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Qwallath

Hi, I'm Oscar, a historical linguist from the Netherlands who also likes to write about music, games, and history. Check out my longer blog posts and other writings on Sub Specie.

Currently reading

Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo
Mary Douglas
Signs: an Introduction to Semiotics
Thomas A. Sebeok, Marcel Danesi
Language and Space
Lynn Nadel, Mary A. Peterson, Paul Bloom
De geschiedenis van de speelkaart - Han Janssen

NR: Han Janssen - De geschiedenis van de speelkaart

Gobi: Barndommens måne - Tor Åge Bringsværd

NR: Tor Åge Bringsværd - Gobi: Barndommens måne

Playing in the Dark : Whiteness and the Literary Imagination - Toni Morrison

NR: Toni Morrison - Playing in the Dark

Aniara. En revy om människan i tid och rum - Harry Martinson, Bo Beskow

NR: Harry Martinson - Aniara. En revy om människan i tid och rum

Digital Culture, Play, and Identity: A World of Warcraft Reader - Jill Walker Rettberg, Hilde G. Corneliussen

NR: Corneliussen & Rettberg (eds) - Digital Culture, Play, and Identity: A World of Warcraft Reader

Race, Gender, and Deviance in Xbox Live: Theoretical Perspectives from the Virtual Margins  - Kishonna L. Gray

NR: Kishonna L. Gray - Race, Gender, and Deviance in Xbox Live

Titus Alone (Penguin Modern Classics) - Mervyn Peake

NR: Mervyn Peake - Titus Alone

Synthetic Worlds: The Business and Culture of Online Games - Edward Castronova

NR: Castronova - Synthetic Worlds: The Business and Culture of Online Games

Yiddish Policemen's Union - Michael Chabon

NR: Michael Chabon - The Yiddish Policemen's Union

Speech Play: Research and Resources for Studying Linguistic Creativity (University of Pennsylvania publications in conduct & communication) - Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett

NR: Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (ed.) - Speech Play

Language: An Introduction to the Study of Speech - Edward Sapir

NR: Edward Sapir - Language

The Swords of Lankhmar -  Fritz Leiber

NR: Fritz Leiber - The Swords of Lankhmar

Critical Play: Radical Game Design - Mary Flanagan

NR: Mary Flanagan - Critical Play

What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy - James Paul Gee

NR: James Paul Gee - What Video Games Have To Teach Us About Learning And Literacy

Speech Play and Verbal Art - Joel Sherzer

NR: Joel Sherzer - Speech Play and Verbal Art

The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren - Iona Opie, Peter Opie

NR: Opie & Opie - The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren. Bound to be lots of nice stuff in here on children's (language) games.