Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World

Nicholas Ostler

Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World

Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World

Nicholas Ostler

Noted linguist Nicholas Ostler brings together the tales of the world's languages in all their glorious variety in this unusual and authoritative "natural history of languages," offering a unique perspective on civilization through the ages. Maps. Charts. Lue lisää

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    • Kustantaja Harper Perennial
    • ISBN 9780060935726
    • Tuotekoodi 9780060935726
    • Kirjoittajat Nicholas Ostler
    • Kieli Englanti
    • Ilmestymispäivä 27.06.2006
    • Sivumäärä 615
    • Asiasanat Social History; World - General; Linguistics - General
    • Pituus (mm) 200.66
    • Leveys (mm) 137.16
    • Korkeus (mm) 48.26
    • Paino (g) 0.499

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Nicholas Ostler's Empires of the Word is the first history of the world's great tongues, gloriously celebrating the wonder of words that binds communities together and makes possible both the living of a common history and the telling of it. From the uncanny resilience of Chinese through twenty centuries of invasions to the engaging self-regard of Greek and to the struggles that gave birth to the languages of modern Europe, these epic achievements and more are brilliantly explored, as are the fascinating failures of once universal languages. A splendid, authoritative, and remarkable work, it demonstrates how the language history of the world eloquently reveals the real character of our planet's diverse peoples and prepares us for a linguistic future full of surprises.

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Noted linguist Nicholas Ostler brings together the tales of the world's languages in all their glorious variety in this unusual and authoritative "natural history of languages," offering a unique perspective on civilization through the ages. Maps. Charts. Lue lisää

Myymäläsaatavuus

Tuotetiedot

  • Näytä kaikki
    • Kustantaja Harper Perennial
    • ISBN 9780060935726
    • Tuotekoodi 9780060935726
    • Kirjoittajat Nicholas Ostler
    • Kieli Englanti
    • Ilmestymispäivä 27.06.2006
    • Sivumäärä 615
    • Asiasanat Social History; World - General; Linguistics - General
    • Pituus (mm) 200.66
    • Leveys (mm) 137.16
    • Korkeus (mm) 48.26
    • Paino (g) 0.499

Tuotekuvaus

Nicholas Ostler's Empires of the Word is the first history of the world's great tongues, gloriously celebrating the wonder of words that binds communities together and makes possible both the living of a common history and the telling of it. From the uncanny resilience of Chinese through twenty centuries of invasions to the engaging self-regard of Greek and to the struggles that gave birth to the languages of modern Europe, these epic achievements and more are brilliantly explored, as are the fascinating failures of once universal languages. A splendid, authoritative, and remarkable work, it demonstrates how the language history of the world eloquently reveals the real character of our planet's diverse peoples and prepares us for a linguistic future full of surprises.

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