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Quicklet on Bill Bryson's Made in America: An I...
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ABOUT THE BOOK Made in America is Bill Bryson's account of America's history through linguistic development - and linguistic development through history. His account of America's birth and growth demonstrates the timeline of Americanisms, American phrases, and the melting pot that made American English distinctive among dialects. Bryson also explores regional dialects and how they came to exist via immigration and dispersion across the country. Published in 1998 by Black Swan, Made in America incidentally showcases the path of American culture as it catalogues history and language. History, language, and culture are all wrapped into one because they are so tightly connected to each other, and Bryson can't avoid giving an account of all three as he gives an account of language. Made in America begins with the Mayflower voyage and travels all the way to present day modern America, accounting for the totality of America's timeline. Every chapter consists of a historical account of America during a specific time period, and then moves into the familiar language of that day, from where the phrases came, and how they survive in modern day English after evolving from their roots. MEET THE AUTHOR Megan Yarnall is a publicist and writer from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She studied English, creative writing, and Italian at Dickinson College, and wrote her thesis on the connections between humans, their bodies, and language. She graduated in 2010 after spending four years organizing all of her college's concerts. Megan has lived abroad in Italy and loves studying foreign language, linguistics, and writing. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK The invention of the airplane and then commercial flying gave rise to the word stewardess and then jet lag as well as jumbo jet. The 1950s saw the start of technological innovation, and it seemed that invention was the driving force behind linguistic development and the introduction of new terms than were immigration, cultural differences or America's melting pot. Language reflects culture and history because culture and history are its roots. At one time, America's culture was based on immigration and the integration of a variety of cultures on one land, and that fueled linguistic development. When America as a country transitioned into modern times and became more based on a single American identity and technology, the new identity and tech space began to fuel our language with developments such as laptop, hacker, and software. Additionally, as we become more accepting as a culture, our language becomes more accepting and relaxed as we cringe less at racial slurs - or at least openly discuss them - and our movements (such as the feminist movement) start to bleed through our communication. For example, the word femstruate instead of menstruate hasn't stuck around, and similarly other neologisms, because they've been used only by extremists and not in popular culture. Regardless, language changes and fluctuates with our trends, and can be a trusty source of what is going on - even dating back to the Mayflower... Buy a copy to keep reading!

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Stand: 26.05.2020
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Quicklet on Bill Bryson's Made in America: An I...
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ABOUT THE BOOK Made in America is Bill Bryson's account of America's history through linguistic development - and linguistic development through history. His account of America's birth and growth demonstrates the timeline of Americanisms, American phrases, and the melting pot that made American English distinctive among dialects. Bryson also explores regional dialects and how they came to exist via immigration and dispersion across the country. Published in 1998 by Black Swan, Made in America incidentally showcases the path of American culture as it catalogues history and language. History, language, and culture are all wrapped into one because they are so tightly connected to each other, and Bryson can't avoid giving an account of all three as he gives an account of language. Made in America begins with the Mayflower voyage and travels all the way to present day modern America, accounting for the totality of America's timeline. Every chapter consists of a historical account of America during a specific time period, and then moves into the familiar language of that day, from where the phrases came, and how they survive in modern day English after evolving from their roots. MEET THE AUTHOR Megan Yarnall is a publicist and writer from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She studied English, creative writing, and Italian at Dickinson College, and wrote her thesis on the connections between humans, their bodies, and language. She graduated in 2010 after spending four years organizing all of her college's concerts. Megan has lived abroad in Italy and loves studying foreign language, linguistics, and writing. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK The invention of the airplane and then commercial flying gave rise to the word stewardess and then jet lag as well as jumbo jet. The 1950s saw the start of technological innovation, and it seemed that invention was the driving force behind linguistic development and the introduction of new terms than were immigration, cultural differences or America's melting pot. Language reflects culture and history because culture and history are its roots. At one time, America's culture was based on immigration and the integration of a variety of cultures on one land, and that fueled linguistic development. When America as a country transitioned into modern times and became more based on a single American identity and technology, the new identity and tech space began to fuel our language with developments such as laptop, hacker, and software. Additionally, as we become more accepting as a culture, our language becomes more accepting and relaxed as we cringe less at racial slurs - or at least openly discuss them - and our movements (such as the feminist movement) start to bleed through our communication. For example, the word femstruate instead of menstruate hasn't stuck around, and similarly other neologisms, because they've been used only by extremists and not in popular culture. Regardless, language changes and fluctuates with our trends, and can be a trusty source of what is going on - even dating back to the Mayflower... Buy a copy to keep reading!

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Stand: 26.05.2020
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Wisdom of the Angels
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This is the big little book of over 100 quotes from more than a decade of Joe's visits with the Angels. This is a book for everyone, just the quotes and without metaphysical commentary. It is a carry-anywhere 4 x 4 inch book with comments by Joe, introduction and your kind reviews. This book makes a great gift. Joe's Introduction to the book: I've been visited by angels for 15 years and they have had a lot to say. They can reveal profound information with just a phrase. Occasionally, one of these tidbits pops into my mind at just the right time. I got to thinking that these phrases could be of value to everyone. The angelic quotes in this book can help keep us on our spiritual path. When something is bothering me, I go to the quotes and find just what I need. Angels have been spoken of ever since stories have been told. People throughout the world attest to seeing angels. There are more stories of people seeing and getting messages today than any other time in history. There are more people who have seen an angel or had an angel touch their lives than you may think. I know you picked up this book for a reason and it is not by accident. Just like me, you want to know for sure if angels are real. Over 18 years ago I found the answer to my question. Yes, angels are real. What you don't know is there have been angels working in your life for a long time. Angels have been there for you when you were helped by a stranger in a time of need. Angels have given you comfort in words of wisdom and you didn't even know it. The first time I ever heard an angel was many years ago and that voice saved me as well as the others who were with me. I was stationed on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Forrestal during the Vietnam War. On July 29, 1967, I was in a compartment with several other men who had worked all night, trying to catch some sleep before the next shift. An airplane on deck misfired a missile and it struck a fuel tank on a plane and exploded. After the initial explosion, the bombs started to cook off and explode, opening the deck. Bombs fell through the holes and down through the ship's nine levels, killing as they exploded. The ship's cabins and corridors were filled with thick smoke and we were trapped until I heard a voice that said, 'Come this way if you want to live!' I followed that voice along with the other crewmen in my quarters to safety. I never met who was behind that voice until 30 years later. But that, my friends, is another story. My life has had its ups and downs, but through these years, the angels Michael, Gabriel and others have blessed me with philosophical insight, tools for healing and visions of what is to come. It is up to you to explore these pages and find what is true for you.

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