Around the world in 80 words : a journey through the English language /

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Author / Creator:Jones, Paul Anthony, 1983- author.
Imprint:Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2020.
©2018
Description:xiv, 271 pages ; 22 cm
Language:English
Subject:English language -- Etymology.
Names, Geographical.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Etymology.
English language -- Etymology.
Names, Geographical.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12642400
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ISBN:9780226682792
022668279X
9780226682822
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
Summary:"In Around the World in 80 Words, Jones tells the story of eighty English-language words that are specially related to a place. He tells us, for example, where the name for the Canary Islands came from, the relationship between the town of Jáchymov in the Czech Republic and the word "dollar," and he dispels the myth that the term "limerick" comes from the last name of Edward Lear. Throughout this engaging journey, the reader gains valuable insights into culture and history through the intersection of language and place"--

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