By Roy Blount Jr.

ISBN-10: 1429922788

ISBN-13: 9781429922784

Fresh-squeezed Lexicology, with Twists

No guy of letters savors the ABC's, or serves them up, like language-loving stand-up comedian Roy Blount Jr. His thesaurus, from ad hominy to zizz, is hearty, complete bodied, and out to thrill discriminating palates coarse and high-quality. In 2008, he celebrated the gists, tangs, and energies of letters and their mixtures in Alphabet Juice, to large acclaim. Now, Alphabetter Juice. that is better.

This e-book is for anyone—novice wordsmith, sensuous reader, or occupation grammarian—who likes to get actual with phrases. what's the common signal of disgust, ew, doing in beautiful and cutie? Why is toadless, yet now not frogless, within the Oxford English Dictionary? How can the U. S. ideal court docket locate relevance in gollywoddles? may there be medical proof for the sonicky price of hunch? And why could somebody now not hassle to spell accurately the very notice he's attempting to outline on Urbandictionary.com?

Digging into how locutions evolve, and paintings, or fail, Blount attracts upon every thing from The Tempest to The Wire. he is taking us to Iceland, for salmon-watching with a "girl gillie," and to Georgian England, the place a individual etymologist bites off extra of a "giantess" than he can chunk. Jimmy Stewart seems, in reference to kludge and the bombing of Switzerland. Litigation over supercalifragilisticexpialidocious leads to a classic werewolf motion picture; information of possum-tossing, to metanarrative.

As Michael Dirda wrote in The Washington publish publication World, "The immensely likeable Blount sincerely possesses what used to be known as within the Italian Renaissance 'sprezzatura,' that infrequent and enviable skill to do even the main tricky issues with out breaking a sweat." Alphabetter Juice is brimming with sprezzatura. Have a flavor.

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By Carol Brennan Jenkins

ISBN-10: 0807746827

ISBN-13: 9780807746820

This well timed e-book explores the controversy approximately how top to have interaction little ones within the writing of nonfiction and indicates many tutorial concepts for K-6 school rooms. utilizing transcripts and outlines of kid's real writing practices, the authors convey that youngsters willingly embody nonfiction writing while the style is given a huge position within the lecture room. Drawn from the authors' classroom-based learn examine with 3rd graders, this groundbreaking quantity: explores intimately the intertextual styles that kids undertake whilst writing nonfiction reviews; files the ways that peer and instructor impact gasoline and direct kid's writing; identifies 4 varieties of nonfiction writers - strategic, experience-only, memory-only, and textbound - and offers case reports with excerpts from interviews and nonfiction stories; and provides a suite of tutorial directions for helping and lengthening expository writing, together with pattern classes and curricular actions.

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By Tanya/ Wendler, Linda Grosz

ISBN-10: 1599051354

ISBN-13: 9781599051352

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By Brian Lamb, C-SPAN

For the final 25 years, Sunday nights at 8pm on C-SPAN has been appointment tv for plenty of americans. in the course of that point, host Brian Lamb has invited humans to his Capitol Hill studio for hour-long conversations approximately modern society and background. In today's soundbite tradition that hour is still one in every of television's final vestiges of in-depth, civil conversation.
First got here C-SPAN's Booknotes in 1989, which by the point it led to December 2004, was once the longest-running author-interview software in American broadcast background. some of the so much remarkable nonfiction authors of its period have been featured over the process 800 episodes, and the conversations turned a defining hour for the community and for nonfiction writers.
In January 2005, C-SPAN launched into a brand new bankruptcy with the release of Q and A. back one hour of uninterrupted dialog however the concentration used to be improved to incorporate documentary movie makers, marketers, social staff, political leaders and with reference to a person with a narrative to tell.
To mark this anniversary Lamb and his group at C-SPAN have assembled Sundays at 8, a suite of the simplest unpublished interviews and tales from the final 25 years. Featured during this assortment are historians like David McCullough, Ron Chernow and Robert Caro, journalists together with April Witt, John Burns and Michael Weisskopf, and diverse others, together with Christopher Hitchens, Brit Hume and Kenneth Feinberg.
In a March 2001 Booknotes interview 60 mins author Don Hewitt defined the show's good fortune this fashion: “All you want to do is inform me a story." This assortment attests to the good fortune of that precept, which has guided Lamb for many years. And his visitors haven't disenchanted, from the dramatic break out of a lifelong resident of a North Korean legal camp, to the heavy rate paid through one winning West Virginia businessman while he received $314 million within the lottery, or the heroic tales of restoration from the main awful accidents in modern day war. informed within the series' signature conversational demeanour, those tales come to existence back at the web page. Sundays at 8 isn't only a token for lovers of C-SPAN's interview courses, yet a suite of important tales that experience helped us comprehend the area for a quarter-century.

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By Amy Watkin

ISBN-10: 1604137487

ISBN-13: 9781604137484

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, a singular she composed on the age of nineteen, is a greatly learn and studied paintings to at the present time, famous for the deft means its younger writer mixed Romantic sensibility with a meditation at the moral issues to which developments in technology and expertise provide upward push. Bloom's the best way to Write approximately Mary Shelley contains tips on methods scholars can write potent essays approximately this famous writer. An advent from famous pupil Harold Bloom, bibliographies, and an index also are featured.

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By Kathleen M. Hunzer

ISBN-10: 0786460296

ISBN-13: 9780786460298

Even supposing such a lot writing teachers understand some great benefits of collaborative studying and writing in collage writing periods, many stay not sure tips on how to enforce collaborative ideas effectively within the school room. This assortment presents a variety of voices that tackle the "how tos" of collaborative studying and writing through addressing key matters in regards to the strategy. clean essays contemplate the significance of collaborative paintings and peer evaluate, the simplest how one can decide upon teams in sessions, integration of collaborative studying options into digital environments, no matter if staff studying and writing are acceptable for all writing periods, and methods precise populations can take advantage of collaborative actions. regardless of its demanding situations, collaborative studying can turn out remarkably powerful and this research presents the recommendation to make it paintings easily and effectively.

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By M. S. Samston

ISBN-10: 1877673641

ISBN-13: 9781877673641

As an English instructor i am constantly trying to find how you can motivate scholars to benefit from the extra technical aspects resembling grammar, writing, proofreading. this can be a nice e-book for any age. it may be used as a brief task at first of sophistication a few days per week, or in addition to educating writing. it really is worthy having in your bookshelf!

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ISBN-10: 0393352099

ISBN-13: 9780393352092

Revelatory conversations among popular writers at big apple City’s mythical bookstore.
Based on a chain of talks pairing writers of be aware at NYC’s loved book shop, Upstairs on the Strand bargains candid and behind-the-scenes debts of the methods prime writers paintings, imagine, and reside. The booklet beneficial properties such celebrated novelists, playwrights, and poets as Martin Amis, Paul Auster, Renata Adler, Charles Simic, Patti Smith, and Mark Strand, in addition to modern stars equivalent to Hilton Als, Alison Bechdel, Junot Díaz, Rachel Kushner, and Téa Obreht. listed here are Díaz and Als riffing on masculinity, Auster telling the tale of assembly Samuel Beckett (and Edward Albee responding with an account of his own), Bechdel detailing the diversities among writing approximately her father and writing approximately her mom, and George Saunders cheerfully describing to Deborah Eisenberg what he calls his “Hemingway boner” and the way it avoided him from writing in his personal voice.

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By Andy Barfield, Henrik Gyllstad

ISBN-10: 0230245323

ISBN-13: 9780230245327

ISBN-10: 1349301302

ISBN-13: 9781349301300

This quantity brings jointly unique study within the 4 parts of L2 collocation learner corpora, L2 collocation lexicographic and school room fabrics, L2 collocation wisdom evaluation, and L2 collocation learner strategies. each one sector is roofed by way of 3 learn chapters and a committed statement bankruptcy via specialists within the box.

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By Mario A. Pei, Frank Gaynor

ISBN-10: 0806536837

ISBN-13: 9780806536835

Editors Mario Pei and Frank Gaynor assemble crucial phrases and ideas within the broad Dictionary of Linguistics. With a gently crafted headword record and lots of cross-references and available causes, this dictionary will retain readers coming again time and again. Dictionary of Linguistics is the ideal addition to any reader's reference library.

Mario Pei used to be an American linguist and polyglot who really good in Latin, Greek, and French. as well as educating at Columbia collage, Pei wrote a number of books on language together with the tale of English and All approximately Language.

In addition to Dictionary of Linguistics, Frank Gaynor additionally wrote the Philosophical Library vintage, Dictionary of Mysticism.

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