#AtoZChallenge2015: Family

One of the pleasures of the A to Z is, for me, to dive again in Raymond Williams' Keywords, a source of inspiration and learning. The simplest words reveal their history, the meanings given to them in the past, by people like us, our older neighbours, perhaps our ancestors. On Family Williams wrote: "Family has … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge2015: Family

#AtoZAprilChallenge: Communication

 Raymond Williams, author of “Keywords” (see entry for “K” on April 12) wrote: “Communication in its most general modern meaning has been in the language since C15” (15th century). The word stems from Latin communis - common: “hence communicate - make common to many, impart. Communication was first this action, and then, the object thus … Continue reading #AtoZAprilChallenge: Communication