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The Language of Names

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The Language of Names by Justin Kaplan
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As delightful and playful as it is profound and serious, The Language of Names is an absolute original -- a fascinating book that reveals us to ourselves, that demonstrates the endless variety of ways in which names shape our daily lives. Drawing on social and literary history, psychology and anthropology, anecdotes, and life stories, biographer Justin Kaplan and novelist Anne Bernays have written a fascinating account of names and naming in contemporary society that touches on class structure, ethnic and religious practices, manners, and everyday life. Graceful, eloquent, and richly informed, The Language of Names explores and illuminates our favorite subject -- ourselves.
Release date NZ
March 1st, 1999
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Imprint
Touchstone
Pages
260
Dimensions
140x216x14
ISBN-13
9780684838670
Product ID
1679719

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