America in So Many Words

America in So Many Words

Offers a chronological history of famous American words and expressions, such as hot dog, bayou, bogus, and cafeteria

Author: David K. Barnhart

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105019352702

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 308

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Offers a chronological history of famous American words and expressions, such as hot dog, bayou, bogus, and cafeteria
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Ancient Rome in So Many Words

Ancient Rome in So Many Words

How many words are in it ? " " Eight . ” “ Define each one . " There would follow an attempt at definition , with correction by the grammaticus .

Author: Christopher Francese

Publisher: Hippocrene Books

ISBN: 0781811538

Category: History

Page: 248

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The brief word-histories in this book are meant to provide background on some words that everyone learns when they study Latin, as well as some rarer terms that have interesting stories to tell about Roman culture. This book lists a new word or phrase that came into American English every year from 1975 to 1998, with a selection of early additions from 1497 to 1750, and discusses the history behind the adoption of each. Teachers and students of Latin can benefit from the slightly more formal, but still anecdotal, approach taken here to some key words in the Latin lexicon.
Categories: History

America in So Many Words

America in So Many Words

1555 1733 canoe moose powWOW boss frontier cookie barbecue American abolition mammoth pione AMERICA anch in So Many Words Dixie dude Shaped America motel RE ...

Author: Allan Metcalf

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547563299

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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This book presents a unique historical view of American English. It chronicles year by year the contributions Americans have made to the vocabulary of English and the words Americans have embraced through the evolution of the nation. For important years from the settlement of Jamestown until 1750, and for every year from 1750 through 1998, a prominent word is analyzed and discussed in its historical context. The result is a fascinating survey of American linguistic culture through past centuries. The authors -- both lifelong students of American English -- bring great depth of understanding to these key words that have made America, and American English, what they are today.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

In So Many Words

In So Many Words

... from Western and Eastern India Aparna Basu, Malavika Karlekar. In So Many Words In So Many Words Women's Life Experiences from Western and. Front Cover.

Author: Aparna Basu

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000084450

Category: Social Science

Page: 152

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This volume will mark a new trend in dealing with women’s varied experiences of life: individual introductions situate the narrator in a context – and then her voice takes over, with no intervention from the editors (except to provide footnotes wherever necessary). The personal narrative — be it an autobiography, a letter or a diary — has come to be recognised as an acceptable data source in history and social science. Literary critics and students of literature too find considerable use in reading the personal writings of poets, fiction and crime writers. In this book, readings of personal narratives help in painting various images of lives that we can only know at second hand. The mélange includes memoirs, published articles, ‘portraits from memory’, a collection of essays , and an oral interview. In all, the self was the focus. The writings of Sailabala, Li Gotami, and Shakuntala go beyond a recounting of their lives and deal with spiritual and travel experiences. Three of the essays are excerpts from published autobiographies — Sarala Devi Chaudhurani’s Jeevaner Jharapata (Life’s Fallen Leaves), Kalpana Dutt’s Reminiscences and Sailabala Das’s A Look Before and After. Vidyagauri Nilkanth’s writings are essays and a selection of amazingly candid letters exchanged with her husband. Anasuya Sarabahi’s is an interview in Gujarati with niece Gira and Monica’s a selection from an unpublished memoir. Li Gotami, whose original name was Rutty Petit, travelled to Manasarovar, and a few of the magazine articles on this amazing journey have been reproduced here. Whichever form a woman chooses, writing about her self, is emancipatory; she may be a person who has so far received little attention from the family or the world. Or she may be one who is a well-known public figure – yet little is known about her childhood. So she writes about many selves – life is not about one coherent self but rather one of many lives and experiences. In other words,
Categories: Social Science

Just So Many Words

Just So Many Words

'ood reduced to a pulp. as by . powder and digesting with .4 2 The wild igeon (Columba fasciala) of the Just So Many Words A Collection of Poetry By James.

Author: James Dillon

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557089062

Category: Poetry

Page: 104

View: 210

A collection of poetry in five sections: Life & Death; Love & Romance; Sonnets; Song Lyrics; and Stories. The author favors metered rhyme, especially in the classical style, as opposed to prose. They cover the full range of emotions and there is something here for everyone.
Categories: Poetry

In So Many Words

In So Many Words

Author: Robert Schmuhl

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015064760559

Category: Political Science

Page: 209

View: 834

Since 1975, Robert Schmuhl's writing and teaching have focused on American political culture and contemporary communication, particularly the news media. In So Many Words brings together nearly forty of Schmuhl's previously published essays, which have appeared in the Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, American Journalism Review, and Notre Dame Magazine, among others. From investigating contemporary political life, to assessing the current state of journalism, to ruminating on today's republic of letters, this volume demonstrates one writer's probing--and catholic--curiosity. Arranged thematically, with the essays divided into three sections--Matters Political and Journalistic, Matters Literary, and Matters Personal--In So Many Words invites readers to ponder a wide range of issues, such as the debate over preemptive war, the compositional idiosyncrasies of wordsmiths, and the vagaries of media punditry. Variety, in both subjects considered and approaches pursued, is a hallmark of this collection. The essay form allows the author to move back and forth between longer and shorter expositions and serious or more playful perspectives. The phrase "in so many words" carries two meanings: precision or exactitude in language and candor or plain speaking. This is a book that lives up to its title by presenting arguments and dramatizing adventures in no uncertain terms. Whether stimulating thought, generating controversy, or evoking laughter, the consistently high quality of Schmuhl's writing throughout In So Many Words offers both elucidation and enjoyment. "If you--like most of us--find wisdom and wit in seriously short supply, you can get yourself an immediate refill by reading and relishing Robert Schmuhl's In So Many Words. In his inspired essay on U.S. foreign policy, 'Going Our Way,' Schmuhl proves to be a prophet--with both honor and wisdom; in 'Confessions of a Quote Slut,' his humor pulls back the curtain and reveals 'dark secrets' about those of us who make contemporary journalism. I am completely confident if you read 'Between Books' and 'Scout's Honor'--and the pieces in between--Schmuhl, just as he made me, will make you laugh and will make you think." --Mark Shields, syndicated columnist, political commentator for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS "Bob Schmuhl is the guy I read when I want to understand how things political, cultural, and journalistic interact--and how the world works as a result. He's an analyst who is cool and collected, and so it's cool to know that he's collected, between cloth covers." --David M. Shribman, executive editor of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, syndicated columnist, and Pulitzer prize winner "I've known and respected the work of Bob Schmuhl my entire professional life. This collection of his work shines with enthusiasm for journalism, American culture, and the English language." --Roy Peter Clark, senior scholar, The Poynter Institute, and author of Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer
Categories: Political Science

Too Many Words

Too Many Words

This explains also why so many of the fashionable phrases about doing for the ... Who recognizes the words of Friedrich A. Hayek, written in 1944 in the ...

Author: Jeff Cares

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781514431382

Category: Philosophy

Page: 358

View: 140

Almost every New Years Day since 1974, Wayne Hughes set down on paper his take on some of the most important issues facing modern life. These essays were not written for publication, but as true correspondence with a circle of friends from many walks of life. Waynes hope was that a dialog would ensue in which everyone, including himself, would learn something new in the New Year. The topics are diverse: touching politics, faith, society, war, family and human nature. Waynes self-imposed rule was that they be written in one sitting, but they are far from spontaneous outbursts of opinion or perfunctory pabulum. His clear prose and thoughtful analysis leads the reader through even the most contentious topics so that even if one disagrees with his destination, you cant help but respect the fairness and balance you met on the journey. Too-Many-Words also includes a selection from Waynes other writings speeches, stories, technical analyses and letters.a
Categories: Philosophy

Too many words Not enough ink

Too many words  Not enough ink

Threads can be so thin and knotted that the actual task of coming undone can seem like too much work. To the point where popular belief is that it's easier ...

Author: Miriam Soltero

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781105970283

Category:

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Too Many Words

Too Many Words

BEAUTIFUL GORGEOUS , AND LOVELY Thou, my precious, art So much more than a gem – So much more than a cartwheel For my REM... Thou art my truly magical, ...

Author: Jamie Shaw

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781664102095

Category: Poetry

Page: 58

View: 964

The interesting situation differentiating humans from other animals - coherent written and spoken language, in the form of words - is a conundrum found baffling to many among humankind, especially given the success of the animal kingdom without ostensible recourse to them. The very fact underscoring the claim to some inherent superiority often put forward by homo sapiens, somehow positing a link between words and rationality, in reality has led our common home, Planet Earth, to the brink of catastrophe. With "Too Many Words", hopefully using just the right amount of them, Jamie Shaw presents his own story, reaching back into dubious beginning, but making the case for his own and the Earth's love in times to come...
Categories: Poetry

In so many words

In so many words

In so many words s'attache : - aux champs sémantiques les moins approfondis parce que les plus riches : c'est le cas du vocabulaire concret des sons, de la lumière, du mouvement, des façons de regarder ou de parler, - aux expressions ...

Author: Françoise Grellet

Publisher: Hachette Éducation

ISBN: 9782011402189

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 766

PRÉSENTATION Ce livre d'exercices a été conçu comme un complément aux manuels de vocabulaire classiques. In so many words s'attache : - aux champs sémantiques les moins approfondis parce que les plus riches : c'est le cas du vocabulaire concret des sons, de la lumière, du mouvement, des façons de regarder ou de parler, - aux expressions idiomatiques, - à l'association des mots entre eux. Une dernière partie est consacrée aux faux-amis ainsi qu'à un glossaire de mots qui sont souvent sources d'erreurs. POINTS FORTS - Un concept original : il n'existe pas d'ouvrage comparable - Les exercices sont tous corrigés et permettent donc : • à l'étudiant d'un bon niveau de se tester et d'approfondir quelques points • à l'étudiant moins avancé de se servir des corrigés et des conseils pour acquérir du vocabulaire - Pour chaque exercice, une première réponse est donnée pour aider l'étudiant à démarrer l'exercice. - Nouvelle maquette, plus claire. SOMMAIRE 1. Choisir le mot juste 2. Recourir aux idiotismes 3. Associer ou créer 4. Déjouer les pièges PUBLIC - (Bons) élèves de terminale - Classes préparatoires littéraires - Licence d'anglais - CAPES et Agrégation L’AUTEUR : Françoise Grellet est professeur de Première supérieure au lycée Henri-IV à Paris
Categories: Education

In So Many Words

In So Many Words

Author: F. Ray Phillips

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:8226868

Category: American poetry

Page: 64

View: 201

Categories: American poetry

The Parliamentary Debates

The Parliamentary Debates

... the supremacy of Amendment proposed , in page 1 , line Parliament in so many words . The 15 , to leave out the word “ granted , ” and Government had ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament

Publisher:

ISBN: IOWA:31858029320003

Category: Great Britain

Page:

View: 750

Categories: Great Britain

The Practice of Language

The Practice of Language

For instance, someone may say something in so many words, or in a word, and this may be someone's last word in some matter; words may be more or less well ...

Author: M. Gustafsson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402006918

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 273

View: 137

How is linguistic theory related to linguistic practice? What do theoretical notions and models tell us about real-life language use? Are there any limits to what such notions and models can reasonably be taken to accomplish? These questions are fundamental to any serious investigation into the phenomena of human communication. The essays in this book show that philosophers and linguists of quite different brands have tended to give undue priority to their own favourite theoretical framework, and have presupposed that the descriptive scheme invoked by that framework constitutes a pattern to which any linguistic practice somehow has to conform. What unites the contributors to this volume is a critical attitude towards such essentialist aspirations. By investigating several concrete examples of this tendency - examples collected from such seemingly disparate areas as structuralism, contemporary analytic philosophy and feminist epistemology - the authors collectively manage to cast doubt on the very attempt to fit the whole of linguistic practice into a general theoretical mould.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Betty in So Many Words

Betty   in So Many Words

Selection of letters and other writings by Betty Dalby.

Author: Betty Dalby

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:79629057

Category:

Page: 48

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Selection of letters and other writings by Betty Dalby.
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The Cambridge Review

The Cambridge Review

So now I am to be found most of them , and didn't see much in them . ... getting any® “ forrarder , ” as the great many words in Arabic to rhyme with love .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101077277331

Category:

Page:

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Vols. 1-26 include a supplement: The University pulpit, vols. [1]-26, no. 1-661, which has separate pagination but is indexed in the main vol.
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Wine Trivia in So Many Words

Wine Trivia    in So Many Words

It has inspired poets to dream, clerics to sermonize, and lovers to swoon. Through all time, words have been used to tell the story of wine, to commit it to our collective memory, and to record what it means to our world.

Author: Dick Rosano

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1511940212

Category:

Page: 184

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Wine has been made by the world's great cultures for over 8,000 years and holds a place of honor throughout history. It is celebrated in religious ceremonies and coronations, serves as witness to the blessing of marriages and baptisms. It's tipped to acknowledge heads of state, smashed to launch ships both large and small, and plays an unforgettable role in cooking. It has inspired poets to dream, clerics to sermonize, and lovers to swoon. Through all time, words have been used to tell the story of wine, to commit it to our collective memory, and to record what it means to our world. These words come from statesmen, kings, and presidents, from actors, poets, and playwrights, and from people of lesser distinction who simply had just the right way to capture the spirit of wine and communicate it to others. Wine Trivia...In So Many Words embraces the best of these phrases and trivia on wine.
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In So Many Words

In So Many Words

After blaming himself for a fatal accident, Daniel Morrister comes unraveled.

Author: D. C. Morrister

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1490327401

Category: Fiction

Page: 234

View: 900

After blaming himself for a fatal accident, Daniel Morrister comes unraveled. Having written several lines of poetry prior to being committed, he spends his time in a psychiatric hospital composing many more. At novel length, they detail a number of stories surrounding a certain corner – not even a town but, as he describes it, “the intersection of two roads on their way somewhere better”. As a consequence of Daniel's entanglements in the area, several locals horrify him by going around with their clothes off. It drives the author to strive for a loftier outcome with his art while asking if words alone can beautify what happens.
Categories: Fiction

In So Many Words

In So Many Words

This volume will mark a new trend in dealing with women's varied experiences of life: individual introductions situate the narrator in a context - and then her voice takes over, with no intervention from the editors (except to provide ...

Author: Aparna Basu

Publisher: Routledge India

ISBN: 1138164739

Category:

Page: 152

View: 813

This volume will mark a new trend in dealing with women¿s varied experiences of life: individual introductions situate the narrator in a context ¿ and then her voice takes over, with no intervention from the editors (except to provide footnotes wherever necessary). The personal narrative ¿ be it an autobiography, a letter or a diary ¿ has come to be recognised as an acceptable data source in history and social science. Literary critics and students of literature too find considerable use in reading the personal writings of poets, fiction and crime writers. In this book, readings of personal narratives help in painting various images of lives that we can only know at second hand. The m¿nge includes memoirs, published articles, ¿portraits from memory¿, a collection of essays , and an oral interview. In all, the self was the focus. The writings of Sailabala, Li Gotami, and Shakuntala go beyond a recounting of their lives and deal with spiritual and travel experiences. Three of the essays are excerpts from published autobiographies ¿ Sarala Devi Chaudhurani¿s Jeevaner Jharapata (Life¿s Fallen Leaves), Kalpana Dutt¿s Reminiscences and Sailabala Das¿s A Look Before and After. Vidyagauri Nilkanth¿s writings are essays and a selection of amazingly candid letters exchanged with her husband. Anasuya Sarabahi¿s is an interview in Gujarati with niece Gira and Monica¿s a selection from an unpublished memoir. Li Gotami, whose original name was Rutty Petit, travelled to Manasarovar, and a few of the magazine articles on this amazing journey have been reproduced here. Whichever form a woman chooses, writing about her self, is emancipatory; she may be a person who has so far received little attention from the family or the world. Or she may be one who is a well-known public figure ¿ yet little is known about her childhood. So she writes about many selves ¿ life is not about one coherent self but rather one of many lives and experiences. In other words, the pen gives woman agency ¿ she moves out from under the shroud of victim hood and becomes one who can write about her lives. The volume also has some carefully chosen photographs, gleaned from personal collections, so far a neglected area of use in academic study. These provide an important visual context to the many worlds that the women inhabited.
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Macmillan s Magazine

Macmillan s Magazine

If I could do supply them with so many words , and I have this , then I thought I might succeed in im- never put a book out of hand short of the pregnating ...

Author: David Masson

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924065545281

Category: Periodicals

Page:

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Categories: Periodicals