What Words Say

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Author: John Kennedy

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044097052732

Category: English language

Page: 176

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The Secret Life of Pronouns

In The Secret Life of Pronouns, social psychologist and language expert James W. Pennebaker uses his groundbreaking research in computational linguistics-in essence, counting the frequency of words we use-to show that our language carries ...

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Author: James W. Pennebaker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781608194971

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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A surprising and entertaining explanation of how the words we use (even the ones we don't notice) reveal our personalities, emotions, and identities. We spend our lives communicating. In the last fifty years, we've zoomed through radically different forms of communication, from typewriters to tablet computers, text messages to tweets. We generate more and more words with each passing day. Hiding in that deluge of language are amazing insights into who we are, how we think, and what we feel. In The Secret Life of Pronouns, social psychologist and language expert James W. Pennebaker uses his groundbreaking research in computational linguistics-in essence, counting the frequency of words we use-to show that our language carries secrets about our feelings, our self-concept, and our social intelligence. Our most forgettable words, such as pronouns and prepositions, can be the most revealing: their patterns are as distinctive as fingerprints. Using innovative analytic techniques, Pennebaker X-rays everything from Craigslist advertisements to the Federalist Papers-or your own writing, in quizzes you can take yourself-to yield unexpected insights. Who would have predicted that the high school student who uses too many verbs in her college admissions essay is likely to make lower grades in college? Or that a world leader's use of pronouns could reliably presage whether he led his country into war? You'll learn why it's bad when politicians use "we" instead of "I," what Lady Gaga and William Butler Yeats have in common, and how Ebenezer Scrooge's syntax hints at his self-deception and repressed emotion. Barack Obama, Sylvia Plath, and King Lear are among the figures who make cameo appearances in this sprightly, surprising tour of what our words are saying-whether we mean them to or not.

Womansword

"A very graceful, erudite job . . . extraordinarily revealing."—The New York Times Thirty years after its first publication, Womansword remains a timely, provocative work on how words reflect female stereotypes in modern Japan.

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Author: Kittredge Cherry

Publisher: Stone Bridge Press

ISBN: 9781611729191

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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"A very graceful, erudite job . . . extraordinarily revealing."—The New York Times Thirty years after its first publication, Womansword remains a timely, provocative work on how words reflect female stereotypes in modern Japan. Short, lively essays offer linguistic, sociological, and historical insight into issues central to the lives of women everywhere: identity, girlhood, marriage, motherhood, work, sexuality, and aging. A new introduction shows how things have—and haven't—changed. Kittredge Cherry studied in Japan and has written about the country for Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal. She has a journalism degree from University of Iowa.

What May Words Say

"to be seated in the mean" Shakespeare often uses the word mean, and he also
likes the epithet golden, but there is no golden mean in any of his plays or poems
, and only in The Merchant of Venice, where pecuniary means play such a ...

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Author: Inge Leimberg

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson

ISBN: 9781611470017

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

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'What may words say_?' contains a comprehensive and in many respects unconventional interpretation of The Merchant of Venice. The play's development of ideas is unfolded in a literary analysis that focuses on the poet's words in their philological, historical, and philosophical contexts.

The Appropriate Word

A guide to proper usage for standard written, as well as conversational, English distinguishes between often-confused words

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Author: Julius Nicholas Hook

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: UOM:49015002910645

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 259

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A guide to proper usage for standard written, as well as conversational, English distinguishes between often-confused words

Words at the Threshold

When her father became terminally ill with cancer, author Lisa Smartt began transcribing his conversations and noticed that his personality underwent inexplicable changes.

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Author: Lisa Smartt

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781608684601

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

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What Our Last Words Reveal About Life, Death, and the Afterlife A person’s end-of-life words often take on an eerie significance, giving tantalizing clues about the ultimate fate of the human soul. Until now, however, no author has systematically studied end-of-life communication by using examples from ordinary people. When her father became terminally ill with cancer, author Lisa Smartt began transcribing his conversations and noticed that his personality underwent inexplicable changes. Smartt’s father, once a skeptical man with a secular worldview, developed a deeply spiritual outlook in his final days — a change reflected in his language. Baffled and intrigued, Smartt began to investigate what other people have said while nearing death, collecting more than one hundred case studies through interviews and transcripts. In this groundbreaking and insightful book, Smartt shows how the language of the dying can point the way to a transcendent world beyond our own.

How to Say it to Your Kids

Taking some time for reflection in the challenging moments of parenting is always a good idea. Dr. Coleman offers the perfect opportunity to stop and think about the things we say to children.

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Author: Paul W. Coleman

Publisher: Prentice Hall Press

ISBN: 0735201773

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 374

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Taking some time for reflection in the challenging moments of parenting is always a good idea. Dr. Coleman offers the perfect opportunity to stop and think about the things we say to children. He accurately predicts the traps that many fall into and offers a helpful hand with sensible advice for managing a wide variety of parenting dilemmas. A good resource when parents are feeling defeated, ineffective, or simply undone.

The Words Say It All

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Author: Gwen Swinton

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781452513669

Category: Poetry

Page: 158

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This collection of poems was written for everyone to enjoy. These poems were written straight from the heart through good times, sad times, and lonely times that author Gwen Swinton has experienced in her life.

Words We Don t Say

Joel Higgins has 901 unsent text messages saved on his phone.

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Author: K. J. Reilly

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781368022750

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 288

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Joel Higgins has 901 unsent text messages saved on his phone. Ever since the thing that happened, there are certain people he hasn't been able to talk to in person. Sure, he shows up at school, does his mandatory volunteer hours at the soup kitchen, and spends pretty much every moment thinking about Eli, the most amazing girl in the world. But that doesn't mean he's keeping it together, or even that he has any friends. So instead of hanging out with people in real life, he drafts text messages. But he never presses send. As dismal as sophomore year was for Joel, he doesn't see how junior year will be any better. For starters, Eli doesn't know how he feels about her, his best friend Andy's gone, and he basically bombed the SATs. But as Joel spends more time at the soup kitchen with Eli and Benj, the new kid whose mouth seems to be unconnected to his brain, he forms bonds with the people they serve there-including a veteran they call Rooster-and begins to understand that the world is bigger than his own pain. In this dazzling, hilarious, and heartbreaking debut, Joel grapples with the aftermath of a tragic loss as he tries to make sense of the problems he's sees all around him with the help of banned books, Winnie-the-Pooh, a field of asparagus, and many pairs of socks.

Say Chic

Uniting the sensibilities of an American author and a French author, these surprisingly entertaining stories combine world history, pop culture, etymology, and pithy observations about Americans and the French, with no small amount of ...

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Author: Francoise Blanchard

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416546412

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

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SAY CHIC...C'est magnifique! Ever wonder why some French words have become so common in English as to be clichés? Or why your witty repartee wouldn't be quite so witty without them? In Say Chic, Françoise Blanchard and Jeremy Leven collect more than seventy familiar French words and phrases that have become a permanent part of the American vocabulary. In their clever, often amusing style, the authors explain the origin of each word, its meaning, and how it came to be adopted into English. Uniting the sensibilities of an American author and a French author, these surprisingly entertaining stories combine world history, pop culture, etymology, and pithy observations about Americans and the French, with no small amount of panache. Featuring delightful illustrations, Say Chic will find its raison d'être on the bookshelf of anyone who has ever longed to be an American in Paris and hankers for a bit more of that irresistible je ne sais quoi in America.

How to Say It Third Edition

For anyone who has ever searched for the right word at a crucial moment, the revised third edition of this bestselling guide offers a smart and succinct way to say everything One million copies sold!

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Author: Rosalie Maggio

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101029169

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 576

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For anyone who has ever searched for the right word at a crucial moment, the revised third edition of this bestselling guide offers a smart and succinct way to say everything One million copies sold! How to Say It® provides clear and practical guidance for what to say--and what not to say--in any situation. Covering everything from business correspondence to personal letters, this is the perfect desk reference for anyone who often finds themselves struggling to find those perfect words for: * Apologies and sympathy letters * Letters to the editor * Cover letters * Fundraising requests * Social correspondence, including invitations and Announcements This new edition features expanded advice for personal and business emails, blogs, and international communication.

The Words to Say it

This work explores the author's personal experience of psychoanalysis.

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Author: Marie Cardinal

Publisher:

ISBN: 0704343460

Category: Franse fiksie

Page: 295

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This work explores the author's personal experience of psychoanalysis. It reveals her truamatic childhood and institutionalization, followed by her escape to the quiet cul-de-sac where her psychoanalysist lived. There, for many years, she made the journey towards recovery through Freudian analysis.

Expand Vocabulary for Writing

The book includes four parts: Parts One and Two list 50 overused adjectives and verbs.

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Author: Lorna Ye

Publisher:

ISBN: 1733552308

Category:

Page: 166

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Effective word choice is essential for clear and powerful writing. Enhancing word choice in writing requires a broad vocabulary and skills in selecting specific words that can increase the impact on readers. The more words you know, the better you can express yourself and engage readers in a meaningful way. Expand Vocabulary for Writing: 50 Overused Words and What to Say Instead will help you master many other ways to say overused words, such as big, easy, sad, think, and walk, so that your writing can be more exciting and colorful. The book includes four parts: Parts One and Two list 50 overused adjectives and verbs. Under each of these words (25 adjectives and 25 verbs), there is a list of more vivid ways to say the word, with a definition and an example sentence to demonstrate the usage of the word in a context. Part Three contains 23 worksheets of different types of practice to help you memorize meanings of those vivid words and know how to use them. Part Four assembles all the vocabulary into word tables, which can be used for a quick review.

Mere Words Can Only Say

Mere words say so much sometimes they can mean more than a simple touch.
Many ways to win a heart, and yet many ways it breaks apart. Poems and rhymes
created by lovers' minds to share with you the same feelings you feel too.

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Author: Theresa Gasca

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595276691

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 162

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Mere words say so much sometimes they can mean more than a simple touch. Many ways to win a heart, and yet many ways it breaks apart. Poems and rhymes created by lovers' minds to share with you the same feelings you feel too.

What To Say To Get What You Want

Does a “Drain” siphon away your time? You can win cooperation from these people before they block your productivity. What to Say to Get What You Want provides the right words to motivate, convince, or soothe almost any personality.

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Author: Sam Deep

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0201577127

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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Is your boss a “Perfectionist,” demanding flawless results? Do you have “Can-Do” employees who can't deliver? Does a “Drain” siphon away your time? You can win cooperation from these people before they block your productivity. What to Say to Get What You Want provides the right words to motivate, convince, or soothe almost any personality.

The Church Review

We give a few examples : " Then let the Priest say in a loud voice , ' O Lord , open
thou our lips . ... said , the following Benedicamus is said by one Boy , throughout
the whole year , so often as it should be said by one Boy : " ( Music and words . )
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ISBN: NYPL:33433070793066

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Just Say the Word

Just Say the Word! Writing for the Ear is a valuable resource that will help pastors and lay leaders communicate as effectively as possible the faith that is ours to share.

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Author: G. Robert Jacks

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802842623

Category: Religion

Page: 195

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"Over the years, I've heard some wonderful sermons," writes G. Robert Jacks. "I've also heard some duds. Some have been so extemporaneous they sounded as if the preacher hadn't prepared anything. Some have been such wondrously crafted literary pieces they sounded as if the preacher wanted to sound wondrously crafted and literary. Some have sounded as though the preacher were giving a lecture or reading a term paper. That's because the preacher had written a lecture or term paper. And some have captured the attention and the imagination and set the spark to ignite faith in the hearer. That's because they were written to be listened to, and to appeal to the sense-world of the hearers." Drawing on nearly thirty years of experience in critiquing sermon delivery, Jacks here offers a practical, hands-on approach to writing sermons that consider listeners first. Jacks gives samples and examples of writing that effectively captures and holds an audience's attention, and he offers practical tips and suggestions intended to help each of us find a preaching style and voice of our own. He also shows how to translate the jargon of theological textbooks into everyday language, suggests methods for rewriting sermons to avoid some of the pomposity of sermonic proclamation, and demonstrates ways to retell biblical narratives in fresh and imaginative ways. Just Say the Word! Writing for the Ear is a valuable resource that will help pastors and lay leaders communicate as effectively as possible the faith that is ours to share.

Words to Say Out Loud

This book is for children around the world and any one, young or old in need of WORDS TO SAY OUT LOUD when they are in need of HELP. WORDS TO SAY OUT LOUD - is a safety book for children.

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Author: Connie Ellis Myers

Publisher: Say Out Loud LLC

ISBN: 9780979912702

Category: Safety education

Page: 84

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This book is for children around the world and any one, young or old in need of WORDS TO SAY OUT LOUD when they are in need of HELP. WORDS TO SAY OUT LOUD - is a safety book for children. It is a HELPFUL BOOK OF WORDS TO SAY OUT LOUD WHEN YOU NEED HELP. These WORDS will HELP keep you SAFE.