In a Word: 750 Words and Their Fascinating Stories and Origins (Hardcover)

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By Rosalie Baker, Tom Lopes (Illustrator)
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Description


What's in a word? A lot, as IN A WORD tells us Words travel through time and evolve---taking on new characteristics, new meanings, and providing fascinating tales of people, places, and times long ago. Each entry of IN A WORD tells its tale in a witty short-story style, often accompanied by fun illustrations.

Though several of the entries in the book provide the kind of linguistic details found in the finest dictionaries, IN A WORD's lively, anecdotal style makes it more entertaining than a traditional reference book. It's a perfect addition to any family home, or as a gift.

The book also comes with a language chart and index. With an introduction by a linguistics scholar.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780812627107
ISBN-10: 0812627105
Publisher: Cricket Books
Publication Date: December 26th, 2003
Pages: 250
Language: English