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The Resource May we borrow your language? : how English steals words from all over the world, Philip Gooden

May we borrow your language? : how English steals words from all over the world, Philip Gooden

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May we borrow your language? : how English steals words from all over the world
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May we borrow your language?
Title remainder
how English steals words from all over the world
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Philip Gooden
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eng
Summary
The English language that is spoken by one billion people around the world is a linguistic mongrel, its vocabulary a diverse mix resulting from centuries of borrowing from other tongues. From the Celtic languages of pre-Roman Britain to Norman French; from the Vikings' Old Scandinavian to Persian, Sanskrit, Algonquian, Cantonese and Hawaiian - amongst a host of others - we have enriched our modern language with such words as tulip, slogan, doolally, avocado, moccasin, ketchup and ukulele. 'May We Borrow Your Language?' explores the intriguing and unfamiliar stories behind scores of familiar words that the English language has filched from abroad; in so doing, it also sheds fascinating light on the wider history of the development of the English we speak today. Full of etymological nuggets to intrigue and delight the reader, this is a gift book for word buffs to cherish
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Gooden, Philip
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  • 422
  • 422
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Literary form
non fiction
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  • English language
  • Comparative linguistics
  • Languages
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May we borrow your language? : how English steals words from all over the world, Philip Gooden
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9781784977986
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20 cm
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336 pages
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9781784977986
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(hbk.)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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May we borrow your language? : how English steals words from all over the world, Philip Gooden
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781784977986
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781784977986
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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