Sloth: A Dictionary for the Lazy (Deadly Dictionaries) by Adams Media

By Adams Media

The Seven lethal Sins have sliced up the dictionary and brought what's theirs. nobody vice is simply too grasping as every one quantity prides itself on having greater than 500 entries. observe fanatics will lust after those richly packaged volumes--and as soon as you've accumulated all seven, you'll be the envy of all of your friends.
Sloth: A Dictionary for the Lazy
The actual dictionary? Yawn. Too lengthy. Don't hassle tirelessly operating via all these uninteresting pages. the real stuff is rolled up here in a suite ideal for the nightstand.

Note: retail EPUB, comprises chapters.
eISBN: 978-1-4405-2835-4

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In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri, Ann Goldstein

By Jhumpa Lahiri, Ann Goldstein

Nationwide most sensible Seller

From the best-selling writer and Pulitzer Prize winner, a robust nonfiction debut—an “honest, attractive, and intensely relocating account of a author trying to find herself in words.” —Kirkus experiences (starred)

In different phrases is a revelation. it truly is at middle a love story—of a protracted and occasionally tricky courtship, and a fondness that verges on obsession: that of a author for one more language. For Jhumpa Lahiri, that love used to be for Italian, which first captivated and capsized her in the course of a visit to Florence after university. even if Lahiri studied Italian for a few years in a while, real mastery constantly eluded her.

Seeking complete immersion, she makes a decision to maneuver to Rome along with her family members, for “a trial via hearth, a type of baptism” right into a new language and global. There, she starts off to learn, and to write—initially in her journal—solely in Italian. In different phrases, an autobiographical paintings written in Italian, investigates the method of studying to precise oneself in one other language, and describes the adventure of a author looking a brand new voice.

Presented in a dual-language layout, it is a totally unique e-book approximately exile, linguistic and differently, written with an depth and readability no longer visible on the grounds that Vladimir Nabokov: a startling act of self-reflection and a provocative exploration of belonging and reinvention.

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The Seven Words You Can't Say On Television by Steven Pinker

By Steven Pinker

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Publication Date: September four, 2008
Why achieve this many swear phrases contain intercourse, physically services and faith? Why are a few phrases impolite and others aren't? Why can launching into expletives be so stunning - and infrequently so amusing?

Steven Pinker takes us on a desirable and humorous trip throughout the international of profanities, taken from his bestselling The Stuff of suggestion, to teach us why we swear (whatever our language or culture), how taboos switch and the way we use obscenities in several methods. You'll observe that during Quebecois French the expression 'Tabernacle' is outrageous, that the center a while have been affected by four-letter phrases, that 'scumbag' has a really unsavoury starting place and that during a undeniable Aboriginal language each observe is filthy whilst spoken in entrance of your mother-in-law.

Covering every little thing from loose speech to Tourette's, from pottymouthed celebrities to poetry, this ebook unearths what swearing tells us approximately how our minds paintings. (It's additionally a bloody strong read).

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Vocabulary 4000: The 4000 Words Essential for an Educated by Jeff Kolby

By Jeff Kolby

English bargains probably the richest vocabulary of all languages, partly simply because its phrases are culled from such a lot of languages. it's a disgrace that we don't faucet this wealthy resource extra usually in our day-by-day dialog to precise ourselves extra in actual fact and precisely.
Many a vocabulary e-book lists esoteric phrases we speedy put out of your mind or suppose self-conscious utilizing. in spite of the fact that, there's a bounty of selection phrases among the typical and the esoteric that regularly appear be simply at the tip of our tongue. Vocabulary 4000 brings those phrases to the fore.

All the phrases you would like for fulfillment in company, college, and life!

* note research part
* Idiom and utilization part
* two hundred Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes
* Concise, useful definitions
* nice for the SAT, GRE and different front assessments

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Words and Meanings: Lexical Semantics Across Domains, by Cliff C. Goddard;Anna A. Wierzbicka

By Cliff C. Goddard;Anna A. Wierzbicka

In a chain of cross-cultural investigations of observe that means, Cliff Goddard and Anna Wierzbicka study key expressions from various domain names of the lexicon - concrete, summary, actual, sensory, emotional, and social. They specialise in complicated and culturally vital phrases in a number of languages that incorporates English, Russian, Polish, French, Warlpiri and Malay. a few are easy like men, women, and children or summary nouns like trauma and violence; others describe characteristics comparable to hot, hard, and rough, feelings like happiness and sadness, or emotions like discomfort. This attention-grabbing e-book is for everybody drawn to the family among that means, tradition, principles, and phrases. They floor their discussions in actual examples from assorted cultures and draw on paintings starting from Leibniz, Locke, and Bentham, to well known works similar to autobiographies and memoirs, and the Dalai Lama on happiness.

The e-book opens with a overview of the overlooked prestige of lexical semantics in linguistics. The authors contemplate a number of analytical matters together with lexical polysemy, semantic switch, the connection among lexical and grammatical semantics, and the techniques of semantic molecules and templates. Their interesting booklet is for everybody drawn to the relatives among which means, tradition, rules, and phrases.

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