Naming: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Nov 26, 2008 - 687 pages
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Ever need a fact or quotation on naming? Designed for speechwriters, journalists, writers, researchers, students, professors, teachers, historians, academics, scrapbookers, trivia buffs and word lovers, this is the largest book ever created for this single word. It represents a compilation from a variety of sources with a linguistic emphasis on anything relating to the term naming, including non-conventional usage and alternative meanings which capture ambiguities. The entries cover all parts of speech (noun, verb, adverb or adjective usage) as well as use in modern slang, pop culture, social sciences (linguistics, history, geography, economics, sociology, political science), business, computer science, literature, law, medicine, psychology, mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology and other physical sciences. This data dump results in many unexpected examples for naming, since the editorial decision to include or exclude terms is purely a linguistic process. The resulting entries are used under license or with permission, used under fair use conditions, used in agreement with the original authors, or are in the public domain. Proceeds from this book are used to expand the content and coverage of Websters Online Dictionary (www.websters-online-dictionary.org).

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I haven't read the whole book, but I have read the entry on me, and my work - and I am very disappointed to note that it is more than twenty years out of date -- not an inspiring discovery in a reference work! It includes only my PhD dissertation and none of my books or articles. The most recent and comprehensive work is: Alia, Valerie (2007) Names and Nunavut: Culture and Identity in Arctic Canada, New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books. 

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