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READER Û DOC The Story of Human Language 9781565859456 ✓ ❄ [KINDLE] ✽ The Story of Human Language By John McWhorter ➝ – Insolpro.co.uk I never met a person who is not interested in language wrote the bestselling author and psychologist Steven Pinker There are good reasons that language fascinatesI never met a person who is not interested in language wrote the bestselling author and psychologist Steven Pinker There are good reasons that language fascinates us so It not only defines humans as a species placing us head and shoulders above even the most proficient animal communicators but it also beguiles us with its endless mysteries For example How did different languages come to be? Why isn’t there just a single language? How does a language change and when it does is that change indicative of decay or growth? How does a language become extinct? Dr John McWhorter one of America’s leading linguists and a freuent commentator on network television and National Public Radio addresses these and other uestions as he takes you on an in depth 36 lecture tour of the development of human language showing how a single tongue spoken 150000 years ago has evolved into the estimated I'm hoping this is about words than it is about the production of them Understanding Linguistics The Science of Language my last book was really not Fricatives bilabials and vocoids are not anything like as interesting as cognates dialects and creoles A cognate is the same word in different languages that relates to the original language I am also interested in why we use peculiar words that no other language uses An example is Do Do you want to are you going to do Other languages get by saying what the issue is and not bothering with do I like all that Looking forward to a good readFricatives are consonants f s v z and sounds like the ch of Bach the Ll of Llanwern Bilabials are p b and m where both lips are used to produce the sound Vocoids are common or garden vowels See I did learn something

The Story of Human LanguageI never met a person who is not interested in language wrote the bestselling author and psychologist Steven Pinker There are good reasons that language fascinates us so It not only defines humans as a species placing us head and shoulders above even the most proficient animal communicators but it also beguiles us with its endless mysteries For example How did different languages come to be? Why isn’t there just a single language? How does a language change and when it does is that change indicative of decay or growth? How does a language become extinct? Dr John McWhorter one of America’s leading linguists and a freuent commentator on network television and National Public Radio addresses these and other uestions as he takes you on an in depth 36 lecture tour of the development of human language showing how a single tongue spoken 150000 years ago has evolved into the estimated I'm hoping this is about words than it is about the production of them Understanding Linguistics The Science of Language my last book was really not Fricatives bilabials and vocoids are not anything like as interesting as cognates dialects and creoles A cognate is the same word in different languages that relates to the original language I am also interested in why we use peculiar words that no other language uses An example is Do Do you want to are you going to do Other languages get by saying what the issue is and not bothering with do I like all that Looking forward to a good readFricatives are consonants f s v z and sounds like the ch of Bach the Ll of Llanwern Bilabials are p b and m where both lips are used to produce the sound Vocoids are common or garden vowels See I did learn something

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The Story of Human Language Æ The Case Against the World’s First Language 13 The Case For the World’s First Language 14 Dialects Subspecies of Species 15 Dialects Where Do You Draw the Line? 16 Dialects Two Tongues in One Mouth 17 Dialects The Standard as Token of the Past 18 Dialects Spoken Style Written Style 19 Dialects The Fallacy of Blackboard Grammar 20 Language Mixture Words 21 Language Mixture Grammar 22 Language Mixture Language Areas 23 Language Develops Beyond the Call of Duty 24 Language Interrupted 25 A New Perspective on the Story of English 26 Does Culture Drive Language Change? 27 Language Starts Over Pidgins 28 Language Starts Over Creoles I 29 Language Starts Over Creoles II 30 Language Starts Over Signs of the New 31 Language Starts Over The Creole Continuum 32 What Is Black English? 33 Language Death The Problem 34 Language Death Prognosis 35 Artificial Languages 36 Finale Master Class Really fascinating material here I'd consider listening to another lecture series by this author However he did have some odd choices of example or phrasing For the most part I didn't have any problems and he tends to use cats as comparisons to languages a lot which I found very cute But every now and then he'd say something that would make me pause and which felt a bit weird I can't remember them now they weren't bad enough to make me remember them and they certainly weren't intentionally offensive Just weirdAs to the course itself I expected a slightly different approach than he took He acknowledged this at the end mentioning that if he had bought the course as a listener he would have expected this to be a set on how words change and enter a language The last lecture was exactly and entirely that and after listening to it I am glad the course wasn't what I expected It turns out that the story of how languages grow and change and die and form is a lot interesting than I had realized Highly recommended for anyone interested in Linguistics TEXT â The Story of Human Language Ö John McWhorter

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John McWhorter Ö The Story of Human Language BOOK 6000 languages used around the world todayAn accomplished scholar Professor McWhorter is also a skilled popularizer whose book The Power of Babel was called startling provocative and remarkably entertaining by the San Diego Union TribuneThe London Times called him a born teacher And Steven Pinker best known as the author of The Language Instinct offered this praise for the book McWhorter’s arguments are sharply reasoned refreshingly honest and thoroughly originalCourse Lecture Titles1 What Is Language? 2 When Language Began 3 How Language Changes Sound Change 4 How Language Changes Building New Material 5 How Language Changes Meaning and Order 6 How Language Changes Many Directions 7 How Language Changes Modern English 8 Language Families Indo European 9 Language Families Tracing Indo European 10 Language Families Diversity of Structures 11 Language Families Clues to the Past 12 Highly informative engaging and extremely easy to follow The lecture series focused on how and why language is different around the world and how it changed over time It is a longer series than most but it flew by