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An inspiring book,
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Unfolding of Language (Taschenbuch)
The book 'The Unfolding of Language' describes the principles along which language evolves.
Using intriguing examples, the author demonstrates how these principles materialize in the
development of current language as well as languages
of the past such as Sumerian or Akkadian. Personally, I, being no linguist myself,
was very impressed by the demonstration of the creative power of the forces
of destruction, which tend to erode the complexity of language, but, as is shown, can themselves be
the source of new, complicated structure. In the end, all the ideas are combined to sketch the
evolution of a toy language from rudimentary beginnings to an elaborate system.
A book full of inspiring ideas, clearly recommendable.