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Discovering words

Author: Julian Walker
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Shire Publications, ©2009.
Series: Discovering series, no. 300.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For centuries English has assimilated words from other languages. Julian Walker offers a treasury of word histories, showing the variety of ways the words we use have evolved.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Walker
ISBN: 9780747807490 0747807493
OCLC Number: 303039503
Description: 126 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Arts and communications --
Body and health --
Clothes and fabrics --
Environment and weather --
Faith and ideas --
Family and people --
Food and drink --
Garden --
Home --
Law --
Learning --
Military --
Nature --
Science --
Sports and games --
State and politics --
Tools and materials --
Trade and money --
Transport --
Work --
Abstract nouns --
Adjectives --
Verbs.
Series Title: Discovering series, no. 300.
Responsibility: Julian Walker.

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For centuries English has assimilated words from other languages. This title provides an introduction to the subject of etymology, showing how the words we use hold the histories of human interaction  Read more...

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