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The Mother Tongue
The Mother Tongue
by Bill Bryson
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"Everything, it seems, is interesting to Bill Bryson. The marvel is that he can make it all interesting to us....Bryson's book, Mother Tongue...is the one that convinced me he could probably write informatively and with humor about anything. I mean, who... (read more)

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You Are What You Speak: Grammar Grouches, Language Laws, and the Politics of Identity
You Are What You Speak: Grammar Grouches, Language Laws, and the Politics of Identity
by Robert Lane Greene
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"An insightful, accessible examination of the way in which day-to-day speech is tangled in a complicated web of history, politics, race, economics and power." - Kirkus What is it about other people’s language that moves some of us to anxiety or... (read more)

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A Grammar of Semelai (Cambridge Grammatical Descriptions)
A Grammar of Semelai (Cambridge Grammatical Descriptions)
by Nicole D Kruspe
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This book provides a comprehensive reference grammar of Semelai, a previously undescribed and endangered language.... (read more)

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Dictionary of English Down the Ages
Dictionary of English Down the Ages
by Linda Flavell
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After reaching America, Columbus introduced Europe to new foodstuffs such as chilli and chocolate, and the words that described them. Pope Boniface VIII proclaimed the first "jubilee" in 1300, and Francis Bacon published the first "essay" in 1597. The... (read more)

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Babel No More: The Search for the World's Most Extraordinary Language Learners
Babel No More: The Search for the World's Most Extraordinary Language Learners
by Michael Erard
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In the tradition of the bestsellers Word Freak and The Language Instinct comes a fascinating exploration of linguistic superlearners whose abilities shed light on the intellectual potential in us all. What do an Italian cardinal, a Connecticut blacksmith,... (read more)

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Lexicographer's Dilemma
Lexicographer's Dilemma
by Jack Lynch
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In its long history, the English language has had many lawmakers—those who have tried to regulate or otherwise organize the way we speak. The Lexicographer's Dilemma poses a pair of questions—what does proper English mean, and who... (read more)

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Babel No More: The Search for the World's Most Extraordinary Language Learners
Babel No More: The Search for the World's Most Extraordinary Language Learners
by Michael Erard
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In andlt;Iandgt;Babel No Moreandlt;/Iandgt;, Michael Erard, and#8220;a monolingual with benefits,and#8221; sets out on a quest to meet language superlearners and make sense of their mental powers. On the way he uncovers the secrets of historical figures... (read more)

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Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language (P.S.)
Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language (P.S.)
by Steven Pinker
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“Deliciously erudite.” —William Safire, New York Times Magazine“A riveting detective story.” —Chicago TribuneSteven Pinker, author of the landmark bestsellers The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works, and The... (read more)

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The Logic of Pronominal Resumption (Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics)
The Logic of Pronominal Resumption (Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics)
by Ash Asudeh
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This is a cross-linguistic investigation of resumptive pronouns and related phenomena. Pronominal resumption is the realization of the base of a syntactic dependency as a bound pronoun. Resumption occurs in unbounded dependencies, such as relative... (read more)

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The Story of Spanish
The Story of Spanish
by Jean Benoit Nadeau
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Just how did a dialect spoken by a handful of shepherds in Northern Spain become the worlds second most spoken language, the official language of twenty-one countries on two continents, and the unofficial second language of the United States? Jean-Beno... (read more)

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Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English
Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English
by John Mcwhorter
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A survey of the quirks and quandaries of the English language, focusing on our strange and wonderful grammar Why do we say “I am reading a catalog” instead of “I read a catalog”? Why do we say “do” at all? Is the way we... (read more)

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Time and Human Language Now
Time and Human Language Now
by Jonathan Boyarin
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What can you say after you say that the world—or at least human life on it—looks like it's nearing its end? How about starting with wonder at the possibility that dialogue and subjectivity—the bases of human language&... (read more)

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The Language Wars: A History of Proper English
The Language Wars: A History of Proper English
by Henry Hitchings
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"Exemplary…Hitchings has created a fascinating, wholly readable, and gratifyingly informative book."---Financial Times (London) The English language is a battlefield. Since the age of Shakespeare, arguments over correct usage have been bitter... (read more)

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Noam Chomsky (Reaktion Books - Critical Lives)
Noam Chomsky (Reaktion Books - Critical Lives)
by Wolfgang B Sperlich
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“The intellectual tradition is one of servility to power, and if I didnt betray it Id be ashamed of myself.” This declaration by Noam Chomsky exemplifies the uncompromising radicalism that has long defined his life and work. A linguist... (read more)

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The Life of Slang
The Life of Slang
by Julie Coleman
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Bloody was once a shocking word. It was used largely by the working classes and caused their betters to shudder with horror. But Bloody isn't slang anymore in Britain, though it is still a swear-word. Everyone knows it, and most people use it... (read more)

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The English Is Coming!: How One Language Is Sweeping the World
The English Is Coming!: How One Language Is Sweeping the World
by Leslie Dunton Downer
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English has fast become the number one language for everything from business and science, diplomacy and education, entertainment and environmentalism to socializing and beyond—virtually any human activity unfolding on a global scale. Worldwide... (read more)

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Working with Spanish Corpora (Corpus and Discourse)
Working with Spanish Corpora (Corpus and Discourse)
by Giovanni Parodi
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<div><br/><p class=MsoNormal>The main focus of this book is the investigation of linguistic variation in Spanish, considering spoken and written, specialised and non-specialised registers from a corpus... (read more)

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A Grammar of Chiapas Zoque
A Grammar of Chiapas Zoque
by Jan Terje Faarlund
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This book provides a clear and comprehensive description of the Ocotepec/Tapalapa variant of Chiapas Zoque. Zoque is one of the two major branches of the Mixe-Zoquean language family, spoken in the southern part of Mexico. Until the Spanish conquest in... (read more)

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The Last Word: The English Language: Opinions and Prejudices
The Last Word: The English Language: Opinions and Prejudices
by Laurence Urdang
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Renowned lexicographer Laurence Urdangs final reflections on the current state of the English language are recorded here; he died soon after completing the manuscript. All scholars, librarians, editors, students, and general readers with an interest in... (read more)

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Comparisons and Contrasts (Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax)
Comparisons and Contrasts (Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax)
by Richard S Kayne
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Comparisons and Contrasts collects eleven of Richard Kayne's recent articles in theoretical syntax, with an emphasis on comparative syntax, which uses syntactic differences among languages to probe the properties of the human language faculty. Kayne... (read more)

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