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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
Title variation
Do not believe a word
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Everyone likes to think they know a bit about language: There are some words that you simply can't translate into English. The origin of a word tells you how it should be used. A dialect is inferior to a language. The problem is, none of these statements are true. In Don't Believe a Word, linguist David Shariatmadari explodes nine common myths about language and introduces us to some of the fundamental insights of modern linguistics. By the end of this eye- opening tour, readers will understand that grammatical "errors" are in fact the foundation of modern English; that the meaning of a word is not what a dictionary says, but how it's used; and that the difference between what gets labelled a "language" or "dialect" is political, rather than scientific. Don't Believe a Word offers an accessible and thorough introduction to the science behind one of the most essential aspects of our daily life"--
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Shariatmadari, David,
Index
index present
LC call number
P112
LC item number
.S33 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Language and languages
  • Language and languages
  • Historical linguistics
  • Linguistics
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Grammar & Punctuation
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Translating & Interpreting
  • Language and languages
Label
Don't believe a word : the surprising truth about language, David Shariatmadari
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 296-314) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Language is going to the dogs -- A word's origin is its true meaning -- I control what comes out of my mouth -- We can't talk to the animals -- You can't translate this word -- Italian is a language -- What you say is what you mean -- Some languages are better than others -- Language is an instinct
Control code
1102473510
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9781324004257
Lccn
2019030204
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1102473510
Label
Don't believe a word : the surprising truth about language, David Shariatmadari
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 296-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Language is going to the dogs -- A word's origin is its true meaning -- I control what comes out of my mouth -- We can't talk to the animals -- You can't translate this word -- Italian is a language -- What you say is what you mean -- Some languages are better than others -- Language is an instinct
Control code
1102473510
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9781324004257
Lccn
2019030204
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1102473510

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