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The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language Paperback – Illustrated, January 1, 2003

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John McWhorter, associate professor of linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, is the author of The Word on the Street. He lives in Oakland, California.


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  • Item Weight : 9.3 ounces
  • Paperback : 350 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 006052085X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0060520854
  • Dimensions : 5.31 x 0.79 x 8 inches
  • Publisher : Harper Perennial; Softcover Edition (January 1, 2003)
  • Language: : English
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