Words On The Move

Author: John McWhorter
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1627794735
Size: 74.31 MB
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Words on the Move opens our eyes to the surprising backstories to the words and expressions we use every day. Did you know that silly once meant “blessed”? Or that ought was the original past tense of owe?

Words On The Move

Author: John McWhorter
Publisher: Picador USA
ISBN: 9781250143785
Size: 28.25 MB
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In Words on the Move, McWhorter encourages us to marvel at the dynamism and resilience of the English language, and his book offers a delightful journey where we see that words are ever on the move and our lives are all the richer for it.

Words On The Move

Author: John McWhorter
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1627794719
Size: 58.94 MB
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Words on the Move opens our eyes to the surprising backstories to the words and expressions we use every day. Did you know that silly once meant “blessed”? Or that ought was the original past tense of owe?

The Word Detective

Author: John Simpson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1408706598
Size: 15.38 MB
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The book will speak to anyone who uses a dictionary, 'word people' , history lovers, students and parents.

Other Wordly

Author: Yee-Lum Mak
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452163111
Size: 36.56 MB
Format: PDF
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Other-Wordly is an irresistible ebook for lovers of words and those lost for words alike.

The Hidden Brain

Author: Shankar Vedantam
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 9781588369390
Size: 60.69 MB
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Filled with fascinating characters, dramatic storytelling, and cutting-edge science, this is an engrossing exploration of the secrets our brains keep from us—and how they are revealed.

The Language Hoax

Author: John H. McWhorter
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199361606
Size: 56.28 MB
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This short, opinionated book addresses the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, which argues that the language we speak shapes the way we perceive the world. Linguist John McWhorter argues that while this idea is mesmerizing, it is plainly wrong.

Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue

Author: John H. McWhorter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592403950
Size: 23.14 MB
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Why do we say "do" at all? Is the way we speak a reflection of our cultural values? Delving into these provocative topics and more, author McWhorter distills hundreds of years of lore i