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1.0 out of 5 stars Really not sure, 3 Oct 2011
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This review is from: The Power Of Babel: A Natural History of Language (Kindle Edition)
I am puzzled by the inconsistency of quality of this book. I read the kindle version, and the first think that strikes is the poor punctuation. Missing full stops, and obviously he cannot see the difference between a dash and a hyphen, which is unsettling. Then there are many poor analogies with American popular culture, most of which I didn't get. On the other hande, there is interesting data, and many conclusions that make a lot of sense. Also the analogies between language evolution and biological evolution are very relevant and appropriate.
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Initial post: 15 Jun 2013 11:39:09 BDT
Last edited by the author on 15 Jun 2013 11:39:28 BDT
You wrote "On the other hande"

What is "hande"

For someone that pretends to be a purist in grammar you dont apply the same rule to yourself

Your review is poor and sterile, centered in form and not in substance. At least you should have given a higher rating if it is as you say that there are interesting things

If I had to leave a rating to your review you would have gotten a zero or probably negative one.

People cannot be too anal ytic and ignore the fact that the rating system is a tool for others for their decision making when buying.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jun 2013 14:10:40 BDT
And therefore my recommendation is "Do not buy the kindle version which I read". As for my typos, sorry, but I don't ask for money, unlike the author of this book.
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