Anguished English: An Anthology of Accidental Assualts Upon Our Language   [ANGUISHED ENGLISH] [Mass Market Paperback]

"Anguished English" is the impossibly humorous anthology of unintentional attacks upon our language. From bloopers and error to indicators of the days to combined Up Metaphors...from Two-Headed Headlines to Mangling Modifiers, this is an outrageous treasury of attacks upon our universal language that might depart you roaring with pride and laughter.

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Humboldt's Gift (Penguin Classics)

By Saul Bellow

“I imagine it a piece of genius, i feel it The paintings of a Genius, i believe it outstanding, best suited, and so forth. If there's literature (and this proves there's) this can be the place it’s at.” –John Cheever

Saul Bellow’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel explores the lengthy friendship among Charlie Citrine, a tender guy with an severe ardour for literature, and the good poet Von Humboldt Dleisher. on the time of Humboldt’s demise, Charlie’s existence is falling aside: his occupation is at a standstill, and he’s enmeshed in an acrimonious divorce, infatuated with a hugely wrong younger girl, and concerned with a neurotic Mafioso. after which Humboldt acts from past the grave, bestowing upon Charlie an unforeseen legacy which can simply aid him flip his existence around.

This Penguin Classics version gains an advent through Jeffrey Eugenides.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more suitable via introductions and notes by means of exotic students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms

By Christine Ammer

The cat won't ever get your tongue upon getting the yank background® Dictionary of Idioms. This e-book defines approximately 10,000 idioms — expressions including or extra phrases whose mixed that means isn't the same as the literal which means of the person phrases. every one access has either a definition and a sentence displaying the idiom utilized in context. so much entries provide a proof of the idiom’s beginning and point out while the expression first seemed in English.

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Weeds in the Garden of Words: Further Observations on the Tangled History of the English Language

By Kate Burridge

If the English language is a wonderful backyard, choked with unique hybrids and the continued culture of background specimens, then it's no shock that we'll additionally locate a few weeds. Linguistic weeds could have pronunciations we do not wish or buildings which are misplaced. We can be attempting to carry directly to phrases and utilization we should always possibly have acknowledged farewell to. yet as all gardeners be aware of, what one gardener calls a 'weed', one other may well name a 'flower'. an identical is going for phrases and their utilization in English - occasionally we simply have not learned their virtues. Kate Burridge follows the overseas luck of her e-book Blooming English with one other interesting expedition into the ever-changing nature of our advanced and desirable language.

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Constructional Approaches to English Grammar (Topics in English Linguistics)

The e-book offers a chain of recent views on styles and advancements in English grammar from a constructional point of view. The articles are authored through new and rising specialists in English grammar, who offer a serious evaluation of the position of structures in key components of grammatical conception, from either synchronic and diachronic views.

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Dictionary of Construction Terms

By Simon Tolson, Jeremy Glover, Stacy Sinclair

The Dictionary of building phrases deals transparent and concise reasons of the main generally encountered criminal and technical phrases, words and abbreviations used during the building undefined. it's going to keep invaluable time whilst trying to find an authoritative rationalization of a regularly used time period and may turn into a pragmatic reference for building legal professionals, practitioners and scholars, in addition to these in similar industries together with making plans, estate and assurance.

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Multilingualism, Literacy and Dyslexia: Breaking down barriers for educators

This totally revised re-creation offers recommendation at the identification, assessment and help of bilingual freshmen and assists practitioners in picking the adaptation among literacy problems as a result of bilingualism or multilingualism and dyslexia. a vital textual content for employees improvement, it contains cutting edge methods in expertise and educating programmes precious to multilingual inexperienced persons and suggestion on studying extra languages. With contributions from specialists from around the globe, this publication will supply tips on key topics, including:

  • the review of multilingual learners
  • the effect of dyslexia on bilingualism
  • the literacy demanding situations dealing with novices from Indigenous cultures
  • the function of the SENCO in opting for young children with English as an extra language and Dyslexia
  • the emotional wishes of newbies with bi/multilingualism and Dyslexia

This publication will offer information to an individual all in favour of literacy improvement and language studying. With the rise in foreign faculties world wide and the ever turning out to be wish for folks to make sure that their young children develop into expert in English, this ebook will attract lecturers, educating assistants, experts, and all different practitioners who paintings with bi/multilingual teenagers.

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The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Times

By Daniel S Burt

Which novels are really nice, and why? the radical a hundred, Revised variation is a different reference that profiles nice novels drawn from all cultures and sessions of literature. each one access offers a plot precis and review of a selected novel, with an emphasis on proof in regards to the novel's construction, severe reception, and contribution to literary background.

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The F-Word

We know what frak, popularized by means of television's cult hit Battlestar Galactica, rather capacity. yet what approximately feck? Or ferkin? Or foul--as in FUBAR, or "Fouled Up past All Recognition"?

In a completely up-to-date version of The F-Word, Jesse Sheidlower deals a wealthy, revealing examine the f-bomb and its illimitable makes use of. because the 15th century, no different notice has been tailored, interpreted, euphemized, censored, and shouted with as a lot ardor or strength; think Dick Cheney telling Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy to "go rattling himself" at the Senate floor--it does not have relatively an analogous effect as what used to be fairly stated. Sheidlower cites this and different infamous examples all through heritage, from the satiric sixteenth-century poetry of James Cranstoun to the bawdy parodies of Lord Rochester within the 17th century, to more moderen makes use of by way of Ernest Hemingway, Jack Kerouac, Ann Sexton, Norman Mailer, Liz Phair, Anthony Bourdain, Junot Diaz, Jenna Jameson, Amy Winehouse, Jon Stewart, and Bono (whose use of the note on the Grammys approximately bought him fined via the FCC).

Collectively, those references and the a couple of hundred new entries they illustrate double the scale of The F-Word on the grounds that its past version. millions of extra quotations come from newly to be had digital databases and the assets of the OED, increasing the diversity of quotations to hide British, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, Irish, and South African makes use of as well as American ones. therefore we research why a fugly needs to hone his or her humorousness, why Canadian top Minister Pierre Trudeau muttered "fuddle duddle" within the Commons, and why Fanny Adams is so candy. a desirable introductory essay explores the word's historical past, attractiveness, and altering attractiveness over the years. and a brand new Foreword through comic, actor, and writer Lewis Black deals readers a sensible and wonderful tackle the booklet and its subject material.

Oxford dictionaries have received renown for his or her expansive, historic method of phrases and their etymologies. The F-Word deals all that and extra in an enjoyable and informative examine a notice that, whereas now principally authorized as a vital part of the English language, nonetheless confounds, provokes, and scandalizes.

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