesar, Abraham Lincoln, or even Jedi Master Yoda. This is the timeless force of rhetorical devices, or figures of speech. In this fun guide, packed with hundreds of helpful illustrations, writing teacher Ramy Tadros shows you how to embrace the most popular rhetorical devices, giving you the tools to turn forgettable phrases into celebrated sentences.


Addictionary Author Jim Banister
ISBN-10 0810972697
Release 2008-10-01
Pages 160
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We all invent words and coin phrases; it’s how language evolves. Taken from the popular website by the same name, Addictionary: Brave New Words collects the best of these neologisms into this handy volume, organized into categories (including technology, politics, dating, sports, religion, and medicine) and cleverly illustrated throughout. Everyone knows a “dumpegator,” a person who delegates huge tasks ten minutes before they are due; many have encountered people who suffer from “algoreaphobia,” an irrational fear of the former presidential candidate. A select few have reached “beervana,” the blissful state of oblivion brought on through copious consumption of malted hops; while others might be unrealistically proportioned, or “dolluptuous.” A great gift for any wordsmith, Addictionary is on the cutting edge of the English language, staking claims on new linguistic territory with an arch blend of the sharply intellectual and the sublimely silly.

Brave New Words

Brave New Words Author Edward H. Friedman
ISBN-10 1889431133
Release 1996-01-01
Pages 279
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Brave New Words has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Brave New Words also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Brave New Words book for free.

500 Years of New Words

500 Years of New Words Author Bill Sherk
ISBN-10 1550025252
Release 2004
Pages 312
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If you ever use words and find yourself wondering where they came from, who wrote them first, and why they became necessary, then you will savour 500 Years of New Words, a new volume that takes you on an exciting journey through the English language from the days before Shakespeare to the first decade of the twenty-first century. The entries are arranged not alphabetically but in chronological order based on the earliest known year that each word was printed or written down.

Brave New Words

Brave New Words Author Biancamaria Bosco Tedeschini Lalli
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105028644487
Release 1999
Pages 269
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Brave New Words has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Brave New Words also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Brave New Words book for free.

Brave New Voices

Brave New Voices Author Jen Weiss
ISBN-10 0867095083
Release 2001
Pages 120
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Utilizing student examples from their spoken word poetry workshops, Weiss and Herndon present their methods and outline a practical five-week course that fosters poetic awareness.

Hold Back the Stars

Hold Back the Stars Author Katie Khan
ISBN-10 9781501142956
Release 2017-05-23
Pages 320
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Booklist raves, “Taking ‘star-crossed’ to a new level...[and] cinematically styled...Hold Back the Stars is a tale of first love that will appeal to fans of David Nicholls’s One Day and of Jojo Moyes’s romances.” Love is more powerful than gravity. “We’re going to be fine.” He looks around, but there’s nothing out here: nothing but the bottomless black universe on their left, the Earth suspended in glorious Technicolor to their right. Trapped in the vast void of space, Carys and Max have only ninety minutes of oxygen left to live. None of this was supposed to happen. After a freak accident, Carys and Max are left adrift in space with nothing to hold onto but each other. As they fall, they can’t help but look back at the world they left behind: a world whose rules they couldn’t submit to, a place where they never really belonged; a home they’re determined to get back to because they’ve come too far to lose each other now. While their air ticks dangerously low, one is offered the chance of salvation—but who will take it?

A Key Into the Language of America

A Key Into the Language of America Author Roger Williams
ISBN-10 9781557094643
Release 1997
Pages 205
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A discourse on the languages of Native Americans encountered by the early settlers. This early linguistic treatise gives rare insight into the early contact between Europeans and Native Americans.

Brave New World

Brave New World Author Aldous Huxley
ISBN-10 0795311257
Release 2010-07-01
Pages 288
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Huxley's bleak future prophesized in Brave New World was a capitalist civilization which had been reconstituted through scientific and psychological engineering, a world in which people are genetically designed to be passive and useful to the ruling class. Satirical and disturbing, Brave New World is set some 600 years ahead, in "this year of stability, A.F. 632"--the A.F. standing for After Ford, meaning the godlike Henry Ford. "Community, Identity, Stability," is the motto. Reproduction is controlled through genetic engineering, and people are bred into a rigid class system. As they mature, they are conditioned to be happy with the roles that society has created for them. The rest of their lives are devoted to the pursuit of pleasure through sex, recreational sports, the getting and having of material possessions, and taking a drug called Soma. Concepts such as family, freedom, love, and culture are considered grotesque. Against this backdrop, a young man known as John the Savage is brought to London from the remote desert of New Mexico. What he sees in the new civilization a "brave new world" (quoting Shakespeare's The Tempest). However, ultimately, John challenges the basic premise of this society in an act that threatens and fascinates its citizens. Huxley uses his entire prowess to throw the idea of utopia into reverse, presenting us what is known as the "dystopian" novel. When Brave New World was written (1931), neither Hitler nor Stalin had risen to power. Huxley saw the enduring threat to society from the dark side of scientific and social progress, and mankind's increasing appetite for simple amusement. Brave New World is a work that indicts the idea of progress for progress sake and is backed up with force and reason.

Reading as Collective Action

Reading as Collective Action Author Nicholas Hengen Fox
ISBN-10 9781609385255
Release 2017-10
Pages 168
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Reading as Collective Action examines literature's power to reshape our world in very public and very active ways. Whether through readers publicly posting poems of Shakespeare and Amiri Baraka to criticize the Bush administration, forming a community reading program using Grapes of Wrath to organize support during the recent Great Recession, or taking to public transit to talk with strangers about working-class literature, this book challenges dominant academic modes of reading. For adherents of the "civic turn," it suggests how we can create more politically effective forms of service learning and community engagement grounded in commitment to tactical, grassroots actions. -- from back cover.

Brave New Girl

Brave New Girl Author Louisa Luna
ISBN-10 0743421442
Release 2001-04-06
Pages 208
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A fourteen-year-old trying to find her way in the world, Doreen is as much an outcast at school as she is at home. Marginalized by her peers, misunderstood by her parents, and mourning the loss of her older brother who disappeared when she was just a child, Doreen finds solace in her fierce love of music and in her best friend, Ted. But when her older sister begins dating a bewildering twenty-one-year-old named Matthew, Doreen must confront feelings she never knew she possessed. Forced into adulthood kicking and screaming (not to mention swearing), Doreen ultimately impels her troubled family to forge a new understanding of the world -- and, maybe more surprisingly, of one another. High school is bad enough; it's worse when you have only one friend in the world and a family that just doesn't get it. This breathless coming-of-age novel explores the alienation of adolescence and introduces a bold and shimmering new voice in fiction.