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Geoffrey Nunberg

3.6 of 5 Votes: 1
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website
http://people.ischool.berkeley.edu/~nunberg/
 
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Books by Geoffrey Nunberg
Ascent of the A-Word: Assholism, the First Sixty Years (2012)
language
English
3.23 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: The theme of this book is very loosely linked (but the loose link was what drew me to it) to that of Harry "G" Frankfurt's On Bullshit.Each book attempts a serious reflection on a colloquial word, postulating that the word has a fairly specific sense and that that sense is more t...
The Years of Talking Dangerously (2009)
language
English
3.44 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: A collection of newspaper pieces and NPR commentaries on the foibles of modern English usage by the author, a linguist at Berkeley. The pieces - mostly on the uses of symbolic language by people with political points to make, some on how technology changes usage - are witty and ...
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