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  • Written by Vivian Cook
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All In A Word

100 Delightful Excursions into the Uses and Abuses of Words

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On Sale: December 29, 2010
Pages: 0 | ISBN: 978-1-935554-80-6
Published by : Melville House Melville House
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Delve into the hidden nature of words: 
An irresistible mix of information, curiosity, and fun

Linguist Vivian Cook takes us on a brilliant series of excursions into the history and meaning of words: How do we learn words as a child? How are words born, and why do they die? Why do some never get spoken, and others never written? Each chapter is charmingly illustrated—and accompanied by a rich assortment of games, lists, puzzles, and quotes. From polite words to crass words, from p-c words to Shakespeare’s words, from food and wine words to jazz and drug words—the book is an exciting exploration into the abundance and variety of words.

  • All In A Word by Vivian Cook
  • December 29, 2010
  • Reference - Word Lists
  • Melville House
  • $15.95
  • 9781935554806

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