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Originally published in 1976 by legendary Welsh novelist and critic Raymond Williams, Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society offers a fascinating and timeless lens on language from a cultural rather than etymological standpoint, examining the history of over 100 familiar yet misunderstood or ambiguous words, from ‘art’ to ‘nature’ to ‘welfare’ to ‘originality.’

Originally published in 1976 by legendary Welsh novelist and critic Raymond Williams, Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society offers a fascinating and timeless lens on language from a cultural rather than etymological standpoint, examining the history of over 100 familiar yet misunderstood or ambiguous words, from ‘art’ to ‘nature’ to ‘welfare’ to ‘originality.’

The Unfolding of Language by Guy Deutscher || Great read for those of us who have a passing interest in linguistics. It doesn't linger on the mechanics, it's focused more on the speculative history--which is precisely what I prefer. It doesn't read like a dry college text, it is written for laypeople (i.e., dumbed-down for folks like me, thank goodness).

The Unfolding of Language by Guy Deutscher || Great read for those of us who have a passing interest in linguistics. It doesn't linger on the mechanics, it's focused more on the speculative history--which is precisely what I prefer. It doesn't read like a dry college text, it is written for laypeople (i.e., dumbed-down for folks like me, thank goodness).

Words from the endangered Native America language Salish.  I have no idea what they mean, but they're awfully pretty sounding.  Something about the phonetic construction reminds me of French.

Words from the endangered Native America language Salish. I have no idea what they mean, but they're awfully pretty sounding. Something about the phonetic construction reminds me of French.

Kalender, Viktorianischen Ära, Victorian Porträts, Viktorianischen Interieurs, Viktorianischen Frauen, Viktorianischen Kleidern, 1870er Jahre Mode, Vintage-fotografien, Geschichte

As beautiful as the English language may be, it isn’t without insufficiencies. C. J. Moore’s curates the most poetic of them — rich words and phrases from other langauges that don’t have an exact translation in English, but convey powerful, deeply human concepts, often unique to the experience of the culture from which they came.

Words on Words: Five Timelessly Stimulating Books About Language

As beautiful as the English language may be, it isn’t without insufficiencies. C. J. Moore’s curates the most poetic of them — rich words and phrases from other langauges that don’t have an exact translation in English, but convey powerful, deeply human concepts, often unique to the experience of the culture from which they came.

Grasping Grammar: They're There Their  Memorize this one - spelling and sounds.   (Print by Christopher Rice at AllPosters.com)

Grasping Grammar: They're There Their

Grasping Grammar: They're There Their Memorize this one - spelling and sounds. (Print by Christopher Rice at AllPosters.com)

1994 wurde er wegen Mordes an seiner Ex-Frau Nicole Brown Simpson, von der er 1992 geschieden worden war, und ihrem Liebhaber Ronald Goldman angeklagt. Als klar wurde, dass O. J. Simpson Hauptverdächtiger sein würde, floh er in einem Geländewagen vor der Polizei, die ihn festnehmen wollte. Die Verfolgungsjagd quer durch Beverly Hills wurde live von einem US-amerikanischen Fernsehsender übertragen. Es war die erste „Verbrecherverfolgungsfahrt“, die live per Hubschrauber übertragen wurde. In…

Zeitschriften-Cover haben manchmal eine große Aussagekraft, einmal kann man sie nur aus dem Zeitgeschehen heraus verstehen, ein anderes Mal sprechen die Bilder für sich.

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