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Children S Writer S Word Book

Author : Alijandra Mogilner
ISBN : 1582974136
Genre : Reference
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In this revised and expanded 2nd edition, Children's Writer's Word Book helps you immediately determine if you're using the right vocabulary and language for your audience. With its intuitive organization, you'll easily find appropriate words for children of various ages, and discover substitute words that might work even better. This comprehensive resource keeps you in touch with reading levels for today's kids, and saves you valuable research time by putting all the information you need in one volume. You'll find: Lists of specific words that are introduced at seven key reading levels (kindergarten through sixth grade) A thesaurus of those words with synonyms, annotated with reading levels Detailed guidelines for sentence length, word usage, and themes at each reading level A thorough explanation of guidelines for national standards on reading This new edition also addresses important timely topics of the day, such as disability issues and sensitivity to race, religion, and culture. Other new additions relate to divorce, the concept of death, space exploration, the internet, fantasy and science fiction, ethnic and cultural pride, and much more. With Children's Writer's Word Book, 2nd edition, you can rest assured you'll be able to address your young audience with a vocabulary and style they'll understand and enjoy—and improve your chances with children's publishers.

Word By Word

Author : Kory Stamper
ISBN : 9781101870952
Genre : Reference
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“We think of English as a fortress to be defended, but a better analogy is to think of English as a child. We love and nurture it into being, and once it gains gross motor skills, it starts going exactly where we don’t want it to go: it heads right for the goddamned electrical sockets.” With wit and irreverence, lexicographer Kory Stamper cracks open the obsessive world of dictionary writing, from the agonizing decisions about what to define and how to do it to the knotty questions of ever-changing word usage. Filled with fun facts—for example, the first documented usage of “OMG” was in a letter to Winston Churchill—and Stamper’s own stories from the linguistic front lines (including how she became America’s foremost “irregardless” apologist, despite loathing the word), Word by Word is an endlessly entertaining look at the wonderful complexities and eccentricities of the English language.

The Oxford Handbook Of The Word

Author : John R. Taylor
ISBN : 9780199641604
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This handbook addresses words in all their multifarious aspects and brings together scholars from every relevant discipline to do so. The many subjects covered include word frequencies; sounds and sound symbolism; the structure of words; taboo words; lexical borrowing; words in dictionaries and thesauri; word origins and change; place and personal names; nicknames; taxonomies; word acquisition and bilingualism; words in the mind; word disorders; and word games, puns, and puzzles. Words are the most basic of all linguistic units, the aspect of language of which everyone is likely to be most conscious. A 'new' word that makes it into the OED is prime news; when baby says its first word its parents reckon it has started to speak; knowing a language is often taken to mean knowing its words; and languages are seen to be related by the similarities between their words. Up to the twentieth century linguistic description was mainly an account of words and all the current subdivisions of linguistics have something to say about them. A notable feature of human languages is the sheer vastness of their word inventories, and scholars and writers have sometimes deliberately increased the richness of their languages by coining or importing new items into their word-hoards. The book presents scholarship and research in a manner that meets the interests of students and professionals and satisfies the curiosity of the educated reader.

Is That A Word

Author : David Bukszpan
ISBN : 9781452116105
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Scrabble® aficionados may know that both "Brr" and "Brrr" are legitimate plays, but what about everyday names like Peter, Carl, and Marge? They're not listed as proper nouns, but they are certainly playable. For lovers of Scrabble®, Bananagrams®, and Words with Friends®, this lively guide helps readers make the most out of word games, packed with new ways to remember the best words alongside tips for improving game play and much more. Part strategy guide and part celebration of all things wordy, this collection of facts, tips, and surprising lists of playable words will instruct and delight the letterati.

The Weighty Word Book

Author : Paul M. Levitt
ISBN : 9780826345578
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"[The Weighty Word Book] will appeal to kids who want to sound as smart as they are. It offers a clever, funny way to introduce new words into the vocabulary. . . . There's one word for every letter of the alphabet--wait until you see what they do with dogmatic, juxtapose and zealot."--The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colorado) "Each of these twenty-six short stories takes an elaborate, circuitous path that leads to a 'weighty' one-word punch line. . . . It's a creative and humorous approach to vocabulary building, and a natural lead in to having students create their own tall tales with multisyllabic conclusions."--School Library Journal


Author : Daniel Patrick Piskorski
ISBN : 9781479750702
Genre : Philosophy
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Inside of us is a relativity that runs as deep as the ocean can get and as hot as the sun can burn. There’s no wonder why nature and space can really be so fascinating and reassuring to our meaning. The contents in our being, the substance to our relativity is so vast and distant that it holds stars and galaxies, but also so small and close that it cannot even be seen or felt inside the palm of your hand. We are infinitely relative to the basis of all that exists whether it’s perceived or not. It doesn’t matter what religion you believe, what country you come from, or what color your skin is because you’re still relative to humanity, as humanity is relative to life, as life is relative to matter, as matter is relative to space, space to time, and so on a so forth. We’re dimensional incorporations to a fabric that’s woven from a collective relativity and stretched comparative to that of a dividing singularity. We’re interweaving expressions of each other that elaborate the function of our basis: that explains and proclaims the word in our own various and collective collaborations. All of our credit, belongings and possessions have to go back to the source in which they came, but should also be done with pride, in love, and in thanksgiving for it’s opportunity and our chance to experience. The experience, however, is a part of the legacy that will be contributed to the collective experience and added back to the source of the singular consciousness. The content in which we safeguard with our body and express through our representation, will pass on in the link of experience and chain of consciousness. We’re all relative to its basis and the passion to which it’s professed should also be made to that of relation. We shouldn’t hang our relative ground to simple devise and petty similarity like race, nationality or religion, but remain passionate to understanding and relative to purpose and meaning. The word is a vindication from a meaningless life and is an ultimatum to a higher purpose that is just passed a threshold of your own demise. The word is the content in which the house of your body safeguards as you transmit your experience to the universal plane of infinite oneness with the source of our existence.


Author : R. M. W. Dixon
ISBN : 1139436589
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In some languages words tend to be rather short but in others they may be dauntingly long. In this book, a distinguished international group of scholars discuss the concept 'word' and its applicability in a range of typologically diverse languages. An introductory chapter sets the parameters of variation for 'word'. The nine chapters that follow then study the character of 'word' in individual languages, including Amazonian, Australian Aboriginal, Eskimo, Native North American, West African, Balkan and Caucasian languages, and Indo-Pakistani Sign Language. These languages exhibit a huge range of phonological and grammatical characteristics, the close study of which enables the contributors to refine our understanding of what can constitute a 'word'. An epilogue explores the status and cross-linguistic properties of 'word'. The book will be an invaluable resource for scholars of linguistic typology and of morphology and phonology.

Where In The Word

Author : David Muschell
ISBN : 1559580844
Genre : Humor
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Discusses the origins of common English words and expressions, including how very different words come from the same roots, and how different meanings of the same word come from different roots

Newman And The Word

Author : Terrence Merrigan
ISBN : 9042909218
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The 'Word' was at the heart of John Henry Newman's endeavors as a preacher and writer, and the 'Word made flesh' was the primary object of his faith as a Christian. In this collection of essays, theologians, philosophers, historians and literary scholars reflect on Newman's engagement with the 'Word' and relate his thought to contemporary developments in their disciplines. The topics discussed include Newman's understanding of the nature of faith and the church, his standing as an ecumenist and a philosopher, and the significance of his literary and theological work in relation to postmodernism. This collection constitues a thoroughgoing and critical analysis of Newman's reputation as a master of the 'Word', both written and proclaimed, and of his status as a thinker of contemporary significance.

The Word

Author : Edna Sarah Beardsley
ISBN : UCAL:$B81476
Genre : English language
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