Wordwatching: Field Notes of an Amateur Philologist

Wordwatching: Field Notes of an Amateur Philologist

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ISBN: 1560258403 / Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press, December 2005

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A lighthearted exploration of the origins and misuses of numerous English-language words contains essays that cite instances of borrowed language to illustrate larger processes of cultural influence and change, in a volume that argues that the English language's instability is a source of its strength and vitality. Original. Read More
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