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The Barnhart Concise Dictionary of Etymology

Author: Barnhart, Robert K.

Publisher: Harper Collins


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The Barnhart Concise Dictionary of Etymology : Browsing through the pages of this book is like exploring the historical, political, and rhetorical wonderland of our linguistic heritage. We see the evolution of ideas, as root-word connections that now seem arbitrary are traced to schools of thought from the past. We also find an opportunity to examine how the sometimes backwards, sometimes hilarious, and sometimes illuminating ideologies built into our language affect our modern thinking. Written in a fresh, accessible style, this book provides the derivations of over 21,000 English-language words without resorting to the use of abbreviations, symbols, or technical terminology. Drawing on the most current American scholarship, and focusing on the core words in contemporary English, The Barnhart Concise Dictionary of Etymology is both a diverting browse and a thinking person's Bible. NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scratches and various other cosmetic issues as well as torn or missing dust jacket. These items are only guaranteed to be structurally complete and readable and therefore are sold as is.

Category   Subject
Reference   Dictionaries
Language Arts & Disciplines   Linguistics

ISBN 13:9780062700841
ISBN 10:0062700847
Size:9.50" l x 8.00" w x 3.00" h
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