Dr Johnson's Dictionary: The Extraordinary Story of the Book that Defined the World
Communication is essential to our lives, but how often do we stop to think about where the words we use have come from? Have you ever thought about which words in English have been borrowed from Arabic, French or Dutch? Try admiral, landscape and marmalade just for starters.The Secret Life of Wordsis a wide-ranging account not only of the history of English, but also of how words witness history, reflect social change and remind us of our turbulent past. Henry Hitchings delves into our promiscuous language and reveals how and why it has absorbed words from more than 350 other languages many originating from the most unlikely of places, such as shampoo from Hindi and kiosk from Turkish. From the Norman Conquest to the present day, Hitchings narrates the story of English as an archive of our human experience and uncovers the secrets behind everyday words. This is a celebration of our language; after reading it, you will never again take the words we use for granted.
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Dr Johnson's Dictionary by Henry Hitchings - Times Online
DR JOHNSON'S DICTIONARY: The Extraordinary Story of the Book that Defined the Worldby Henry hitchingsj Murray £14.
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BBC - Staffordshire - Dr Johnson's Dictionary
The Dictionary of the English Language - BBC Staffordshire pays tribute to the achievement of Doctor Samuel Johnson
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PAPERBACKS; Dr Johnson's Dictionary By Henry Hitchings
Byline: Christopher Hirst It is remarkable that the life and work of an 18th-century lexicographer - "a harmless drudge" in his own words - continue
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Heavenly Worldliness: Dr Johnson's Dictionary
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Biography: Johnson, Samuel: Defining the World: The Extraordinary ...
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... Dictionary Johnson: Samuel Johnson's Middle Years (1979); Henry Hitchings, Dr Johnson's Dictionary: The Extraordinary Story of the Book that Defined the ...
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Johnson's defining glory - Books - Entertainment - smh.com.au
As Henry Hitchings details in his terrific book, Dr Johnson's Dictionary: The Extraordinary Story of the Book that Defined the World, he was big and ...
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the Literary Saloon at the complete review - 1 - 10 April 2005 Archive
It definitely sounds like it's worth a look: Henry Hitchings' forthcoming Dr Johnson's Dictionary: The Extraordinary Story of the Book that Defined the ...
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