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Dictionary of Catch Phrases

By Eric Partridge
  • ISBN Code: : 1461660408
  • Publisher : Scarborough House
  • Pages : 408
  • Category : Social Science
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A catch phrase is a well-known, frequently-used phrase or saying that has `caught on' or become popular over along period of time. It is often witty or philosophical and this Dictionary gathers together over 7,000 such phrases.

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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Book Code : 3111403165
  • Total of Pages : 223
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 802
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The Hidden History of Coined Words

By Ralph Keyes
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190466782
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 626
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Successful word-coinages--those that stay in currency for a good long time--tend to conceal their beginnings. We take them at face value and rarely when and where they were first minted. Engaging, illuminating, and authoritative, Ralph Keyes's The Hidden History of Coined Words explores the etymological underworld of terms and expressions and uncovers plenty of hidden gems. He also finds some fascinating patterns, such as that successful neologisms are as likely to be created by chance as by design. A remarkable number of new words were coined whimsically, originally intended to troll or taunt. Knickers, for example, resulted from a hoax; big bang from an insult. Casual wisecracking produced software, crowdsource, and blog. More than a few resulted from happy accidents, such as typos, mistranslations, and mishearing (bigly and buttonhole), or from being taken entirely out of context (robotics). Neologizers (a Thomas Jefferson coinage) include not just scholars and writers but cartoonists, columnists, children's book authors. Wimp originated with a book series, as did goop, and nerd from a book by Dr. Seuss. Coinages are often contested, controversy swirling around such terms as gonzo, mojo, and booty call. Keyes considers all contenders, while also leading us through the fray between new word partisans, and those who resist them strenuously. He concludes with advice about how to make your own successful coinage. The Hidden History of Coined Words will appeal not just to word mavens but history buffs, trivia contesters, and anyone who loves the immersive power of language.

A Cross-linguistic and Cross-cultural Analysis of English and Slovene Onomastic Phraseological Units

By Alenka Vrbinc
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1527532666
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The book investigates English and Slovene onomastic phraseological units (PUs), and is based on two databases containing English and Slovene PUs with anthroponyms, toponyms and their derivatives. These databases were created using monolingual English and Slovene phraseological dictionaries. The volume provides in-depth, cross-linguistic and cross-cultural research into this segment of phraseology, and represents the most extensive treatment of any contrastive topic involving Slovene and a foreign language. As such, it will serve to be a useful source of information for scholars of Slavonic and other languages, as well as anyone interested in phraseology, cultural specificity, etymology, translation equivalence, and the stereotypical use of ethnonyms.

Curious English Words and Phrases

By Max Cryer
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  • Publisher : Exisle Publishing
  • Book Code : 1927187516
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 146
  • Pdf File: curious-english-words-and-phrases.pdf

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Have you ever wondered where terms like 'end of your tether', 'gets my goat' or 'letting ones hair down' come from? Or why we call some people 'geezers', 'sugar daddies' or 'lounge lizards'? Or where the words 'eavesdropping', 'nickname' and 'D-Day' come from?They are just a few of the many words and phrases that language expert Max Cryer examines in this fact-filled and fun new book. Max explains where these curious expressions come from, what they mean and how they are used. Along the way he tells a host of colourful anecdotes and dispels quite a few myths Did Churchill originate the phrase 'black dog'? And if 'ivory tower' can be found in the Bible, why has its meaning changed so drastically?'Curious English Words and Phrases' is a treasure trove for lovers of language. Informative, amusing and value for money, this book is 'the real McCoy'. From 'couch potato' to 'Bob's your uncle', you'll find the explanation here!

Whatchamacallit?

By Adauri Brezolin,Alzira Leite Vieira Allegro,Rosalind Mobaid
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  • Publisher : Disal Editora - Bantim, Canato e Guazzelli Editora Ltda
  • Book Code : 8578441419
  • Total of Pages : 236
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 174
  • Pdf File: whatchamacallit.pdf

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Este novo dicionário engloba uma gama variada de expressões idiomáticas e coloquiais na língua portuguesa seguidas de possíveis traduções em inglês,que não são facilmente encontradas em dicionários disponíveis no mercado.Seu formato bilíngüe foi planejado para facilitar a consulta tanto na língua inglesa quanto na portuguesa.Excelente material de apoio para professores, tradutores e estudantes.

The Ultimate Spanish Phrase Finder

By Whit Wirsing
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  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Book Code : 007150933X
  • Total of Pages : 960
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Members : 806
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Get instant access to thousands of common Spanish phrases As you know it is next to impossible to deduce the Spanish equivalents of common English phrases such as "take a break" or "have an idea" using only a bilingual dictionary. That's where The Ultimate Spanish Phrase Finder comes in. Containing 37,000 common phrases and idiomatic expressions in each language, The Ultimate Spanish Phrase Finder gives you invaluable guidance on phrase construction, along with a range of synonyms to choose from. Examples--including common proverbs and book and movie titles--provide you with vivid illustrations of how specific word combinations are used in everyday contexts in Spain and Latin America.

Foundations of Familiar Language

By Diana Sidtis
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1119163293
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 550
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A broad overview of the many kinds of unitary expressions found in everyday verbal and written communication, including their signature meaning, form, and usage, authored by a renowned scholar in the field Foundations of Familiar Language is renowned scholar Diana Sidtis's new contribution to the study of formulaic language through a wide-ranging overview of a large group of language behaviors that share characteristics of cohesion and familiarity, featuring a rational classification of fixed, familiar expressions into formulaic expressions, lexical bundles, and collocations. This unique volume offers a new approach to linguistic classification and construction grammar through a dual-process model of language competence rooted in linguistic, psycholinguistic, and neurolinguistic observations, combining insights drawn from foundational studies of psychology and neurology with contemporary theories of the differences between formulaic and propositional language. This approach offers a distinct and innovative contribution to scholarship in the field. The text contains resources for further study and research such as examples, research protocols, and lists of fixed, familiar expressions from the past and present. This authoritative volume: Describes the current state of knowledge and reviews experimental results, proposals, and models in a clear and straightforward manner Offers up-to-date surveys of the role of fixed expressions in education, social sciences, cognitive psychology, and brain science Features a wealth of engaging and relatable examples of formulaic expressions (conversational speech formulas, expletives, idioms, and proverbs), lexical bundles, and collocations Includes discussion of the use of fixed, familiar expressions in second language learning Presents new research data on the neurological foundations of familiar language drawn from clinical observations and experimental studies of stroke, dementia, and Parkinson’s disease Contains material from social media, magazines, newspapers, speeches, and other sources to illustrate the importance, abundance, and value of familiar language Sufficiently in-depth for specialists, while accessible to students and non-specialists, Foundations of Familiar Language is an essential resource for a wide range of readers, including linguists, child language specialists, psychologists, social scientists, neuroscientists, philosophers, educators, teachers of English as a second language, and those working in artificial intelligence and speech synthesis.

The Linguistic Construction of Reality

By George W. Grace
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1315522519
  • Total of Pages : 156
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 99
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This book, originally published in 1987, considers how the science of linguistics creates its own objects of study. It argues that language is the one essential tool in the ‘social construction of reality’ – the way in which our environment as we perceive and respond to it is actually created by the cultural constructs we bring to bear on it – and that it is also the means by which this reality, once constructed, is preserved and transmitted from person to person and from generation to generation. Hence it is entirely appropriate to refer to the linguistic construction of reality.

Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Language

By Various Authors
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 131552144X
  • Total of Pages : 2854
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 511
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Philosophical themes as diverse as language, value, mind and God are among the topics discussed in this set of 11 books, originally published between 1963 and 1991. Specific volumes cover the following: The relation between persuasion and truth criticism of linguistic philosophy, questions about the nature of thought and ontological questions in general.

Oxford Companion to the English Language

By Tom McArthur,Jacqueline Lam-McArthur,Lise Fontaine
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0191073873
  • Total of Pages : 768
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 633
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The Oxford Companion to the English Language provides an authoritative single-volume source of information about the English language. It is intended both for reference and for browsing. The first edition of this landmark Companion, published in 1998, adopted a strong international perspective, covering topics from Cockney to Creole, Aboriginal English to Caribbean English and a historical range from Chaucer to Chomsky, Latin to the World Wide Web. It succinctly described and discussed the English language at the end of the twentieth century, including its distribution and varieties, its cultural, political, and educational impact worldwide, its nature, origins, and prospects, and its pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, word-formation, and usage. This new edition notably focuses on World Englishes, English language teaching, English as an international language, and the effect of technological advances on the English language. More than 130 new entries include African American English, British Sign Language, China English, digital literacy, multimodality, social networking, superdiversity, and text messaging, among many others. It also includes new biographical entries on key individuals who have had an impact on the English language in recent decades, including Beryl (Sue) Atkins, Adam Kilgariff, and John Sinclair. It is an invaluable reference for English Language students, and fascinating reading for any general reader with an interest in language.