Barnhart Concise Dictionary of Etymology

Author: Robert K. Barnhart
Publisher: Collins Reference
ISBN: 0062700847
Release Date: 1995-09-15
Genre: Reference

As all lovers of language know, words are the source of our very understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Often, however, our use of language is so automatic that we neglect to consider where those words came from and what they assume. What are the implications, beyond the simple dictionary definitions, of using words such as privilege, hysteria, seminal, and gyp? Browsing through the pages of The Barhart Concise Dictionary of Etymology is like exploring the historical, political, and rhetorical wonderland of our linguistic heritage. We see the evolution of ideas, as rootword connections that now seem arbitrary are traced to schools of thought from the past. We also find an opportunity to examine how the sometimes backwards, sometimes hilarious, and sometimes illuminating ideologies built into our language affect our modern thinking. Written in a fresh, accessible style, this book provides the derivations of over 21,000 English-language words without resorting to the use of abbreviations, symbols, or technical terminology. Drawing on the most current American scholarship, and focusing on the core words in contemporary English, The Barnhart Concise Dictionary of Etymology is both a diverting browse and a thinking person's Bible.

The Barnhart Abbreviations Dictionary

Author: Robert K. Barnhart
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 0471571466
Release Date: 1995-09-29
Genre: Reference

A definitive reference from the name synonymous with distinguished lexicography For fast, up-to-date, and reliable information on the correct spelling and usage of today's myriad abbreviations, turn to a name you can trust. The Barnhart Abbreviations Dictionary is the most complete, authoritative reference of its kind now available. More than 60,000 entries put the materials you need at your fingertips. It explains the recommended usages of current abbreviations, as well as their literal meanings, while the distinctive, two-part format (see examples below) makes it easier than ever to find the answers you're looking for. With The Barnhart Abbreviations Dictionary you can: * look up an abbreviation to find out what it stands for... * or look up a term to find out how to abbreviate it. * The most up-to-date and preferred forms * Notes on pronunciation and context * Extensive listings of scientific, technical, and computer abbreviations An indispensable tool for the Information Age, when quick, concise communication is vital, The Barnhart Abbreviations Dictionary is your fastest, easiest, and best source. Authoritative and up-to-date, with more than 60,000 entries, this innovative volume is a landmark of its kind. Its publication marks the first time a staff of dictionary editors has constructed a new list of abbreviations from working files of contemporary English. Materials have been gathered from general interest newspapers, books, and magazines, and a wide array of technical publications, among other sources. Beyond the scope of its contents, however, what separates The Barnhart Abbreviations Dictionary from similar reference works is its user-friendly, two-way format. Readers may look up an abbreviation to find out what it stands for, or--equally important--may look up a term or phrase to learn how to abbreviate it, an advantage that makes this volume invaluable. In addition to literal definitions, you'll find detailed information on the meaning and context of each abbreviation, where needed. For example, under the entry Rh, readers learn not only that Rh stands for Rhodium or Rhesus Factor, but that Rhodium is a chemical element, and that Rhesus Factor refers to antigens found in red blood cells. Other important features include: * The most extensive coverage of scientific, technical, and computer abbreviations * Notes on pronunciation and variant forms, the use of abbreviations and written symbols, foreign abbreviations, and the use of abbreviations with numbers or signs * Preferred usages based on the style books of the U.S. Government Printing Office, The New York Times, the Modern Language Association, the Oxford University Press, and other influential sources Organized, efficient, and very easy to use, The Barnhart Abbreviations Dictionary is an essential reference for both home and office.

Fundamental Reference Sources

Author: James H. Sweetland
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838907806
Release Date: 2001-01
Genre: Education

An introduction to selected sources of bibliographical, biographical, linguistic, statistical and geographical organizations.

Word Origins And How We Know Them

Author: Anatoly Liberman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199889013
Release Date: 2009-04-13
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

"Millions of people want to know the origin of the words they use. Word columns in daily newspapers and numerous books attempt to satisfy their curiosity. Word histories are usually digested like pills: the user is interested in getting well, not in the chemistry of the prescribed medication. Those who send letters to the Editor also want a straight answer without bothering about how "editors" come by their knowledge. Therefore, they fail to realize that etymologies are seldom definitive and that the science of etymology is intensely interesting. Perhaps if someone explained to them that, compared to the drama of words, Hamlet is a light farce, they might develop a more informed attitude toward philological research and become students of historical linguistics rather than gullible consumers of journalists' pap."--Anatoly Liberman Word Origins is the only guide to the science and process of etymology for the layperson. This funny, charming, and conversational book not only tells the known origins of hundreds of words, but also shows how their origins were determined. Liberman, an internationally acclaimed etymologist, takes the reader by the hand and explains the many ways that English words can be made, and the many ways in which etymologists try to unearth the origins of words. Part history, part how-to, and completely entertaining, Word Origins invites readers behind the scenes to watch an etymologist at work.

Studies in the History of the English Language V

Author: Robert A. Cloutier
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110220339
Release Date: 2010-10-29
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This collection of essays focuses on current approaches to variation and change in historical English grammar and lexicon. Of the twelve papers in the collection, half are based on grammar and syntax, half on lexical developments. The volume highlights the contributions that strong empirical research can make to our knowledge of the development of English grammar, especially as realized in lexical development. In illustration of contemporary research trends, the articles in the collection make strong use of extralinguistic factors to discuss language change as well as argue for internal and structural development. The authors are drawn from nine different countries, and each article is followed by a commentary and response that provide actual dialogue about the issues in the field, thus representing world-wide discussion of issues in the history of English. The essays recognize the different audiences for historical variation and change - formal linguists, sociolinguists, and lexicographers - and specifically address the interests and discourse in those areas. The volume shows how historical studies of English are increasingly engaged with contemporary trends in linguistics, at the same time as demonstrating how empirical and other methods can bring classical philology fully into the sphere of contemporary linguistics without abandoning its traditional concerns.

Reference and Information Services

Author: Richard E. Bopp
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781591583745
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Reflecting the dramatic changes shaped by rapidly developing technologies over the past six years, this new fourth edition of "Reference and Information Services" takes the introduction to reference sources and services significantly beyond the content of the first three editions. In Part I, Concepts and Processes, chapters have been revised and updated to reflect new ideas and methods in the provision of reference service in an era when many users have access to the Web. In Part II, "Information Sources and Their Use," discussion of each source type has been updated to encompass key resources in print and on the Web, where an increasing number of freely available sources join those purchased or licensed by libraries. A number of new authors are contributors to this new edition, bringing to their chapters their experience as teachers of reference and as practitioners in different types of libraries. Discussions of services in Part I integrate digital reference as appropriate to each topic, such as how to conduct a reference interview online using instant messaging. Boxes interspersed in the text are used to present scenarios for discussion, to highlight key concepts, or to present excerpts from important documents. Discussions of sources in Part II place more emphasis on designing effective search strategies using both print and digital resources. The chapter on selection and evaluation of sources addresses the changing nature of reference collections and how to evaluate new types of sources. Each chapter concludes with an updated list of additional readings to guide further study. A new companion website will provide links to Web-accessible readings and resources as well as additional scenarios for discussion and example search strategies to supplement those presented in the text.

CSET English Subtests I IV Book Online

Author: John Allen
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 9780738612027
Release Date: 2015-12-22
Genre: Education

REA's CSET: English Subtests I-IV with Online Tests Gets You Certified and in the Classroom! California requires all prospective English teachers to take the CSET: English Test. Recently, the CSET: English subtests were revised to align more closely with the California Common Core State Standards. The subtests also include new material in the areas of writing across the curriculum, reading and analyzing a variety of informational texts, and analyzing the details of dramatic works and performance. This third edition of our CSET (California Subject Examinations for Teachers) English Subtests I-IV test prep has been expanded to address these changes. It includes: * A complete overview of the four CSET: English subtests * A comprehensive review of every domain, with updated material * Two full-length practice tests for each subtest (in the book and online), with online diagnostic tools to help you personalize your study Our book is perfect for teacher education students and career-changing professionals who are looking to teach English in California. The skills required for all four subtests fulfill the objectives set by the California Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. This all-new test prep contains an in-depth review of all the competencies tested on the CSET English Subtests I-IV: Literature and Reading Informational Texts; Composition and Rhetoric; Language, Linguistics, and Literacy; Communication, Speech, Media and Creative Performance. The book includes 2 full-length practice exams based on actual CSET questions. Both practice tests are also available online with instant scoring, diagnostic feedback, and detailed answer explanations. Automatic scoring and instant reports help you zero in on the topics and types of questions that give you trouble now, so you will succeed when it counts. REA's CSET: English Subtests I-IV test prep is a must-have for anyone who wants to teach English in California!

Bibliographie zur indogermanischen Wortforschung 3 Bde

Author: Frank Heidermanns
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110929270
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This bibliography presents the literature on the systematic issues involved in research on word formation, etymology, semasiology, onomasiology, and loanword strata in all Indo-Germanic languages, past and present, in as complete a way as possible. It is designed not only as a resource for Indo-Germanic studies proper but is of equal relevance to classical studies, Germanic studies, English studies, Romance studies, Slavonic studies, and Indology. Various indexes guide the reader through the extensive material. In the interests of research convenience, the CD-ROM included contains a cross-referential, fully hyperlinked PDF file identical with the text and the pagination of the book.

Stop Acting Like an Animal

Author: Elgren T. Green
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 9781480970540
Release Date: 2016-08-22
Genre: Science

Stop Acting Like an Animal! by Elgren T. Green Ever have the feeling like “something is missing” and you feel incomplete in many areas of life? This feeling of emptiness is your poor intelligent soul/spirit calling out to be freed from the bondage of the physical body and brain. The physicist David Bohm stated, “Who we are is much greater than what we perceive ourselves to be.” Follow Elgren T. Green on a journey of fourteen plus years of research and study of freeing the spirit to become a divine expression. This is a clue to “one having dominion over the earth,” hence, the human body. Humanity may overlook the fact that the brain is the home where the mind resides, manifesting intelligence while the brain manifests intellect. The mind has a higher calling, dealing with our purpose in life; while the brain only impels career choices, enhancing emotional and/or mental concerns at times.

Writing the Research Paper A Handbook

Author: Anthony Winkler
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495799641
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Reference

WRITING THE RESEARCH PAPER: A HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition, is an easily accessible handbook that provides students with simple, specific information on the conventions of the research paper. With its easy-to-digest steps that demystify the writing process, this handbook enables students to work independently in the creation of their research papers-throughout their college careers and beyond. Comprehensive, up-to-date information is conveyed in a calm and reassuring voice that encourages students to turn to any section of the text at any time for immediate, expert assistance. Each self-contained section is as concise as possible, and can be effectively used in any order, depending on the needs of the individual and course. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.