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Gift of the Gob Morsels of English Language History

Gift of the Gob  Morsels of English Language History Author Kate Burridge
ISBN-10 9780730445937
Release 2011-01-25
Pages 320
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A book about the quirks of the English language from an Australian point of view, from popular author and ABC TV and Radio regular Kate Burridge. Morsels of English Language History . Why can we fall in love but not in hate? . What do codswallop and poppycock share? . Why not one house and two hice? . How come we scream blue murder, sing the blues and turn the air blue? In GIFt OF tHE GOB Professor of Linguistics Kate Burridge explores our language and the everlasting tug-of-love that exists between 'proper' English and its wayward relation slang. She investigates the place where all that is 'wrong', 'bad' or 'sloppy' slips into everyday use, before becoming 'proper' in its turn! Join Kate on a fascinating journey through English language history, as she untangles words and their meanings, and unearths the centuries of spectacular changes that have transformed the very core of our language. Based on segments from ABC Local Radio and ABC tV's CAN WE HELP? this book has been inspired by the linguistic shenanigans of the general public. these mouth-filling morsels of English language history demonstrate the poetic ingenuity of common language, and celebrate its remarkable inventiveness.



Introducing English Grammar

Introducing English Grammar Author Kersti Borjars
ISBN-10 9781134671519
Release 2013-01-11
Pages 328
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Answering key questions such as 'Why study grammar?' and 'What is standard English?', Introducing English Grammar guides readers through the practical analysis of the syntax of English sentences. With all special terms carefully explained as they are introduced, the book is written for readers with no previous experience of grammatical analysis. It is ideal for all those beginning their study of linguistics, English language or speech pathology, as well as students with primarily literary interests who need to cover the basics of linguistic analysis. The approach taken is in line with current research in grammar, a particular advantage for students who may go on to study syntax in more depth. All the examples and exercises use real language taken from newspaper articles, non-standard dialects and include excerpts from studies of patients with language difficulties. Students are encouraged to think about the terminology as a tool kit for studying language and to test what can and cannot be described using these tools. This new edition has been fully revised in line with recent research. There is a new chapter on World English, a new glossary and a free website with extensive further reading and answers to the exercises.



The Oxford Handbook of the History of Linguistics

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Linguistics Author Keith Allan
ISBN-10 9780199585847
Release 2013-03-28
Pages 924
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Leading scholars examine the history of linguistics from ancient origins to the present. They consider every aspect of the field from language origins to neurolinguistics, explore the linguistic traditions in different parts of the world, examine how work in linguistics has influenced other fields, and look at how it has been practically applied



The English Language and Linguistics Companion

The English Language and Linguistics Companion Author Geoffrey Finch
ISBN-10 1403989710
Release 2010-05-15
Pages 368
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Interested in discovering how language works? Daunted by the prospect of studying linguistics at university? The English Language and Linguistics Companion is a tool-kit for the novice linguist. Integrating study skills with substantive coverage, it offers an innovative approach to the study of English language and linguistics, helping students see how their chosen discipline ‘fits together’. A one-stop resource, this practical and highly accessible guide: · Provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary approaches to the study of language and outlines the contribution of significant scholars to the development of the field · Introduces the core topics and concepts of linguistics and the study of language including: the study of the sounds used in human languages, the analysis of the structure of words, phrases, sentences, and longer texts, and the exploration of the ways in which meaning is expressed in language · Summarizes key issues in applied linguistics, including work in the areas of first and second language acquisition and forensic linguistics · Defines and illustrates the key terms and concepts in the discipline of linguistics · Offers practical advice on the skills required when studying linguistics and suggests a range of possible career pathways · Illustrates approaches to linguistic research and recommends resources for linguistic inquiry and the study of language Packed full of information and guidance, this is an essential resource for prospective linguistics students and anyone with an interest in the study of language.



Fucking Apostrophes

Fucking Apostrophes Author Simon Griffin
ISBN-10 9781785781421
Release 2016-11-03
Pages 96
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‘At last, a book that tells you exactly where to stick your apostrophe ... funny and useful, the perfect stocking filler.’ David Marsh, Guardian Apostrophes are a pain. The rules about how to use them are complicated, and have evolved haphazardly. Originally written as advice by a copywriter for designers – wont to insert and remove apostrophes at will, for visual effect – this is a light-hearted pocket-sized guide to getting the things right. Simon Griffin lets off steam so that we don’t have to, showing precisely why ‘Rhianna and Jennifer’s photos were all over the internet’ is quite different to ‘Rhianna’s and Jennifer’s photos’ or what words apostrophes are replacing in sentences such as ‘He’d like you to buy him some cocaine’, or ‘They’ve got it all on camera.’ Elegantly produced, this is the perfect gift for any pedant, as well as an indispensable guide in all our moments of grammar-related frustration. *MAY BE SUPPLIED WITH EITHER A GREEN OR BLUE COVER*



Wrestling with Words and Meanings

Wrestling with Words and Meanings Author Kate Burridge
ISBN-10 1922235318
Release 2014
Pages 448
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Wrestling with Words and Meanings honors the life and career of Professor Keith Allan, commemorating at the same time the occasion of his 70th birthday. The book brings together top-level researchers in linguistics - colleagues, collaborators, and former students - who have all been inspired by Allan's work in some way. These appropriately eclectic contributions are organized into the three main themes that run through Allan's multifaceted and multifarious research: word meaning, pragmatics and discourse, and semantic theory and philosophy of language. The festschrift offers glimpses into corpus linguistics, cognitive linguistics, and cultural linguistics, as well as the more traditional descriptive, diachronic, and typological perspectives. It is an outstanding collection in honor of an outstanding researcher. (Series: Linguistics) [Subject: Linguistics, Language]



Mother Tongue

Mother Tongue Author Bill Bryson
ISBN-10 0141040084
Release 2009
Pages 269
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The author of the acclaimed The Lost Continent now steers us through the quirks and byways of the English language. We learn why island, freight, and colonel are spelled in such unphonetic ways, why four has a u in it but forty doesn't, plus bizarre and enlightening facts about some of the patriarchs of this peculiar language.



Holy Bones Holy Dust

Holy Bones  Holy Dust Author Charles Freeman
ISBN-10 9780300166590
Release 2011-05-24
Pages 306
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Holy Bones Holy Dust has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Holy Bones Holy Dust also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Holy Bones Holy Dust book for free.



A Dictionary of the English and German Languages with a Synopsis of English Words Differently Pronounced by Different Ortho pists

A Dictionary of the English and German Languages  with a Synopsis of English Words Differently Pronounced by Different Ortho  pists Author Christoph Friedrich Grieb
ISBN-10 IOWA:31858000070940
Release 1857
Pages
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A Dictionary of the English and German Languages with a Synopsis of English Words Differently Pronounced by Different Ortho pists has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Dictionary of the English and German Languages with a Synopsis of English Words Differently Pronounced by Different Ortho pists also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Dictionary of the English and German Languages with a Synopsis of English Words Differently Pronounced by Different Ortho pists book for free.



Brooklyn By Name

Brooklyn By Name Author Leonard Benardo
ISBN-10 9780814791493
Release 2006-07-01
Pages 209
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Visit the blog for the book at www.brooklynbyname.com From Bedford-Stuyvesant to Williamsburg, Brooklyn's historic names are emblems of American culture and history. Uncovering the remarkable stories behind the landmarks, Brooklyn By Name takes readers on a stroll through the streets and places of this thriving metropolis to reveal the borough’s textured past. Listing more than 500 of Brooklyn’s most prominent place names, organized alphabetically by region, and richly illustrated with photographs and current maps the book captures the diverse threads of American history. We learn about the Canarsie Indians, the region's first settlers, whose language survives in daily traffic reports about the Gowanus Expressway. The arrival of the Dutch West India Company in 1620 brought the first wave of European names, from Boswijck (“town in the woods,” later Bushwick) to Bedford-Stuyvesant, after the controversial administrator of the Dutch colony, to numerous places named after prominent Dutch families like the Bergens. The English takeover of the area in 1664 led to the Anglicization of Dutch names, (vlackebos, meaning “wooded plain,” became Flatbush) and the introduction of distinctively English names (Kensington, Brighton Beach). A century later the American Revolution swept away most Tory monikers, replacing them with signers of the Declaration of Independence and international figures who supported the revolution such as Lafayette (France), De Kalb (Germany), and Kosciuszko (Poland). We learn too of the dark corners of Brooklyn“s past, encountering over 70 streets named for prominent slaveholders like Lefferts and Lott but none for its most famous abolitionist, Walt Whitman. From the earliest settlements to recent commemorations such as Malcolm X Boulevard, Brooklyn By Name tells the tales of the poets, philosophers, baseball heroes, diplomats, warriors, and saints who have left their imprint on this polyethnic borough that was once almost disastrously renamed “New York East.” Ideal for all Brooklynites, newcomers, and visitors, this book includes: *Over 500 entries explaining the colorful history of Brooklyn's most prominent place names *Over 100 vivid photographs of Brooklyn past and present *9 easy to follow and up-to-date maps of the neighborhoods *Informative sidebars covering topics like Ebbets Field, Lindsay Triangle, and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge *Covers all neighborhoods, easily find the street you're on



The Gift of the Magi Diversion Classics

The Gift of the Magi  Diversion Classics Author O. Henry
ISBN-10 9781682301746
Release 2015-11-24
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Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, the Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms. One of O. Henry's most-loved short stories, THE GIFT OF THE MAGI is perfect for the holiday season. In this heartwarming tale, a young couple of limited means contemplates buying Christmas gifts for each other, with unexpected results.



History and Culture in Italy

History and Culture in Italy Author John Hendrix
ISBN-10 0761826289
Release 2003
Pages 267
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History and Culture in Italy is a scholarly, introductory survey of the history and culture of Italy, focusing on art and architecture, literature and philosophy, politics and historical events, and observations of daily life in modern Italy. The book is based on lectures and tours given over the course of four years to American students in Italy. It is written as a narrative, which readers have found makes it enjoyable to read. Chapters are identified according to subject. The book emphasizes the importance of the history and culture of Italy to modern life and identity in Western culture.



The Real Food Revival

The Real Food Revival Author Sherri Brooks Vinton
ISBN-10 9781101143674
Release 2005-06-16
Pages 304
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Say good-bye to flavorless tomatoes, mealy apples, and "mystery meats." Say hello to the way food used to taste-and still can. The Real Food Revival is a book of celebration and indulgence, an ode to culinary delight, and an indispensable reference guide for food lovers everywhere. It takes you through the delicious process of filling your pantries (and tummies) with Real Food. Simply put, Real Food is: delicious, produced as locally as possible, sustainable, affordable, and accessible. In The Real Food Revival, readers will learn how to find Real Food wherever they shop, and how to navigate the jargon-organic, eco-friendly, fresh, fresh-frozen, cage-free, GMO-free, fair-trade, grass-fed, grain-finished-in order to make meaningful choices. The book also informs readers about alternative Real Food sources such as CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture systems), direct-from-the-farm, and the Internet.



Beauty and Chaos

Beauty and Chaos Author Michael Pronko
ISBN-10 9781942410034
Release 2014-11-20
Pages 160
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Whether contemplating Tokyo’s odd-shaped bonsai houses, endless walls of bottles, pachinko parlors, chopstick ballet or the perilous habit of running for trains, the essays in Beauty and Chaos explore Tokyo from the inside to reveal its deeper meanings and show why Tokyo is the most amazing, confusing city in the world. Starting with observations and ending with insights, these essays dig into the ever-present but overlooked slices and morsels of daily life in the world’s biggest city. In turns comic, philosophic, descriptive and exasperated, the essays in this collection won acclaim in Japan from Tokyo readers. Beneath Tokyo’s perplexing exterior, there’s meaning to the frantic swirl. By untangling the contradictions of the city and opening inner connections, Tokyo emerges a fascinating place of chaotic commotion, but serene, human-scale beauty, too. If you’re traveling to Tokyo, these essays open up the sense and significance of life in this fast-paced, high-rise megalopolis. If you’ve ever considered going to Tokyo, these essays will give you more reasons to go, and ways to consider the city when you’re there. Originally published in Japanese, these concise, pointed essays are available in English for the first time. Part travelogue, part comparative culture, and all creative essay, Beauty and Chaos taps the mystery of Tokyo and lets the meanings flow. “Japanese who are used to Tokyo are caught off guard by his conclusions derived from careful observation, and are struck dumb…Tokyo, the city we are so careless of, suddenly starts to become glorious. It is a wonder!” Chunichi Shimbun (Newspaper) (translated from review of Japanese version) “Giving up the bias and seeing the city with completely different standards, you will see the unexpected, attractive face of Tokyo. This book is a guide for rediscovering Tokyo that lets us see the city with unique new features.” Nikkan Gendai (Newspaper) (translated from review of Japanese version) Japanese version available from KADOKAWA Publishers as: ??????????????????????(?)



What s Their Story

What s Their Story Author Bruce Moore
ISBN-10 0195575008
Release 2011-04-14
Pages 256
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At last the real stories behind some of Australia's unique and best-loved words are now ready to be told. A companion volume to Bruce Moore's highly-successful Speaking Our Language, this major new work examines Australian words from two main perspectives: the histories of particular words, and the history of thematically linked words.



The Bride Gift

The Bride Gift Author Sarah Hegger
ISBN-10 161935649X
Release 2014-11-25
Pages 248
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1153, in the period dubbed 'The Anarchy', King Stephen and Empress Maud are not the only ones embroiled in a fierce battle of the sexes. Determined to control her own destiny, wilful Helena of Lystanwold has chosen just the husband to suit her purposes. But when her banished guardian uncle attempts to secure her future and climbs through her bedroom window with a new husband by a proxy marriage, she understandably balks. Notorious warrior Guy of Helston is everything Helena swore she would never marry; a man who lives by the sword. This marriage finally brings Guy close to his lifetime dream of gaining lands and a title. He is not about to let his feisty bride stand in his way. A master strategist, Guy sets out to woo and conquer his lady. Against a backdrop of vengeance, war, and betrayal, Guy and Helena must learn to forge a united front or risk losing everything.



The Disappearing Spoon

The Disappearing Spoon Author Sam Kean
ISBN-10 9780316388252
Release 2018-04-03
Pages 240
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A young readers edition of the New York Times bestseller The Disappearing Spoon, chronicling the extraordinary stories behind one of the greatest scientific tools in existence: the periodic table. Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why did tellurium (Te, 52) lead to the most bizarre gold rush in history? The periodic table is a crowning scientific achievement, but it's also a treasure trove of adventure, greed, betrayal, and obsession. The fascinating tales in The Disappearing Spoon follow elements on the table as they play out their parts in human history, finance, mythology, conflict, the arts, medicine, and the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them. Adapted for a middle grade audience, the young readers edition of The Disappearing Spoon offers the material in a simple, easy-to-follow format, with approximately 20 line drawings and sidebars throughout. Students, teachers, and burgeoning science buffs will love learning about the history behind the chemistry.