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Words in Time: A Social History of English Vocabulary

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Words in Time: A Social History of English Vocabulary

Geoffrey Hughes

ISBN: 978-0-631-17321-2 January 1991 Wiley-Blackwell 284 Pages

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The transformation of words over time

The English language has evolved with history, and vocabulary changes have coincided with historic changes. Words in Time: A Social History of English Vocabulary traces how the meanings of English words have changed along with social transformations. The book lets you follow words that represented eras in British history, the emergence of capitalism, and the evolution of democracy. See examples of how printing and mass media have generated changes in language at a remarkable rate, as well as how words are used to advance political propaganda.