How the Book Club works
Every 2 months the Book Club members receive an email with 3 books to choose from for their next meeting. After a week, results with the final selection are sent to everyone, so that all members have time to order and read (at least some of!) the book. At the end of the following month members meet up and discuss. Sometimes the authors join in. Sign up for the newsletter because we also attach discount codes from publishers. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
I have a question/ book suggestion/ funny dog picture. Whom do I contact?
Maria is running the Book Club. You can find her on Slack (both Women in Voice official Slack workspace and the dedicated Book Club Slack workspace); just DM @maria spyropoulou. Alternatively, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cat pictures also welcome.
We all had teachers who scolded us over the use of um, uh-huh, oh, like, and mm-hmm. But as linguist N. J. Enfield reveals in How We Talk, these “bad words” are fundamental to language.Whether we are speaking with the clerk at the store, our boss, or our spouse, language is dependent on things as commonplace as a rising tone of voice, an apparently meaningless word, or a glance — signals so small that we hardly pay them any conscious attention. Nevertheless, they are the essence of how we speak. From the traffic signals of speech to the importance of um, How We Talk revolutionizes our understanding of conversation. In the process, Enfield reveals what makes language universally — and uniquely — human.