DA’s Wordy Book Recommendations

GAT has kindly sent me the following snippet from The Week. It features DA’s word-obsessed book recommendations that would surely be of interest to many of you:

And we DA Trippers have also made a list of recommendations, a list that everyone is welcome to add to, as I will do forthwith: Le Ton Beau De Marot: In Praise Of The Music Of Language by Douglas Hofstadter is an ridiculously erudite book well worth reading, even if skimming over certain sections is well advised.

2 thoughts on “DA’s Wordy Book Recommendations

  1. The remainder bookshop The Book Grocer (www.bookgrocer.com), in Canberra and Melbourne, is selling Pam Peters’ “The Cambridge Guide to Australian English Usage” for $20! It’s very good.

  2. I recommend Nick Evans, ‘Dying Words: Endangered Languages and What They Have to Tell Us’.

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