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HorsefeathersHorsefeathers: And Other Curious Words by Charles Earle Funk
If readers have ever wondered why the candy is called butterscotch; why a certain Southern food is called a hushpuppy; or why log supports in a fireplace are known as andirons, or, sometimes, firedogs; then they'll be fascinated by the origins of the over 600 words discussed in "a book that gets curiouser and curiouser as it goes along" ("San Francisco Chronicle").


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.


Tracks That SpeakTracks That Speak: The Legacy of Native American Words in North American Culture by Charles L. Cutler
Cutler offers 70 fascinating studies, each focusing on a particular word borrowed from a Native American language. He tells readers about the words themselves and about the things they stood--and stand--for, illuminating not only the roles these things played in traditional Indian societies but also the roles they continue to play in America today.


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