Linguistics

Linguistics is the science of language.

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Fifty Sounds
The Liar's Dictionary
El infinito en un junco
Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language
Other-Wordly: Words Both Strange and Lovely from Around the World
What's Your Pronoun?: Beyond He and She
Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language
Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style
This Is the Voice
Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World
Potere alle parole
Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen
Babel: Around the World in Twenty Languages
Words on the Move: Why English Won't—and Can't—Sit Still (Like, Literally)
How Language Began: The Story of Humanity's Greatest Invention
Nabokov's Favorite Word Is Mauve: What the Numbers Reveal About the Classics, Bestsellers, and Our Own Writing
The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language
Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages
The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language
The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature
The Unfolding of Language: An Evolutionary Tour of Mankind's Greatest Invention
Metaphors We Live By
The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way
Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World
Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English
Course in General Linguistics
Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language
In the Land of Invented Languages: Esperanto Rock Stars, Klingon Poets, Loglan Lovers, and the Mad Dreamers Who Tried to Build a Perfect Language
An Introduction to Language
The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language
How Language Works: How Babies Babble, Words Change Meaning, and Languages Live or Die
In the Land of Invented Languages by Arika OkrentThe Unfolding of Language by Guy DeutscherThrough the Language Glass by Guy DeutscherThe Language Instinct by Steven PinkerTalking Hands by Margalit Fox
Books for Language Lovers
169 books — 56 voters

Jamaica Talk by Frederic Gomes CassidyThe Power of Babel by Michel PierssensGrossman's Glossary of Every Humorous Word in the English Lan... by Richard GrossmanStrange Linguistics by Mark NewbrookMissing the Meaning? by David    Howard
Tongue Hatches
100 books — 3 voters
Buntus Cainte by Tomas O DomhnallainProgress in Irish by Máiréad Ní GhrádaLearning Irish by Mícheál Ó SiadhailNuachleachtaí Gaeilge 3 by L. HowardNuachleachtaí Gaeilge 2 by L. Howard
Leabhair Gramadai Gaelige
22 books — 6 voters

Operational Philosophy Integrating Knowledge and Action by Anatol RapoportScience and Sanity by Alfred KorzybskiKorzybski by Bruce I. KodishDare to Inquire by Bruce I. KodishLanguage in Thought and Action by Samuel I. Hayakawa
General Semantics
35 books — 4 voters


Arika Okrent
The job of the linguist, like that of the biologist or the botanist, is not to tell us how nature should behave, or what its creations should look like, but to describe those creations in all their messy glory and try to figure out what they can teach us about life, the world, and, especially in the case of linguistics, the workings of the human mind.
Arika Okrent, In the Land of Invented Languages: Esperanto Rock Stars, Klingon Poets, Loglan Lovers, and the Mad Dreamers Who Tried to Build a Perfect Language

Kory Stamper
We think of English as a fortress to be defended, but a better analogy is to think of English as a child. We love and nurture it into being, and once it gains gross motor skills, it starts going exactly where we don't want it to go: it heads right for the goddamned electrical sockets. We dress it in fancy clothes and tell it to behave, and it comes home with its underwear on its head and wearing someone else's socks. As English grows, it lives its own life, and this is right and healthy. Sometim ...more
Kory Stamper, Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries

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