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In a Word : 750 Words and Their Fascinating Stories and Origins
by Rosalie Baker and Tom Lopes




Overview -
What's in a word? A lot, as IN A WORD tells us Words travel through time and evolve---taking on new characteristics, new meanings, and providing fascinating tales of people, places, and times long ago. Each entry of IN A WORD tells its tale in a witty short-story style, often accompanied by fun illustrations.

Though several of the entries in the book provide the kind of linguistic details found in the finest dictionaries, IN A WORD's lively, anecdotal style makes it more entertaining than a traditional reference book. It's a perfect addition to any family home, or as a gift.

The book also comes with a language chart and index. With an introduction by a linguistics scholar.

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Overview

What's in a word? A lot, as IN A WORD tells us Words travel through time and evolve---taking on new characteristics, new meanings, and providing fascinating tales of people, places, and times long ago. Each entry of IN A WORD tells its tale in a witty short-story style, often accompanied by fun illustrations.

Though several of the entries in the book provide the kind of linguistic details found in the finest dictionaries, IN A WORD's lively, anecdotal style makes it more entertaining than a traditional reference book. It's a perfect addition to any family home, or as a gift.

The book also comes with a language chart and index. With an introduction by a linguistics scholar.

 

Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812627107
  • ISBN-10: 0812627105
  • Publisher: Cricket Books
  • Publish Date: December 2003
  • Page Count: 250
  • Reading Level: Ages 9-16
  • Dimensions: 9.24 x 7.34 x 0.85 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.14 pounds


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