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by Paul J.J. Payack

eBook A Million Words And Counting download ISBN: 0806528575
Author: Paul J.J. Payack
Publisher: Citadel (May 1, 2008)
Language: English
Pages: 224
ePub: 1574 kb
Fb2: 1209 kb
Rating: 4.6
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Category: Reference
Subcategory: Words Language and Grammar

The two sites he operates receive 30 million page views a month and are used as resources by major universities and other institutions worldwide.

The two sites he operates receive 30 million page views a month and are used as resources by major universities and other institutions worldwide.

Payack take you on a global tour of English-speaking worlds-virtual and otherwise:, From India, Singapore, and China, to Australia, the . From film, television, fashion, music, politics, sports, games, business, technology and science, From TV junkies, fashionistas and sports fans, to amateur historians and linguists, And from every other.

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The New York Times quoted Paul JJ Payack as saying that the PQI is "an algorithm that tracks words and phrases in the media and on the Internet . ""A Million Words and Counting" How Global English Is Rewriting the World".

The New York Times quoted Paul JJ Payack as saying that the PQI is "an algorithm that tracks words and phrases in the media and on the Internet in relation to frequency, context and appearance in global media. From film, television, fashion, music, politics, sports, games, business, technology and science. Fun and informative, this guide is a joyful exploration of English as it spreads across the globe, as it is spoken today, and as it expands into the future.

This book’s title is A Million Words and Counting: How Global English is Rewriting the World. com and Harvard-educated

This book’s title is A Million Words and Counting: How Global English is Rewriting the World. com and Harvard-educated. He basically said that for a while, the world thought that Chinese and Spanish is going to overtake English one day but instead, the tide has turned and English is in the lead again as over 250 miillion Chinese starts learning English in China. As per last night’s TV program, it’s 110 million Chinese whereas there are only 50,000 Americans learning Chinese. In total, . 5 billion people.

Takes a look at the ever expanding English lexicon as it is set to exceed one million words in 2008, and examines such common sources of new words as Hollywood, the Internet, and political discourse.
Comments: (2)
Gholbimand
I strongly recommend against buying this book. Paul Payack is not a linguist. His "Predictive Qualities Indicator," a proprietary algorithm that supposedly analyzes language in media, is nothing more than a common word count tool with a rip-off of the Flesch-Kincaid Readability test. Visit his web site for yourself ([...] he cites no sources (other than himself), provides no evidence for his claims and misuses linguistic terminology. The worst part: He likes to talk a lot about politicians and the passive voice. On the "'08 Election" page of his web site, he gives the sentence "There will be setbacks" as an example of passive voice. That is NOT passive voice; It's an active-voice existential progressive construction. Payack fancies himself as "The Word Man," but he can't distinguish between passive and progressive voice.
Sardleem
This book was such a wonderful read. With every page, I learned something new about the English Language. I had no idea that all these "different" cultures spread out over the globe are connected in such a basic way with the English language! This book was filled wonderful facts, insightful comments, fun tidbits, and hilarious "'isms."

Everyone must read the Bushisms. I still do not understand how he was out president for eight years, but these funny "'isms" that came out of it, are the necessary laughs we needed!

Also, there are little gray boxes throughout the book that have extra facts. Everyone must check out the "not of shred of truth" gray box. I am a big history buff, so this information was right up my alley. You truly do learn such wonderful information in this book!

My roommate works in the financial world. So after readying the section about "corporate speak," I tried my new found knowledge on her. I said to her, as we were walking by something on sale, "Oh, Emilie we should get that low hanging fruit." She was shocked that I was correctly speaking her lingo!

Everyone must also check out the food section. A must read! My final comment is: Its seems so backwards that we want the biggest in food sizes, yet the smallest in clothes sizes.

Did everyone know that there are different definitions to what a billion is?!?!? Read this book and you will found out the details!

This book is so much fun to read and such a good purchase. This is definitely a must have! You find out such wonderful information about words, names, numbers, everything! Go out and buy this book. It should be in everyone's book club. A wonderful discussion topic!

Everyone, please have a wonderful Wednesday tomorrow, including Woden, King of the Northern Gods. For all of you that have yet to read the book, Woden is the God Wednesday is named after. Go and buy the book and you will know the rest of the days of the week!