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The Unfolding of Language by Guy Deutscher
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Mar 02, 2008

really liked it

Makes a compelling case for how the complex grammar of language could have evolved and provides a rich background on how metaphors become imbued within the language. The discussion on Semitic languages is a bit dense, but not having been familiar before with this concept of "all consonant stems" I was intrigued enough to keep wading in.

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