Best Etymology Books
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Author: by Andrew Clements
A New York Times bestseller One of the preeminent linguists of our time examines the realms of language that are considered shocking and taboo in order to understand what imbues curse words with such power-and why we love them so much.
Profanity has always been a deliciously vibrant part of our lexicon, an integral part of being human. In fact, our ability to curse comes from a different part of the brain than other parts of speech-the urgency with which we say “f&*k!” is instead related to the instinct that tells us to flee from danger.
Language evolves with time, and so does what we consider profane or unspeakable. Nine Nasty Words is a rollicking examination of profanity, explored from every angle: historical, sociological, political, linguistic. In a particularly coarse moment, when the public discourse is shaped in part by once-shocking words, nothing could be timelier.
3. The English Grammar Workbook for Adults: A Self-Study Guide to Improve Functional Writing
Author: by Michael DiGiacomo
The engaging, self-guided way to learn how to write better in EnglishMastering English grammar can be a real challenge. But, with a little practice and patience, you can discover how to communicate better through self-study in your spare time. The English Grammar Workbook for Adults is here to help improve your writing fluency so you can gain confidence while crafting emails, cover letters, conducting daily business, and personal correspondence.
No matter your current skill level, this English grammar workbook has everything you need to learn essential elements, including nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, tenses, and beyond. Then, you’ll apply what you’ve learned to everyday situations you could encounter at school, at work, social situations, creative writing, online, and more.
The English Grammar Workbook for Adults features:Fun & functionalThis clear, concise book is essential for ESL/EFL and other grammar students who want to work on writing English. Situational successGet expert tips on how grammar applies to real-world scenarios. Easy to useFind quick answers to your English grammar questions using text boxes and the expanded index in the back of the book.
4. The Perfect English Grammar Workbook: Simple Rules and Quizzes to Master Today's English
Author: by Lisa McLendon
Grammar greatnesswith simple rules, exercises, and quizzes. Mastering English grammar has never been easier. The Perfect English Grammar Workbook is a complete explanation of standard American English and an irreplaceable resource for students, ESL learners, and anyone else who’s serious about mistake-free speaking and writing.
From punctuation and prepositions to adverbs and abbreviations, this grammar workbook provides simple and straightforward guides to every part of English grammar. With classroom-style lessons you can practice your skills with dozens of helpful exercises. Afterwards, check your progress with comprehensive end-of-chapter quizzes.
The Perfect English Grammar Workbook includes:Modern rules for modern writersMake sure your skills are up to date with a grammar workbook featuring the latest rules for learning English. Focused lessonsMaster grammar over the course of 17 chapterseach divided into individual sections so you can focus on one idea at a time.
5. The Lost Words
Author: by Robert Macfarlane
In 2007, when a new edition of the Oxford Junior Dictionary widely used in schools around the world was published, a sharp-eyed reader soon noticed that around forty common words concerning nature had been dropped. Apparently they were no longer being used enough by children to merit their place in the dictionary.
The list of these lost words included acorn, adder, bluebell, dandelion, fern, heron, kingfisher, newt, otter, and willow. Among the words taking their place were attachment, blog, broadband, bullet-point, cut-and-paste, and voice-mail. The news of these substitutions the outdoor and natural being displaced by the indoor and virtual became seen by many as a powerful sign of the growing gulf between childhood and the natural world.
Ten years later, Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris set out to make a spell book that will conjure back twenty of these lost words, and the beings they name, from acorn to wren. By the magic of word and paint, they sought to summon these words again into the voices, stories, and dreams of children and adults alike, and to celebrate the wonder and importance of everyday nature.
6. The Lost Spells
Author: by Robert MacFarlane
Since its publication in 2017, The Lost Words has enchanted readers with its poetry and illustrations of the natural world. Now, The Lost Spells, a book kindred in spirit and tone, continues to re-wild the lives of children and adults. The Lost Spells evokes the wonder of everyday nature, conjuring up red foxes, birch trees, jackdaws, and more in poems and illustrations that flow between the pages and into readers’ minds.
Robert Macfarlane’s spell-poems and Jackie Morris’s watercolour illustrations are musical and magical: these are summoning spells, words of recollection, charms of protection. To read The Lost Spells is to see anew the natural world within our grasp and to be reminded of what happens when we allow it to slip away.
7. Wheelock's Latin, 7th Edition (The Wheelock's Latin Series)
Author: by Frederic M. Wheelock
For nearly sixty years, Wheelock’s Latin has remained the optimus liber of beginning Latin textbooks. When Professor Frederic M. Wheelock’s Latin first appeared in 1956, the reviews extolled its thoroughness, organization, and conciseness; one reviewer predicted that the book “might well become the standard text” for introducing students to elementary Latin.
Now, nearly six decades later, that prediction has certainly proved accurate. This new edition of Wheelock’s Latin has all of the features, many of them improved and expanded, that have made it the bestselling single-volume beginning Latin textbook: 40 chapters with grammatical explanations and readings drawn from the works of Rome’s major prose and verse writers; Self-tutorial exercises, each with an answer key, for independent study; An extensive EnglishLatin/LatinEnglish vocabulary section; A rich selection of original Latin readingsunlike other Latin textbooks, which contain primarily made-up texts; Etymological aids, maps, and dozens of images illustrating aspects of the classical culture and mythology presented in the chapter readings.
8. The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation: An Easy-to-Use Guide with Clear Rules, Real-World Examples, and Reproducible Quizzes
Author: by Jane Straus
A revised and updated new edition of the bestselling workbook and grammar guide The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages.
Appropriate for virtually any age range, this authoritative guide makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated Eleventh Edition reflects the latest updates to English usage and grammar and features a fully revised two-color design and lay-flat binding for easy photocopying.
Clear and concise, easy-to-follow, offering “just the facts” Fully updated to reflect the latest rules in grammar and usage along with new quizzes Ideal for students from seventh grade through adulthood in the US and abroad For anyone who wants to understand the major rules and subtle guidelines of English grammar and usage, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation offers comprehensive, straightforward instruction.
9. WORDS FOR WARRIORS: Fight Back Against Crazy Socialists and the Toxic Liberal Left
Author: by Sam Sorbo
For too long the Left has tried to silence the Right through a war on words. Understanding their tactics and what we can do about it is crucial. Sam Sorbo lays it all out. Sean Spicer, Host of Spicer&Co “Grab a copy and fight back!
Eric Metaxas, New York Times bestselling author Sam Sorbo knows words like I know MyPillows. Buy this book and get one for a friend. Mike Lindell, Founder and CEO of My Pillow, Inc They’ve hijacked words and then try to use them against us.
But we’re gonna take ’em back.” Sam Sorbo In Words for Warriors, with her trademark wit and intelligence, Sam Sorbo shows exactly how radical left-wingers have manipulated language to fit their own socialistic and anti-freedom agenda. Sam Sorbo is on a mission to reclaim today’s hot button/culture war words for all freedom-loving Americans.
After hearing all the hatred spewing from ideologues, mainstream media, social justice warriors, and political hacks, Sam Sorbo was fed up: I’m tired of their games, so I’m calling BS on them. It’s time to set the record straight, especially for the folks who are just trying to enjoy the lives the Lord gave them and want a few things explained in easy-to-understand prose.
10. The Best Punctuation Book, Period: A Comprehensive Guide for Every Writer, Editor, Student, and Businessperson
Author: by June Casagrande
Ten Speed Press
This all-in-one reference is a quick and easy way for book, magazine, online, academic, and business writers to look up sticky punctuation questions for all styles including AP (Associated Press), MLA (Modern Language Association), APA (American Psychological Association), and Chicago Manual of Style.
Punctuate with ConfidenceNo Matter the Style Confused about punctuation?There’s a reason. Everywhere you turn, publications seem to follow different rules on everything from possessive apostrophes to hyphens to serial commas. Then there are all the gray areas of punctuationsituations the rule books gloss over or never mention at all.
At last, help has arrived. This complete reference guide from grammar columnist June Casagrande covers the basic rules of punctuation plus the finer points not addressed anywhere else, offering clear answers to perplexing questions about semicolons, quotation marks, periods, apostrophes, and more.
Better yet, this is the only guide that uses handy icons to show how punctuation rules differ for book, news, academic, and science stylesso you can boldly switch between essays, online newsletters, reports, fiction, and magazine and news articles. This handbook also features rulings from an expert Punctuation Panel so you can see how working pros approach sticky situations.
11. Ingles Para Latinos, Level 1 (Barron's Foreign Language Guides)
Author: by William C. Harvey M.S.
Barrons Educational Series
Publisher’s Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Designed to teach Hispanics in the United States and Canada a practical working knowledge of English Updated with additional commonly-used phrases, new questions and answers for practice and review, and listening aids such as find-the-word boxes, jumbled words, and crosswords, the new edition of this informal language-learning program has been created to give Hispanics in the United States and Canada a practical working knowledge of English.
Author William Harvey bypasses the dull rules of grammar, and instead familiarizes readers with often-used phrases, including a series of informal conversations among speakers in idiomatic American English. It also features tables that present commonly-used English verbs and verb tenses.
Emphasis on correct pronunciation includes helpful tips and advice on pronunciation and listening comprehension. The online audio uses spoken dialogues and coaching to emphasize correct pronunciation of informal American English.
12. Highly Irregular: Why Tough, Through, and Dough Don't RhymeAnd Other Oddities of the English Language
Author: by Arika Okrent
Oxford University Press
June 3, 2021
Maybe you’ve been speaking English all your life, or maybe you learned it later on. But whether you use it just well enough to get your daily business done, or you’re an expert with a red pen who never omits a comma or misplaces a modifier, you must have noticed that there are some things about this language that are just weird.
Perhaps you’re reading a book and stop to puzzle over absurd spelling rules (Why are there so many ways to say ‘-gh’?), or you hear someone talking and get stuck on an expression (Why do we say “How dare you” but not “How try you”?), or your kid quizzes you on homework (Why is it “eleven and twelve” instead of “oneteen and twoteen”?).
Suddenly you ask yourself, “Wait, why do we do it this way?” You think about it, try to explain it, and keep running into walls. It doesn’t conform to logic. It doesn’t work the way you’d expect it to. There doesn’t seem to be any rule at all.
There might not be a logical explanation, but there will be an explanation, and this book is here to help. In Highly Irregular, Arika Okrent answers these questions and many more. Along the way she tells the story of the many influences-from invading French armies to stubborn Flemish printers-that made our language the way it is today.
13. English Grammar in Use Book with Answers: A Self-Study Reference and Practice Book for Intermediate Learners of English
Author: by Raymond Murphy
Cambridge University Press
Raymond Murphy’s English Grammar in Use is the first choice for intermediate (B1-B2) learners and covers all the grammar you will need at this level. This book with answers has clear explanations and practice exercises that have helped millions of people around the world improve their English.
It is perfect for self-study and can also be used by teachers as a supplementary book in classrooms.
14. Word Magic: The Powers and Occult Definitions of Words (Second Edition)
Author: by Pao Chang
Is there more to words than meets the eye? Let us tumble down the rabbit hole to explore the world of magic, words, and legalese, and I will show you proof that there is more to words than meets the eye.
This magical journey will teach you how words can be used to empower or disempower you. Once you learn how powerful words are and know how to wisely apply them to your life, you can effectively use them to exercise your rights, manifest your desires, overcome your fears, achieve spiritual freedom, and motivate kings and governments to bow to you with awe and reverence.What Is Word Magic?
Word magic is “the art of using sacred sounds and symbols, and hidden forces to direct and control energy to produce certain desired effects or marvels.” All words have magic properties. However, certain words have more magic properties for the reason that they carry more energy and intention.
This is why during magic rituals certain words are used more than others. Because word magic uses sacred sounds and symbols, and hidden forces to direct and control energy, it is one of the most effective tools for achieving desires, programming the mind, or changing reality.
15. Barnhart Concise Dictionary of Etymology
Author: by Robert K. Barnhart
As all lovers of language know, words are the source of our very understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Often, however, our use of language is so automatic that we neglect to consider where those words came from and what they assume.
What are the implications, beyond the simple dictionary definitions, of using words such as privilege, hysteria, seminal, and gyp? Browsing through the pages of The Barhart Concise Dictionary of Etymology is like exploring the historical, political, and rhetorical wonderland of our linguistic heritage.
We see the evolution of ideas, as rootword connections that now seem arbitrary are traced to schools of thought from the past. We also find an opportunity to examine how the sometimes backwards, sometimes hilarious, and sometimes illuminating ideologies built into our language affect our modern thinking.
Written in a fresh, accessible style, this book provides the derivations of over 21,000 English-language words without resorting to the use of abbreviations, symbols, or technical terminology. Drawing on the most current American scholarship, and focusing onthe core words in contemporary English, The Barnhart Concise Dictionary of Etymology is both a diverting browse and a thinking person’s Bible.
16. Workbook for Wheelock's Latin
Author: by Paul T. Comeau
Make learning Latin faster and easier with this essential companion to the esteemed classic introductory textbook, Wheelock’s Latin. Reflecting the trend toward more active use of classroom Latin, this supplemental workbook focuses on listening and speaking skills to help students new to the language master its basics.
Workbook for Wheelock’s Latin offers forty lessons presented in an easy-to-read, clear layout. Each chapter begins with a detailed set of objectives (intellegenda) and continues with a series of questions designed to focus directly on newly introduced grammar (grammatica), as well as:Transformation drills, word and phrase translations, and other exercises to test and sharpen skills;Word Power sections that focus on vocabulary and derivatives;Reading comprehension questions and sentences for translation practice;Perforated pages for written homework assignments, including space for the student’s name, class, and date.