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Who Put The Butter In Butterfly

Author : David Feldman
ISBN : 9780061856464
Genre : Games & Activities
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The English language is filled with familiar words that, when one thinks about them, are downright peculiar: cooties, doozies, and heepie-jeebies; finks and funks; mugwumps and muumuus; deep six and cloud nine. There's only one pundit to solve these and other riddles of our spoken tongue: David Feildman, who in his bestselling Imponderables™ book and Why Do Clocks Run Clockwise? has established himself as the unchallenged expert on answering and unanswerable. Word Imponderables™ have always been favorites with Feldman's legions of fans, and in Who Put the Butter in Butterfly? he gets to the source of all the mysteries surrounding our curious vocabulary. Why do we mid our Ps and Qs and not our Vs and Ws? Which Toms lent their names to Peeping Tom, Tom Collins, and tommy gun. How does a Weasel go "pop" -- and why for that matter? And who are the Joneses we're supposed to be keeping up with? Who Put the Butter in Butterfly? is a reference book you can't afford to be without. So don't beat around the bush , and don't wait until the eleventh hour to until the jig is up. This is compulsive reading for anyone incurable curious about the idiosyncrasies fo the language.
Category: Games & Activities

Understanding Figurative Language

Author : Sam Glucksberg
ISBN : 0198027125
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book examines how people understand utterances that are intended figuratively. Traditionally, figurative language such as metaphors and idioms has been considered derivative from more complex than ostensibly straightforward literal language. Glucksberg argues that figurative language involves the same kinds of linguistic and pragmatic operations that are used for ordinary, literal language. Glucksberg's research in this book is concerned with ordinary language: expressions that are used in daily life, including conversations about everyday matters, newspaper and magazine articles, and the media. Metaphor is the major focus of the book. Idioms, however, are also treated comprehensively, as is the theory of conceptual metaphor in the context of how people understand both conventional and novel figurative expressions. A new theory of metaphor comprehension is put forward, and evaluated with respect to competing theories in linguistics and in psychology. The central tenet of the theory is that ordinary conversational metaphors are used to create new concepts and categories. This process is spontaneous and automatic. Metaphor is special only in the sense that these categories get their names from the best examples of the things they represent, and that these categories get their names from the best examples of those categories. Thus, the literal "shark" can be a metaphor for any vicious and predatory being, from unscrupulous salespeople to a murderous character in The Threepenny Opera. Because the same term, e.g.,"shark," is used both for its literal referent and for the metaphorical category, as in "My lawyer is a shark," we call it the dual-reference theory. The theory is then extended to two other domains: idioms and conceptual metaphors. The book presents the first comprehensive account of how people use and understand metaphors in everyday life.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Words Words Words

Author : Janet Allen
ISBN : 9781571100856
Genre : Education
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A teacher presents strategies for helping students in grades 4-12 retain vocabulary knowledge, discussing such topics as concept knowledge, word and structural analysis, context as a text support, lasting and meaningful word learning, and using reading as the key vocabulary teaching tool.
Category: Education

The Heart Of Wisdom Teaching Approach

Author : Robin Sampson
ISBN : 0970181671
Genre : Education
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"The Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach is for all homeschoolers who want to make the Bible the center of their school day. This giant 500+ page book provides you with the methods, program, and resources for a course of study where students spend half the school day studying God?s Word and the other half studying God?s world (academics). Students study history chronologically and science in the order of the days of Creation. This book will encourage, motivate you and instruct you, step by step, how to give your child a Bible-focused, comprehensive education from preschool through high school; one that will train him or her to read, to study, to understand, to love to learn and, most importantly, to desire and seek true wisdom. This approach can be used for all grade levels" --from the publisher.
Category: Education

Eigennamen Im Deutschen Wortschatz

Author : Rudolf Köster
ISBN : 9783110896206
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Viele Wörter der deutschen Sprache enthalten Eigennamen oder gehen - oft kaum mehr erkennbar - vollständig auf Eigennamen zurück. Solche Wörter nennt man 'Eponyme'. Sie entstehen, wenn z. B. die Bekanntheit eines Namens zu einer Gattungsbezeichnung führt (z. B. Zeppelin), wenn ein Forscher oder Erfinder geehrt werden soll (z. B. Ampère), oder wenn eine Ware nach ihrem Herkunftsland benannt wird (z. B. Burgunder). Viele Personennamen bilden geographische Namen (z. B. Amerika, Bolivien), andere prägen Verben, wenn die bezeichneten Personen für eine Handlung oder ein Verfahren stehen (z. B. einwecken, röntgen, verballhornen). Auch Fügungen wie Büchse der Pandora oder Hinz und Kunz beziehen ihr semantisches Potenzial aus bestimmten Personennamen und den Geschichten 'hinter' diesen Namen. Rudolf Köster versammelt in seinem Wörterbuch die wichtigsten Eponyme des deutschen Wortschatzes. Zu jedem Lemma präsentiert er die Wortart, eine präzise Bedeutungserklärung und den Eigennamen, auf den das jeweilige Wort zurückgeht. Abgerundet wird das Wörterbuch durch eine ausführliche Einleitung sowie ein Literaturverzeichnis zum Phänomen der 'Namenwörter'. Eigennamen im deutschen Wortschatz ist somit nicht nur ein wissenschaftliches Wörterbuch für das schnelle Nachschlagen von Eponymen, sondern auch ein informatives 'Wörter-Lesebuch' für jeden Sprachinteressierten.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Word Origins And How We Know Them

Author : Anatoly Liberman
ISBN : 9780195387070
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A guide to the science and process of etymology for the layperson explains how the origins and history of hundreds of words are determined, discussing such topics as folk etymology, changes of meaning in language history, borrowed words, and the methods of etymology.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Hot For Words

Author : Marina Orlova
ISBN : 9780061933639
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Brilliant philologist and sexy YouTube sensation Marina Orlova is Hot For Words—and you will be too when you join her on a titillating journey through the origins and meanings of words and phrases. Combining fascinating philology and etymology with provocative, full-colored photos of the alluring author, Hot For Words makes intelligence almost unbearably sexy…and lots of fun!
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Through The Language Glass

Author : Guy Deutscher
ISBN : 9781446494905
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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"Guy Deutscher is that rare beast, an academic who talks good sense about linguistics... he argues in a playful and provocative way, that our mother tongue does indeed affect how we think and, just as important, how we perceive the world." Observer *Does language reflect the culture of a society? *Is our mother-tongue a lens through which we perceive the world? *Can different languages lead their speakers to different thoughts? In Through the Language Glass, acclaimed author Guy Deutscher will convince you that, contrary to the fashionable academic consensus of today, the answer to all these questions is - yes. A delightful amalgam of cultural history and popular science, this book explores some of the most fascinating and controversial questions about language, culture and the human mind.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

In The Time Of The Butterflies

Author : Julia Alvarez
ISBN : 9781565129764
Genre : Fiction
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A story based on actual events evokes the horror of the Dominican Republic under dictator General Trujillo, as three sisters die in a jeep "accident."
Category: Fiction

Life Of Pi

Author : Yann Martel
ISBN : 9781847676016
Genre : Shipwreck victims
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The dazzling, thought-provoking novel that won the Man Booker Prize and became an international phenomenon.
Category: Shipwreck victims