By Bill Sherk
500 Years of latest phrases takes you on a thrilling trip in the course of the English language from the times prior to Shakespeare to the 1st decade of the twenty first century. the entire major entries are prepared no longer alphabetically by way of in chronological order in keeping with the earliest recognized yr that every be aware used to be published or written down. starting with "America" in 1507 and spanning the centuries to "Marsiphobiphiliac" in 2004 (a one who would really like to visit Mars yet is scared of being marooned there), this publication might be opened at any web page and the reader will find a marvelous array of linguistic delights. In different phrases, this ebook is unputdownable (the major access for 1947). If Shakespeare have been alive at the present time, he could purchase this e-book.
Read or Download 500 Years of New Words: The Fascinating Story of How, When, and Why Hundreds of Your Favourite Words First Entered the English Language PDF
Similar language & grammar books
This quantity contributes to the burgeoning box of analysis on stance via providing a number of experiences dependent in normal discourse. those accumulated papers discover the located, pragmatic, and interactional personality of stancetaking, and current new types and conceptions of stance to spark destiny learn.
This fourth quantity on Missionary Linguistics specializes in lexicography. It includes a choice of papers derived from the 5th overseas convention on Missionary Linguistics held in Mérida, Yucatán (Mexico), 14th–17th March 2007. As with the former 3 volumes (2004, on basic matters, 2005, on orthography and phonology, and 2007 on morphology and syntax), this quantity appears to be like on the lexicographical creation of missionaries normally, the effect of ecu assets, reminiscent of Ambrogio Calepino and Antonio de Nebrija, translation theories, attitudes towards non-Western cultures, trans- and interculturality, semantics, morphological research and organizational rules of the dictionaries, akin to kinds and constitution of the entries, quotation varieties, and so forth.
This quantity offers with the reconstructed morphology of Proto-Romance. it's the 3rd in a chain via this writer. the 1st quantity (1974, Elsevier) bargains with the exterior historical past of the Romance languages: the stipulations less than which they built, have been used, and (in a few circumstances) went out of use. the second one quantity (1976, Elsevier) treats the phonology in their universal resource, Proto-Romance.
1. Mediated Me half 1: electronic instruments 2. details far and wide three. Hyperreading and Hyperwriting four. Multimodality five. on-line Language and Social interplay 6. realization buildings 7. severe Literacy half 2: electronic Practices eight. on-line Cultures and Intercultural verbal exchange nine. video games, studying and Literacy 10.
- And I Quote: The Definitive Collection of Quotes, Sayings, and Jokes for the Contemporary Speechmaker
- Langenscheidts Grundwortschatz Deutsch: Ubungsbuch
- Historical Linguistics 1993: Selected Papers from the 11th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Los Angeles, 16-20 August 1993
- Continuity and change in grammar
Additional resources for 500 Years of New Words: The Fascinating Story of How, When, and Why Hundreds of Your Favourite Words First Entered the English Language
Tobacco was cultivated by the Indians of North and South America long before the arrival of Columbus, and they smoked it for both ceremonial and medicinal purposes. Europeans developed a taste for the “stinking weed” after Jean Nicot, French ambassador to Lisbon, sent some tobacco seeds to the queen of France, Catherine de Medici, in 1559. Nicot became immortalized when the word nicotine was coined in his honour, yet he would have preferred a different kind of fame. He laboured for forty years compiling the world’s first French dictionary, and before he died in 1594 his mammoth work of scholarship had been completed.
A third of a century earlier, James Monroe expressed the same idea. And where did Monroe get it from? ” What ancient source inspired Cleon to speak those words, no one knows. 1575 SKEPTIC Comments written in the margins of books are collectively known as marginalia. During the Middle Ages, when copies of the Bible were laboriously handwritten, the monks who produced them often worked under a vow of silence. When the urge to communicate became too great to ignore, these monks often wrote notes to each other in the margins of the Bibles they were copying.
An American inventor named Charles Goodyear tackled the problem and came up with the answer in 1839 when he accidentally spilled a mixture of rubber and sulphur on a hot stove. After holding his nose and cleaning up the mess, he discovered he had a rubber that stayed flexible when cold, yet dry and firm when warm. He called the new product “vulcanized rubber,” after Vulcan, the Roman god of fire, because the heat of the fire brought the rubber and sulphur together to make what Goodyear was looking for.