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Let s Talk Turkey

Let s Talk Turkey Author Rosemarie Ostler
ISBN-10 IND:30000123546404
Release 2008
Pages 252
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Respected linguist Rosemarie Ostler demystifies over 150 colorful homegrown figures of speech. She traces each saying from its first known appearance in print to its place in modern English, uncovering a host of cultural and historical tidbits along the way.

That s The Way It Crumbles

That   s The Way It Crumbles Author Matthew Engel
ISBN-10 9781782832621
Release 2017-06-08
Pages 219
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Are we tired of hearing that fall is a season, sick of being offered fries and told about the latest movie? Yeah. Have we noticed the sly interpolation of Americanisms into our everyday speech? You betcha. And are we outraged? Hell, yes. But do we do anything? Too much hassle. Until now. In That's The Way It Crumbles Matthew Engel presents a call to arms against the linguistic impoverishment that happens when one language dominates another. With dismay and wry amusement, he traces the American invasion of our language from the early days of the New World, via the influence of Edison, the dance hall and the talkies, right up to the Apple and Microsoft-dominated present day, and explores the fate of other languages trying to fend off linguistic takeover bids. It is not the Americans' fault, more the result of their talent for innovation and our own indifference. He explains how America's cultural supremacy affects British gestures, celebrations and way of life, and how every paragraph and conversation includes words the British no longer even think of as Americanisms. Part battle cry, part love song, part elegy, this book celebrates the strange, the banal, the precious and the endangered parts of our uncommon common language.

Founding Grammars

Founding Grammars Author Rosemarie Ostler
ISBN-10 9781466846289
Release 2015-05-12
Pages 320
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Who decided not to split infinitives? With whom should we take issue if in fact, we wish to boldly write what no grammarian hath writ before? In Founding Grammars, Rosemarie Ostler delves into the roots of our grammar obsession to answer these questions and many more. Standard grammar and accurate spelling are widely considered hallmarks of a good education, but their exact definitions are much more contentious - capable of inciting a full-blown grammar war at the splice of a comma, battles readily visible in the media and online in the comments of blogs and chat rooms. With an accessible and enthusiastic journalistic approach, Ostler considers these grammatical shibboleths, tracing current debates back to America's earliest days, an era when most families owned only two books - the Bible and a grammar primer. Along the way, she investigates colorful historical characters on both sides of the grammar debate in her efforts to unmask the origins of contemporary speech. Linguistic founding fathers like Noah Webster, Tory expatriate Lindley Murray, and post-Civil War literary critic Richard Grant White, all play a featured role in creating the rules we've come to use, and occasionally discard, throughout the years. Founding Grammars is for curious readers who want to know where grammar rules have come from, where they've been, and where they might go next.

Love Songs

Love Songs Author Ted Gioia
ISBN-10 9780199357581
Release 2015-01-14
Pages 320
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The love song is timeless. From its beginnings, it has been shaped by bohemians and renegades, slaves and oppressed minorities, prostitutes, immigrants and other excluded groups. But what do we really know about the origins of these intimate expressions of the heart? And how have our changing perceptions about topics such as sexuality and gender roles changed our attitudes towards these songs? In Love Songs: The Hidden History, Ted Gioia uncovers the unexplored story of the love song for the first time. Drawing on two decades of research, Gioia presents the full range of love songs, from the fertility rites of ancient cultures to the sexualized YouTube videos of the present day. The book traces the battles over each new insurgency in the music of love--whether spurred by wandering scholars of medieval days or by four lads from Liverpool in more recent times. In these pages, Gioia reveals that the tenderest music has, in different eras, driven many of the most heated cultural conflicts, and how the humble love song has played a key role in expanding the sphere of individualism and personal autonomy in societies around the world. Gioia forefronts the conflicts, controversies, and the battles over censorship and suppression spurred by such music, revealing the outsiders and marginalized groups that have played a decisive role in shaping our songs of romance and courtship, and the ways their innovations have led to reprisals and strife. And he describes the surprising paths by which the love song has triumphed over these obstacles, and emerged as the dominant form of musical expression in modern society.


                                    50             Author 강준만
ISBN-10 9788959062461
Release 2013-12-20
Pages 333
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“당신이 믿고 있는 이성과 논리에 대한 유쾌한 반전이 시작된다” 강준만 교수가 세상을 바라보는 새로운 관점으로 ‘감정 독재’를 제시했다. 그리고 이 관점을 통해, 우리가 믿었던 이성과 논리에 대해 유쾌한 반전을 보여준다. '감정 독재'는 속도가 생명인 인터넷과 SNS로 대변되는 커뮤니케이션 혁명의 결과로 나타났다. 인간은 감정의 지배를 받으며 살아가는 존재인데, 속도는 감정을 요구하고, 감정은 속도에 부응함으로써 이성의 설 자리가 더욱 축소되었기 때문이다. 저자는 우리가 일상에서 친숙하게 접할 수 있는 50가지의 사례를 들면서, 감정독재란 무엇인지를 생생하게 보여준다. 왜 프로젝트 팀의 인원이 10명을 넘으면 안 되는지, 왜 어떤 기업들은 절대 시장조사를 하지 않는지, 왜 인터넷에 ‘충격’, ‘경악’, ‘결국’, ‘헉!’ 낚시질이 난무하는지, 왜 최고의 엘리트 집단이 최악의 어리석은 결정을 하는지 등 흥미있는 주제들이 감정 독재 이론 속에 총 망라된다. 여러 분야의 수많은 학자에 의해 논의된 이론과 유사 이론을 끌어들인 답은 우리에게 세상을 이해하고 꿰뚫어볼 수 있는 긴 시야와 깊은 안목을 전해줄 것이다.

Union Postal Employee

Union Postal Employee Author
ISBN-10 WISC:89063087662
Release 1919
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Union Postal Employee has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Union Postal Employee also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Union Postal Employee book for free.

Splendiferous Speech

Splendiferous Speech Author Rosemarie Ostler
ISBN-10 0912777052
Release 2018-11-06
Pages 272
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What does it mean to talk like an American? According to John Russell Bartlett's 1848 Dictionary of Americanisms, it means indulging in outlandish slang--splendiferous, scrumptious, higgledy-piggledy--and free-and-easy word creation--demoralize, lengthy, gerrymander. American English is more than just vocabulary, though. It's a picturesque way of talking that includes expressions like go the whole hog, and the wild boasts of frontiersman Davy Crockett, who claimed to be "half horse, half alligator, and a touch of the airthquake." Splendiferous Speech explores the main sources of the American vernacular--the expanding western frontier, the bumptious world of politics, and the sensation-filled pages of popular 19th-century newspapers. It's a process that started with the earliest English colonists (first word adoption--the Algonquian raccoon) and follows Americans as they learn to declare linguistic independence and embrace their own brand of speech. For anyone who wonders how we got from the English of King James to the slang of the Internet, it's an exhilarating ride.

The America I Discovered

The America I Discovered Author Ercan Baydogan
ISBN-10 9781469120324
Release 2009-10-20
Pages 273
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The America I Discovered is a lively, surprising, eye opening look at America from the view point of a man from a totally different culture. From his first entrance and sight of America the book will keep your interest with some insightful moments and many, many, fall down funny experiences. This is a book you will read again.


            1 Author 褚簡寧
ISBN-10 9789626729878
Release 2011-07-04
Pages 108
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Slinging Mud

Slinging Mud Author Rosemarie Ostler
ISBN-10 9781101544136
Release 2011-09-06
Pages 240
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Two Centuries of Scandalous Rumors, Over-the-Top Insults, and Low-Down Slurs. We bemoan the loss of civility in public discourse these days, but mudslinging is an American tradition as old as the republic. Not everyone admired the Father of Our Country. President Washington's enemies called him a cheapskate, a hyena, a horse beater, a spoiled child, and a tyrannical monster, among other epithets. "You are utterly incapable to steer the political ship," wrote one outraged critic. And so it has gone ever since. From the King Mob label denigrating Andrew Jackson to the wingnut and latte liberal tags of the past few years, every era has its share of politically motivated insults. Slinging Mud gathers memorable words and expressions from two centuries' worth of going negative.

Congressional Record

Congressional Record Author United States. Congress
ISBN-10 OSU:32437010745228
Release 1922
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Preparing to Study Abroad

Preparing to Study Abroad Author Steven T. Duke
ISBN-10 9781579229962
Release 2014-04-10
Pages 162
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Study abroad is a potentially valuable experience in today’s global economy. With proper preparation it can be transformational. It can open you to the appreciation of other cultures; develop the transferable intercultural skills for interacting with people from different backgrounds; and deepen your self-awareness about your values and expectations. It can build confidence as you learn to navigate unfamiliar situations, and help you deal with the ambiguities of life. Study abroad also develops knowledge and insights about our interconnected world that will serve you well whether you choose a career in business, non-profits, education, or government. A recent study by IES Abroad found that many employers value the intercultural skills and personal development that students gain from their travel. Students who had studied abroad reported higher starting salaries and were more likely to have landed a job within six months of graduation than the national average. This book is written for you, as a student who is learning about the world first-hand, and probably traveling abroad for the first time. It addresses the challenges of adapting thinking and behavior as you travel in an unfamiliar environment, of making the most of the opportunities, and of meeting and interacting with the locals. This book is designed to help you prepare for your study abroad experience so you can get the most from it, and gain critical intercultural skills while crossing cultures. It offers strategies for learning about and exploring cultural differences and similarities of the country you will visit; and advice about how to actively observe and participate in the life of the locality in which you will find yourself. Each chapter illustrates key concepts through the personal accounts of students who have "been there, done that.” This book aims to help you with your own personal journey, and to make your study abroad experience as meaningful, rewarding, and insightful as possible.

Leslie s

Leslie s Author John Albert Sleicher
ISBN-10 PSU:000020241391
Release 1876
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Leslie s has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Leslie s also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Leslie s book for free.

A Sense of Place

A Sense of Place Author Michael Shapiro
ISBN-10 9781932361810
Release 2009-05-01
Pages 312
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In A Sense of Place, journalist/travel writer Michael Shapiro goes on a pilgrimage to visit the world's great travel writers on their home turf to get their views on their careers, the writer's craft, and most importantly, why they chose to live where they do and what that place means to them. The book chronicles a young writer’s conversations with his heroes, writers he's read for years who inspired him both to pack his bags to travel and to pick up a pen and write. Michael skillfully coaxes a collective portrait through his interviews, allowing the authors to speak intimately about the writer's life, and how place influences their work and perceptions. In each chapter Michael sets the scene by describing the writer's surroundings, placing the reader squarely in the locale, whether it be Simon Winchester's Massachusetts, Redmond O'Hanlon's London, or Frances Mayes's Tuscany. He then lets the writer speak about life and the world, and through quiet probing draws out fascinating commentary from these remarkable people. For Michael it’s a dream come true, to meet his mentors; for readers, it's an engaging window onto the twin landscapes of great travel writers and the world in which they live.

The Wind in the Willows Greek Edition

The Wind in the Willows  Greek Edition Author Kenneth Grahame
ISBN-10 1511850566
Release 2015-04-23
Pages 266
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Werner s Magazine

Werner s Magazine Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X004061221
Release 1900
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Werner s Magazine has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Werner s Magazine also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Werner s Magazine book for free.

National Magazine

National Magazine Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B3047055
Release 1915
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National Magazine has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from National Magazine also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full National Magazine book for free.