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Discovering Words Julian Walker

Discovering Words By Julian Walker

Discovering Words by Julian Walker


$11.99
Condition - Very Good
6 in stock

Summary

For centuries English has assimilated words from other languages. This title provides an introduction to the subject of etymology, showing how the words we use hold the histories of human interaction and communication.

Discovering Words Summary

Discovering Words by Julian Walker

For centuries English has assimilated words from other languages. Julian Walker offers a treasury of word histories, showing the variety of ways the words we use have evolved. The book is arranged into subjects, within which a selection of words are traced back through the stages by which they came to be part of the English language, and through more recent changes over time in form and meaning. Historical dictionaries such as Johnson's and Webster's are referenced throughout, especially where there has been disagreement over the histories and 'proper' form of words. Discovering Words provides an enticing introduction to the subject of etymology, showing how the words we use hold the histories of human interaction and communication.

Additional information

GOR001383915
9780747807490
0747807493
Discovering Words by Julian Walker
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
20090910
80
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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