Saturday, December 29, 2012

Here's a List of the Best Books for Language Lovers

Calling all language lovers!! Here's a link to an article I discovered on the OnlineCollege.Org website titled The 20 Best Books for Language Lovers. This article has the following to say about language books:
Seeing as how the entirety of organic history exists thanks to communication — even rudimentary chemical exchanges between cells qualify — it makes perfect sense that many find the concept utterly engaging. Language pervades everything, building and destroying as time marches ever forward. And while even the most learned scholars can't even begin to fully explain its physiology, origins, structures and pretty much every other component, they've certainly done a pretty lovely job scratching the surface. Maybe a subcutaneous layer or two. While far more illuminating reads beyond these sit on the shelves, crammed with gripping concepts, the following provide a fantastic introduction. Diverse perspectives and suggestions abound, but don't think these necessarily represent all the possible answers!
I'm familiar with two of the book titles mentioned in the above mentioned article, but the rest of them are ones I've never heard of before! 

I must say that Cunt by Inga Muscio and The F-Word edited by Jesse Sheidlower have captured my curiosity! I may just have to read both of these books to see what may be learn from them. After all, who isn't interested in knowing where the words with negative connotations in ones own language come from!

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