A Lexicon for Lovers of Language

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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...
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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.
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  • 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)

Table of Contents

Abstract Words 1
Acronym-Acrostic 4
Allegory 7
Alliteration 9
Allusion 11
Alphabet 13
Ambiguity 16
American-British English 18
Anachronism 20
Anagram 21
Anglo-Saxon 23
Anticlimax 26
Antithesis 28
Antonym 30
Apostrophe 32
Aside 34
Assonance 35
Ballad 36
Carpe Diem 39
Chiasmus 42
Classification 45
Cliche 47
Climax 49
Codes and Ciphers 51
Connotation-Denotation 53
Context 56
Convention 57
Couplet 59
Deus ex Machina 61
Doublespeak 63
Doublet 66
Elegy 68
Epitaph 70
Epithet 73
Eponym 74
E-Prime 75
Etymology 77
Euphemism 78
Fictions 80
Figurative Language 82
Foreshadowing 84
Formal Truths-Factual Truths 86
Free Verse 87
Gender 89
Gesture 91
Grammar 92
Greek Chorus 95
Haiku 97
Homonym 100
Humour 101
Hyperbole 103
Icon 104
Idiom 105
Imaginary Language 107
Indo-European 110
Inductive-Deductive Reasoning 113
Inference 117
Inflection 119
Irony 121
Jargon 122
Jeremiad 124
Kinesics 126
Lexicography 129
Limerick 131
Lost Languages 133
Malapropism 134
Maxim 136
Metaphor 138
Metathesis 140
Meter 142
Metonymy 145
Monologue-Soliloquy 146
Myth 147
Names 149
Neologisms 152
Nomenclature 154
Ode 157
Onomatopoeia 159
Oratory 161
Oxymoron 162
Palindromes 164
Paradox 166
Parody 168
Patronymics 169
Personification 170
Point of View 171
Polar Thinking 174
Portmanteau Words 176
Pronunciation 178
Prose 181
Protagonist-Antagonist 183
Pun 184
Punctuation 186
Redundancy 188
Regionalism 189
Repartee 192
Rhetoric 193
Rhyme 195
Rhythm 197
Riddle 199
Roman a Clef 203
Sarcasm 205
Satire 206
Self-fulfilling Prophecy 208
Semantics 210
Simile 212
Sonnet 213
Spelling 216
Spoonerisms 219
Stereotype 220
Structure Words 222
Subjective- Objective Writing 225
Suspense 227
Symbols 228
Synecdoche 230
Synonyms 231
Syntax 233
Topsy-Turvy 236
Translation 238
Usage 240
Word Magic 242
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