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Bastard Tongues: A Trailblazing Linguist Finds Clues to Our Common Humanity in the World's Lowliest Languages
3.67
May 09, 2008
May 01, 2008
 
By Hook or By Crook: A Journey in Search of English
3.59
Jul 11, 2008
Jul 11, 2008
 
Righting the Mother Tongue: From Olde English to Email, the Tangled Story of English Spelling
3.48
Nov 07, 2008
Oct 29, 2008
 
I Love it When You Talk Retro: Hoochie Coochie, Double Whammy, Drop a Dime, and the Forgotten Origins of American Speech
3.40
Apr 18, 2009
Apr 18, 2009
 
In the Land of Invented Languages: Esperanto Rock Stars, Klingon Poets, Loglan Lovers, and the Mad Dreamers Who Tried to Build a Perfect Language
4.07
May 29, 2009
May 23, 2009
 
Wordwatching: Breaking into the Dictionary: It's His Word Against Theirs
3.42
Aug 21, 2010
Aug 16, 2010
 
The English is Coming!
3.00
Oct 05, 2010
Sep 18, 2010
 
The Pun Also Rises: How the Humble Pun Revolutionized Language, Changed History, and Made Wordplay More Than Some Antics
3.60
Feb 04, 2011
Feb 04, 2011
 
Is That a Fish in Your Ear?: Translation and the Meaning of Everything
3.73
Oct 30, 2011
Oct 16, 2011
 
Trip of the Tongue: Cross-Country Travels in Search of America's Languages
3.27
Apr 21, 2012
Apr 21, 2012
 
Found in Translation: How Language Shapes Our Lives and Transforms the World
3.82
Oct 16, 2012
Oct 13, 2012
 
The Story of Ain't: America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published
2.98
Nov 27, 2012
Nov 27, 2012
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