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A Million Words And Counting - Payack, Paul J.J.
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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 t Reference Reference eBook, Kensington

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A MILLION WORDS AND COUNTING tells the fascinating story of Global English and how the language is growing (over 1 million words in 2008) and spreading (over 1.3 billion speakers worldwide). Paul J. J. Payack takes readers on a wide-ranging tour of the many realms of modern English-from the worlds of pop culture, current events, technology and business, to new hybrids of English and other languages-as he identifies the most interesting recent developments in this ever-growing language and the global culture it describes and represents. How Global English is Rewriting the World. Fun and Informative, this guide to the English language is a joyful exploration of its spread across the globe, how it is spoken today, how it is evolving and how it will be in the future. In 2007, the English language passed the million-word mark, which shouldn´t come as a surprise given that over a billion humans speak English. Bücher > Fremdsprachige Bücher > Englische Bücher gebundene Ausgabe 05.2008, Hachette Book Group USA, 05.2008

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How Global English is Rewriting the World. Fun and Informative, this guide to the English language is a joyful exploration of its spread across the globe, how it is spoken today, how it is evolving and how it will be in the future. In 2007, the English language passed the million-word mark, which shouldn't come as a surprise given that over a billion humans speak English. A MILLION WORDS AND COUNTING tells the fascinating story of Global English and how the language is growing (over 1 million words in 2008) and spreading (over 1.3 billion speakers worldwide). Paul J. J. Payack takes readers on a wide-ranging tour of the many realms of modern English-from the worlds of pop culture, current events, technology and business, to new hybrids of English and other languages-as he identifies the most interesting recent developments in this ever-growing language and the global culture it describes and represents. Bücher / Fremdsprachige Bücher / Englische Bücher 978-0-8065-2857-1, Hachette Book Group USA

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A Million Words and Counting
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Payack, Paul

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A Million Words and Counting

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9780806528571

A MILLION WORDS AND COUNTING tells the fascinating story of Global English and how our language is growing (over 1 million words in 2008) and spreading (over 1.3 billion speakers worldwide).  Paul J. J. Payack takes readers on a wide-ranging tour of the many realms of modern English?from the worlds of pop culture, current events, technology and business, to new hybrids of English and other languages?as he identifies the most interesting recent developments in this ever-growing language and the global culture it describes and represents

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780806528571
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0806528575
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Publishing year: 2008
Publisher: TURNAROUND PUBLISHER SERVICES
Weight: 0,347 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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