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The Way We Talk Now

The Way We Talk Now
Author: Geoffrey Nunberg
ISBN 13: 9780618116034
ISBN 10: 618116036
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 2001-10-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 243
List Price: $14.95

Nunberg collects 73 transcripts of short pieces on language usage he has aired on public radio since 1989. They look at the passing scene, word histories, politics of the English language, the two R's, technical terms, and business talk. He ends with a poem.

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An essential book for anyone interested in how we talk. Friendly, accessible, and scholarly .lighthearted without being lightweight.