Planet Word

Planet Word

Book - 2011
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Uncovers everything you didn't know you needed to know about how language evolves. This title helps you: learn the tricks to political propaganda, why we can talk but animals can't, discover 3,000-year-old clay tablets that discussed beer and impotence and test yourself at textese - do you know your RMEs from your LOLs?

Publisher: London : Michael Joseph, c2011
ISBN: 9780718157746
0718157745
Branch Call Number: 400 DAV
Characteristics: 444 p. :,ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ;,24 cm.

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Donna_R Oct 28, 2012

This is a chunky tome and is full of excellent examples of the evolution and acquisition of language. And even though it is about words, it is well illustrated too. Highly recommended.

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