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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.

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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

Little Tommy Purr (Hardcover)

Little Tommy Purr (Hardcover) - Racey Helps A funny little children's book. It's hopelessly sugar-sweet about naughty Tommy becoming a good little Tom, but also delightfully cute. The illustrations are also quite nice, though not as interesting for cat freaks as Louis Wain, for example.