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|Course:||What's In a Word? More English Etymology|
|Start Date:||12th March 2018|
|End Date:||14th March 2018|
|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.
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.Back to List
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