The secret life of words (Секретная жизнь слов)
Автор: Henry Hitchings
Название: The secret life of words (Секретная жизнь слов)
Дата издания: 2009
Описание: Communication is essential to our lives, but how often do we stop to think about where the words we use have come from? Have you ever thought about which words in English have been borrowed from Arabic, French or Dutch? Try admiral, landscape and marmalade just for starters. The Secret Life of Words is a wide-ranging accountnot only of the history of English, but also of how words witness history, reflect social change and remind us of our turbulent past. Henry Hitchings delves into our promiscuous languageand reveals how and why it has absorbed words from more than 350 other languages many originating from the most unlikely of places, such as shampoo from Hindi and kiosk fromTurkish.
From the Norman Conquest to the present day, Hitchings narrates the story of English as an archive of our human experience and uncovers the secrets behindeveryday words. This is a celebration of our language; after reading it, you will never again take the words we use for granted.
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