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The Resource The life of language : the fascinating ways words are born, live, & die, Sol Steinmetz and Barbara Ann Kipfer

The life of language : the fascinating ways words are born, live, & die, Sol Steinmetz and Barbara Ann Kipfer

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The life of language : the fascinating ways words are born, live, & die
Title
The life of language
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the fascinating ways words are born, live, & die
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Sol Steinmetz and Barbara Ann Kipfer
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Language
eng
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Steinmetz, Sol
Dewey number
422
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1574
LC item number
.K46 2006
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Kipfer, Barbara Ann
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  • English language
  • English language
Target audience
adult
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The life of language : the fascinating ways words are born, live, & die, Sol Steinmetz and Barbara Ann Kipfer
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-370) and index
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
  • Part 2
  • Phrasal Verbs: Getting By, Down, In, Off, On, Over, and Out
  • 259
  • 31
  • Prefixes and Suffixes: How to Create a New Word in One Easy Step
  • 269
  • 32
  • Reduplication: Flip-flopping Higgledy-Piggledy Through the Riffraff
  • 282
  • 33
  • Retronyms: New Terms for Old Things
  • New Root Formation: The Birth of Words
  • 291
  • Part 6
  • Borrowing: Adopting Words from Foreign Places
  • 34
  • Loanwords and their Sources: Many Tongues, Many Words
  • 307
  • 35
  • Naturalization of Loanwords: How Aliens Become Citizens
  • 316
  • 36
  • 3
  • Integration of Foreign Words and Phrases: How They Find a Home in English
  • 323
  • 37
  • Word Genealogies: Reconstructing the History of a Word
  • 329
  • 38
  • Genetic Drift: English Around the World
  • 337
  • 39
  • Summing Up: A Review of Word Formation
  • Word Roots: From Tiny Shoots to a Forest of Words
  • 348
  • 40
  • Word Death: As with All Living Things ... an Ending
  • 359
  • 17
  • 4
  • Root Creation: Spam, Anyone?
  • 24
  • 5
  • Inheritance or Pattern Formation: Dial-a-Word, Prosewise
  • Part 1
  • 28
  • Part 3
  • Modification: How Words Grow and Thrive
  • 6
  • Abbreviations and Acronyms: BCNU L8R in No-Ho, OK?
  • 38
  • 7
  • Back-Formation: Finding Short Roots in Long Words
  • 48
  • 8
  • It's All About Words
  • Clipping or Shortening: Back, Fore, and Fore-and-Aft
  • 57
  • 9
  • Contractions: Its Do's and Don'ts
  • 66
  • 10
  • Diminutives: Smallness Is (Sometimes) Cute and Endearing
  • 73
  • 11
  • Doublets: Why Is a Muscle Like a Mouse?
  • 1
  • 80
  • 12
  • Folk Etymology: Word History Misunderstood or Mistaken
  • 89
  • Part 4
  • Semantic Change: The Split Personalities of Words
  • 13
  • Transformations: How Changes in Meaning Alter Words
  • 102
  • 14
  • What Is a Word?
  • Euphemism: Careful Language in the Age of Political Correctness
  • 110
  • 15
  • Functional Shift or Conversion: How Words Become Parts of Speech
  • 120
  • 16
  • Generalization: Extending the Particular to the General
  • 126
  • 17
  • Metaphor: Soaring from the Literal to the Figurative
  • 6
  • 136
  • 18
  • Specialization: Mice, Viruses, Worms, and a Parliament of Owls
  • 144
  • Part 5
  • Generation: Many Ways of Growing Words
  • 19
  • Baby Talk: Hush, Little Baby, Don't Say a Word
  • 155
  • 20
  • 2
  • Blends or Portmanteau Words: The Frabjous Utility of Beautility
  • 159
  • 21
  • Coinages: The Art of Minting New Words
  • 166
  • 22
  • Combining Forms: A Dictionary Invention
  • 177
  • 23
  • Compounding: Making New Words Out of Old Ones
  • Building Blocks: How Words Are Formed
  • 188
  • 24
  • Derivation: Forming Many Words from a Single Word
  • 196
  • 25
  • Eponyms: What's in a Name? Sometimes a Word or a Phrase
  • 204
  • 26
  • Neologisms: How Long Does a New Word Remain New?
  • 215
  • 11
  • 27
  • Nonce Words: Words Serving a Need of the Moment
  • 227
  • 28
  • Nonsense Words: Grammarithemetic and Lots of Things Beside
  • 236
  • 29
  • Onomatopoeia: From Buzzing Bees to Tintinnabulating Bells
  • 249
  • 30
Control code
ocm65521621
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xi, 388 pages
Isbn
9780375721137
Lccn
2006045131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
422 ST36 ; P ; XX-N ; C-NO ; C0806BT4.
Other control number
9780375721137
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o65521621
  • (Sirsi) o65521621
Label
The life of language : the fascinating ways words are born, live, & die, Sol Steinmetz and Barbara Ann Kipfer
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-370) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 2
  • Phrasal Verbs: Getting By, Down, In, Off, On, Over, and Out
  • 259
  • 31
  • Prefixes and Suffixes: How to Create a New Word in One Easy Step
  • 269
  • 32
  • Reduplication: Flip-flopping Higgledy-Piggledy Through the Riffraff
  • 282
  • 33
  • Retronyms: New Terms for Old Things
  • New Root Formation: The Birth of Words
  • 291
  • Part 6
  • Borrowing: Adopting Words from Foreign Places
  • 34
  • Loanwords and their Sources: Many Tongues, Many Words
  • 307
  • 35
  • Naturalization of Loanwords: How Aliens Become Citizens
  • 316
  • 36
  • 3
  • Integration of Foreign Words and Phrases: How They Find a Home in English
  • 323
  • 37
  • Word Genealogies: Reconstructing the History of a Word
  • 329
  • 38
  • Genetic Drift: English Around the World
  • 337
  • 39
  • Summing Up: A Review of Word Formation
  • Word Roots: From Tiny Shoots to a Forest of Words
  • 348
  • 40
  • Word Death: As with All Living Things ... an Ending
  • 359
  • 17
  • 4
  • Root Creation: Spam, Anyone?
  • 24
  • 5
  • Inheritance or Pattern Formation: Dial-a-Word, Prosewise
  • Part 1
  • 28
  • Part 3
  • Modification: How Words Grow and Thrive
  • 6
  • Abbreviations and Acronyms: BCNU L8R in No-Ho, OK?
  • 38
  • 7
  • Back-Formation: Finding Short Roots in Long Words
  • 48
  • 8
  • It's All About Words
  • Clipping or Shortening: Back, Fore, and Fore-and-Aft
  • 57
  • 9
  • Contractions: Its Do's and Don'ts
  • 66
  • 10
  • Diminutives: Smallness Is (Sometimes) Cute and Endearing
  • 73
  • 11
  • Doublets: Why Is a Muscle Like a Mouse?
  • 1
  • 80
  • 12
  • Folk Etymology: Word History Misunderstood or Mistaken
  • 89
  • Part 4
  • Semantic Change: The Split Personalities of Words
  • 13
  • Transformations: How Changes in Meaning Alter Words
  • 102
  • 14
  • What Is a Word?
  • Euphemism: Careful Language in the Age of Political Correctness
  • 110
  • 15
  • Functional Shift or Conversion: How Words Become Parts of Speech
  • 120
  • 16
  • Generalization: Extending the Particular to the General
  • 126
  • 17
  • Metaphor: Soaring from the Literal to the Figurative
  • 6
  • 136
  • 18
  • Specialization: Mice, Viruses, Worms, and a Parliament of Owls
  • 144
  • Part 5
  • Generation: Many Ways of Growing Words
  • 19
  • Baby Talk: Hush, Little Baby, Don't Say a Word
  • 155
  • 20
  • 2
  • Blends or Portmanteau Words: The Frabjous Utility of Beautility
  • 159
  • 21
  • Coinages: The Art of Minting New Words
  • 166
  • 22
  • Combining Forms: A Dictionary Invention
  • 177
  • 23
  • Compounding: Making New Words Out of Old Ones
  • Building Blocks: How Words Are Formed
  • 188
  • 24
  • Derivation: Forming Many Words from a Single Word
  • 196
  • 25
  • Eponyms: What's in a Name? Sometimes a Word or a Phrase
  • 204
  • 26
  • Neologisms: How Long Does a New Word Remain New?
  • 215
  • 11
  • 27
  • Nonce Words: Words Serving a Need of the Moment
  • 227
  • 28
  • Nonsense Words: Grammarithemetic and Lots of Things Beside
  • 236
  • 29
  • Onomatopoeia: From Buzzing Bees to Tintinnabulating Bells
  • 249
  • 30
Control code
ocm65521621
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xi, 388 pages
Isbn
9780375721137
Lccn
2006045131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
422 ST36 ; P ; XX-N ; C-NO ; C0806BT4.
Other control number
9780375721137
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o65521621
  • (Sirsi) o65521621

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