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The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language

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The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language - McWhorter, John

In this work, the author shares his expertise as a linguist to introduce us to Russonorsk, a creole of Russian and Norwegian once spoken by trading fur trappers in the summer, the ways in which Yiddish, a dialect of German, has been influenced by the grammar of Polish and a dialect of an Australian aboriginal language which only has three verbs. ... Read More

The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language 2003, Harper Perennial, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780060520854

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The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language 2003, Arrow Books Ltd, London / London

ISBN-13: 9780099435242

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The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language 2002, W.H. Freeman & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780716744733

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The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language 2002, William Heinemann Ltd, London / London

ISBN-13: 9780434007899

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