LJ Best Books 2016

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Language Arts, February 2017 | Best Sellers

May 2016 to date as identified by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO

  1. Enough Said: What’s Gone Wrong with the Language of Politics?
    Thompson, Mark
    St. Martin’s Press
    2016. ISBN 9781250059574. $27.99
  2. The Kingdom of Speech
    Wolfe, Tom
    Little, Brown
    2016. ISBN 9780316404624. $26
  3. In Praise of Profanity
    Adams, Michael
    Oxford University Press
    2016. ISBN 9780199337583. $17.95
  4. What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves
    Bergen, Benjamin K.
    Basic Books: Perseus
    2016. ISBN 9780465060917. $27.99
  5. Are Some Languages Better Than Others?
    Dixon, Robert M.W.
    Oxford University Press
    2016. ISBN 9780198766810. $40
  6. Raciolinguistics: How Language Shapes Our Ideas About Race
    Alim, H. Samy
    Oxford University Press
    2016. ISBN 9780190625696. $34.95
  7. Words on the Move: Why English Won’t—and Can’t—Sit Still (Like, Literally)
    McWhorter, John H.
    Henry Holt
    2016. ISBN 9781627794718. $28
  8. Decoding Chomsky: Science and Revolutionary Politics
    Knight, Chris
    Yale University Press
    2016. ISBN 9780300221466. $30
  9. Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century
    Wolf, Maryanne
    Oxford University Press
    2016. ISBN 9780198724179. $24.95
  10. Impossible Languages
    Moro, Andrea
    MIT Press
    2016. ISBN 9780262034890. $21.95
  11. Spellbound: Rethinking the Alphabet
    McDaniel, Craig
    Intellect Ltd.
    2016. ISBN 9781783205493. $43
  12. The Price of Linguistic Productivity: How Children Learn To Break the Rules of Language
    Yang, Charles D.
    MIT Press
    2016. ISBN 9780262035323. $45
  13. Text + Field: Innovations in Rhetorical Method
    McKinnon, Sara L.
    Pennsylvania State University Press
    2016. ISBN 9780271072104. $34.95
  14. How Gender Shapes the World
    Aikhenvald, Alexandra Y.
    Oxford University Press
    2016. ISBN 9780198723752. $105
  15. Accidence Will Happen: A Reformed Pedant’s Guide to English Language and Style
    Kamm, Oliver
    Pegasus Books
    2016. ISBN 9781681771472. $26.95
  16. Spoken Discourse
    Jones, Rodney H.
    Bloomsbury Academic
    2016. ISBN 9781472589903. $128
  17. Why Write? A Master Class on the Art of Writing and Why It Matters
    Edmundson, Mark
    Bloomsbury
    2016. ISBN 9781632863058. $26
  18. Bilingualism Across the Lifespan: Factors Moderating Language Proficiency
    Nicoladis, Elena
    American Psychological Association
    2016. ISBN 9781433822834. $79.95
  19. Ethnographic Perspectives on Academic Writing
    Paltridge, Brian
    Oxford University Press
    2016. ISBN 9780194423878. $51.88
  20. The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
    Gilliver, Peter
    Oxford University Press
    2016. ISBN 9780199283620. $65
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