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Life of Language : The fascinating ways words are born, live and die - 06 edition

Life of Language : The fascinating ways words are born, live and die (ISBN10: 0375721134; ISBN13: 9780375721137)
ISBN13: 978-0375721137
ISBN10: 0375721134

Summary: If time travelers from the nineteenth century dropped in on us, our strange vocabulary would shock them just as much as our TVs, cars, and computers. Society changes, and so does its word stock. The Life of Language reveals how pop culture, business, technology, and other forces of globalization expand and enrich the English language, forming thousands of new words every year. In this fascinating and jargon-free guide, lexicographers Kipfer and Steinmetz reconstruct ...show morethe births of thousands of words, including infantries, poz, mobs, Soho, dinks, choo choos, frankenfoods, LOL, narcs and perps.

  • A word lover's guide to etymology, written in a fun, informal, and accessible style
  • An excellent resource for vocabulary building; a word's root helps readers understand its meaning
  • Beautifully packaged paperback with French flaps
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Edition/Copyright: 06
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Published: 07/11/2006
International: No



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