you flowing with the word current? How do you react when you come across a new
word? It sounds familiar but the affix it carries
unsettles you. It has taken a new form, thanks to the compound that has been
glued to it. You feel you know the meaning of the word, but still unsure to use
it yourself, you badly want to double-check its origin, meaning and usage. Some
words you feel are extremely informal and cannot be used unless your dictionary
approves of it. Sharing the enthusiasm and curiosity with innumerable
word mongers, this book takes a peek into words that have made their way to
existence. Not mere existence, but they thrive in the internet and media before
by popular academic consensus, they enter the red carpet of dictionaries.
you are in the pursuit to increase your wordbank or you are the kind who likes
to flaunt around ‘cool’ words or a novice to the world of internet lingo or an
expert who looks into how words metamorphose for survival, this book is
definitely for you!
K.N. Shoba. M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.,
No. 26, MIG, TNHB Colony,
Kolathur, Chennai - 600099.
91 - 9884071114
Dr. Shoba K.N. teaches Technical English, Communication and Career in Velammal Engineering College, Chennai, since September, 2010. She has also been one of the content developers for the Soft Skill courses for textbooks at the Postgraduation level for the University of Madras. Her area of specialisation includes teaching language for special purposes and is a certified Business English Certificate Trainer. She has presented papers in National and International Conferences and published articles on Language and Literature. Her areas of interests are Indian Writing in English and ELT and believes that it is important to strike a balance in research concerning ELT and Literary themes.
A member of OSLE (Organisation for Studies in Literature and the Environment), and other language-centric forums like the ELTAI and FORTELL, she writes on such themes concerning the cross-sections of literature and environment. She also correlates the juxtaposing characteristics of postcolonial texts with various emerging critical perspectives.