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Limits of Language (2006)

by Mikael Parkvall

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Definitively everything (and more) I didn't know I didn't know about languages. And one of the most beautiful Douglas Adams-non-quotes I have ever read:

"Kiowa uses a curious way of number marking somtimes referred to as "inversive marking". The same morpheme, in Kiowa -go indicates singular or plural depending on which number is the least expected." (p. 305)

So the book would deserve 5 stars but I had to reduce one of them due to the redundant use of exclamation marks! ( )
  Georg.Miggel | May 15, 2010 |
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"Presents a wide variety of information on world languages, focusing on comparisons. Topics include histories of languages, language and society, language learning, language structure, and misconceptions about language"--Provided by publisher.

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