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The Power of Babel by John McWhorter
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Apr 13, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction
Recommended to Rachel by: NPR
Read from July 07 to September 01, 2014

I love languages, and I love reading about how different languages express concepts. Reading this book made me understand why I say in Spanish that I am happy reflexively and in English I don't. I really wish I spoke a non-European language now. Maybe when I retire I'll take up Shona or Miao. Anyway, if you a really interested in languages and how they change and don't change, I recommend this book.

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message 1: by heather (new)

heather I have The Story of Human Language by McWhorter on mp3's if you interested. I listen to it at least once a year.

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