Brave New Words

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Download or read book Brave New Words written by Elizabeth Ammons and published by University of Iowa Press. This book was released on 2010-06-01 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The activist tradition in American literature has long testified to the power of words to change people and the power of people to change the world, yet in recent years many professional humanists have chosen to distract themselves with a postmodern fundamentalism of indeterminacy and instability rather than engage with social and political issues. Throughout her bold and provocative call to action, Elizabeth Ammons argues that the responsibility now facing humanists is urgent: inside and outside academic settings, they need to revive the liberal arts as a progressive cultural force that offers workable ideas and inspiration in the real-world struggle to achieve social and environmental justice. Brave New Words challenges present and future literary scholars and teachers to look beyond mere literary critique toward the concrete issue of social change and how to achieve it. Calling for a profound realignment of thought and spirit in the service of positive social change, Ammons argues for the continued importance of multiculturalism in the twenty-first century despite attacks on the concept from both right and left. Concentrating on activist U.S. writers—from ecocritics to feminists to those dedicated to exposing race and class biases, from Jim Wallis and Cornel West to Winona LaDuke and Paula Moya and many others—she calls for all humanists to link their work to the progressive literature of the last half century, to insist on activism in the service of positive change as part of their mission, and to teach the power of hope and action to their students. As Ammons clearly demonstrates, much of American literature was written to expose injustice and motivate readers to work for social transformation. She challenges today’s academic humanists to address the issues of hope and purpose by creating a practical activist pedagogy that gives students the knowledge to connect their theoretical learning to the outside world. By relying on the transformative power of literature and replacing nihilism and powerlessness with conviction and faith, the liberal arts can offer practical, useful inspiration to everyone seeking to create a better world.

O Brave New Words!

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Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
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ISBN 10 : 0806132469
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Download or read book O Brave New Words! written by Charles L. Cutler and published by University of Oklahoma Press. This book was released on 2000-02-01 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Native American loanwords are a crucial, though little acknowledged, part of the English language. This book shows how the more than one-thousand current loanwords were adopted and demonstrates how the changing relationships between Indians and European settlers can be traced in the rate of loanword borrowing and the kinds of words adopted. Appalachian: from the Appalachian Mountains in the eastern United States, from the Muskogean name of the Apalachee tribe of Florida Moose: Eastern Abenaki mos; Papoose: Narragansett papoos, child; Squash: Narragansett askutasquash; Texas: from a Caddo word, meaning "friends" or "allies."

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ISBN 10 : 9781446241493
Pages : 192 pages
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Download or read book Brave New Words written by Jo Glanville and published by SAGE Publications Ltd. This book was released on 2010-03-25 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Winner 2008 Amnesty International Consumer Magazine of the Year About This Issue The internet has not only been a revolution for free speech - it's reinvented censorship. Cyber utopia has brought with it new forms of control - and it's not just authoritarian regimes that are limiting access to what we read and watch. Democracies are also curbing our right to information, whether in the name of child protection or copyright. Index on Censorship takes a close look at the new rules of the game, with contributions from bloggers, activists, journalists and experts around the world. About Index on Censorship From 2010 SAGE is proud to be the publisher of Index on Censorship, the award-winning magazine devoted to protecting and promoting free expression. International in outlook, outspoken in comment, Index reports on free expression violations around the world, publishes banned writing and shines a light on vital free expression issues through original, accessible and intelligent commentary and analysis, publishing some of the world's finest writers. Published four times a year (March, June, September, December), Index is available via annual subscription or to purchase on an issue-by-issue basis. Forthcoming 2010 issues: Free Speech and Music; Radio and the Promotion of Free Expression For subscription options click here www.indexoncensorship.org the place to turn for free up-to-the-minute free expression news and comment

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Download or read book Brave new words written by Jeff Prucher and published by . This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

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ISBN 10 : 0195387066
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Download or read book Brave New Words written by Jeffrey Prucher and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page 342 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

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Publisher : Vu University Press
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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105028644487
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Download or read book Brave New Words written by Biancamaria Tedeschini Lalli and published by Vu University Press. This book was released on 1999 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

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ISBN 10 : 0435131958
Pages : 249 pages
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Download or read book Brave New Words written by Sam Custance and published by Pearson Education Ltd. This book was released on 2008 with total page 249 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Brave New Words is a fabulous collection of texts by many children's writers. This collection is designed to help students move up from Level 4 to Level 5 and is perfect for Year 7 and some Year 8 classes. Get your students excited about English with fun, lively, relevant texts. Introduce students to the concept of genre through the four sections. An eight lesson scheme of work and assessment task accompanies each genre.

500 Years of New Words

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ISBN 10 : 9781459718227
Pages : 336 pages
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Download or read book 500 Years of New Words written by Bill Sherk and published by Dundurn. This book was released on 2004-09-01 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 500 Years of New Words takes you on an exciting journey through the English language from the days before Shakespeare to the first decade of the 21st century. All the main entries are arranged not alphabetically by in chronological order based on the earliest known year that each word was printed or written down. Beginning with "America" in 1507 and spanning the centuries to "Marsiphobiphiliac" in 2004 (a person who would love to go to Mars but is afraid of being marooned there), this book can be opened at any page and the reader will discover a dazzling array of linguistic delights. In other words, this book is unputdownable (the main entry for 1947). If Shakespeare were alive today, he would buy this book.

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ISBN 10 : 0199891400
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Download or read book Brave New Words written by Jeff Prucher and published by . This book was released on 2006 with total page 342 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Hidden History of Coined Words

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ISBN 10 : 9780190466787
Pages : 320 pages
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Download or read book The Hidden History of Coined Words written by Ralph Keyes and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2021-02-19 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Successful word-coinages--those that stay in currency for a good long time--tend to conceal their beginnings. We take them at face value and rarely when and where they were first minted. Engaging, illuminating, and authoritative, Ralph Keyes's The Hidden History of Coined Words explores the etymological underworld of terms and expressions and uncovers plenty of hidden gems. He also finds some fascinating patterns, such as that successful neologisms are as likely to be created by chance as by design. A remarkable number of new words were coined whimsically, originally intended to troll or taunt. Knickers, for example, resulted from a hoax; big bang from an insult. Casual wisecracking produced software, crowdsource, and blog. More than a few resulted from happy accidents, such as typos, mistranslations, and mishearing (bigly and buttonhole), or from being taken entirely out of context (robotics). Neologizers (a Thomas Jefferson coinage) include not just scholars and writers but cartoonists, columnists, children's book authors. Wimp originated with a book series, as did goop, and nerd from a book by Dr. Seuss. Coinages are often contested, controversy swirling around such terms as gonzo, mojo, and booty call. Keyes considers all contenders, while also leading us through the fray between new word partisans, and those who resist them strenuously. He concludes with advice about how to make your own successful coinage. The Hidden History of Coined Words will appeal not just to word mavens but history buffs, trivia contesters, and anyone who loves the immersive power of language.

Reconstructing Modernism

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ISBN 10 : 9780192548429
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Download or read book Reconstructing Modernism written by Ashley Maher and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2020-03-12 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reconstructing Modernism establishes for the first time the centrality of modernist buildings and architectural periodicals to British mid-century literature. Drawing upon a wealth of previously unexplored architectural criticism by British authors, this book reveals how arguments about architecture led to innovations in literature, as well as to redesigns in the concept of modernism itself. While the city has long been a focus of literary modernist studies, architectural modernism has never had its due. Scholars usually characterize architectural modernism as a parallel modernism or even an incompatible modernism to literature. Giving special attention to dystopian classics Brave New World and Nineteen Eighty-Four, this study argues that sustained attention to modern architecture shaped mid-century authors' political and aesthetic commitments. After many writers deemed modernist architects to be agents for communism and other collectivist movements, they squared themselves—and literary modernist detachment and aesthetic autonomy—against the seemingly tyrannical utopianism of modern architecture; literary aesthetic qualities were reclaimed as political qualities. In this way, Reconstructing Modernism redraws the boundaries of literary modernist studies: rather than simply adding to its canon, it argues that the responsibility for defining literary modernism for the mid-century public was shared by an incredible variety of authors—Edwardians, modernists, satirists, and even anti-modernists.

The Miracle of Language

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ISBN 10 : 9781439139400
Pages : 256 pages
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Download or read book The Miracle of Language written by Richard Lederer and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2010-05-11 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Master verbalist Richard Lederer, America's "Wizard of Idiom" (Denver Post), presents a love letter to the most glorious of human achievements... Welcome to Richard Lederer's beguiling celebration of language -- of our ability to utter, write, and receive words. No purists need stop here. Mr. Lederer is no linguistic sheriff organizing posses to hunt down and string up language offenders. Instead, join him "In Praise of English," and discover why the tongue described in Shakespeare's day as "of small reatch" has become the most widely spoken language in history: English never rejects a word because of race, creed, or national origin. Did you know that jukebox comes from Gullah and canoe from Haitian Creole? Many of our greatest writers have invented words and bequeathed new expressions to our eveyday conversations. Can you imagine making up almost ten percent of our written vocabulary? Scholars now know that William Shakespeare did just that! He also points out the pitfalls and pratfalls of English. If a man mans a station, what does a woman do? In the "The Department of Redundancy Department," "Is English Prejudiced?" and other essays, Richard Lederer urges us not to abandon that which makes us human: the capacity to distinguish, discriminate, compare, and evaluate.

Moving Islands

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ISBN 10 : 9780472132386
Pages : 358 pages
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Download or read book Moving Islands written by Diana Looser and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 2021 with total page 358 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A pathbreaking exploration of the international and intercultural connections within Oceanian performance

Keep Up If You Can

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ISBN 10 : 9781459703582
Pages : 216 pages
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Download or read book Keep Up If You Can written by Bill Sherk and published by Dundurn. This book was released on 2012-04-21 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A light-hearted and touching memoir of Bill Sherk’s 30-plus-year career as a Toronto high school history teacher with a creative flair and passion for his work. Bill Sherk taught history to Toronto high school students for more than thirty years. With his dynamic, creative, and occasionally unorthodox teaching style, he instilled in his students a passion for history and learning. Sherk was loved by his students and remained in their memories long after graduation. Keep Up If You Can is a light-hearted and touching memoir that will appeal to anyone who’s had a special teacher impact their life. Fun facts: He learned the names of all his students on the first day of school. He assigned ancient names to his ancient history students. They called him Sherkules (SHERK-yoo-leez). After reading Webster’s Dictionary cover to cover, he encouraged his students to coin new words, and many of these were published in his three dictionaries. Firmly believing in physical activity, he would leap atop his desk and lead his students in an aerobic "Sherkout" to a rock-and-roll beat.

Brave New Word/

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Download or read book Brave New Word/ written by Leonardo Ramirez and published by . This book was released on 2018-02-15 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Brave New Word is three books in one-1) a dictionary, 2) a spelling game, 3) and an visual art book, conceived to be a thinking tool for every age and interest level; it's a new way to see and think about words we often use mindlessly. These are the words we haven't yet discovered-we all have them, we just don't see the value in them yet. It's great fun, wordplay is proof-but I believe that there is an unlimited source of intelligence and adventure yet to be awakened-within each of us.This book offers 101 Brave New Words-selected from thousands-conceived and illustrated by myself-Leonardo Ramirez. I call myself a Lexicon Artist- words are my creative medium, to use my own words-I'm a WordSculptor, a Puntificator, an Interpretortionist; I creating words-to review present word use and to explore and inspire new thoughts and ideas.I believe we can and must reconnect with our natural gifts of thinking and communicating; the acts of seeing, saying, hearing and thinking words are all different experiences, with willingness and an "open mind", I believe the implementing this thinking exercise will help us to begin using-choosing and-"feeling" the words we use. For over twenty years I've been on a voyage-thinking about our thinking-on many levels, literally looking at the words we all learned, effects of the words we use and those words projected upon us through our present day cultures. As simple as the idea of thinking seems, I don't believe we are doing our best thinking yet; I've been told this is more than a book-I've been told that this is-a movement. Somebody will create and determine the future-we just might have the intelligence to have a say in creating a reality that is beneficial to us all. I hope you enjoy the exercise, I look forward to any comments or suggestions that you may have. - Leonardo Ramirez-

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Download or read book Brave New Words written by Susheila Nasta and published by . This book was released on 2019-11-07 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fifteen specially commissioned essays from distinguished authors explore the value of critical thinking, the power of the written word, and the resonance of literature in the twenty-first century. Each explores the crucial place of the writer, past and present. Their work articulates brave new words at the heart of battles against limitations on fundamental rights of citizenship, the closure of national borders, fake news, and an increasing reluctance to engage with critical democratic debate.

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ISBN 10 : 1447262700
Pages : 240 pages
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Download or read book Brave New Words written by Kerry Maxwell and published by MacMillan. This book was released on 2014-01-16 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This quirky, small-format gift book provides an introduction to more than 200 of the latest additions to the ever-expanding English lexicon. Featuring one word per page together with a brief explanation and an example of usage, listings include such gems as 'denture venturer' (the older adventure traveller), 'textual harassment' (persistently insulting someone by text message) and 'blamestorming' (using a meeting to discuss who is responsible when something has gone wrong). This simple concept book provides both a fun gift and an interesting talking point sure to please word enthusiasts everywhere.