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Words are all around us - we use them every day to communicate our joys, fears, hopes, opinions, wishes and demands - but we don't often think about them too deeply. In this highly accessible introduction to English words, the reader will discover what the study of words can tell them about the extraordinary richness and complexity of our daily vocabulary and about the nature of language in general. <BR>Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, the book covers a wide range of topics including the structure of words, the meaning of words, how their spelling relates to pronunciation, how new words are manufactured or imported from other languages, and how the meaning of words changes with the passage of time. It also investigates how the mind deals with words by highlighting the amazing intellectual feat performed routinely when the right word is retrieved from the mental dictionary. This revised and expanded second edition brings the study of words right up to date with coverage of text messaging and email and includes new material on psycholinguistics and word meaning. <BR>With lively examples from a range of sources - encompassing poetry, jokes, journalism, advertising and cliches - and including practical exercises and a fully comprehensive glossary, "English Words "is an entertaining introduction to the study of words and will be of interest to anyone who uses them.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415298933
Author:
Katamba, Francis
Publisher:
Routledge
Author:
Katamba Francis
Location:
London
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Etymology
Subject:
Lexicology
Subject:
Dictionaries - General
Subject:
English language -- Etymology.
Subject:
English language -- Word formation.
Subject:
Linguistics - Etymology
Subject:
Reference-Etymology
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Series Volume:
3144
Publication Date:
20041231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.48x6.20x.81 in. .96 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Linguistics » General
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Reference » Etymology
Reference » Words Phrases and Language

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