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Title: English Words
Subtitle: Structure, History, Usage
Written By: Francis Katamba

Words are all around us - we use them every day to communicate our joys, fears, hopes, opinions, wishes and demands - but we don't often think about them too deeply. In this highly accessible introduction to English words, the reader will discover what the study of words can tell them about the extraordinary richness and complexity of our daily vocabulary and about the nature of language in general.

Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, the book covers a wide range of topics including the structure of words, the meaning of words, how their spelling relates to pronunciation, how new words are manufactured or imported from other languages, and how the meaning of words changes with the passage of time. It also investigates how the mind deals with words by highlighting the amazing intellectual feat performed routinely when the right word is retrieved from the mental dictionary. This revised and expanded second edition brings the study of words right up to date with coverage of text messagin

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 041529892X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 328
Prices: U.S. $ 105.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0415298938
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 328
Prices: U.S. $ 34.95