The life of language : the fascinating ways words are born, live & die / Sol Steinmetz and Barbara Ann Kipfer
- Steinmetz, Sol
- New York : Random House Reference, 
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- Physical Description:
- xi, 388 pages ; 21 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Kipfer, Barbara Ann
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- It's all about words -- New root formation: the birth of words -- Modification: how words grow and thrive -- Semantic change: the split personalities of words -- Generation: many ways of growing words -- Borrowing: adopting words from foreign places -- Conclusion.
- 0375721134 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780375721137 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-370) and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Behrend copy: Purchased with funds from the Elizabeth Epp Taft Library Endowment; 20067.
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