Your cart is empty
The Secret Life Of Language: Discover The Origins Of Global Communication [Paperback-2018]
Simon Pulleyn
Available
List Price :     £12.99
Our Price :     Rs.1675.00   Rs.1340
You Save :     335 (20%)

Payment

Delivery

Free delivery across Pakistan on order of Rs.1000 and above

Pre-payment {Credit Card [Visa & Master], Easy Paisa, Bank Transfer}
Cash on Delivery

Within 2-3 days on all pre-paid orders
Within 7-10 days on all Cash on Delivery orders
Next day delivery in Lahore on orders placed till 1 pm [working days only]

Description

Category:LinguisticsLinguisticsLinguistics-Lin
Publisher: Cassell Uk | ISBN: 9781788400244 | Pages: 192

This book looks at how language has evolved around the globe from ancestral proto-languages to our recognisable modern tongues. It demonstrates how language has been shaped by social and cultural influences, and even explains how our anatomy affects the articulation, and therefore evolution, of words. Discover the surprising stories behind the origin of the written word, the difficulties of decipherment and the challenge of inventing from scratch languages such as Dothraki. Combining expert analysis with accessible narrative and fun illustrations, The Secret Life of Language makes even the complex topics of philology, morphology and phonology easy to understand.

About the Author

Simon Pulleyn fell in love with languages at school and has been studying them ever since. He read Latin and Ancient Greek at Oxford taking Indo-European Comparative Philology and General Linguistics as his special subject. His doctorate was on prayer in ancient Greek religion and made use of much comparative material from other languages and cultures. He taught Classics at Oxford for almost a decade. He has just completed a large book on Homer s Odyssey for Oxford University Press. He is also a Fellow of the Oxford Institute for Animal Ethics and has lectured and published on topics concerning animals in classical antiquity.

Also by the Same Author
View All

Bestsellers in This Category

Arabic Sociolin...

[Paperback-2009]

reem bassiouney
Rs. 1916
Linguistics: A ...

[Paperback-2014]

david hornsby
Rs. 1020
View All