The New York Times Book of Language and Linguistics

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Editor Nicholas Wade and several award-winning "New York Times" journalists explore the mysterious roots of language in this book. Their coverage ranges from the efforts to chronicle ancient languages to the examination of fossil records to determine whether Neanderthals had language, and around the evolutionary bend to the study of chimpanzees and their ability to "talk" using sign boards to convey fear, hunger and their deceptive sense of humour. Chapters expound upon: "The History of Language"; "Archaeology and Language" ...

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