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ACLS Humanities E-book is a fully searchable digital collection of several thousand books in the humanities. Among the topics currently covered are history, animal studies, art, social sciences, environmental studies, literature, musicology, and native peoples of the Americas.
Current and topical, it includes up-to-date coverage of the latest technologies, with entries such as TAS (time addressable storage) and VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) as well as all the shortcuts you need to know when sending or reading a text message, such as YKWIM (You know what I mean?), POS (parent over shoulder), and ROTFL (rolling on the floor laughing).
Hugh Rawson explains, in clear language, what it means when we talk of an unusual occurrence, a crew transfer container, or Montezuma's revenge. If you have ever been baffled by the expression culturally deprived, or want to know where the phrase deep-six comes from, then this book will certainly be of service.
This authoritative survey of English usage, grammar, and style offers guidance on almost any writing problem imaginable. Arranged in a single, easy-to-use A-Z list, the guide's entries include examples and quotations that show not only correct and incorrect usage but also the relative effectiveness of different expressions in context.
Anyone who writes verse, whether lyric poet, songwriter or composer of limericks or jingles, will find this an indispensable reference companion. It offers an astonishingly wide range of suggestions for rhyming words, from the common and everyday to the more difficult and obscure.
The first comprehensive dictionary of the field of sociolinguistics, this is a valuable reference book for students and teachers of sociolinguistics, others concerned with the socially-oriented study of language and those with a professional interest in language.
Provides a panoramic view of the unique richness of English, uncovering the origins of five hundred everyday words whose surprising and often amusing stories offer insights into the history of humankind.