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The Great Eskimo Vocabulary Hoax and Other Irreverent Essays on the Study of Language - Geoffrey K. Pullum, Foreword by James D. McCawley
The Great Eskimo Vocabulary Hoax and Other Irreverent Essays on the Study of Language
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How reliable are all those stories about the number of Eskimo words for snow? How can lamps, flags, and parrots be libelous? These and many other odd questions are typical topics in this collection of essays that present and occasionally zany, often wry, but always fascinating look at language... show more
How reliable are all those stories about the number of Eskimo words for snow? How can lamps, flags, and parrots be libelous? These and many other odd questions are typical topics in this collection of essays that present and occasionally zany, often wry, but always fascinating look at language and the people who study it.
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Format: Textbook
ISBN: 9780226685342 (0226685349)
ASIN: 9780226685342
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Pages no: 236
Edition language: English
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Everyone who works with linguistics knows and admires Geoff Pullum, and the title piece, which you can read online here, is pure gold. You don't need to be a linguist yourself to find it very amusing. A few quotes to try and persuade you to check it out:It is in the scholarly community that we ought...
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