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Endangered Phrases

Author : Steven D. Price
ISBN : 9781626369733
Genre : Reference
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"Person to person” (and "station to station”), "bar sinister,” "the weed of crime bears bitter fruit,” "between the devil and the deep blue sea,” "will o’ the wisp,” "poor as Job’s turkey” . . . these are just a few phrases that were once part of everyday speech. However, due to our evolving language and other cultural changes, there are hundreds of phrases poised on the brink of extinction. Can such endangered phrases be saved? And if so, why? These are questions Steven D. Price, award-winning author and keen observer of the passing linguistic scene, answers in this challenging and captivating compilation. It is sure to increase your appreciation of the English language’s ebb and flow—and enhance your own vocabulary along the way.
Category: Reference

Go Facts

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ISBN : 1865099392
Genre : Endangered species
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The Oxford Handbook Of Endangered Languages

Author : Kenneth L. Rehg
ISBN : 9780190610036
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The endangered languages crisis is widely acknowledged among scholars who deal with languages and indigenous peoples as one of the most pressing problems facing humanity, posing moral, practical, and scientific issues of enormous proportions. Simply put, no area of the world is immune from language endangerment. The Oxford Handbook of Endangered Languages, in 39 chapters, provides a comprehensive overview of the efforts that are being undertaken to deal with this crisis. A comprehensive reference reflecting the breadth of the field, the Handbook presents in detail both the range of thinking about language endangerment and the variety of responses to it, and broadens understanding of language endangerment, language documentation, and language revitalization, encouraging further research. The Handbook is organized into five parts. Part 1, Endangered Languages, addresses the fundamental issues that are essential to understanding the nature of the endangered languages crisis. Part 2, Language Documentation, provides an overview of the issues and activities of concern to linguists and others in their efforts to record and document endangered languages. Part 3, Language Revitalization, includes approaches, practices, and strategies for revitalizing endangered and sleeping ("dormant") languages. Part 4, Endangered Languages and Biocultural Diversity, extends the discussion of language endangerment beyond its conventional boundaries to consider the interrelationship of language, culture, and environment, and the common forces that now threaten the sustainability of their diversity. Part 5, Looking to the Future, addresses a variety of topics that are certain to be of consequence in future efforts to document and revitalize endangered languages.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

In A Manner Of Speaking

Author : Colin McNairn
ISBN : 9781632208989
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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What do “the whole kit and caboodle,” “the whole shebang,” “the whole megillah,” “the whole enchilada,” “the whole nine yards,” “the whole box and dice,” and “the full Monty” have in common? They’re all expressions that mean “the entire quantity,” and they’re all examples of the breadth and depth of the English-speaking world’s vocabulary. From the multitude of words and phrases in daily use, the author of this delightful exploration into what we say and why we say it zeroes in on those expressions and sayings and their variations that are funny, quirky, just plain folksy, or playfully dressed up in rhyme or alliteration. Some may have become clichés that, as it’s said with “tongue in cheek,” should be “avoided like the plague.” Others have been distorted, deemed politically incorrect, or shrouded in mystery and must bear some explanation. Among the topics the author delves into are expressions that shouldn’t be taken literally (“dressed to kill” and “kick the bucket”), foreign expressions that crept into English (“carte blanche,” “carpe diem,” and “que sera, sera”), phrases borrowed from print ads and TV commercials (“where there’s life, there’s Bud” and “where the rubber meets the road”), animal images (“a barrel of monkeys” and “chasing your tail”), and food and drink (“cast your bread upon the water,” “chew the fat,” “bottom’s up!”, and “drink as a lord”). Here’s a book for everyone who delights in the mysteries of language and the perfect gift for all the “wordies” in your life.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Words And Phrases

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105064117885
Genre : Law
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Camarades

Author : Martine Pillette
ISBN : 0748763805
Genre : French language
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Designed to meet the needs of wide-ability classes, the Camarades French course is divided into four units and fulfils the criteria of the National Curriculum/5-14 Guidelines, fully preparing all pupils for GCSE/Standard Grade examinations. The Teacher's Book contains an overview of each unit; offers clear, concise teaching notes; provides notes for the four assessment sections and the answers to all Pupil's Book exercises; and comprises tapescripts in sequence that are highlighted for ease of reference. The book has been revised for the National Curriculum 2000.
Category: French language

Latin Phrases And Maxims

Author : John Trayner
ISBN : 9785878315227
Genre : History
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Latin Phrases and Maxims: Collected from the Institutional and Other Writers On Scotch Law, with translations and Illustrations by J. Trayner.
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Noun Phrases In Creole Languages

Author : Marlyse Baptista
ISBN : 902725253X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This volume offers a thorough examination of the syntactic, semantic, pragmatic and discourse properties of noun phrases in a wide variety of creole (and non-creole) languages including Cape Verdean Creole, Santome, Papiamentu, Guinea-Bissau Creole, Mindanao Chabacano, Réunionnais Creole, Lesser Antillean, Haitian Creole, Mauritian Creole, Seychellois, Sranan, Jamaican Creole, Berbice Dutch Creole and African American English. Comparative studies also consider the determiner systems of Middle and Modern French, European Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Ewe, Fon and Gun. This compilation of 16 chapters brings together descriptive, theoretical, diachronic and synchronic studies that focus on the structure and interpretation of bare nouns in creoles. The contributions demonstrate the variety and complex nature of determiner systems in creoles and their widespread use of bare nouns in comparison to their source languages. This volume is evidence of the relevance of creole languages to theories of language creation, language change and linguistic theory in general.
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