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The Story of Human Language

John McWhorter

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The Story of Human Language (2004) by John McWhorter investigates the evolution of language, from its most basic beginnings to today’s dying languages. The goal is not only to inform readers about the history and inner workings of world languages, but to also challenge their assumptions about what a language does and how it accomplishes that...

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The Story of Human Language (2004) by John McWhorter investigates the evolution of language, from its most basic beginnings to today’s dying languages. The goal is not only to inform readers about the history and inner workings of world languages, but to also challenge their assumptions about what a language does and how it accomplishes that...