Book: The Unfolding of Language

This looks like an interesting book: The Unfolding of Language by Guy Deutscher.

logo-evo-language-med.jpg“Language is mankind’s greatest invention – except of course, that it was never invented.” So begins linguist Guy Deutscher’s investigation into the evolution of language. No one believes that the Roman Senate sat down one day to design the complex system that is Latin grammar, and few believe, these days, in the literal truth of the story of the Tower of Babel. But then how did there come to be so many languages, and of such elaborate design?

2 Responses to “Book: The Unfolding of Language”

  1. Richard Nelson Says:

    Why the inactive link to the Omloop Het Volk?

  2. monado Says:

    Oops. I was parking the link until I had time to copy it and start another article when there was a system glitch and I lost the text of this post. When I re-started Mozilla, the text was back so I just published it right away without reviewing. I’ve removed the stray link.

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