I keep Virginia Tufte's Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style on the shelf -- it's like a Kama Sutra of the English sentence.Erard reports that he's "working on another book, about language superlearners and the upper limits of the ability to speak and learn languages, to be titled Babel No More." Stay tuned, language lovers!
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