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On the origin of language.

by Hensleigh Wedgwood

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Published by N. Trübner in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Language and languages

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    StatementBy Hensleigh Wedgwood.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsP131 .W4
    The Physical Object
    Pagination165 p.
    Number of Pages165
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6529721M
    LC Control Number11008646
    OCLC/WorldCa5661436

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      Still, The Origin of Others is a reminder that that next book may well be a gift we all need. • The Origin of Others is published by Harvard. To order a Author: Lidija Haas. Treatise on the Origin of Language. Source: Herder. Philosophical Writings I do not want to pursue the hypothesis of the divine origin of language any further on a metaphysical basis, for its groundlessness is clear psychologically from the fact that in order to understand the language of the gods on Olympus the human being must already.

    Japanese language, a language isolate (i.e., a language unrelated to any other language) and one of the world’s major languages, with more than million speakers in the early 21st century. It is primarily spoken throughout the Japanese archipelago; there are also some million Japanese immigrants and their descendants living abroad, mainly in North and South America, . His books include Current Issues in Linguistic Theory (), Knowledge of Language: Its Nature, Origin and Use () and Horizons in the Study of Language and Mind (). For English, word origins are usually traced using Indo-European language roots and their derivatives, or Romanic and Germanic roots.


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