By David Crystal
Do you know that the English language has over one hundred fifty phrases for the adjective 'drunk' built over 1,000 years? Be ready to profit phrases you've gotten by no means heard earlier than, discover interesting evidence in the back of daily phrases, and be shocked at how energetic and sundry the English language may be.
Published to serious acclaim in 2009, the Historical word list of the Oxford English Dictionary is the 1st finished glossary on the planet to rearrange phrases through which means so as of first recorded use. utilizing its special point of view on how the English language has constructed, Words in Time and Place takes 15 subject matters and explores the language in those parts through the years - explaining whilst new phrases seemed, the place they got here from, and what such alterations say approximately occasions during which they emerged. the subjects selected are assorted, common themes and express the semantic diversity of the word list and what it might probably let us know concerning the phrases utilized in components of way of life. find out about different phrases for demise and funds, or sorts of pop song, in addition to phrases for a privy, oaths, and phrases for being under the influence of alcohol.
Written by way of the world's top specialist at the English language, David Crystal, the booklet includes his trademark form of attractive but authoritative writing. each one bankruptcy gains an creation to the language of that subject, through a timeline of vocabulary taken from the ancient glossary displaying the entire synonyms prepared in chronological order. The timelines are annotated with extra quotations, proof, and social and historic context to provide a transparent feel of the way phrases entered the English language, whilst, and within which context they have been used.
Words in Time and Place showcases the original and ideal source that's the Historical Thesaurus and divulges the linguistic treasures to be came across inside. This interesting ebook will attract a person with an curiosity in phrases and within the improvement of the English language.