Words on the Move

Words on the Move

  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Author : John McWhorter
  • ISBN-10 : 9781627794732
  • Release : 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
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A bestselling linguist takes us on a lively tour of how the English language is evolving before our eyes -- and why we should embrace this transformation and not fight it Language is always changing -- but we tend not to like it. We understand that new words must be created for new things, but the way English is spoken today rubs many of us the wrong way. Whether it’s the use of literally to mean “figuratively” rather than “by the letter,” or the way young people use LOL and like, or business jargon like What’s the ask? -- it often seems as if the language is deteriorating before our eyes. But the truth is different and a lot less scary, as John McWhorter shows in this delightful and eye-opening exploration of how English has always been in motion and continues to evolve today. Drawing examples from everyday life and employing a generous helping of humor, he shows that these shifts are a natural process common to all languages, and that we should embrace and appreciate these changes, not condemn them. Words on the Move opens our eyes to the surprising backstories to the words and expressions we use every day. Did you know that silly once meant “blessed”? Or that ought was the original past tense of owe? Or that the suffix -ly in adverbs is actually a remnant of the word like? And have you ever wondered why some people from New Orleans sound as if they come from Brooklyn? McWhorter encourages us to marvel at the dynamism and resilience of the English language, and his book offers a lively journey through which we discover that words are ever on the move and our lives are all the richer for it.

Words on the Move

Words on the Move

  • Publisher : Picador USA
  • Author : John McWhorter
  • ISBN-10 : 1250143780
  • Release : 2017-09-12
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
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Words on the Move

Words on the Move

  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Author : John McWhorter
  • ISBN-10 : 9781627794718
  • Release : 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Download/Read : 272
  • Price : FREE
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A bestselling linguist takes us on a lively tour of how the English language is evolving before our eyes -- and why we should embrace this transformation and not fight it Language is always changing -- but we tend not to like it. We understand that new words must be created for new things, but the way English is spoken today rubs many of us the wrong way. Whether it’s the use of literally to mean “figuratively” rather than “by the letter,” or the way young people use LOL and like, or business jargon like What’s the ask? -- it often seems as if the language is deteriorating before our eyes. But the truth is different and a lot less scary, as John McWhorter shows in this delightful and eye-opening exploration of how English has always been in motion and continues to evolve today. Drawing examples from everyday life and employing a generous helping of humor, he shows that these shifts are a natural process common to all languages, and that we should embrace and appreciate these changes, not condemn them. Words on the Move opens our eyes to the surprising backstories to the words and expressions we use every day. Did you know that silly once meant “blessed”? Or that ought was the original past tense of owe? Or that the suffix -ly in adverbs is actually a remnant of the word like? And have you ever wondered why some people from New Orleans sound as if they come from Brooklyn? McWhorter encourages us to marvel at the dynamism and resilience of the English language, and his book offers a lively journey through which we discover that words are ever on the move and our lives are all the richer for it.

Watching Words Move

Watching Words Move

  • Publisher : Chronicle Books Llc
  • Author : Ivan Chermayeff
  • ISBN-10 : UOM:39015067694904
  • Release : 2006-05-11
  • Genre: Design
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Based on a self-published typographic notebook first produced in 1959; this reproduction includes thoughts by influential designers such as George Lois and April Greiman on the lasting impact of this type primer.

Move the World with Words

Move the World with Words

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  • Author : Elisabeth Brentano
  • ISBN-10 : 1733441603
  • Release : 2019-09-25
  • Genre:
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Move the World with Words illuminates the human side of global commerce that defines Smartling's connection with the world: translators. Every day, Smartling employs and empowers translators to bring home meaning - to breathe life into content. From the rural state of Asturias, Spain to the bustling city of São Paulo, Brazil, Elisabeth Brentano traveled all over Europe, Asia, and South America to document the lives of a dozen talented translators. Elisabeth reveals their fresh perspectives on communication in the digital age and how passion for language enables translators to create content that connects people and places - moving the world with words.

A is for Asylum Seeker  Words for People on the Move   A de asilo  palabras para personas en movimiento

A is for Asylum Seeker Words for People on the Move A de asilo palabras para personas en movimiento

  • Publisher : Fordham University Press
  • Author : Rachel Ida Buff
  • ISBN-10 : 9780823289165
  • Release : 2020-08-04
  • Genre: Social Science
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A clear and concise A to Z of keywords that echo our current human rights crisis As millions are forced to leave their nations of origin due to political, economic, and environmental peril, rising racism and xenophobia has led to increasingly harsh policies. A mass-mediated political circus obscures both histories of migration and longstanding definitions of words for people on the move, fomenting widespread linguistic confusion. Under this circus tent, there is no regard for history, legal advocacy, or jurisprudence. Yet in a world where the differences between “undocumented migrant” and “asylum seeker” can mean life or death, words have weighty consequences. A timely antidote to this circus, A is for Asylum Seeker reframes key words that describe people on the move. Written to correct the de-meaning of terms by rhetoric and policies based on dehumanization and profitable incarceration, this glossary provides an intersectional and historically grounded consideration of the words deployed in enflamed debate. Skipping some letters of the alphabet while repeating others, thirty terms cover everything from Asylum-seeker to Zero Tolerance Policy. Each entry begins with a contemporary or historical story for illustration and then proceeds to discuss the language politics of the word. The book balances terms impacted by current political debates—such as “migrant,” “refugee,” and “illegal alien”—and terms that offer historical context to these controversies, such as “fugitive,” “unhoused,” and “vagrant.” Rendered in both English and Spanish, this book offers a unique perspective on the journeys, histories, challenges, and aspirations of people on the move. Enhancing the book’s utility as an educational and organizing resource, the author provides a list of works for further reading as well as a directory of immigration advocacy organizations throughout the United States. ***** Un claro y breve abecedario de palabras clave que hacen eco

My First 100 Words

My First 100 Words

  • Publisher :
  • Author :
  • ISBN-10 : OCLC:1150858578
  • Release : 2013
  • Genre: Board books
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This delightful collection of playful Play-Doh illustrations and word labels will help develop young children's vocabulary and set them on the path to reading.

The Moving Finger

The Moving Finger

  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Author : E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • ISBN-10 : EAN:4057664624970
  • Release : 2019-11-26
  • Genre: Fiction
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"The Moving Finger" by E. Phillips Oppenheim. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

On the Move

On the Move

  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • ISBN-10 : 9780345808981
  • Release : 2015-04-28
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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An impassioned, tender, and joyous memoir by the author of Musicophilia and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: “Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far.” It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. From its opening pages on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed, On the Move is infused with his restless energy. As he recounts his experiences as a young neurologist in the early 1960s, first in California, where he struggled with drug addiction and then in New York, where he discovered a long-forgotten illness in the back wards of a chronic hospital, we see how his engagement with patients comes to define his life. With unbridled honesty and humor, Sacks shows us that the same energy that drives his physical passions--weight lifting and swimming--also drives his cerebral passions. He writes about his love affairs, both romantic and intellectual; his guilt over leaving his family to come to America; his bond with his schizophrenic brother; and the writers and scientists--Thom Gunn, A. R. Luria, W. H. Auden, Gerald M. Edelman, Francis Crick--who influenced him. On the Move is the story of a brilliantly unconventional physician and writer--and of the man who has illuminated the many ways that the brain makes us human.

Do What You Say You ll Do

Do What You Say You ll Do

  • Publisher : Tammy Tansley Consulting Press
  • Author : Tammy Tansley
  • ISBN-10 : 0994305915
  • Release : 2015-05-25
  • Genre: Achievement motivation
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There are a lot of misconceptions around what leadership actually is. Many people have the Richard Branson style of leadership in mind - and think that it's unattainable. This book will debunk the myths that there is only one sort of leadership personality, one with charisma and good looks, and that leadership is about being in a fancy office with a fancy suit. The book addresses these common fears: * I'm not good enough: when will they discover I'm a fraud? * How do I give feedback to my mates? * I hate speaking in front of a group ... * How do I manage expectations, both good and bad? * What if I fail? * Do I need to be tough? Do What You Say You'll Do will give you practical tools that will help you plan how to lead your team. A lot of new leaders just don't know where to start and then it all becomes too hard. This book will tell you all about the things that great leaders do - and show you how you can do too. It will give you the skills to examine yourself and your situation, and let you know how you can lead in a pragmatic and conscious manner. It will allow you to address any fears you have about your new role. This book will enable you to find your authentic voice: what makes you who you are? It will also play to your strengths: what will give you the courage to lead? This book is not about making you into something that you're not. It's about giving you tools that great leaders and showing you that no matter who you are, you can use them too. It has leadership theory (but not too much!), practical tools and food for thought - all written in a practical and easy to read style. It has interviews with great Australian leaders and contributions from leadership experts. This is a book for new leaders who don't know where to start, or for those who have been at it for while who want to try some new tools and techniques.