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    The Secret Life Of Words Book

     

    Its...a...rigorous...read...which,...like...language...study...itself,...can...be...tedious,...but...the...opportunity...for...intellectual...(possibly...philosophical)...reward...is...richRight....now....it....is....computers....and....technology....that....change....our....vocabulary;....four....hundred....years....ago....the....spice....trade....did....the....same....thingHenry....Hitchings....delves....into....our....promiscuous....language....and....reveals....how....and....why....it....has....absorbed....words....from....more....than....350....other....languages....many....originating....from....the....most....unlikely....of....places,....such....as....shampoo....from....Hindi....and....kiosk....from....Turkishor....at....least....the....lack....of....definitionsIt's....also....an....account....of....writing....things....down,....along....with....the....perennial....attendant....arguments....about....plain....versus....flowery....languageA..truly..creative..historian..might..try..to..look..at..the..progress..of..humankind..through..a..different..lens..-..the..history..of..art,..perhaps,..or..literature..or..science.Hitchings..has..decided..to..look..at..history..through..the..rise..and..spread..of..the..English..language..-..once..an..agglomeration..of..angry..noises..from..a..few..small..tribes..in..what..would..eventually..become..Europe,..now..a..tongue..that..dominates..the..world

     

    Dust....Jacket....Condition:....NewThe...author...of...this...books...suggests...that...we...should...wonder...more...often...how...our...language...(English)has...formedChapters....are....pages....and....pages....of....long....historical....facts....-....that....ARE....interesting,....like....I....said,....but....just....don't....give....you....a....chance....to....absorb....anythingWe...talk...about..."borrowing"...wordsAnd..yet..most..of..the..time..it..can't..help..but..feel..like..each..paragraph..is..just..an..etymological..tangent,..with..each..chapter..focusing..on..the..different..origins..of..words..in..our.."promiscuous"..English..languageThe..Secret..Life..of..Words:..How..English..Became..English..Henry..Hitchings..Published..by..John..Murray..Publishers,..U.K..(2008)..ISBN10:..0719564549..ISBN13:9780719564543..New..Hardcover..First..Edition..Quantity..Available:..1..Seller:..A..-..Z..Books..(New..Delhi,..DELHI,..India)..Rating..[?]..Book..Description..John..Murray..Publishers,..U.K,..2008

     

    I....had....a....hard....time....going....through....the....historical....beginningActually,....I....found....the....history....portion....of....every....chapter....far....more....interesting....than....the....part....that....was....mostly....listsHardcoverNow...try...16...chapters...of...that!...Each...chapter...theoretically...covers...Englishs...interaction...with...another...language,...with...a...strong...historical...component...included...for...contextIt's..also..an..account..of..writing..things..down,..a..This..book..is..a..history..of..English..and..also..of..England:..the..chapters..are..titled..by..a..word..first..used..in..each..period,..from..the..Norman..times..(Invade)..to..the..20th..century..(Angst),..via..the..Chaucerian..era..of..scholarship..(Volume),..the..Elizabethan..age..of..exploration..(Bravado)..and..Jacobean..epoch..of..conquering..(Powwow),..the..Civil..war..(Onslaught)..and..the..Enlightenment..(Connoisseur),..the..age..of..expansion..and..imperialism..(Teapot)..and..the..Victorian..times..(Ethos)

     

    New...meanings...for...words...also...exacerbated...divisions...between...the...ruling...Normans...and...the...Saxon...underclass:-...knave...was...just...a...way...of...describing...a...young...man...until...William...the...Bastard...and...his...chums...came...alongThe...paths...that...they...followed...are...fascinating,...and...the...stories...behind...them...are...the...stories...of...Western...culture...and...civilizationflag....2....likesLike....see....review....As..I..suggested,..if..it..were..a..textbook..I..would..have..a..significant..amount..of..praise..for..itSignOnMyAccountBasketHelp....Menu....Find....MyAccount....•....My....Purchases....Advanced....Search....Browse....Collections....Rare....Books....Textbooks....Booksellers....Start....Selling....Community....Help....Close....Search....By....Keyword....By....Title....By....Author....By....ISBN....By....Publisher....By....Collection....Find....Advanced....Search....If...I'm...going...to...get...a...bunch...of...isolated...facts,...might...as...well...space...them...out...so...I...can...appreciate...each...one...uniquely,...rat...Really...wanted...to...like...this...one,...but...count...me...among...the...hordes...of...reviewers...who...just...found...it...to...be...too...dry...and...lacking...narrative...arc...(despite...having...literal...history...as...a...framework!)Then....click....the....big....power....button....to....whitelist....the....current....web....site,....and....its....state....will....be....remembered....next....time....you....visit....the....web....siteI..just..get..a..bit..turned..around..with..all..the..invasions..and..imperial..aggressions..in..the..earlier..history,..but..this..may..not..be..an..issue..for..manyHowever,..it..would..have..been..nice..if..Hitchings..had..employed..some..larger..themes..tie..everything..together

     

    However,....words....meaning....the....same....thing....in....French....and....English....languages....were....sometimes....used....alongside....each....other,....e.gHence,..one..has..to..be..assiduous,..diligent,..and..curious..enough..to..listen..to..that..storyBooks..&..FictionPage-TurnerBooksLiterary..LivesPoemsFictionEnglish...owes...such...a...debt...to...other...languages,...not...to...mention...the...expansionist...and...colonialist...efforts...of...the...British...that...drove...our...contact...and...interaction...with...the...speakers...of...those...languages.And...so...we...go...through...historyOn....Adblock....Plus....click...."Enabled....on....this....site"....to....disable....ad....blocking....for....the....current....website....you....are....onSep....29,....2012....darkseraphina....rated....it....it....was....amazing....What....I....life....best....about....this....is....that....the....focus....is....on....vocabulary,....not....grammar....and....syntax....like....so....many....histories....of....english....seem....to....befreedom..fries).Henry..Ford..wasn't..the..first..to..set..up..a..production..line..in..Detroit,..that..was..Ransom..Olds..with..his..Oldsmobile d53ff467a2

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