In Other Words

In Other Words
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Release: 2017-01-19
Editor: Random House India
Pages: 150
ISBN: 9789385890727
Language: en
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On a post-college visit to Florence, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri fell in love with the Italian language. Twenty years later, seeking total immersion, she and her family relocated to Rome, where she began to read and write solely in her adopted tongue. A startling act of self-reflection, In Other Words is Lahiri’s meditation on the process of learning to express herself in another language—and the stunning journey of a writer seeking a new voice.

In Other Words

In Other Words
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Release: 2016-02-09
Editor: Knopf Canada
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780345810113
Language: en
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From the Pulitzer Prize winner, a surprising, powerful and eloquent non-fiction debut. In Other Words is at heart a love story--of a long and sometimes difficult courtship, and a passion that verges on obsession: that of a writer for another language. For Jhumpa Lahiri, that love was for Italian, which first captivated and capsized her during a trip to Florence after college. And although Lahiri studied Italian for many years afterward, true mastery had always eluded her. So in 2012, seeking full immersion, she decided to move to Rome with her family, for "a trial by fire, a sort of baptism" into a new language and world. In Rome, Lahiri began to read, and to write--initially in her journal--solely in Italian. In Other Words, an autobiographical work written in Italian, investigates the process of learning to express oneself in another language, and describes the journey of a writer seeking a new voice. Presented in a dual-language format, it is a book about exile, linguistic and otherwise, written with an intensity and clarity not seen since Nabokov. A startling act of self-reflection and a provocative exploration of belonging and reinvention. Translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein.

In Other Words

In Other Words
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Release: 2016
Editor: Knopf Canada
Pages: 233
ISBN: 0345810090
Language: en
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"A series of reflections on the author's experiences learning a new language and living abroad, in a dual-language edition"--

In Other Words

In Other Words
Author: Christopher J. Moore
Release: 2019-08-06
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 128
ISBN: 163557403X
Language: en
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"A delightful treasure house, literally a thesaurus, of linguistic marvels." --from the foreword by bestselling author Simon Winchester A colorfully illustrated collection of more than ninety untranslatable words and phrases and the unique insights they offer into the cultures they come from. Ever racked your brain for a word you're convinced should exist, yet is inexplicably absent from the dictionary? All languages have their limitations-should English fall short, the expression may lie elsewhere. That's where this book comes in: a quirky, international lexicon of linguistic gems that capture cultural untranslatables with satisfying precision. Take for example the Japanese yoko meshi, “a meal eaten sideways,” describing the experience of trying to communicate in an alien tongue, or mono-no-aware, the appreciation of life's sadness. From the distinctive coziness of the Danish hygge, to the unrestrained dis of the Mayan bol (“in-laws” and “stupidity”), to the profound collectivism of the Zulu concept of ubuntu (roughly, “I AM because WE ARE"), these mots justes are grouped according to language and prefaced with insightful overviews of the relevant cultures by linguist Christopher J. Moore. Embellished with 20 entertaining new untranslatable words and phrases and 90 characterful color illustrations by Lan Truong, and with a foreword by Simon Winchester, In Other Words is amusing, profound, and unputdownable--a gorgeously packaged gift book to entertain even the most well-versed polyglot with marvels of language from around the world.

In Other Words

In Other Words
Author: Mona Baker
Release: 2011-01-25
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 332
ISBN: 9781136839726
Language: en
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In Other Words is the definitive coursebook for anyone studying translation. Assuming no knowledge of foreign languages, it offers both a practical and theoretical guide to translation studies, and provides an important foundation for training professional translators. Drawing on modern linguistic theory, this best-selling text provides a solid base to inform and guide the many key decisions trainee translators have to make. Each chapter offers an explanation of key concepts, identifies potential sources of translation difficulties related to those concepts, and illustrates various strategies for resolving these difficulties. Authentic examples of translated texts from a wide variety of languages are examined, and practical exercises and further reading are included at the end of each chapter. The second edition has been fully revised to reflect recent developments in the field and new features include: A new chapter that addresses issues of ethics and ideology, in response to increased pressures on translators and interpreters to demonstrate accountability and awareness of the social impact of their decisions. Examples and exercises from new genres such as audiovisual translation, scientific translation, oral interpreting, website translation, and news/media translation. New project-driven exercises designed to support MA dissertation work Updated references and further reading. A companion website featuring further examples and tasks Written by Mona Baker, a leading international figure in the field, this key text is the essential coursebook for any student of translation studies.

Other Words for Home

Other Words for Home
Author: Jasmine Warga
Release: 2019-05-28
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780062747822
Language: en
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New York Times bestseller and Newbery Honor Book! A gorgeously written, hopeful middle grade novel in verse about a young girl who must leave Syria to move to the United States, perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Aisha Saeed. Jude never thought she’d be leaving her beloved older brother and father behind, all the way across the ocean in Syria. But when things in her hometown start becoming volatile, Jude and her mother are sent to live in Cincinnati with relatives. At first, everything in America seems too fast and too loud. The American movies that Jude has always loved haven’t quite prepared her for starting school in the US—and her new label of “Middle Eastern,” an identity she’s never known before. But this life also brings unexpected surprises—there are new friends, a whole new family, and a school musical that Jude might just try out for. Maybe America, too, is a place where Jude can be seen as she really is. This lyrical, life-affirming story is about losing and finding home and, most importantly, finding yourself.

Love and Other Words

Love and Other Words
Author: Christina Lauren
Release: 2018-04-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781501128028
Language: en
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After a decade apart, childhood sweethearts reconnect by chance in New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren’s touching, romantic novel Love and Other Words…how many words will it take for them to figure out where it all went wrong? The story of the heart can never be unwritten. Macy Sorensen is settling into an ambitious if emotionally tepid routine: work hard as a new pediatrics resident, plan her wedding to an older, financially secure man, keep her head down and heart tucked away. But when she runs into Elliot Petropoulos—the first and only love of her life—the careful bubble she’s constructed begins to dissolve. Once upon a time, Elliot was Macy’s entire world—growing from her gangly bookish friend into the man who coaxed her heart open again after the loss of her mother...only to break it on the very night he declared his love for her. Told in alternating timelines between Then and Now, teenage Elliot and Macy grow from friends to much more—spending weekends and lazy summers together in a house outside of San Francisco devouring books, sharing favorite words, and talking through their growing pains and triumphs. As adults, they have become strangers to one another until their chance reunion. Although their memories are obscured by the agony of what happened that night so many years ago, Elliot will come to understand the truth behind Macy’s decade-long silence, and will have to overcome the past and himself to revive her faith in the possibility of an all-consuming love.

The Clothing of Books

The Clothing of Books
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Release: 2016-11-15
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9780525432760
Language: en
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How do you clothe a book? In this deeply personal reflection, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jhumpa Lahiri explores the art of the book jacket from the perspectives of both reader and writer. Probing the complex relationships between text and image, author and designer, and art and commerce, Lahiri delves into the role of the uniform; explains what book jackets and design have come to mean to her; and how, sometimes, “the covers become a part of me.”

In Other Words

In Other Words
Author: Ellen Bialystok,Kenji Hakuta
Release: 1994-11-09
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 266
ISBN: UOM:39015026896590
Language: en
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Explores the reasons why it is often difficult to learn a second language and explains how language acquisition can be a process of self-discovery.

Germs

Germs
Author: Judith Miller,William J Broad,Stephen Engelberg
Release: 2012-02-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781439128152
Language: en
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In the wake of the anthrax letters following the attacks on the World Trade Center, Americans have begun to grapple with two difficult truths: that there is no terrorist threat more horrifying -- and less understood -- than germ warfare, and that it would take very little to mount a devastating attack on American soil. In Germs, three veteran reporters draw on top sources inside and outside the U.S. government to lay bare Washington's secret strategies for combating this deadly threat. Featuring an inside look at how germ warfare has been waged throughout history and what form its future might take (and in whose hands), Germs reads like a gripping detective story told by fascinating key figures: American and Soviet medical specialists who once made germ weapons but now fight their spread, FBI agents who track Islamic radicals, the Iraqis who built Saddam Hussein's secret arsenal, spies who travel the world collecting lethal microbes, and scientists who see ominous developments on the horizon. With clear scientific explanations and harrowing insights, Germs is a masterfully written -- and timely -- work of investigative journalism.

In Other Words Love

In Other Words  Love
Author: Shirley Jump
Release: 2020-04-21
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9781947892781
Language: en
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She’s been hired to ghostwrite a CEO’s autobiography… Yep, that CEO. The one who broke her heart. When Kate’s agent gets her the job of writing Trent’s autobiography, she almost balks. The charismatic founder of his own outdoor clothing company dumped her when they were in college. But she needs the money. Trent’s been so busy lately, he completely forgot he was supposed to be writing a book, and the draft is due soon. He wants Kate as the ghostwriter: she’s experienced, and she was always smart and hard-working. They can keep things professional, right? In funny and touching ways, the project gives them a fresh perspective on the past, even prompting a road trip to Trent’s hometown that uncovers forgotten feelings. But will they both have the courage to start a new chapter in life? This second chance romance includes a free Hallmark original recipe for Guacamole Grilled Chicken Club Sandwiches.

The Merriam Webster Thesaurus

The Merriam Webster Thesaurus
Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc
Release: 2005
Editor: Merriam Webster
Pages: 15
ISBN: 0877796378
Language: en
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More than 150,000 synonyms, antonyms, related and contrasted words, and idioms. Alphabetically organized for ease of use. Abundant usage examples. Brief definitions describe shared meanings. Sans serif font.

Junior Thesaurus

Junior Thesaurus
Author: Andrew Schiller,William Atwell Jenkins
Release: 1988-09
Editor: Scott Foresman & Company
Pages: 477
ISBN: 0673124940
Language: en
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An illustrated, alphabetical list of words, their synonyms, antonyms, and the shades of meaning between them.

In Other Words

In Other Words
Author: Anthony DeCurtis
Release: 2005
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation
Pages: 485
ISBN: UOM:39015063320009
Language: en
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"In this collection of interviews conducted between 1982 and 2004, music journalist, cultural commentator, and Rolling Stone contributing editor Anthony DeCurtis conjures themes of songwriting, spirituality, making music, and filmmaking out of his subjects. They include such icons as Keith Richards, Bono, Johnny Cash, Iggy Pop, Woody Allen, Eminem, Trey Anastasio, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Bruce Springsteen, Phil Spector, Martin Scorsese, and Al Pacino"--Publisher marketing.

In Other Words Phrases for Growth Mindset

In Other Words  Phrases for Growth Mindset
Author: Annie Brock,Heather Hundley
Release: 2018-05-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781612438146
Language: en
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Learn how to effectively bring growth mindset into your community and classroom by choosing impactful language From the authors of the bestselling The Growth Mindset Coach, this handy companion is a must-have if you want to empower students through purposeful praise and feedback. Here are the key strategies, helpful tips and go-to phrases for helping students transition thoughts, words and actions into the growth-mindset zone. Designed for ease of use and packed with over a hundred specific examples, this book offers a “say this, not that” approach to communication that will help you model and cultivate growth mindset in the classroom. For example: Fixed Mindset • You're so smart. • You’re wrong. Growth Mindset • l like how you used different strategies to figure out these problems. • That didn’t work out for you. How could you approach the problem differently?

Music in Other Words

Music in Other Words
Author: Ruth A. Solie
Release: 2004-02-19
Editor: Univ of California Press
Pages: 223
ISBN: 9780520930063
Language: en
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Just as the preoccupations of any given cultural moment make their way into the language of music, the experience of music makes its way into other arenas of life. To unearth these overlapping meanings and vocabularies from the Victorian era, Ruth A. Solie examines sources as disparate as journalism, novels, etiquette manuals, religious tracts, and teenagers' diaries for the muffled, even subterranean, conversations that reveal so much about what music meant to the Victorians. Her essays, giving voice to "what goes without saying" on the subject—that cultural information so present and pervasive as to go unsaid—fill in some of the most intriguing blanks in our understanding of music's history. This much-anticipated collection, bringing together new and hard-to-find pieces by an acclaimed musicologist, mines the abundant casual texts of the period to show how Victorian-era people—English and others—experienced music and what they understood to be its power and its purposes. Solie's essays start from topics as varied as Beethoven criticism, Macmillan's Magazine, George Eliot's Daniel Deronda, opera tropes in literature, and the Victorian myth of the girl at the piano. They evoke common themes—including the moral force that was attached to music in the public mind and the strongly gendered nature of musical practice and sensibility—and in turn suggest the complex links between the history of music and the history of ideas.

In Other Words

In Other Words
Author: Christopher J. Moore
Release: 2009-05-26
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Pages: 128
ISBN: 0802718175
Language: en
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When ideas fail, words come in handy. But sometimes you can't find the right word, and what you want to say can't be found in the dictionary. English has its limitations, but the expression you're searching for may exist in another language. In Other Words is a unique collection of well-known and absolutely obscure "untranslatables"-linguistic gems that convey a feeling or notion with satisfying precision yet resist simple translation. This quirky lexicon of hard-to-translate words gives the reader a new way to look at the world and how words relate to us. The words are arranged by region or country of origin, and a brief introduction to each section-each done by a respected translator-gives insight into the culture of the people as well as the language. Each of these singular words is cleverly and thoroughly defined, with interesting details and references throughout. The search for that elusive mot juste may be over.

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Author: Malcolm X,Alex Haley
Release: 2015-11-26
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 504
ISBN: 4871877620
Language: en
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X was intended to be a true autobiography, with the name of Alex Haley appearing not at all or as a ghost writer or as a mere contributor or assistant. However, with the assassination of Malcolm X having occurred in Harlem in New York City on February 21, 1965 just before this book could be published, it became necessary to reveal the important role of Alex Haley in creating this book.

IN OTHER WORDS

IN OTHER WORDS
Author: Javed Akhtar
Release: 2015-07-01
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 342
ISBN: 9789351770244
Language: en
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Javed Akhtar's poetry speaks of the urban milieu that envelops him. Helplessness, hunger and homelessness, crowds and solitude, f ilth and crime, fame and obscurity, rock-strewn footpaths and glass-studded skyscrapers: this cosmopolitan world he inhabits seeps into the tone and tenor of his writing. Akhtar's sharply observed poems stretch across time and space, articulate the extremities of hot and cold seasons, of walking barefoot on live-hot embers and the tenderness of kissing f lowers drenched in dew. These are bit tersweet verses from a man who has felt f irsthand the sharpness of sensation. The themes he speaks of are universal, yet the timbre of Akhtar's poetry is unique; it is not the echo of other voices. - Dr. Gopi Chand Narang

Other Words for Smoke

Other Words for Smoke
Author: Sarah Maria Griffin
Release: 2019-03-12
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780062408938
Language: en
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Twins Mae and Rossa’s summer away from home becomes life altering when they discover a house full of witches, experience devastating first love, and face a dark power beyond any imagining. Sarah Maria Griffin’s haunting and literary sophomore novel explores the balance between love and fear, weakness and power, and the lengths one will go to claim one’s freedom. For fans of Libba Bray’s The Diviners and Maggie Stiefvater’s All the Crooked Saints. When the women from the house at the end of the lane went missing, none of the townspeople knew what happened. A tragedy, they called it. Only twins Mae and Rossa know the truth about that fateful summer. Only they know about the owl in the wall, the uncanny cat, the insidious creatures that devour love and fear. Only they know the trials of loving someone who longs for power, for freedom, for magic. Only they know what brought everything tumbling down around them. And they’ll never, ever breathe a word. With an unusual structure spanning five summers, intriguing characters, and a dark mystery, this uncommon novel will appeal to readers of Rin Chupeco’s The Bone Witch and Madeleine Roux’s House of Furies.