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History of Language
ISBN: PB: 9781780239033, Reaktion Books, June 2018
240 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 12 illus.
It is tempting to take the tremendous rate of contemporary linguistic change for granted. What is required, in fact, is a radical reinterpretation of what language is. Steven Roger Fischer charts the history of language from the times of Homo erectus...
Beyond Words Sobs, Hums, Stutters and other Vocalizations
ISBN: HB: 9781780232584, Reaktion Books, January 2014
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
Aristotle defined voice as "a particular sound made by something with a soul; for nothing which does not have a soul has a voice". "Beyond Words" encompasses human language outside words, the realm of the sounds of the mouth, controlled and automatic...
History of Writing
ISBN: PB: 9781861891679, Reaktion Books, April 2003
352 pp., 22.8x13.3 cm, 150 illus.
From the earliest scratches on stone and bone to the languages of computers and the internet, "A History of Writing" offers an investigation into the origin and development of writing throughout the world. Commencing with the first stages of informat...