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The Resource The secret life of words : English words and their origins, Professor Anne Curzan, (videorecording)

The secret life of words : English words and their origins, Professor Anne Curzan, (videorecording)

Label
The secret life of words : English words and their origins
Title
The secret life of words
Title remainder
English words and their origins
Statement of responsibility
Professor Anne Curzan
Title variation
English words and their origins
Contributor
Author
Production company
Speaker
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Presents a survey of English, from its Germanic origins to the rise of globalization and cyber-communications
Member of
Cataloging source
IBI
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
422
Intended audience
Not rated
LC call number
PE1075
LC item number
.C879 2012
PerformerNote
Lecturer: Anne Curzan, University of Michigan
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Curzan, Anne
  • Teaching Company
Runtime
0
Series statement
The great courses. Literature & language. Writing
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English language
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The secret life of words : English words and their origins, Professor Anne Curzan, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Distribution
Note
  • Attached media. Coursebook
  • 36 lectures (30 minutes per lecture)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references in guidebooks
Carrier category
  • videodisc
  • volume
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. Winning words, banished words ; The life of a word, from birth to death ; The human hands behind dictionaries ; Treasure houses, theft, and traps ; Yarn and clues--New word meanings ; Smog, mob, bling--new words -- Disc 2. "Often" versus "Offen"--pronunciation ; Fighting over zippers ; Opening the early English word-hoard ; Safe and sound--the French invasion ; Magnifical dexterity--Latin and learning ; Chutzpah to pajamas--world borrowings -- Disc 3. The pop/soda/coke divide ; Maths, wombats, and les bluejeans ; Foot and pedestrian--word cousins ; Desultory somersaults--Latin roots ; Analogous prologues--Greek roots ; The tough stuff of English spelling -- Disc 4. The b in Debt--Meddling in spelling ; Of mice, men, and y'all ; I'm good ... or am I well? ; How snuck sneaked in ; Um, well, like, you know ; Wicked cool--the irreverence of slang -- Disc 5. Boy toys and bad eggs--slangy wordplay ; Spinster, bachelor, guy, dude ; Firefighters and freshpersons ; A slam dunk--the language of sports ; Fooling around--the language of love ; Gung ho--the language of war -- Disc 6. Filibustering--the language of politics ; LOL--the language of the Internet ; #$@%!--forbidden words ; Couldn't (or could) care less ; Musquirt and other lexical gaps ; Playing fast and loose with words
Control code
ocn819664038
Dimensions
4 3/4 in .
Edition
DVD.
Extent
6 videodiscs (1080 min.)
Isbn
9781598038934
Media category
  • video
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Note
422 SE25 ; XX-D ; 6DVD/1AW ; ADDED=1 PM ; LAP ; A13TD001.
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
2140
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 819664038
  • (Sirsi) 819664038
  • (OCoLC)819664038
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The secret life of words : English words and their origins, Professor Anne Curzan, (videorecording)
Distribution
Note
  • Attached media. Coursebook
  • 36 lectures (30 minutes per lecture)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references in guidebooks
Carrier category
  • videodisc
  • volume
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. Winning words, banished words ; The life of a word, from birth to death ; The human hands behind dictionaries ; Treasure houses, theft, and traps ; Yarn and clues--New word meanings ; Smog, mob, bling--new words -- Disc 2. "Often" versus "Offen"--pronunciation ; Fighting over zippers ; Opening the early English word-hoard ; Safe and sound--the French invasion ; Magnifical dexterity--Latin and learning ; Chutzpah to pajamas--world borrowings -- Disc 3. The pop/soda/coke divide ; Maths, wombats, and les bluejeans ; Foot and pedestrian--word cousins ; Desultory somersaults--Latin roots ; Analogous prologues--Greek roots ; The tough stuff of English spelling -- Disc 4. The b in Debt--Meddling in spelling ; Of mice, men, and y'all ; I'm good ... or am I well? ; How snuck sneaked in ; Um, well, like, you know ; Wicked cool--the irreverence of slang -- Disc 5. Boy toys and bad eggs--slangy wordplay ; Spinster, bachelor, guy, dude ; Firefighters and freshpersons ; A slam dunk--the language of sports ; Fooling around--the language of love ; Gung ho--the language of war -- Disc 6. Filibustering--the language of politics ; LOL--the language of the Internet ; #$@%!--forbidden words ; Couldn't (or could) care less ; Musquirt and other lexical gaps ; Playing fast and loose with words
Control code
ocn819664038
Dimensions
4 3/4 in .
Edition
DVD.
Extent
6 videodiscs (1080 min.)
Isbn
9781598038934
Media category
  • video
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Note
422 SE25 ; XX-D ; 6DVD/1AW ; ADDED=1 PM ; LAP ; A13TD001.
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
2140
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 819664038
  • (Sirsi) 819664038
  • (OCoLC)819664038
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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