In a Word 750 Words and Their Fascinating Stories and Origins by Rosalie Baker
  

In a Word 750 Words and Their Fascinating Stories and Origins

Written by Rosalie Baker
Illustrated by Tom Lopes

RRP £13.99

Synopsis

In a Word 750 Words and Their Fascinating Stories and Origins by Rosalie Baker

What's in a word? A lot, as IN A WORD tells us! Words travel through time and evolve? -taking on new characteristics, new meanings, and providing fascinating tales of people, places, and times long ago. Each entry of IN A WORD tells its tale in a witty short-story style, often accompanied by fun illustrations.Though several of the entries in the book provide the kind of linguistic details found in the finest dictionaries, IN A WORD's lively, anecdotal style makes it more entertaining than a traditional reference book. It's a perfect addition to any family home, or as a gift.The book also comes with a language chart and index. With an introduction by a linguistics scholar.

Reviews

The writing is accessible as well as intelligent. A worthwhile acquisition for both middle- and high-school libraries.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
250 pages

Author

Rosalie Baker
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Publisher

Cricket Books, a division of Carus Publishing Co

Publication date

26th December 2003

ISBN

9780812627107


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