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The horseman's illustrated dictionary
Price, Steven D.
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Publication Information:
New York : Lyons Press, [2000]

Physical Description:
x, 214 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
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SF278 .P75 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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This volume and its companion one Theoretical and empirical issues in grammaticalization offer a selection of papers from the Third International Conference New Reflections on Grammaticalization, held in Santiago de Compostela in July 2005. From the rich programme of the conference (over 120 papers), the twelve contributions included in this volume were carefully selected to reflect the state of current research in grammaticalization and suggest possible directions for future investigations in the field. Combining theoretical discussions with the analysis of particular test cases from a wide range of languages from various language families, the selected papers focus on such central questions as the need for a broader notion of grammaticalization, the distorting effects of grammaticalization on grammar, the areal perspective in grammaticalization and the relevance of contact-induced change to grammaticalization. Other topics discussed include the development of markers of textual connectivity and the emergence of cardinal numerals and numeral systems.

Author Notes

Steven D. Price is the author of eighteen books on equestrian subjects, including "The Horseman's Illustrated Dictionary", "Essential Riding", "The Quotable Horse Lover", & "The American Quarter Horse". His writing has appeared in "The New York Times", "Travel & Leisure", "Practical Horseman", & "America's Horse". He lives in New York City.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

When he was a college student, Price's (The Whole Horse Catalog) favorite summer jobs were teaching riding at a summer camp and alphabetizing index cards for the Random House Dictionary of the English LanguageDknowledge and experience he puts to good use in this concise and readable dictionary. Numerous photos and drawings supplement the text, which describes many styles of riding, including racing, Western, dressage, hunter jumper, and endurance riding. Health terms like "founder," "colic," and "azoturia" are well defined, and many breeds are included in the definitions. Easy for the beginning rider to understand, this book also includes much for the experienced equestrian. How many know that the word canter derives from the preferred gait of the pilgrims who traveled by horseback to Canterbury, England? Though it does not include pronunciation notes, as does Dictionary of Equine Terms (LJ 9/1/98), and is not as comprehensive as Vivienne Eby's The Horse Dictionary (LJ 12/95), which lists over 6000 terms, this is an excellent reference tool. Recommended for all public libraries.DPatsy E. Gray, Huntsville P.L., AL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.