Slip of the Tongue: Talking About Language

Slip of the Tongue: Talking About Language

KatieHaegele / May 28, 2020

Slip of the Tongue Talking About Language Drawing from personal experiences to explore a wide range of topics in linguistics this clever memoir looks at the ways people use language to communicate to make art and simply to survive It begin

  • Title: Slip of the Tongue: Talking About Language
  • Author: KatieHaegele
  • ISBN: 9781621060116
  • Page: 268
  • Format: Paperback
  • Drawing from personal experiences to explore a wide range of topics in linguistics, this clever memoir looks at the ways people use language to communicate, to make art, and simply to survive It begins with descriptions of the rich linguistic history of the author s family, her evolution as a feminist and an artist, and the influence of her lively hometown of PhiladelphiaDrawing from personal experiences to explore a wide range of topics in linguistics, this clever memoir looks at the ways people use language to communicate, to make art, and simply to survive It begins with descriptions of the rich linguistic history of the author s family, her evolution as a feminist and an artist, and the influence of her lively hometown of Philadelphia Personal and conversational, the book connects history to the present with research, interviews, and musings on digital technology and the contemporary state of the English language Taking a traditionally niche subject outside of academia, this meditation on language examines its subjects with both intellectual vigor and tremendous heart.

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    1. My words are insufficient to describe my enjoyment of this book. Katie Haegele brings the reader into her thoughts and carefully works through the moment where that language made an impact on her. The essays are complete, though never fully decisive. She seems to understand that there is always more to learn and more to say on any given topic, but that what she has said is what she needs to say, at least for the moment. (I think a reading group or a meet the author event would be so interesting [...]


    2. It's going to be difficult for my next book to not be a disappointment. This seems a bit of a dramatic statement for a book about language; however, Slip of the Tongue is not just about words. As with all the best books, it says something about the human condition with the premise serving as a medium for something of far greater substance.I found myself repeatedly declaring "Yes. Yes! That's it exactly!" Sometimes to my cat, yet others to my husband, depending on who was closest to my reading ch [...]


    3. I received this book as a First Read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I minored in linguistics in college, and like Katie Haegele, I love taking language apart, discovering the ways it intertwines with culture and examining how it grows and changes. However, make no mistake; this book is no linguistics textbook. Rather, it reads like a great conversation with an old friend over a cup of coffee after linguistics class.Most of the book is written in the first person, almost like a memoir, so when I [...]


    4. To read this book is to be indulged in the most enveloping, entertaining and exquisite language. Katie Haegele writes in a way that draws you in to her intelligent, honest and enquiring mind with such ease and assuredness.You won't want to leave her. I love this author. I read this book in two days flat and it would have taken me less time if I wasn't trying to eak it out to enjoy it for longer. I tried to pace myself - but I couldn't help myself. For lovers of language and culture as well as fo [...]


    5. Book started off with insightful reflections on language; how we learn and use it for many purposes . However toward the latter part of the book the author seems to get off track on personal issues and the tone changes to more like a diary read. Nonetheless I did enjoy the slant in her use of several languages at times poetic and less pedantic than expected. An easy read with humor and linguistic threads woven throughout.


    6. I just found out that I won this book in a First Reads giveaway. I am excited to receive and read this book. I'll post more after I've read it.UPDATE: The first thing I have to say is that I know Katie Haegele. We've never met face-to-face, but six, eight years ago, we corresponded the old-fashioned way, via the U.S. Postal Service. The second thing I have to say is that when I entered the giveaway for this book, I didn't realize that Katie Haegele was the author. I didn't realize she was the au [...]


    7. If blatant disuse of the Oxford Comma is going to send you into a white hot nerd rage, then turn back now.If you know how much power, either positive or negative, a single word can have, then read this book. If you long to find a word for nostalgia for something that is unknowable, then read this book. If you enjoy turn of phrase, handwriting or knowing where words come from, read this book. Slip of the Tongue: Talking About Language touches on every subject from etymology, to tagging, to histor [...]


    8. I was hoping for more on the author's knowledge and experience in the academic/professional world with studying linguistics (which there were, but not as much as I had expected). I didn't care for some of her rantings (albeit brief) that went a bit off tangent (she strongly disliked people who pretend to adapt "Nerd Culture" as a fashion trend and people who joke about others who watch Jersey Shore as not being "book smart").I liked the chapter on kaiho/Hiraeth/Sehnsucht and the meanings behind [...]


    9. This book was delicious and was the first book in a while that I had read for me - most of the books I read are for my Gr. 6/7 English students, but I am so glad I happened up on this one! It was at once light-hearted and profound. It brought me back to thoughts and wonderings I'd had since childhood about language and brought up new questions I had never thought of. It was manageable and unintimidating but always left me thinking. I learned so many new words and felt like I got to take a wonder [...]


    10. Slip of the Tongue: Talking About Language, Katie Haegele’s latest book is filled with ruminations on how we use language, how it has changed, and perhaps how it can even change us.Filled with personal essays reminiscing on how English’s past is still part of the present, even when it doesn’t seem like it, journalism filled with warmth, and wit, Haegele will change how you think about language forever.Check out the full review on Utne Reader.


    11. I loved this book with every fiber of my being. Katie Haegele's musings about language, her life, and the role that language plays in our society/the world is absolutely perfect. Her witticisms, hopes, fears and rawness were evident with every essay in her book. I left learning things about our language that I hadn't expected to learn going in to the book. The look into language, and how it affects our daily interactions was taken on a run with her witty chapters about greeting, and words that h [...]


    12. Another charming, fresh, honest book from Katie Haegele. I read this in one evening, so it really was like sitting down with a friend for tea or a good sangria and chatting the night away. But this isn't to say it's trivial or fluff; rather, it's probing, insightful, vulnerable, jovial. Plus, it's all about how we interact with language. A great read!


    13. A refreshing treat for lovers of language and the written word. Haegele's writing style is easily approachable. Her memoirs read like short stories - each one descriptive, unique and thoughtful. I was thoroughly entertained - hands down the best random bookstore find I've ever read!



    14. I am surprised how much I enjoyed this collection of essays. Don't be discouraged by the title. It is about life.



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