The secret life of pronouns What our words say about us

James W. Pennebaker

Book - 2011

Draws on groundbreaking research in computational linguistics to explain what language choices reveal about feelings, self-concept, and social intelligence, in a lighthearted treatise that also explores the language personalities of famous individuals.

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Published
New York, NY : Bloomsbury Press 2011.
Edition
1st U.S. ed
Language
English
Physical Description
xii, 352 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9781608194803
Main Author
James W. Pennebaker (-)
  • Discovering the secret life of the most forgettable words
  • Ignoring the content, celebrating the style
  • The words of sex, age, and power
  • Personality: finding the person within
  • Emotion detection
  • Lying words
  • The language of status, power, and leadership
  • The language of love
  • Seeing groups, companies, and communities through their words
  • Word sleuthing
  • A handy guide for spotting and interpreting function words in the wild.