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Power of Babel by McWhorter, John H.
Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language
by McWhorter, John H.
 
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, McWhorter reminds us of the variety within the species that speaks them, and argues that, contrary to popular perception, language is not immutable and hidebound, but a living, dynamic entity that adapts itself to an ever-changing human environment.
 
Published 2003 by HarperCollins, Paperback, 352 Pages, ISBN: 9780060520854, ISBN-10: 006052085X, List Price $13.99.

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