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Bestsellers of 2018

At Panini Press, we continue to be Committed to the life and career of the Working Linguistbut All Work and No Play makes Jack a Dull Vowel. For your Amusement and Edification, we collect here the Bestselling Fiction and Non-Fiction Books of 2018, from Panini Press. All are now available at Fine Book Retailers world-wide.❦पा

Literature and Fiction

  • The Alphabetist (25th Anniversary Edition), by Paulo Coelocutio

  • Mesolect and Holonymy, by Rupi Kauser

  • Where the Cardinal Vowels Sing, by Deliberativa Owens

  • Nine Perfective Strong Verbs, by Liane Mirativity

  • A Curve in the Tongue, by Julianne MacLexicon

  • Graze-the-Ridge Alveolars: A Novel, by Kevin Quantity

  • Beneath a “Scare Quote” Sky: A Novel, by Case-Marker Sullivan

  • Before WeINCL Were YoursEXCL: A Novel, by Lisa Wingate

  • The Great A♯ Tone: A Novel, by Kartvelian Hannah

  • True Places of Articulation: A Novel, by Sonorantja Yoerg

  • Every Aspirated Consonant: A Novel, by Nick & Les Speaks

  • One Day in Decipherment: A Novel, by Josie Silence

  • Just After Mid Vowel: A Novel, by Catherine Ryan Hypodiastole

  • Claiming Your Pretentious Faux Literary Genre Identity: “A Novel” (2018 Expanded Edition), by The Moderately Irked Editors of Panini Press

Mystery and Suspense

  • Pluperfect Subjunctive: A French Teacher Novel, by -ly Child

  • The Rising Tone, by Clive Cusser and Graham Down-Inflection

  • The Retconning: A Novel, by Join Greatdata

  • The Theory that Wouldn’t Die, by Morphemie Riches

  • The Present Is Missing: A Novel, by James Patoison & Bill Clickton

Young Adult

  • Fantastic Linguists and Where to Find Them, by J. K. Poyjnhr

  • A Thousand Onsets and Codas, edited by Ellen /Oʊ/ and Elsie Chapacuranman

  • The Phoneme /x/, by Elizabeth Accusativo

  • Darius the Great Vowel Shift Is Not Okay, by Adlib Khorram


  • Gerunds Can’t Dance, by Giles Andative

  • First 100 Words, by Register “Swadesh” Priddy

  • P Is for Pig, Not Pterodactyl: The Alphabet Book for Kids Too Stupid to Handle Words With Interesting Etymologies, by Raj Holophrasis


  • Who’s Boat is “Whose Boat”: Comments That Help in the Aftermath of a Bad English Grade, by Stephen Drumpf

  • ...And Then You Die of Dysentery: Lessons in Biblical Translation, by Desiderius Erasmus

Politics and History

  • Proof of Collocation: How Statistically Improbable Phrases Betray YouBigly, by Sð Abramson

  • A Higher Tonality: Transcription, Linguistics, and Low Pitch, by James Compensatory­lengthening

  • The Fifth Formant, by Macaronic Lewis

  • Form and Fortition: Inside the Mumpsimus Whitespace, by Michael Well-Fformedness

  • Loudership: In Turbulent Airstreams, by Doris Learns Moodwin

  • Grants, by Loan T’You-Now

  • Killing the ʃʃ: The Hunt for the Worst Word War II Criminals in History, by Bill O’Readability


  • Be/Coming: My Life with English Copulative Verbs, by Michelle Obelism

  • I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Velarized Alveolar Lateral, by Mich-ł McNamara

Science, Math, and Linguistics

  • Linguistics: It Doesn’t Matter After All (My Bad!), by J. K. Pushem

  • Benefactfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About Grammarand Why Languages Are Better Than You Think, by Hesternals Rosling


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