Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue

Author: John McWhorter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440634048
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This is the book that language aficionados worldwide have been waiting for (and no, it’s not a sin to end a sentence with a preposition).

Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue

Author: John McWhorter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1592404944
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A survey of the English language's usage mysteries considers the ways in which English developed and how it may reflect cultural values, in a reference that covers such topics as Celtic and Welsh influences, the origins of specific syntax ...

Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue

Author: John H. McWhorter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592403950
Size: 30.54 MB
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Why do we say "do" at all? Is the way we speak a reflection of our cultural values? Delving into these provocative topics and more, author McWhorter distills hundreds of years of lore i

What Language Is

Author: John McWhorter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101644451
Size: 36.88 MB
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New York Times bestselling author and renowned linguist, John McWhorter, explores the complicated and fascinating world of languages.

The Language Hoax

Author: John H. McWhorter
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199361606
Size: 31.90 MB
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This short, opinionated book addresses the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, which argues that the language we speak shapes the way we perceive the world. Linguist John McWhorter argues that while this idea is mesmerizing, it is plainly wrong.

Winning The Race

Author: John McWhorter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101216778
Size: 24.11 MB
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Winning the Race examines the roots of the serious problems facing black Americans today—poverty, drugs, and high incarceration rates—and contends that none of the commonly accepted reasons can explain the decline of black communities ...

Words On The Move

Author: John McWhorter
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1627794735
Size: 29.75 MB
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Words on the Move opens our eyes to the surprising backstories to the words and expressions we use every day. Did you know that silly once meant “blessed”? Or that ought was the original past tense of owe?

Empires Of The Word

Author: Nicholas Ostler
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062047353
Size: 42.96 MB
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Nicholas Ostler's Empires of the Word is the first history of the world's great tongues, gloriously celebrating the wonder of words that binds communities together and makes possible both the living of a common history and the telling of it ...

The Power Of Babel

Author: John McWhorter
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 144647240X
Size: 55.65 MB
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Witty, brilliant and authoritative, this book is a must for anyone who is interested in language, as sheerly enjoyable as non-fiction gets.

The Adventure Of English

Author: Melvyn Bragg
Publisher: Skyhorse
ISBN: 1628720247
Size: 55.10 MB
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Here is the riveting history of the English language, from its humble beginnings (around 500 AD) as a regional dialect to its current preeminence as a truly global language, estimated to be spoken or understood by as many as two billion ...