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Thu Nov 03 2011

Books: History of Linguistics/Sociolinguistics: Blake

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        1.     Allison Finkel , Secret Language: Blake

Message 1: Secret Language: Blake
Date: 03-Nov-2011
From: Allison Finkel <>
Subject: Secret Language: Blake
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Title: Secret Language Subtitle: Codes, Tricks, Spies, Thieves, and Symbols Published: 2011 Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author: Barry J. Blake Paperback: ISBN: 9780199691623 Pages: 288 Price: U.K. £ 8.99 Comment: US$16.95

Please Note: This is a new edition of a previously announced text

This book is about language designed to mean what it does not seem to mean.Codes protect secrets. Symbol and magic hide meanings to imperil or delight.Languages made to confuse let insiders talk openly without being understood byothers. Barry Blake looks in depth at these and many more and illuminates themost arcane and curious uses of language.

Linguistic Field(s): History of Linguistics                             Sociolinguistics
Written In: English (eng )

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