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The Resource The secret life of words : English words and their origins, Anne Curzan

The secret life of words : English words and their origins, Anne Curzan

Label
The secret life of words : English words and their origins
Title
The secret life of words
Title remainder
English words and their origins
Statement of responsibility
Anne Curzan
Title variation
English words and their origins
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Professor Anne Curzan presents a survey of English, from its Germanic origins to the rise of globalization and cyber-communications
Member of
Cataloging source
RECBX
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Curzan, Anne
Dewey number
422
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PE1075
LC item number
.C879 2012b
Literary text for sound recordings
  • lectures speeches
  • other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Lecturer: Professor Anne Curzan
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  • Teaching Company
  • Recorded Books, LLC
Series statement
  • The great courses. Literature & language. Writing
  • The great courses
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  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
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Label
The secret life of words : English words and their origins, Anne Curzan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact disc
  • In container (17 cm.)
  • The length of each lecture is: ca. 30 min. The entire program consists of 36 lectures
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Smog, mob, bling -- new words
  • disc 4.
  • "Often" versus "offen" -- pronunciation
  • Fighting over zippers
  • disc 5.
  • Opening the early English word-hoard
  • Safe and sound -- the French invasion
  • disc 6.
  • Magnifical dexterity -- Latin and learning
  • Chutzpah to pajamas -- world borrowings
  • Disc 1.
  • disc 7.
  • The pop/soda/coke divide
  • Maths, wombats and Les bluejeans
  • disc 8.
  • Foot and pedestrian -- word cousins
  • Desultory somersaults -- Latin roots
  • disc 9.
  • Analogous prologues -- Greek roots
  • The tough stuff of English spelling
  • disc 10.
  • Winning words, banished words
  • The b in debt -- meddling in spelling
  • Of mice, men and y'all
  • disc 11.
  • I'm good -- or am I well?
  • How snuck sneaked in
  • disc 12.
  • Um, well, like, you know
  • Wicked cool -- the irreverence of slang
  • disc 13.
  • Boy toys and bad eggs -- slang wordplay
  • The life of a word, from birth ot death
  • Spinster, bachelor, guy, dude
  • disc 14.
  • Firefighters and freshpersons
  • A slam dunk -- the language of sports
  • disc 15.
  • Fooling around -- the language of love
  • Gung ho -- the language of war
  • disc 16.
  • Fillibustering -- the language of politics
  • LOL -- the language of the internet
  • disc 2.
  • disc 17.
  • #$@%! -- forbidden words
  • Couldn't (or could) care less
  • disc 18.
  • Musquirt and other lexical gaps
  • Playing fast and loose with words
  • The human hands behind dictionaries
  • Treasure houses, theft, and traps
  • disc 3.
  • Yarn and clues -- new word meanings
Control code
1589580
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
18 audio discs (approximately 18 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781490650449
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
  • GC0042
  • 2140
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1589580
  • (OCoLC)896954592
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The secret life of words : English words and their origins, Anne Curzan
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact disc
  • In container (17 cm.)
  • The length of each lecture is: ca. 30 min. The entire program consists of 36 lectures
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Smog, mob, bling -- new words
  • disc 4.
  • "Often" versus "offen" -- pronunciation
  • Fighting over zippers
  • disc 5.
  • Opening the early English word-hoard
  • Safe and sound -- the French invasion
  • disc 6.
  • Magnifical dexterity -- Latin and learning
  • Chutzpah to pajamas -- world borrowings
  • Disc 1.
  • disc 7.
  • The pop/soda/coke divide
  • Maths, wombats and Les bluejeans
  • disc 8.
  • Foot and pedestrian -- word cousins
  • Desultory somersaults -- Latin roots
  • disc 9.
  • Analogous prologues -- Greek roots
  • The tough stuff of English spelling
  • disc 10.
  • Winning words, banished words
  • The b in debt -- meddling in spelling
  • Of mice, men and y'all
  • disc 11.
  • I'm good -- or am I well?
  • How snuck sneaked in
  • disc 12.
  • Um, well, like, you know
  • Wicked cool -- the irreverence of slang
  • disc 13.
  • Boy toys and bad eggs -- slang wordplay
  • The life of a word, from birth ot death
  • Spinster, bachelor, guy, dude
  • disc 14.
  • Firefighters and freshpersons
  • A slam dunk -- the language of sports
  • disc 15.
  • Fooling around -- the language of love
  • Gung ho -- the language of war
  • disc 16.
  • Fillibustering -- the language of politics
  • LOL -- the language of the internet
  • disc 2.
  • disc 17.
  • #$@%! -- forbidden words
  • Couldn't (or could) care less
  • disc 18.
  • Musquirt and other lexical gaps
  • Playing fast and loose with words
  • The human hands behind dictionaries
  • Treasure houses, theft, and traps
  • disc 3.
  • Yarn and clues -- new word meanings
Control code
1589580
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
18 audio discs (approximately 18 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781490650449
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
  • GC0042
  • 2140
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1589580
  • (OCoLC)896954592
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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