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The Private Lives of English Words
     

The Private Lives of English Words

by Louis G. Heller (Editor), Alexander Humez (Editor)
 
A narrative treatment of how selected words have changed their meanings during their lives. Two appendixes list the kinds of changes and the words that underwent them as well as the words discussed and the kinds of changes they underwent. A detailed index offers quick access to all words, roots, sources, and meanings appearing in the text.

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A narrative treatment of how selected words have changed their meanings during their lives. Two appendixes list the kinds of changes and the words that underwent them as well as the words discussed and the kinds of changes they underwent. A detailed index offers quick access to all words, roots, sources, and meanings appearing in the text.

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Wynwood Press (120 White Plains Road, Tarrytown, NY 10591) has published this reprint of Gale's 1984 edition (the copyright belongs to Verbatim; the language quarterly). The origins and evolution of some 400 words are described in alphabetically arranged articles that are both accessible and informative. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780810310124
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
06/01/1984
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
368

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