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Blooming English: Observations on the Roots, Cultivation and Hybrids of the English Language

By: Kate Burridge

Price: $17.95

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014286

ISBN: 0521548322

Condition: New


English is the most creative, changeable and imaginative of languages. Some words are invented to meet temporary needs and are quickly discarded; others carry meanings hundreds of years old. Language fascinates us, and we spend a lot of time playing with it, concocting everything from puns, riddles and secret languages to wonderful prose and poetry. We also worry about it a great deal, looking up and checking words in dictionaries and usage guides, occasionally arguing about definitions. Blooming English celebrates our capacity to play with language, as well as examining the ways we use it: in... View more info