LINGUIST List 14.2014

Fri Jul 25 2003

Qs: Mainstream language books

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  1. Katie Haegele, Mainstream language books

Message 1: Mainstream language books

Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 11:12:38 +0000
From: Katie Haegele <>
Subject: Mainstream language books

Hello all. I'm a former linguistics student and I now write a book
column for a newspaper. I'm trying to come up with some books on
language that would appeal to a non-academic audience. I'm thinking of
mainstream books that aren't dopey -- somewhere in the vicinity of
William Safire or Geoffrey Nunberg. I'd be very appreciative if anyone
has a moment to respond with their favorite books; if they're newer
titles, all the better. Thank you so much!
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