A Little Book Of Language

Author: David Crystal
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300158755
Size: 19,94 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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With a language disappearing every two weeks and neologisms springing up almost daily, an understanding of the origins and currency of language has never seemed more relevant. In this charming volume, a narrative history written explicitly for a young audience, expert linguist David Crystal proves why the story of language deserves retelling. From the first words of an infant to the peculiar modern dialect of text messaging, A Little Book of Language ranges widely, revealing language’s myriad intricacies and quirks. In animated fashion, Crystal sheds light on the development of unique linguistic styles, the origins of obscure accents, and the search for the first written word. He discusses the plight of endangered languages, as well as successful cases of linguistic revitalization. Much more than a history, Crystal’s work looks forward to the future of language, exploring the effect of technology on our day-to-day reading, writing, and speech. Through enlightening tables, diagrams, and quizzes, as well as Crystal’s avuncular and entertaining style, A Little Book of Language will reveal the story of language to be a captivating tale for all ages.

The Little Book Of Language Fun

Author: Clare Beswick
Editor: Featherstone Education Limited
ISBN: 9781904187882
Size: 12,37 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Have fun playing with language and get your children intrigued by words! This is an invaluable book for using with both small groups and individual children. All the activities are linked to the developmental stages of the EYFS and use resources that are readily available in most settings.

Between You And I

Author: James Cochrane
Editor: Icon Books Company
ISBN: 9781840466744
Size: 17,79 MB
Format: PDF
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This handy guide is a valiant attempt to salvage some pearls of good usage from the linguistic dystopia of modern Britain. For the most part, the examples of bad English will come from people in the public eye who consider themselves educated and who ought to know better.

A Little Book Of Flowers

Author: Dale Evva Gelfand
Editor: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1580175643
Size: 16,99 MB
Format: PDF
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This lovingly designed, fit-in-the-palm-of-your-hand book suggests simple ways every woman can take a break from her frenetic daily schedule and enjoy a few moments of pampering alone or with family and friends. Almost as good as a bouquet itself, this book, by Dale Evva Gelfand, reveals the secret language of flowers, and suggests ways to express the perfect sentiment.

The Little Book Of The Language Of Flowers

Author: Nathalie Chahine
Editor: Hachette Livre (Acc)
ISBN: 9782812318924
Size: 20,92 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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* A charming compendium of flowers their meanings and associations, richly illustrated with vintage, postcard-size chromolithographsHow does the daisy express love? What did the heliotrope mean in the time of ancient Greece? Why do Christians associate the holly with Jesus? In Japan, what does the chrysanthemum embody? Why is the lily the representation of the Virgin Mary? How did the poppy end up being associated with sleep? Why was the hydrangea a symbol of betrayal for samurais? Since when does the narcissus embody vanity? This little book, illustrated with beautiful retro-color plates, explains in detail the symbolism held by 84 different flowers all over the world.

A Little Book C Language

Author: Dinesh Lohiya
Editor: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781688698666
Size: 12,25 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Simple Easy Language and My Hand Written Notes"- This is the first edition and only available in the English language. This book contains important programs that were maximum asked in Campus Recruitment in different companies. It begins with the basics towards the end of the book. Each Chapter Contains easy explanation of the concept Well-thought-out, fully working with programming examples End of chapter exercises that would help you practise the skills learned in the chapter Hand crafted. Table of Contents: Basic concepts of C, Variable, Constant and Data Type, Operators and Expression, Control Structures part-I ( Decision making), Control Structure part-II ( Looping), Arrays and String, Functions, Pointers, Structure and Unions, File Handling, Important programming Examples.

The Little Book Of Rude Words

Author: Sid Finch
Editor: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
ISBN: 1783728566
Size: 10,66 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Swearing is an art form, and with this handy collection of obscenities you can be the Picasso of profanity. Bursting with obnoxious insults and filthy names for unmentionable acts, 'The Little Book of Rude Words' will leave you shocked and tickled by how creatively crude our language can be.

A Little Book On Perl

Author: Robert W. Sebesta
ISBN: 9780139279553
Size: 20,18 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Written by one of today's top-selling author's on programming languages, this practical, trailblazing guide to learning Perl offers all the advantages of a reference manual with a detailed, yet concise study on all of the language's key elements, and is not dependent upon either UNIX or Windows. Begins with a complete introduction to Perl: what it is, scripts vs. programs, its central characteristics, and more. Examines scalar types, expressions, and simple input and output; control statements; arrays; hashes and references; functions; pattern matching; files, input/output, and formats; CGI programming with Perl; and other advanced topics. Each chapter includes a summary and numerous exercises. For professionals in the computer science and related fields.

The Little Book Of Flirting

Author: Stewart Ferris
Editor: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
ISBN: 184024948X
Size: 20,70 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Welcome to the definitive guide to flirting in the 21st century. Learn essential tips such as how to make your first impression count, when physical contact works (and when it doesn't), what to say and, more importantly, when to leave them guessing. Actions speak louder than words and in the universal language of flirting this book is the essential phrasebook. The author has been appearing regularly on TV and radio for the past 8 years as an expert on flirting and chat-up techniques. His TV credits include interviews on GMTV, Richard & Judy, BBC TV News, The Good Sex Guide, and more than 45 other shows. He is formerly one of Britain's Most Eligible Bachelors and one of Tatler magazine's Top Dates. He is the author of the bestselling books How To Chat-up Babes and The Little Book of Chat-up Lines.

The Little Book Of Lost Words

Author: Joe Gillard
Editor: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 0399582681
Size: 11,22 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The founder of History Hustle presents a handy guide for expressing yourself with history's best words. This collection features scores of unique words from history that deal with surprisingly modern issues like sleeping in and procrastination--proving that some things never change! The Little Book of Lost Words presents each term that's ready to be brought back into modern-day use, complete with definition, hilarious sample sentence, and cheeky historical art. You'll learn new words for the cozy room where you like to Netflix and chill (snuggery), for a dishonest politician (snollygoster), and for a young person who sleeps through the day and doesn't work (dewdropper). If you like Lost in Translation, Shakespeare Insult Generator, Drunk History, and Roald Dahl--and you delight in the way words like blatteroon and flapdoodle roll off the tongue--then you're the word lover this book was written for. Want to know what a fizgig or groke is? Read this book!