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TAKE MY WORDS: A Wordaholic's Guide to the English Language

Richler, Howard

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ISBN 10: 0921870426 / ISBN 13: 9780921870425
Published by Ronsdale Press, Vancouver, B. C., 1996
Used Condition: Near Fine Soft cover

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A very nice copy without any flaws. Filled with surprises about the language we use everyday, 'Take My Words' offers information about the history of words, their shifting meaning, and the essential playfulness of language. It includes chapters on puns, palindromes and malapropisms, and develops a series of entertaining puzzles, quizzes and word games to challenge the reader's skills. Size: 6" x 9 " 151 Pgs. Bookseller Inventory # 73130

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Title: TAKE MY WORDS: A Wordaholic's Guide to the ...

Publisher: Ronsdale Press, Vancouver, B. C.

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

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Drawing from his "Speaking of Language" columns written for The Montreal Gazette, Howard Richler invites readers to enjoy the pleasures of exploring the English language—which is rapidly becoming the world’s lingua franca. Among other things, Richler traces how foreign words invaded the English language over the centuries, and how people’s names came into existence. Richler completes his tour of English with a special section on Canadian English. Take My Words also contains many entertaining puzzles, quizzes and word games to challenge readers’ skills.

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Howard Richler is a long-time language journalist who has written four books on language: Global Mother Tongue, The Eight Flavours of English (Vàhicule Press, 2007), A Bawdy Language: How a Second-Rate Language Slept Its Way to the Top ( Stoddart, 1999), Take My Words, a Wordaholic s Guide to the English Language (Ronsdale Press, 1996), and The Dead Sea Scroll Palindromes (Robert Davies Publishing, 1995). Richler writes a language column for the Montreal Gazette. He makes his home on Montreal.

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