A New Dictionary of Eponyms

By Morton S. Freeman

Do you approve of censoring the works of significant writers? a few may perhaps contend that to bowdlerize an outstanding writer's paintings will be to decrease its total caliber. Others, like Thomas Bowdler, whose eraser danced over each Shakespeare play, might argue that each one modest humans can be capable of learn a very good paintings with out blushing. For attacking the classics, Mr. Bowdler has been immortalized because the world's best-known, self-appointed literary censor. and thanks to his efforts the time period bowdlerize has turn into eponymous along with his identify. on the other hand, the note bikini--defined as a two-piece bathing go well with for women--has been a linguistic secret considering that 1947 whilst those fits have been first obvious at the shorelines of the French Riviera, a 12 months after the us all started checking out atom bombs at the Bikini atoll of the Marshall Islands. a few surprised humans acknowledged that the effect of the scanty suit on male seashore loungers was once just like the devastating impression of the atomic bomb. Whoosh! a less complicated and extra credible concept is that the bold swimsuits resembled the apparel worn by way of ladies at the Bikini atoll.
Created a few century in the past, the time period eponym is itself a coinage from Greek phrases, epi, "on" or "upon," and onama, "a name." yet its broadened that means, as dictionaries set it out, refers to a be aware derived from a formal identify. for example, Salisbury steak--a renowned diner menu merchandise produced from universal hamburger and dressed up with brown gravy to make it extra appealing--is named for James H. Salisbury, an English medical professional who promoted a nutrition of floor pork.
A Dictionary of Eponyms explores the origins of hundreds of thousands of those daily phrases from Argyle socks to zeppelins. Written in an enjoyable and anecdotal type, and with a foreword through Edwin Newman, the booklet incorporates a short biography of the person whose identify turned linked to an merchandise or suggestion in addition to details on how and while the identify entered the language.
If you have ever questioned simply the place phrases like cardigan sweater, pamphlet, and robot come from, Morton Freeman does greater than easily outline them--he brings them to life.

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The Order of Prepositional Phrases in the Structure of the Clause (Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today)

By Walter Schweikert

For a very long time prepositions looked as if it would get pleasure from a clandestine prestige in linguistic examine. This has replaced with a singular direction of inquiry into the internal constitution of complicated prepositional expressions. In a special method of the exam of the outer syntax of prepositions the writer makes use of demonstrated and new syntactic and statistical assessments to accomplish a powerful hierarchy of thematic roles expressed by way of prepositional words. From an antisymmetric aspect of departure the writer provides an summary of attainable derivations that lead to the saw diversified be aware orders of PPs in VO and OV languages. It results in a fresh new inspiration of the way to incorporate morphology into syntax. The plausibility of this version is underscored through a variety of explanatory facts. This ebook is quintessential for linguists attracted to the syntax of modifiers.

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Americanize Your Language and Emotionalize Your Speech!

By Rimaletta Ray

Develop Responsive talents in American English:

Learn uncomplicated responsive conversational ideas to hurry up the method of interplay in English in those electronic occasions. building up your emotional and social abilities in American English.

Develop Language administration talents:

Learn tips on how to deal with the language in you, and the way to encode language info to raised retrieve it on the correct time.

Develop Your moment Language realization And form Your moment Language character:

Learn tips on how to advance your brainpower via unsleeping studying and in so doing form your moment Language character. Language administration principles:

This booklet additionally demonstrates the author's dedication to supply English rookies with crucial language administration ideas on how the mind operates in the course of language studying, and exhibits how a learner that specializes in constructing his or her language behavior and speech talents in synch with the emotional mind can increase a powerful Second Language Consciousness.

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The Green Knight

By Iris Murdoch

Jam-packed with suspense, humor, and symbolism, this magnificently crafted and magical novel replays biblical and medieval subject matters in modern London. An test by means of the pointy, feral, and uncommonly clever Lucas Graffe to homicide his sensual and charismatic half-brother Clement is interrupted through a stranger—whom Lucas moves and leaves for lifeless. whilst the stranger mysteriously reappears, with particular calls for for reparation, the Graffes’ circle of idiosyncratic friends and family is disrupted—for the calls for are weird and wonderful, intrusive, and finally deadly.

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An Awfully Big Adventure

By Beryl Bainbridge

It really is 1950 and the Liverpool reporatory theatre corporation is rehearsing its Christmas creation of Peter Pan, a narrative of adolescence innocence and loss. Stella has been taken on as assistant degree supervisor and fast turns into captivated with Meredith, the dissolute director. however it is simply while the distinguished O'Hara arrives to take the lead, assorted drama unfolds. In it, he and Stella are certain jointly in a prior that neither dares to interpret.

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The Cambridge History of the English Language, Volume 4: 1776-1997

By Suzanne Romaine

This quantity bargains with the historical past of the English language from 1776 to the current day. an in depth advent info the altering socio-historical environment during which English has built based on a continuous historical past of range because it was once transplanted to North the United States and past. Separate chapters on pronunciation, syntax, and vocabulary chronicle the center linguistic positive factors of the language in this interval. additionally, there are chapters on English as a literary language, English grammar and utilization, and position names. A separate quantity on North American English is in coaching.

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Anguished English: An Anthology of Accidental Assualts Upon Our Language   [ANGUISHED ENGLISH] [Mass Market Paperback]

"Anguished English" is the impossibly humorous anthology of unintentional attacks upon our language. From bloopers and error to symptoms of the days to combined Up Metaphors...from Two-Headed Headlines to Mangling Modifiers, here's an outrageous treasury of attacks upon our universal language that would depart you roaring with satisfaction and laughter.

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The F-Word

We know what frak, popularized through television's cult hit Battlestar Galactica, relatively capacity. yet what approximately feck? Or ferkin? Or foul--as in FUBAR, or "Fouled Up past All Recognition"?

In a completely up to date variation of The F-Word, Jesse Sheidlower bargains a wealthy, revealing examine the f-bomb and its illimitable makes use of. because the 15th century, no different notice has been tailored, interpreted, euphemized, censored, and shouted with as a lot ardor or strength; think Dick Cheney telling Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy to "go rattling himself" at the Senate floor--it does not have particularly a similar effect as what used to be particularly stated. Sheidlower cites this and different infamous examples all through heritage, from the satiric sixteenth-century poetry of James Cranstoun to the bawdy parodies of Lord Rochester within the 17th century, to newer makes use of by way of Ernest Hemingway, Jack Kerouac, Ann Sexton, Norman Mailer, Liz Phair, Anthony Bourdain, Junot Diaz, Jenna Jameson, Amy Winehouse, Jon Stewart, and Bono (whose use of the observe on the Grammys approximately bought him fined through the FCC).

Collectively, those references and the a couple of hundred new entries they illustrate double the scale of The F-Word seeing that its past version. hundreds of thousands of extra quotations come from newly to be had digital databases and the assets of the OED, increasing the diversity of quotations to hide British, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, Irish, and South African makes use of as well as American ones. hence we study why a fugly needs to hone his or her humorousness, why Canadian major Minister Pierre Trudeau muttered "fuddle duddle" within the Commons, and why Fanny Adams is so candy. a desirable introductory essay explores the word's background, recognition, and altering reputation over the years. and a brand new Foreword by means of comic, actor, and writer Lewis Black deals readers a sensible and enjoyable tackle the booklet and its material.

Oxford dictionaries have received renown for his or her expansive, ancient method of phrases and their etymologies. The F-Word deals all that and extra in an pleasing and informative examine a be aware that, whereas now mostly permitted as an essential component of the English language, nonetheless confounds, provokes, and scandalizes.

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Get Rid of your Accent: The English Pronunciation and Speech Training Guide

By Linda James, Olga Smith

Put off your accessory is a speech education handbook for gaining knowledge of British English pronunciation. The publication is predicated on a attempted and relied on process utilized in London drama faculties for British individuals with provincial accents to benefit average British English. It contains humourous sentences, tongue twisters, interval verses, rhyme routines, interval images. appropriate topics are bought pronunciation, elocution and phonetics.

PDF accompaniment to Audio CDs.

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