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Published: 19 November 2010

224 Pages

5 1/8 x 7 3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199574896

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How to Read a Word

Elizabeth Knowles

  • Chapter-based guide that surveys the many questions one can ask about the words we encounter every day
  • Includes thorough discussion into the explorations one can pursue to answer these questions
  • Utilizes the unrivalled resources and language monitoring programs behind the Oxford English Dictionary
  • Engagingly written in an accessible style, with many useful tips and practical advice on avoiding common pitfalls
  • Covers word use, origins, spellings, meanings, collocations, idioms, and grammar
  • Support material includes a fascinating account of the history of the English language, and a list of words that come from Old and Middle English, Norse, French, and Latin
  • A full index and glossary are included, as well as useful further reading, and numerous panels and lists which expand on specific examples

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