A Lexicon for Lovers of Language

A Lexicon for Lovers of Language

by Henry I. Christ
     
 
A fascination for words and a delight in the intricacies of the English language pervade Christ's Lexicon for Lovers of Language. Clear explanations and descriptions of the terms and their origins spiced with illustrative quotations from literary sources in addition to the concrete examples make this enthralling linguistic romp through the Word Wonderland accessible,

Overview

A fascination for words and a delight in the intricacies of the English language pervade Christ's Lexicon for Lovers of Language. Clear explanations and descriptions of the terms and their origins spiced with illustrative quotations from literary sources in addition to the concrete examples make this enthralling linguistic romp through the Word Wonderland accessible, enlightening, and entertaining. Although scholarly and serious in nature, the style is neither stodgy nor pedantic as Christ offers explications for such imposing terms as synecdoche, chiasmus, and metonymy in language that is easily understandable and elucidating. A Lexicon for Lovers of Language is a handy reference that the average reader and linguist alike will find hours to enchant and fascinate themselves whether they have picked up the book for general reading or earnest study.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561678273
Publisher:
American Literary Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/16/2003
Pages:
243
Product dimensions:
5.46(w) x 8.72(h) x 0.76(d)

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