How to Read a Word

  • Filename: how-to-read-a-word.
  • ISBN: 9780191650567
  • Release Date: 2010-10-28
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Elizabeth Knowles
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford



Have you ever wondered how you can find out more about a word: Where did it come from? How has its meaning altered? How can it be pronounced? What is its relationship to other words? Language is not fixed, but is an evolutionary process: words develop and change, in meaning, association, and pronunciation, as well as in many other ways. Exploring the routes taken by the words we choose to investigate leads us on fascinating journeys. How to Read a Word, written by the noted lexicographer Elizabeth Knowles, shows us how we might delve into the origins, associations, and evolution of words, and is primarily concerned with the following two points: what questions can be asked about a word? And how can they be answered? Utilising the unrivalled resources and the language-monitoring programs of the Oxford English Dictionary, the book leads you through the various stages of investigation into the myriad aspects of individual words, from etymology to date of first use and regional distribution, and from spelling and pronunciation to shifts in meaning. Supported by many examples of investigation into specific words, and featuring a full index, a wide selection of useful online resources, and reams of useful tips for avoiding common pitfalls, it is both a thought-provoking and practical handbook, providing readers with the essential tools to confidently interrogate the words by which they are surrounded. How to Read a Word is the perfect gift for anyone who is fascinated by the development and intricacies of the English language.

How to Read a Word

  • Filename: how-to-read-a-word.
  • ISBN: 9780199574896
  • Release Date: 2010-10-28
  • Number of pages: 191
  • Author: Elizabeth Knowles
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



Have you ever wondered how you can find out more about a word? Where did it come from? How has its meaning altered? What is its relationship to other words? Noted lexicographer Elizabeth Knowles answers these questions in How to Read a Word. Chapters on pronunciation, spelling, date of first use, etymology, regional distribution, meaning, and the resources that one can use to research these elements are contained in a book that gives special help to readers attempting to navigate the mass of information that the Internet provides. It is a thought-provoking and practical guide that takes the reader on some fascinating journeys in the world of words. Utilising the unrivalled resources and the language-monitoring programs of the Oxford English Dictionary, the book leads you through the various stages of investigation into the myriad aspects of individual words, from etymology to date of first use and regional distribution, and from spelling and pronunciation to shifts in meaning. Supported by many examples of investigation into specific words, and featuring a full index, a wide selection of useful online resources, and reams of useful tips for avoiding common pitfalls, it is both a thought-provoking and practical handbook, providing readers with the essential tools to confidently interrogate the words by which they are surrounded. How to Read a Word is the perfect gift for anyone who is fascinated by the development and intricacies of the English language.

Word Power Made Easy

  • Filename: word-power-made-easy.
  • ISBN: 9780671741907
  • Release Date: 1991-02-15
  • Number of pages: 528
  • Author: Norman Lewis
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Exercises designed to develop vocabulary skills present words together with their pronunciations, definitions and use in sentences

A Word in Your Ear

  • Filename: a-word-in-your-ear.
  • ISBN: 9781419609305
  • Release Date: 2005-04-26
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Eric Rosenbloom
  • Publisher: Eric Rosenbloom



'A sine qua non for Joyceans' (Clarence Sterling). 'Certainly the best intro to the Wake I've seen' (Andrew H. Blom). This lively and readable essay provides essential background information and helpful reading techniques.

Unleashing the Word

  • Filename: unleashing-the-word.
  • ISBN: 9780310323464
  • Release Date: 2009-11-03
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: Max McLean
  • Publisher: Zondervan



Modern society is awash in words. An auditory tidal wave cascades from our televisions, radios, media players, and the Internet. Today’s distracted worshippers often feel spiritually shortchanged when the Scriptures are spoken without passion and power. This lively and encouraging resource is the collaboration of a gifted Bible narrator and a mentor to church leaders. In it they show how churches can train their own teams of Scripture readers. These laypeople can—with enthusiasm, conviction, and passion—”unleash the Word of God,” and prepare hearts to receive the message. Spoken well, the Word of God opens and penetrates the listener’s heart. Simple, straightforward, and culturally relevant, this unique book provides the necessary tools to teach you how to read the Bible aloud, in a way that communicates its life-changing power!

25 Read and Write Mini Books That Teach Word Families

  • Filename: 25-read-and-write-mini-books-that-teach-word-families.
  • ISBN: 0439155878
  • Release Date: 2001-04-01
  • Number of pages: 64
  • Author: Nancy I. Sanders
  • Publisher: Scholastic Professional Books



Rhyming, reproducible storybooks that use a few simple words to help kids practice reading and writing words from 25 key

The Word in the World

  • Filename: the-word-in-the-world.
  • ISBN: 0807855111
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Candy Gunther Brown
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press



The evangelical publishing community has been growing for more than two hundred years. Candy Gunther Brown explores the roots of this far-flung conglomeration of writers, publishers, and readers, from the founding of the Methodist Book Concern in 1789 to the 1880 publication of the runaway best-seller Ben-Hur.

Reading Magic

  • Filename: reading-magic.
  • ISBN: 0156035103
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Mem Fox
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt



Argues that reading aloud to children is a vital part of their educational development, exploring how and where to read to achieve the best effects.

Literacy

  • Filename: literacy.
  • ISBN: 0897891260
  • Release Date: 1987-01-01
  • Number of pages: 184
  • Author: Paulo Freire
  • Publisher: Intellect Books



Discusses the political and social implications of illiteracy, looks at literacy campaigns in other countries, and suggests new approaches to solving the problem

How to Read a Book

  • Filename: how-to-read-a-book.
  • ISBN: 1439144834
  • Release Date: 2011-05-10
  • Number of pages: 426
  • Author: Mortimer J. Adler
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material. Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text. Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works. Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.

How to Read a Book

  • Filename: how-to-read-a-book.
  • ISBN: 1439144834
  • Release Date: 2011-05-10
  • Number of pages: 426
  • Author: Mortimer J. Adler
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material. Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text. Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works. Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.

Words Onscreen

  • Filename: words-onscreen.
  • ISBN: 9780199315765
  • Release Date: 2015
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Naomi S. Baron
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA



Discusses the rise of e-readers and how their popularity is affecting the way people read books, the way people write books, and what might be lost if reading goes entirely digital.

Grasping God s Word

  • Filename: grasping-god-s-word.
  • ISBN: 9780310262237
  • Release Date: 2005-07-15
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: J. Scott Duvall
  • Publisher: Harper Collins



'Excellent, practical, and accurate. It leads students from the most fundamental building blocks of interpretation (including skills that most beginning students lack) through all the essential processes.' ---Craig S. Keener, Professor of New Testament, Eastern Seminary Just as a rock climber's handhold enables him to master the mountain, a firm grasp on God's Word empowers us to traverse the challenging, risky slopes of life. This workbook is designed for use with the textbook Grasping God's Word. While the textbook shows you the principles and tools of interpretation, the workbook lets you try them out by applying them to specific genres and contexts. Together, these books will help you get a grip on the solid rock of Scripture---how to read it, how to interpret it, and how to apply it. Features include: * Proven in classrooms across the country * Emphasis on real-life application * Supplemented by a website for professors providing extensive teaching materials * Updates corresponding to the second edition of the textbook, including new exercises Grasping God's Word progresses through the following five sections: 1. How to Read the Book---Basic Tools 2. Contexts---Now and Then 3. Meaning and Application 4. The Interpretive Journey---New Testament 5. The Interpretive Journey---Old Testament

How to Read a Film

  • Filename: how-to-read-a-film.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015011591644
  • Release Date: 1981
  • Number of pages: 533
  • Author: James Monaco
  • Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press



Now thoroughly revised and updated, the book discusses recent breakthroughs in media technology, including such exciting advances as video discs and cassettes, two-way television, satellites, cable and much more.

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