The Great Eskimo Vocabulary Hoax

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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 and the people who study it.


Geoffrey K. Pullum is professor of linguistics at the University of California at Santa Cruz.
EAN: 9780226685342
ISBN: 0226685349
Untertitel: And Other Irreverent Essays on the Study of Language. fig 2 tables. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: University of Chicago Pr.
Format: kartoniert
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