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The Unfolding Of Language Paperback – 1 Jun 2006

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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Arrow (1 Jun. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780099460251
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099460251
  • ASIN: 0099460254
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.4 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 81 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 45,436 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"'Highly original... Brilliant... How did...regular and complex languages come to exist? Deutscher's chosen task is to unravel [a] paradox, and he does so brilliantly, witholding the secret with great skill. If I told you how it works, you wouldn't buy the book. Both clever and convincing... this book will stretch your mind' Independent on Sunday"

"'He really ought to be read...by anyone who persists in complaining that the English language is going to the dogs...Interesting and substantial' Sunday Telegraph"

"'Powerful and thrilling' Spectator"

"'I was enthralled by Guy Deutscher's The Unfolding of Language, a history of how words came to take the forms they do, and therefore a history of the forms of the human mind.'" (A.S. Byatt in the Guardian 'Books of the Year)

"Fascinating... Any curious reader...will find something worth knowing in The Unfolding of Language'" (Boston Globe)

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'Enthralling' A.S. Byatt

A brilliant and original exploration of how languages evolve and have evolved, comparable to Steven Pinker's The Language Instinct in its accessibility, wit and ambition.

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