Written in Stone: A Journey Through the Stone Age and the Origins of Modern Language

Written in Stone: A Journey Through the Stone Age and the Origins of Modern Language by Christopher Stevens

Book Description – Written in Stone: A Journey Through the Stone Age and the Origins of Modern Language

Product Details Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Pegasus; 1 edition (November 16, 2015) Language: English
ISBN-10: 160598907X
ISBN-13: 978-1605989075
Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1 x 9.4 inches

Editorial Reviews

Review

“A lively romp. Always enlightening and engaging. This is a delight for anyone who loves language in any form.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review))

“Proves etymology remains a lively pursuit in this engrossing, sometimes-startling dissection of Indo-European, an ancient language that is the basis for half of the world’s modern tongues. Combining the dexterity of a linguist, a philologist’s passion for the influence of words on cultural history, and a taste for the bizarre, as befits a TV critic for London’s
Daily Mail, the author takes us on a detailed tour of a language that is profoundly alive in our everyday speech and literature. Demonstrates considerable prowess in making the journey both edifying and entertaining.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“The history of English is fascinating and this is a delightful distraction from a more serious linguistic approach to the topic.” (Library Journal)

“Offers fascinating insight. For example, they use the words ‘ma’ and ‘pa’ just as we do today.” (Metro (London))

“A fascinating new book reveals how our ancient ancestors spoke. And you’ll be astonished by how familiar it all sounds.” (The Daily Mail (UK))

About the Author

Christopher Stevens is a writer and journalist. His runaway bestselling mnemonics book Thirty Days Has September hit the number-one reference book spot on Amazon. Christopher worked at the Observer for fifteen years before moving to the Daily Mail. He lives in London.

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