The Power Of Babel A Natural History Of Language. All language is in a constant process of simplifying itself or perhaps its more accurate to say streamlining and spoken language leads the way with writing a slow follower. The Power of Babel A Natural History of Language by Professor of Linguistics John McWhorter 9780060520854 Paperback 2003.
A Natural History of Language Paperback Professor of Linguistics John McWhorter Published. We all like the idea of saving a bit of cash so when we found out how many good quality used books are out there - we just had to let you know. Feb 02 2012 The power of Babel.
The power of Babel.
Jan 01 2003 John McWhorter helped rekindle my lifelong love of language with his excellent book The Power Of Babel a title pregnant with meaning and a damned fine pun to boot. What I was hoping to find is a general history of the basic language roots eg. As promised by the subtitle the book is a natural history of language showing how a hypothesized first language could mutate into all the languages spoken on the Earth today. Mar 09 2002 The Power of Babel.