DEWDROPPERS WALDOS AND SLACKERS A DECADE BY DECADE GUIDE TO THE VANISHING VOCABULARY OF THE 20TH CENTURY

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Dewdroppers Waldos And Slackers

Author : Rosemarie Ostler
ISBN : 0195182545
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Lists the meanings and backgrounds of thousands of twentieth-century catch phrases, slang terms, and buzzwords, many of which have fallen out of use, in a volume complemented by historical and sociological essays.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Magic Search

Author : Rebecca S. Kornegay
ISBN : 9780838909904
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 29.19 MB
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This resource showcases how to increase the power of Library of Congress Subject Heading (LCSH) subdivisions to produce astonishing results from your searches. The authors explain how, when used wisely, LCSH subdivisions can save time and provide a new level of precision in information retrieval for patrons of the library.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Cambridge Companion To World Literature

Author : Ben Etherington
ISBN : 9781108471374
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This Companion presents lucid and exemplary critical essays, introducing readers to the major ideas and practices of world literary studies.
Category: Literary Criticism

What Is English

Author : Tim William Machan
ISBN : 9780191668364
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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What is English? Can we be as certain as we usually are when we say something is not English? To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them. Finding an account that fits the constantly changing varieties of English is, Tim Machan finds, anything but simple. But he rises to the challenge, grappling with its elusive essence through episodes in its history. He looks at the ambitions of Caxton, the preoccupations of Johnson, and the eloquence of Churchill, tussles with the jargons of contemporary business, and pursues his object from rural America to James Cook's Australia. He examines creoles, pidgins, and dialects, and takes apart competing histories showing their assumptions and prejudices. Finally he reveals the stable category English, resting paradoxically within its constantly mutating forms and varieties. This is a book for everyone interested in English and the role of language in society and culture.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

American Reference Books Annual

Author : Bohdan S. Wynar
ISBN : UOM:39015054042992
Genre : Reference books
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1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.
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Against The Grain

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ISBN : UOM:39015063375177
Genre : Acquisitions (Libraries)
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