Lost in Lexicon

An Adventure in Words and Numbers


Author: Pendred Noyce,Penny Noyce

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 0984525009

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 359

View: 2828

Kidnapped, imprisoned, and mesmerized--with time running out--will Daphne and Ivan find a way to solve the mystery of lights in the sky and restore the lost children of Lexicon to their homes?

Mehri Lexicon


Author: T. M. Johnstone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136349391

Category: Social Science

Page: 748

View: 3453

Published in 2000, Mehri Lexicon is a valuable contribution to the field of Asian Studies.

Mehri Lexicon and English-Mehri Word-list


Author: Thomas M. Johnstone,Gerald Rex Smith

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0728601370

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 676

View: 6406

The purpose of this book is neither to duplicate overviews of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) nor to recapitulate narrative treatments of the European integration process. The aim is to comprehend how EU negotiations work theoretically and empirically so that a conceptual framework for analyzing EU international negotiations will be provided and juxtaposed to two key negotiations leading to the establishment of the CFP.

The Smartest Book in the World

A Lexicon of Literacy, A Rancorous Reportage, A Concise Curriculum of Cool


Author: Greg Proops

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476747040

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 5195

Best known for starring on the hit improv comedy show Whose Line Is It Anyway?, the internationally renowned comedian and award-winning podcast star of "The Smartest Man in the World" gives readers everything they need to know to always be the smartest person in the room.



Author: Max Barry

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444764675

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 2471

Sticks and stones break bones. Words kill. They recruited Emily from the streets. They said it was because she's good with words. They'll live to regret it. Wil survived something he shouldn't have. But he doesn't remember it. Now they're after him and he doesn't know why. There's a word, they say. It shouldn't have got out. But it did. And they want it back... Find out why in one of the most mind-bending, page-turning, thrilling novels you'll ever read. *Winner of the Aurealis Award for science fiction and GoodReads Choice Awards finalist for best science fiction*

Philosophy in the Present


Author: Alain Badiou,Slavoj Žižek

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745640974

Category: Philosophy

Page: 104

View: 8420

Two controversial thinkers discuss a timeless but nonetheless urgent question: should philosophy interfere in the world? Nothing less than philosophy is at stake because, according to Badiou, philosophy is nothing but interference and commitment and will not be restrained by academic discipline. Philosophy is strange and new, and yet speaks in the name of all - as Badiou shows with his theory of universality. Similarly, Zizek believes that the philosopher must intervene, contrary to all expectations, in the key issues of the time. He can offer no direction, but this only shows that the question has been posed incorrectly: it is valid to change the terms of the debate and settle on philosophy as abnormality and excess. At once an invitation to philosophy and an introduction to the thinking of two of the most topical and controversial philosophers writing today, this concise volume will be of great interest to students and general readers alike.

The Novelist's Lexicon

Writers on the Words that Define Their Work


Author: Villa Gillet (Association)

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231150806

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 145

View: 4359

At a recent literary conference hosted by Villa Gillet and "Le Monde," organizers asked seventy-seven prominent authors from around the world to choose a word that opens the door to their work. Their crystalline musings, collected here for the first time, offer an extraordinary portrait of writing and reading from the perspective of the artist. Organized alphabetically, the anthology is a pleasurable and instructive book for writers, readers, and anyone seeking an intimate understanding of literature. Through these personal "passwords," authors articulate the function of language, character, plot, and structure, and, in the process, reveal their relationship with the elements of story. Jonathan Lethem discusses the independent life of furniture; A. S. Byatt describes the power of the narrative web; Etgar Keret explains the importance of "balagan," a Hebrew word meaning "total chaos"; Daniel Mendelsohn expounds on the unknowable, or what the author should or should not impart to the reader; Annie Proulx clarifies "terroir," which embodies the complexities of time, place, geography, weather, and climate; and Colum McCann details the benefits of anonymity. Other participants include Rick Moody on adumbrated; Upamanyu Chatterjee on the bildungsroman; Enrique Vila-Matas on discipline; Adam Thirwell on hedonism; Nuruddin Farah on identities; Tariq Ali on laughter; Andre Brink on the heretic; Elif Shafak on the nomad; and PA(c)ter Esterhazy on the power and potential of words, words, words.

Lost in Translation

An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words


Author: Ella Frances Sanders

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448192463

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 112

View: 439

Did you know that the Japanese have a word to express the way sunlight filters through the leaves of trees? Or, that there’s a Swedish word that means a traveller’s particular sense of anticipation before a trip? Lost in Translation, a New York Times bestseller, brings the nuanced beauty of language to life with over 50 beautiful ink illustrations. The words and definitions range from the lovely, such as goya, the Urdu word to describe the transporting suspension of belief that can occur in good storytelling, to the funny, like the Malay word pisanzapra, which translates as 'the time needed to eat a banana' . This is a collection full of surprises that will make you savour the wonderful, elusive, untranslatable words that make up a language.

Laughing Lost in the Mountains

Poems of Wang Wei


Author: 維·王

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9780874515640

Category: History

Page: 174

View: 8060

Fine contemporary translations of one of the great poets of the T'ang dynasty.

They have a word for it

a lighthearted lexicon of untranslatable words & phrases


Author: Howard Rheingold

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780965080798

Category: Idioms

Page: 284

View: 5349

"... more than forty familiar and obscure languages to discover genuinely useful (rather than simply odd) words that can open up new ways of understanding and experiencing life"--P. [4] of cover.

The Lost Words


Author: Robert Macfarlane

Publisher: Anansi International

ISBN: 9781487005382

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 3322

From bestselling Landmarks author Robert Macfarlane and acclaimed artist and author Jackie Morris, a beautiful collection of poems and illustrations to help readers rediscover the magic of the natural world.

A New Reader's Lexicon of the Greek New Testament


Author: Michael H. Burer,Jeffery E. Miller

Publisher: Kregel Academic

ISBN: 0825493447

Category: Religion

Page: 505

View: 631

This new reference work improves on earlier works and, in canonical order, lists all words occurring fewer than 50 times. In addition to providing the word's definition, this indispensable tool includes the number of times a word occurs in a particular author's writings alongside the number of times a word is used in a given book of the New Testament. It will:

Finding Pete

Rediscovering the Brother I Lost in Vietnam


Author: Jill Hunting

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819570869

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 324

View: 7203

Two days after Jill Hunting turned fifteen, she lost her only brother, a volunteer with International Voluntary Services and one of the first civilian casualties of the Vietnam War. News broadcasts and headlines announced to the world that Pete had been led into an ambush by friends. When Jill’s mother told her that Pete’s letters home had all been destroyed in a basement flood, the connection between Jill and her brother was lost forever—or so she thought. Decades later, 175 letters surfaced. Through them, and the sweethearts and many friends who had never forgotten Pete, Jill came to know him again. Finding Pete is one of the great, untold true stories of an escalating war and a young man caught in its sights. This personalized account of a critical moment in U.S. history is the moving story of an altruistic youth who personifies what America lost in Vietnam. It is also a portrait of a family’s struggle with loss, a mother’s damaging grief, and, most of all, a sister’s quest to solve a mystery and recover the connection with her brother. Includes a reader’s guide.


Vollständiger Englischer Sprachschatz Mit Allen Wörtern, Wendungen und Satzbildungen in Den Werken Des Dichters. A Complete Dictionary of All the English Words, Phrases and Constructions in the Works of the Poet


Author: Alexander Schmidt

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 311088254X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1494

View: 9624

This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

A Crack in the Line


Author: Michael Lawrence

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006072479X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1380

Sixteen-year-old Alaric discovers how to travel to an alternate reality, where his mother is alive and his place in the family is held by a girl named Naia.


A Complete Dictionary of All the English Words, Phrases and Constructions in the Works of the Poet


Author: Alexander Schmidt

Publisher: N.A



Page: 1484

View: 1422


A Complete Dictionary of All the English Words, Phrases and Constructions in the Works of the Poet


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Call Me Zebra


Author: Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544944607

Category: FICTION

Page: 304

View: 7744

From an award-winning young author, a novel following a feisty heroine's quest to reclaim her past through the power of literature--even as she navigates the murkier mysteries of love. Zebra is the last in a line of anarchists, atheists, and autodidacts. When war came, her family didn't fight; they took refuge in books. Now alone and in exile, Zebra leaves New York for Barcelona, retracing the journey she and her father made from Iran to the United States years ago. Books are Zebra's only companions--until she meets Ludo. Their connection is magnetic; their time together fraught. Zebra overwhelms him with her complex literary theories, her concern with death, and her obsession with history. He thinks she's unhinged; she thinks he's pedantic. Neither are wrong; neither can let the other go. They push and pull their way across the Mediterranean, wondering with each turn if their love, or lust, can free Zebra from her past. An adventure tale, a love story, and a paean to the power of language and literature starring a heroine as quirky as Don Quixote, as introspective as Virginia Woolf, as whip-smart as Miranda July, and as spirited as Frances Ha, Call Me Zebra will establish Van der Vliet Oloomi as an author "on the verge of developing a whole new literature movement" (Bustle).

Dictionary of Untranslatables

A Philosophical Lexicon


Author: Barbara Cassin,Emily S. Apter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691138701

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1297

View: 2864

Characters in some languages, particularly Hebrew and Arabic, may not display properly due to device limitations. Transliterations of terms appear before the representations in foreign characters. This is an encyclopedic dictionary of close to 400 important philosophical, literary, and political terms and concepts that defy easy--or any--translation from one language and culture to another. Drawn from more than a dozen languages, terms such as Dasein (German), pravda (Russian), saudade (Portuguese), and stato (Italian) are thoroughly examined in all their cross-linguistic and cross-cultural complexities. Spanning the classical, medieval, early modern, modern, and contemporary periods, these are terms that influence thinking across the humanities. The entries, written by more than 150 distinguished scholars, describe the origins and meanings of each term, the history and context of its usage, its translations into other languages, and its use in notable texts. The dictionary also includes essays on the special characteristics of particular languages--English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Originally published in French, this one-of-a-kind reference work is now available in English for the first time, with new contributions from Judith Butler, Daniel Heller-Roazen, Ben Kafka, Kevin McLaughlin, Kenneth Reinhard, Stella Sandford, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Jane Tylus, Anthony Vidler, Susan Wolfson, Robert J. C. Young, and many more.The result is an invaluable reference for students, scholars, and general readers interested in the multilingual lives of some of our most influential words and ideas. Covers close to 400 important philosophical, literary, and political terms that defy easy translation between languages and cultures Includes terms from more than a dozen languages Entries written by more than 150 distinguished thinkers Available in English for the first time, with new contributions by Judith Butler, Daniel Heller-Roazen, Ben Kafka, Kevin McLaughlin, Kenneth Reinhard, Stella Sandford, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Jane Tylus, Anthony Vidler, Susan Wolfson, Robert J. C. Young, and many more Contains extensive cross-references and bibliographies An invaluable resource for students and scholars across the humanities

Context and the Lexicon in the Development of Russian Aspect


Author: Neil Bermel

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520098121

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 483

View: 5910

This study advances a new approach to the history of Russian aspect, integrating recent work on aspectology with contemporary theories of language changes and development. Using data from five Old Russian texts, the author traces the development of the aspectual opposition from its early lexical roots to the sixteenth century, when contextual and discourse concerns came to the fore.