The Story of Language

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Allen & Unwin, 1952 - Language and languages - 493 pages
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The formation and development of language from the dawn of history to mid-twentieth century.

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User Review  - jsoos - LibraryThing

A bit of a scholarly discussion. Great work spanning languages around the world with many examples used to provide insight to the point given. Provides an overview of language and how it has been ... Read full review

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Fascinating account of the evolution of language. As an english speaker I learned a lot about why our spelling is so difficult and why we have roughly three times the vocabulary of other Indo-European ... Read full review

Contents

The History of Language I NonLinguistic Systems of Communication
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Theories of Language Beginning
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The Family Relationships of Language
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