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Book
246 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • How to read a menu
  • Entrée
  • From sikbāj to fish and chips
  • Ketchup, cocktails, and pirates
  • A toast to toast
  • Who are you calling a turkey?
  • Sex, drugs, and sushi rolls
  • Potato chips and the nature of the self
  • Salad, salsa, and the flour of chivalry
  • Macaroon, macaron, macaroni
  • Sherbet, fireworks, and mint juleps
  • Does this name make me sound fat? : why ice cream and crackers have different names
  • Why the Chinese don't have dessert.
Why do we eat toast for breakfast, and then toast to good health at dinner? What does the turkey we eat on Thanksgiving have to do with the country on the eastern Mediterranean? Can you figure out how much your dinner will cost by counting the words on the menu? In The Language of Food, 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 flavors-lies just beneath the surface of our daily snacks, soups, and suppers. Engaging and informed, Jurafsky's unique study illuminates an extraordinary network of language, history, and food. The menu is yours to enjoy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393240832 20160616
Green Library
THINK-53-01, THINK-53-01
Book
177 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
This is an examination of the effect of cultural tradition on the Japanese language. It offers an insight into the unique nuances of Japanese language and thought and charts the development of the Japanese language. An exploration of the intimate relationship between language and life- style, psychology, and culture. Suzuki convincingly illustrates the dangers of isolating words from their cultural context, and focuses on the types of misperceptions that result from such widely held practices.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9784770027801 20160619
Green Library
THINK-53-01, THINK-53-01
Video
1 videodisc (114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Young widow Tanpopo attempts to start a small ramen noodle restaurant. She has little success until she meets Gorō, a cowboy-hat-wearing truck driver who decides to helps her to make the perfect bowl of top ramen. A story that features various subplots and an eclectic group of supporting characters, all of whom have expressively passionate relationships with food.
Media & Microtext Center
THINK-53-01, THINK-53-01
Video
1 videodisc (114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
"Tampopo" follows a young widow who runs a small noodle restaurant in Tokyo and Goro, a cowboy hat wearing truck driver, as they attempt to devise the perfect bowl of top ramen.
Media & Microtext Center
THINK-53-01, THINK-53-01
Book
xiii, 242 p. ; 23 cm.
People use metaphors every time they speak. Some of those metaphors are literary - devices for making thoughts more vivid or entertaining. But most are much more basic than that - they're "metaphors we live by", metaphors we use without even realizing we're using them. In this book, George Lakoff and Mark Johnson suggest that these basic metaphors not only affect the way we communicate ideas, but actually structure our perceptions and understandings from the beginning. Bringing together the perspectives of linguistics and philosophy, Lakoff and Johnson offer an intriguing and surprising guide to some of the most common metaphors and what they can tell us about the human mind. And for this new edition, they supply an afterword both extending their arguments and offering a fascinating overview of the current state of thinking on the subject of the metaphor.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226468013 20160528
Green Library, Philosophy Library (Tanner)
THINK-53-01, THINK-53-01