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The Word Detective

Author : John Simpson
ISBN : 9780465096527
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"A charmingly full, frank, and humorous account of a career dedicated to rigorous lexicographic rectitude. . . .[John Simpson] is an absolute hero." --Lynne Truss, New York Times Can you drink a glass of balderdash? And what do you call the part of a dog's back it can't scratch? The answers to these questions can be found in the Oxford English Dictionary. There is no better guide to the dictionary's many wonderments than its former chief editor, John Simpson. In The Word Detective, an intensely personal memoir and a joyful celebration of English, he weaves a story of how words come into being, how culture shapes language, and how technology transforms words. A brilliant and deeply humane expedition through the world of words, The Word Detective will delight and inspire any lover of language.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Writing Lesson Level K Be A Word Detective

Author : Richard Gentry, Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781480769007
Genre :
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Incorporate writing instruction in your classroom as an essential element of literacy development while implementing best practices. Simplify the planning of writing instruction and become familiar with the Common Core State Standards of Writing.

The Word Detective

Author : Evan Morris
ISBN : UVA:X004595213
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 59.67 MB
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The "Word Detective" searches out clues to the origin of interesting words and phrases, such as Big Apple, moxie, yahoo, gormless, feed a cold, and many others, in a collection of articles from the syndicated "Word Detective" column. Reprint.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

American Mystery And Detective Novels

Author : Larry Landrum
ISBN : 0313213879
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 80.33 MB
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A guide to research on American mystery and detective novels emphasizing the historical development of the genre and major critical approaches to the literature.
Category: Literary Criticism

Word Aware

Author : Stephen Parsons
ISBN : 9781351698900
Genre : Education
File Size : 83.81 MB
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This comprehensive and practical book provides an ideal platform for the provision of effective vocabulary development in children of all abilities. This rigorously tried and tested approach is an outstanding resource that will be an essential addition to any school and classroom and is also an important addition to the materials used by speech and language therapists. It provides a structured approach to promote vocabulary development in all children. It details a comprehensive and structured approach to learning with a multitude of activities and lesson plans. It adopts a whole school approach but is equally effective for specific classes and groups or individual learners. It is an effective tool to teach children who speak English as an additional language. It particularly suitable for Key Stages 1 and 2. 286pp, A4, spiral bound with CD.
Category: Education

The Legendary Detective

Author : John Walton
ISBN : 9780226308265
Genre : History
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Private detectives and detective agencies played a major role in American history from 1870 to 1940. Pinkerton, Burns, Thiels, and the smaller independents were a multi-million dollar industry, hired out by many if not most American corporations, who needed services of surveillance, strike breaking, and labor espionage. Not only is John Walton's account the first sustained history of this industry, it is also the first book to trace the ways in which the private detective came to occupy a cherished place in popular imagination. Walton paints lively portraits of these mythical figures from Sherlock Holmes, the brilliant eccentric, to Sam Spade, the hard-boiled hero of Dashiell Hammett's best-selling tales. There's a great question lurking in here: how did pulp magazine editors shape the image of the hard-boiled private eye, and what sorts of interplay obtained between the actual records (agency files, memoirs) of these motley individuals in real life and the legend of the private detective in mass-market fiction? This history of the private eyes and this account of how the detective industry and the culture industry played off of each other is a first. Walton show us, in clean clear outline, the figure of the classical private eye, and he shows us further how the memory of this iconic figure was sustained in fiction, radio, film, literary societies, product promotions, adolescent entertainments, and a subculture of detective enthusiasts.
Category: History

Syntactic Parsing Strategies In Italian

Author : M. de Vincenzi
ISBN : 0792312759
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The basic accomplishment of sentence processing research in the 1960s and 70s was to establish that perceivers assign structural representa­ tions to sentences (Fodor et al., 1974) and they do so systematically using the formation rules of the grammar (Forster, 1979). This may sound like a singularly unimpressive accomplishment to a contem­ porary linguist - mere proof of the obvious. But one must recall the extremely impoverished view of language and language processing prevalent in the U.S. in the 1950s. Processing mechanisms were thought to consist of slightly elaborated stimulus-response associations, and sentences were viewed as mere strings of concatenated words. On this view, understanding language comprehension was naturally equated with knowing how words and associations between them were learned. Consequently, language pro­ cessing was investigated by performing a seemingly endless series of tedious paired associate learning studies. The shift in the 1960s to a view of sentences emphasizing hierarchically organized structures con­ taining grammatical depencies between widely separated items was thus dramatic.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Dime Novel Detective

Author : Gary Hoppenstand
ISBN : 0879722134
Genre : Fiction
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This volume offers a combination of representative dime novel detective fiction, presented in order of the respective series' first publication dates, and bibliographic material, which can assist the future scholar of the dime novels. Stories are reprinted from The New York Detective Library, Old Cap Collier, Old Sleuth Library, Bob Brooks Library, and Secret Service.
Category: Fiction

Beyond Rue Morgue Further Tales Of Edgar Allan Poe S First Detective

Author : Joe R. Lansdale
ISBN : 9781781161760
Genre : Fiction
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Poe's 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' introduced the world to its first literary detective, Le Chevalier C. Auguste Dupin, and established many literary devices used in future fictional detectives, including Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot. Beyond Rue Morgue invites its authors to continue Dupin's exploits, while retaining that touch of the strange and macabre for which Poe's work is so well known.
Category: Fiction