Linguistics

Linguistics is the science of language.

Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language
How to Take Smart Notes: One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking – for Students, Academics and Nonfiction Book Writers
Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style
In Other Words
Babel: Around the World in Twenty Languages
Other-Wordly: Words Both Strange and Lovely from Around the World
The Seventh Function of Language
Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language
Semicolon: The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark
Language at the Speed of Sight
What Kind of Creatures Are We?
Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen
Motherfoclóir: Dispatches from a Not So Dead Language
Landmarks
Potere alle parole
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
Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World
The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way
Course in General Linguistics
Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English
In the Land of Invented Languages: Esperanto Rock Stars, Klingon Poets, Loglan Lovers, and the Mad Dreamers Who Tried to Build a Perfect Language
Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language
An Introduction to Language
How Language Works: How Babies Babble, Words Change Meaning, and Languages Live or Die
Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language
The Power of Babel by Michel PierssensText Structure by Nelly TinchevaDer krimgotische Fächer by Oskar PastiorPolitical Speeches by Nelly TinchevaMasonic Crossword Puzzles by Michael R. Poll
Lingualish'tics
102 books — 2 voters
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienWatership Down by Richard  AdamsEmbassytown by China MiévilleThe Color of Distance by Amy ThomsonConservation of Shadows by Yoon Ha Lee
Well-integrated Conlangs
7 books — 3 voters

In the Land of Invented Languages by Arika OkrentThe Unfolding of Language by Guy DeutscherFluent Forever by Gabriel WynerThe Mother Tongue by Bill BrysonThrough the Language Glass by Guy Deutscher
Books for Language Lovers
165 books — 50 voters

The Shining Ones by Helene E. Haganالنهضة اللغوية وخطاب التلهيج الفرانكفوني - في نقد الاستعمار ا... by سلمان بونعمانDébuts de l'écriture au Maghreb - نشأة الكتابة في البلاد المغ... by Ahmed SirajTirra - Aux origines de l'écriture au Maroc by Ahmed SkountiLangues et pouvoir. De l'Afrique du Nord à l'Extrême-Orient by Salem Chaker
Maghreb Linguarum
76 books — 6 voters
Pronoun Envy by Anna LiviaLanguage, Gender, and Society by Barrie ThorneLanguage, Gender and Feminism by Sara MillsSpeaking Freely by Julia PenelopeMan Made Language by Dale Spender
Feminist linguistics
38 books — 2 voters


In the world “out there,” there are no verbs, no speech events, and no adjacency pairs. There are particles of matter moving around in certain recurrent and yet not fully predictable patterns. We interpret such experiences as and through symbolic means, including linguistic expressions. That’s what it means to be human.
Duranti a Alessandro, Linguistic Anthropology: A Reader

Seneca
[Philosophers] have come to envy the philologist and the mathematician, and they have taken over all the inessential elements in those studies—with the result that they know more about devoting care and attention to their speech than about devoting such attention to their lives.
Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

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