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            Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism
             

            Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism (Hardback)

            By Montell, Amanda

            • RRP: $55.00
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            • Pub Date
              31 Jan 22

            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
            Released NZ 31 Jan 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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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

            • RRP: $44.00
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            • Pub Date
              16 Dec 21

            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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            Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism
             

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

            By Montell, Amanda

            • RRP: $37.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Dec 21

            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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            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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            N Word
             

            N Word (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Asim, Jabari

            • RRP: $41.99
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            Asim traces the roots and meanings behind the racial slur and argues that using the word keeps blacks at the bottom of America's socioeconomic ladder. He also proves there is a place for this word in the mouths and on the pens of those who truly understand its twisted history.

            ISBN 9780547053493
            Publisher Houghton Mifflin
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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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            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.

            • RRP: $44.99
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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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            50 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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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

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            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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            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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            Language Contact and Language Conflict in Arabic
             

            Language Contact and Language Conflict in Arabic (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Rouchdy, Aleya

            • RRP: $111.00
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            This volume contains 28 studies on a range of topics in Arabic sociolinguistics, including the relationship between dialectology and sociolinguistics, and Arabic outside the Arab world.

            ISBN 9780415567794
            Released NZ 20 Nov 2009
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Arabic Linguistics Series
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