In a Word: 750 Words and Their Fascinating Stories and Origins by Rosalie BakerIn a Word: 750 Words and Their Fascinating Stories and Origins by Rosalie Baker

In a Word: 750 Words and Their Fascinating Stories and Origins

byRosalie BakerIllustratorTom Lopes

Hardcover | January 5, 2004

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What's in a word? A lot, as IN A WORD tells us! Words travel through time and evolve - taking on new characteristics, new meanings, and providing fascinating tales of people, places, and times long ago. Each entry of IN A WORD tells its tale in a witty short-story style, often accompanied by fun illustrations.Though several of the entries in the book provide the kind of linguistic details found in the finest dictionaries, IN A WORD's lively, anecdotal style makes it more entertaining than a traditional reference book. It's a perfect addition to any family home, or as a gift.The book also comes with a language chart and index. With an introduction by a linguistics scholar. What's in a word? A lot, as IN A WORD tells us! Words travel through time and evolve - taking on new characteristics, new meanings, and providing fascinating tales of people, places, and times long ago. Each entry of IN A WORD tells its tale in a witty short-story style, often accompanied by fun illustrations.Though several of the entries in the book provide the kind of linguistic details found in the finest dictionaries, IN A WORD's lively, anecdotal style makes it more entertaining than a traditional reference book. It's a perfect addition to any family home, or as a gift.The book also comes with a language chart and index. With an introduction by a linguistics scholar.
Rosalie F. Baker has been collecting word stories for more than 20 years as the editor (with her husband Charles) of Calliope, the world history magazine for young people.
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Title:In a Word: 750 Words and Their Fascinating Stories and OriginsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:250 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.87 inPublished:January 5, 2004Publisher:Cricket BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0812627105

ISBN - 13:9780812627107

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