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The Resource Don't believe a word : the surprising truth about language, David Shariatmadari

Don't believe a word : the surprising truth about language, David Shariatmadari

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Don't believe a word : the surprising truth about language
Title
Don't believe a word
Title remainder
the surprising truth about language
Statement of responsibility
David Shariatmadari
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Everyone likes to think they know a bit about language. Inuits have fifty words for snow; there's a term in Portuguese you simply can't translate; if you know the origin of a word you're better informed about its meaning; standards of grammar have taken a nosedive in recent years. The problem is, none of these statements are true. In this book, trained linguist David Shariatmadari takes us on a mind-boggling journey through the science of language, urging us to abandon our dearly-held beliefs in a bid to uncover the (far more interesting) truth about what we do with words
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StDuBDS
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Shariatmadari, David
Dewey number
  • 306.4'4
  • 306.4'4
  • 306.4'4
  • 306.44
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Language and languages
  • Languages
Label
Don't believe a word : the surprising truth about language, David Shariatmadari
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781474608435
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9781474608435
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
Don't believe a word : the surprising truth about language, David Shariatmadari
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781474608435
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9781474608435
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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