Take My Words: A Wordaholic's Guide to the English Language

Take My Words: A Wordaholic's Guide to the English Language

by Howard Richler
     
 

Drawing from his "Speaking of Language" columns written for The Montreal Gazette, Howard Richler invites readers to enjoy the pleasures of exploring the English language—which is rapidly becoming the world's lingua franca. Among other things, Richler traces how foreign words invaded the English language over the centuries, and how people's names

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Overview

Drawing from his "Speaking of Language" columns written for The Montreal Gazette, Howard Richler invites readers to enjoy the pleasures of exploring the English language—which is rapidly becoming the world's lingua franca. Among other things, Richler traces how foreign words invaded the English language over the centuries, and how people's names came into existence. Richler completes his tour of English with a special section on Canadian English. Take My Words also contains many entertaining puzzles, quizzes and word games to challenge readers' skills.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780921870425
Publisher:
Ronsdale Press
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.49(d)

Meet the Author

Howard Richler is a longtime logophile who has served as a language columnist for several newspapers and magazines. He is the author of seven books on language including: The Dead Sea Scroll Palindromes (1995), Take My Words: A Wordaholic's Guide to the English Language (1996), A Bawdy Language: How a Second-Rate Language Slept Its Way to the Top (1999), Global Mother Tongue: The Eight Flavours of English (2006), Can I Have a Word with You? (2007), Strange Bedfellows: The Private Lives of Words (2010), and most recently How Happy Became Homosexual: and Other Mysterious Semantic Shifts (2013).

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