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Empires of the word : a language history of the world /

An offbeat natural history of language takes readers from the educational and cultural innovators of Sumeria, to the resilience of Chinese, to the global spread of English, in a volume that offers linguistic perspectives on numerous past and present civilizations.

Main Author: Ostler, Nicholas.
Format: Book
Published: New York : Harper Perennial, 2006, c2005.
Edition:1st Harper Perennial ed.
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