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History in English Words

Author : Owen Barfield
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A classic historical excursion through the English language.Owen Barfield's original and thought-provoking works over three-quarters of a century made him a legendary cult figure. This popular book provides a brief, brilliant history of those who have spoken the Indo-European tongues. It is illustrated throughout by current English words -- whose derivation from other languages, whose history in use and changes of meaning, record and unlock the larger history.

History in English Words

Author : W. H. Auden
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A History of English Words

Author : Geoffrey Hughes
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This book traces the remarkable reconfigurations that English lexis has undergone in the past millennium. The vocabulary is studied as an indicator of social change, a symbol reflecting different social dynamics between speech communities, on models of dominance, cohabitation, colonialism and globalisation. Comprehensive guide to the evolution of the English vocabulary. Well known passages from literature are used to illustrate the variety of English words. Accessible discussion of Latin, Greek, Germanic and Norman-French languages. Contains original research into the make-up of the current lexical core of English.

English Words

Author : Donka Minkova
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A new edition of this textbook discusses the learned vocabulary of English - the words borrowed from the classical languages.

A Study on the History of English Words Formed by the Prefix A

Author : Carl Palmgren
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A History of English in Its Own Words

Author : Craig M. Carver
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Organic History of English Words

Author : John Morris
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This history of English focuses on phonology, or the history of sounds.

English Words

Author : Robert Stockwell
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An introduction to some of the basic principles of linguistic analysis and a helpful manual for vocabulary discernment and enrichment.

Borrowed Words

Author : Philip Durkin
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This accessible history of how, when, and why English has borrowed words from other languages shows how to discover their origins, when and why they were adopted, and what happens to them later. The history of English shows the effects of contact with languages in many contexts, including range from Latin, Greek, Scandinavian, Celtic, French, Italian, Spanish, and Russian, to Hebrew, Maori, Malay, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, and Yiddish. Philip Durkin describes theepisodes as they occurred, from Saxon times to the present, in a book that will appeal to everyone interested in the history of English.

English Words

Author : Francis Katamba
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How do we find the right word for the job? Where does that word come from? Why do we spell it like that? And how do we know what it means? 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. 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. With lively examples from a range of sources - encompassing poetry, jokes, journalism, advertising and clichés - 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.

The History of English Spelling

Author : Christopher Upward
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The History of English Spelling reveals the history of Modern English spelling, tracing its origins and development from Old English up to the present day. Includes a wealth of information and data on English spelling not available anywhere else Features a complementary website with additional material at www.historyofenglishspelling.info Includes detailed coverage of the contributions from French, Latin, Greek - and the many other languages - to our current orthography Serves as a companion volume to Geoffrey Hughes's A History of English Words in the same series

English Usage

Author : John Lesslie Hall
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A History of Foreign Words in English

Author : Mary S. Serjeantson
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History of English Words

Author : Geoffrey Hughes
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This book traces the remarkable reconfigurations that English lexis has undergone in the past millennium. The vocabulary is studied as an indicator of social change, a symbol reflecting different social dynamics between speech communities, on models of dominance, cohabitation, colonialism and globalisation. Comprehensive guide to the evolution of the English vocabulary. Well known passages from literature are used to illustrate the variety of English words. Accessible discussion of Latin, Greek, Germanic and Norman-French languages. Contains original research into the make-up of the current lexical core of English.

Words in Time

Author : Geoffrey Hughes
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The word blurb derives from a pulchritudinous young lady of that fictional name who appeared on a book-cover at the turn of the century. Quarrying the Oxford English Dictionary for its evidence, this book traces the extraordinary way in which English words have changed their meanings over the past millennium. These shifts both reflect Britain's rich history and reveal the social determinants of the language.

Meaning in the History of English

Author : Andreas H. Jucker
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Uncovering the meaning of individual words or entire texts is a complex process that needs to take into consideration the multiple interactions of linguistic organization including orthography, morphology, syntax and, ultimately, pragmatics. The papers in this volume pay close attention to these interactions and assess both the details of the texts and entire texts within their relevant contexts. All the papers deal with data from the history of English, and they cover a wide range from Old English manuscripts to Early Modern English letters and medical texts to Late Modern English cant vocabulary.

The Origins of English Words

Author : Joseph Twadell Shipley
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There are no direct records of the original Indo-European speech. By comparing the vocabularies of its various descendants, however, it is possible to reconstruct the basic Indo-European roots with considerable confidence. In The Origins of English Words, Shipley catalogues these proposed roots and follows the often devious, always fascinating, process by which some of their offshoots have grown. Anecdotal, eclectic, and always enthusiastic, The Origins of English Words is a diverting expedition beyond linguistics into literature, history, folklore, anthropology, philosophy, and science.

History of English

Author : Jonathan Culpeper
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Whilst maintaining the accessibility for the beginner, the level of this second edition has been raised by the addition of much more detail, a greater focus on theories and controversies, and a clearer route to key works in the field. History of English: examines the history of the English language in order to explain the English that is used today introduces key linguistic concepts provides 'discussion points' to generate debate involves readers in collecting and analyzing their own data contains a 'mini-corpus' of texts, used for exercises and to illustrate points raised in the commentary. Revised throughout, this updated edition contains a new internet resource section and an updated further reading section, to help readers take their study further.

A Dictionary of the English Language

Author : Samuel Johnson
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History and Mystery of the English Words

Author : L. M. Borisova
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