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It's All in a Word: History, meaning and the sheer joy of words Hardcover – 17 Sep 2009

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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Profile Books (17 Sept. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846680069
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846680069
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 3.3 x 20.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,239,695 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Book Description

'Delightfully eclectic', 'browsable treat', 'serious study', 'brilliant gift idea', things all said of Vivian Cook's last best-seller, apply equally to his hugely rich and educative new book on the pleasure of words

About the Author

Vivian Cook, author of the bestselling Accomodating Brocolli in the Cemetary, or Why Can't Anybody Spell, is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Newcastle University. He has written widely on English, linguistics, and writing, and is a well known speaker in many countries including Chile, Japan, Cuba and Canada.


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