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Rockville, MD, United States, 2011/08/24 - "The Word on Words: The Play of Language" by Norman German, helps readers acquire extensive vocabulary knowledge by using contemporary pop culture, stories, games, graphics and puzzles to make learning vocabulary exciting - VincentRoaGroup.com.
English professor and author Norman pours his lifelong pursuit of the English language into his newest book,“The Word on Words: The Play on Language”. The book is an excellent tool for college students, SAT prep, AP English and new English learners. It provides a detailed look into the English language with 12 chapters of word definitions and their origins presented in a way that makes memorizing easy. For example,“exorbitant” price is literally “out of orbit.”
“The Word on Words” is a “hip” contemporary piece—drawing from pop culture, sports, history, art and psychology to explain hundreds of vocabulary words. The book incorporates entertainment, games and puzzles like no other vocabulary book of its time.
Ironies like “utopia” meaning “no place” keep the reader engaged. "This method breaks down language in a way that makes learning enjoyable for high school, college or even graduate school students," German says. "I wanted to create a book that is a step above the traditional textbook approach to learning and presents languages in a way to keep the reader engaged.”
German is confident that “The Word on Words” will change views on language, learning and the world. Its for the “now” generation of learners, seeking out excitement through colorful graphics and humor, the text serves as a great study tool for those preparing to pass tests such as the SAT, ACT and NTE. “The Word on Words” is available for sale online at Amazon.com and other channels.
About the Author
Norman German studied literature and linguistics at McNeese State, the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette before teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on vocabulary and etymology for three decades. He has written and published 50 articles on various aspects of language as well as scholarly analyses of works by American writers, such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ernest Hemingway and Ralph Ellison. He currently works as an English professor at Southeastern Louisiana University and as a freelance writer, whose previous works include "A Savage Wisdom."
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