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DAN JURAFSKY at Books Inc. Palo Ato

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Stanford University Linguist and Mac Arthur-fellow Dan Jurafsky peels away the mysteries from the foods that we think we know with his joyous exploration, The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu.

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.
Stanford University Linguist and Mac Arthur-fellow Dan Jurafsky peels away the mysteries from the foods that we think we know with his joyous exploration, The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu.

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.
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