How to Read a Word download free [PDF and Ebook] by Elizabeth Knowles

How to Read a Word download free [PDF and Ebook] by Elizabeth Knowles year 2010
  • Book name: How to Read a Word
  • Author: Elizabeth Knowles
  • Release date: 2010/5/23
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Reference
  • ISBN: 9780199574896
  • Rating: 9.96 of 10
  • Votes: 335
  • Review by: Abigail Jernigan
  • Review rating: 8.7 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/16
  • Total pages: 208
  • Includes a PDF summary of 24 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Have you ever wondered how you can find out more about a word: Where did it come from? How has its meaning altered? How can it be pronounced? What is its relationship to other words? Language is not fixed, but is an evolutionary process: words develop and change, in meaning, association, and pronunciation, as well as in many other ways. Exploring the routes taken by the words we choose to investigate leads us on fascinating journeys. How to Read aWord, written by the noted lexicographer Elizabeth Knowles, shows us how we might delve into the origins, associations, and evolution of words, and is primarily concerned with the following two points: what questions can be asked about a word? And how can they be answered?Utilising the unrivalled resources and the language-monitoring programs of the Oxford English Dictionary, the book leads you through the various stages of investigation into the myriad aspects of individual words, from etymology to date of first use and regional distribution, and from spelling and pronunciation to shifts in meaning.Supported by many examples of investigation into specific words, and featuring a full index, a wide selection of useful online resources, and reams of useful tips for avoiding common pitfalls, it is both a thought-provoking and practical handbook, providing readers with the essential tools to confidently interrogate the words by which they are surrounded. How to Read a Word is the perfect gift for anyone who is fascinated by the development and intricacies of the Englishlanguage.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 9H4M16S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Encyclopaedias & Reference Works, Historical & Comparative Linguistics, Language: History & General Works, Semantics
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 14.77 USD
  • Dimensions: 136x200x22mm
  • Weight: 318g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Oxford, United Kingdom

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