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Team Talk: Sporting Words and Their Origins (Shire General)

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Have you ever wondered why we talk about a handicap in sport, why boxing is so named, or whether a dumbbell ever rang? It was during the nineteenth century that hitherto local games with relaxed and varying rules were formalized. During this process terminologies developed to refer to these new standardized sports, borrowing, modifying and redefining words from all walks of life in sometimes strange and unexpected ways. Considering such subjects as why sport shares so many words with the fields of hunting and conflict, and how English sports terms have been both adopted from and given to other languages, this book looks at how words have come into the field of sport and how they have developed and changed.

About the Author

Julian Walker is a visual artist and educator working with collections, ideas of change and how objects hold stories. He has published books and articles on museology, aspects of English, and historical language collecting. He leads workshops on the history and development of language and books at the British Library.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780747808343
Author:
Walker, Julian
Publisher:
Shire Publications
Subject:
Etymology
Subject:
Reference-Etymology
Series:
Shire General
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 MONO
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.58 x 5.06 x 1.25 in 0.96 lb

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