But this book is more than a guide to foreign languages; it goes deep into the roots of all knowledge as it explores the history of speech. It lights up the dim pathways of prehistory and unfolds the story of the slow growth of human expression from the most primitive signs and sounds to the elaborate variations of the highest cultures. Without language no knowledge would be possible; here we see how language is at once the source and the reservoir of all we know.
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George Allen & Unwin Co. ltd. seventh impression 1961. Immaculate. Like new.Review:
Makes language study more hopeful and exciting than anything I have read before.--Lewis Gannett
Rewarding and delightful . . . for everyone who has the slightest curiosity or ambition in self expression, this is a book that contains months or years of pleasurable profit.--Christopher Morley
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Book Description Allen & Unwin, 1944. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110044000030