How has the English language developed over time? How have words entered the English language, or changed their meaning? David Crystal takes us on a wonderful tour through the origins and evolution of 15 groups of words, from dying to spacecraft. His source is the monumental Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary.
Words, Words, Words is a celebration of what we say and how we say it. It invites us to engage linguistically with who we are: to understand what words tell us about where wecome from and what we do. And as they continually shape our lives, it suggests ways that we can look at words anew and get involved with collecting and coining words ourselves.
Quiz your family at home with crosswords, puzzles and games. Will you accept the challenge of 200 new thematic word searches, perfect for whiling away your downtime, on the commute, on holiday or relaxing at home?
The perfect stocking filler for wordsearch lovers this Christmas. Will you accept the challenge of 200 new thematic word searches, perfect for whiling away your downtime while travelling, on holiday or relaxing at home?
Who formed and shaped the English language? David and Hilary Crystal take us on a journey through Britain to discover the people who gave our language its colour and character; Saxon invaders, medieval scholars, poets, reformers, dictionary writers. Part travelogue, part history, this beautifully illustrated book is full of unexpected delights.