BeschreibungFrom where did the words "bungalow" and "assassin" derive? How were "adder", "anger", and "umpire" originally spelled? In this essential companion to any popular dictionary, over 17,000 entries provide a wealth of information about our language and its history.
PortraitT. F. Hoad is Lecturer in English at Oxford University.
Pressestimmen"A model of its kind--all that anyone other than a specialist needs to know about words."--Daily Telegraph
Untertitel: 'Oxford Paperback Reference'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Oxford University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 1996
Seitenanzahl: 568 Seiten