The Word Detective: Solving the Mysteries Behind Those Pesky Words and Phrases

By Evan Morris

The fellow to invite is the be aware Detective, aka Evan Morris, who's in and open for company. This number of Morris's language columns, which look in newspapers around the globe and on his award-winning website, cracks the case on 1000's of difficult phrases and phrases.

Fielding questions from his unswerving readers along with his distinct model of humor and special approach to language, Morris hears from Sean through the net, who desires to understand if nerd made its first visual appeal on Happy Days. (Morris, in spite of the fact that, lines it again further-to Theodor Geisel, differently referred to as Dr. Seuss.) Ryan M. isn't fairly convinced if being stuck red-handed is a connection with dye bombs installed baggage of cash that detonate while stolen. (The observe Detective explains that it got here into use throughout the fifteenth century, while the blood at the murderer's fingers gave him away.) Laura V. is below the impact potboiler is a booklet that may be learn whereas watching for a pot to boil. (Morris relieves her of this misassumption via explaining potboiler is written through a author in determined desire of anything to boil in a pot.)

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Towards a Social History of Early Modern Dutch (Amsterdam University Press - Meertens Ethnology Lectures)

By Peter Burke

From the 16th during the eighteenth centuries, styles of dwelling and verbal exchange within the Netherlands reworked dramatically as a result of advancements corresponding to the increase of towns and the discovery of the printing press. Now, cultural historian Peter Burke demonstrates the foremost function those alterations performed within the progress of early sleek Dutch. 

Burke casts a large web with a view to show the factors that resulted in adjustments within the Dutch language, exploring, for instance, the ever-changing dating among the vernacular and Latin, the incorporation of phrases from different languages, and the start of a circulation towards standardization. putting those developments in a pan-European context, Burke’s research of the evolution of Dutch will turn out to be illuminating interpreting for cultural historians in various fields.

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Epea and Grammata. Oral and Written Communication in Ancient Greece: Orality and Literacy in Ancient Greece (Mnemosyne, Bibliotheca Classica Batava ... and Political Studies of the Middle East a)

This quantity bargains with points of orality and oral traditions in historical Greece, and is a range of refereed papers from the fourth biennial "Orality and Literacy in historic Greece" convention, held on the college of Missouri Columbia in 2000. The publication is split into 3 components: literature, rhetoric and society, and philosophy. The papers specialise in genres resembling epic poetry, drama, poetry and artwork, public oratory, legislative process, and Simplicius philosophy. All papers current new techniques to their subject matters or ask new and provocative questions."

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The Syntax-Morphology Interface: A Study of Syncretism (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics)

By Matthew Baerman

Syncretism--where a unmarried shape serves or extra morphosyntactic functions--is a chronic challenge on the syntax-morphology interface. It effects from a 'mismatch', wherein the syntax of a language makes a specific contrast, however the morphology doesn't. This pioneering e-book presents the 1st full-length examine of inflectional syncretism, providing a typology of its incidence throughout quite a lot of languages. it is going to be welcomed through linguists attracted to the relation among phrases and the bigger devices of which they seem to be a half.

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Words and Intelligence I: Selected Papers by Yorick Wilks (Text, Speech and Language Technology)

This booklet celebrates the paintings of Yorick Wilks within the kind of a range of his papers that are meant to mirror the variety and intensity of his paintings. the quantity accompanies a Festschrift which celebrates his contribution to the fields of Computational Linguistics and synthetic Intelligence. the chosen papers replicate Yorick’s contribution to either functional and theoretical features of computerized language processing.

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Language Production, Cognition, and the Lexicon (Text, Speech and Language Technology)

The ebook collects contributions from well-established researchers on the interface among language and cognition. It offers an summary of the newest insights into this interdisciplinary box from the views of ordinary language processing, computing device technological know-how, psycholinguistics and cognitive technological know-how.

One of the pioneers in cognitive average language processing is Michael Zock, to whom this quantity is devoted. The constitution of the publication displays his major examine pursuits: lexicon and lexical research, semantics, language and speech iteration, analyzing and writing applied sciences, language assets and language engineering.

The ebook is a beneficial reference paintings and authoritative details resource, giving an outline at the box and describing the cutting-edge in addition to destiny advancements. it's meant for researchers and complicated scholars drawn to the topic.

One of the pioneers in cognitive common language processing is Michael Zock, to whom this quantity is devoted. The constitution of the booklet displays his major study pursuits: Lexicon and lexical research, semantics, language and speech iteration, studying and writing applied sciences, language assets and language engineering.

The booklet is a priceless reference paintings and authoritative details resource, giving an summary at the box and describing the state-of-the-art in addition to destiny advancements. it's meant for researchers and complicated scholars attracted to the topic.

One of the pioneers in cognitive common language processing is Michael Zock, to whom this quantity is devoted. The constitution of the publication displays his major study pursuits: Lexicon and lexical research, semantics, language and speech iteration, studying and writing applied sciences, language assets and language engineering.

The publication is a worthwhile reference paintings and authoritative info resource, giving an outline at the box and describing the cutting-edge in addition to destiny advancements. it truly is meant for researchers and complex scholars attracted to the subject.

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C# 4.0 in a Nutshell: The Definitive Reference

By Joseph Albahari, Ben Albahari

What everyone is asserting approximately C# 4.0 in a Nutshell

"C# 4.0 in a Nutshell is without doubt one of the few books I keep it up my table as a brief reference. it's a ebook I recommend." --Scott Guthrie, company vice chairman, .NET Developer Platform, Microsoft Corporation

"A must-read for a concise yet thorough exam of the parallel programming positive factors within the .NET Framework 4." --Stephen Toub, Parallel Computing Platform application supervisor, Microsoft

"This significant booklet is a smart reference for builders of all levels." -- Chris Burrows, C# Compiler workforce, Microsoft

When you've got questions on the way to use C# 4.0 or the .NET CLR, this hugely acclaimed bestseller has exactly the solutions you would like. Uniquely prepared round techniques and use circumstances, this fourth version comprises in-depth insurance of latest C# themes akin to parallel programming, code contracts, dynamic programming, defense, and COM interoperability. you are going to additionally locate up-to-date details on LINQ, together with examples that paintings with either LINQ to SQL and Entity Framework. This booklet has the entire crucial info to maintain you heading in the right direction with C# 4.0.

  • Get in control on C# language fundamentals, together with syntax, varieties, and variables
  • Explore complex themes comparable to damaging code and preprocessor directives
  • Learn C# 4.0 positive factors resembling dynamic binding, kind parameter variance, and not obligatory and named parameters
  • Work with .NET 4's wealthy set of positive aspects for parallel programming, code contracts, and the code safety model
  • Learn .NET themes, together with XML, collections, I/O and networking, reminiscence administration, mirrored image, attributes, defense, and local interoperability

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Neverisms: A Quotation Lover's Guide to Things You Should Never Do, Never Say, or Never Forget

By Mardy Grothe

From Mardy Grothe, the writer of Ifferisms,Oxymoronica,and I by no means Met a Metaphor IDidn’t Like, comes a brand new number of witty and clever quotations approximately what never to do in existence. take into account, “never permit the phobia of extraordinary out get on your method” (BabeRuth), "never hit someone in case you may also help it, yet by no means hit soft"(Theodore Roosevelt); "never be afraid tosit awhile and imagine" (Lorraine Hansberry); and, after all, neverleave domestic with no the best quote for any party from Dr. Mardy’s Neverisms.

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The Philosophy of Language

By David Sosa

What's which means? How is linguistic verbal exchange attainable? what's the nature of language? what's the dating among language and the realm? How do metaphors paintings? The Philosophy of Language, 6th variation, is a superb creation to such basic questions.

Incorporating insights from new coeditor David Sosa, the 6th version collects forty-eight of an important articles within the box, making it the main up to date and accomplished quantity at the topic. Revised to handle altering traits and modern advancements, the 6th variation beneficial properties eighteen new articles, together with influential paintings via Kent Bach, Paul Boghossian, M. A. E. Dummett, Delia Graff Fara, Hartry box, H. P. Grice and P.F. Strawson, Carl G. Hempel, Saul Kripke, Benson associates, Hilary Putnam, Diana Raffman, Nathan Salmon, Stephen Schiffer, John R. Searle, Roy Sorenson, David Sosa, Dennis Stampe, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. A basic advent and introductions to every part provide scholars history to the problems and clarify the connections among them. A bibliography of advised extra examining follows each one section.

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300 historias de palabras: Cómo nacen y llegan hasta nosotros las palabras que usamos

By Espasa Calpe

¿De dónde viene l. a. palabra «adefesio»? ¿Cómo l. a. palabra «chusma» puede venir del griego, donde significaba «orden»? ¿Por qué «hortera»se ha convertido en un insulto? Las palabras encierran una curiosa historia que narra su viaje en el tiempo y en el espacio, y el español es especialmente rico en historias de palabras. La historia de nuestra lenga está llena de préstamos del latín, el griego, el árabe, el vasco, el francés o el inglés, que se han adaptado en su forma y muchas veces también en su significado. Por otra parte, l. a. expansión del español en el mundo, especialmente en América, ha hecho que muchas palabras cobren significados propios en otros países.A través de three hundred ejemplos curiosos y sorprendentes recorremos el viaje de las palabras desde su origen hasta sus usos actuales.

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