The Story of Human Language

The Story of Human Language
Author: Professor John McWhorter
Publisher: The Teaching Company
Publication date: 2004
Format / Quality: MP3 (32kB/s) + PDF
Size: 246.5 MB

«I never met a person who is not interested in language,» wrote the bestselling author and psychologist Steven Pinker. There are good reasons that language fascinates us so. It not only defines humans as a species, placing us head and shoulders above even the most proficient animal communicators, but it also beguiles us with its endless mysteries. For example:

* How did different languages come to be?
* Why isn’t there just a single …