December 22, 2020 at 9:50 pm #17762witenbergParticipant
Words Words Words
by David Crystal
- Format: paperback, 216 pages
- ISBN: 9780199210770 (0199210772)
- Language: english
- Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
- Genres: linguistics, language, reference, writing, words, education
- Author: David Crystal
- First published: January 2000
- Release date: August 6, 2007
About The Book
“Lexicography is not just an exercise in linguistic accounting,” writes preeminent English language scholar David Crystal in this exceptionally lively and erudite little book. “It is a voyage of lexical exploration and discovery.”
In Words, Words, Words, Crystal takes readers on a fascinating linguistic adventure, exploring the English language in all its oddity, complexity, and ever-changing beauty. Traveling from word origins and word evolution to wordgangs, wordrisks, wordplay, wordgames and beyond, Crystal shares his immense knowledge of, and equally immense delight in, language. He celebrates new words, old words, words that “snarl” and words that “purr,” elegant words and taboo words, plain English words and convoluted gobbledegook, eponyms and antonyms, spoonerisms and malapropisms, and a host of other written and spoken forms and variations.
Words, Words, Words offers invaluable insight on such subjects as
�how to estimate the size of your vocabulary
�the functions of jargon
�when clich�s are necessary
�the value of slang words (“the chief use of slang/is to show you’re one of the gang”)
�how to create your own “semantic field”
�how to become a word detective
�how to keep a record of your child’s words
�and much more!
With illuminating sidebars featuring everything from common word origins and sample definitions from the dictionaries of Samuel Johnson and Ambrose Bierce to a passage from Finnegan’s Wake and the winning entries of The Guardian Text Message Poetry Competition, Words, Words, Words will both satisfy and spark the curiosity of anyone who has ever been intrigued, befuddled, or awed by words and myriad ways we use them.
MP3 ebook Words Words Words download for PC. TXT book Words Words Words by David Crystal buy on Dymocks. PDF Words Words Words read online on Books-a-Million. FB2 ebook Words Words Words David Crystal Kindle.
Hardback Words Words Words David Crystal download on Android. Online book Words Words Words read on Amazon. Hardcover book Words Words Words by David Crystal. MOBI ebook Words Words Words buy cheap for Mac on Kobo.
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.