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The Secret Life of Language

Discover the Origins of Global Communication

Simon Pulleyn

Following an introduction to the different parts of speech, such as phonetics and syntax, this volume explores how different language families developed from common roots and how they are classified. It continues with an overview of the origins of writing, from ancient Mesopotamian pictograms to the development of alphabets, with numerous drawings supporting the explanations. Young adult
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  • Publisher: Cassell
  • Year: 2018
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 244x188mm
  • ISBN: 9781788400244
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.6kg
Product code:
514648
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