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The Origin of Language: Tracing the Evolution of the Mother Tongue - Merritt Ruhlen
The Origin of Language: Tracing the Evolution of the Mother Tongue
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The Origin of LanguageA critically acclaimed journey back through time in search of the Mother Tongue and the roots of the human family"Invites the reader to learn and apply the common process used by linguists." —Science News"This book represents exactly the kind of thinking that is needed to... show more
The Origin of LanguageA critically acclaimed journey back through time in search of the Mother Tongue and the roots of the human family"Invites the reader to learn and apply the common process used by linguists." —Science News"This book represents exactly the kind of thinking that is needed to pull historical linguistics out of its twentieth-century doldrums. . . . [W]ithout a doubt, a very readable book, well adapted to its popularizing aim." —LOS Forum"Believing that doing is learning, Ruhlen encourages his readers to try their hand (and eye) at classifying languages. This exercise helps us appreciate the challenges inherent in this fascinating and controversial science of comparative linguistics." —Booklist"Ruhlen is a leader in the new attempt to write the unified theory of language development and diffusion." —Library Journal"A powerful statement [and] also a wonderfully clear exposition of linguistic thinking about prehistory. . . . [Q]uite solid and very well presented." —Anthropological Science
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780471159636 (0471159638)
Publisher: Wiley
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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