John Algeo Quote

A community is known by the language it keeps, and its words chronicle the times. Every aspect of the life of a people is reflected in the words they use to talk about themselves and the world around them. As their world changes — through invention, discovery, revolution, evolution, or personal transformation — so does their language.


Fifty Years Among the New Words: A Dictionary of Neologisms 1941-1991 (1991)

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A community is known by the language it keeps, and its words chronicle the times. Every aspect of the life of a people is reflected in the words they ...

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A community is known by the language it keeps, and its words chronicle the times. Every aspect of the life of a people is reflected in the words they ...

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A community is known by the language it keeps, and its words chronicle the times. Every aspect of the life of a people is reflected in the words they ...

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A community is known by the language it keeps, and its words chronicle the times. Every aspect of the life of a people is reflected in the words they ...