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The Resource The secret life of words : English words and their origins, Professor Anne Curzan, (videorecording)

The secret life of words : English words and their origins, Professor Anne Curzan, (videorecording)

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
Professor Anne Curzan
Title variation
English words and their origins
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Presents a survey of English, from its Germanic origins to the rise of globalization and cyber-communications
Member of
Cataloging source
IBI
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
422
LC call number
  • PE1075
  • PE1075
LC item number
  • .C879 2012b
  • .C879 2012b
PerformerNote
Lecturer: Anne Curzan, University of Michigan
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Curzan, Anne
  • Teaching Company
Runtime
0
Series statement
Great courses: Literature & English language Writing
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English language
Technique
live action
Label
The secret life of words : English words and their origins, Professor Anne Curzan, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Course no. 2140
  • 36 lectures (30 min. each)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references in accompanying guidebook
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "Often" versus "Offen"--pronunciation
  • Fighting over zippers
  • Opening the early English word-hoard
  • Safe and sound--the French invasion
  • Magnifical dexterity--Latin and learning
  • Chutzpah to pajamas--world borrowings
  • Disc 3.
  • The pop/soda/coke divide
  • Maths, wombats, and les bluejeans
  • Foot and pedestrian--word cousins
  • Disc 1.
  • Desultory somersaults--Latin roots
  • Analogous prologues--Greek roots
  • The tough stuff of English spelling
  • Disc 4.
  • The b in Debt--Meddling in spelling
  • Of mice, men, and y'all
  • I'm good ... or am I well?
  • How snuck sneaked in
  • Um, well, like, you know
  • Wicked cool--the irreverence of slang
  • Winning words, banished words
  • Disc 5.
  • Boy toys and bad eggs--slangy wordplay
  • Spinster, bachelor, guy, dude
  • Firefighters and freshpersons
  • A slam dunk--the language of sports
  • Fooling around--the language of love
  • Gung ho--the language of war
  • Disc 6.
  • Filibustering--the language of politics
  • LOL--the language of the Internet
  • The life of a word, from birth to death
  • #$@%!--forbidden words
  • Couldn't (or could) care less
  • Musquirt and other lexical gaps
  • Playing fast and loose with words
  • The human hands behind dictionaries
  • Treasure houses, theft, and traps
  • Yarn and clues--New word meanings
  • Smog, mob, bling--new words
  • Disc 2.
Control code
sky253331551
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
6 videodiscs (1080 min.)
Isbn
9781598038934
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
2140
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The secret life of words : English words and their origins, Professor Anne Curzan, (videorecording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Course no. 2140
  • 36 lectures (30 min. each)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references in accompanying guidebook
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "Often" versus "Offen"--pronunciation
  • Fighting over zippers
  • Opening the early English word-hoard
  • Safe and sound--the French invasion
  • Magnifical dexterity--Latin and learning
  • Chutzpah to pajamas--world borrowings
  • Disc 3.
  • The pop/soda/coke divide
  • Maths, wombats, and les bluejeans
  • Foot and pedestrian--word cousins
  • Disc 1.
  • Desultory somersaults--Latin roots
  • Analogous prologues--Greek roots
  • The tough stuff of English spelling
  • Disc 4.
  • The b in Debt--Meddling in spelling
  • Of mice, men, and y'all
  • I'm good ... or am I well?
  • How snuck sneaked in
  • Um, well, like, you know
  • Wicked cool--the irreverence of slang
  • Winning words, banished words
  • Disc 5.
  • Boy toys and bad eggs--slangy wordplay
  • Spinster, bachelor, guy, dude
  • Firefighters and freshpersons
  • A slam dunk--the language of sports
  • Fooling around--the language of love
  • Gung ho--the language of war
  • Disc 6.
  • Filibustering--the language of politics
  • LOL--the language of the Internet
  • The life of a word, from birth to death
  • #$@%!--forbidden words
  • Couldn't (or could) care less
  • Musquirt and other lexical gaps
  • Playing fast and loose with words
  • The human hands behind dictionaries
  • Treasure houses, theft, and traps
  • Yarn and clues--New word meanings
  • Smog, mob, bling--new words
  • Disc 2.
Control code
sky253331551
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
6 videodiscs (1080 min.)
Isbn
9781598038934
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
2140
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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