Don't Believe a Word: The Surprising Truth about Language

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Product Details

Price
$27.95  $25.99
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
6.3 X 9.3 X 1.1 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781324004257

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About the Author

David Shariatmadari is a writer and editor at the Guardian. He studied linguistics at Cambridge University and the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, where he now lives.

Reviews

An illuminating and thought-provoking journey through language.--Dean Burnett, best-selling author of The Idiot Brain and The Happy Brain
Come for the myth-busting, stay for the lighthearted introduction to linguistics. David Shariatmadari ably demonstrates that there are plenty of fascinating things to learn about language without indulging in sensationalist headlines.--Gretchen McCulloch, author of Because Internet
[A] meaty, rewarding and even necessary read.--Joe Moran
[A] challenging...agile and lively introduction to language.
Delves into the riddles of language [for] a brisk and friendly introduction to linguistics, and a synthesis of the field's recent discovers. ...[I]mpressive.--Parul Sehgal
Don't Believe A Word is too wise, and too personal, to be regarded as just another book on language: it entertains just as much as it informs.--Alexander Larman
Don't Believe a Word is a serious piece of research, cogently and carefully presented...[A] richly rewarding read.