Other-Wordly: Words Both Strange and Lovely from Around the World

Discover words to surprise, delight, and enamor Learn terms for the sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees, for dancing awkwardly but with relish, and for the look shared by two people who each wish the other would speak first Other Wordly is an irresistible gift for lovers of words and

The Lost Words

From Acorn to Weasel a gorgeous, hand illustrated, large format spellbook celebrating the magic and wonder of the natural world All over the country, there are words disappearing from children s lives Words like Dandelion, Otter, Bramble, Acorn and Lark represent the natural world of childhood, a

The Language Hoax: Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language

Japanese has a term that covers both green and blue Russian has separate terms for dark and light blue Does this mean that Russians perceive these colors differently from Japanese people Does language control and limit the way we think, such that each language gives its speakers a different worl

The Prodigal Tongue: The Love-Hate Relationship Between American and British English

An American linguist teaching in England explores the sibling rivalry between British and American English English accents are the sexiest Americans have ruined the English language Such claims about the English language are often repeated but rarely examined Professor Lynne Murphy is on the

Last Night's Reading: Illustrated Encounters with Extraordinary Authors

Irresistible illustrations of authors and the charming, wise, and hilarious things they say at their readingsWhy do we go to book readings For a chance to see the authors we love come to life off the page, answering our questions and proving to be the brilliant, witty people we catch glimpses of th