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

The secret life of words : English words and their origins, Anne Curzan, (sound recording)

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
Anne Curzan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
JAI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Curzan, Anne
Dewey number
422
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
lectures speeches
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Anne Curzan, Professor, University of Michigan
Series statement
The great courses. Literature & language. Writing
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The secret life of words : English words and their origins, Anne Curzan, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Attached media. Course guide book
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. Winning words, banished words -- The life of a word, from birth to death -- disc 2. The human hands behind dictionaries -- Treasure houses, theft, and traps -- disc 3. Yarn and clues -- new word meanings -- Smog, mob, bling -- new words -- disc 4. "Often" versus "offen" -- pronunciation -- Fighting over zippers -- disc 5. Opening the early English word-hoard -- Safe and sound -- the French invasion -- disc 6. Magnifical dexterity -- Latin and learning -- Chutzpah to pajamas -- world borrowings -- disc 7. The pop/soda/coke divide -- Maths, wombats and Les bluejeans -- disc 8. Foot and pedestrian -- word cousins -- Desultory somersaults -- Latin roots -- disc 9. Analogous prologues -- Greek roots -- The tough stuff of English spelling -- disc 10. The b in debt -- meddling in spelling -- Of mice, men and y'all -- disc 11. I'm good -- or am I well? -- How snuck sneaked in -- disc 12. Um, well, like, you know -- Wicked cool -- the irreverence of slang -- disc 13. Boy toys and bad eggs -- slang wordplay -- Spinster, bachelor, guy, dude -- disc 14. Firefighters and freshpersons -- A slam dunk -- the language of sports -- disc 15. Fooling around -- the language of love -- Gung ho -- the language of war -- disc 16. Fillibustering -- the language of politics -- LOL -- the language of the internet -- disc 17. #$@%! -- forbidden words -- Couldn't (or could) care less -- disc 18. Musquirt and other lexical gaps -- Playing fast and loose with words
Control code
ocn820464938
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Audio CD.
Extent
18 audio discs (9 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781598038941
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
2013626981
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Note
422 SE25A ; XX-CDNF ; 18CD/1AW ; ADDED=1 PM ; jll ; A13TA001.
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
2140
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 820464938
  • (OCoLC)820464938
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The secret life of words : English words and their origins, Anne Curzan, (sound recording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Attached media. Course guide book
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. Winning words, banished words -- The life of a word, from birth to death -- disc 2. The human hands behind dictionaries -- Treasure houses, theft, and traps -- disc 3. Yarn and clues -- new word meanings -- Smog, mob, bling -- new words -- disc 4. "Often" versus "offen" -- pronunciation -- Fighting over zippers -- disc 5. Opening the early English word-hoard -- Safe and sound -- the French invasion -- disc 6. Magnifical dexterity -- Latin and learning -- Chutzpah to pajamas -- world borrowings -- disc 7. The pop/soda/coke divide -- Maths, wombats and Les bluejeans -- disc 8. Foot and pedestrian -- word cousins -- Desultory somersaults -- Latin roots -- disc 9. Analogous prologues -- Greek roots -- The tough stuff of English spelling -- disc 10. The b in debt -- meddling in spelling -- Of mice, men and y'all -- disc 11. I'm good -- or am I well? -- How snuck sneaked in -- disc 12. Um, well, like, you know -- Wicked cool -- the irreverence of slang -- disc 13. Boy toys and bad eggs -- slang wordplay -- Spinster, bachelor, guy, dude -- disc 14. Firefighters and freshpersons -- A slam dunk -- the language of sports -- disc 15. Fooling around -- the language of love -- Gung ho -- the language of war -- disc 16. Fillibustering -- the language of politics -- LOL -- the language of the internet -- disc 17. #$@%! -- forbidden words -- Couldn't (or could) care less -- disc 18. Musquirt and other lexical gaps -- Playing fast and loose with words
Control code
ocn820464938
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Audio CD.
Extent
18 audio discs (9 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781598038941
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
2013626981
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Note
422 SE25A ; XX-CDNF ; 18CD/1AW ; ADDED=1 PM ; jll ; A13TA001.
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
2140
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 820464938
  • (OCoLC)820464938
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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