The Language of Food A Linguist Reads the Menu

The Language of Food  A Linguist Reads the Menu

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.

Author: Dan Jurafsky

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393245875

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

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A 2015 James Beard Award Finalist: "Eye-opening, insightful, and huge fun to read." —Bee Wilson, author of Consider the Fork 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.
Categories: Cooking

The Language of Food

The Language of Food

The Language of Food is an intriguing story with characters that leap off the page and live, but what sets it apart from it's contemporaries is Abbs' outstanding prose' Santa Montefiore ‘I love Abbs’s writing and the extraordinary, ...

Author: Annabel Abbs

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781398502246

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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‘I love Abbs’s writing and the extraordinary, hidden stories she unearths. Eliza Acton is her best discovery yet’ Clare Pooley, author of The Authenticity Project Eliza Acton, despite having never before boiled an egg, became one of the world’s most successful cookery writers, revolutionizing cooking and cookbooks around the world. Her story is fascinating, uplifting and truly inspiring. Told in alternate voices by the award-winning author of The Joyce Girl, and with recipes that leap to life from the page, The Language of Food by Annabel Abbs is the most thought-provoking and page-turning historical novel you’ll read this year, exploring the enduring struggle for female freedom, the power of female friendship, the creativity and quiet joy of cooking and the poetry of food, all while bringing Eliza Action out of the archives and back into the public eye. England 1837. Eliza Acton is a poet who dreams of seeing her words in print. But when she takes her new manuscript to a publisher, she’s told that ‘poetry is not the business of a lady’. Instead, they want her to write a cookery book. England is awash with exciting new ingredients, from spices to exotic fruits. That’s what readers really want from women. Eliza leaves the offices appalled. But when her father is forced to flee the country for bankruptcy, she has no choice but to consider the proposal. Never having cooked before in her life, she is determined to learn and to discover, if she can, the poetry in recipe writing. To assist her, she hires seventeen-year-old Ann Kirby, the impoverished daughter of a war-crippled father and a mother with dementia. Over the course of ten years, Eliza and Ann developed an unusual friendship – one that crossed social classes and divides – and, together, they broke the mould of traditional cookbooks and changed the course of cookery writing forever.
Categories: Fiction

The Language of Law and Food

The Language of Law and Food

This book reconsiders the use of food metaphors and the relationship between law and food in an interdisciplinary perspective to examine how food related topics can be used to describe or identify rules, norms, or prescriptions of all kinds ...

Author: Salvatore Mancuso

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000380422

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 244

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This book reconsiders the use of food metaphors and the relationship between law and food in an interdisciplinary perspective to examine how food related topics can be used to describe or identify rules, norms, or prescriptions of all kinds. The links between law and food are as old as the concept of law. Many authors have been using such links in creative ways to express specific features of law. This is because the language of food and cooking offers legal thinkers and teachers mouth-watering metaphors, comparing rules to recipes, and their combination to culinary processes. This collection focuses on this relationship between law and food and takes us far beyond their mere interaction, to explore different ways of using these two apparently so diverse elements to describe different phenomena of the legal reality. The authors use the link between food and law to describe different aspects of the legal landscape in different areas and jurisdictions. Bringing together metaphors and indirect correlations between law and food, the book explores different models of approaching legal issues and considering different legal challenges from a completely new perspective, in line with the multidisciplinary approach that leads comparative legal studies today and, to a certain extent, revisiting and enriching it. With contributions in English and French, the book will be of interest to academics and researchers working in the areas of law and food, law and language, and comparative legal studies.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Political Language of Food

The Political Language of Food

context and power in food rhetoric by concentrating on how the form of the political language of food—its constitutive elements—helps to account for its ...

Author: Samuel Boerboom

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498505567

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

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The Political Language of Food addresses why the language used in the production, marketing, selling, and consumption of food is inherently political. Food language is rarely neutral and is often strategically vague, which tends to serve the interests of powerful entities.Boerboom and his contributors critique the language of food-based messages and examine how such language—including idioms, tropes, euphemisms, invented terms, etc.—serves to both mislead and obscure relationships between food and the resulting community, health, labor, and environmental impacts. Employing diverse methodologies, the contributors examine on a micro-level the textual and rhetorical elements of food-based language itself. The Political Language of Food is both timely and important and will appeal to scholars of media studies, political communication, and rhetoric.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Eaten Word

The Eaten Word

Discusses the origins and meanings of culinary terms, food-related words used metaphorically, the symbolism of food language, and related words

Author: Jay Jacobs

Publisher: Birch Lane Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105018452362

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 254

View: 900

Discusses the origins and meanings of culinary terms, food-related words used metaphorically, the symbolism of food language, and related words
Categories: Health & Fitness

Eating Their Words

Eating Their Words

Author: Kim Burton

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106008757137

Category: Book collecting

Page: 20

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Categories: Book collecting

The Language of Hunter Gatherers

The Language of Hunter Gatherers

1.12 Conclusions We have argued in this introduction for a view of foragers that recognizes that they have significant agency when interacting with food ...

Author: Tom Güldemann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107003682

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 672

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Offers a linguistic window into contemporary hunter-gatherer societies, looking at how they survive and interface with agricultural and industrial societies.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language of Gender and Class

Language of Gender and Class

Transformation in the Victorian Novel Patricia Ingham ... Certainly this is how men in the novel read the language of food. Hortense Moore's foreign messes ...

Author: Patricia Ingham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134891344

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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The Language of Gender and Class challenges widely-held assumptions about the study of the Victorian novel. Lucid, multilayered and cogently argued, this volume will provoke debate and encourage students and scholars to rethink their views on ninteenth-century literature. Examining six novels, Patricia Ingham demonstrates that none of the writers, male or female, easily accept stereotypes of gender and class. The classic figures of Angel and Whore are reassessed and modified. And the result, argues Ingham, is that the treatment of gender by the late nineteenth century is released from its task of containing neutralising class conflict. New accounts of feminity can begin to emerge. The novels which Ingham studies are: * Shirley by Charlotter Bronte * North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell * Felix Holt by George Eliot * Hard Times by Charles Dickens * The Unclassed by George Gissing * Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
Categories: Literary Criticism

Cicero Catullus and the Language of Social Performance

Cicero  Catullus  and the Language of Social Performance

Lysidamus's opening canticum in the Casina ( 217a - 27 ) is filled with double language applicable to food and personality : there is nothing that has ...

Author: Brian A. Krostenko

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226454444

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

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Krostenko (classics, U. of Chicago) explores charm, wit, elegance, and style in Roman literature of the late Republic by tracking the origins, development, and use of the terms that described them, which he calls "the language of social performance." His sociolinguistic approach is to describe the relationship between the words themselves and the ideological categories they expressed. Included in his analysis are the growth of elite aestheticism, the Latin rhetorical tradition, performance in Cicero and Catullus, and the rise of Octavian and the death of the language of social performance. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR.
Categories: Fiction

The Discourse of Food Blogs

The Discourse of Food Blogs

related to the senses, with food-related sensory language playing an integral part of this investigation, especially as regards the use of metaphors.

Author: Daniela Cesiri

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429850004

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 157

This volume adopts a multidisciplinary perspective in analyzing and understanding the rich communicative resources and dynamics at work in digital communication about food. Drawing on data from a small corpus of food blogs, the book implements a range of theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches to unpack the complexity of food blogs as a genre of computer-mediated communication. This wide-ranging framework allows for food blogs’ many layered components, including recipes, photographs, narration in posts, and social media tie-ins, to be unpacked and understood at the structural, visual, verbal, and discourse level in a unified way. The book seeks to provide a comprehensive account of this popular and growing genre and contribute to our understandings of digital communication more generally, making this key reading for students and scholars in computer-mediated communication, multimodality, critical discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, and pragmatics.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Language of Fictional Television

The Language of Fictional Television

The focus of my own analysis will be on shared attitudes towards food, in particular the eating of meat. On the one hand, we can consider this as part of a ...

Author: Monika Bednarek

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441105271

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 645

With cases studies used throughout to help illustrate the more general points, this is an analysis of the most important characteristics of television dialogue, with a focus on fictional television. The book illustrates how we can fruitfully and systematically analyse the language of television.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Language of Medicine E Book

The Language of Medicine E Book

It serves as a passageway both for air traveling from the nose (nasal cavity) to the windpipe (trachea) and for food traveling from the oral cavity to the ...

Author: Davi-Ellen Chabner

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323597814

Category: Medical

Page: 1074

View: 300

Easily and effectively master medical terminology with Davi-Ellen Chabner's The Language of Medicine, 12th Edition! Using Chabner’s proven method of learning medical terms by studying them in the context of the human body, this highly-praised and best-selling text helps individuals of all educational backgrounds easily understand and remember important medical terminology by incorporating easy-to-follow explanations, logical and interesting examples, and countless reinforcement exercises. This new twelfth edition also features additional spotlight boxes on high-interest medical topics; updated medical scenario reports, laboratory tests, and clinical procedures; a new mini dictionary; additional in person stories, ADA-compliant resources, and more. No matter where your career path takes you, Chabner’s proven method for med term mastery will help keep you grounded. Fully interactive eBook on VitalSource verison includes open field answers and drop down lists, providing instant feedback and ability to print work pages. Simple and easy-to-understand explanations of terms enables learners with little or no previous medical or science background to easily grasp medical terms and concepts. Wide variety of interactive exercises provides multiple opportunities to reinforce and remember content. Practical applications in each chapter (including case reports, operative and diagnostic tests, laboratory and x-ray reports) help leaners apply knowledge to situations you will encounter in the clinical environment. Anatomy, physiology, and pathology coverage is presented in detail with clear illustrations and brilliant images to orient learners to the structure and function of the body system. This format offers the best context for learning the medical terms by showing readers how it is used in practice. Actual clinical procedures and lab tests are provided within the body system or medical specialty chapters to further demonstrate medical terminology in action. Abbreviations are covered in every chapter to help learners master the medical shorthand used in clinical practice. Pronunciations of terms appear at the ends of chapters along with phonetic spellings. Comprehensive glossaries (word parts to English and English to word parts) and appendices (plurals, abbreviations, drug resource, and hematologic lab reference) appear at the end of the text and serve as quick references for use in class and on the job. Error-prone abbreviations list derived from the Joint Commission alerts reader to abbreviations that should not be used in the clinical setting. Interactive learner resources on companion website provide users with endless practice building, spelling, listening to, and understanding medical terms, while providing instant feedback.
Categories: Medical

The Language of Jokes in the Digital Age

The Language of Jokes in the Digital Age

A different set of memes pokes fun at Italians' relationship with food. One image macro consists of the image of a plate of pasta with a superimposed ...

Author: Delia Chiaro

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351379953

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 166

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In this accessible book, Delia Chiaro provides a fresh overview of the language of jokes in a globalized and digitalized world. The book shows how, while on the one hand the lingua-cultural nuts and bolts of jokes have remained unchanged over time, on the other, the time-space compression brought about by modern technology has generated new settings and new ways of joking and playing with language. The Language of Jokes in the Digital Age covers a wide range of settings from social networks, e-mails and memes, to more traditional fields of film and TV (especially sitcoms and game shows) and advertising. Chiaro’s consideration of the increasingly virtual context of jokes delights with both up-to-date examples and frequent reference to the most central theories of comedy. This lively book will be essential reading for any student or researcher working in the area of language and humour and will be of interest to those in language and media and sociolinguistics.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Language of Dogs

The Language of Dogs

NO NEGOTIATIONS Food is a tool in training. It is not the reason that your dog accepts training. We carefully avoid getting into the business of bribing.

Author: Justin Silver

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781982181215

Category: Pets

Page: 256

View: 386

The star of the television show "Dog in the City" presents his advice on dog training, emphasizing the importance of knowing a dog's unique personality and focusing on positive commands.
Categories: Pets

Critical Perspectives on Food Sovereignty

Critical Perspectives on Food Sovereignty

In many ways, the Union Paysanne ideologically represents everything that the UPA is not.14 Both use the language of food sovereignty, albeit with very ...

Author: Marc Edelman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317424512

Category: Science

Page: 370

View: 943

This volume is a pioneering contribution to the study of food politics and critical agrarian studies, where food sovereignty has emerged as a pivotal concept over the past few decades, with a wide variety of social movements, on-the-ground experiments, and policy innovations flying under its broad banner. Despite its large and growing popularity, the history, theoretical foundations, and political program of food sovereignty have only occasionally received in-depth analysis and critical scrutiny. This collection brings together both longstanding scholars in critical agrarian studies, such as Philip McMichael, Bina Agarwal, Henry Bernstein, Jan Douwe van der Ploeg, and Marc Edelman, as well as a dynamic roster of early- and mid-career researchers. The ultimate aim is to advance this important frontier of research and organizing, and put food sovereignty on stronger footing as a mobilizing frame, a policy objective, and a plan of action for the human future. This volume was published as part one of the special double issue celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Journal of Peasant Studies.
Categories: Science

An Anthropology of Indirect Communication

An Anthropology of Indirect Communication

By the 1980s, studies of food as a language declined as the criticism of structuralism grew. Goody (1982) and Mennell (1985) claimed that struc- turalism ...

Author: Joy Hendry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134539185

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 986

Sometimes we convey what we mean not by what we say but by what we do. This type of indirect communication is sometimes called 'indirection'. From patent miscommunication, through potent ambiguity to pregnant silence this incisive collection examines from a rare anthropological perspective the many aspects of indirect communication. From a Mormon Theme Park to carnival time on Montserrat the contributors analyse indirection by illustrating how food, silence, sunglasses, martial arts and rudeness call constitute powerful ways of conveying meaning. An Anthropology of Indirect Communication is an engaging text which provides a challenging introduction to this subject.
Categories: Social Science

Retailing and the Language of Goods 1550 1820

Retailing and the Language of Goods  1550   1820

33 See, for example, John Bohsted (2013), The Politics of Provision: Food Riots, Moral Economy and Market Transition in England c.

Author: Nancy Cox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317064503

Category: History

Page: 258

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In this book the author explores the various meanings assigned to goods sold retail from 1550 to 1820 and how their labels were understood. The first half of the book focuses on these labels and on mercantile language more broadly; how it was used in trade and how lexicographers and others approached what, for them, were new vocabularies. In the second half, the author turns to the goods themselves, and their relationships with terms such as ’luxury’, ’choice’ and ’love’; terms that were used as descriptors in marketing goods. The language of objects is a subject of ongoing interest and the study of consumables opens up new ways of looking at the everyday language of the early modern period as well as the experiences of trade and consumption for both merchant and consumer.
Categories: History