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Secret Language

Codes, Tricks, Spies, Thieves, and Symbols

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Secret Language by Barry J. Blake
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Description

This book is about language designed to mean what it does not seem to mean. Codes protect secrets. Symbol and magic hide meanings to imperil or delight. Languages made to confuse let insiders talk openly without being understood by others. Barry Blake looks in depth at these and many more and illuminates the most arcane and curious uses of language.

Author Biography

Barry Blake taught at La Trobe University for many years. He is an expert on all aspects of language and a well known authority on Australian Aboriginal languages. His most recent book, All About Language was published by Oxford University Press in 2008.
Release date NZ
July 7th, 2011
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Line Drawings, Tables
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
342
Dimensions
130x191x27
ISBN-13
9780199691623
Product ID
10418623

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