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            Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism
             

            Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism (Hardback)

            By Montell, Amanda

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            The author of the widely praised Wordslut analyzes the social science of cult influence: how cultish groups from Jonestown and Scientology to SoulCycle and social media gurus use language as the ultimate form of power. What makes cults so intriguing and frightening?

            ISBN 9780062993151
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Speak Not: Empire, Identity and the Politics of Language
              

            Speak Not: Empire, Identity and the Politics of Language (Hardback)

            By Griffiths, James

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            As we stand at the brink of a terminal decline in the world's languages, and the rise of the hegemonic 'super-tongue', this is a personal and engaging account of how we can stop the race towards the extinction of linguistic diversity.

            ISBN 9781786999696
            Released NZ 16 Dec 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Through the Language Glass: Why The World Looks Different In Other Languages
             

            Through the Language Glass: Why The World Looks Different In Other Languages (Paperback)

            By Deutscher, Guy

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            An odyssey that takes us from Homer to Darwin, from scientists to savages, from the corridors of Yale to the rivers of the Amazon, from how to name the rainbow to why Russian water - a 'she' - become a 'he' once you have dipped a tea bag into her. It explores some of the fascinat...ing questions about language, culture and the human mind.
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            ISBN 9780099505570
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2011
            Publisher Cornerstone
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World
             

            Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bergstrom, Carl T.; West, Jevin D.

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            Bullshit isn't what it used to be. Now, two science professors give us the tools to dismantle misinformation and think clearly in a world of fake news and bad data. Misinformation, disinformation, and fake news abound and it's increasingly difficult to know what's true. Our media... environment has become hyperpartisan. Science is conducted by press release. Startup culture elevates bullshit to high art. We are fairly well equipped to spot the sort of old-school bullshit that is based in fancy rhetoric and weasel words, but most of us don't feel qualified to challenge the avalanche of new-school bullshit presented in the language of math, science, or statistics. In Calling Bullshit, Professors Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West give us a set of powerful tools to cut through the most intimidating data. You don't need a lot of technical expertise to call out problems with data. Are the numbers or results too good or too dramatic to be true? Is the claim comparing like with like? Is it confirming your personal bias? Drawing on a deep well of expertise in statistics and computational biology, Bergstrom and West exuberantly unpack examples of selection bias and muddled data visualization, distinguish between correlation and causation, and examine the susceptibility of science to modern bullshit. We have always needed people who call bullshit when necessary, whether within a circle of friends, a community of scholars, or the citizenry of a nation. Now that bullshit has evolved, we need to relearn the art of skepticism.
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            ISBN 9780525509202
            Publisher Random House
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            Toku Reo, Toku Ohooho: Ka Whawhai Tonu Matou
              

            Toku Reo, Toku Ohooho: Ka Whawhai Tonu Matou (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Maori language ed.)

            By Winitana, Chris

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            (Maori language version) After over 150 years of colonisation, a number of tenacious and determined Maori individuals have struggled to ensure the survival of their language. This book, co-published with Te Taua Whiri i te Reo Maori, describes the revival of the Maori language th...rough Waitangi Tribunal claims and the establishment of Maori institutions such as kohanga reo, the Maori Language Commission, Maori Broadcasting Authority and Maori Television. It includes interviews and photographs of key people and events.
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            ISBN 9781869693787
            Published NZ 1 Jul 2011
            Publisher Huia Publishers
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            My Language, My Inspiration
              

            My Language, My Inspiration (Paperback)

            By Winitana, Chris

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            English language version) After over 150 years of colonisation, a number of tenacious and determined Maori individuals have struggled to ensure the survival of their language. This book, co-published with Te Taua Whiri i te Reo Maori, describes the revival of the Maori language t...hrough Waitangi Tribunal claims and the establishment of Maori institutions such as kohanga reo, the Maori Language Commission, Maori Broadcasting Authority and Maori Television. It includes interviews and photographs of key people and events.
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            ISBN 9781869693794
            Published NZ 1 Jul 2011
            Publisher Huia Publishers
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            Languages Are Good For Us
             

            Languages Are Good For Us (Hardback)

            By Hardach, Sophie

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            A celebration of the huge linguistic diversity that is open to all of us at birth, and that has inspired and fascinated humans since the invention of speech.

            ISBN 9781789543926
            Publisher Head of Zeus
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            Questions About Language: What Everyone Should Know About Language in the 21st Century
             

            Questions About Language: What Everyone Should Know About Language in the 21st Century (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Bauer, Laurie; Calude, Andreea S.

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            Questions about Language sets out to answer, in a readily available format, questions which journalists and members of the public ask linguists all the time. Covering frequently asked questions about language, this is essential reading for both students new to language and lingui...stics and the interested general reader.
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            ISBN 9780367175016
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Nga Pepeha a nga Tipuna: The Sayings of the Ancestors
             

            Nga Pepeha a nga Tipuna: The Sayings of the Ancestors (Paperback)

            By Grove; MEAD

            This collection contains more than 2,500 pepeha, or "sayings of the ancestors," that were gathered and compiled from all over New Zealand over a 20-year period. More than just proverbs, pepeha include charms, witticisms, figures of speech, and boasts, and they are featured in the... formal speeches heard every day on the marae and in the oral literature handed down from past generations. These expressions provide a rich source of vocabulary, using metaphor and an economy of words to show language that enriches the Maori of today.
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            ISBN 9780864734624
            Published NZ 14 Apr 2015
            Publisher Victoria University Press
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            Political Correctness Gone Mad?
             

            Political Correctness Gone Mad? (Paperback)

            By Peterson, Jordan B.; Fry, Stephen; Dyson, Michael Eric; Goldberg, Michelle

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            Has political correctness gone too far?

            ISBN 9781786076045
            Publisher Oneworld Publications
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