Linguistics is the science of language.

The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code
The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century
La Septième fonction du langage
In Other Words
Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words from Around the World
Language A to Z
You're the Only One I Can Tell: Inside the Language of Women's Friendships
Lingo: A Language Spotter's Guide to Europe
Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World
Thirty Million Words: Building a Child's Brain
The Kingdom of Speech
Nabokov's Favorite Word Is Mauve: What the Numbers Reveal About the Classics, Bestsellers, and Our Own Writing
The Illustrated Book of Sayings: Curious Expressions from Around the World
Speaking American: How Y'all, Youse, and You Guys Talk: A Visual Guide
Motherfoclóir: Dispatches from a Not So Dead Language
The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language
Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages
The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature
The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language
The Unfolding of Language: An Evolutionary Tour of Mankind's Greatest Invention
Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English
Course in General Linguistics
Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World
Metaphors We Live By
In the Land of Invented Languages: Esperanto Rock Stars, Klingon Poets, Loglan Lovers, and the Mad Dreamers Who Tried to Build a Perfect Language
How Language Works: How Babies Babble, Words Change Meaning, and Languages Live or Die
Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language
An Introduction to Language
Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things: What Categories Reveal About the Mind
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
Wheelock's Latin by Frederic M. WheelockChomsky For Beginners by David CogswellText Structure by Nelly TinchevaThe Mother Tongue by Bill BrysonGoing Nucular by Geoffrey Nunberg
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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
Panamarenko by PanamarenkoHow to Good-Bye Depression by Hiroyuki NishigakiThe Garden at Bomarzo by Jessie SheelerKeith Tyson by Ziba de WeckMonachologia, or Handbook of the Natural History of Monks by Ignaz Von Born
Amble Down 'Pathematics
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A Splendid Exchange by William J. BernsteinThe Righteous Mind by Jonathan HaidtMade to Stick by Chip HeathThe Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas TalebLiquid Times by Zygmunt Bauman
21st Century PSYOP
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Robert A. Heinlein
Long human words (the longer the better) were easy, unmistakable, and rarely changed their meanings . . . but short words were slippery, unpredictable, changing their meanings without any pattern.
Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

Of all the words that exist in any language only a bare minority are pure, unadulterated, original roots. The majority are "coined" words, forms that have been in one way or another created, augmented, cut down, combined, and recombined to convey new needed meanings, The language mint is more than a mint; it is a great manufacturing center, where all sorts of productive activities go on unceasingly.
Mario Pei

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