Words On The Move

Author: John McWhorter
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1627794735
Size: 46.33 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?

Words On The Move

Author: John McWhorter
Publisher: Picador USA
ISBN: 9781250143785
Size: 56.42 MB
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In Words on the Move, McWhorter encourages us to marvel at the dynamism and resilience of the English language, and his book offers a delightful journey where we see that words are ever on the move and our lives are all the richer for it.

Words On The Move

Author: John McWhorter
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1627794719
Size: 73.56 MB
Format: PDF
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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?

The Word Detective

Author: John Simpson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1408706598
Size: 45.39 MB
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The book will speak to anyone who uses a dictionary, 'word people' , history lovers, students and parents.

The Hidden Brain

Author: Shankar Vedantam
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 9781588369390
Size: 70.77 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Filled with fascinating characters, dramatic storytelling, and cutting-edge science, this is an engrossing exploration of the secrets our brains keep from us—and how they are revealed.

The Language Hoax

Author: John H. McWhorter
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199361606
Size: 47.31 MB
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This short, opinionated book addresses the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, which argues that the language we speak shapes the way we perceive the world. Linguist John McWhorter argues that while this idea is mesmerizing, it is plainly wrong.

Word By Word

Author: Kory Stamper
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 1101870958
Size: 54.22 MB
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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.

Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue

Author: John H. McWhorter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592403950
Size: 40.81 MB
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Why do we say "do" at all? Is the way we speak a reflection of our cultural values? Delving into these provocative topics and more, author McWhorter distills hundreds of years of lore i

Yes I Could Care Less

Author: Bill Walsh
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250032016
Size: 67.40 MB
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These are interesting times for word nerds.

The Adventure Of English

Author: Melvyn Bragg
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444718681
Size: 45.49 MB
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In this book Melvyn Bragg shows us the remarkable story of the English language; from its beginnings as a minor guttural Germanic dialect to its position today as a truly established global language.