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Deborah

A progressive Christian mystic interested in spirituality.

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  • The Story of Human Language

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor John McWhorter
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    Language defines us as a species, placing humans head and shoulders above even the most proficient animal communicators. But it also beguiles us with its endless mysteries, allowing us to ponder why different languages emerged, why there isn't simply a single language, how languages change over time and whether that's good or bad, and how languages die out and become extinct.

    Saud says: "You'll Never Look at Languages the Same Way Again"
    "Fun, speedy, interesting, it left me wanting more."
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    Where does The Story of Human Language rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This audio-book ranks in the top 10 for me and I LOVE The Great Courses!


    What does Professor John McWhorter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He understands teaching and the need to find interesting nuggets of information, important to keep student interest up. He has experience, opinions, humor and he can laugh at himself. I thought he was just great. It was all I could do not to "binge" and just keep going and going and going!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I liked listening to three lectures at a time, if I had the time. One lecture kept me wanting more.


    Any additional comments?

    Take this course. You won't regret it!

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