Don't Believe a Word

The Surprising Truth About Language

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A linguist’s entertaining and highly informed guide to what languages are and how they function.

Think you know language? Think again. There are languages that change when your mother-in-law is...

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“Wonderful. David Shariatmadari wears his deep learning with such an admirable and alluring lightness of touch. You finish Don’t Believe a Word more alive than ever to the enduring mystery and...

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