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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (15 Oct. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0618116036
  • ISBN-13: 978-0618116034
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.6 x 21 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,975,272 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Humorous commentaries about language in the United States."

"Nunberg . . . discusses usage and its abuses in brief, delightful essays."

ÝA¨ lighthearted but pithy analysis of the changing ways Americans talk and write."

"Contains ÝNunberg's¨ ruminations on the strange twists and turns of English as spoken in America."

"Nunberg offers homages and brickbats to the popular culture, especially as it is spoken and written."

"Never fails to reveal...history embedded in language...his acuity and fixation on funny pop-phenomena keep the book fresh."

[A] lighthearted but pithy analysis of the changing ways Americans talk and write."

"Contains [Nunberg's] ruminations on the strange twists and turns of English as spoken in America."

"Never fails to reveal… history embedded in language… his acuity and fixation on funny pop-phenomena keep the book fresh."

"Never fails to reveal& hellip; history embedded in language& hellip; his acuity and fixation on funny pop-phenomena keep the book fresh."

About the Author

Geoffrey Nunberg is a principal scientist at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center and a consulting professor in the Department of Linguistics at Stanford University. He is also chair of the Usage Panel of the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. He has published many articles in the scholarly and popular press and made numerous radio broadcasts on language and linguistics, the cultural implications of digital technologies, and language policy issues. For this work, he was given the 2001 Language, Linguistics, and the Public Interest Award by the Linguistic Society of America.


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