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    Hello, writers!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Vorsher, Feb 3, 2014.

    Hello there, fellow keyboard clackers!

    I'm interested in interacting with other writers in order to stay motivated as well as to give/receive feedback. I'm working on a new project at the moment, and at this stage of my writing journey I feel as though it's important to open up to others a bit more and hopefully get some fresh eyes on my work. I'm also looking forward to seeing what other people are writing and discussing.

    On a random note, I'm also very interested in Linguistics. Right now I'm reading The Language Instinct by Steven Pinker, and it's pretty interesting. I recommend it.
     
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    Welcome Vorsher, from a relative newbie.

    Sadly the closest I ever got to reading about linguistics was "The Languages of Pao" by Jack Vance.
     
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    Hi, Bryan! Thanks for the welcome.

    I haven't read that book, but the wiki page says it's based on the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, which is something I know a fair bit about. Was it a good book?
     
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    Welcome to the forum. :)

    I read Pinker's The Language Instinct as an undergrad. He has a gift for making the subject approachable.

    Please have a look through the Forum Rules, and the FAQ as a start.

    Have fun! :D

    Wrey
     
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    Thanks, Wreybies!

    Yes, he certainly does. I've read a couple of his books now and I'm surprised by how much he draws me in. As much as I love Linguistics, there are plenty of boring texts on the subject.

    Okay, I'll go and have a look. Cheers!
     
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    I enjoyed it at the time, and Jack Vance is once of the greats, so I think it's worth a read.
     
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