The Loom of Language
It is at the same time a history of language, a guide to foreign tongues, and a method for learning them. It shows, through basic vocabularies, family resemblances of languages—Teutonic, Romance, Greek—helpful tricks of translation, key combinations of roots and phonetic patterns. It presents by common-sense methods the most helpful approach to the mastery of many languages; it condenses vocabulary to a minimum of essential words; it simplifies grammar in an entirely new way; and it teaches a languages as it is actually used in everyday life.
But this book is more than a guide to foreign languages; it goes deep into the roots of all knowledge as it explores the history of speech. It lights up the dim pathways of prehistory and unfolds the story of the slow growth of human expression from the most primitive signs and sounds to the elaborate variations of the highest cultures. Without language no knowledge would be possible; here we see how language is at once the source and the reservoir of all we know.
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A wonderfully compelling book, when I read it cover to cover in high school. Easy to read, packed with comparative information. Although I've gone much farther in my study of languages and of linguistics, this book will remain dear to my heart forever. Read full review
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There is so much great information in here that it requires repeat readings over several years, especially Part II. (I'm on my first pass.) Consider this book a meta-manual for learning how to learn ... Read full review
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The Loom of Language I have been reading one book since Christmas. I have just finished it now. I normally read a thick novel in a couple of days to a week ...
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Frederick Bodmer, The Loom of Language, ed. Lancelot Hogben (NY: W. W. Norton, 1944). It is written by a non-linguist, but offers a good survey. ...
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Another book with which his name is now always associated was Frederick Bodmer's The Loom of Language, which Hogben edited. Though trained as a scientist, ...
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