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A Century of New Words John Ayto

A Century of New Words par John Ayto

A Century of New Words John Ayto


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Résumé

This fascinating dictionary gives a vivid picture of the last 105 years through words. It comprises a summary of the key words added to the English language in the twentieth century, grouped by decade. It is essential for anyone with an interest in language and social history.

A Century of New Words Résumé

A Century of New Words John Ayto

Take a fascinating journey from plastic (1909) to podcasting (2004). This vivid picture of the last 105 years is based on John Ayto's critically acclaimed Twentieth Century Words, and was published in hardback as Movers and Shakers: A chronology of words that shaped our age. It offers a selection of the key words added to the English language in the twentieth century and the early years of the twenty-first, grouped by decade. An introductory essay identifies the main historical, cultural, and scientific currents running through each decade, and shows how they contributed new vocabulary to the language. An A-Z listing of words which were first recorded in that decade follows, selected for their resonance to today's world. Each word is fully described and its origins explained. A final section looks at vocabulary developments of the new millennium. Full of surprises, this book is at once a glimpse of the past and a handbook for today.

Sommaire

1. The 1900s; 2. The 1910s; 3. The 1920s; 4. The 1930s; 5. The 1940s; 6. The 1950s; 7. The 1960s; 8. The 1970s; 9. The 1980s; 10. The 1990s and 2000s

Informations supplémentaires

GOR004907585
9780199213696
0199213690
A Century of New Words John Ayto
Occasion - Très bon état
Broché
Oxford University Press
20070628
256
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