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The language of composition; a practical guide to words

Author: Robert Eustis Morsberger
Publisher: New York, Crowell [1964]
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Eustis Morsberger
OCLC Number: 1335552
Notes: Originally published in 1962 under title: How to improve your verbal skills.
Description: xiv, 332 pages illustrations 22 cm
Contents: Why a limited vocabulary limits one's effective intelligence --
From Babel to beatniks: the growth and development of English --
Making the dictionary work for you --
You, too, can learn to spell --
Prefixes are keys to word meanings --
Greek roots can unlock word meanings --
Latin roots are clues to word meanings --
Suffixes are guides to word meanings --
English is alive and changing --
Connotations, the ambiguities of language --
Metaphor, the supercharger of language --
Diction, the gearshift of language --
Euphemisms, the fig leaves of language.
Responsibility: [by] Robert E. Morsberger.

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