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The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language

By: J McWhorter

327 pages, B/w figs

Arrow Books

Paperback | Mar 2003 | #149940 | ISBN: 0099435241
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There can be few subjects of such widespread interest and fascination to anyone who reads as the strange ways of languages. John McWhorter introduces us to 'the natural history of language': from Russonorsk, a creole of Russian and Norwegian once spoken by trading fur trappers, to an Australian Aboriginal language which only has three verbs.


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