By (author) Barbara Ann Kipfer


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  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 28mm | 476g
  • Publication date: 9 February 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Naperville
  • ISBN 10: 1402212879
  • ISBN 13: 9781402212871
  • Sales rank: 538,568

Product description

Kipfer's collection of titbits about the wonderful words and phrases found in the English language includes information on word history and etymology, unusual or lost or uncommon words, grammar instruction and usage, word trivia, differences between confusable words and how phrases are formed.

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Author information

Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD is the author of many list and reference books. Barbara has an MPhil and PhD in Linguistics from University of Exeter, a PhD in Archaeology, an MA in Buddhist Studies from Greenwich University, and a BS in Physical Education from Valparaiso University. A lexicographer and part-time archaeologist, Barbara is the managing editor of Lexico LLC.