Dr.johnson's Dictionary

ISBN: 9780719566325 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2006 Autor: Henry Hitchings Brand: John Murray General Publishing Division Editură: John Murray General Publishing Division Distribuitor: Gardners Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 288 Stoc: La comandă

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Communication is essential to our lives, but how often do we stop to think about where the words we use have come from? Have you ever thought about which words in English have been borrowed from Arabic, French or Dutch? Try admiral, landscape and marmalade just for starters. The Secret Life of Words is a wide-ranging account not only of the history of English, but also of how words witness history, reflect social change and remind us of our turbulent past. Henry Hitchings delves into our promiscuous language and reveals how and why it has absorbed words from more than 350 other languages - many originating from the most unlikely of places, such as shampoo from Hindi and kiosk from Turkish.

From the Norman Conquest to the present day, Hitchings narrates the story of English as an archive of our human experience and uncovers the secrets behind everyday words. This is a celebration of our language; after reading it, you will never again take the words we use for granted.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Henry Hitchings
Data Publicarii
2006
Editura
John Murray General Publishing Division
Inaltime
19.8
Latime
12.6
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
288
Subtitlu
THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF THE BOOK THAT DEFINED THE WORLD
Isbn 10
0719566320
Isbn 13
9780719566325
Bic
CGD
Titlu Original
Dr.Johnson's Dictionary
Brand
John Murray General Publishing Division
Distribuitor
Gardners
Greutate
208
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