The Great Eskimo Vocabulary Hoax and Other Irreverent Essays on the Study of Language

The Great Eskimo Vocabulary Hoax and Other Irreverent Essays on the Study of Language
Author : Geoffrey K. Pullum
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Total Pages : 236
Release : 1991-07-09
ISBN 10 : 9780226685342
ISBN 13 : 0226685349
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Eskimo Vocabulary Hoax and Other Irreverent Essays on the Study of Language Book Description:

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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