Tag Archives: history of language

  1. Bryson, Bill. THE MOTHER TONGUE: ENGLISH AND HOW IT GOT THAT WAY

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    October 14, 2015 by ethelfritha

    There’s a temptation, when discussing something as intimate to the identity of a culture as language, to take a self-congratulatory …
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  2. Sacks, David. LANGUAGE VISIBLE: THE MYSTERY OF THE ALPHABET FROM A TO Z

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    September 15, 2015 by ethelfritha

    Do you know why English always has a “U” after “Q”? Well, I do, and I’ll tell you. Once upon …
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  3. Ostler, Nicholas. EMPIRES OF THE WORD: A LANGUAGE HISTORY OF THE WORLD

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    September 4, 2015 by ethelfritha

    I’ll be honest. Practically the only reason I’m posting about this book is because it took me approximately 9,842 years …
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