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The Secret Life of Pronouns

What Our Words Say About Us

By James W. Pennebaker
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The Secret Life of Pronouns: What Our Words Say About Us by James W. Pennebaker

The Secret Life of Pronouns (2011) shines a light on the everyday language that we seldom pay attention to, revealing the ways in which it serves as a window into our personality and our social connections.

  • Linguists, psychologists and grammar nerds from all disciplines
  • Anyone interested in what language can reveal about others and ourselves

James W. Pennebaker is the chair of the Psychology department at the University of Texas at Austin, and is author of Writing to Heal and Opening Up.

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