The Power of Babel

A Natural History of Language

by John H. McWhorter

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Title
The Power of Babel
Subtitle
A Natural History of Language
Author
John H. McWhorter

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Book Summary

Chronicles the origins and evolution of language from the appearance of the first language about 150,000 years ago in East Africa to the approximately six thousand language varieties of today. Reprint.

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