Damp Squid: The English Language Laid Bare [Audiobook] download free by Jeremy Butterfield

Damp Squid: The English Language Laid Bare Audiobook download free by Jeremy Butterfield
  • Listen audiobook: Damp Squid: The English Language Laid Bare
  • Author: Jeremy Butterfield
  • Release date: 2010/7/1
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Dictionaries and Languages
  • ISBN: 9780199574094
  • Rating: 9.55 of 10
  • Votes: 298
  • Review by: Soren Grant
  • Review rating: 9.13 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/29
  • Duration: 2H21M59S in 256 kbps (38.4 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-07-28
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: MPEG-4 DST, WMA, WAV, MP3, MPEG4, WMA Lossless, FLAC (compression CBC, ARJ, CBR, ZIP, DMG, TAR.XZ, RAR)
  • Total pages original book: 192
  • Includes a PDF summary of 21 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 15M46S (4.2 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: How many words are there in the English language and where were they born? Why does spelling 'wobble' and why do meanings change? How do words behave towards each other - and how do we behave towards words? And what does this all mean for dictionary-making in the 21st century?This entertaining book has the up-to-date and authoritative answers to all the key questions about our language. Using evidence provided by the world's largest language databank, the Oxford English Corpus, Butterfield exposes the English language's peculiarities and penchants, its development and difficulties, revealing exactly how it operates. Interpolating his expert knowledge of dictionary-making, Butterfield explains how dictionaries decide which words to include, how they find definitions,and how a Corpus influences the process. Whether you are happy to give the language free rein (free reign?), or whether you are more straight-laced (strait-laced?) when it comes to change, you will be amazed at what is revealed when the English language goes buck naked. (Or should that be butt naked?)
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Historical & Comparative Linguistics, Language: History & General Works, Language: Reference & General, Linguistics
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 10.39 USD
  • Dimensions: 136x190x14mm
  • Weight: 197g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Oxford, United Kingdom

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