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

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

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
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Presents a survey of English, from its Germanic origins to the rise of globalization and cyber-communications
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Curzan, Anne
PerformerNote
  • Read by Anne Curzan
  • Lecturer: Anne Curzan, University of Michigan
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Teaching Company
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English language
Label
The secret life of words : English words and their origins, Professor Anne Curzan, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Great courses
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
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
sky292989570
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
18 audio discs (12 lectures, 30 min. per lecture)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781629971773
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
Note
hn 05/18
Other physical details
CD, audio, digital
Physical substance
  • plastic
  • metal
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The secret life of words : English words and their origins, Professor Anne Curzan, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Great courses
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
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
sky292989570
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
18 audio discs (12 lectures, 30 min. per lecture)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781629971773
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
Note
hn 05/18
Other physical details
CD, audio, digital
Physical substance
  • plastic
  • metal
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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