The Word Detective

Author: John Simpson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1408706598
Size: 16.46 MB
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The book will speak to anyone who uses a dictionary, 'word people' , history lovers, students and parents.

The Word Detective

Author: John Simpson
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465096522
Size: 41.87 MB
Format: PDF
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In The Word Detective, an intensely personal memoir and a joyful celebration of English, he weaves a story of how words come into being, how culture shapes language, and how technology transforms words.

The Word Detective

Author: John Simpson
ISBN: 9781408706732
Size: 76.77 MB
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This is John Simpson's memoir as the former Chief Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).

Words On The Move

Author: John McWhorter
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1627794735
Size: 78.68 MB
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Words on the Move opens our eyes to the surprising backstories to the words and expressions we use every day. Did you know that silly once meant “blessed”? Or that ought was the original past tense of owe?

Lost For Words

Author: Lynda Mugglestone
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300106992
Size: 79.98 MB
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Examines the hidden history through which the Oxford English Dictionary came into being in a study that traces the personal battles involved in chronicling an ever-changing language.

Word By Word

Author: Kory Stamper
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 1101870958
Size: 29.81 MB
Format: PDF
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Word by Word brings to life the hallowed halls (and highly idiosyncratic cubicles) of Merriam-Webster, a startlingly rich world inhabited by quirky and erudite individuals who quietly shape the way we communicate.

The Making Of The Oxford English Dictionary

Author: Peter Gilliver
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199283621
Size: 56.46 MB
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This book tells the history of the Oxford English Dictionary from its beginnings in the middle of the nineteenth century to the present.

The Word Detective

Author: Evan Morris
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Size: 60.13 MB
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This little book is chock-full of fascinating lore about the origins and uses of the English language and includes special sections exploring groups of words, such as euphemisms, eponyms, and onomatopoeic forms.

The Meaning Of Everything

Author: Simon Winchester
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780199813643
Size: 77.77 MB
Format: PDF
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In The Meaning of Everything, Simon Winchester celebrates this remarkable feat, and the fascinating characters who played such a vital part in its execution, from the colourful Frederick Furnivall, cheerful promoter of an all-female ...

The Letter And The Cosmos

Author: Laurence de Looze
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442628537
Size: 17.35 MB
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The Letter and the Cosmos is a sharp and entertaining examination of how languages, letterforms, orthography, and writing tools have reflected our hidden obsession with the alphabet,