The Miracle Of Language

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439139407
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The Miracle Of Language from the Author: Richard Lederer. Master verbalist Richard Lederer, America's "Wizard of Idiom" (Denver Post), presents a love letter to the most glorious of human achievements... Welcome to Richard Lederer's beguiling celebration of language -- of our ability to utter, write, and receive words. No purists need stop here. Mr. Lederer is no linguistic sheriff organizing posses to hunt down and string up language offenders. Instead, join him "In Praise of English," and discover why the tongue described in Shakespeare's day as "of small reatch" has become the most widely spoken language in history: English never rejects a word because of race, creed, or national origin. Did you know that jukebox comes from Gullah and canoe from Haitian Creole? Many of our greatest writers have invented words and bequeathed new expressions to our eveyday conversations. Can you imagine making up almost ten percent of our written vocabulary? Scholars now know that William Shakespeare did just that! He also points out the pitfalls and pratfalls of English. If a man mans a station, what does a woman do? In the "The Department of Redundancy Department," "Is English Prejudiced?" and other essays, Richard Lederer urges us not to abandon that which makes us human: the capacity to distinguish, discriminate, compare, and evaluate.

A Man Of My Words

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312317867
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A Man Of My Words from the Author: Richard Lederer. A new collection of essays by the language expert and author of Anguished English celebrates the joys and curiosities of regional dialects, puns, slang, the art of teaching, and the author's visits to classrooms within and outside of the United States. Reprint.

Literary Trivia

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780679753803
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Literary Trivia from the Author: Richard Lederer. A selection of anecdotes, trivia, and quizzes tests readers' knowledge of literature, authors, and their works

The Miracle Of Water

Author: Masaru Emoto
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451612622
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The Miracle Of Water from the Author: Masaru Emoto. Masaru Emoto has photographed thousands of water crystals throughout his years of research, yet few have been as beautiful and life affirming as those formed from the words “love and gratitude.” In The Miracle of Water, Dr. Emoto demonstrates how water’s unique role in transporting the natural vibration of these words can help you welcome change and live a more positive and happy life. This thoughtful book includes new and extraordinary water-crystal photographs that provide convincing reasons for all of us to choose positive words and strive for perfect resonance for a more healthy, peaceful, and happy life.

The Legacy Of Language

Author: Phillip C. Boardman
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 9780874171211
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The Legacy Of Language from the Author: Phillip C. Boardman. Charlton Laird, one of Nevada's treasured authors, was a professor of English at the University of Nevada. In this tribute to him, ten scholars of language and linguistics provide ordinary readers with new insight into the workings of the English language.

All The Miracles Of The Bible

Author: Herbert Lockyer
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780310281016
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All The Miracles Of The Bible from the Author: Herbert Lockyer. Looks at more than two hundred miracles in every book of the Bible from the beginning of the Old Testament to the end of the New Testament.

The Ascent Of Babel

Author: Gerry T. M. Altmann
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0198523777
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The Ascent Of Babel from the Author: Gerry T. M. Altmann. An exploration of the ways in which the mind produces and understands language, for the general reader who wishes to discover the secret of language.

Communication

Author: Dora Valentine Smith
Publisher:
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Communication from the Author: Dora Valentine Smith.

Squanto And The Miracle Of Thanksgiving

Author: Eric Metaxas
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1400321409
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Squanto And The Miracle Of Thanksgiving from the Author: Eric Metaxas. Experience the true story from American history about the spiritual roots and historical beginnings of Thanksgiving. This entertaining and historical story shows that the actual hero of Thanksgiving was neither white nor Indian but God. In 1608, English traders came to Massachusetts and captured a twelve-year-old Indian, Squanto, and sold him into slavery. He was raised by Christians and taught faith in God. Ten years later he was sent home to America. Upon arrival, he learned an epidemic had wiped out his entire village. But God had plans for Squanto. God delivered a Thanksgiving miracle: an English-speaking Indian living in the exact place where the Pilgrims landed in a strange new world.