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The Unfolding of Language by Guy Deutscher
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Dec 25, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction, langauge, evolution
Recommended for: anyone wondering how we got to "here" from "uuh"

Wow, I loved this book. I often wonder about where language came from. How could such a complex system evolve? It surely didn't just apparate out of thin air. So then how did it happen?
Reading this book I discovered that other peole have pondered these exact same thoughts. Guy Deutcher, for one, has spent many days and nights wondering about the origins of human language - and has even come up with some pretty astounding ideas. He presents his beliefs in a logical way. They make sense and are easy to follow. He has devoted his live to these questions, and has developed novel yet complete ideas. I loved this book and have recommended it to several friends. Are you curious? Give it a go.
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