What's In a Word? More English Etymology

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Course: What's In a Word? More English Etymology
Tutor: Brian Jaques
Start Date: 12th March 2018
Start Time: Dinner
End Date: 14th March 2018
End Time: Lunch
Res Fee (from): £325.00
Non Res Fee: £219.00 What's included?

More investigations into the private lives of English words. This course is particularly tailored to further the interests of those who enjoyed an introductory ‘What’s In a Word?’ course. Using online resources to research the semantics, interrelationships and origins of a variety of simple and compound words. Developing a variety of word trails, some leading to or from PIE (Proto-IndoEuropean) roots. Subsequent presentations and discussions will be important and interesting parts of the sessions. 

Tutor Information

Brian Jaques is a retired teacher/scientist interested in words - by necessity and pleasure. He has delivered many courses involving ‘words’ in a wide variety of guises – and has thoroughly enjoyed the participation of like-minded people delving into the private lives and acrobatics of words.

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