The Secret Life of Words

The Secret Life of Words

English Words and Their Origins

Streaming Video - 2012
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It's a human impulse to play with language and to create new words and meanings - but also to worry about the decay of language. But by studying how and why language changes and the story behind the everyday words in our lexicon, we can learn a lot about ourselves - how our minds work and how our culture has changed over the centuries.
Audience: Not rated
Publisher: [United States] :, The Great Courses,, 2012
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (36 video files (approximately 1080 min.)) : sd., col
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Additional Contributors: hoopla digital
Alternative Title: English words and their origins


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Jan 04, 2017

A very good video for word lovers. It's full of stories about words, where they came from, where they're going, and who uses them.

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