Planet Word. Stephen Fry J.P. Davidson

ISBN: 9780718157746

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Hardcover

445 pages


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Planet Word. Stephen Fry  by  J.P. Davidson

Planet Word. Stephen Fry by J.P. Davidson
| Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 445 pages | ISBN: 9780718157746 | 7.79 Mb

From feral children to fairy-tale princesses, secrets codes, invented languages - even a language that was eaten! - Planet Word uncovers everything you didnt know you needed to know about how language evolves. Learn the tricks to politicalMoreFrom feral children to fairy-tale princesses, secrets codes, invented languages - even a language that was eaten! - Planet Word uncovers everything you didnt know you needed to know about how language evolves. Learn the tricks to political propaganda, why we can talk but animals cant, discover 3,000-year-old clay tablets that discussed beer and impotence and test yourself at textese - do you know your RMEs from your LOLs?

Meet the 105-year-old man who invented modern-day Chinese and all but eradicated illiteracy, and find out why language caused the go-light in Japan to be blue. From the dusty scrolls of the past to the unknown digital future, and with (heart) the first graphic to enter the OED, are we already well on our way to a language without words?



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