The New York Times Book of Language and Linguisticsby Nicholas Wade (Editor)
In the latest book in the series, editor Nicholas Wade and several award-winning journalists from The New York Times explore the mysterious roots of language. 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 humor. Chapters expound upon: "The History of Language"; "Archaeology and Language"; "Language in Other Species"; "Language and Learning"; "Language and the Brain"; and finally "Language and Society," which addresses contemporary concerns of our own multilingual nation. With detailed illustrations that appeared in the original articles, and insightful introductions to each chapter by Nicholas Wade, this book is sure to fascinate anyone who has an interest in language and culture.
Meet the Author
NICHOLAS WADE, a science reporter for The New York Times, was the editor of the Science Times from 1990 through 1996. He is also the author of The Ultimate Experiment, The Nobel Duel, Betrayers of the Truth (with William J. Broad), and A World Beyond Healing, and editor of the Science Times books (page 202). He lives in Montclair, New Jersey.
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