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The Secret Life of Words

How English Became English
Hitchings, Henry, 1974- (Book - 2008)
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Baker & Taylor
Traces the history of English language and vocabulary, revealing hidden etymologies that show key social changes and how English has absorbed words from hundreds of other languages.

Gardners
Journey into the history of English and discover how words have been absorbed into our language to make it what it is today.

Authors: Hitchings, Henry, 1974-
Statement of Responsibility: Henry Hitchings
Title: The secret life of words
how English became English
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008
Edition: 1st American ed
Characteristics: 440 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 377-404) and indexes
Subject Headings: English language Etymology English language Lexicography History
Topical Term: English language
English language
LCCN: 2008026055
ISBN: 0719564549
9780719564543
0374254109
9780374254100
Research Call Number: JFE 09-1780
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