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Having previously enjoyed works by this author, I had no hesitation in buying this book. A brilliant overview of world languages, it does not deal greatly with writing systems;... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Wildcat
My son found and recommended this book. It is an excellent choice for light reading on topic of common interest.Published 1 month ago by Bernard Metro
He's very much a specialist, and refers to obscure linguistic schools of thought (as if I cared) when making his particular point on some academic issue. Read morePublished 1 month ago by James Beauchamp
The study and history of language, I feel, is irresistibly interesting. This book is absolutely fascinating in taking us on a tour of various languages and the many surprises,... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dr.G.
I have enjoyed reading this book in pieces. It's easy to put down and pick up again at a later time and it stays interesting. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Joe Herman
Bought this book for a friend so I really don't have a review to give as of right now on their behalf.Published 5 months ago by Mark A. Burden
I read this book as an E-book and was extremely annoyed by links that did not work, phonetic alphabet that was unreadable, and misprints. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kirsten Refsing
A fascinating read, but a bit of a hard slog at times. Very interesting, I believe, for anyone interested in the language relationship to world history.Published 9 months ago by Robert Wright