Words

Author: Christoph Niemann
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
ISBN: 9780062455505
Format: PDF, Docs
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What can you do with a word? Read it, spell it, say it, picture it, understand it, make a sentence with it, tell a story with it, share it with a friend. Everything starts with a love of words! More than 300 words inspired by Dr. Edward Fry’s list of sight words are paired with striking and playful illustrations by internationally renowned designer and artist Christoph Niemann to deepen understanding, to enrich, and to enlighten those learning to read and write English, whether they be children or adults. This compilation of more than 300 words and pictures encourages reading, fuels the imagination, and offers hours of decoding fun. Christoph Niemann has illustrated each word with a picture that challenges readers to make connections and puzzle out meaning in a playful way. Homophones, basic punctuation, and an assortment of silly and unusual words are also included to delineate the eighteen sections of the book. Browse the pages to discover words you don’t know (or find a new facet of the ones you do)! Create your own stories or poems by combining words, images, and ideas. Can you think of other words to describe the images, or new drawings to interpret the words? Cover a word with your finger and ask a friend to guess it just by looking at the picture. Or pick a word and draw (or write) what you think happens next. . . . This is an excellent, original, and exuberant teaching tool for parents as well as elementary school teachers, and it will also be useful for ESL programs. Includes an introduction and an index.

Big Board First 100 Words

Author: Roger Priddy
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312495412
Format: PDF, ePub
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Presents pictures of individually labeled items that are grouped into sections based on what they are, such as things that go, pets, and food.

The Superior Person s Book of Words

Author: Peter Bowler
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
ISBN: 9780879235567
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book will teach you the practical riches of saying it well with good words, neglected words, precise words for vocabular exaltation.

500 Years of New Words

Author: Bill Sherk
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 9781550025255
Format: PDF, Kindle
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If you ever use words and find yourself wondering where they came from, who wrote them first, and why they became necessary, then you will savour 500 Years of New Words, a new volume that takes you on an exciting journey through the English language from the days before Shakespeare to the first decade of the twenty-first century. The entries are arranged not alphabetically but in chronological order based on the earliest known year that each word was printed or written down.

Studies in Words

Author: C. S. Lewis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521398312
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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C. S. Lewis explores the fascination with language by taking a series of words and teasing out their connotations.

English Words

Author: Francis Katamba
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415298926
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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How do we find the right word for the job? Where does that word come from? Why do we spell it like that? And how do we know what it means? Words are all around us - we use them every day to communicate our joys, fears, hopes, opinions, wishes and demands - but we don't often think about them too deeply. In this highly accessible introduction to English words, the reader will discover what the study of words can tell them about the extraordinary richness and complexity of our daily vocabulary and about the nature of language in general. Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, the book covers a wide range of topics, including the structure of words, the meaning of words, how their spelling relates to pronunciation, how new words are manufactured or imported from other languages, and how the meaning of words changes with the passage of time. It also investigates how the mind deals with words by highlighting the amazing intellectual feat performed routinely when the right word is retrieved from the mental dictionary. This revised and expanded second edition brings the study of words right up to date with coverage of text messaging and email and includes new material on psycholinguistics and word meaning. With lively examples from a range of sources - encompassing poetry, jokes, journalism, advertising and clichés - and including practical exercises and a fully comprehensive glossary, English Words is an entertaining introduction to the study of words and will be of interest to anyone who uses them.

The Flesh of Words

Author: Jacques Rancière
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804740784
Format: PDF, ePub
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This new collection of challenging literary studies plays with a foundational definition of Western culture: the word become flesh. But the word become flesh is not, or no longer, a theological already-given. It is a millennial goal or telos toward which each text strives. Both witty and immensely erudite, Jacques Rancière leads the critical reader through a maze of arrivals toward the moment, perhaps always suspended, when the word finds its flesh. That is what he, a valiant and good-humored companion to these texts, goes questing for through seven essays examining a wide variety of familiar and unfamiliar works. A text is always a commencement, the word setting out on its excursions through the implausible vicissitudes of narrative and the bizarre phantasmagorias of imagery, Don Quixote's unsent letter reaching us through generous Balzac, lovely Rimbaud, demonic Althusser. The word is on its way to an incarnation that always lies ahead of the writer and the reader both, in this anguished democracy of language where the word is always taking on its flesh.

Museum of Words

Author: James A. W. Heffernan
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226323145
Format: PDF, ePub
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Ekphrasis is the art of describing works of art, the verbal representation of visual representation. Profoundly ambivalent, ekphrastic poetry celebrates the power of the silent image even as it tries to circumscribe that power with the authority of the word. Over the ages its practitioners have created a museum of words about real and imaginary paintings and sculptures. In the first book ever to explore this museum, James Heffernan argues that ekphrasis stages a battle for mastery between the image and the word. Moving from the epics of Homer, Virgil, and Dante to contemporary American poetry, this book treats the history of struggle between rival systems of representation. Readable and well illustrated, this study of how poets have represented painting and sculpture is a major contribution to our understanding of the relation between the arts.