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  • Author : John McWhorter
  • Publisher : Picador USA
  • Pages : 272 pages
  • ISBN : 9781250143785
  • Rating : 4/5 from 13 reviews
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Words on the Move

Words on the Move
  • Author : John McWhorter
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release : 06 September 2016
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A bestselling linguist takes us on a lively tour of how the English language is evolving before our eyes -- and why we should embrace this transformation and not fight it Language is always changing -- but we tend not to like it. We understand that new words must be created for new things, but the way English is spoken today rubs many of us the wrong way. Whether it’s the use of literally to mean “figuratively” rather than “

Words on the Move

Words on the Move
  • Author : John McWhorter
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 06 September 2016
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A bestselling linguist takes us on a lively tour of how the English language is evolving before our eyes -- and why we should embrace this transformation and not fight it Language is always changing -- but we tend not to like it. We understand that new words must be created for new things, but the way English is spoken today rubs many of us the wrong way. Whether it’s the use of literally to mean “figuratively” rather than “

Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue

Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue
  • Author : John McWhorter
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 27 October 2009
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A survey of the quirks and quandaries of the English language, focusing on our strange and wonderful grammar Why do we say “I am reading a catalog” instead of “I read a catalog”? Why do we say “do” at all? Is the way we speak a reflection of our cultural values? Delving into these provocative topics and more, Our Magnificent Bastard Language distills hundreds of years of fascinating lore into one lively history. Covering such turning points as the little-known

Nine Nasty Words

Nine Nasty Words
  • Author : John McWhorter
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 04 May 2021
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A New York Times bestseller One of the preeminent linguists of our time examines the realms of language that are considered shocking and taboo in order to understand what imbues curse words with such power--and why we love them so much. Profanity has always been a deliciously vibrant part of our lexicon, an integral part of being human. In fact, our ability to curse comes from a different part of the brain than other parts of speech--the urgency with which

Word On The Street

Word On The Street
  • Author : John Mcwhorter
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 06 March 2009
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Though there is a contingent of linguists who fight the fact, our language is always changing--not only through slang, but sound, syntax, and words' meanings as well. Debunking the myth of "pure" standard English, tackling controversial positions, and eschewing politically correct arguments, linguist John McWhorter considers speech patterns and regional accents to demonstrate just how the changes do occur. Wielding reason and humor, McWhorter ultimately explains why we must embrace these changes, ultimately revealing our American English in all its

The Word Detective

The Word Detective
  • Author : John Simpson
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 25 October 2016
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Can you drink a glass of balderdash? What do you call the part of a dog's back it can't scratch? And if, serendipitously, you find yourself in Serendip, then where exactly are you? The answers to all of these questions -- and a great many more -- can be found in the pages of the Oxford English Dictionary, the definitive record of the English language. And there is no better guide to the dictionary's many wonderments than the former chief

Spreading the Word

Spreading the Word
  • Author : John H. McWhorter
  • Publisher : Greenwood
  • Release : 30 November 2021
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In Spreading the Word, linguist John McWhorter proves that nonstandard dialects are not bastardizations of Standard English, but alternate variations upon the basic plan of English, of which the Standard is but one.

Watching Words Move

Watching Words Move
  • Author : Ivan Chermayeff,Tom Geismar
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books Llc
  • Release : 11 May 2006
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Based on a self-published typographic notebook first produced in 1959; this reproduction includes thoughts by influential designers such as George Lois and April Greiman on the lasting impact of this type primer.

A Man Without Words

A Man Without Words
  • Author : Susan Schaller
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 15 May 2014
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For more than a quarter of a century, Ildefonso, a Mexican Indian, lived in total isolation, set apart from the rest of the world. He wasn't a political prisoner or a social recluse, he was simply born deaf and had never been taught even the most basic language. Susan Schaller, then a twenty-four-year-old graduate student, encountered him in a class for the deaf where she had been sent as an interpreter and where he sat isolated, since he knew no

A is for Asylum Seeker: Words for People on the Move / A de asilo: palabras para personas en movimiento

A is for Asylum Seeker: Words for People on the Move / A de asilo: palabras para personas en movimiento
  • Author : Rachel Ida Buff
  • Publisher : Fordham University Press
  • Release : 04 August 2020
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A clear and concise A to Z of keywords that echo our current human rights crisis As millions are forced to leave their nations of origin due to political, economic, and environmental peril, rising racism and xenophobia has led to increasingly harsh policies. A mass-mediated political circus obscures both histories of migration and longstanding definitions of words for people on the move, fomenting widespread linguistic confusion. Under this circus tent, there is no regard for history, legal advocacy, or jurisprudence.

The Creole Debate

The Creole Debate
  • Author : John H. McWhorter
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 17 May 2018
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A compelling argument for why creoles are their own unique entity, which have developed independently of other processes of language development and change.

Mystery of the Power Words

Mystery of the Power Words
  • Author : Kevin Zadai
  • Publisher : Destiny Image Publishers
  • Release : 19 January 2021
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Speak the words that make hell tremble! There are timeless words, straight from the Scripture, that - when spoken and applied - paralyze the devil and cause accelerated supernatural shift. These words defeat demonic powers, heal disease, accelerate financial increase, overcome temptation, and demolish strongholds. These are the power words… and satan is absolutely intent on removing them from the believer’s vocabulary. It’s time to open our mouths and release the thunder of Heaven! Kevin Zadai, bestselling author

GRE 4000

GRE 4000
  • Author : Jeff Kolby
  • Publisher : Nova Press
  • Release : 15 January 2021
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The verbal section of the GRE is essentially a vocabulary test. With a few exceptions, if you know the word, you will probably be able to answer the question correctly. Thus, it is crucial that you improve your vocabulary. Even if you have a strong vocabulary, you will still encounter unfamiliar words on the GRE. Many students write off questions, which contain words, they don't recognize. This is a mistake. This book introduces numerous techniques that decode unfamiliar words and