By Richard Lederer
With interesting etymologies and letter styles of greater than four hundred daily phrases, bestselling language author Richard Lederer deals insights into the main bedazzling, beguiling, and bewitching phrases within the English language. Readers will realize why William Shakespeare might be hiding within the outdated testomony; why "run" is the longest be aware in English; how people's names develop into universal phrases; and the way the Bible, mythology, the ocean, the land, exhibit company, and video games spark phrases and words in daily vocabulary. Chock-full of transfixing observe histories, magical letter play, and hilarious puns, Amazing Words is a necessary booklet for wordaholics, logolepts, and verbivores.
Read Online or Download Amazing Words: An Alphabetical Anthology of Alluring, Astonishing, Beguiling, Bewitching, Enchanting, Enthralling, Mesmerizing, Miraculous, Tantalizing, Tempting, and Transfixing Words PDF
Best linguistics books
The Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist describes his lifelong fascination with Norma Loquendi--common speech--in a set of columns that celebrates the mysteries and continuous evolution of the English language.
Targeting touch among German and different languages, the members during this book analyze the ways that language practices and discourses on language have replaced because the finish of the chilly conflict.
This number of papers consolidates the statement that linguistic switch ordinarily is actualized step-by-step: any structural innovation being brought, approved, and generalized, through the years, in a single grammatical atmosphere after one other, in a development that may be understood by means of connection with the markedness values and the score of the conditioning positive factors.
The way forward for English linguistics as envisaged via the editors of themes in English Linguistics lies in empirical reviews which combine paintings in English linguistics into normal and theoretical linguistics at the one hand, and comparative linguistics at the different. The TiEL sequence good points volumes that current fascinating new facts and analyses, and exceptionally clean methods that give a contribution to the final target of the sequence, that's to extra amazing study in English linguistics.
- Kiss My Asterisk: A Feisty Guide to Punctuation and Grammar
- Mark's Memory Resources and the Controversy Stories (Mark 2:1–3:6): An Application of the Frame Theory of Cognitive Science to the Markan Oral-Aural Narrative
- Elementary Korean (2nd Edition)
- Elements of the Kato language
- A grammar of Dime (Omotic)
Extra info for Amazing Words: An Alphabetical Anthology of Alluring, Astonishing, Beguiling, Bewitching, Enchanting, Enthralling, Mesmerizing, Miraculous, Tantalizing, Tempting, and Transfixing Words
C 17a> I Theme-topical …
Creativity in language is not limited, however, to what Mukařovský called ‘poetic language’ (Garvin 1964). Even in everyday conversation, creativity ‘inheres in responsive, dialogic, interpersonal acts of mutuality as well as in individual acts of self-expression’ (Carter 2004: 28). Acts of creativity are social and psychological, not limited to what Chomsky describes as our innate ability to produce and understand an infinite number of novel yet well-formed sentences. ‘Creativity is culturally variable’ (Carter 2004: 48).
And if it is hard to analyze, it is even harder to find an antidote, a way of release. (quoted in Klein 2000) The poem’s potential for making meaning is born out of the poet’s experience, and finds expression, where language lives, in ‘[t]he works of man and the face of human life’ (Wordsworth 2008). Edwin Thumboo’s experience in the multilingual and multicultural context of Singapore has contributed to his uniquely creative use of language. 2â•‡Creativity in Language Creativity occurs across a wide range of language activity, sometimes deliberate, sometimes spontaneous, ranging from the highly valued to the everyday.
Amazing Words: An Alphabetical Anthology of Alluring, Astonishing, Beguiling, Bewitching, Enchanting, Enthralling, Mesmerizing, Miraculous, Tantalizing, Tempting, and Transfixing Words by Richard Lederer