The Resource The language of food : a linguist reads the menu, Dan Jurafsky

The language of food : a linguist reads the menu, Dan Jurafsky

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The language of food : a linguist reads the menu
Title
The language of food
Title remainder
a linguist reads the menu
Statement of responsibility
Dan Jurafsky
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Stanford University professor and MacArthur Fellow Dan Jurafsky peels away the mysteries from the foods we think we know. Thirteen chapters evoke the joy and discovery of reading a menu dotted with the sharp-eyed annotations of a linguist. Jurafsky points out the subtle meanings hidden in filler words like "rich" and "crispy," zeroes in on the metaphors and storytelling tropes we rely on in restaurant reviews, and charts a microuniverse of marketing language on the back of a bag of potato chips. The fascinating journey through The Language of Food uncovers a global atlas of culinary influences. With Jurafsky's insight, words like ketchup, macaron, and even salad become living fossils that contain the patterns of early global exploration that predate our modern fusion-filled world. From ancient recipes preserved in Sumerian song lyrics to colonial shipping routes that first connected East and West, Jurafsky paints a vibrant portrait of how our foods developed. A surprising history of culinary exchange--a sharing of ideas and culture as much as ingredients and flavours--lies just beneath the surface of our daily snacks, soups, and suppers
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
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Jurafsky, Dan
Dewey number
641.3009
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Food
  • Food
  • Dinners and dining
  • Food habits
  • English language
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The language of food : a linguist reads the menu, Dan Jurafsky
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-227) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9780393351620
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)931686413
  • 587977
  • (OCoLC)ocn931686413
  • 587977
Label
The language of food : a linguist reads the menu, Dan Jurafsky
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9780393351620
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)931686413
  • 587977
  • (OCoLC)ocn931686413
  • 587977

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