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Popular Nonfiction Books about Linguistics

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Check out these nonfiction books about linguistics! They're fun and readable but don't require a linguistics degree to understand. There's something for everyone, no matter what you're interested in.

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YA Fiction & Memoir About Language and Linguistics

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These books are fiction or memoir, but all of them deal with language or linguistic identity. As you read, you might think about how characters' identities are connected to their language, or what beliefs about language are represented in the book. It's also interesting to see how authors represent different languages or dialects in writing!

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TED Talks

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Websites & Other Resources

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Podcasts about Linguistics and Language

There are so many great linguistics podcasts out there!

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