Language: An Introduction to the Study of Speech
by Edward Sapir
Language In Relation To A Unified Theory Of The Structure Of Human Behaviour
by Kenneth Pike
Aspects of the Theory of Syntax
by Noam Chomsky
On Understanding Grammar
by Talmy Givón
Making It Explicit: Reasoning, Representing & Discursive Commitment
by Robert Brandom
Putting people and things into categories is something we all do. It’s a useful shortcut but reveals biases. And it plays a role in everything from ethnic violence to childhood development, as psychologist Susan Gelman explains.
Does the world look different in other languages? Are there words that cannot be translated? Is it OK to say disinterested when you mean uninterested? Lane Greene, who writes the Economist’s “Johnson” column on language, dispels some of the popular but misguided ideas many of us have about language.