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Author Jurafsky, Dan, 1962- author.

Title The language of food : a linguist reads the menu / Dan Jurafsky.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    641.32 JUR    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    641.32009 JUR    Available
Edition First edition.
Description 246 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-227) and index.
Contents How to read a menu -- Entrée -- From sikbāj to fish and chips -- Ketchup, cocktails, and pirates -- A toast to toast -- Who are you calling a turkey? -- Sex, drugs, and sushi rolls -- Potato chips and the nature of the self -- Salad, salsa, and the flour of chivalry -- Macaroon, macaron, macaroni -- Sherbet, fireworks, and mint juleps -- Does this name make me sound fat? : why ice cream and crackers have different names -- Why the Chinese don't have dessert.
Subject Food -- History
Food -- Terms and phrases.
Dinners and dining -- Terms and phrases.
Food habits -- History
English language -- Etymology.
ISBN 9780393240832 (hbk.)
0393240835 (hbk.)

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