About this book
A fascinating look at the richness of words and at a wide array of resources readers can use to explore English in depth. Chapters examine pronunciation, spelling, date of first use, etymology, regional distribution and meaning.
How to Read a Word is an entertaining read that shows you how you might delve into the origin and evolution of words. Noted lexicographer Elizabeth Knowles provides a 'how to' guide for budding word detectives on how to approach a word or phrase that intrigues you, identifying both the questions you can ask and how to answer them.
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