The Secret Life of Words download free [PDF and Ebook] by Henry Hitchings

The Secret Life of Words download free [PDF and Ebook] by Henry Hitchings year 2009
  • Book name: The Secret Life of Words
  • Author: Henry Hitchings
  • Release date: 2009/6/16
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Dictionaries and Languages
  • ISBN: 9780719564550
  • Rating: 9.31 of 10
  • Votes: 187
  • Review by: Pedro Janes
  • Review rating: 7.79 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/5
  • Total pages: 448
  • Includes a PDF summary of 44 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: 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.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 21H16M48S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Language: History & General Works
  • Available formats: WORD, LIT, PPTX, TXT, DOC, EPUB, MobiPocket, PDF. Compressed in TAR.XZ, RAR, CBR, Z, ALZ, ZIP, TAR.7Z
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 11.85 USD
  • Dimensions: 164x198x30mm
  • Weight: 322g
  • Printed by: John Murray Publishers Ltd
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom

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