The Secret Life of Language
- Author: Simon Pulleyn
- Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
- ISBN: 9781788400244
This book looks at how language has evolved around the globe from ancestral proto-languages to our recognisable modern tongues. It demonstrates how language has been shaped by social and cultural influences, and even explains how our anatomy affects the articulation, and therefore evolution, of words. Discover the surprising stories behind the
origin of the written word, the difficulties of decipherment and the challenge of inventing from scratch languages such as Dothraki.