Gift of the Gob by Kate Burridge

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  • Title: Present of the Gob
  • Author: Kate Burridge
  • Category: Reference
  • Date: January 2011
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 9780730445937

 

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A ebook in regards to the quirks of the English language from an Australian standpoint, from in style writer and ABC TV and Radio common Kate Burridge. Morsels of English Language Historical past. Why can we fall in love however not in hate?. What do codswallop and poppycock share?. Why not one home and two hice?. How come we scream blue homicide, sing the blues and switch the air blue?In GIFt OF tHE GOB Professor of Linguistics Kate Burridge explores ?our language and the eternal tug-of-love that exists between ‘correct’ English and its wayward relation slang. She investigates ?the place the place all that’s ‘incorrect’, ‘unhealthy’ or ‘sloppy’ slips into on a regular basis use, earlier than turning into ‘correct’ in its flip!Be part of Kate on a captivating journey via English language ?historical past, as she untangles phrases and their meanings, and reveals the centuries of spectacular modifications which have reworked the very core of our language.Primarily based on segments from ABC Native Radio and ABC tV’s ?CAN WE HELP? this ebook has been impressed by the linguistic shenanigans of most of the people. these mouth-filling morsels of English language historical past exhibit the poetic ingenuity of widespread language, ?and have a good time its outstanding inventiveness

 

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