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The Prodigal Tongue by  Mark Abley - Hardcover - from World of Books Ltd (SKU: GOR011571157)

The Prodigal Tongue

The Prodigal Tongue by  Mark Abley - Hardcover - from World of Books Ltd (SKU: GOR011571157)

The Prodigal Tongue

by Abley, Mark

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ISBN 10
0434013900
ISBN 13
9780434013906
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Synopsis

An exhilarating exploration of how the world's languages are likely to transform and be transformed by their speakers Mark Abley, author of Spoken Here, takes the reader on a global journey like no other—from Singapore to Tokyo, from Oxford to Los Angeles, through the Internet and back in time. As much a travel book as a tour of words at play, The Prodigal Tongue goes beyond grammar and vocabulary to discover how language is irrevocably changing the people of the world in far-reaching ways. On his travels, Abley encounters bloggers, translators, novelists, therapists, dictionary makers, hip-hop performers, and Web-savvy teens. He talks to a married couple who corresponded passionately online before they met in “meatspace.” And he listens to teenagers, puzzling out the words they coin in chat rooms and virtual worlds. Everywhere he goes, he asks what the future is likely to hold for the ways we communicate. Abley balances a traditional concern for honesty and accuracy in language with a less traditional delight in the sheer creative energy of new words and expressions. Provocative, perceptive, and often hilarious, this is a book for everyone who cherishes the words we use.

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Bookseller
World of Books Ltd GB (GB)
Bookseller's Inventory #
GOR011571157
Title
The Prodigal Tongue
Author
Abley, Mark
Format/binding
Hardback
Book condition
Used - Good
Quantity-available
1
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0434013900
ISBN 13
9780434013906
Publisher
William Heinemann Ltd
This edition first published
2008

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