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What Language Is

And What It Isn't and What It Could Be

What Language Is( )
Author: McWhorter, John
ISBN:978-1-59240-625-8
Publication Date:Aug 2011
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint:Gotham
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $26.00
Book Description:

New York Times bestselling author and renowned linguist, John McWhorter, explores the complicated and fascinating world of languages. From Standard English to Black English; obscure tongues only spoken by a few thousand people in the world to the big ones like Mandarin - What Language Is celebrates the history and curiosities of languages around the world and smashes our assumptions about "correct" grammar. An eye-opening tour for all language lovers,...
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Book Details
Pages:240
Detailed Subjects: Language Arts & Disciplines / Linguistics / Etymology
Language Arts & Disciplines / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.83 x 8.55 x 0.98 Inches
Book Weight:0.87 Pounds



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