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The Secret Life of Pronouns: What Our Words Say About Us
It’s difficult, albeit expected, to review a book about pronouns, and not focus on how one uses pronouns in said review, but alas, I digress. In this...more
Jan 22, 2012
Jan 13, 2012
Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages
Guy Deutscher examines questions regarding the complicated relationship between culture and language. Does one's language shape their thought process?...more
Dec 07, 2011
Dec 04, 2011
What Video Games Have to Teach Us about Learning and Literacy
I read this book for two reasons, that is, that I wanted to read more of James Paul Gee's work and the fact that I have some interest in video games....more
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Jun 18, 2009
Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain
Wolf's book operates under the belief that reading is not an innate function of the human brain. She argues that speech (assuming that there is not an...more
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Jun 11, 2009
Social Linguistics and Literacies: Ideology in Discourses
This book will always have a special place in my life. And not because it might be the best book written in the area, but because it was my official i...more
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Jun 11, 2009
Is That a Fish in Your Ear?: Translation and the Meaning of Everything
David Bellos begins his book by contemplating the deceptively simple question of asking what exactly is translation? He finds it difficult that while...more
Apr 06, 2012
Feb 29, 2012
Living to Tell about It: A Rhetoric and Ethics of Character Narration
I read this for my Rhetoric and Poetics course and I enjoyed it despite the fact that I don't agree with everything that writer said. The book basical...more
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Jun 11, 2009
The Rhetoric of Fiction
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Jun 11, 2009
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