Adult Nonfiction P107 .N86 2001
Summary: This engaging collection of National Public Radio broadcasts and magazine pieces by one of America's best-known linguists covers the waterfront of contemporary culture by taking stock of its words and phrases. From our metaphors for the Internet (#147;Virtual Rialto") to the perils of electronic grammar checkers (#147;The Software We Deserve"), from traditional grammatical bugaboos (#147;Sex and the Singular Verb") to the ways we talk about illicit love (#147;Affairs of State"), Geoffrey Nunberg shows just how much the language we use from day to day reveals about who we are and who we want to be.
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