The Power of Babel

The Power of Babel

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There are approximately 6,000 languages on Earth today, each a descendant of the tongue first spoken by Homo sapiens some 150,000 years ago. While laying out how languages mix and mutate over time, a noted linguistics professor argues that language is a living, dynamic entity that adapts itself to an ever-changing human environment.

ISBN: 9780060520854

Published Date: January 1, 2003

Publisher: Harper Collins

Language: English

Page Count: 329

Size: 8.19" l x 5.07" w x 1.07" h