Words Matter/ 2nd Floor Display Downtown

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Words on the move : why English won't - and can't - sit still (like, literally) / John McWhorter.

by McWhorter, John H [author.].

Edition: First editionMaterial type: Text Text; Format: print ; Literary form: Not fiction Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2016Availability: Items available for loan: Downtown BranchCall number: 417.7 MACW (1), Madison BranchCall number: LANG 417.7 MACW (1).
The story of English in 100 words / David Crystal.

by Crystal, David, 1941-.

Edition: 1st U.S. ed.Material type: Text Text; Format: print ; Literary form: Not fiction Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012Availability: Items available for loan: Downtown BranchCall number: 422 CRY (1).
Why you say it / Webb Garrison.

by Garrison, Webb B.

Material type: Text Text; Format: print ; Literary form: Not fiction Publisher: New York : MJF Books, c1992Availability: Items available for loan: Downtown BranchCall number: 422 GAR (1).
The play of words : fun and games for language lovers / Richard Lederer ; illustrations by Bernie Cootner.

by Lederer, Richard, 1938-.

Material type: Text Text; Format: print ; Literary form: Not fiction Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, �1990Availability: Items available for loan: Downtown BranchCall number: 422 LED (1).
Stories behind words : the origins and histories of 285 English words / by Peter R. Limburg.

by Limburg, Peter R.

Material type: Text Text; Format: print ; Literary form: Not fiction Publisher: [Bronx, N.Y.] : H.W. Wilson Co., 1986Availability: Items available for loan: Downtown BranchCall number: 422 LIM (1).
A pleasure in words / by Eugene T. Maleska ; with a foreword by David B. Guralnik.

by Maleska, Eugene T.

Edition: 1st Fireside ed.Material type: Text Text; Format: print ; Literary form: Not fiction Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, 1982, ©1981Availability: Items available for loan: Downtown BranchCall number: 422 MAL (1).
Origins of the specious : myths and misconceptions of the English language / Patricia T. O'Conner and Stewart Kellerman.

by O'Conner, Patricia T | Kellerman, Stewart.

Edition: 1st ed.Material type: Text Text; Format: print ; Literary form: Not fiction Publisher: New York : Random House, c2009Availability: Items available for loan: Downtown BranchCall number: 422 OCO (1).
Hot for words : answers to all your burning questions about words and their meanings / Marina Orlova.

by Orlova, Marina, 1980-.

Edition: 1st ed.Material type: Text Text; Format: print ; Literary form: Not fiction Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2009Availability: Items available for loan: Downtown BranchCall number: 422 ORL (1).
Pedigree : the origins of words from nature / by Stephen Potter and Laurens Sargent.

by Potter, Stephen, 1900-1969 | Sargent, Laurens [joint author.].

Material type: Text Text; Format: print ; Literary form: Not fiction Publisher: New York : Taplinger Pub. Co., 1974Copyright date: c1973Availability: Items available for loan: Downtown BranchCall number: 422 POT (1).
Word mysteries and histories : from quiche to humble pie / by the editors of The American Heritage Dictionaries ; with illustrations by Barry Moser ; foreword by Robert Claiborne.

by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Material type: Text Text; Format: print ; Literary form: Not fiction Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c1986Availability: Items available for loan: Downtown BranchCall number: 422 WOR (1).
The roots of English : a reader's handbook of word origin / by Robert Claiborne.

by Claiborne, Robert.

Material type: Text Text; Format: print ; Literary form: Not fiction Publisher: New York : Times Books, 1989Availability: Items available for loan: Downtown BranchCall number: 422.03 CLA (1).
Devious derivations : popular misconceptions---and more than 1,000 true origins of common words and phrases / Hugh Rawson.

by Rawson, Hugh.

Edition: 1st ed.Material type: Text Text; Format: print ; Literary form: Not fiction Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c1994Availability: Items available for loan: Downtown BranchCall number: 422.03 RAW (1).
The professor and the madman : a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary / Simon Winchester.

by Winchester, Simon.

Edition: 1st ed.Material type: Text Text; Format: print ; Nature of contents: biography; Literary form: Not fiction Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 1998Availability: Items available for loan: Madison BranchCall number: HIST 423 WIN (2), Bailey Cove BranchCall number: 423 WIN (1), Downtown BranchCall number: 423 WIN (1).
The story of ain't : America, its language, and the most controversial dictionary ever published / David Skinner.

by Skinner, David, 1973-.

Edition: First edition.Material type: Text Text; Format: print ; Literary form: Not fiction Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, [2012]Copyright date: ©2012Availability: Items available for loan: Bailey Cove BranchCall number: 423.09 SKI (1), Downtown BranchCall number: 423.09 SKI (1).
Place names in Alabama / Virginia O. Foscue.

by Foscue, Virginia O.

Material type: Text Text; Format: print ; Literary form: Not fiction Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c1989Availability: Items available for loan: Madison BranchCall number: TRAV 917.61 FOS (1), Hazel Green BranchCall number: 917.61 FOS (1). Items available for reference: New Hope Branch Not For LoanCall number: R 917.61 FOS (1), Gurley Branch Not For LoanCall number: R 917.61 FOS (1), Downtown Branch Not For LoanCall number: R 976.1 FOS (3). Checked out (1).
The man who made lists : love, death, madness, and the creation of Roget's Thesaurus / Joshua Kendall.

by Kendall, Joshua C, 1960-.

Material type: Text Text; Format: print ; Nature of contents: biography; Literary form: Not fiction Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2008Availability: No items available : Checked out (1).
The word detective : searching for the meaning of it all at the Oxford English Dictionary : a memoir / John Simpson.

by Simpson, J. A, 1953- [author.].

Material type: Text Text; Format: print ; Nature of contents: biography; Literary form: Not fiction Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [2016]Availability: Items available for loan: Downtown BranchCall number: B SIM SIM (1).
The forgotten Founding Father : Noah Webster's obsession and the creation of an American culture / Joshua Kendall.

by Kendall, Joshua C, 1960-.

Material type: Text Text; Format: print ; Nature of contents: biography; Literary form: Not fiction Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, c2010Availability: Items available for loan: Downtown BranchCall number: B WEB KEN (1).

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