The Lost Words

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Author: Robert Macfarlane

Publisher: Anansi International

ISBN: 9781487005382

Category: Art

Page: 128

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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.

The Lost Words

A Feast of Forgotten Words, Their Origins and Their Meanings

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Author: Pete May

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 1849545235

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Philip Howard's legendary 'Lost Words' column has been appearing weekly in The Times for many years, wittily illuminating a raft of the most obscure, esoteric words the English language has to offer. At the same time, his 'Word Watching' puzzles have provided readers with the chance to pit their lexicographical skill against his tongue-in-cheek multiple-choice conundrums. This unique collection, bringing together the very best of all these, is a feast for word lovers. Here we can lament the disappearance of words like 'accismus' (an insincere and feigned refusal of something that is earnestly desired), and wonder why we ever thought we could do without 'zoilus' (a censorious, malignant or envious critic). And, once we have completed our journey through the dictionary entries time has forgotten, there's more fun to be had, as we ponder whether having a 'tirrit' means one is in possession of a trumpet, throwing a fit or the proud owner of a type of bird, and if the charge of being 'spissid' is a comment on one's girth, sobriety or resemblance to a javelin, either literal or metaphorical. Endlessly fascinating, Lost Words continues Philip Howard's amusing and informative tour of words that enrich the English language and would otherwise have been lost forever.

Lost Words

Narratives of Language and the Brain, 1825-1926

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Author: L. S. Jacyna

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400831180

Category: Medical

Page: 230

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In the mid-nineteenth century, physicians observed numerous cases in which individuals lost the ability to form spoken words, even as they remained sane and healthy in most other ways. By studying this condition, which came to be known as "aphasia," neurologists were able to show that functions of mind were rooted in localized areas of the brain. Here L. S. Jacyna analyzes medical writings on aphasia to illuminate modern scientific discourse on the relations between language and the brain, from the very beginnings of this discussion through World War I. Viewing these texts as literature--complete with guiding metaphors and rhetorical strategies--Jacyna reveals the power they exerted on the ways in which the human subject was constructed in medicine. Jacyna submits the medical texts to various critical readings and provides a review of the pictorial representation involved with the creation of aphasiology. He considers the scientific, experimental, and clinical aspects of this new field, together with the cultural, professional, and political dimensions of what would become the authoritative discourse about language and the brain. At the core of the study is an inquiry into the processes whereby men and women suffering from language loss were transformed into the "aphasic," an entity amenable to scientific scrutiny and capable of yielding insights about the fundamental workings of the brain. But what became of the subject's human identity? Lost Words explores the links among language, humanity, and mental presence that make the aphasiological project one of continuing fascination.

Lost Words and Lost Worlds

Modernity and the Language of Everyday Life in Late Nineteenth-Century Stockholm

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Author: Allan Pred

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521375313

Category: Social Science

Page: 298

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The last quarter of the nineteenth century was the most dramatic era in the social and spatial transformation of Stockholm. During this time large-scale manufacturing industry rose and eclipsed small-scale artisan sectors of production; the city's population virtually doubled and there was a rapid extension and rebuilding of the urban fabric. Allan Pred reconstructs this transformation of Stockholm's local economy, civil society and built environment between 1880 and 1900 through an interpretation of lost elements of language, or forgotten fragments of daily discourse, of lost words and meanings that belonged to members of the working and periodically employed classes. His analysis reveals that a language of production, distribution and consumption practices subsumed a language of discipline-avoidance and survival tactics. He demonstrates that the 'folk geography', or language used for negotiating the city streets and getting from here to there, subsumed a language of ideological resistance; that a language of social reference and address, the tagging of nicknames on groups and individuals, subsumed a language of boundary transgression; and that these languages were cross-cut by folk humour, by a vocabulary of comic irony and irreverence.

LOST WORDS

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Author: SAHELI MITRA

Publisher: PartridgeIndia

ISBN: 1482822083

Category: Fiction

Page: 98

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Born to Bengali parents, Geet Nandi is forever lost in her world of scientific experiments, experiencing birth and death down scientific parameters. She and her brother Chitrak, enjoy boundless freedom appreciated by their bohemian mother, Shuvangi, who dies of cancer early in life. But she had never been in want of love, as her extended family of uncles, none of who shared the ties of the womb with her parents, had made her feel belonged. Handsome army man Veer uncle from Delhi and eccentric Deep uncle from Kolkata had been her idols. Veer's NRI son Jai and Geet make a lovely couple back in USA. Every one seems happy when they decide to tie the knot. But as the wedding preparations take off, a bunch of old letters, hidden quietly for years, throw all the characters in a tizzy. The letters throw up a tale of love and lust, lost in the dark alleys of social patriarchy. Secrets, society and principles play havoc, slicing through apparently happy families. Is love just a chemical reaction, or is it bound by social compulsions? And can nameless relationships sustain the test of love?

The Lost for Words Bookshop

A Novel

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Author: Stephanie Butland

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250124549

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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The Lost for Words Bookshop by Stephanie Butland is a compelling, irresistible, and heart-rending novel, perfect for all book lovers. "In The Lost for Words Bookshop, Stephanie Butland has created a bibliophile's delight. Witty and irreverent, funny and sad, this is a charming tribute to stories on the page and in our lives--and the powers they can hold over us."—Matthew Sullivan author of Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore "Burns fiercely with love and hurt. A rare and beautiful novel."—Linda Green, bestselling author of While My Eyes Were Closed Loveday Cardew prefers books to people. If you look carefully, you might glimpse the first lines of the novels she loves most tattooed on her skin. But there are some things Loveday will never, ever show you. Into her hiding place - the bookstore where she works - come a poet, a lover, and three suspicious deliveries. Someone has found out about her mysterious past. Will Loveday survive her own heartbreaking secrets?

Deciphering the Lost Symbol

Freemasons, Myths and the Mysteries of Washington,

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Author: Christopher Hodapp

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1569758182

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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DISCOVER THE SECRETIVE BROTHERHOOD BEHIND DAN BROWN'S THE LOST SYMBOL Freemason influence on the founding of Washington, D.C., is evident throughout the city's buildings, statues and monuments--but it's written in coded symbols that few people understand. Dan Brown's new thriller sends symbologist detective Robert Langdon through the capital to unravel its Masonic secrets. Now in Deciphering The Lost Symbol, Freemason expert Christopher L. Hodapp compares each clue and plot twist in Brown's story to the true facts. •Discover the meaning of "The Lost Word" •Decode Masonic and alchemical symbolism •Explore the innermost rooms of Masonic lodges and temples •Visit the restricted area of the U.S. Capitol and other landmarks •Uncover secret patterns in Washington, D.C.'s maps and monuments •Crack the codes buried in The Lost Symbol's artwork and puzzles

The Horologicon

A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language

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Author: Mark Forsyth

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101605766

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Do you wake up feeling rough? Then you’re philogrobolized. Find yourself pretending to work? That’s fudgelling. And this could lead to rizzling, if you feel sleepy after lunch. Though you are sure to become a sparkling deipnosopbist by dinner. Just don’t get too vinomadefied; a drunk dinner companion is never appreciated. The Horologicon (or book of hours) contains the most extraordinary words in the English language, arranged according to what hour of the day you might need them. From Mark Forsyth, the author of the #1 international bestseller, The Etymologicon, comes a book of weird words for familiar situations. From ante-jentacular to snudge by way of quafftide and wamblecropt, at last you can say, with utter accuracy, exactly what you mean.

The Gospel of Thomas

Discovering the Lost Words of Jesus

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Author: John Dart,Ray Riegert

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1569752311

Category: Religion

Page: 112

View: 1986

From pre-New Testament texts comes a true picture of Jesus as savior, sage, and common man--allowing readers to see an image of Jesus unadulterated by 2,000 years of myth and interpretation. Photos & maps.

Lost Words

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Author: Tabitha Beck

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1105846997

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Page: N.A

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