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The Facts on File encyclopedia of word and phrase origins

Author: Robert Hendrickson
Publisher: New York : Facts on File, ©1997.
Series: Facts on File library of language and literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and expanded edView all editions and formats
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Traces the history of over nine thousand English words and phrases, including slang, proverbs, plant and animal names, place-names, phrases from literature, nicknames, historical expressions, and foreign-language expressions.
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Terms and phrases
Dictionnaires
Dictionnaires anglais
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Hendrickson
ISBN: 0816032661 9780816032662
OCLC Number: 34782678
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 754 pages ; 29 cm.
Contents: 1. Democratization and Mass Communication: What is the Link? / Patrick H. O'Neil 2. Latin American Broadcasting and the State: Friend and Foe / Elizabeth Fox 3. The Unfinished Project of Media Democratization in Argentina / Silvio R. Waisbord 4. Notes on Freedom of Expression in Africa / Robert Martin 5. Nigeria: The Politics of Confusion / Louise M. Bourgault 6. The Media and Democracy in Eastern Europe / Owen V. Johnson 7. Institutions, Transitions, and the Media: A Comparison of Hungary and Romania / Richard A. Hall and Patrick H. O'Neil 8. The Mass Media in Asia / John A. Lent 9. Democratization and the Press: The Case of South Korea / Kyu Ho Youm 10. The Media and Democratic Development: The Social Basis of Political Communication / W. Lance Bennett.
Series Title: Facts on File library of language and literature.
Other Titles: Encyclopedia of word and phrase origins
Responsibility: Robert Hendrickson.

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This encyclopedia explains the origins of thousands of words, proverbs, idioms, foreign language expressions, animal and plant names, and nicknames. There are more than 12,500 entries of which  Read more...

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