Wordstruck!: The Fun and Fascination of Language (Paperback)

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Do languages and cultures fascinate you? Do you love words?

Welcome to Susanna Janssen's wondrous world of words.

Wordstruck will entertain you with a wealth of humorous and insightful reflections on language and cultures. Dive in anywhere and delve into everything from cockney slang to terms of endearment around the world; from the genius of Shakespeare to foreign translations gone riotously bad; from why we say "hello" when answering the phone to why there are several hundred Arabic words in our language.

Discover fascinating word origins, fall in love with metaphor and malapropisms, learn how to spot liars through their words, uncover the secrets to building the brain like a muscle, and find out what really goes on behind foreign language classroom doors.

Have a love affair with the lexicon--Let Wordstruck feed your brain, warm your heart, and tickle your funny bone.

Wordstruck is the 2017 winner of three national awards including First place in the Humor category of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780998304823
ISBN-10: 0998304824
Publisher: Lexicon Alley Press
Publication Date: June 5th, 2018
Pages: 366
Language: English