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Word By Word


Author : Kory Stamper
language : en
Publisher: Pantheon
Release Date : 2017-03-14


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Do you have strong feelings about the word “irregardless”? Have you ever tried to define the word “is”? Brimming with intelligence and personality, this vastly entertaining account of how dictionaries are made is a must-read for word mavens. Many of us take dictionaries for granted, and few may realize that the process of writing dictionaries is, in fact, as lively and dynamic as language itself. With sharp wit and irreverence, Kory Stamper cracks open the complex, obsessive world of lexicography, from the agonizing decisions about what to define and how to do it, to the knotty questions of usage in an ever-changing language. She explains why small words are the most difficult to define, how it can take nine months to define a single word, and how our biases about language and pronunciation can have tremendous social influence. And along the way, she reveals little-known surprises—for example, the fact that “OMG” was first used in a letter to Winston Churchill in 1917. Word by Word brings to life the hallowed halls (and highly idiosyncratic cubicles) of Merriam-Webster, a startlingly rich world inhabited by quirky and erudite individuals who quietly shape the way we communicate. Certain to be a delight for all lovers of words, Stamper’s debut will make you laugh as much as it makes you appreciate the wonderful complexities and eccentricities of the English language.

Word By Word


Author : Ric Publications Staff
language : en
Publisher: R.I.C. Publications
Release Date : 1997


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Word By Word Translations Of Songs And Arias Part I


Author : Berton Coffin
language : en
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Release Date : 1994-03-01


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This classic test first published in 1966 has withstood the test of time as a teaching aid for English-speaking singers, coaches, and accompanists, in order that their art may be more communicative to the public. This word-by-word translation allows the artist to properly interpret and express the feelings and emotions that the words require at the proper time.

Word By Word


Author : Jonathan Morse
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 1990


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Arguing


Author : Elaine Slavens
language : en
Publisher: James Lorimer & Company
Release Date : 2004-11-30


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Discusses strategies to deal with arguing by identifying what triggers an argument, how arguments escalate, and ways to avoid an argument.

Word By Word


Author : Christopher Hager
language : en
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date : 2013-02-14


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Consigned to illiteracy, American slaves left little record of their thoughts and feelings—or so we have believed. But a few learned to use pen and paper to make sense of their experiences, despite prohibitions. These authors’ perspectives rewrite the history of emancipation and force us to rethink the relationship between literacy and freedom.

Faust Romeo Et Juliet


Author : Mary Dibbern
language : en
Publisher: Pendragon Press
Release Date : 2006


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For singers and others involved in the production of operas, this performance guide to Gounod's Faust and Romeo et Juliette consists of English translations of the libretti and pronunciation instruction, in addition to footnotes explaining changes to the Goethe and Shakespeare sources, a French diction guide, and explanations of obscure terminology