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I've bought it but not read it yet!

Looks interesting...
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0674363345/103-9932617...846&s=books&v=glance

I did English Language at uni, but like to read around the subject more now xx
 
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Just for future reference, if you could include the name of the book somewhere in your post, people wouldn't have to click on the link to see the author and title.
 
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Never read it, but just requested it from the library. Thanks for the tip!


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Hepburn, let us know what you think of it.
 
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I will do...I might save it for my xmas treat (SUCH a word nerd!) LOL xxx
 
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Any updates, hep, you fellow wordnerd you?
 
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Based on the review, his thesis seems fragile. Who says we don't "groom each other?" Maybe not in his circles. However, I will concede that our culture is irrationally touch phobic, probably due to religious taboos, not to natural tendencies. Indeed, I wonder just how much our humanness, or lack thereof, is informed by our taboos. And since other primates don't have glottises shaped the way ours are, they can't form words as we do. But that's a "chicken/egg" business.
 
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