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From the early Dark Ages to the Renaissance it was widely believed that the language spoken in the Garden of Eden was a perfect language, expressing all possible things, and that all current languages were its decadent descendants. This is an investigation into the history of this idea.

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The Search for the Perfect Language 1997, Fontana Press, London

ISBN-13: 9780006863786

Mass-market paperback

The Search for the Perfect Language 1995, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780631174653

Hardcover