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Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language
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Babel: Around the World in Twenty Languages
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
Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language
Course in General Linguistics
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The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language
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We cannot control the way people interpret our ideas or thoughts, but we can control the words and tones we choose to convey them. Peace is built on understanding, and wars are built on misunderstandings. Never underestimate the power of a single word, and never recklessly throw around words. One wrong word, or misinterpreted word, can change the meaning of an entire sentence - and even start a war. And one right word, or one kind word, can grant you the heavens and open doors.
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

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

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