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English Words

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Publisher Comments:

This book aims to arouse curiosity about English words and about the nature of language in general, especially among students who do not intend to specialize in linguistics. It examins words from various backgrounds - poetry, journalism, advertising. No previous knowqledge of linguistics is assumed. The approach to the study of words is descriptive rather than theoretical. It looks at the structure of words, their meaning, spelling and pronunciation, how new words are manufactured or imported, and how the meaning of words change with time. Katambe also investigates how the mind deals with the amazing intellectual feat of retrieving the right word from its mental dictionary during conversation.

Synopsis:

Aims to arouse curiosity about English words and about the nature of language in general, especially among introductory students who do not intend to specialize in linguistics.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-275) and indexes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415104685
Author:
Katamba, Francis
Publisher:
Routledge
Location:
London ;
Subject:
Lexicology
Subject:
Dictionaries - General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
8
Publication Date:
September 1994
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.86x6.12x.90 in. .85 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Linguistics » English Linguistics and Dialects
History and Social Science » Linguistics » General
History and Social Science » Linguistics » Specific Languages and Groups
Reference » Words Phrases and Language

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