Book Title : A Million Words And Counting

a million words and counting

Release Date : 2008-05-01
ISBN Code : 9780806535609
Book Author : Paul J.J. Payack
Book Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
Total Pages : 224

Book Summary :

From Babel to Babble . . . Everyone is Speaking English In 2007, the English language passed the million-word mark. That shouldn't come as a surprise since over a billion Earthlings speak English (no one knows about other planets, but they probably speak it, too). That makes for a lot of word-coiners (neologists) out there. And where are all these new words coming from? Hollywood? Technology? The Internet? Corporate boardrooms? Youthspeak? How do world events--from tsunamis and hurricanes to political doublespeak and presidential linguistic bumbling--influence the words we use on a daily basis? What do e-mails, text messages, and emoticons contribute to the language? Let WordMan Paul J.J. Payack take you on a global tour of English-speaking worlds--virtual and otherwise: • From India, Singapore, and China, to Australia, the U.S. and the U.K. • From film, television, fashion, music, politics, sports, games, business, technology and science • From TV junkies, fashionistas and sports fans, to amateur historians and linguists • And from every other source that contributes to the global tapestry of English Get ready for a whirlwind tour of our increasingly global culture and how it becomes that way. A Million Words? Fundoo! Podcast, Chinglish, truthiness, crunk. Just a year or two ago, these words were gibberish to most English speakers. Today they pop up in everyday conversation worldwide, just four of the ten thousand new words added to the English language every year. Spurred by the universality of the Internet--where it is the de facto lingua franca--and the global reach of its media, English is growing at a rate unprecedented in its 1500-year history. Indeed, in the spring of 2007, the English word count surpassed a million--over ten times the number available in French. At the crest of this linguistic tsunami surfs Paul J.J. Payack, aka the WordMan. As president of the Global Language Monitor, he has tracked the latest developments--the fascinating hybrids, the bizarre etymologies, the lasting malapropisms--in the language shared by two billion of the Earth's citizens. Aided by a worldwide network of similarly obsessed "language mavens" and armed with his own powerful word-counting algorithm, Payack ensures that no new English word falls from the tongue or marks the page without being counted toward the Million Word March. A Million Words and Counting is a celebration of the vast variety and ever-evolving expressiveness of humanity's most universal language. Fun and informative, this guide is a joyful exploration of English as it spreads across the globe, as it is spoken today, and as it expands into the future. Each entertaining chapter of this ambitious linguistic survey examines another source of new English, including Hollywood, youth culture, other languages, corporate boardrooms, and tongue-tied presidents. An engaging compendium of English-language facts and factoids, this is a trivia lover's goldmine and a logophile's playground.

Book Title : A Million Random Words

a million random words

Release Date : 2013-04-01
ISBN Code :
Book Author : John Vorhaus
Book Publisher : Bafflegab Books
Total Pages : 3718

Book Summary :

What can you do with a million random words? Crikey, what can’t you do? Create “exquisite corpse” poetry. Seed your creativity by using some random number of random words as the basis for your next short story. Invent delightful party games. Tell fortunes. Give as a gift to your wise-ass Scrabble friends. Or just read aloud and laugh yourself stupid. The possibilities are endless (well, no, actually, they end at a million) when you buy and own your own copy of A Million Random Words. With this ebook on your smart phone or dumb phone or device, you’re never more than a tap away from an astounding new collection of uniquely assembled words and phrases. Can you say, “Waving plateglass forename salp, duckwalked supertonic guilty librettists?” You couldn’t before, but now you can! A Million Random Words was created using a proprietary algorithm and has been meticulously copy-edited and vetted by the finest linguistic scholars. Attractively priced at just $4.99 – less than $0.000005 per word – it offers a better cost-to-word than any book in the history of print, so order your copy today. The sooner you do, the sooner you can say, “Cathartic thrill columbic superwives pushrods” with the full courage of your conviction.

Book Title : The Million Word Crossword Dictionary

the million word crossword dictionary

Release Date : 2010-11-09
ISBN Code : 9780061748004
Book Author : Stanley Newman
Book Publisher : Harper Collins
Total Pages : 1280

Book Summary :

With more than 1,000,000 answers, this volume contains more than twice as many answers as any other crossword dictionary. More important, it is the first crossword dictionary ever to comprehensively cover the clues and answers that actually appear in today's most popular crosswords, including contemporary slang, phrases, and brand names. Meticulously compiled by two crossword professionals with a combined thirty years in the field, and based on a massive analysis of current crosswords, there has never been a crossword dictionary with the breadth, depth, and currency of this one. From Jim Carrey to Sister Carrie, Homer Simpson to Homer's Iliad, the wide-ranging entries include 500,000+ synonyms, 3,000+ literary works, 5,000+ films, 20,000+ famous people from all fields, and more than 100,000 fill-in-the-blank clues so popular in today's crosswords. Featuring an introduction by New York Times crossword editor Will Shortz, The Million Word Crossword Dictionary makes every other crossword dictionary obsolete.

Book Title : Prelude to a Million Years Song Without Words

prelude to a million years song without words

Release Date : 2010-01-01
ISBN Code : 9780486472690
Book Author : Lynd Ward
Book Publisher : Courier Corporation
Total Pages : 112

Book Summary :

One of the twentieth century's finest engravers, Lynd Ward created remarkable woodcuts that resonate in both the heart and the imagination. His dramatic images present complete, self-contained narratives in both of these wordless tales. Prelude to a Million Years unfolds against the backdrop of the Great Depression, portraying in thirty illustrations a sculptor's struggles in an industrial society. Song Without Words explores one woman's emotional journey through pregnancy and childbirth in a series of twenty-one images described by the author as "a kind of prose poem." Ward's memorable works have been honored with such prestigious awards as the Library of Congress Award, the National Academy of Design Print Award, the New York Times Best Illustrated Award, the Caldecott Medal, and the Regina Award. An introduction by woodcut historian David A. Beronä places these stories within the context of Ward's career and the graphic arts world of the 1930s.

Book Title : Lynd Ward Prelude to a Million Years Song Without Words Vertigo

lynd ward prelude to a million years song without words vertigo

Release Date : 2017-09-05
ISBN Code : 9781598533996
Book Author : Lynd Ward
Book Publisher : Library of America
Total Pages : 690

Book Summary :

In this, the second of two volumes collecting all his woodcut novels, The Library of America brings together Lynd Ward’s three later books, two of them brief, the visual equivalent of chamber music, the other his longest, a symphony in three movements. Prelude to a Million Years (1933) is a dark meditation on art, inspiration, and the disparity between the ideal and the real. Song Without Words (1936), a protest against the rise of European fascism, asks if ours is a world still fit for the human soul. Vertigo (1937), Ward’s undisputed masterpiece, is an epic novel on the theme of the individual caught in the downward spiral of a sinking American economy. Its characters include a young violinist, her luckless fiancé, and an elderly business magnate who—movingly, and without ever becoming a political caricature—embodies the social forces determining their fate. The images reproduced in this volume are taken from prints pulled from the original woodblocks or first-generation electrotypes. Ward’s novels are presented, for the first time since the 1930s, in the format that the artist intended, one image per right-hand page, and are followed by four essays in which he discusses the technical challenges of his craft. Art Spiegelman contributes an introductory essay, “Reading Pictures,” that defines Ward’s towering achievement in that most demanding of graphic-story forms, the wordless novel in woodcuts. From the Hardcover edition.

Book Title : Thirty Million Words

thirty million words

Release Date : 2015-09-08
ISBN Code : 9780698194328
Book Author : Dana Suskind
Book Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 320

Book Summary :

*Nominated for the Books for a Better Life Award* The founder and director of the Thirty Million Words Initiative, Professor Dana Suskind, explains why the most important—and astoundingly simple—thing you can do for your child’s future success in life is to talk to him or her, reveals the recent science behind this truth, and outlines precisely how parents can best put it into practice. The research is in: Academic achievement begins on the first day of life with the first word said by a cooing mother just after delivery. A study by researchers Betty Hart and Todd Risley in 1995 found that some children heard thirty million fewer words by their fourth birthdays than others. The children who heard more words were better prepared when they entered school. These same kids, when followed into third grade, had bigger vocabularies, were stronger readers, and got higher test scores. This disparity in learning is referred to as the achievement gap. Professor Dana Suskind, MD, learned of this thirty million word gap in the course of her work as a cochlear implant surgeon at University of Chicago Medical School and began a new research program along with her sister-in-law, Beth Suskind, to find the best ways to bridge that gap. The Thirty Million Word Initiative has developed programs for parents to show the kind of parent-child communication that enables optimal neural development and has tested the programs in and around Chicago across demographic groups. They boil down to getting parents to follow the three Ts: Tune in to what your child is doing; Talk more to your child using lots of descriptive words; and Take turns with your child as you engage in conversation. Parents are shown how to make the words they serve up more enriching. For example, instead of telling a child, “Put your shoes on,” one might say instead, “It is time to go out. What do we have to do?” The lab's new five-year longitudinal research program has just received funding so they can further corroborate their results. The neuroscience of brain plasticity is some of the most valuable and revolutionary medical science being done today. It enables us to think and do better. It is making a difference in the lives of both the old and young. If you care for children, this landmark book is essential reading. From the Hardcover edition.

Book Title : The Million Word Crossword Answer Book

the million word crossword answer book

Release Date : 2010-12-21
ISBN Code : 0061125911
Book Author : Stanley Newman
Book Publisher : Harper Collins
Total Pages : 1280

Book Summary :

The Million Word Crossword Dictionary was hailed by New York Times crossword editor Will Shortz as "the largest, most up-to-date, and most useful" and praised by crossword editors from all over the country. Now, noted crossword experts Stan Newman and Dan Stark provide the next "million word" tool to send your solving skills soaring. This radically comprehensive word finder can be used when two or more letters are known in crossword answers of 3 to 7 letters. Slang terms and celebrity names are included, providing the topicality and comprehensiveness you've come to expect from the Million Word brand. In addition, a unique crossword answer glossary lists more than 20,000 definitions for less common or potentially confusing words. The biggest and most complete answer book ever, The Million Word Crossword Answer Book is your master key for unlocking any crossword puzzle.

Book Title : A Frequency Dictionary of Spanish

a frequency dictionary of spanish

Release Date : 2006-05-17
ISBN Code : 9781134314195
Book Author : Mark Davies
Book Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 296

Book Summary :

The only up-to-date frequency dictionary of Spanish currently available, this is an invaluable tool for all learners of Spanish that provides a list of the 5,000 most commonly used words in the language. Based on a twenty million word corpus evenly divided between spoken, fiction and non-fiction texts from both Spain and Latin America, the Dictionary provides a detailed frequency-based list, as well as alphabetical and part-of-speech indexes to ensure maximum ease of access to the information and efficiency of use. All entries in the rank frequency list feature the English equivalent, a sample sentence and, where applicable, an indication of major register variation. The Dictionary also contains thirty thematically organized lists of frequently used words on a variety of topics, such as animals, weather, materials, and family terms. A CD version is available to purchase separately. Designed for use by corpus and computational linguists it provides the full text in a format that researchers can process and turn into suitable lists for their own research work

Book Title : Russian Learners Dictionary

russian learners dictionary

Release Date : 2013-09-05
ISBN Code : 9781136926624
Book Author : Nicholas Brown
Book Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 440

Book Summary :

This dictionary contains 10,000 Russian words in order of importance starting with the most common and finishing with words that occur about 8 times in a million. All the words have English translations, many have examples of usage and the entries include information on stress and grammatical irregularities. There is also a complete alphabetical index to the words in the list. A learner who knows all or most of these 10,000 words can be regarded as competent in Russian for all normal purposes. The list takes you from a beginner's core vocabulary through to postgraduate level.

Book Title : Words

words

Release Date : 1988
ISBN Code : 0859912590
Book Author : Eric Gerald Stanley
Book Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
Total Pages : 198

Book Summary :

Essays concentrating on the uses and histories of English words, mainly in the modern period. Contributions vary in focus including work on the development on individual words, lexicography, British and overseas English dialects, and usage in the earlier and later Modern English period.

Book Title : University Language

university language

Release Date : 2006-06-01
ISBN Code : 9789027293626
Book Author : Douglas Biber
Book Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
Total Pages : 261

Book Summary :

University students must cope with a bewildering array of registers, not only to learn academic content, but also to understand course expectations and requirements. While many previous studies have investigated academic writing, we know comparatively little about academic speech; and no linguistic study to date has investigated the range of academic and advising/management registers that students encounter. This book is a first step towards filling this gap. Based on analysis of the T2K-SWAL Corpus, the book describes university registers from several different perspectives, including: vocabulary patterns; the use of lexico-grammatical and syntactic features; the expression of stance; the use of extended collocations ('lexical bundles'); and a Multi-Dimensional analysis of the overall patterns of register variation. All linguistic patterns are interpreted in functional terms, resulting in an overall characterization of the typical kinds of language that students encounter in university registers: academic and non-academic; spoken and written.

Book Title : A Descriptive Study of Bengali Words

a descriptive study of bengali words

Release Date : 2015-01-15
ISBN Code : 9781107064249
Book Author : Niladri Sekhar Dash
Book Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages : 372

Book Summary :

"Provides a solid empirical support for developing tools and systems for morphological analysis, morphological generation, lexical decomposition and lexical composition for Bengali language for machine learning and language teaching"--

Book Title : Words A User s Guide

words a user s guide

Release Date : 2014-06-03
ISBN Code : 9781317864295
Book Author : Graham Pointon
Book Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 456

Book Summary :

Have you ever agonized over grammar while writing a CV or job application? Has uncertainty about an unfamiliar term got in the way of finishing an essay or business report? Are you ever unsure of the crucial difference between a naturist and a naturalist? Words: A User's Guide is an accessible and invaluable reference that is ideal for students, business people and advanced learners of English. The book is structured in groups of words that may be confused because they sound alike, look alike or seem to have similar meanings, and this approach makes it much more intuitive an.

Book Title : Word Spy

word spy

Release Date : 2004-02-17
ISBN Code : 9780767918077
Book Author : Paul McFedries
Book Publisher : Broadway Books
Total Pages : 432

Book Summary :

Language wears many hats, but its most important job is to help us name or describe what's in the world. Words define us, our actions, even our existence. And just when you think that you have all the words you need, you discover new ones, hear new uses for old ones or see them mutate right before your eyes—a neologism is born. Those neologisms are actually one of the best ways of keeping tabs on the way our world and culture are changing. One of the people who's been keeping tabs is Paul McFedries, the president of Logophilia Limited (logophilia is Greek for "the love of words"). His scorecard is Word Spy, a daily newsletter that has been reporting from the neological frontier since 1998 and that has more than 100,000 visitors a month and more than 12 million page views. In Word Spy, McFedries demonstrates how new words both reflect and illuminate not only the subcultures that coin them but also the larger culture in which these groups exist. Neologisms give us insight into the way things are even as they act as linguistic harbingers of what's to come. Each chapter of Word Spy is a cultural snapshot, a slice of the zeitgeist that focuses on a specific idea or sociological phenomenon, with an emphasis on the words and phrases that it has generated. These snapshots cover various aspects of modern life, including relationships, business, technology, war, aging, multiculturalism, and even fast food, all the while introducing us to hybrid words: If your kids can't seem to get away from their computers, they may be addicted to "fritterware" (time-wasting game software). If you're a new mother with a passion for petitioning, you may be a "lactivist" (breast-feeding activist). And if you keep finding yourself staying way later at the office than you ever imagined, you may be suffering from "presenteeism." Word Spy is an exciting and informative travelogue through the evolving landscape of our language and, consequently, the cultures and subcultures that continually mold and shape not just the language but all of us who speak it. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Book Title : The Integration of MILLION Into the English System of Number Words

the integration of million into the english system of number words

Release Date : 2010
ISBN Code : 3631601565
Book Author : Donald Sims MacQueen
Book Publisher : Peter Lang
Total Pages : 297

Book Summary :

This corpus study traces the history of MILLION in English. It focuses on the shift in word class/function from noun/noun-phrase head (three millions of dollars) to determinative/determiner (three million dollars). A chapter on morphosyntax/semantics probes the natural word class and function of number words and their historical categorization. A composite international diachronic corpus is used to map a broad taxonomy of MILLION phrases, and very-large-scale digital American and British newspaper archives are used to show when and where the syntactic shift took place. The tens of billions of datable words in these sources yield such robust results that key phases in the shift can be traced in unprecedented detail, uncovering surprising patterns in American/British differences and an avoidance strategy in the use of numeral and number-word expressions. Retarding and accelerating factors are treated in separate chapters.

Book Title : A Million Miles in my Mind

a million miles in my mind

Release Date : 2011-08-11
ISBN Code : 9781463424251
Book Author : DJ McDaniel
Book Publisher : AuthorHouse
Total Pages : 88

Book Summary :

Is it the life I built or the life that built me? Either way I shall be true to myself, As it is my existence that is being composed. I often ask myself who I want to be. What I'm forgetting about is the person I am now. Differen't from the childhood boy I once knew, and far from the man I am about to become.

Book Title : Word Frequency Distributions

word frequency distributions

Release Date : 2002-09-30
ISBN Code : 1402009275
Book Author : R. Harald Baayen
Book Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages : 335

Book Summary :

This book is a comprehensive introduction to the statistical analysis of word frequency distributions, intended for computational linguists, corpus linguists, psycholinguists, and researchers in the field of quantitative stylistics. Word frequency distributions are characterized by very large numbers of rare words. This property leads to strange phenomena such as mean frequencies that systematically change as the number of observations is increased, relative frequencies that even in large samples are not fully reliable estimators of population probabilities, and model parameters that vary with text or corpus size. Special statistical techniques for the analysis of distributions with large numbers of rare events can be found in various technical journals. The aim of this book is to make these techniques more accessible for non-specialists, both theoretically, by means of a careful introduction to the underlying probabilistic and statistical concepts, and practically, by providing a program library implementing the main models for word frequency distributions.

Book Title : The Thinker s Thesaurus Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words Expanded Third Edition

the thinker s thesaurus sophisticated alternatives to common words expanded third edition

Release Date : 2015-08-03
ISBN Code : 9780393338973
Book Author : Peter E. Meltzer
Book Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages : 720

Book Summary :

With over twenty percent more material, a must for any lover of distinctive words. This entertaining and informative reference features sophisticated and surprising alternatives to common words together with no-fail guides to usage. Avoiding traditional thesauruses’ mundane synonym choices, Peter E. Meltzer puts each word—whether it’s protrepic, apostrophize, iracund, or emulous—in context by using examples from a broad range of contemporary books, periodicals, and newspapers. His new introduction makes the case for why we should widen our vocabulary and use the one right word. This groundbreaking thesaurus remains a unique venture, one that enriches your writing while helping you find the perfect word.