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Word RoundsWord Rounds by Barton J. Gershen
Dr. Gershen has long been fascinated by the language of medicine, a language of arcane words peculiar to his profession. In this book, designed for his colleagues as well as for the general public, he reaches far and wide for the origin of these words and how they were derived into modem day medical language.


Language and Meaning in Human PerspectiveLanguage and Meaning in Human Perspective by S. K. Leung
Against the popular belief that language and meaning are essentially public in their epistemological origin, this book offers a philosophical basis for its antithesis. The author refutes the separation of reference from meaning, the long-held logical principle of the identity of the indiscernibles, and Wittgenstein's no-private-language philosophy.


VerbatimVerbatim: From the Bawdy to the Sublime, the Best Writing on Language for Word Lovers, Grammar Mavens, and Armchair Linguists by Erin McKean
A witty overview of the uses and abuses of the English language from the pages of Verbatim magazine features contributions by Richard Lederer, Jesse Sheidlower, Joe Queenan, Frederick Cassidy, and William Kunstler on everything from the use of language in the Bible to the components of a British soccer chant. Original. 20,000 first printing.


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