• The Life of a Word, from Birth to Death

  • By: Anne Curzan
  • Narrated by: Anne Curzan
  • Length: 27 mins
  • Miscellaneous
  • Release date: 11-17-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The Great Courses
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.9 (7 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Open the Oxford English Dictionary and you’ll find dead words such as “wittol” and distinctly contemporary words such as “ginormous” and “multislacking.” In addition to looking at the lifespan of words from birth to death, this lecture also considers “semantics” - the study of how words mean what they mean.
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