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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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            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
            Interest Age 14+ years
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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
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism

            Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            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 What makes the...m powerful The reason why so many of us binge Manson documentaries by the dozen and fall down rabbit holes researching suburban moms gone QAnon is because we're looking for a satisfying explanation for what causes people to join-and more importantly, stay in-extreme groups. We secretly want to know: could it happen to me Amanda Montell's argument is that, on some level, it already has . . . Our culture tends to provide pretty flimsy answers to questions of cult influence, mostly having to do with vague talk of brainwashing. But the true answer has nothing to do with freaky mind-control wizardry or Kool-Aid. In Cultish, Montell argues that the key to manufacturing intense ideology, community, and us/them attitudes all comes down to language. In both positive ways and shadowy ones, cultish language is something we hear-and are influenced by-every single day. Through juicy storytelling and cutting original research, Montell exposes the verbal elements that make a wide spectrum of communities cultish, revealing how they affect followers of groups as notorious as Heaven's Gate, but also how they pervade our modern start-ups, Peloton leaderboards, and Instagram feeds. Incisive and darkly funny, this enrapturing take on the curious social science of power and belief will make you hear the fanatical language of cultish everywhere.
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            ISBN 9780063244689
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Journey of Humanity: The Origins of Wealth and Inequality

            The Journey of Humanity: The Origins of Wealth and Inequality (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Galor, Oded

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            A bold retelling of the entire human story from one of the world's pre-eminent thinkers What causes living standards to rise? Why are some countries so much richer than others? How might all humans thrive and survive? In The Journey of Humanity, Oded Galor offers a revelatory exp...lanation of how humanity escaped a life of subsistence poverty and began to enjoy previously unthinkable wealth and longevity. It shows why this process took place so much earlier and faster in some regions while it is only just taking place in others, and explains why so many of our efforts to improve lives have failed and how they might succeed. As humanity faces its greatest ever test, this book of urgent truths speaks across the political divide to arrive at universal lessons that are both hopeful and profound, revealing the keys not only to our species' thriving but to our survival.
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            ISBN 9781847926920
            Released NZ 12 Apr 2022
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Nine Nasty Words: English in the Gutter - Then, Now, and Forever
             

            Nine Nasty Words: English in the Gutter - Then, Now, and Forever (Hardback)

            By McWhorter, John

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            One of the preeminent linguists of our time examines the realms of language that are considered shocking and taboo in order to understand what imbues curse words with such power--and why we love them so much --

            ISBN 9780593188798
            Released NZ 20 Jul 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Journey of Humanity: The Origins of Wealth and Inequality
             

            The Journey of Humanity: The Origins of Wealth and Inequality (Hardback)

            By Galor, Oded

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            A grand unifying theory of human flourishing and inequality from one of the world''s pre-eminent thinkers In a captivating journey from the dawn of human existence to the present and back again, world-renowned thinker Oded Galor offers a solution to the two seminal and interrelat...ed mysteries of human flourishing and inequality.
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            ISBN 9781847926913
            Released NZ 7 May 2022
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Researching Workplace Discourse: A sociolinguistic perspective
             

            Researching Workplace Discourse: A sociolinguistic perspective (Hardback)

            By Marra, Meredith

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            • Pub Date
              31 Dec 23
            ISBN 9781138777583
            Released NZ 31 Dec 2023
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Grammar of Identity: Intensifiers and Reflexives in Germanic Languages
             

            The Grammar of Identity: Intensifiers and Reflexives in Germanic Languages (Paperback)

            By Gast, Volker

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            This original treatment of an extremely complex and interesting subject matter within Germanic languages and theoretical linguistics, investigates why intensifiers and reflexives are formally indistinguishable in so many languages around the world.

            ISBN 9781138868311
            Released NZ 7 Apr 2015
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics
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            Multilingual Encounters in Europe's Institutional Spaces
             

            Multilingual Encounters in Europe's Institutional Spaces (Paperback)

            Edited by Unger, Dr Johann W.; Krzyzanowski, Professor Michal; Wodak, Professor Ruth

            • RRP: $76.99
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            Looks at the implementation and future dimensions of multilingualism within national and supranational institutions.

            ISBN 9781474254748
            Released NZ 27 Aug 2015
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Advances in Sociolinguistics
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