Talk on the Wild Side: The Untameable Nature of Language by Lane Greene
English | September 20th, 2018 | ISBN: 1781258066 | 240 Pages | EPUB | 0.85 MB
Language is a wild animal: rough, ambiguous, inconsistent in countless ways. But that just makes it all the more tempting to tame it. Many have tried, from sticklers for supposedly correct grammar to inventors of supposedly perfect languages; from software engineers working on machine translation to governments that see language management as politics by another means. But when you enter the lair of a wild beast, you can be lucky to escape with your wits.