The Unfolding of Language An Evolutionary Tour of Mankind's Greatest Invention

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Publisher's Synopsis

Guy Deutscher presents dozens of new insights into the nature and function of language, showing, for example, how languages 'decay', evolving and simplifying as a result of the laziness of the speakers, while also developing through the use of metaphor.

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Picador publishes outstanding international writing, fiction and non-fiction, in both hardback and paperback, and has numerous prize winners on its list. Picador has established a reputation for literary fiction with a broad commercial appeal, groundbreaking non-fiction, (particularly, reportage, literary biography and memoir) and a formidable poetry list, which has consistently won many of the major prizes.

Book information

ISBN: 9780805080124
Publisher: Picador
Imprint: Picador
Pub date:
DEWEY: 417.7
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 358
Weight: 422g
Height: 234mm
Width: 164mm
Spine width: 26mm